Goth Beastie with Flowers - CrawCrafts Beasties

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!

Paddy and Plunket on the Boardwalk at Cuilcagh Mountain - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Boghopping Beasties!

The terrible twosome are back! I was looking through my old emails the other day, and I came across an unblogged Paddy and Plunkett adventure from - ta daaaah! - a bright sunny day last June. I'm not sure about you, but Spring is taking its time getting into full swing here in Dublin... ...and … Continue reading Boghopping Beasties!

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!

Cathedral Closeups - CrawCrafts Beasties

Friday Social #2

Hello everybody, and happy Friday to you all! It's been all go here in Beastie Towers. Earlier in the week, I had a birthday... I was *cough* 29! (Again) And I hope none of you are hungry, because I celebrated with THESE. Thanks, Boyfriend! Did someone say "birthday doughnuts"? Oooh, go on then! 😋 @OffbeatDonuts … Continue reading Friday Social #2

Explorer Beastie by the Sea, Fanad Head - CrawCrafts Beasties

Back to the Wild North West!

Explorer Beastie's been a bit quiet lately, hasn't he? But he always likes to take advantage of the post-Christmas lull to do a spot of out-of-town adventuring, and last week found both of us up in Donegal again, treading a slightly different path from the one we took this time last year. Actually, this breaking … Continue reading Back to the Wild North West!

Dublin Football Beastie, Ready To Go! CrawCrafts Beasties

Dublin The Beastie Fun!

Wow, what a hectic week it's been! And before I introduce you to another pre-Christmas new Beastie, I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everybody who came along to meet me and my little monsters at our recent Christmas markets! It was so nice to see the faces behind some of my favourite … Continue reading Dublin The Beastie Fun!

We're Off to Market! CrawCrafts Beasties

It’s The Most Beastie-ful Time Of The Year…

Hey everybody! I'm just popping in for a very quick "Hello!" today, because I've done the sums and this is definitely the busiest, Beastie-est week of 2017! Last overseas postage dates are looming, and I've booked places at two of Dublin's most popular Christmas markets, so that's my entertainment taken care of for the next … Continue reading It’s The Most Beastie-ful Time Of The Year…

All the Barróg Beasties - CrawCrafts Beasties

Beasties, Beasties, EVERYWHERE!

Wow, what a hectic week it's been! We're working flat out here at Beastie Towers, but of course we're never too busy to stop in and have a chat with all you lovely readers on a Tuesday lunchtime. And today, we have some super exciting news... The Beasties have set foot on US soil! Now, … Continue reading Beasties, Beasties, EVERYWHERE!

Explorer Beastie in Nancy's, Ardara - CrawCrafts Beasties

The Wild West Coast

It's time to hit the road with Explorer Beastie again! Last time the pair of us were in Donegal (the most north-westerly county in Ireland) we chose to head to its northernmost point. This time around, we decided to see how far west we could go before we fell into the sea. Since we were … Continue reading The Wild West Coast

Beasties on Parade! CrawCrafts Beasties

Good Things Come in Threes…

Oh wow, what a week it's been! Isn't it funny how life can be so quiet for a while, and then a whole bunch of things happen all at once? So, although the original purpose of this post was just to share the results of my Beastie calendar poll, I'll get around to that in … Continue reading Good Things Come in Threes…