Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fibrations 2013

Wow. It is hard to believe that this festival has been going on for three years. Each year it gets bigger and bigger.
Although this year, while I saved up money to participate in the raffle, there wasn't really anything I wanted. Some vendors (while there were many new ones) weren't around this year.
The good news was that my friend Danika got to come with me this year.
You may remember the first year at Fibrations and last years.

So as you know, I have been SUPER busy working on my pieces for the Integrate Arts Festival happening this Friday. This meant that I didn't really have the time to work on anything for Fibrations. So I grabbed some spare swatches that I had been given and used that as an impromptu yarn bomb.




This lovely swatch was created by the lovely Dela, and placed on this lovely tree by me.

In the background of this one (this is all at St.Ann's Acedemy in Victoria BC), you can see this wonderful stone castle battleship thing that is simply imagination fuel. I enjoy it when ever I visit the acedemy.

I love Fibrations. No where else can you see so many people into yarn and fiber crafts. Makes me want to be more apart of the yarn community.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Some more ketchup

Hello!

I must say, I have spent this summer doing summer things and not really yarn bombing.
I have also spent my summer preparing for an arts festival that is happening at the end of summer. Now there are 9 days left until said art festival and I am mildly panicking, but that's for later.

For now, I wanted to mention a few catch up things.
Remember the spider yarn bomb? Back on November 4th, 2011, I put that spider in a tree. It's still there! I walk past it most days. It is definitely not looking so good, but I'm not sure I could get it out of the tree right now if I wanted. Either way, it's nice to know that yarn bomb lasted.

Remember the camo pole yarn bomb? in August of 2011, I put this camo sleeve on a pole in beacon hill park. And it is still there! The thing that gets me about this one is that it really is in plain view. You can see it form the park, and the street and it should be really obvious, but no one has noticed it. At one point, the pole even had a flyer attached to it, and yet when the flyer came down, the camo wrap did not. The colors have changed slightly, leaked away to being kind of pastel. I'll try to remember to take some pictures if I go past it again to get tacos.

Also, here are some small fun little yarnbombs that I have done in the last couple months.

they're not really anything big. Just some left over string type deals xD
BIG NEWS! I was featured as a top yarn bombing on MSN's living page thingy. Here let me link to it rather than try to explain. Anyway, my 2012 IYBD bomb is listed as being one of 25 brilliant yarn bombing ideas. That means a lot to me since I didn't think it was too strongly received when I first did it. But now it's getting crazy acclaim so I feel really good about that. Check it out, and the other yarn bombs if you get the chance.

Lastly, on August 23rd and 24th, I will be participating in the Integrates Art Festival in Victoria BC. Come down town to Broad street to see some of my amazing yarn bombs in live action! This is the biggest thing I have been apart of yet, and really hop it invites me to new artistic opportunities. I hope to see you there!

Cheers!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Happy International Yarnbombing Day 2013!

It's that time of year again.
For the 3rd year in a row, I have done IYBD!
The first year, it was a large collection of yarnbombs spread all over the city. I basically used all my scraps and unbombed pieces in one big go from my house to my work.

The second year I did that huge picnic set up, as well as a couple pole bombs and flower vines.
The picnic blanket and food spread all over the table took me like 8 months worth of work. It was probably my biggest yarnbomb to date.

This year, I was going for flare over size.
I wanted to do something fandom-y, as I really like a lot of fandoms and geeky things.

So I decided to go with Adventure Time.

If you're not familiar, it's a cartoon show. I would say for kids, as I do know kids who enjoy it, but it has an odd sense of humor and a kind of nostalgia that appeals to an older generation.

The base of the bomb is Lady Rainicorn.

Flying on her back as they soar above Ooo, are Princess Bubblegum,

Jake the Dog,

Finn the Human,

BeeMO,

And Marceline the Vampire Queen.

I put this up in the playground down the street from my house. It's close to the road too, so hopefully people see it.
I expect it to get mangled and taken home really quick tho. The amigurumi dolls of the characters are pretty detailed and not attached over well. I hope they end up in good homes in the end.

Well, this has been another fun IYBD. I didn't see as much hype (or really anything) about it this year, so hopefully others have done great projects too and I will see them today.

Have a great rest of your International Yarnbombing Day! I hope you go out and tag something!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Yarn boobing

Yesterday, I went to visit my friend Sarah Kramer , who you may remember from my previous posts with her.
Anyways, recently, she realized she had breast cancer, went through the whole process of a mastectomy and is now back at work.
I wanted to do something for her to show her that I appreciate her and value her. So I decided to yarn bomb her.

Or rather, yarn boob her :)
Those are the chocolate bars I decided to buy as well xD

I stuffed these 6 boobs into my hoodie and then unzipped my jacket to dump them all on her desk.
Here's Fergus enjoying a boob!
She smiled so much and was so excited by them!

She seems to be doing really good and it was super nice to see her after almost a month of not seeing her. Plus boobs, am I right? Even if they are yarn xD

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Uvic pole yarnbomb

This whole year at school, I have rode on the bus passed this naked pole. 
I think at one point, it indicated something about people crossing the 4 lanes of traffic there. A similar one is on the other side on the road, but it at least has a sign. This one was bare and naked.
So I began to plot a pole covering. Then I got terribly distracted by school. The pole still bothered me, but I needed some kind of motivation to go and get it covered.
I started hanging out with a friend of mine on campus, and she finally gave me the incentive to go and get the pole covered.
On Thursday, we headed out in the beautiful sunshine to yarnbomb. It was like the weather wanted the pole covered too. So nice, warm and sunny.

Here's it beautifully covered.

If you look in the background of this one, you can see a deer! It was grazing near the pole as we approached, but ran off as we came over.

I had a lot of fun building this one. All the scrap pieces from this one are from my friend Dela. She dropped off a bunch of scrap yarn and swatches recently. It's like x-mas when she visits. So thank you Dela for making this piece possible.

I just love yarn bombing. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I made an Infographic about Yarn Bombing!




I made this infograph at infogr.am
I thought seeing how much I had accomplished in a certain amount of time would be really interesting to see. And it was! It was also fun to go back through my blog and count all the yarn bombs. I had to estimate, as some of the yarn bombs I have done I have not photographed and others come in multiple parts, so do you count them individually or as a whole? Not to mention, some of the yarn bombs I have done count only as one, but they were months and months of hard work and hours spent on them.

So really, this graphic doesn't tell you a lot. Then again, that's what this blog is for tho; to tell you about all the yarn bombs this graph sums up in numbers with pictures and words.
I hope this interested you, and maybe you'll wanna go back and look at all my yarnbombs too.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monkey Mascot Mostly Made


It may not look like it yet, but this weird flat looking thing will soon be a monkey!
I have spent all of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week so far working on my monkey mascot. I haven't had a chance to stuff him yet, but once I do, he will accompany me through the rest of my Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. Tomorrow me and my monkey will work on our infograph. I think I will try to do one about yarnbombing.

I decided to make the monkey mascot in the colors that Eskimimi has in the pictures of the different houses. I saw them as Blue(ish), white and yellow. So I tried to incorporate that into the theme of making my mascot.

Once Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is over, I will yarn bomb my mascot friend somewhere where he will be enjoyed by people. Perhaps that can be my extra credit assignment.

I hope you all enjoy my attempt at a monkey mascot.