Visual therapy at Knit & Stitch Shoppe! #WestVancouver

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Today I re-visited one of my fave shops: the Knit & Stitch Shoppe in West Vancouver BC!  As I’ve written before, just being in the space lifts the spirit and makes the creative juices flow!

Do you think the place is colorful?  Let the photos tell the story!

Buttons by BUTTON LADY’S GALLERY!

Today’s purchase

#Yarnbombing in my fave tree thanks to @NVArtsCouncil!!!

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Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk. [source]

My most favorite tree (that happens to be outside my living room window) is experiencing a lot this Spring!  Crows built a nest in it and successfully reared 4 children!  Those crow babies just flew off a few days ago.  And yesterday the tree was yarnbombed while I was babysitting my nephew.

OMG- what is the chance that MY TREE would get yarnbombed?!   Of all places!  AMAZING!!!

Congrats to North Vancouver Community Arts Council for creating such a great event!

Be sure to check out:

N Van Bombers Unite

The message behind the project is about the intrinsic value of art in all forms, and its ability to bring people together in a way they may never have interacted before…

And:

25 Amazing Yarn Bombs

Smith, K. (2007) The Guerilla Art Kit, New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press

Recall:

First yarnbomb

Yarnbombing in Princess Park

Yarnbombing at Keith Lynn

Happy #Swedish Flag Day! Enjoy these #craft stamps! Heja Sverige!

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I was born in Sweden and LOVE everything about my original home.  Especially the crafts.  No doubt, the traditional crafts of Sweden influenced my love of crafting.  To celebrate Swedish National Day (and my little brother’s birthday), here are some wonderful stamps released by Sveriges Post!

“What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?” #Crafts through a child’s eyes.

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One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself,”What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?” - Rachel Carson

That’s the way my nephew, Henrik, looks at crafts (such as sock monkeys and knitted toys)and it leaves me in awe.  My kids are in the mid 20s now, but I recall well enjoying watching them looking at something with their wide-eyed wonder.  It’s a delight to be able to revisit the world again through my nephew’s eyes (and his hands).

CRAFTIVISM: our first “craft-in”! The start of SOCK MONKEY THURSDAYS!

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Huge thank you to Darcy for arranging and hosting our first (of many) Sock Monkey Thursdays!

And thank you to the gang for being so lovely and supporting sock monkey therapy, including my fundraising for bringing sock monkeys to BEAUTY NIGHT, Vancouver!

Message from Darcy:

  • Oh heres the tag line.

  • Come on in the waters fine!

  • ???

  • ??

  • I dunno…sounded good in my head

  • cuz it was a test night really!

  • like dipping our crafty toes in the soup

       


    In honor of Beauty Night, 100% of proceeds of my Frida Kahlo sock monkeys will go towards building a sock monkey program with Beauty Night participants! Crafters will sell their creations online on my ETSY site, POST STREET.