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YARN BOMBING AT THE BRUNY ISLAND HEALTH CENTRE

The ladies from Bruny Island Respite House BIRCH have been doing some great yarn bombing in the Jane Finn room at the Bruny Island Health Centre in Alonnah on Bruny Island, Tasmania. I slipped in on my day off and snapped some photographs. The ladies at the reception where very accommodating when I asked to take a peek.

Sunflower yarn bomb at the Bruny Island Health Centre

Sunflower yarn bomb at the Bruny Island Health Centre

What a great community project done by some great elderly citizens. What wonderful projects people can undertake when they get together over a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Lovely crochet butterflies

Lovely crochet butterflies

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The ladies have been knitting and crocheting up a storm & I will be keeping track of their efforts so watch this space for more photographs soon.

RECYCLED KNITTED TOYS

hand knit doll faceMy friend Sarah Jane found her old childhood doll MOLLY when her parents were doing the big spring clean to end all spring cleans. MOLLY is such a cute dolly so I took some pictures of her and some pictures of retro knitted toys that I found at my local op shop.knitted dollsI named these two knitted dolls SAILOR SAM and PEG. After I had photographed them and sat them on my shelf for a few months I decided that as I am 37years old that I probably didn’t really need them, so I decided to donate them back to the op shop. I did enjoy their company for a little while though.knitted clownI enjoy knitting and doing all sorts of yarn craft so I can appreciate a well knitted toy clown even if I am to old to play with him. I purchased CRINKLES the CLOWN from my local Vinnies charity shop and after enjoying his company for a while I donated him back to charity.knitted dollyBut back to MOLLY the DOLLY. My friend decided to give her a make over and she did a blog post about it which I have placed a link to for your enjoyment and instruction¬†http://roustaboutart.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/molly-gets-a-makeover/

CROCHET FROM BEHIND THE RED DOOR

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WINTER IS UPON US IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND IT’S TIME FOR KNITTING AND CROCHET CRAFT.SONY DSCTHE LITTLE RED MONSTER THAT LIVES IN MY GARDEN IS A CROCHET CUTIE MADE BY BRANWEN DAVIES.SONY DSCBRANWEN ALSO CROCHETS A CUTE BABY BOOTIE.red scarfeWITH WINTER UPON US A KIND SOUL IN PORT ADELAIDE HAS KNITTED A SCARFE FOR THEIR FRONT GATE.SONY DSCCROCHET BLANKETS ARE A WINTER FAVOURITE.¬†SONY DSCWHO COULD RESIST A CROCHET COVERED POST BOX.

NIGHT-TIME KNIT FAIRIES

night tree 2NIGHT -TIME KNIT NINJAS HAVE BEEN DOING SOME YARN BOMBING AROUND PORT ADELAIDE.SONY DSCFESTIVE NIGHT-TIME YARN BOMBS MADE FROM KNITTED FLOWERS & TULLE & CROCHET HATS.SONY DSCI LOVE THE LOOK OF THE HAND CRAFTED STREET ART, WITH THE TWINKLE OF PASSING CAR LIGHTS IN THE BACKGROUND.

SONY DSCTHE YARN BOMBING ON THIS TREE BRANCH FRAMES THIS CASTLE-LIKE DEVELOPERS SIGN WONDERFULLY.

WARM WINTER TREE’S

The yarn bombed tree’s in Port Adelaide have been garnering a lot of attention and the local children love them so much that they have been making pom-poms to hang on them.

This lovely tree is yarn bombed with delicate crochet by a mystery street artist who was inspired by the Port Adelaide yarn bombing crew headed by auntie Pearl.

This tree has a little peep hole to look out on the world with.

This tree has been yarn bombed with strategic colours that match the fence behind it and it seems perfect for photography.

These yarn bombed tree’s are swathed in multi-coloured knitting.¬†

Yarn bombing in Port Adelaide has really taken off in popularity and it’s even becoming a bit of a tourist attraction. On weekends lots of people are seen wandering about with cameras and big smiles.

Our local yarn bombing has even made it to the paper, the 5 o’clock news and the ABC radio did an interview with auntie Pearl.

Theres even a tree covered in the local Port Power football team colours.

The autumn leaves set off the colours of the yarn perfectly and come spring there could be some lovely yarn blossoms.

Street art and craft meld perfectly when it comes to yarn bombing.

YARN CRAFT and PHOTOGRAPHY

This yarn bombed rocking horse has been getting around town. The horse was spotted rocking out over the queens birthday long weekend at Jackalope gallery in Port Adelaide.

These window boxes out the front of Jackalope have been beautifully yarn bombed.

Random acts of yarn bombing just keep on happening on Lipson st Port Adelaide.

I think this knit bomb bike overstayed it’s 2 hour parking limit.

Lipson st is clean and warm thanks to a group of mystery craft enthusiasts, knitters and crochet street artists.

The corner pub has even caught the knitting bug.

And local shoppers just can’t get enough of this yarn bombing craze. People have been flocking to Port Adelaide to check out the knitted world of the port.

Photography is a popular pastime around Port Adelaide and no wonder when there are so many bright and wonderful things to point a camera at.

Yarn Bomb Your Flamingo

With the Australian winter coming on I figured it was time to yarn bomb my pink flamingo with a cosy neck warmer.

I took my pink flamingo to the local park for this photo shoot & surprisingly nobody stared at us.

I knitted these leg warmers for my flamingo to match the neck warmer.

Knitting is the perfect winter hobby & knitting is the perfect hobby if you love yarn bombing.

KNIT CROCHET CRAFT

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Every statue needs a little warmth & this knitted jumper is just what the doctor ordered for cold nights.

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I knitted this Greek flag in honour of my dad who was born on the Greek Island of Lesbos.

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I also knitted this British flag (union jack) in honour of my mum who was born in the UK in Essex. I was born in Australia but I am yet to knit an Aussie flag or an Aboriginal flag. Soooo much to knit so little time.

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I found this cute crochet car on ebay. It’s hand made from organic cotton & when you pull the little string it plays music, how clever. I think I might have to start knitting devises into my toys like little bells, old children’s rattles & whatever other noise makers that I can repurpose from old toys & gadgets.

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I also spotted this little felt beehive purse on ebay. It’s handmade in nepal under fair trade practices.

I’m feeling ultra inspired to get out my box of felt & make some little goodies myself.

I love how looking at other peoples craft ideas can inspire new ideas in me also