Buckfast Abbey Exterior - B Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Buckfast Beasties!

Hello everybody, and I hope this new week is treating you well! Today we're going to catch up with Paddy and Plunkett, who we last saw exploring the weird and wonderful environs of the Lost Gardens of Heligan. This time, they're much less likely to have to save their woolly skins from prowling mud giants. … Continue reading Buckfast Beasties!

Ready for the Garden - CrawCrafts Beasties

Beastie Birthday II – A Gardening Gift!

Hello there Beastie friends! It's been another busy old week here in Beastie Towers - honestly, I'm starting to wonder if there's any other kind! So, it's nice to be able to take some time out and have a chat with you all... And, most importantly, finish off what we started last week. For anyone … Continue reading Beastie Birthday II – A Gardening Gift!

Jon Beastie with Guitar - CrawCrafts Beasties

Beastie Birthday to You!

Hello everybody! Welcome to a whole new week... And also, allow me to present a whole new Beastie! Many recent Beastifications have coincided with a human birthday, and this project was no exception! A while back, Jan from The Snail of Happiness got in touch with me to request a monster companion for her partner … Continue reading Beastie Birthday to You!

September Featured Image - Calendar Page - CrawCrafts Beasties

Hello September!

Yes, I know I'm jumping the gun a little here! But over the last couple of days, the cooler breezes and suddenly shorter days have been signalling that the season is about to turn. And much as I enjoyed our very un-Irish Irish summer this year, I am SO ready for September! Autumn has long … Continue reading Hello September!

Heligan Security - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Paddy, Plunkett and the Lost Garden

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

Santa Paws is Comin' to Town! CrawCrafts Beasties

It’s That Time Again…

It's just a quick one this Tuesday, as deadlines are a-loomin'. But I have an important public service announcement about orders! I know it's reeeeeallllllly early for this kind of nonsense, but... ... If you want to find a Beastie under the tree for a certain festival which rolls around at the end of every … Continue reading It’s That Time Again…

Beasties on film - CrawCrafts Beasties

Secrets of Beastie Photography

Over the last couple of weeks, the subject of Beastie photography has raised its head a few times in the comments! And that got me looking back at all the crazy things I've done over the years in the name of capturing a blog-worthy Beastie snapshot. Better still, it made me think of the sneaky … Continue reading Secrets of Beastie Photography

A Beastie Family Portrait Frame - CrawCrafts Beasties

In The Frame – A Learning Experience

Well hello there everybody! I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. For any of you who missed Friday's post, I introduced this brand-new family of Beasties... ... But I did also mentioned that there was something special ahead for this bunch of little monsters and their faithful Beastiedog. Something that meant that they needed to … Continue reading In The Frame – A Learning Experience

All the Family Together - CrawCrafts Beasties

Beasties For OLIVE The Family!

Hey there everybody, and happy Friday to you all! Now, earlier in the week I promised you new Beasties... So, new Beasties you shall have. And not just a couple, either... There's a whole family of them waiting to meet you! This project started when I met Lino from Olivieri's Fine Italian Foods at a … Continue reading Beasties For OLIVE The Family!

Coast to Coast

Hey there everybody! It's great to be back after our little blogging break - and Explorer Beastie and I even had time to squeeze in a quick adventure while we were away! On Saturday, we took a trip right across the top of the island of Ireland to spend an afternoon in the beautiful rugged … Continue reading Coast to Coast