Charity Yarn Bombing – Part 2

The seaside scene was really spectacular but I found it was the hardest to photograph because of the size. To give it some perspective the stretch of railing that it s dressing is 4 metres long. To get the whole thing into view it lacked detail so I will have to ask you to use your imagination a bit. I really regret not taking more close-up shots.

Crochet Sea Scene Full Width

I had to wear a wrist support for a week after making two thirds of the sea blanket and was extremely grateful to Debs for taking over and finishing it. She made the wonderful pennant and ball bunting and the magical giant jellyfish too.

Sorry that the light doesn’t show up on the lighthouse but it really does work, honestly, the top lifts off and you just have to press down on the bulb and hey presto, it lights up! With a bulb top and bottom it gave off a good amount of light and drew lots of comments.


There was a family of whales swimming above the tiny fishes amongst the seaweed on the far side. In the centre were more fish,  jellyfish and a knitted submarine. The octopuses occupied the near side of our woolly sea blanket. As you can see some of the creatures were stitched into place and others were 3d and hung from the top giving the whole scene a life-like appearance.

Crochet Sea Scene

At the back of the surgery the pond scene worked so well despite a last minute hitch about getting the cover made! We were very grateful to the local builders who we managed to rope into doing it for us just a week before the event.

Under the Shrubbery We had little creatures nestling in the undergrowth.

Frog and Friends And a tea cosy disguised as a fishing gnome.

Knitted Tea Cosy Gnome Fishing

Just around the corner from the pond was the little grotto.

Fairy Imogen on a Swing Imogen finally got her wings thanks to Rosemary and she sat primly on her swing overlooking the scene below that was full of taodstools, mushrooms and gnomes.

Fairy Garden Fairy Garden 2 At the front of the pond scene was this amazing tree that was full of little birds. It has found a new home as a window prop in a local shop in town.

Crochet Tree in Pot2 The pond was home to a little family of ducks that swam amongst the groups of water lillies sent by my lovely Mama H.

And caterpillar was very good and did not nibble into our plants.


There will be one last post to show you that last of the photos including our safari corner with snakes, monkeys and friends.

47 thoughts on “Charity Yarn Bombing – Part 2

  1. Isabel's Needleworks October 30, 2014 / 01:50

    Amazing!! I love the nautical theme !!


  2. MollyBean October 12, 2014 / 06:10

    It looks amazing! I’ve spotted my ladybird and toadstool 😀 I love the sea creatures, especially the crabs.


    • October 12, 2014 / 09:17

      So glad that you have spotted more of your lovely makes, it was great how everything we were sent just fitted in so beautifully.


  3. Patch October 10, 2014 / 10:03

    That seaside is fantastic… Love it!


  4. bluesyjune October 4, 2014 / 19:41

    What an amazing project! Thank you for sharing your talents. I would have loved to see this in person.


    • October 5, 2014 / 17:14

      Thank you, I have to stress that it was not all made by me. There was a small group of us locally and we had loads of contributions from fellow bloggers. it would not have been possible without everyone.

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  5. craftsnotherstuff October 2, 2014 / 23:23

    Lots of really hard work done on this….my hats are off to you all who participated in this!!!


  6. fallfromgrace349 October 2, 2014 / 20:27

    You must feel so unbelievably proud, there isn’t much to say but WOW, WOW and another WOW! Hope your wrist is feeling better now 🙂


    • October 5, 2014 / 17:18

      Wrist all back to normal now thanks, just the usual everyday aches and pains. You are right, I am so proud of everyone who helped. It was a fantastic collaboration.

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  7. thehookstook October 1, 2014 / 22:41

    It all looks fabulous. Well done! Couldn’t work out how to disguise a tea cosy as a gnome, but great idea – very imaginative!


    • October 5, 2014 / 17:19

      Sorry, I think I may have made that more confusing than necessary. It was a knitted tea cosy in the form of a gnome so we put it on a tea pot , gave him a fishing rod and sat him by the pond.


  8. hijennybrown October 1, 2014 / 20:40

    So many beautiful things! It’s a crochet wonderland! Thank you so much for sharing.

    I “binge” on crochet quite a bit, so I know how you feel with the wrist injury. (There have been quite a few instances of my husband removing the hook from my claw-like hand and banning me from crochet for a few days.) Hope you’re feeling better!


    • October 5, 2014 / 17:21

      I am glad to hear I am not on my own, though sorry that you suffer too. It’sso hard to put it down once you get going with a project when there is always 5 more in your head waiting to be started!


  9. KerryCan October 1, 2014 / 13:18

    Absolutely magical! I cannot believe the creativity in all this!


    • October 5, 2014 / 17:22

      Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a lot of fun doing it, if a little stressful at times when we had to think of ways to hang the things up.


  10. sewchet October 1, 2014 / 12:48

    Simply magical – the children must love it.


    • October 5, 2014 / 17:23

      The children did love it but I have to say the adults were pretty attentive too. Most of our visitors really appreciated the work that had gone into every item which was nice.


  11. lovelucie1 October 1, 2014 / 12:35

    Wow! That seaside scene is truly fabulous. I love all the little details. Love your bird filled tree and am glad it has gone somewhere it can be admired. Well done to you and your posse!


    • October 5, 2014 / 17:24

      Thanks, it is great that the tree has gone on to a life elsewhere, the shop is a crafting shop too so it will be very much at home there.


  12. elisabeth andrée October 1, 2014 / 09:01

    O wow, the seaside scene, all the water animals, the lighthouse! Everythings looks wonderful but those are my favorites! So much work but the result is spectacular! 🙂


    • October 5, 2014 / 17:27

      Thank you, it really was a fabulous project to work on. Everyone keeps saying “you will do it again next year won’t you”?


  13. *Wisher* October 1, 2014 / 05:09

    This is really magical.. I love the tea-party one in the garden. Really happy to see this and great work to all, is really inspiring. 😉


  14. grammiepammie October 1, 2014 / 02:51

    LOVE the fish skeleton! Such creative ideas and such CUTE creations! Hope you made tons of $$$ – all your wonderful efforts – EXCELLENT WORK!


    • October 5, 2014 / 17:30

      Thank you, were were amazed at how much we did make in the end, £1044.55, about £325.00 from donations and the balance was from people offering bids on the items.


  15. Megan October 1, 2014 / 00:33

    What amazing scenes! The lighthouse is absolutely gorgeous! And all the little details came together wonderfully.


  16. nanacathy2 September 30, 2014 / 22:51

    Love the lighthouse. Spotted my gnome and Moss Muffet. It all looks amazing


    • October 5, 2014 / 17:33

      Thanks, so glad you could see your beautiful contributions. I hope that everyone else who contibuted could do the same. I did try to get images of everything but it was so busy on the days we were on site.


  17. thelandroverownerswife September 30, 2014 / 22:42

    There’s even a fish skeleton on the rocks of the lighthouse!!!! Fantastic! Amazing! 😀 😀


  18. Carrie September 30, 2014 / 22:40

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just had to share:-)


  19. Tajana September 30, 2014 / 22:28

    ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ can't find the right words to write a comment…. I feel so joyful seeing your photos 🙂 🙂 🙂


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