Piemaker Beasties Get to Work!

Piemaker Beasties, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Wow… Looking at this picture, it really seems like a very long time since I sent these two off to their new home in the UK! Check out how green everything is outside!

Anyway, despite the pre-Christmas rush, the Piemaker Beastie Girls have found some time to send me a couple of photos of themselves. They’re working hard for fellow pie enthusiasts Farmhouse Direct
Piemaker Beasties Have Arrived! S Allen/CrawCrafts Beasties

… Or so they say. To me, it looks like they’re gadding about in a pie-filled wonderland!
All you need is... PIE! S Allen/CrawCrafts Beasties
While one Beastie poses next to a mountain of pies stacked as high as her head, the other is lounging around on a gigantic pastry-based sofa… YUM!
A Pastry Throne fit for a Beastie - S Allen/CrawCrafts Beasties
OK ladies, breaktime’s over! Time to show off the human-sized pies that inspired the Beastie versions I made for you…
Pies for Everybody! S Allen/CrawCrafts Beasties
…And tell everybody about the special offers!
Piemaker Beastie, Salesbeastie Extraordinaire - S Allen/CrawCrafts Beasties
That’s better. All in a day’s work for these two!

Thanks to Suzanne for taking these photos – I always love getting updates from Beasties abroad. And now I think it’s time for lunch! I could really go for a pie today, for some reason… See you all next time!

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!