A Pair of Piemaker Beasties, by CrawCrafts Beasties

High Time for Pie Time!

Piemaker Beasties, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Anyone who knows me AT ALL will be familiar with my long-term love affair with pies, both sweet and savoury. In fact, so enamoured am I of the humble pie that when I first started to sell my knitwear (in those distant pre-Beastie days), I labelled my pieces “Good Pie Handknits”!

So as you can probably imagine, I was delighted to be asked to make some Piemaker Beasties to grace the counter of Farmhouse Direct‘s mobile pie shop… Although I will admit to craving tasty pastry treats throughout the manufacturing process!

Anyway, let’s meet these lovely pie-toting ladies, shall we?
A Pair of Piemaker Beasties, by CrawCrafts Beasties
I wanted these Beasties to be recognisably a pair, without being identical… so I made one crimson with yellow stripes, and the other yellow with crimson stripes. Plus, as you can see, they have different hairstyles, smiles and pies!

So while Red Piemaker Beastie has one big felt pork pie…
Red Piemaker Beastie - CrawCrafts Beasties
Red Piemaker Beastie's Pie, by CrawCrafts BeastiesOne Big Pie, by CrawCrafts Beasties

… Yellow Piemaker Beastie is carrying a tray of smaller pies, based on Farmhouse Direct’s own Brandsby Pies! Needless to say, I really enjoyed looking up reference photos for this project… YUM!
Yellow Piemaker Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Miniature Felt Pork Pies, by CrawCrafts BeastiesYellow Piemaker Beastie with her tray of pies - CrawCrafts BeastiesOh, and I also made them some matching green felt aprons as a work uniform!

Piemaker Beastie Apron, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Let’s hope their first outing as pie sellers is a successful one!

Aaaand in other news, I’d like to say a massive thank you to Cheri at The Daily Post for including my entry for last week’s Weekly Photo Challenge in her list of “Photos We Loved” from that prompt! Look, the Beasties even got a shout-out in the intro!
Beasties in the Daily Post! (Image taken from dailypost.wordpress.com)
Do go and check it out if you get a chance – there are some truly awesome photo galleries in there, and I’m proud to have my work shown alongside such amazing photography! And if you’d like to put together a Mesh gallery like the ones used in the post, you can get started here!

Have a monster week!

Beasties Climbing Olive Trees - CrawCrafts Beasties

Explorer Beastie’s Day Out at Kew Gardens


OK, so I had a go at making a Mesh Gallery for this week’s challenge… let me know if it works for you all! I decided to use photos from Explorer Beastie’s trip to Kew Gardens last year – he had a great time hanging out with his buddy Garcia Beastie, as you can see!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Today Was a Good Day.”