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,


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!