Happy Friday, everyone! And it's been a double fun one for us, because we've just spent the day at Woollinn, Dublin's festival of yarn! I was helping out my buddy Diarmuid of S Twist Wool for the day, so there might be a bit of a bias in the photos... Are you spotting a pattern … Continue reading Our Monster Day at Woollinn!
May started this week... and that also heralds the traditional start of summer in Ireland! Now, the weather never feels truly summery until we hit June, but you can't argue with tradition, can you? And this idea goes way back - the Celtic festival of Beltane falls at around this time each year, signalling that … Continue reading Blooming Beasties!
Hey there Beastie peeps! The weekend is very nearly here, so that means it's time for another peek behind the scenes here at Beastie Towers... And this week, it's all about community! As some of you may already know, I recently started teaching knitting classes at my local yarn store, The Constant Knitter. It's a … Continue reading Friday Social #3 – Community Crafting!
Hello everybody, and happy Friday to you all! It's been all go here in Beastie Towers. Earlier in the week, I had a birthday... I was *cough* 29! (Again) And I hope none of you are hungry, because I celebrated with THESE. Thanks, Boyfriend! Did someone say "birthday doughnuts"? Oooh, go on then! 😋 @OffbeatDonuts … Continue reading Friday Social #2
Wow, what a hectic week it's been! And before I introduce you to another pre-Christmas new Beastie, I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everybody who came along to meet me and my little monsters at our recent Christmas markets! It was so nice to see the faces behind some of my favourite … Continue reading Dublin The Beastie Fun!
Hey everybody! I'm just popping in for a very quick "Hello!" today, because I've done the sums and this is definitely the busiest, Beastie-est week of 2017! Last overseas postage dates are looming, and I've booked places at two of Dublin's most popular Christmas markets, so that's my entertainment taken care of for the next … Continue reading It’s The Most Beastie-ful Time Of The Year…
Oh wow, what a week it's been! Isn't it funny how life can be so quiet for a while, and then a whole bunch of things happen all at once? So, although the original purpose of this post was just to share the results of my Beastie calendar poll, I'll get around to that in … Continue reading Good Things Come in Threes…
Aaaah, cherry blossom! When you see those trees turned out in their delicate pink and white flowers, it's usually safe to say that spring has well and truly sprung... Even in Ireland! In St Stephen's Green, right in the centre of Dublin, there's a short walkway by the bandstand that's lined with cherry trees. It's … Continue reading Cherry Nice!
Woweeee! It really has been all systems go here at Beastie Towers lately - and in between getting Christmas commissions ready and starting a new job, I haven't been able to go to half as many of the festive markets as I would have liked. Fortunately, I booked my spot at the Dublin Christmas Flea … Continue reading Festive Flea Market Fun!
Uh-oh! Try as you might to ignore it, there's no denying that it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! And while I'm already preparing to be haunted by my least favourite seasonal song ("Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time") as I wander around Dublin's city centre over the next couple of months, the ever-earlier … Continue reading Jumping on the Festive Bandwagon!