Wow, even with Grim Reaper Beastie keeping an eye on his hourglass, this year seems to have flown in! And although some people (or monsters) are still taking it easy... ...Others among us are already thinking ahead to -gulp- the so-called festive season. Yes, fellow Scrooges all over the world, I am fully aware that … Continue reading Where Does The Time Go?
There's been work afoot behind the scenes here at Beastie Towers, and today I'm excited to be able to tell you about it at last! As many of you probably already know, all Beasties are issued with a special passport before they leave for their new homes. This passport contains everything an adventurous little monster … Continue reading New Horizons for Beastie Passports!
Explorer Beastie and I have been quite the social butterflies recently - we started with the Irish Blogger Conference at the end of last month, and then last week found us hanging out at the Etsy offices in Dublin city centre! We were there for a one-night Product Photography Course, organised by the Etsy Ireland … Continue reading Ready for your Closeup?
Diligent BeastieBlog readers will surely remember this cheeky little ruffian! Pirate Beastie has been an important part of the crew here at Beastie Towers for a while, and I was wondering if he'd ever get a chance to set sail and see the wider world. But while I was on my holidays, I got a … Continue reading Postcard From Pirate Beastie
Much as I love crafting, the life of a monster-maker can be a lonely one sometimes... Even with a houseful of Beasties to talk to! So last week, I set out from Beastie Towers with a bagful of WIPs to spend some time in the company of another crafty lady, and her marvellous creations. I … Continue reading A Monster Day Out… With Crafting!
It's not just Beastiemaking that's been keeping my hands busy these last few weeks! Regular hangers-out on the BeastieBlog may already have encountered my little plushie beans... if not, you can catch up here! Normally, these beans are small enough to sit comfortably in your open hand. But then I got a request on Etsy … Continue reading Ooooh, New… Beanies?!
Wow! It's been a hectic couple of weeks here at Beastie Towers! Sometimes a project comes along that demands a little extra effort, and that's why there hasn't been much activity here on the BeastieBlog lately. I'll unveil that monster undertaking soon enough, but it seemed a bit much for a Friday... so let's take … Continue reading A Monster Tour of Dublin
In some ways, Etsy is great. It's so massive, and I've spent many a happy hour looking through pages and pages of handmade goodies that are breathtakingly beautiful, unbelievably cute or laugh-out-loud funny. I love the idea that I can buy just about anything from just about anywhere without ever having to stir from the … Continue reading We’re in a Treasury!
Ah, January! Cold, dark days, nights that begin at 4.30 in the afternoon and the Christmas lights in the streets haven't been taken down yet, but they aren't being switched on any more either... Well, that's what's happening in Dublin, anyway. So, what better time for me to tackle one of my New Year's resolutions … Continue reading Taking Care of Beastie Business!
Meet some more of my new arrivals! I've been making these Sweetheart Beasties with a view to reviving my long-dormant Etsy shop in time for Valentine's Day! If you have a second, why not drop in and pay them a visit? Beasties on Etsy Sharing Beasties in more places meant heading out for another photo … Continue reading New Beasties in New Places…