Sunday, July 15, 2012

What's up?

Well, I must say - Mista SlipStitch and I are a wee bit disappointed. It's a little over a week that we decorated lovely Russell and we've had no real feedback, hardly any views on the blog. How's that for extremely laid back? Don't know what to think :-)
A friend send me a few pics from the Birdman Festival in Russell, a week ago, and the canon was still there and apparently a hit with the kids. That's awesome. So I guess it's all sweet after all and I just have to except the fact that technology doesn't play an important part in the Bay of Island lifestyle. And that's why we love that place actually.

Otherwise we're trying to organise our new life in WA. It's going ok but a bit slow. Waiting for my boxes to arrive with all my craft gear. So no knitbombs yet. I will have to suss out the other active yarnbombers around town. Looking forward to meeting them!

warm and woolly greeting from not so warm WA

Missy Rogue

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Knitted Hellhole of the Pacific

Here it is - The Craft Bomber Association's NEW Yarn Attack. Right here in the beautiful heart of the Bay of Islands,  Russell - Hellhole of the Pacific. We're in love with this place. We call it home and can't stay away.
Russell is one of those rare magic places that just makes you come back for more. If you're in need of serious relaxation this is the place to be. 

Anyway, today is our last morning in this magic place, so we wanted to leave a little behind. What better than a few woolly remnants of our present.
As I mentioned earlier we got carried away a little and it was fun.

So Mista SlipStitch and myself started just before dawn at the waterfront near Russell Wharf. We added a few tree cozies on the iconic Pohutukawa Trees which line the walk along the waterfront. These trees were planted in the 1930s and are the most beautiful thing in summer and anytime of year really. Not to mention the Tuis singing in them all year round.
We had four tags, one is in front of each Sally's Restaurant, the Waterfront Cafe and The Gables. The last one was further down near the Town Hall.

Then we went onto the next little object in need of covering. I must admit this one's a bit of an odd one. Originally this was meant to be the one and only yarn bomb in town. Soon though we realised it would have been a huge thing to cover. And we just didn't have enough time or wool for that matter to do it. So as we did for another project a while back I thought to utilise an old jumper (thanks Russell Op-Shop!). This was covered with stitching and little extras. We love the concept but like I said it looks a little weird.... :-) never mind.

This canon sits outside the Town Hall right at the waterfront. The stitching at the bottom says Kororareka. At the open end we added the word Kab-L-oom. Flowers shooting out of the front. We still like it but we had stronger work before I guess.

Than we thought about our Doorknob Awards and who should get one. Well, the one place that came to mind actually hasn't got any knob or handle. So we chose the nearest suitable object. This one's for what we think is one of the best galleries in New Zealand. South Sea Art on York Street.

There was one more place we wanted to mention as we had a great experience there. Both Mista SlipStitch and myself got something there which we will have forever. A little 'souvenir' from Russell - our home in New Zealand. So we proudly present The Craft Bomber's Association's Doorknob Award for Excellence to INK - Russell. Thanks to Pete and Karen - hope that's her name :-) - for a great experience!

Well, this is it. Kia ora Russell, haere ra and ka kite ano. We will miss you! Mista SlipStitch and Missy Rogue Knitta are off to new adventure on the west island. Next time we will be in touch from across the ditch.......

warm and woolly regards, Missy Rogue

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Winterless North

It truly is the winterless north up here in the Bay of Islands.  Well, almost. Today's been the first day where we felt a little bit cold on our first overcast & cloudy day. Never mind, we 're happy, wrapped up warm & crocheting away. Lot's to do for us. The next craft attack has already expended to a bit more than we originally had planned. Yay, very excited. Will happen some time before next Friday!

warm & woolly greetings,
Missy Rogue

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wake up, Welcome Back & Farewell

Oh my goodness, the Craft Bomber Association has been in hibernation mode for over a year! What happened?! Quite frankly I'm not too sure. Life, I suppose. Some things have changed, some haven't.
The main and most recent change is our move from Tauranga. Mista SlipStitch and myself are re-locating. At the moment we found refuge in the beautiful Bay of Islands, our old home in New Zealand. We'll be here for a wee while until we make the next big step over the Tasman Sea.
We are headed for WA. It's all very exciting and I guess this excitement has woken us up. So we decided to make a piece of woolly adornment before we leave these shores. It will be our 'farewell' to New Zealand and a new beginning for the Craft Bomber Association.

warm & woolly greetings, Missy Rogue

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kia Kaha Christchurch

Mista Slip Stitch and myself have been back from our big trip for nearly 2 months now.
Time just flew and life has been busy so we have not tackled another project yet.
However, there will be a big Art & Craft Fair in Tauranga's CBD on Saturday March 19th and we're hoping to finish a little tag for that day.

In the meantime however we're still in a state of shock about the earthquake disaster down in Christchurch.
It is so, so incredibly sad and very difficult to comprehend what happened. To have lost not only the majority of beautiful historic buildings that gave Christchurch its character but the loss of all those lives is just tragic.
It will also most definitely have a huge impact on the whole of New Zealand.
But despite the sadness and the tragedy of this it shows that New Zealanders stick together and help where they can.
So our thought's go out to everyone who's been affected by this earthquake.
Kia Kaha Christchurch!

Missy Rogue Knitta

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Have a look at this

Please have a look at this artist's website. Her work's incredible!
I'm so impressed and amazed and even more motivated than ever....

Thank you Agata Olek!

warm and woolly regards

Missy Rogue Knitta

Saturday, January 29, 2011

From Cold Cologne to (almost) tropical Tauranga

Here are a couple more pics a friend took of our little tag we did in Cologne at Alter Markt.
(Thank you Willi for taking these. They are great!)  I still can't believe how cold it was that day....

and now, two weeks back into almost tropical conditions in Tauranga (very warm and lot's of rain) our first action of the year as the Craft Bomber Association was to take a tag down instead of putting one up. Remember the tree cosies we put up in September (one of which was nicked)?  I'm not sure if this is knit taggers protocol but we decided to take it down as it had gone soggy from all the rain and started curling down. It really didn't look nice anymore.
But don't think this is a sign of giving up. Quite the opposite we're back on track. After our little holiday tagging trail we're keen to do something bigger again. So stay tuned in to find out about our next project.

As always
warm and woolly regards

Missy Rogue Knitta & Mista Slip Stitch