Saturday, December 24, 2011

Not exactly the North Pole

First off, Let Capt. Cook wish you all a happy Festive season!
Isn't that a lovely garter belt he's wearing?
It's yarn! With bells on! I did not do this excellent piece, but I sure as heck admire it!

Meanwhile, in my mad lab, I have been working on x-mas presents and understandably have been lax in the yarnbombing department. But I have big plans for January, and I was not going to let everyone go without a wonderful x-mas present.

Tada!Present in the form of an X-mas pole.

I hope everyone has a great holiday season.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Beginning to look a lot like x-mas

You may have noticed that I did not complete the 21 days of yarn bombing.
I gotta say, the way the weather and my health took a turn for the worse in that last week of 3, made it neigh impossible to get my yarn bomb on.
But in resting, I managed to make wonderful crafts for my first ever craft fair!
(well not first ever if you count the ones I helped my mom do when I was a kid, but those weren't handmade crafts like these)

This is a picture of my table!
Look at all the neat crafts! A lot of nice people had wonderful things to say about my crafts.
People said I was creative.
And a little weird. It all made me smile.

I hope I get to do more craft fairs in the future.
It was fun and I got to meet some great people. This one girl, who was helping her grandmother and selling cute candy cane reindeer was really into my sushi. She saved up her earnings all day to buy some, so I gave her a deal. She was a sweetheart and made my day.
Happy crafting everyone!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fifteenth of November: Day 15 of 21 days of Yarn bombing

Ok, this is a bit of a cheat, but it comes with an entertaining story.

Remember the bench wrap that I did on day 9?
Well it didn't last the day, let alone a couple hours, but a couple of days later, when my roommate and I were off  to post the fishing pole bomb we walked past a tree in front of a house across the street from the bus stop and lo and behold, there in the tree was my tag!
It was perfectly fine, just... not where I bombed it. It was just laying over a branch.
So i picked it up and recycled it.

With this re-bomb!

I put it up at my school. So while this isn't super original, I like it anyway.
I am gonna keep plugging away at this 21 days!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fourteenth of November: Day 14 of 21 days of Yarn bombing

Pretty much since day 1 of these 21 days of yarn bombing, I wanted to do something pretty big.
Or at least something interesting.
So while I was working on all these other tags, I was working on a major one in the background.


And it looks like I caught me a big one!
I installed my fishing pole tag on this particular pole and got the idea for this particular tag, because the pole is crooked. It reminded me of the angle that you would hold a fishing pole at.

I am very proud of this one. I molded the rings from wire, then wrapped them in yarn.
And the fishing line is wound around the reel there, and can tighten and loosen, lowering and reeling in the fish.

I had so much fun with this one! I hope everyone in my neighbourhood likes it too.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thirteenth of November: Day 13 of 21 days of Yarn bombing

Hey everybody.
I did better today!
I went back to day 10's pole tag in the playground. I was very happy to still find it there.

And so I added more to it.

One day I would love to be able to keep coming back to a tag and add to it (like yarnattacks 21 days project), but for now I will settle for adding another pole tag above day 10s.

The flowers were also still on the fence.

I hope all the kids like them tomorrow when they go to school.

Twelfth of November: Day twelve of 21 days of Yarn bombing

In advance, before you see the photos of todays yarn bomb, I would like to apoligize.
I got super busy with work and travel and all kinds of things.
I didn't have the chance to do a real yarn bomb.

So I did this.
Sad, sad, bus stop bench tag.

Also, it is getting very cold outside.
I promise day 13 will be better.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Eleventh of November: day 11 of 21 days of yarn bombing

Happy 11/11/11!
And happy Rememberence/veterans/ just plain long weekend to everyone!

In celebration of not only 21 days of yarn bombing, but also Rememberence day, I went down to the legislative grounds for today's bomb.
At the edge of the legislature, there is a statue honoring those who have fallen in combat, but remain unidentified. The unknown solider.
Since it is 11/11/11, and not just any Nov. 11th, I made these 11 poppies, and placed them on the statue of the unknown solider.

They looked really beautiful amongst the wreaths.

I dedicate these poppies in memory of all the fallen soldiers.
I hope you all enjoy them.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tenth of November: Day ten of 21 days of Yarn bombing

Hey! You're never going to believe this!
Not only are all of day 5 (except that one we already knew was missing) and day 6's flowers still at the school...

But someone added their own little poppy to the mix!
I'm really glad they a) liked the flowers and b) enough to add their own art to it.

Kids are great.
Anyway, on to day 10!
Ok, originally, I had big plans for today. Then city workers came along and fixed the pole I intended on tagging, so now I am with out a pole. -sigh-
I will keep my eye open, but likely I will end up bombing it outside these 21 days of awesome.

In the mean time, here is day 10's beautiful tag.

