P&P at Antrim Castle - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Paddy and Plunkett – Escape to Antrim!

It's been a while since we heard from the boys, hasn't it? But don't worry, they've just been getting away from it all (locally) again! Now they're back and ready to share their latest adventure - in Antrim! Of course, at first they didn't know they were going to Antrim. When Beasties travel, the luck … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett – Escape to Antrim!

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Beasties in the Botanic Gardens

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Beastieland... We've missed you! And just to show that I haven't spent the last couple of weeks sitting on the sofa eating crisps (well, not all of them), I've got a brand new Explorer Beastie adventure to share over the next two posts. Where did we go? Well, when the … Continue reading Beasties in the Botanic Gardens

Paddy, Plunkett and the Poet in Sligo - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Paddy & Plunkett’s Sligo Adventure, Part 2

Hey there everyone! We're heading back to beautiful County Sligo again this week... And after leaving Plunkett surrounded by lush Irish greenery at the end of last Tuesday's post... ... This time it's up to Paddy to choose what they get up to. So, that means the boys are up early! And after taking in … Continue reading Paddy & Plunkett’s Sligo Adventure, Part 2

Paddy and Plunkett’s Summer Staycation

The boys are back in town... Or are they? Like the rest of us, they've been locked in for the last few months, and now they're eager to get away. Staycation or long-haul round-the-world trip, they don't mind! Fortunately, it looks like an opportunity to travel has just presented itself. "What's going on here, Paddy?" … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett’s Summer Staycation

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Flashback Friday – Beasties by the Seaside

Hello Beastie friends! Is it really Friday again already? And what's with all this talk about the seaside? Well, this week for Flashback Friday I wanted to revisit a little lady monster from back in 2016 - hey there, Mermaid Beastie! But her fishy tail... ... And aquatic-themed accessories... ... Made me realise that it's … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Beasties by the Seaside

Quarantine at Beastie Towers

Hey there everyone! How are you getting on? We're still locked in here in Ireland, but there's the possibility of a few things starting to return to normal next week, so hopefully I'll have some good news for you then. In the meantime, we're sticking with quarantine procedures, and trying to go out as little … Continue reading Quarantine at Beastie Towers

Felix Nature Walk - CrawCrafts Beasties

Happy Days with Felix

Hey there everyone! I hope you're all keeping well, and staying in if you possibly can! On that note, I thought we'd take a break from Explorer Beastie's Belgian travels and do some exploring closer to home. Why? Because of this little guy here. The last time I saw that sweet teal-coloured Beastie in the … Continue reading Happy Days with Felix

Cheers! St Patrick's Day 2020 - CrawCrafts Beasties

Beastie St Patrick’s Day!

Well, it's a bit of a weird St Patrick's Day in Dublin this year. Because of the ongoing Covid-19 containment measures, there's no parade or St Patrick's Festival, and the guidelines are to stay in and work from home if we possibly can. So, over the weekend, I brought some stuff home from my studio, … Continue reading Beastie St Patrick’s Day!

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Woolly Autumn Wonderland!

Hello Beastie friends! Since the sun was peeking out between the autumn leaves earlier, I thought it might be fun to head out for a seasonal wander... And guess what? A Beastie stowed away in my camera bag! Well, it's an occupational hazard in this line of business. Hi there, Woolly Jumper Beastie! Hey, your … Continue reading Woolly Autumn Wonderland!

Hide and Seek in Powerscourt Gardens - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

The Gardens of Powerscourt

Last week, when we left Paddy and Plunkett, they were halfway around the wonderful gardens at Powerscourt Estate, just south of Dublin in Co. Wicklow. They've seen a lot already... ...But there's still plenty left for curious Beasties to explore! Let's join them as they're taking a breather in the peaceful environs of the arboretum. … Continue reading The Gardens of Powerscourt