Smiley Bean Face! CrawCrafts Beasties

Ooooh, New… Beanies?!

Mame-Chan Plushie Bean, by CrawCrafts Beasties
It’s not just Beastiemaking that’s been keeping my hands busy these last few weeks! Regular hangers-out on the BeastieBlog may already have encountered my little plushie beans… if not, you can catch up here!

Normally, these beans are small enough to sit comfortably in your open hand. But then I got a request on Etsy for something bigger. A whole lot bigger! So I set about supersizing my regular beanie template…

The upscaling process meant I needed to stitch the features a little bolder…
Smiley Bean Face! CrawCrafts Beasties
And my customer asked if I could personalise the bean with the recipient’s name – great idea!
A Bean to Call Your Own, by CrawCrafts Beasties
And who will be getting to cuddle up to this soft, squishy beanie friend?
Giant Bean goes home - CrawCrafts Beasties
Why, this happy little lady of course! Here they are celebrating her 3-month birthday together… hope you had a great day, Clara! Also, thanks to your mum for sending me this lovely photo and allowing me to share it with the world!

As for me, I think I’ll definitely be growing more giant-size beans in the Beastie Towers garden this autumn!

 

99 Beastie's Icecream Cone, by CrawCrafts Beasties

Beasties, Beans and Blogging

Beasties at the Ha'Penny Flea, Dublin - CrawCrafts Beasties
It’s been a busy couple of days in Beastie Towers… and beyond! On Saturday, we took part in our first market in aaaages, at the Ha’Penny Flea. Because Beasties don’t take up much room, we got a really good spot by the front door, so we were able to enjoy a little bit of the sunshine. The weather was behaving surprisingly well for a bank holiday weekend!

At the market, a couple of my newer Beasties (who haven’t really had a chance to make an appearance on the BeastieBlog before now) headed off to new homes. Ready to meet them?

First of all, one of my Summer Edition Barróg Beasties was snapped up by one of my regular customers! This is 99 Beastie, because summer wouldn’t be summer without dollops of snowy-white vanilla ice cream served with a chocolate flake on top…
Summer Barróg Beastie - "99", by CrawCrafts Beasties
And let’s just have a closer look at that ice cream cone, shall we? YUUUUUM!
99 Beastie's Icecream Cone, by CrawCrafts Beasties
By the way, if anyone knows why we call this type of ice cream a “99”, please enlighten me in the comments… so far, the only explanations I can come up with are a) that they used to cost a mere 99p back in the good old days, or b) that if you eat 99 of them in one sitting, you’re in real trouble.

Another Beastie who left with a new family on Saturday was Tea Lover Beastie!
Tea Lover Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties
It is possible that they are more of a coffee-drinking household, but Tea Lover Beastie is more than happy to try new things!
That's one happy Beastie! Tea Lover Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Also making the journey to a new home today (thanks to the wonders of Etsy) is one of my little fleecy “Mame-Chan” beans!Mame-Chan, by CrawCrafts Beasties
She’s on her way to Alyssa, in the USA… thanks, Alyssa!

And finally, you may notice a little bit of extra activity on the BeastieBlog over the next three weeks. I’ve just started WordPress’s Blogging 101 course, in the hope of making my little corner of the internet a nicer place to be! Yesterday’s challenge was to introduce myself to the world and my new classmates, so I took the opportunity to refresh my About page. If you have a second, please go and check it out… I’d love any feedback you might have, even if it is “I liked it better the way it was”!

Thanks for reading!