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Saturday, 25 April 2009

Wow! things im loving this week..

Evening all, athough im completely and utterly exhausted i thought id finish off this post and get it out to you all(blogging is cathartic in streesful times isnt it?). I think i need to sslllooowww down somewhat as every weekend seems to be more stressful than enjoyable of late, im definately doing waayy too much. Anywho i just had to share this with you after reading a magazing article at work, im sure ive missed the boat on this one and most of you have probably seen/heard of this new craze but for those who havnt, read on.....

YARN BOMBING/YARNBOMBING n. The surreptitious or unauthorized placement of knittedobjects on statues, posts, and other public structures." -- (Word Spy)
Hundreds of knitters around the world have begun wrapping their huge woolly creations around public property like trees, street signs and lampposts.''Yarn Bombing" is an amusing form of artful anarchism. It's a bit of cockammamie crocheting and granny grafitti all rolled into one....

How fab does this bus look?!!!....apparently it didnt even take long to do!...

Dont you just love these images?? Lucy if i see any colourful hookiness adorning the harbour railings in west bay when i go on holiday i'll know who to blame!.....
(knitters,you may also find this little story interesting, not to mention heartwarming.)

I also wanted to share these vintagesque beauties with you, arent they charming, theyre from traffic people store, not cheap but quirky and inspiring i think!
This week im ESPECIALLY loving the new channel 4 series Kirsties Homemade Home with Kirstie Allsop from Location location, following her journey to refurbish her Devon cottage Meadow Gate. Kirstie is on a mission to transform her dilapidated house, into the ultimate “homemade” home, with everything either made in the UK, or made by her.

Each week, Kirstie renovates a room, starting with the room that’s going to be at the heart of it all, the kitchen. For inspiration, Kirstie noses around Lanhydrock House, (with one of the finest Victorian kitchens in the country), and gets queen of vintage nostalgia Cath Kidston’s advice on quirky table design. She also visits her parents’ home and reveals the inspiration that has shaped her take on interiors. From the moment the first episode started i was in LOVE with those knitted letters, how beautiful?!

Although Kirstie and i share a name and a passion for our homes, i dont agree with all of her homestyle choices... but the programme is immensely enjoyable. For example i wasnt keen on her 'posh'bathroom, but the blind she had made for the window~was heavenly~And thats the point of the programme, we dont all have to like the same things, we should just furnish and decorate our home in the way which makes US happy. I did have to laugh at the bits where Kirsty is trundling along in her trusty land rover looking in skips-now in that respect we could be twins! Lol......Yesterday when i went ploughing with Mr P on a old farm i noticed they had loads of barns with odd bits and pieces and furniture and stuff in, i was like a kid in a sweet shop insisting that i could 'rescue' lots of treasure(tat). I was informed they do furniture upholstery there!!!(breathe, try not to hyperventilate!!) but Mr P was insistent that it wasnt the done thing to snoop around someonelses yard looking through their stuff! I did manage to take a stroll over to the bonfire pile of bits though but i dont think even i could've salvidged much (to my etertnal dismay, though i probably could have rescued one small wooden chest but there would have been the small matter of getting it home on the tractor, hhmm, i shall have to go back there when 'smudge' the boss is about!!).

For alternative opinions on the show click HERE! or HERE!


LissyLou said...

I love your new header!!
I remember the pictures from books when i was a child on those necklaces!! xx

bekimarie said...

Yarnbombing.......love it!
How great does that tree look, well everything really. Would love to be out and about and see that!
Take care
Beki xxx

Mandy said...

Yarnbombing is great Never heard of it! Have you seen it anywhere or only in a mag ?
I checked out Kirstie's holiday home and its a bargain at £2000 at week to rent! Ummm dont think I will be going LOL
Love you lots Big kisses to the girls xx

Shabby Chick said...

I've not heard of yarnbombing before but I think it's genius!!!

I just saw the second episode with Kirsty yesterday. I liked her bathrooms when they were finished (though I she totally missed the point of why most people avoid wallpaper in bathrooms - because it often peels off!). I liked the white blind and her nautical accessories especially. Though I think it's funny that she talks about how little money she has/wants to spend and then buys hugely expensive things anyway! Will watch the rest of the series though :)

Mel xxx

Thecraftytrundler said...

Love your blog, how can I follow it!!! LOve that yarnbombing, we all need a bit of extra colour!!!
Thanks for the links to the Kirsty Allsop show.I preferred the kitchen to the yellow bathroom!! O.K. she does spend lots of money, but it is inspirational, you can get ideas from it, and if it encourages people to take up new crafts, then it can't be bad!

Have a lovely week!

Sharon xx

Devon Dumpling said...

Yarnbombing looks like a fab hobby!!!!
PS - I love KHH too even though it has had loads of bad press, I don't care because I like it! x

Shabby Chick said...

You have an award on my blog :)

Mel xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi, What a lot of interesting things in this post! Love the "yarnbombing". I have not heard of it before! I look forward to hearing more about the cuckoo fair and maybe seeing some pics if you have some. Oh I also wanted to say that your tea cosy ( on the header) is SUPER!

lou said...

I have never heard of yarnbombing, LOVE IT!
What a fab post!
Thanks for the tip about the shop, I don’t think I have been in there, I will check it out next time.
I forgot to watch Kirsty’s program this week, I agree with you, I don’t like everything she has done and defiantly not the bathroom.
Love Lou xxx

HappyMouffetard said...

Yarnbombing is wonderful! I'm off to find out more about it!

Lavender hearts said...


A food safe is a cupboard that used to go in the larder, they are usually wood or metal painted cupboards with chicken wire in the doors. This is one: http://vintagelifestyle.co.uk/shop/pdb_show.php

We found one in Tim's grandparents house and rescued it so I'm looking forward to doing that up. :-)

Lavender hearts said...

btw, my OH loves the yarnbombing. he found it hilarious!

Rubyred said...

Hello,the yarn bombing is amazing,never seen it before.It must take them ages to wrap things in knitting!
Still not sure about Kirsty's show.What she calls a bargain isn't what I'd call a bargain.I do like to see other peoples ideas though!She only does a little bit of crafting and then has the expert do the rest!I'll keep watching though.
Rachel x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Kirsty

Great pictures, I love the idea of people coming up with such unusual ideas! The village that you went to in your previous posts looks so pretty. Must have a look when I go towards that way. I too would love to have the VW campervan!It is on my musty have list. That with an Morris minor. The VW campervan conjures up this lovely image of stopping somewhere by the beach in Devon or Cornwall and having a picnic!
Lovely posts.
Isabelle x

Linda Marie said...

Love your BLOG !! Amazing Beauty :D Thanks so very much for sharing ..
Linda Marie
Don't forget to sign guest book for drawing !! Good Stuff xoxox