I went back to the playground that hosts the wonderful little flowers and did this pole cover on part of the structure.

I really hope the kids like this too.

See you back for day 11!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ninth of November: Day nine of 21 days of Yarn bombing

I got an early start on this one.
Which means I should have posted this sooner, but after poutine and watching D.E.B.s with my some new friends, I am getting around to it now.

This is at the bus stop by my house.

I didn't get many shots of it because people started showing up at the bus stop and I looked a little weird to have my cell camera out taking pictures of a yarn bombing.
And then the bus came soon after. I will have to see if it is still there tomorrow.
Until then, here is a cat with my Doorknoctopus on its head.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Eighth of November: Day eight of 21 days of Yarn bombing

Man, I am super tired.
I spent the day working on tags and projects for winter craft fairs.
I am beat!
And I didn't really leave the house today so...


It's a rainbow flower on a pole almost directly outside my house.
I was outside for maybe 5 minutes today.

I will try to do better for the rest of this week.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Seventh of November: Day seven of 21 day of Yarnbombing

It's raining.
I gotta tell you, raining makes it difficult to yarn bomb. Not impossible, just a little uncomfortable.
Anyway, I stopped by the playground on my way home from school.

I thought there would be more elements at the playground to bomb, but there was surprisingly little.

But I made do.

Either way, it is a miserable day outside.
I'm going to curl up on the couch and do some more prep for the rest of these 21 days of November.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sixth of November: Day six of 21 day of Yarnbombing

I can't say I did anything super creative today.
I did exactly what I said I would do.

I added more flowers to the existing flowers, that I am very happy to say actually made it!
Or at least most of them.

I lost one of the day 5 flowers, but with the 6 I put up today, there are still a total of 13 flowers on that fence for the children to get all excited about tomorrow morning when they go to school.

I do not expect the flowers to survive that however.
I really hope the kids like the flowers.

Fifth of November: Day five of 21 day of Yarnbombing

Remember remember, the 5th of november!
Ok, now that I have that out of my system, here are some lovely flowers for you all.

My roommate and I went out into the dark of night and put these flowers on a fence at the local elementary school.
                                               (Roommate, and the cute cat hat that I made)
8 total, for no particular reason. It's just how many I picked out of the ones I had made.

I was thinking if they are still there for day 6, then I would just add more.

Friday, November 4, 2011


So, if any of you were wondering, here's a look back on how some of my tags are doing.

Remember the bolas's that I threw into the trees on campus?
Well here is a more recent shot of them. Ok, well July... so not recent, but they are still there. I see them all the time on my way to class.

And that's from back in January! Still there! Even if they are a little worn and faded.
Next we have the cover for the metal power box at the Gazebo. If you recall, this one was put up in May of 2010. This is what it looks like more recently.

The blue is still quiet blue, but the flowers have all come undone and it is constantly covered in pine needles from all the trees above it. It's not so pretty anymore, but I am so impressed with how long it has lasted.
And remember that it was originally covered in this. So wow for it lasting since 2010!

Remember the camo pole outside Beacon Hill park? It went up in August. And it is still there!

What surprises me is that it's in such an open area, and is still there. I mean, it's on Douglas street!
Granted, it's getting water logged, and the top is stretching and tearing, but it's still there!

Last but not least, all but one of my Beacon Hill fall tags are gone.

Only this one remains. Which is nice, cause it is one of the prettier ones.
So yeah. There is an update on what tags I know of that are still up and around in the world.
These make me so happy to come across in my day to day life.
I hope they make you smile too.

Fourth of November: Day 4 of 21 day of Yarnbombing

Hey everyone. Back again for day 4 of 21 days of yarnbombing.
So far everything is going well. I checked up on the spider and he is still hanging out outside, swinging care-free in the wind.
Today is my best friend/roommates birthday, so we went around town a lil bit.
I was feeling a bit better, so this worked out.
We picked up some David's Tea (awesome tea!) and then headed down to beacon hill park.
Before even entering the park, I tagged the dog sign.

Because it's before the park.. and why not? I dunno. I just have wanted to put one on this pole for awhile.
We always pass it on our way back from tacos in cook street village.

I had a lot of fun today.
Happy birthday Roommate!

Third of November: Day 3 of 21 day of Yarnbombing

k, so pretend I posted this yesterday.
Turns out I got really tired after posting these on Tumblr, Ravelry and Facebook, and forgot to post them here.

Ok, so Day 3!
I'll be honest. I am a little sick right now. So I did not put real effort into day 3's tag. I am hoping to do better by the weekend, but I just wasn't into it yesterday.
So I made this cute lil spider.

I hung it up outside my building. I really didn't leave the house yesterday ^^;
Parts of him glow!

Anyway, I'll see you all later today for day 4.