A Monster Family, by CrawCrafts Beasties

It’s a Family Thing

Isn’t this year flying in already? I can’t believe it’s been nearly two months since I was putting the finishing touches on the new Beasties I’ll be introducing to you today!

So before another month zips by, let’s catch up with the last Beasties of 2016 – a happy little monster family!
Happy Family Beasties, by CrawCrafts BeastiesThese Beastie parents are justifiably proud of their sweet new arrival, who I made sure to wrap up in a toasty merino wool blanket, to keep those December chills at bay!
Little Baby Beastie, by CrawCrafts BeastiesAnd just look at Mama Beastie… She’s so stylish in her checked shirt and satin bomber jacket!
Mama Beastie, by CrawCrafts BeastiesMama Beastie's Outfit - CrawCrafts BeastiesOf course, Beastie Dad is no slouch in the style stakes either! He’s a bit of a Manchester United fan (or maybe that’s Monschester United?) so he pretty much lives in his favourite football shirt…
Dad Beastie's Football Jersey - CrawCrafts Beasties … Although since it was the middle of winter when he left Beastie Towers, it would have been irresponsible of me to let him out without a jacket. So I made him a classic felt parka, complete with a fur-lined hood!
Dad Beastie's Parka - CrawCrafts BeastiesThis look might have been a little inspired by his favourite band… So I kitted him out with a copy of Oasis’s breakthrough album “Definitely Maybe” to keep him and his new family entertained. If you look closely, you’ll see that this is a super-rare Beastie-fied special edition!
Definitely Maybeast Special Editon Vinyl - CrawCrafts BeastiesThe album cover is as close a replica of the real thing as I could recreate in felt and teeny embroidery. Yikes! Remind me to start this kind of work in the summer, and not leave it until the very darkest days of December like I did last year!

OK Beasties, I think that’s everything you need. Time to head off and meet your new family!
A Monster Family, by CrawCrafts BeastiesThe best bit is that they arrived just as their human counterparts dashed to the hospital to welcome their own little person into the world – what are the chances? I couldn’t have planned that better if I’d tried!

Phew! Now that we’re almost up to date with new Beasties, next week I’ll be sharing some of the latest news from Beastie Towers… including my new photography toy and why it’s nice to be incommunicado every once in a while. See you then!