Tuesday, October 20, 2015

2015 Ketchup

In 2015, I got romantically involved with a person, and needless to say I completely stopped yarnbombing.

I didn't do anything for IYBD and in fact forgot it was happening until after the date had passed. To be fair, I had mentioned it's overall decline last year.
And at Fibrations, I set up some lovely pinions, but no yarn bombs (the pinions were bombed tho, fabric, and looked most excellent). I did make a small felt Calcifer, from Howl's Moving Castle for a small child tho! That's kinda like a yarn bomb!


(to be honest, I couldn't quite remember what he looked like. I was just thinking, fire with eyes)

I still crochet tho! As indicated by the Groot I made, as well as my "procrastination blanket"
Basically, instead of studying for exams or writing my paper, I clean... but when I have cleaned most things, I crochet. Thus I started making hundred of square motifs for....

                                                          My Portal Turret blanket!

This is just the turret part. I plan on having a whole blanket part surrounding it. It's gonna be huge! This is a hundreds upon hundreds of squares project.


Perfect for procrastinating!
I will still keep you posted on my amazing crochet works. I hope to still do more yarn bombing in the future, or Soft Sculpture as someone has recently coined my works, and maybe you'll see my yarn bomb esque stuff in an art gallery some day,
I've really gotten into felting and other fiber arts, like cross stitch and general embroidery. I'm a Spencer of all trades one might say, when it comes to fiber art. Now to learn spinning! -laughs-

Friday, July 10, 2015

Summer time fun time at the beach

You know how much I love yarn bombing rocks and spider webs down by the beach, so this summer down there with my new love, I did a couple.

Here's a pretty blue rock

                                                     (look at those gorgeous mountains!)

And here is a pretty purple spider web


And here is the two colors combined on a stick cover, that was part of a shelter someone had built on the beach.

It was a nice little hut. I added the web here too and dropped the rock near it.
We spent the day hanging out at the beach. It was so much fun!
It was also nice to do a little yarn bombing again.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Gyarados hat

Remember the Ood hat that I made?

Well now there's the Gyarados hat!


I started making it for a friend, but they turned out to be a douche canoe, so I finished it and have been trying to sell it at craft fairs.

(My summer table at a local craft fair)

People like it! But no takers yet. I love this hat, but do not live in a climate where it would be used very often. It's nice here.


But still, I am very proud of this Pokemon Gyarados hat.

Friday, February 6, 2015

I am Groot!

Not really a yarn bomb, but I made this wonderful yarn Groot for a friend.


If only this one danced around!
Kinda made it up on my own, kinda looked at what other people were doing. As always, it's an amalgamation and I suck at reading patterns :)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fibrations! 2014

Admittedly, I have been falling behind in my yarn bombing.

Between school and become interested in making bigger or more themed things, as opposed to the small or abstract yarn bombs I have previously been doing. I want to do more things like the picnic I did for INYBD.
But that takes time and resources, which is getting harder as school goes on ( more and more work load).

So technically this isn't a yarnbomb, but I did take my new Mario Mushroom 8-bit blanket to Fibrations to show it off!



Some other people took pictures of it too, so I think it was well received.

The festival itself was super fun. I wandered around, talked with Dela, had some free tea. It was great.
I can't wait for next year!

Friday, June 13, 2014

International Yarnbombing Day 2014

Hello! And welcome to another amazing edition of International Yarn Bombing Day!!!

I will admit, this event is getting less and less attention as the years go by, but I still enjoy doing it! 2011 was my first year, where I just tagged a dozen things. Then the next year, 2012 was the epic picnic! Then 2013 was the Adventure time piece in the park, and this year is....


Pokemon!

Ok, so I originally wanted to do the original 150 Pokemon! But that got hard really quick with school and relationships and everything else life throws at you, so here's the 16 or so Pokemon I did make, and some pokeballs.

First there is Cubone in the grass



Then Diglett and Dugtrio in the dirt so they can dig around!



Then Electrode was looking for electricty at this lamp post




These Exeggcute are just looking for some fun




Ghastly is just hanging around this tree



Grimer is happiest where there is garbage and gunk



Jigglypuff will sing to you as you relax in the park



Koffing is hanging around outside the Men's room, enjoying the weird smells emanating from within



Magickarp doesn't do so well outside of water, so I put them in the water fountain



Ninetails was just prancing around the field



Tiny Oddish!


(their little leaves were felt)

Shellder needed a drink



Voltorb needed a jolt too!




One of my personal favorites was this adorable Weepingbell. I hung it from a tree!



And Weezing was hanging out with Koffing by the Women's room.



I also made a Cloyster (which I kept cause it ended up looking epic and I seriously couldn't part with it) and several of the eveevolutions, that I ended up sending to a friend for their birthday.

All of these pokemon were super small. Like, smaller than your hand in most cases, with Ninetails being the biggest (and taking freaking forever to make!)

Here are some of the Pokeballs that I hid around too. I wanted them to be fun to find, like the Pokemon.



I wish I could have done more, but what I did do was super well received! There were all gone in no time. While some part of me is happy people like them enough to take them home, it would be nice if people left them for other people to enjoy.

Feminist theories have really made yarn bombing difficult on so many levels. But I do so love making crochet things for people to enjoy!

Bonus: Here is the Cloyster I kept


Friday, August 23, 2013

Integrate Arts Festival 2013

A friend of mine had told me about an art festival that was gaining momentum in Victoria. I decided to go out for auditions as it were, and show the organizing committee my work.

                                     (My work for the committee that I showed at our meeting)

I went with coral, because it's the west coast (do we have coral??) and because it looks cool to see urban objects (like bike racks and electrical boxes) covered in fluffy brightly coulored coral.

I was approved and I decided to do two yarn bombs. One set up before the event and the other, a live installation.

We'll, the installation of the before hand one went well.

here are some pictures of it on the electrical power maintenance box.



Don't worry, it's all safe. I didn't cover important parts of the box.



But sadly, the piece didn't even make it the whole event. I would have thought Integrates Arts Festival would have put more effort into maintaining it for the duration of the event, but sadly they did not.

The live installation was worse.


(Tiny Finn from Adventure time! I was trying to make more characters, but I got distracted with coral for the other piece)

It started raining as I was putting it up, so that impacted who would come, but worse, the festival organizers were supposed to bring the tour people around when I started and they never came. It was super disappointing.



All in all, I wouldn't do the festival again. For how much energy I put in I didn't feel respected or a part of the festival at all.
In fact, I felt really used.

But I did do a really cool coral reef piece, my largest installation of coral yet! So that's something to be proud of!