Oh, it's snuck up on me (and possibly all of you as well) a bit this year! But with the evenings getting darker, trees suddenly looking bare and the odd set of fairy lights appearing in windows around town, there's no denying it - the end of the year is fast approaching. And that means... … Continue reading It’s that time again…
Hello there everyone! You know, after writing up Paddy and Plunkett's garden adventure in last week's post, I started thinking about how being outdoors is one thing that the pandemic hasn't really been able to affect that much. In fact, if anything, we're all outside a lot more than we might have been in a … Continue reading Beasties in the Great Outdoors
Hello Beastie friends! I hope you all had a spooktacular Hallowe'en! We've been busily stitching away here in Beastie Towers, so it's lucky for you that Paddy and Plunkett have been in touch... Otherwise you would have been treated to a series of pictures of me at my craft table today. After their recent adventures … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett – The Hunt for Red October
Hello everyone! Wow, it's definitely starting to feel a little autumnal out there... I'd better start knitting faster to make sure the Beasties and I have enough woollies to see us through the cooler days that are coming! And before the weather turns, I also thought it might be a good idea to sort out … Continue reading Beastie Balcony Garden Rescue!
Hello everyone! I've something a little different for you this Flashback Friday - a retrospective of Beastie sketches, or "Sketch-rospective", if you will! It occurred to me recently that the sketches I draw for custom Beasties very rarely see the light of day. I do them, I send them to the customer, we finesse the … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Beastie Sketches
Hey there everybody! You know, after Friday's post on Beastie work accessories, and reading about Tierney's recent studio update (seriously, take a look! I have such storage envy) I thought I'd do something a little different this week. So, let's have a rare behind-the-scenes post... How about I introduce you to the hard-working tools, equipment … Continue reading Tools of the Trade – Monster Maker’s Toolkit
Hey there everyone! How are you getting on? We're still locked in here in Ireland, but there's the possibility of a few things starting to return to normal next week, so hopefully I'll have some good news for you then. In the meantime, we're sticking with quarantine procedures, and trying to go out as little … Continue reading Quarantine at Beastie Towers
Hey there everyone! How are you all doing out there? Hopefully you're adjusting to this weird "new normal", and finding ways to keep sane. I've been mostly keeping to Beastie Towers, and taking advantage of my non-essential-worker status to really dig into some long-standing projects! But while I'm all for flattening the curve by staying … Continue reading Keepin’ it Local
Hello there Beastie friends! I hope you're all keeping well in these rather strange times. To keep things interesting, we've got a slightly different new project to share with you this week - a Beastified pug! Here she is now... Hello! This fuzzy felty lady could probably use a little introduction. Remember the wedding commission … Continue reading What’s Pug Got To Do With It?
Well, it's a bit of a weird St Patrick's Day in Dublin this year. Because of the ongoing Covid-19 containment measures, there's no parade or St Patrick's Festival, and the guidelines are to stay in and work from home if we possibly can. So, over the weekend, I brought some stuff home from my studio, … Continue reading Beastie St Patrick’s Day!