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Countryside Christmas

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

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New Year? Snow Way!

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!

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We wish you a Merry Beastmas…

... 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…

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It’s that time again…

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…

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Botanic Beasties 2 – Back to the Gardens!

Hello Beastie friends! Wow, is it really Tuesday again already? How about we kick off this week with a continuing tour of Dublin's Botanic Gardens, then? And don't worry if you missed the first part last week, you can catch up here! After encountering a very busy BumbleBeastie last time... ... Explorer Beastie strolled off … Continue reading Botanic Beasties 2 – Back to the Gardens!

Paddy and Plunkett’s Summer Staycation

The boys are back in town... Or are they? Like the rest of us, they've been locked in for the last few months, and now they're eager to get away. Staycation or long-haul round-the-world trip, they don't mind! Fortunately, it looks like an opportunity to travel has just presented itself. "What's going on here, Paddy?" … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett’s Summer Staycation

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Monster Engagement Celebrations!

Hey there everyone! And, as hinted at in last week's post, welcome to "What I Did During Lockdown, Part Two"! It turns out that tierneycreates Beastie wasn't just shopping online... She was also on the lookout for love! And since Human Tierney recently celebrated her own engagement, what better time to pair her monster counterpart … Continue reading Monster Engagement Celebrations!

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Beastie Accessories Bonanza!

Hey there everyone! It's a rainy old day here in Dublin, but even blustery showers can't dampen my excitement about today's post. This is essentially "What I Did During Lockdown, Part 1"... A monster haul of Beastie accessories for a very special woolly girl. Hey there, tierneycreates Beastie! For anyone who hasn't met her before, … Continue reading Beastie Accessories Bonanza!

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Flashback Friday – Beastie Sketches

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

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Tools of the Trade – Monster Maker’s Toolkit

Hey there everybody! You know, after Friday's post on Beastie work accessories, and reading about Tierney's recent studio update (seriously, take a look! I have such storage envy) I thought I'd do something a little different this week. So, let's have a rare behind-the-scenes post... How about I introduce you to the hard-working tools, equipment … Continue reading Tools of the Trade – Monster Maker’s Toolkit