Paddy and Plunkett in Winter - CrawCrafts Beasties

We wish you a Merry Beastmas…

… And a monster new year!

Explorer Beastie at Christmas - CrawCrafts Beasties

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 end up spending the final week of 2020. And if you need a festive chuckle…
Paddy's Idea - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties… Paddy is, as ever, happy to oblige. Revisit his attempt to obtain gainful seasonal employment from a certain jolly Beastie in a red suit here!

Santa Beastie - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties

Merry Beastmas, everyone!

Santa Beastie - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties

Happy Beastmas!

Hey everybody! We’re baaaaaack! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, but we just wanted to swing by to wish you all…

A very merry Beastmas!

And while I’m here, how about a seasonal Beastmas tale? Pull up a chair, grab some mulled wine and a fistful of mince pies, and let me tell you all about…

Paddy’s Santa Trap!

‘Twas the night before Beastmas,
And up in Beastie Towers,
Paddy wasn’t sleepy
– He’d been awake for hours!

Sleepless Paddy - Beastmas 2019 - CrawCrafts Beasties

He’s thinking about Santa,
And reindeer, elves and toys…
And bringing all the Beastmas gifts
To Beastie girls and boys.

He says, “They need a helper
To aid them in their task.
But Beastmas is so busy!
There won’t be time to ask!”

Paddy's Idea - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties

So he thinks, “I’ll build a Santa trap!
That will slow him down.
And then I’ll ask him for a job,
While he’s stuck on the ground!”

He sets to work, and builds a trap
With hammer, nails and wood.
Four feet tall and eight feet wide
– It’s looking pretty good!

Paddy Building - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties

Now, carpentry is heavy work.
Paddy’s eyes begin to close.
He settles down beside the fire,
And has a little doze.

But while Paddy is dreaming,
A shadow moves and shifts.
Hey look! It’s Santa Beastie
With a big bag full of gifts!

Santa Beastie Arrives - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties

He dodges Paddy’s Santa trap
– He doesn’t even stall –
He spots the cookies left as bait
And then devours them all!

Santa Beastie with Cookie - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties

But then he looks back at the trap.
Such craftsmanship! Such care!
And that’s when he sees Paddy
Who’s sleeping, unaware!

A Gift for Paddy - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties

He pulls a parcel from his bag,
Leaves it by Paddy’s side.
Then vanishes, like magic,
As Paddy’s eyes spring open wide.

Paddy rushes to the Santa trap.
Oh no! There’s nothing there!
But when he opens up his gift,
He really doesn’t care.

“Come join me at the North Pole,”
The note inside it reads.
“Your building skills are awesome,
You’re just the Beast we need!”

So that’s how Paddy’s Santa trap
Made a Beastmas wish come true.
And if you ask, Santa Beastie
Might do the same for you!

Santa Beastie - Beastmas 2018 - CrawCrafts Beasties

Happy Holidays, everybody!

We’ll be back next week with new Beasties to kick off 2019 in style! See you then!