Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Yarn bombed!

So there has been a little craft going on in the background of this little caravan adventure we're on. A little bit of rainbow hooking here and there.

Can you guess what I've been making??

This is the before shot. Its the back of Frankie Blue, our caravan, and a clue.

Yep, you guessed it! It's a yarn bombed spare tyre cover for the caravan.

So much prettier than the boring old black tyre right?!

I was totally considering stitching 'Kate, Bren and the gang. Carpe Diem!' or maybe 'Say G'day channel 18 and 40' but I didn't.

Frankie Blue insists we drive pretty slowly so there's often trucks, road trains and other vehicles stuck behind us waiting to pass. Oh how I would love to hear what the drivers and their passengers say about our granny van.

The details are Raveled here and the colours go around and around in a spiral because that's the name Miss Pepper insists on calling our van.

We are in Darwin at the top of Australia. It took us one month and 16 caravan parks to get here. I think we'll hang out for a bit.

Happy adventuring!

xx

104 comments:

  1. Came here by accident but so glad I did
    This has made me smile a lot!

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  2. oh my -that is just too coolfor words!

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  3. It's rainbowy-goodness! So crazily off-centre that I love it to bits! x

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  4. Never seen a wheel as beautiful as this ! Nor did I ever thought I would ever say the word ' beautiful ' to a car wheel!>! Splendid job done!
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  5. Such fun ... I think most of the people stuck behind behind you will smile ... that's generally the effect a rainbow has :D

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  6. I love the wheel cover and we never got to Darwin wish we had ?Are you comeing back thru Qld?

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  7. Lovely!
    A perfect rainbow spiral - and Frankie Blue looks so much prettier now.

    I'm sure you'll get lots of smiles along the way!

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  8. too special! Will be sad when it gets some red dirt!

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  9. You are a star. Imagine the smiles on faces in cars traveling behind you.

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  10. Perfect time to be in Darwin! The markets are amazing, and make sure you have a breakfast at Cornucopia at the Museum. Best view in town. xK

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  11. You guys just amaze me with your creativity..just loving it!

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  12. Ha! that is great. You make yourself spottable don't you - what a great way to counter road rage!
    welcome to darwin. what a great time to be here - festival and all. No doubt you will be at the opening on friday night - can't imagine who won't be!

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  13. I love it. And yay to arriving at the top point of Australia. Enjoy your stay. Am getting home sick just reading your stories and seeing the pictures:)

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  14. That is so wonderful and funny and uplifting.

    Love it.

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  15. It's fantastic. No one is going to forget you.

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  16. It's fabulous! I'm sure it will make lots of travellers smile.
    Next project ... the hose?

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  17. Love it to bits, it's beyond awesome.
    xoxo

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  18. That is just pure wonderful. Gorgeous colours and total delight for anyone behind you. I think a photo of the van with her new wheel cover with a big expanse of red dirt behind her is an essential momento of this trip. melx

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  19. Hooray for yarnbombing....looks Awesome too :-)

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  20. perfectly you kate. now, go straight to darwin p.o. do not pass go, do not collect $200, just march on up to the counter and in a loud commanding voice say, I am kate and i'm here to collect my peg bag. ok

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  21. That is so fabulous. I smiled as soon as I saw it. I bet people behind you are doing that too :) Yah for spirals! Kx

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  22. Looks great - how could you not smile when driving behind you guys! Have a lovely time in Darwin and enjoy.

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  23. That is so cool...I bet the truckies all have a smile on their face when traveling behind you. Happy times in Darwin.

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  24. That is just the coolest - it's going straight to Pinterest!

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  25. omg .... that is so awesome :)

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  26. Oh WOW Kate, that is just totally awesome! The nicest looking tyre cover I've EVER seen. So cool :o)
    Darwin should be a fabulous stop, looking forward to reading about it :o) xo

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  27. Wowee! That wheel cover is groovy. Love it. Really enjoying following your journey thru the outback.

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  28. You are crazy. It's gorgeous, and you could wear it as a poncho when you are done touring!!

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  29. Oh that is cool :) even cooler is Bren let you put it on, my hubby would never be that brave LOL (yes he is sheltered...)

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  30. You'll never accidentally hop into the wrong caravan ;-)

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  31. Tee hee hee!
    I love this.
    Such happy rainbow colours!
    Xx

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  32. You have blitzed it!

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  33. Love it!!! So cool and very funny too :)

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  34. Wow it looks great Kate! I am sure the other drivers would love seeing all that bright color. Enjoy Darwin!

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  35. Very very cool Kate. Can't wait to see what you're gonna yarn bomb next!! (please please!)XX

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  36. LOVE it!
    I've been thinking of getting into a bit of yarn bombing, but it will probably begin rather conservatively...like some pom-poms on the poor, bare, cold looking trees lining my street.

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  37. Nothing would be more awesome than travelling behind you guys so I could look at the yarn bombed tyre. Completely and utterly devine. So what are you yarn bombing next? Enjoy Darwin.
    Anne xx

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  38. Sensational! Enjoy the Top End. x

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  39. oooooh I love it Kate!!
    I did wonder what you were making, I could see it growing in the background of a photo!!
    Brightens up the van immensly.
    Happy Caravaning :)

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  40. Oh, I just love it!!! I thought at first it was a floor mat which would also rock, love, love, love it!!

