A New Kind of Beastie!

Big Tall Rugby Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Rugby players look normal enough when they’re on the pitch, or standing with other rugby players. It’s only when you see them among the regular, non-rugby-playing public that you realise that they’re often around a foot taller than the rest of us, and built like tanks.

So when I was asked to make a rugby-playing Beastie buddy for a friend’s boyfriend, I was hardly surprised when she requested that her Beastie be a little taller than usual. And that’s how a new superbreed of Beastie was born… the Big Tall Rugby Beastie! Here he is posing with Explorer Beastie, to give you an idea of his superior stature.
Big Tall Rugby Beastie with Explorer Beastie - CrawCrafts Beasties
I wanted to add in a few personal touches to make this monster extra special, too. Big Tall Rugby Beastie’s shirt is a Beastie-sized version of the one his new human team mates wear…
Big Tall Rugby Beastie's Team Jersey, by CrawCrafts Beasties
…I even included the team’s crest!
Team Crest on Big Tall Rugby Beastie's Shirt, by CrawCrafts Beasties
His new buddy also always wears mismatched socks when he plays, so…
Big Tall Rugby Beastie's Trademark Socks - CrawCrafts Beasties
And I couldn’t let him leave Beastie Towers without an official Ireland rugby ball! Once he had that, he was fully kitted out, and ready to hit the pitch… Taaaaa daaaaaa!
Big Tall Rugby Beastie, Ready for Action! CrawCrafts Beasties
Be sure to keep an eye out for him at the Rugby World Cup in a couple of months!

More New Beasties…

Rugby Beastie

Holy moly! It’s been another busy week… this summer is just zipping by! At least I’ve been able to find a couple of spare minutes to finish off a few new Beastie friends. Yesterday, I sent a top secret Beastie commission to his new home – I’ll share pictures once he reaches his destination successfully!

I also thought that the Creative Collective shop in Dalkey could use a bigger Beastie turnout. Beasties are naturally gregarious creatures, and they’re happiest when they’re hanging out in a big bunch. So I used that as an excuse to add the final touches to some monsters who have been living in my “In Progress” box for a while.

First of all, meet our cover star… Rugby Beastie!
Rugby Beastie side view

Rugby Beastie is the newest addition to the Irish squad. He’s shown up for training this morning with his own rugby ball and old-school rugby jersey, and he’s taped up his ears to prevent long-term damage…

Cauliflower Ear!

Uh-oh! Looks like he’s a little too late on that one. And because he’s my first Rugby Beastie, it was obvious which number he should get…
Rugby Beastie back view

Cheering him on from the sidelines is a lady who usually prefers to stay at home with a good book – Book Club Beastie!
Book Club Beastie

With her mop of blonde hair and natty print skirt, she can easily be spotted lugging another huge bag of purchases out of her local bookshop or enjoying a good read in her favourite cafe. What’s she reading right now, you ask?
The Great Knitsby

“The Great Knitsby”, of course!

Thanks for stopping by… have a monster weekend, everyone!