Friday Social #5 – Here We Go Again!

Hey there everybody! I hope you've all had a good week... It certainly seems like it's been a busy few days in the Blogosphere! I'll get to that in a second. First of all, I should probably explain what the title of this post is all about. Poor Explorer Beastie is almost afraid to look! … Continue reading Friday Social #5 – Here We Go Again!

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!

Paddy and Plunkett at Porec Harbour - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

2017 – A Year of Monster Adventures!

Oh wow, I can't believe we're nearly at the end of 2017 already! It's all been a bit of a blur - surely it was only just Hallowe'en? So I thought I would use this, the last "real" post of the year, to take a look back over the highlights of the last 12 months. … Continue reading 2017 – A Year of Monster Adventures!

Paddy Admires the View - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Why Wool?

A few months ago, I had a bit of a woolly wobble. My local yarn store has stopped stocking the merino wool yarn I use to make my original Beasties, and although I still have a healthy stockpile of most of the colours, the boxes holding my favourite shades are starting to look a little … Continue reading Why Wool?

Springtime Beastie Fun! CrawCrafts Beasties

Beastie Weekend Reads, Part 1

Well hello there, BeastieBuddies! I did promise you a double dose of blogging this week, so here I am! When I was celebrating welcoming my 500th victim follower into the fold a couple of weeks back, I really did underestimate the number of awesome bloggers I keep up with (or at least try to) on … Continue reading Beastie Weekend Reads, Part 1

Out and About With Explorer Beastie - CrawCrafts Beasties

The Big Five-Oh-Oh!

Hey there everybody! And this is an extra-special post for me today, because over the weekend the BeastieBlog got its 500th follower! So of course, I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all of you... Especially those of you who take the time to come and hang out with me and the Beasties … Continue reading The Big Five-Oh-Oh!

I Don’t Bee-lieve It!

Hey there BeastieBuddies! Can it really be May already?! After a bit of a cold snap here recently, it feels like Spring is back on track again... And right about now is when bluebells have their moment in the sun! Having seen so many pictures of beautiful bluebell woods just about everywhere over the bank … Continue reading I Don’t Bee-lieve It!

Plan Your Life the Monster Way - CrawCrafts Beasties

Ch-Ch-Changes!

Hey there everybody! It's great to be back! We hope you all enjoyed the holiday season and that 2017 is treating you nicely so far. I don't know about you, but I'm not sure I'm ready for another year as eventful as 2016 was! Anyway, after rather a lot of this... ... We're excited to … Continue reading Ch-Ch-Changes!

David Bowie Beastie, A Special Commission by CrawCrafts Beasties

Scary Monsters (And Super Beasts)

Loyal Beastie spotters will already have seen this picture on our Instagram yesterday, but in case you missed it here's a clue to the identity of the new Beastie you'll be meeting today... https://www.instagram.com/p/BHt3-Y0BagM/?taken-by=crawcraftsbeasties And here's how he turned out - meet David Bowie Beastie! Or should that be Beastie Stardust? Either way, I had … Continue reading Scary Monsters (And Super Beasts)