Beasties, Beasties, EVERYWHERE!

Wow, what a hectic week it’s been! We’re working flat out here at Beastie Towers, but of course we’re never too busy to stop in and have a chat with all you lovely readers on a Tuesday lunchtime. And today, we have some super exciting news… The Beasties have set foot on US soil! Now,… Read More

Happy Hallowe’en!

Ah, it’s that time of year again! The clocks have gone back, and although I’m already bemoaning the early disappearance of the daylight that I need to do teeny sewing, I’m really enjoying the cooler days and rich autumn colours! While any weather is crafting weather in my book, there’s something extra special about snuggling… Read More

Why Wool?

A few months ago, I had a bit of a woolly wobble. My local yarn store has stopped stocking the merino wool yarn I use to make my original Beasties, and although I still have a healthy stockpile of most of the colours, the boxes holding my favourite shades are starting to look a little… Read More

Good Things Come in Threes…

Oh wow, what a week it’s been! Isn’t it funny how life can be so quiet for a while, and then a whole bunch of things happen all at once? So, although the original purpose of this post was just to share the results of my Beastie calendar poll, I’ll get around to that in… Read More

Decisions, Decisions… Can you help?

A few of my fellow bloggers have had great success lately with solving their various conundrums (or should that be conundra?) through applying the good old principles of democratic voting. (Thanks, Tammie – I’m totally stealing your idea!) What’s my dilemma? Well, I was going to skip doing a Beastie calendar this year. And I… Read More

All Aboard for La Rentrée!

One of the first things I picked up when I arrived in France for my study-abroad year (a veeeery long time ago) was the concept of “La Rentrée” – the name given to this time of year, when summer is drawing to a close, people are coming back from their holidays, and the familiar routine… Read More

Welcome to the New-Look BeastieBlog!

It’s heeeeeeere! Finally, the renovations are complete, and I’m so excited to be able to share this with you all! First of all – look! A lovely new homepage for you to land on when you stop in to visit… Since I imagine many of you regular readers will be hopping straight into this post… Read More

Time For a Little Refreshment…

Oh, hello there! Some of you might have already noticed a few subtle changes (and -erk- a couple of glitches here and there) across the BeastieBlog over the last couple of days… That’s a mere foreshadowing of what’s on the way! I was actually hoping to unveil the new-look site today, but there has been… Read More

Beastie Weekend Reads, Part 1

Well hello there, BeastieBuddies! I did promise you a double dose of blogging this week, so here I am! When I was celebrating welcoming my 500th victim follower into the fold a couple of weeks back, I really did underestimate the number of awesome bloggers I keep up with (or at least try to) on… Read More

The Big Five-Oh-Oh!

Hey there everybody! And this is an extra-special post for me today, because over the weekend the BeastieBlog got its 500th follower! So of course, I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all of you… Especially those of you who take the time to come and hang out with me and the Beasties… Read More