Archive for the ‘Yarn Bombing’ Category

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Winter in Melbourne

June 24, 2017

The last few months have been a whirlwind of poppies and knitted lace … plus a few pom poms.

This week the gladRappers has installed its amazing wintry lace trees in Federation Square in the heart of Melbourne.  As part of Fed Square’s Winter Solstice Festival, we decorated twenty trees with who knows how many branches, twisty turns and knobbly bits … together with more than 1000 pom poms.  A true winter wonderland.  In the end it was quite a challenging install … around 10 hours … but it all came together beautifully, thanks to a spectacular team of makers and installers.  It’s amazing what you can achieve with a dedicated bunch of people … LOVE YOUR WORK!!!

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Happy New Year

January 13, 2014

Christmas came and went … New Years came and went … and now it’s back to work … I really should NOT have blinked.  I am thinking that most of you feel the same.

2014 looks set to bring many wonderful challenges this year and I am feeling very excited about what’s in store.  Poppies will be foremost in my year … no doubt … but there are other projects that I will also be working on including the latest International Freeform Challenge … the theme this year is “one colour” … which was my preferred theme … but now that it’s settled I am starting to realise that one colour is really a difficult theme to interpret.  My sister-in-law Marg and I usually collaborate on this project and we have had our first planning meeting … and settled on a way forward.  You will need to wait now until the challenge is published before we will be allowed to reveal our work … but we are feeling very inspired.

Today was our first Poppy Playtime at Fed Square in Melbourne and we had a great turnout … with lots of poppies to add to the total.  After the workshop … Marg and I walked down to the City Square in Melbourne to have a look at the newly installed Yarn Corner yarnbomb installation  … and were suitably blown away.  Big … nay HUGE congratulations to the Yarn Corner team for an inspiring installation … worth a look if you get the chance to visit in Melbourne.

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Cancer Council’s Garden of Hope

August 20, 2013

So I promised to share what we were doing with all those daffodils …. 120 of them to be precise. And here they are : our first sanctioned yarn bombing … does that even qualify as a bomb if you were commissioned to do it????? A conundrum.

The Cancer Council is building a Garden of Hope in Fed Square to mark this year’s Daffodil Day.  Gorgeous plantings of both real and crocheted daffodils.

Kinda like a pimple of a pumpkin really … but given the time constraints … Marg and I are VERY happy with the outcome.  If you are near Fed Square in the next week you can see the garden and write a message of hope to those affected by Cancer everywhere.  Did I mention how cold it was.  Thank you so much Deb Lewis for braving the elements and helping me install …

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120 Daffodils

August 18, 2013

More than 120 daffodils and 62 granny squares ready for yarn bombing this Tuesday … and finished with a day and a half to spare.  Now for my life back … or I should say … now back to poppies.  I will post more photos once we have installed.  Suffice to say … a lovely bright project.

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Flowers Springing Up Everywhere …

August 11, 2013

Thought I would share with you a sneak peek of a secret project Marg and I have been working on for the last two weeks … suffice to say … I feel like I’ve been here before and my house is chock full of daffodils and poppies right now.

All will be revealed in another couple of weeks.

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Next Project Please ….

May 2, 2013

I have been at a bit of a loose end projects wise … even though I still (always) have a couple of things on the go … which I pick up from time to time and keep plugging away at … nothing that pushes my buttons has arisen for some time … so I have just been playing with ideas and perfecting techniques, blog hopping and scouring pinterest for inspiration. This is what I have been working on the last week … a new project with my lovely SIL Marg.  Quite excited about this little project … but you will have to wait a while to see the outcome.

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Crochet Floral Pin Cushions

September 22, 2012

I have so loved making crochet daffodils for our gorgeous daffodil yarn bombing project last month … that I just had to make a few more … and, well  … you know how it goes … this led to that and voila …. floral pin cushions.  So now the process has been refined (at least for daffodils and sunflowers) and I am happy with the outcome … and who would have known what a hit they would be.  So now I am just about to send out my first batch to my roomie from my recent Mauritius trip.  Don’t get excited … I’m not making a lot of them … too fiddly … but I have loved doing them … and I will enjoy making the occasional gift for friends and family.