Finn McSpool Storms Kilkenny Castle - T. Painter/CrawCrafts Beasties

Friday Social #7 – What’s Goin’ On? Beastie Family Update

Well, as you all know, I've been taking a bit of a break from the computer these past couple of weeks... But luckily for me, other members of the Beastie family have been busily snapping and blogging away in my absence! So today, I wanted to say a big "thank you" to those hard-workin' folks, … Continue reading Friday Social #7 – What’s Goin’ On? Beastie Family Update

A Beastie Birthday Bonanza!

It's new Beastie day! So it must be... Friday? Yes, we're breaking with tradition a little here, but after giving this very special pair a brief introduction in Tuesday's post, I couldn't wait a whole week to give you the guided tour! This cheerful monster couple were created as a very special birthday gift for … Continue reading A Beastie Birthday Bonanza!

Our Monster Day at Woollinn!

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!

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The View From Outside Eden

Can you believe it? Paddy and Plunkett are still exploring the Eden Project! I always thought that the main draw of this awesome place was the exotic plant communities that live inside the biomes, but WOW was I wrong! It turns out that there's a lot to see outside those bubble-like domes too. And, to … Continue reading The View From Outside Eden

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Blooming Beasties!

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!

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A Magical, Mythical Monster!

Finally! I've stumbled on proof that unicorns are in fact real! Except maybe they look a little different to what popular culture and centuries of mythologising might have led us to believe... Perhaps they look a little Beastie-er! Hey there, Unicorn Beastie! This sweet little monster maiden kinda knows that she's special. I mean, look … Continue reading A Magical, Mythical Monster!

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Paddy, Plunkett and a Blast From the Past

Hey there everybody! I'm mixing it up a bit this week, thanks to a recent round of blog updates... Which you can check out in Tuesday's post here, if you haven't already! I figure since you got your behind-the-scenes news on Tuesday, it's only fair to get you ready for your weekend with a monster … Continue reading Paddy, Plunkett and a Blast From the Past

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Welcome to the New-Look BeastieBlog!

Hey everybody! It might seem I've been a bit quiet for the last week or so, but it's been all go behind the scenes! I've been tinkering away with photos, fonts, themes and buttons, and now I'm delighted to be unveiling a shiny new look for my site - care to join me for the … Continue reading Welcome to the New-Look BeastieBlog!

Springtime Beastie Fun! CrawCrafts Beasties

Friday Social #4 – Getting Arty, For Free!

Welcome to the weekend, Beastiebuddies! And since it's the end of the week, my mind has wandered in an artsy direction for this Friday Social. In school, it seemed like art class always fell on a Friday afternoon, and it was a much nicer way to wrap up the week than, say, double maths or … Continue reading Friday Social #4 – Getting Arty, For Free!

Felt Gems by Niki Collier at St Patrick's Cathedral - CrawCrafts Beasties

Friday Social #3 – Community Crafting!

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!