A Happy Beastie Family - CrawCrafts Beasties

A Whole New Beastie Family!

Hey there Beastie friends! We’re broadcasting a little later than usual, because as we all know, proximity to the holiday season wreaks havoc with the best-laid plans of mice and monster-makers. Buuuuut I’m optimistic that I can make it up to you by distracting you with a whole family of new Beasties!

They actually left Beastie Towers some time ago, but only reached their new home over the weekend. So I’m really happy that I can finally share them without spoiling any surprises! Look, here comes the first one now… Hello there!
A Pretty Lady Beastie, by CrawCrafts BeastiesOoooh, nice dress… Care to give us a twirl?
Beastie Dress - CrawCrafts BeastiesLovely!

Now, I think this little fellow is also part of the family.
A Teeny Baby Beastie, by CrawCrafts BeastiesUh-oh! He’s missing his mum… Time to hand him back!
Handing Baby Beastie back to Mum - CrawCrafts BeastiesYou might just be able to see that she has special velcro paws, so that she can hug him extra tight.
Beastie Mama and Baby - CrawCrafts Beasties

But we can’t stay home all day – it’s time to get to work! Mama Beastie is also a doctor, so I’ve got her white coat pressed and ready to wear.
Beastie Doctor with White Coat - CrawCrafts BeastiesAnd with Baby Beastie peacefully napping in the nursery, Dad Beastie just manages to nab a quick cuddle as Mama Beastie dashes out to the hospital!
Dr Mama Beastie and Hubby - CrawCrafts BeastiesLet’s chat to him next. Hey, Cool Dad Beastie!
Cool Dad Beastie, by CrawCrafts BeastiesLooks like he’s about to tuck into some lunch! A slice of pepperoni pizza…
Beastie Pizza - CrawCrafts Beasties… Topped with lashings of every Beastie’s favourite spicy sauce – Tabeastco!
Tabeastco Spicy Sauce - CrawCrafts BeastiesLet’s hope he doesn’t accidentally get any on that nice checked shirt! Very stylish.
Beastie-Sized Checked Shirt - CrawCrafts BeastiesNow, how about one more family portrait before we go?
A Happy Beastie Family - CrawCrafts BeastiesBeautiful!

Big congratulations to baby Michael who celebrated his christening on Sunday, and to his proud parents David and Naomi! And thank you to Louise, Peter and Isabel for knowing that a full-family Beastification is the best way to mark such an important event.

And while I’m doing thank yous – cheers to the lovely people I met at the Dublin Cat Fair this past weekend! I so enjoyed chatting to you all, and hopefully I’ll see you at next year’s fair. I promise I’ll bring more Tree Kitties next time.
Tree Ornaments in Box - Cat Tree Decorations - CrawCrafts BeasAaaaand finally – the wonderful Georgian houses of Dublin’s Merrion Square are throwing open their doors for Christmas on the Square this coming Saturday, and the Beasties will be there! Find us in the Irish Architectural Archive at no.45 from 10am-5pm. Full details are here if you need ’em!

Hope to see you there! And if not, I’ll be back with a quick post next Tuesday… Possibly even at the usual time!

It’s A Family Thing

Cool Dad Beastie Goes Exploring - CrawCrafts Beasties
Hooray! It’s new Beastie time again! And who’s this battling his way through the undergrowth?
Who's there? CrawCrafts Beasties
He definitely seems to be looking for someone! Oh, wait…
Mum and Baby Beasties - CrawCrafts Beasties
…There they are! That must mean it’s time to unpack the picnic…
Beastie-size Picnic - CrawCrafts Beasties
LUNCHTIME! CrawCrafts Beasties
And there was just enough time after lunch for me to take some studio photos of these Beasties and their accessories! For starters, Cool Dad Beastie is a big Munster Rugby fan, and can usually be seen wearing his favourite team jersey…
Munster Rugby Beastie - CrawCrafts BeastiesMunster Rugby Crest, by CrawCrafts Beasties

… And his luxuriant beard is the envy of all his monster friends!
Cool Dad Beastie's Beard - CrawCrafts Beasties
He also has everything his family needs for a day out exploring – they love to go camping together!
Essential Exploring Kit, by CrawCrafts Beasties
And what about our beautiful Beastie Mum?
Beastie Mama and Baby, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Well, she’s super-proud of her little one, and has wrapped him up in a cosy hand-knitted blanket to keep him toasty!
Little Beastie Baby - CrawCrafts BeastiesBeastie Baby's First Closeup - CrawCrafts Beasties

She’s a rugby fan too… but she’s a Leinster girl! Let’s hope there aren’t any fallings-out on match day!
Mum Beastie, Leinster Supporter! CrawCrafts Beasties
Oh, and check out the back of their shirts…
Special Numbered Rugby Shirts, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Yes, I know there’s no 17th player on a rugby team, but what a sweet way to commemorate their baby’s birthday! Definitely one for the family album!
Beastie Family Photo - CrawCrafts Beasties
And since we’re talking about families, it seems like a good time to say a big thank you to my own nearest and dearest! Your photographing, word-spreading and general support is very much appreciated… the Beasties and I consider ourselves lucky to have you all on our team!