Monday, October 05, 2009

A Day in the Park

A fine day it was, so we went to the park. In the hours before public school lets out, there are usually not many at the park. Add to that the fact that there is construction going on in the front parking lot, it was deserted. Ooh! Perfect for some yarn bombing!!

Pay no attention to the pink haired woman up a tree.....
I've had this little tree sweater in my purse for a while, waiting for an  opportune moment to tag a tree. :)

I tried it on one branch first, but it was way too loose around. Took a few fittings, but I found the right spot. Its probably not the best seaming I've ever done, but as luck would have it I couldn't find a yarn needle anywhere in my bags! I usually have one in the change purse of my wallet, but it must have fallen out. :( So, I used an F hook to sew with. LOL! I also had forgotten to pre-embroider my "MCM" logo, so I did that with the hook & some scrap alpaca yarn in my purse.

Mad Crafter Mom strikes again!See? A nice cozy sweater to ward off those Fall chills. :)

Awww.... cute cables. :)
Here is the view from just below:

View from below.
And even from a slight distance the eye can still catch something not quite natural....

View from afar.

So, it will be fun to go back in a few days and see if its still there. :) Actually, don't think I can get back there until Saturday or Sunday, so that is almost a week. :)

Saturday, September 05, 2009

First Strike

So, I finally committed my first act of Yarn Bombing! I tagged a truck in the parking lot of my work. :)

First, the tag.....

This is a trailer hitch ball cover. I made the knit version, too (to be seen at a later date when I strike again), from the "Mutha Earth" pattern in the Yarn Bombing book. I did that one as a head, too, being not really 100% behind the philosophy of the "Mutha Earth" one.  As knitted one took a little longer and the tiny dpns hurt my fingers, I made up this crochet version. I did write the pattern down as I went, so I'll make a pdf and put it on Ravelry later.

Anyway, on to the unsuspecting victim..... I had to look around the lot a bit to actually find a truck with the hitch ball. Lots of trucks with receivers, but I guess people take the hitch out to prevent theft. Aside from the fact that his hitch was intact, I also chose this truck because he was backed into his space. Figured there was a greater chance of him not noticing it before leaving the lot. :)

Ignore the date on the picture. Fairly new camera and I forgot to set the date on it. LOL!

With a good target chosen, I attacked!

Ha ha!! I love it! As you can see by the back, its only tied on, so no damage has been done to the vehicle. :)

I tagged him on Wednesday 09/02/09 and he came thru my line on Thursday 09/03/09. After he paid for his parking, I looked at the back of the truck as he was exiting and there was my little guy!! I wonder if he was discovered already. And if so, was he removed? This isn't one of my regular daily customers, but I'm pretty sure he comes in weekly. I'll be sure to be on the lookout for his truck and I'll update on whether the little guy is still there. :)

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Yarn Bombing

Seriously! Yarn Bombing!! Who knew one could take such delight in this illicit art?? I spotted the book on the store shelf and it practically leaped into my hands.

So, I took a bag of scrap yarn to work with me and started knitting. Right now I have finished my first piece, but have only a cell picture. I'll take one before I find the appropriate place to leave it.

I have decided that my signature will simply be an "MCM" (for MadCrafterMom, obviously) on each piece I make. I'm already making another piece and have several targets in mind. I was trying to casually measure the spacing on the side of a Stop & Shop cart whilst shopping late last night when I caught the odd looks from a couple passing the end of my aisle. LOL!

I shall post more when I a) have pics and b) have tagged something. :)
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Blogger, blogger... wherefore art thou, blogger??

Yeah, its been a while. Sorry.

So, I'm on a sewing kick again. Here's what I did yesterday.....

American Girl Doll Dress for Melissa (being modeled by Molly's Doll). Melissa chose & bough the fabric for this herself some time ago.


Then I used a little kit that I got on super sale (also some time ago) to make a squishy book for Abby.

Easy panels to cut out (even comes with the batting in the kit)

Just sew the 3 pages and assemble!

Hey, I even got them in the right order!!

However, the important question is whether or not it is Abigail Approved....






I do believe she likes it. Yay!

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Friday, February 06, 2009

Fridays Seem to Be "It" for Now

1. Please don't tell me that you "know" how I must be feeling. You don't. Just be there.

2. Can you wake up without coffee in the morning? Not me!

3. The color red makes me want to paint it black!

4. I have a craving for ice cream.

5. If my life had a pause button, I'd not pause it at all, that would serve no purpose.

6. Eyes are the first thing to go with age, unless its your hearing......

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to nothing, tomorrow my plans include Game Night @ Borders and Sunday, I want to finally get to church after missing last week with sick kids!
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Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Rides Again

1. Oh, I am so upside-down, inside-out and completely gutted!

2. Everything changes, big and little.

3. During crisis, I pray & knit & pray & knit some more.

4. "President Obama"; are you kidding me???

5. Right now I'd like to be far enough in the future for everything to see His plans unfolded.

6. My spinning wheel is my favorite gadget.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a temporary breather before next week, tomorrow my plans include basement cleaning and Sunday, I want to regroup & gird for the coming week !
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