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
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
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.
My 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.I 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.I 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.But 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/
WINTER IS UPON US IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND IT’S TIME FOR KNITTING AND CROCHET CRAFT.THE LITTLE RED MONSTER THAT LIVES IN MY GARDEN IS A CROCHET CUTIE MADE BY BRANWEN DAVIES.BRANWEN ALSO CROCHETS A CUTE BABY BOOTIE.WITH WINTER UPON US A KIND SOUL IN PORT ADELAIDE HAS KNITTED A SCARFE FOR THEIR FRONT GATE.CROCHET BLANKETS ARE A WINTER FAVOURITE. WHO COULD RESIST A CROCHET COVERED POST BOX.
NIGHT -TIME KNIT NINJAS HAVE BEEN DOING SOME YARN BOMBING AROUND PORT ADELAIDE.FESTIVE NIGHT-TIME YARN BOMBS MADE FROM KNITTED FLOWERS & TULLE & CROCHET HATS.I LOVE THE LOOK OF THE HAND CRAFTED STREET ART, WITH THE TWINKLE OF PASSING CAR LIGHTS IN THE BACKGROUND.
THE YARN BOMBING ON THIS TREE BRANCH FRAMES THIS CASTLE-LIKE DEVELOPERS SIGN WONDERFULLY.
Every statue needs a little warmth & this knitted jumper is just what the doctor ordered for cold nights.
I knitted this Greek flag in honour of my dad who was born on the Greek Island of Lesbos.
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.
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.
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