Fantastic Beasties… and Where to Find Them!

Hermione Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties
You may all remember how much fun I had making Harry Potter Beastie a couple of months back… So I’m sure you can imagine how happy I was to hear that he was in need of a monster-sized friend to keep him company on his adventures, and to help him take on the Dark Lord Wooldemort!

Hermione was selected to be Harry’s companion, which was absolutely fine with me! I was looking forward to trying out a girl’s version of the Hogwarts uniform – so although Hermione Beastie has the same white shirt, Gryffindor tie and black robes I used for Harry, I’ve given her black tights, a grey skirt (I had some suitably school-uniform-y material in my vast fabric reserves) and a grey knitted sweatervest.
Hermione Beastie's Hogwarts Uniform, by CrawCrafts Beasties
I also thought I’d make her a Time Turner necklace, as featured in “The Prisoner of Azkaban”!
Hermione Beastie's Time Turner Necklace, by crawCrafts Beasties
And of course, there was her hair. I was looking forward to recreating Hermione’s famously exuberant hairdo so much that I left finishing it until the very end! Here’s a closeup of the front…
Hermione Beastie's Hair - CrawCrafts Beasties
… And the back!
Hermione Beastie's Hair, Back View - CrawCrafts Beasties
I also had to make sure she had all the essentials to get her through another school year! So of course she got a wand, inspired by the one Human Hermione uses in the movies…
Hermione Beastie's Wand, by CrawCrafts BeastiesHermione Beastie's Wand, in her paw - CrawCrafts Beasties… And Hermione wouldn’t go anywhere without at least one textbook in tow, so I chose this one for Hermione Beastie – just as a little light reading.
A Beastie-Sized Copy of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", by CrawCrafts Beasties
Then there was just time to make her a lovely cosy Gryffindor scarf (to prepare for the winter term)…
Hermione Beastie's Gryffindor Scarf, by CrawCrafts Beasties
…And she was ready to go!
Hermione Beastie, Ready for a new term at Hogwarts! CrawCrafts Beasties
I can’t wait to see where she and Harry Beastie go next! You can follow their adventures on Harry’s Instagram – find him at @harrypotterbeastie!

Time For a Little Monster Magic…

Harry Potter Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties
It really has been wall-to-wall commissions for me these last few months! With so many awesome requests coming in, it does make me wonder if I’ll forget how to come up with Beastie ideas by myself… but I’m not going to worry about that too much. Especially if all my special orders are as fun as this one! Please welcome Harry Potter Beastie to the BeastieBlog!
Harry Potter Beastie (without his scarf this time), by CrawCrafts Beasties
Harry Potter Beastie is just like his namesake – from his spiky black hair to his trademark glasses!
Harry Potter Beastie Closeup, by CrawCrafts Beasties
You can also just about see his famous lightning-shaped scar poking out from under his hair – definite proof that he is indeed the “Beastie who lived”!

And of course, he could hardly head to Hogwarts without his trusty wand…
Harry Potter Beastie's Wand, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Although it looks similar to human Harry’s wand from the movies, this special Beastie edition is made from feltwood, with a core of rarest Polyfill fibre!

Beastie Harry has also brought along his favourite school textbook to show you… Yes, that is indeed “The Monster Book of Monsters”!
The Monster Book of Monsters, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Just be careful not to take the…
The Monster Book of Monsters Attacks! (CrawCrafts Beasties)
… belt off it. Ooops!

Still, with a little magical wrangling…
Harry Potter Beastie Recaptures The Monster Book of Monsters! (CrawCrafts Beasties)
…This badly-behaved book can even be made to pose nicely for the camera!
The Monster Book of Monsters (1) by CrawCrafts BeastiesThe Monster Book of Monsters (2) by CrawCrafts Beasties

Harry Potter Beastie in full Gryffindor Uniform, by CrawCrafts Beasties
And finally… yes, I know it’s summer term, but I couldn’t resist knitting a cosy Gryffindor scarf to complete Harry Potter Beastie’s uniform! After all, you can never tell where his adventures will take him next…

By the way, if you want to accompany him on these adventures, you can! Within minutes of meeting his new Beastiebuddy, Harry Potter Beastie had his own Instagram account. You can find him there as @harrypotterbeastie, or non-Instagrammers can take a peek here!

In other news, the rest of the Beasties were so taken with Harry Potter Beastie’s online antics that they insisted I join Instagram too! If you don’t have enough monster madness in your life already, come and join the party – we are @crawcraftsbeasties!