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

Our Monster Day at Woollinn!

Happy Friday, everyone! And it's been a double fun one for us, because we've just spent the day at Woollinn, Dublin's festival of yarn! I was helping out my buddy Diarmuid of S Twist Wool for the day, so there might be a bit of a bias in the photos... Are you spotting a pattern … Continue reading Our Monster Day at Woollinn!

Paddy, Plunkett and a Very Familiar Curragh - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Off the Rails with Paddy and Plunkett!

Or rather on the rails, because the boys recently took a road trip... By train! Their first port of call after leaving home was (of course) a quick tea break in Belfast. You can't go adventuring without fuelling up first! They found a nice spot where they could look out at the City Hall, and … Continue reading Off the Rails with Paddy and Plunkett!

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!

Beasties… On the Rocks!

Last time we caught up with Paddy and Plunkett, those globetrotting little monsters appeared to be living it up in the sunshine somewhere. But now... Have they hit the slopes for a spot of skiing? Ha! Nope. What you're seeing is actually a beautiful rocky beach in Croatia, where the limestone "shelves" have been scrubbed … Continue reading Beasties… On the Rocks!

Paddy and Plunkett, Culinary Adventurers! H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Paddy and Plunkett… Lost in Translation!

It's been a while since Paddy and Plunkett last showed their woolly little faces on the BeastieBlog, hasn't it? But just when I was starting to wonder where on earth they'd got to, a whole heap of new snaps found their way into my inbox. And surprise surprise, they're on holiday AGAIN. Lucky little monsters... … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett… Lost in Translation!

Paddy Admires the View - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Why Wool?

A few months ago, I had a bit of a woolly wobble. My local yarn store has stopped stocking the merino wool yarn I use to make my original Beasties, and although I still have a healthy stockpile of most of the colours, the boxes holding my favourite shades are starting to look a little … Continue reading Why Wool?

Redhead Beastie among the flowers - CrawCrafts Beasties

Sweater Weather

The Irish summer isn't exactly known for its scorching temperatures and dazzling sunshine. In fact, sometimes you'd be forgiven for thinking it was already mid-October. But even so, these last few days, it's felt like the season is turning - the breezes are cooler, and the sun is showing its face a little later in … Continue reading Sweater Weather

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Beasties, Bears, and Other Venetian Creatures

Hey there everybody! And happy Tuesday! I'm doing a little bit of reblogging today... Well, how could I not share this? It seems like long-time BeastieBuddy Tammie Painter's little knitted tearaway, Finn McSpool, has been out enjoying the sights and sounds of quirky Veneta, Oregon... And luckily Tammie was there to take pictures! Thanks to … Continue reading Beasties, Bears, and Other Venetian Creatures

Traces of Days Gone By

I really wasn't sure what I was going to write about today. I have a lot of things on the go at the minute, but none of them are at a newsworthy stage yet, so this morning found me (only a little desperately) trawling through my copious Beastie photo archive, plus ALL my emails, in … Continue reading Traces of Days Gone By