Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts

Saturday, June 9, 2012

International yarn bombing day 2012


I don't know about any of you, but installing the largest yarn bomb I have ever done, was a lot of work.
Today, I set out to complete the best International Yarnbomb that I could think of.
I had a picnic!

And set up my picnic yarn bomb.

With yarn food and yarn drinks, my friends and I added real food and real drinks and had a wonderful picnic.
There was even boccie ball!
I installed vines of flowers around the gazebo the picnic table was under.

And in addition to the whole picnic spread, I yarn bombed two of the empty poles up by the road.

Some of you may recall this location from the Knotty by Nature yarn bomb, from their grand opening. It is part of why I came back to this location for International yarn bombing day. They are such a great crew over there.

Here is a picture of Brandy installing one of them. I wasn't tall enough to get it up there. I am so glad I have awesome friends!

And here's Brandy installing the other.

To top it off, I added one little mushroom, alone in the grass beside our picnic.
I had so much fun! So many people came by and told me they loved it. Some even said I was an inspiration. My insides melted with that. This is why I yarn bomb. Because it genuinely makes people happy, interested, excited; all these positive wonderful emotions.

I hope you all have had a wonderful International Yarnbombing Day! And if you haven't had a chance yet, go out and yarn bomb something!

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!

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.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring has sprung in the form of Toadstools!

This last week, the crocuses began blossoming all over. The front yard was full of the beautiful yellow, purple and white flowers.
They make me so happy to look at, so small and sprouting out from the grass.
I wanted to make something that would draw everyone's attention to the wonderful little flowers.
So slowly, one at a time, I pumped out these adorible little mushrooms!
It started with only one.

Then two, but by then it was getting dark, so you couldn't see flower or mushrooms really well.

Then the cute little would be Mario Mushroom XD

Then more! Lot's more (well, 7). Pink with black spots, yellow with black spots, dark green with orange spots, red with white spots, light green with orange spots, blue with white spots, and dark red.

All in all, I love them! They turned out really well for a spur of the moment project idea. The people I am staying with really love them and all kinds of people have been stopping to look at them or just generally smiling and pointing as they walk by. That makes me feel the best. I want to jump up and down and crow when that happens!

I bet they're all posionous too, what with those hideous spots. Except maybe the fuzzy red one. Then again, it is fuzzy.
And the crocuses!! Man, they are so pretty. Victoria rocks.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


So, often times, when I am waiting for something, like a class or the bus, I have taken to making my lil flowers.
(I have to take a break tomorrow for a special secret project that only happens tomorrow)
Anyway, the other day while waiting for class to start, I decided to tag the classroom with the flower I had just made.

I simple thing. I mean to check on friday whether or not it is still there. Given the understaffing of my college, I imagine that is a possability.
Here's a close up of it on the projector.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Little Flower Bombs: My Trip to Van part SKYTRAIN!

Ok, well, there wasn't actually really that much more to my trip.
Well, actually there was tons more to my trip, but not really any more bombing XD
This was my first time on the skytrain, so I was super excited. And it seems really high tech. Or at least more high tech than the LRT in Edmonton.

So I tagged it. Because I could!
Also, Harry potter broom!

Ok, so it is not a yarnbomb (although I did seriously think about tagging them, if I had had the time) but it is a neat graffiti. Someone put at least 5 (that's how many different ones I saw, but there could be more) different broom sticks, chained to bike racks (as if they had rode them there XD) around downtown Vancouver.

I love them!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Little Flower Bombs: My Trip to Van part 2

After the ferry, I had to wait for Steve. Steve moved to van 6 months back and was gonna play tourguide for me and Sabine.
While I waited, I tagged the ferry sign!

And the bench, but that was because the brown got all tangled and I had to cut a section out and I didn't know what to do with the section that was tangled XD

After a while, Steve came and we went to pick up Sabine from the airport. I tried tagging things along the way, but they were eager, and buses did keep coming really quick for us XD
So I didn't get to do another tag until way later in the day, when Sabine and I were just out walking around, scoping vancouver.

It was... I dunno, the rail? The flowers? I am not sure what drew me in. But the fact that it matched Sabine, and there was so much accidental blue and purple, makes me love this particular bomb so much.
It helps that my wonderful Sabine is in the bomb. It was a great lil flower tag. Up next: Skytrain!

Little Flower Bombs: My Trip to Van part 1

Ok, so perhaps quarter after 12 at night is really the best time to be blogging about my yarn adventures, but heck, why not. I cannot sleep anyways.
So in the middle of the week, as kind of a reading-break-that-we-don't-actually-get-in-college, I went across the water to Vancouver. My friend Sabine was there for a show, so I got to see her too.
But I am getting ahead of myself.
First and formost, I had to get myself on a ferry. I was a little scared, as I had never done such a thing before. But my gf walked me through it, and I made it on ok.
Then I got excited and started tagging XD
I whipped out a couple flowers to put around the boat. The best idea I came up with was to put them on the railings. So I went out the starboard side (-giggle- is that left?) and put up this cute little number.

Then I went around the other side and put up this one by a lovely lifesaving device.
It doesn't seem to take me any time at all to produce the cute little flowers. It seems I can make one in around 15 minutes.

Makes leaving them everywhere highly enjoyable.
Although I kind of want to spend an afternoon in a tree just crocheting the flowers directly to it XD

Friday, November 5, 2010

I may have gone a little mad

I wanted a task that would use up all my little balls of ends.
At first, I thought of making a bunch of little squares and stitching them all together in various shapes and sizes. Making little patchwork quilts for trees or rural objects.
But I thought coming up with something that forced me to learn a new skill sounded like a better plan.
So I went to youtube and I looked for a video to teach me how to crochet a flower. I found This lovely video and set out to make them.

And then I went a little mad.

so far, 22 "flowers" worth of mad. But by the time you read this, I cannot say how many flowers worth of mad it may be. Also, I say "flowers" cause if you'll see, this one looks a heck of a lot like coral.

(this was it before the black trim)
At least a lot more like coral than like a flower.
Let's just say I took her pattern and ran with it.
I don't want to stop making them though. I actually bought more ends for next to nothing because I wanted to make even MOAR colorful flowers. XD
This is very entertaining I must say. I want a whole bunch of them. So when I bomb them, it will truly be something to see.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Flowers in the summertime

So I'm finally getting around to putting up some of the pieces that I have had finished for a couple a weeks.
I know I should get out more, but I have many projects on the go XD

I really like the flowers in this!
It took me a while to get the hang of making the cute little flowers, and I'll admit that I totally improvised the leaves. In the end, the vine (which was just me crocheting it to itself over and over again) was probably the hardest part. If I do this again (which I would really like to) I will have to find a better way of making a vine.

I am so open to suggestions if anyone knows a better way to make a vine.

I wanted to place it on something metal, so that it had more life and beauty.
I think it did that XD