I hope you all had a super Valentines Day! I participated in the second annual Sheepish Heart Bomb. Blogger Meredith encourages everyone to spread a little love in their community so I made some crochet hearts.
The UK storms made it pretty tricky to drop my yarn bomb, but I left some in the bookshelves of the library and then took to the market square to yarn bomb a bicycle or two. I couldn’t help myself, this is Cambridge after all.
The weather was shocking, so my photos are not great, but I took one of Kings College which was lit up for the e-luminate festival.
On the way home I passed Short Street. Which is exactly what it says it is. A street with just 6 or so houses in a little row.
Being so close to the river, we are on flood alert this weekend. The winds are hurricane strength so I am disappointed that I can’t go out on my new bike!
Make sure to check out the Sheepish Heart Bomb hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. There are some lovely yarn bombs! You can see my Sheepish Heart Bomb from last year here.
Yesterday I shared a preview of my crocheted hearts ready for the Sheepish Heart Bomb day organised by Meredith of One Sheepish Girl. The idea was to ‘share your heart’ by hanging a yarn heart somewhere in your town or city with a note to brighten a stranger’s day. I love yarn bombing. I’m all up for random acts of kindness and participated in the last Sheepish Yarn Bombing Day, so I was excited about taking part.
I made a heart garland from cotton yarn (which shrivelled a bit in the typically English rainy weather!) and hung it on a fence along the river in Cambridge.
I chose a bicycle tag for the message which read “Happy Valentines!” and the hashtag #sheepishheartbomb. You can use this on Twitter and Instagram to search for other people’s yarn bombs!
He was keen to know why we had participated and what the purpose was. He even asked me if I did it to try and get a date somehow!!
I hope the hearts around the city brightened people’s days. A fellow yarn bomber had left hearts on lamposts for people to take away and one thoughtful soul had written paper heart notes to stick on bicycle seats at the train station.
We had a great valentines having a nice indulgent meal and cosy night in. We ate sweets from jars and I gave G some comedy show tickets and a geeky cross stitch I had made him.
He gave me an awesome gift to celebrate 10 years(!) together which I will share on the blog next week. I was SO excited I had to share a sneak peek on Twitter and Instagram.
Today I’ve been preparing my crocheted hearts for Sheepish Yarn Bombing Day which is coordinated by Meredith of One Sheepish Girl. I used some lovely bamboo cotton and finally mastered the magic loop, yay! I’ll share another picture once they are displayed.
As much as Valentines day has become a big commercial event, I do like all the love heart themed crafts and baking that appear online at this time of the year. Here are a few of my favourite finds, do tell me which one you like or if you have found any pretties of your own!