Thursday, 14 February 2013

guerilla goings on

You know I had lots of those little crochet hearts lying around, that I wasn't sure what to do with, well I found the perfect use for them ...
... my second guerilla yarn attack!

The good girl inside me still gets a little freaked with the whole idea of yarn bombing, I really need to get a grip, but in the meantime a touch of inspiration from the lovely Meredith gave me the push I needed - Heart Bombing day, perfect.

Last time my daughter Nellie helped me with my bomb, ever since she has been begging me to do another so her help was enlisted again (although as my friend pointed out, I may be less happy with her enthusiasm for rebellion in 10 years time...). Today was a school day so we also had my boy and the little minx in tow. They were less willing accomplices, Elsie was causing her normal chaos, whilst Freddie was mortified at being involved in something that he considered illegal and spent most of the time loitering in bushes for fear of being spotted by his friends on the school run! It was impossible to go unseen, it was school pick up, streams of people were filing out of the playground so I just had to pretend to act cool, like I do this kind of thing all the time, no-one needed to know that my hands were clammy and I had broken into a cold sweat ...

Anyway I survived, and it looks rather pretty, doesn't it? Pink and feminine, just right for the season ... although I'm not sure my kiddos were as impressed ...
Freddie: 'OMG mum, they are so cheesy!'
Nellie: 'What does lover boy mean?'

I wonder if they will still be there in the morning ... maybe some commuter, realising he had forgotten and fearing his fate, grabbed them on the way home as a love token for his wife ... who knows!

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  1. So cute!!! Great idea to yarn bomb" with them. Yes, I would wonder too if they will still be there the next morning...

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    1. We are still walking past them everyday on our way to school! Some of them have gone, but what's left is still brightening up the park during this long winter ...
      xx

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  2. fantastic idea!
    you never know who needs a little love ♥

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    1. So right, we should always spread a little love!
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  3. That's so sweet!!! :D I absolutely adore the idea, I would love to find something like this randomly- it's perfect for valentine's day! :D

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    1. I know what you mean, it always makes me smile when I see a yarn bomb, especially now I've done a couple myself as I can just imagine the palpatations that the bomber is going through whilst attaching their work!

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  4. These look fantastic! So nice to have a little public love around the place.
    Your children's reactions are hilarious!
    I hope they stay there for awhile
    I'd like to join in with some yarn bombing, see if I can be as brave!
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Helen - most of them a still there - hurrah! They have certainly beaten the 2 days that our last yarn bomb achieved!]xx

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  5. Aaaaw, your heart bombing looks wonderful! Way to share the love. =)

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    1. Thank you sweetie - I'm missing all that February love!
      x

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  6. It looks great, and what a fantastic way to share all of those hearts.
    http://heidiswanderings.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I was so happy to find a use for them, and I'm telling you it is so cool walking passed them every day, knowing that no-one realises it was me!!

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  7. Love this! I always get a smile on my face when I see something thoughtful like that :)

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    1. You are so right, me too - especially at this time of year, anything that brightens up the place get a thumbs up from me!
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  8. Ab fab, loving this post and you are giving me ideas too hmmm......yarn bombing.....lets see now...hmmmm
    bestest to you and yours..
    Daisy j

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    1. OMG, you HAVE to do a yarn bomb - it is so much fun to release your inner anarchist - well, on an extremely mini scale!
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  9. Your little one are just too funny... love it!

    This is so sweet, Emma. :) and must have been fun too!

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    1. They made me laugh too - I had to share!
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  10. They look so pretty! Awesome that you participated. I spontaneously bakes heart cookies for my entire flat on Valentine haha. I love these kind of actions!

    x

    Marielle

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    1. OMG, I hope your flat appreciated how lucky they are - I wish I had had flat mates like that before the husband and kiddos! I can tell you it hasn't changed, I had to back my own birthday cake, but I got the kiddos to decorate it!
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  11. Hi!
    Sorry, my english is not so good... ;-)
    I'm happy that you found my blog so I found yours!
    The hearts are soooo sweet! I love it!

    Nicole

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    1. Thank you Nicole, I always like to visit my visitors! Its the best way to meet lovely bloggers :o)

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  12. What a fun memory you will always have with your kiddos! And I love the way it turned out!

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    1. Thank you Ashley - it's such fun, I think more people should unleash their hidden yarn bombing desires!
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  13. This s such a sweet Blog!
    Like it! :P
    x

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    1. Hey thank you! What a lovely thing to say, you made me smile :o)
      xx

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  14. This post really made me smile :) love your little hearts.
    M xxxx

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    1. Thank you :o) They really were such a fun, quick little project and I'm so pleased to have found such a fun way to use them!!

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  15. This is such a wonderfully beautiful idea :) For what it's worth I think what you did was cool :)

    Thanks for posting :)

    Rachel @ AMomentInTime.
    xo

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    1. Ah thank you honey - what a lovely thing to say!
      xx

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  16. So lovely. The hearts are so cute strung together like that. And, those playful notes are so fun! Your daughter is definitely a yarn bomber in the making!!! ;)

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    1. She so is - although I'm not sure if it's a good idea to encourage mild rebellion ... we'll see in approx 7 years time!!
      x
      p.s. I saw your heart-bomb too, so pretty!

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  17. That is so, SO lovely Emma. Do you know whether or not they're still there!?
    Please come and heart bomb my place. :)
    Ronnie xo

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    1. I'd love to Ronnie!!
      I can hardly believe it, but yes, they are still there after 3 weeks - better that the 2 days that our web lasted at Halloween! My daughter goes and checks everyday, the red ones went missing this week, but the rest are still blowing in the breeze :o)
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    1. Thank you! I feel happy every time we walk passed them ... I hope they make other people smile too!

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