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Paddy and Plunkett – Harvest Time!

Hey there everyone! Now, if the title of this post has you thinking that it's really too early to harvest anything, please read on... You might be surprised! After planting courgette seeds a few weeks ago, Paddy and Plunkett are back out in the garden... And, unsurprisingly, they're on the lookout for some lunch. "Look, … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett – Harvest Time!

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Flashback Friday – Beastie Sketches

Hello everyone! I've something a little different for you this Flashback Friday - a retrospective of Beastie sketches, or "Sketch-rospective", if you will! It occurred to me recently that the sketches I draw for custom Beasties very rarely see the light of day. I do them, I send them to the customer, we finesse the … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Beastie Sketches

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Tools of the Trade – Monster Maker’s Toolkit

Hey there everybody! You know, after Friday's post on Beastie work accessories, and reading about Tierney's recent studio update (seriously, take a look! I have such storage envy) I thought I'd do something a little different this week. So, let's have a rare behind-the-scenes post... How about I introduce you to the hard-working tools, equipment … Continue reading Tools of the Trade – Monster Maker’s Toolkit

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Flashback Friday – All In A Day’s Work!

Hey there everyone, and greetings from a slightly grey and showery Dublin! What a strange coincidence that, as life here starts to return to something like normality, the weather follows suit! And since Ireland is very slowly starting to head back to work, I thought I'd devote today's Flashback Friday to some of the "tools … Continue reading Flashback Friday – All In A Day’s Work!

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Flashback Friday – Beasties by the Seaside

Hello Beastie friends! Is it really Friday again already? And what's with all this talk about the seaside? Well, this week for Flashback Friday I wanted to revisit a little lady monster from back in 2016 - hey there, Mermaid Beastie! But her fishy tail... ... And aquatic-themed accessories... ... Made me realise that it's … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Beasties by the Seaside

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Paddy and Plunkett – Growing Wild!

Hey there everyone! After a bit of a wild weekend (weather-wise, of course. We're still confined to quarters here at Beastie Towers) the sun has returned... And so have a pair of familiar woolly faces! It's been a while since we've seen Paddy and Plunkett, hasn't it? Let's drop in and see what they're up … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett – Growing Wild!

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Flashback Friday – Gardening Beasties!

Hey there Beastie friends! It's not much of a day for gardening in Dublin today... We're in the throes of Tropical Storm Arthur (somehow! Tropical storms in Ireland? Really?) and it's freakishly windy outside. But we can still look back at some plant-happy Beasties from 2018, right? This happy horticultural pair were created for Jan … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Gardening Beasties!

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Keepin’ it Local

Hey there everyone! How are you all doing out there? Hopefully you're adjusting to this weird "new normal", and finding ways to keep sane. I've been mostly keeping to Beastie Towers, and taking advantage of my non-essential-worker status to really dig into some long-standing projects! But while I'm all for flattening the curve by staying … Continue reading Keepin’ it Local

Beasties in Bruges

Hey there everybody! How are you all keeping? I've been knitting and sewing like a fiend these past few days, so it's kinda nice to take a break and have a chat with you all. Aaaand it wasn't so bad to scroll through a few more holiday pics in preparation for this post, either! Let's … Continue reading Beasties in Bruges

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Brussels – A Monster-Friendly City

Hello there Beastie friends! Apologies if I'm a little later than usual - today I ventured out of the Beastie Towers isolation bubble to get groceries and that takes a whole lot longer than it used to! So I thought, how about we quit quarantine for a while, and go travelling? Anyone who saw this … Continue reading Brussels – A Monster-Friendly City