Woolly Jumper Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties

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

Plunkett in the Grotto at Powerescourt - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

To The Manor Born – Beasties at Powerscourt!

Hello there Beastie friends! Well, after a quick new Beastie pit stop last week, we're back on the road with Paddy and Plunkett. Despite the very obvious appeal of sticking around in that cosy cottage at the Logan Fish Pond, the adventurous pair have moved on... And apparently hopped a couple of rungs up the … Continue reading To The Manor Born – Beasties at Powerscourt!

Knitting Up A Monster Storm!

Hello there Beastie friends! It's just a quick post from me today, but I realised that I have the perfect new Beastie to introduce to you. Stick around, it'll only take a sec! Hey there, Knitter Beastie! I found Knitter Beastie hanging out among the plants in my studio, on the day I was going … Continue reading Knitting Up A Monster Storm!

Our New Studio - CrawCrafts Beasties

Our New Studio Home!

Hey there Beastie buddies! It's been a bit of a hectic week here at Beastie Towers... Yes, I know I've been saying that A LOT recently, but it seems like every week that passes brings even more action than the one before! So, what's this week's slice of news? Well, it's a biggie - I … Continue reading Our New Studio Home!

Explorer Beastie with Spring Daffodils - CrawCrafts Beasties

Early Spring at Beastie Towers!

Did you know that, according to the Celtic calendar, Spring in Ireland begins at the start of February? Most of the time, it doesn't feel particularly Spring-like until well into March (especially last year!) but 2019 has been so mild. Explorer Beastie's miniature daffodils have been blooming for a couple of weeks already! And with … Continue reading Early Spring at Beastie Towers!

Sloes Featured - Foraging - CrawCrafts Beasties

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