Beasties in the kitchen - R Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Happy New Home, June Beastie!

Hey there everybody! Today we’re catching up with June Beastie again as she continues her journey to her new home. It’s been quite the adventure, starting way back here! And, in case you missed it, there was a more recent update last week… Which attracted a few interested non-human readers.

“Hey Plunkett, what are you… Oh, look! It’s that Beastie who showed up here a few months back! What’s she been up to?”
Keeping up with the BeastieBlog - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“Exploring some interesting places, by the look of it!”
P&P catching up with June Beastie - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“Wow! You’re right, we should go and visit her… I wonder where she is now?”

Well, funny you should ask that, Paddy. Because here she is!
June Beastie reaches her new home - R Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“This place looks nice. I wonder if anyone’s in?”

Exploring the New Home - R Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“Oh, look! Is that… The kitchen?”
Kitchen at her new home - R Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“Yes! I think I’m going to like it here.”
Beasties in the kitchen - R Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesNow, I know that June Beastie’s ever-present rolling pin has raised a few eyebrows throughout her travels. Did she have trouble getting it through airport security? And why would she need it on a visit to a National Park?

Given that it has never once left her paw, I’m sure you’ll all appreciate her glee when she spotted this…
June Beastie and the Rolling Pins - R Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesSo… Many… Rolling… Pins! And look at all those recipe books, too.

June Beastie’s mind is made up.

“That’s it, I’m staying here! And to say thank you to my new human friends…”
June Beastie raids the fridge - R Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“…I’ll whisk them up a tasty snack!”

Yum! I wouldn’t mind exploring that well-stocked refrigerator myself!

And after a delicious meal, there was only one more thing June Beastie needed to check out.
“Look! A blue apron, just like mine! And this pocket is the perfect place for a travel-weary Beastie to settle down and…”
June Beastie Settles into her New Home - R Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“…Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…”

Happy new home, June Beastie! Hopefully she’s still helping her human family to cook up a storm in that lovely kitchen.

As for the rest of us at Beastie Towers, we’ll be back on Friday with another round of unusual Beastie accessories… So be sure to join us then!

What’s Cooking at Beastie Towers?

Baker Girl Beastie by CrawCrafts Beasties

Yes, you’ve guessed it… CUPCAKES! And not just any cupcakes… Baker Girl Beastie has mastered the art of making lovely little buns that are light, fluffy, fat-free and full of fibre! Of course, that’s because they’re made entirely from felt and polyester stuffing, but at least they look the part. Here, help yourself to an extreme close-up… YUM!
Baker Girl Beastie's Felt Cupcake - Crawcrafts Beasties

Baker Girl Beastie was created specially for Briege, whose company Bee’s Cakes makes divine cupcakes that would melt the resolve of even the most hardened dieter. If you need a Sunday morning cake fix, take a look at her Facebook page – after much deliberation, I decided that the chocolate ones with coffee buttercream were probably my favourite, but it was a close call!

Baker Girl Beastie has lovely copper coloured hair to match her new mum’s, and she’s made in Briege’s favourite colour combination of pink and purple. I came across this gorgeous rich aubergine shade in my local yarn shop – what a find!
Baker Girl Beastie's Beautiful Face, by CrawCrafts Beasties

She’s also wearing a sweet little floral-print dress (any excuse to pick up some new fabric!) with box pleats in the skirt to give it a bit of oomph…
Baker Girl Beastie (Side View) by CrawCrafts Beasties

…And eagle-eyed readers will also spot the little hand-embroidered bee motif on her apron!
Baker Girl Beastie's Apron - CrawCrafts Beasties
Baker Girl Beastie arrived safely in her new home last week, and is apparently settling in well! I can’t wait to see what tasty treats she cooks up next…

Are any of you planning some Sunday baking? Let me know in the comments!

Have a cake-tastic weekend!

Chef Beastie Revisited

New Chef Beastie

At the last market I did, one of the Beasties who attracted the most attention was my Chef Beastie. Oh look, here he is:

Chef Beastie

So when I was deciding which monsters to include in my line-up for the Pop Up Shop I’m doing at the minute, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to revisit a classic Beastie and make a few changes. All my Beasties are unique, after all! As you can see from the main picture, New Chef Beastie has a more fitted apron to protect his stylish red trousers, and he’s clearly not going to the same dentist as my first one. I also thought I’d update his accessories…

Carrot and Knife for Chef Beastie

Well, only a little bit. The felt carrot was such a hit last time that I just had to give him one of those. But since I have spent the last while honing my weapon-making skills, I thought I could probably trust him with a felt kitchen knife.

Et voila! Beastie is served!