Charity Yarn Bombing – Part 3

This is the final instalment.

This was another of my favourites, I was so happy that I actually won the bid for it so we can keep it up at the surgery.

Wooden TreeThe wooden tree was made by a friend using a photo frame as inspiration. It stands 5ft tall made from MDF and stained with wood stain. I am currently making more leaves so it will look fuller, then the plan is to decorate it with snowflakes for Christmas.

Wooden Tree 2

Not sure if you can make this out but it is a real nest that we were given, it had been abandoned so no little birdies were dislodged from their home we promise. Debs made a little crochet bird to sit in the nest which was given a new home in our floal garland adorned tree.

Crochet Bird in Nest These were balls from a childs ball pool that we covered with yarn to hang like colourful woolly fruits.

Crochet Balls in Tree A pair of gnomes donated by Dean’s Garden Centre were yarn bombed and graced the front garden with their crochet flowers.

Yarn Bombed Garden GnomesThen we had our safari theme, ok I know a koala does not really fit this theme but he is so cute we had to include him.

Knitted KoalaThe colourful purple snake slithering along the branch. A little boy won the bid for him and when he collected his prize we were trying to help him choose a name. We were all suggesting names that would rhyme with snake like Syd, Sammy and Cyril, good names we thought. But no, “Bob” said the little chap, tied Bob around his waist and off he went. One very happy little man and a snake called BOB!

Knitted Purple SnakeThis colourful parrot was a great hit with all our visitors but sadly he was not available for bids, although his maker did offer for eggs to be laid and nurtured for baby parrots.

knitted Monkey and Parrot 2Cheeky monkey swinging on a crochet vine, his mate was sitting behind the parrot awaiting his turn on the vine swing.

Knitted MonkeyBelow all the activity on high there was an animal picnic going on.

Safari PicnicBunting and birds were hung and strung all around the building giving life to all the themes.

Crochet Bunting and Birdies

I have to finish by saying a final thank you to all of you who helped us achieve a display that in the end was more than we could have hoped. Both the Hospice and the Hospital are extremely grateful for the funds that we have all raised. And the patients too have continued to show their appreciation.

Thank you.

So here ends our Charity Yarn Bombing story………………….until next year!

36 thoughts on “Charity Yarn Bombing – Part 3

  1. bestofcrochet November 21, 2014 / 05:01

    Geraldine, these projects are so impressive! I love every picture!


    • December 2, 2014 / 19:26

      Thank you so very much for your lovely comment and support. We are doing it again next year and including a Dinosaur park! Now there is a challenge as I have never even thought about making a dinosaur before!


      • bestofcrochet December 3, 2014 / 09:26

        Wow, I’m sure it will be amazing! Dinosaurs sound like a challenging subject, but it can also be very colorful and versatile. Good luck! 🙂


      • December 7, 2014 / 19:29

        Yes I think so too, I will start looking at patterns for dinosaurs after Christmas. I have made a tea cosy for the afternoon teas already though. Will post it soon.


  2. *Wisher* October 13, 2014 / 05:53

    this installation is just magnificent.. the wooden tree is just wonderful.. 😉 great job


  3. MollyBean October 12, 2014 / 06:26

    I love the story about Bob 😀
    I’d like to be involved again next year too. I can’t make all of the amazing things you’ve displayed this year – I’m not that advanced! – but once you’ve decided on a theme let me know and I’m in 😀


    • October 12, 2014 / 09:20

      It made us laugh too! If only I could have got a photo of the little man as he wandered away with Bob tied around his waist. Your message has made my day, I would have been a bit bothered about asking for help again as everyone has been so generous this year, it would have felt cheeky. But I am sopleased you are in for the next one, will let you know when we have finalised the theme. Thank you.


  4. Patch October 10, 2014 / 10:06

    As soon as I saw the tree and read you had won it…. I thought you can decorate it to match the seasons….. We will need photos of course…. Looking forward to seeing it’s Christmas version!!


    • October 12, 2014 / 09:16

      Funnily enough I was making some more leaves last night, then I am going to make some snowflakes for Christmas. I will be sure to take photo’s and share with you.


  5. sewchet October 9, 2014 / 09:47

    This is one of those posts where I would have loved to have had a video tour to see it all in situ! So much colour and fun; what a success:)


    • October 9, 2014 / 21:24

      Thank you for your lovely comment and for the great idea, I will have to see if I can arrange to have it on video next time.


  6. yarnchick40 October 8, 2014 / 14:43

    I’m so happy for you and your fabulous project! Thanks for sharing the outcome with us. The world needs more kind hearts like you ❤


  7. Hollis Hildebrand-Mills October 8, 2014 / 13:57

    Love your knitted animals and such. The tree is gorgeous. Glad you are appreciated. You deserve it!


  8. lovelucie1 October 8, 2014 / 12:56

    The tree is magnificent! Quite a piece of art that you’ll be able to add to all year long.
    So glad you managed to raise some funds. Congratulations on a successful yarn bombing!


    • October 9, 2014 / 21:39

      Oh yes, I have lots of plans for the tree although I have been neglecting it these last couple of weeks and attempting to finish the blanket I hoped to finish by the end of August!! Loved Brenda Ballerina and so pleased to hear of her magazine debut.


  9. KerryCan October 8, 2014 / 11:46

    You did a great job with this! Now, go relax!


    • October 9, 2014 / 21:43

      Thank you, but I have a list of things I want to get done for Christmas, and what will I do with my hands if I am not wielding a hook?


  10. elisabeth andrée October 8, 2014 / 11:21

    The koala, the monkey and the parrot are so so cute! Lovely pictures, I can imagine you and all the people had a great time! 🙂


    • October 9, 2014 / 21:45

      It was a lot of work but a lot of fun too. Doing it for charity and raising money was a real pleasure so many thanks for your support too.


  11. nanacathy2 October 8, 2014 / 09:41

    just fantastic, how much did you raise in the end?


      • nanacathy2 November 4, 2014 / 09:25

        Wow that’s an amazing total.


      • November 11, 2014 / 21:00

        Yes we thought so too, couldn’t believe how much we sold. We are doing it again next year with a theme of a tea party, the staff are going to serve tea and we will ask for cake donations to serve too. All the ladies who are helping are picking a theme to work on too. So far we have birds, dinosaurs, farm animals and of course bunting. All of the bunting we did sold can you believe!


  12. Tajana October 8, 2014 / 06:21

    Same time next year? I’m in!!


    • October 9, 2014 / 21:53

      That is so kind of you, I wouldn’t have dared to ask again, everyone was so generous this time. I will email you and share our ideas and maybe you would let me know what you think? We have discussed it already as we all felt that we would have liked more time to prepare.

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      • Tajana October 9, 2014 / 22:10

        ok!There’s always Raverly for any kind of pattern so please let me know what you are going to need.I’ll have some free time from February,after the birth of my Big man’s nephew.. 🙂


  13. mollieandclaire October 7, 2014 / 23:16

    Fab! And very exciting to just see one of the pennants I made 🙂


    • October 9, 2014 / 22:01

      So pleased you spotted it, it’s hard to do justice to bunting, well i found it so, we had some truly amazing bunting and it was all won through the bidding. Don’t forget to let me know if would want some making for your sisters party celebrations, specific colours or sizes? I would be happy to make some.


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