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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)

Heights of Abraham Cable Car

So, What Have We Learned?

I love it when a plan comes together. Last week, I thought I would try my hand at seeking out some Dublin-based blogging events. I was expecting to find something to look forward to a couple of months down the line, so you can imagine how lucky I felt when I found that one of … Continue reading So, What Have We Learned?

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Back to School at Beastie Towers!

Last week was one of those weeks when life just got in the way - for starters, a busy few days at Other Work after being just a Maker of Monsters for a month was a bit of a shock to the system! And while I was distracted with that, the plumbing here at Beastie … Continue reading Back to School at Beastie Towers!

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Welcome to Beastie Towers!

Yes, I know Tuesday is supposed to be New Beastie Day. But I thought it might be fun to mix things up a little... Plus I just spent a sizeable chunk of last week moving all my crafting goodies in here: Behold, the Beastie Towers CCC (Crafting Command Centre)! Everything is so tidy and organised … Continue reading Welcome to Beastie Towers!

Meet the Family (Part 2)

OK, so we met some of these Beasties last week... But who are those two handsome fellows on the ends? I reckon it's high time I introduced you all to Ketto Beastie... ...And his brother Antonio Beastie! Ketto Beastie just completed his degree in Monster Psychology, so I made sure he looked the part for … Continue reading Meet the Family (Part 2)

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A Monster Day Out… With Crafting!

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!

Sweets for my Beast…

...Monsters for my hoooon-eeeeeey! Yes, I know that's not how the original song goes... but I like mine better. It really sums up the magic that happens when a Beastie meets that one special monster they want to spend the rest of their life with. And these two are definitely ready for their big day... … Continue reading Sweets for my Beast…

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Revisting Oslo

It's time for another between-the-numbers post, courtesy of Blogging 101! Since I started this course last week, I've been making an effort to actively seek out the writings of my fellow bloggers, rather than simply waiting for them to come to me. One of my favourite finds has been travelmagnolia, whose blog I discovered while … Continue reading Revisting Oslo

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Today on Blogging 101…

...It's all about you, lovely readers! Today, I've been asked to write something especially for my imagined ideal audience member. And the unspoken first part of the assignment is, I suppose, to have a bit of a think about who that person might be, and what makes them tick. When I started this blog in … Continue reading Today on Blogging 101…

Summer Colour Inspiration!

Summer in Ireland is a fleeting thing! Our unpredictable four-seasons-in-one-day climate means that a balmy evening can turn chilly in a heartbeat, and a day that starts out grey and drizzly can transform into a real scorcher by lunchtime. That's why the very second we see a blink of sunshine here, we drop everything and … Continue reading Summer Colour Inspiration!