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A Beastie Foraging Feast!

Hello there Beastie friends! How was your weekend? Ours turned out to be surprisingly fruitful, when we went for a late autumn walk in the Irish countryside! Join us as we head out foraging in nature's larder... Well, if Explorer Beastie can be coaxed out of the flower beds. A Sloe Day for Foraging We … Continue reading A Beastie Foraging Feast!

Autumn in Dublin's Parks - CrawCrafts Beasties

Dublin in Autumn

Hello there, Beastie friends! How's your week been? I'm juggling a couple of ongoing monster projects just now, but unfortunately none of them are at a publishable stage yet! So for today's post, I thought I would share some pics of Dublin's parks in their autumn finery instead. Care to wander with us? Living in … Continue reading Dublin in Autumn

Coast to Coast

Hey there everybody! It's great to be back after our little blogging break - and Explorer Beastie and I even had time to squeeze in a quick adventure while we were away! On Saturday, we took a trip right across the top of the island of Ireland to spend an afternoon in the beautiful rugged … Continue reading Coast to Coast

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 Gathering! May Update, Beastie HQ - CrawCrafts Beasties

The End of Mad May!

I might have mentioned it already (once or twice) but May has been a SUPER-busy month here at Beastie Towers! With multiple commissions on the go, our stint at Woollinn last week, and a bit of extra time spent at our local yarn shop, it's a miracle I've had time for anything else! But May … Continue reading The End of Mad May!

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!

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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!