Monday, September 27, 2010

48 hours

Well Good Morning!
And a good morning it is. Mr Slip Stitch has just informed me that our 'We love New Zealand' tree cosies are still snuggly in their original spot. We are very happy. Honestly, it feels good to have not only crossed the 24hr threshold but to have gone past 48 hrs now. What a wonderful Monday morning.
So, if you have a chance and you're somewhere out and about in lovely Tauranga, than have a wander down and take a look.
We love to hear from you. And of course we're still happily recruiting members!

As always,
warm and woolly regards,

Missy Rogue Knitta

Saturday, September 25, 2010

We love New Zealand!

Here it is. The CBA's second craft bomb. Two weeks of freakish winds and a lot of rain put us off for a while. This meant it took us a bit longer than intended to put it up but it was worth waiting for,
we think so anyway.
Finally, this very morning before dawn we got up to hit Tauranga with our second craft bomb. We got to the location on Elizabeth Street just after 5am and I was just about to start stitching away when we heard a voice near by. We turned around and saw a homeless person not far from us in a house entrance. Now, you might think that's not unusual but Tauranga is not the biggest of towns and as far as we know, there is maybe only about a handful of  'regulars' sleeping in the streets. I mean, what are the chances that there's one of them exactly where we wanted to tag?
Admittedly we were hesitant to go ahead. Not because we were worried but we didn't want to be chatted up. It also crossed our mind that we might tempt him to take the tags down before day light knowing they make for some nice warm blankets. We are generally happy if our tags are put to good use but selfishly we want them to be seen first.
So, we decided to pack up, go home have breakfast and come back after day break. And that's what we did. At around 7am we were back and despite some more rain installed our second craft bomb in Tauranga.

This craft bomb is called 'We love New Zealand!' because we do. We think it's a beautiful country and worth looking after.
We really wanted this knit tag to go up about a week ago to coincide with the National Clean Up Week.
This is an annual event organized, I believe, by 'Keep New Zealand Beautiful' (see the link to their website) helping to raise awareness about keeping the environment clean and beautiful.
To follow their inspirational spirit and to work with the theme we decided to use re-cycled woollen jumpers for this project.
We chose two lovely big gum trees on either side of a roundabout in Tauranga's town centre and made two tree cosies out of those old jumpers. On either cosy there's a little message stitched on round shapes which reads " New Zealand - Keep it beautiful - Love - Aotearoa"

The outcome you can see if you go to the Elizabeth Street/Grey Street roundabout or just scroll down to the following photos (this might be the save bet in case the tags have disappeared as quickly as the first one):

We hope you enjoy this one as much as we do. 
warm and woolly regards,

your CBA

PS: Keep it beautiful!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Rainy Days

Just a quick note to say that the next CraftBomb is ready and we were going to put it up this week but it has been so wet that we decided to postpone it. It sounds a bit wimpy but we just thought that more people will have a chance to see it if the weather is a little better. No.1 was put up on a rainy day and didn't last long, so we would like the next one to be enjoyed by more people on a sunny day.
However, if the rain continues for much longer we will just put it up. We can't wait to see it up. It's quite exciting. 
In the mean time we have also been thinking about the next Door Knob Award of Excellence and have a couple of places in mind. However, no decision is made yet. And of course, as before we're open to suggestions.

Now on a different subject we would like to mention last week's earthquake in Christchurch. A lot of charities, groups and individuals are trying to help out which is just awesome. We came across this group of artists and craftsters who work under the name FeltAid. They have set up a shop on a New Zealand based website where people sell there hand-made goodies. FeltAid is selling donated hand-crafted items. We've put the link on the blog. Have a look, there's some lovely stuff already. And if you feel like donating some of your crafted beauties, go for it.

As always,
warm and woolly regards,