Wow, it's been a loooooong time since we last saw Paddy and Plunkett, hasn't it? So perhaps it's appropriate that we catch up with them just as they're about to venture into another place that the world forgot about for a while - the Lost Gardens of Heligan! First, they took a peek through this … Continue reading Paddy, Plunkett and the Lost Garden
Oh dear. I knew there was something a little off about my post yesterday, and it's taken me until this morning to realise what it is... I somehow managed to leave one of my favourite blogs out of my Liebster nominees list! So please, drop everything you're doing and go and visit Stitch Boom Bang! … Continue reading Ooops! Or, Liebster Award – Part 2
Regular visitors to the BeastieBlog will remember this dashing chap from our visit to Bray in Co. Wicklow a couple of months ago. However, he was so busy strolling along the promenade, climbing the hill and picking up interesting pebbles on the beach that he didn't get a chance to show off all his tip-top … Continue reading Victorian Explorer Beastie
Thanks to everyone who stopped in to read my BeastieBlog in 2013... I'm looking forward to introducing you to even more monsters in the coming year! Have a great 2014!
Over the last couple of weeks, I've been enjoying having "Masterchef - The Professionals" as the soundtrack to my evening craft sessions. So it only seemed fair to make a chef beastie, complete with chef's hat, apron and a felt carrot...
Christmas? Already? Well, the lights are up and the shops are full of dancing Santa Clauses, so I suppose I'll have to join the party too. This is my first vaguely Christmassy beastie... you can tell by the sparkly trousers and cosy scarf.
Another spooky-themed beastie... this one was inspired by posters I saw around town for Dublin's Bram Stoker Festival.
A lot of my beasties are readers... mostly so I can come up with pun titles to stitch onto the books they're holding. "Guerrilla Woolfare" was a good excuse to explore new directions in beastie wardrobe options - this guy is sporting a natty pair of hand-sewn combat pants with a leather belt, and a … Continue reading Guerrilla Woolfare
When I started making this beastie, I planned to give him a pink book to hold. But, as sometimes happens, when I'd finished putting him together, he just didn't look like a bookish kinda guy. The obvious solution? Pink flying V guitar!
I thought I'd make a monster to celebrate the arrival of my favourite season. In Ireland, the seasons rarely behave as they're supposed to... mild spring days, balmy summer evenings and winter snows are the exception, rather than the rule. But for some reason, Autumn always delivers. The leaves fall off the trees, the days … Continue reading Autumn Beastie