Oh, I almost forgot!

Artist Girl Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties

Christmas is a strange time – a veritable Bermuda triangle for thoughts, ideas and good intentions. In all the madness of present-buying, meeting up with friends who were home from overseas, card-making and holding down a job in retail, it seemed that I had hardly any spare minutes to sit down and share my Beastie news. Then it all got lost in a fug of turkey and brandy butter, and further buried as I started formulating all kinds of madcap monster schemes for the new year ahead.

But today, I took some time to go through the photos in my camera and I found these pictures. I realised that I’d never had a chance to introduce you all to Artist Girl Beastie, because she was commissioned as a gift and I didn’t want to accidentally spoil someone’s Christmas morning! So, without further ado… here she is!

Like my other Artist Beasties, she has a felt beret, artist’s palette…
Artist Girl Beastie's Palette, by CrawCrafts Beasties

… a paintbrush, and a paint-spattered smock!
Artist Girl Beastie's Paintbrush, by CrawCrafts BeastiesBut I also thought I would give her a mop of blonde hair (complete with artsy bohemian braids)…
Artist Girl Beastie's Hair, by CrawCrafts Beasties
… And a fun polka-dot top to relax in at the end of a hard day’s painting!
Artist Girl Beastie takes some time off, by CrawCrafts Beasties

In the last couple of days, I’ve delivered two more made-to-order Beasties to their new homes… pictures to follow soon! And in other news, thanks to Roma at Craft Odyssey for nominating me for a Liebster Award – I’ll be sure to answer all her questions and introduce you to some of my favourite blogs in an upcoming post!

Thanks for reading… have a monster week!

Gimme a “B”…

Cheerleader Beastie

Hooray! It’s time for some new Beasties!

The latest arrival at Beastie Towers is Cheerleader Beastie, a bubbly little monster who is sure to win herself more than a few fans! Check out her cute hand-stitched felt uniform, complete with Team Beastie logo…
Cheerleader Beastie's Sweater
…Bouncy blonde ponytail…
Cheerleader Beastie's Hairdo
…And of course, a set of pure wool pompoms!
Cheerleader Beastie Pompoms
While Cheerleader Beastie entertains the crowds with feats of gymnastic skill that should be beyond the capabilities of her short little woolly legs, this more contemplative Beastie has taken up residence in a quiet corner… Meet Artist Beastie!
Artist Beastie

Artist Beastie likes nothing more than donning his smock, grabbing his palette…
Artist Beastie's Palette

…And painting to his heart’s content! With his exuberant moustache and classic black beret, he certainly looks the part…
Artist Beastie Closeup

…Although it seems to me that more paint goes on his smock than the canvas.
Artist Beastie

Luckily for him, that smock is removable…
Smock from the back 080

…So he can take it off and relax at the end of a hard day’s work!
Artist Beastie sans smock!

I haven’t quite managed to convince him to put his paintbrush down, though.

These Beasties have just joined their friends down in the Creative Collective Shop in Dalkey’s Castle Street… Be sure to drop in and say hello!