Hello there Beastie friends! And welcome to February... Spring is now juuuust around the corner, right? And with days lengthening and daffodils and snowdrops starting to poke their way through the earth, is it possible that the lockdown is thawing out a bit too? Paddy certainly thinks so. "Camera, car keys, a box of travel … Continue reading Adventuring in Lockdown
Hello there Beastie friends! I hope you're all staying safe and keeping well in these strange times. I thought I'd do something a little different today, and share a behind-the-scenes story... My Christmas in the countryside! I usually head north of the border to spend the festive season with my family in Northern Ireland. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Countryside Christmas
It's the first BeastieBlog of 2021... Happy new year, everybody! And although this first week of January didn't bring a whole lot of good news on the pandemic front, in some parts of the island of Ireland it did bring something a little unusual - SNOW! And some of it fell in the back garden … Continue reading New Year? Snow Way!
Hurrah! 2020 has been a heckuva year, but we're down to the last couple of days now AT LAST! So might it maybe be a good time to start looking to the future? I thought so, and that's why I sat down today to comb through my Beastie photo archives and put together an all-new … Continue reading New Year, New Calendar!
... And a monster new year! Wow, it's been a bit of a crazy one, hasn't it? I'm sure many of us will be glad to file away our (barely-used) 2020 calendars, and get stuck into a fresh shiny year! Here's wishing you all a very happy holiday season, whatever you're doing and wherever you … Continue reading We wish you a Merry Beastmas…
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