    I can just imagine some tired and jaded driver coming up behind your van and going, what the..????

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  41. that is the coolest thing I have ever seen - i LOVE it !

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  42. and this is why, my friend, I just fell a bit more in love with you.

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  43. You make me smile funny girl!

    Thanks for the colour and joy you spread.

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  44. Hahaha, yep I'd love to here what the big truckies have to say about that one...
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  45. Ha! You know I did a (large) spot of yarnbombery. You'll be on the road long enough to bedeck the entire caravan, right?

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  46. That wheel cover is fantastic Kate. It is definitely 'What to crochet when you have nothing to crochet'
    I liove it, and am enjoying reading about your trip.

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  47. Definately "happy campers" happening! Perfect project for your caravanning trip.

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  48. haha this is so fun kate i just LOVE IT!!! will you guys be coming this way, derby way? x

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  49. LOVE the colour for the spare tyre! It looks great.
    You've also picked a great time of year to be in Darwin. Its really nice up there in the dry season.

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  50. Just gorgeous!!! If I passed you on a "circumnavigation of Australia" I'd wanna toot, pull over, whip out the granny tea cups, boil the billy and invite you over for a cuppa and a chat or two!!! LOVE IT!

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  51. hey there. . now that is awesome! and you are a ray of sunshine in my day x manda

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  52. That is just tooo coooool for schoooool!! xx

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  53. That is just TOO CUTE for words Kate...I love it :)

    x

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  54. I am loving reading about your trip. I have dreamed about doing exactly what you are doing.
    (at risk of sounding like a crazy stalker) If you are ever in range of us Laura SA, we'd be happy to put you up ;) in exchange for stories!

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  55. i love it! and am really enjoying reading about your travelsxxx

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  56. OH it's fantastic, easy to spy you on the road now. Enjoy the birthplace of my 4 children!! Have a blast, you're there at the most amazing time of year for weather & wildlife, love Posie

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  57. Ha -So cool, what a great idea - It makes me laugh just looking at it - bet it does the same for people driving behind you - hard to get road rage looking at that cover.

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  58. You could embroider on it "Caution: Driver crocheting!"

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  59. E' una meraviglia di lavoro... Brava, Kate, sei sempre fantastica! Lara

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  60. All I can say is...
    I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS WHEEL!!!...

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  61. Great tyre cover.

    I was thinking about you all last night as I filled in the census... must have been fun filling it out and having a bit of your adventure captured in the nation's statistics :)

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  62. love this! so colourful & happy! i stumbled upon your space here last week, and have been meaning to leave a comment. you have a beautiful and inspiring life :) !

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  63. Hi Kate,
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your wheel cover, and I know if I was behind you this would definatly bring a big smile to my face! Do you mind if I post a picture of it and a link to your blog on my blog. www.kraftykristy.blogspot.com

    Thanks,
    Kristy

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  64. Great work, a great new addition to your van. Don't let it ruin in the rain!

    I have been thinking about your colouring competition chaos and think I have the solution. Come and enter my blog giveaway and I may add an additional '3 lovely little travellers' prize and send it to you when you get home! xx

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  65. Love it! Of all the things you could have made, I love that you chose the humble spare tyre to feel special :-)

    Have just stumbled onto your Blog and I look forward to reading more of your adventures xx

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  66. Oh my goodness - I cannot even tell you how in love with this I am. Truly delightful.

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  67. That's made my day (A few days late, but hey, I needed a spot of colour today so glad I am!)

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  68. I love it!
    I live in Darwin, so hopefully I will see your lovely rainbow van on the road!
    Welcome to Darwin, I hope you enjoy your stay here :)

    Elise x
    p.s, if you would like any tips on what to see and do while in Darwin, feel free to email me elise.burr@hotmail.com

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  69. Fantastic....I wish there was more of it...have a great trip. I will be back xoxo Jo

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  70. Wow fantastic cover,
    Have just spent a happy half an hour reading through your trip posts. What a wonderful thing to be doing, what memories for your girls. Dave and I travelled for a few months when we got married over 20 years ago and spent a few weeks in Oz. You've brought back some good memories(we live in England). I so wish we'd done it with our children though. Have a brilliant time! Penny L xx

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  71. Wow Kate, you are having an amazing time, I love your spare wheel cover, I hope it brings many a smile to whom ever is following you.
    x Sandi

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  72. Seriously that is amazing!! I have utter envy of that, even asked my hubby if our spare wheel could be attached to the back of our caravan just so I could make one. His response was a roll of the eyes ;) It looks amazing. xx

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  73. Hello darling - I'm enjoying immensely your traveling blog..

    Thanks for sharing the guts of it too - like the bad day. My goodness - the school of life has SO much to teach us, eh? I reckon this could be us in about 4 years.

    As always - thanks for the inspiration that you share.

    happy trails.
    xx

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  74. Hello Kate, have been keeping up with you and your trip here and there when I can sneak a second away from my crazy life. I am lovin' all the info of your trip and am amazed at how awesome the whole experience is coming along....Maybe one day I will be able to attempt something similar but for now I will just live vicariously through you as I deal with the chaos of another move :)....

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  75. That is the BEST damn tyre cover I've ever seen in my life, like, ever. Hi gorgeous, loving following you on the road. When you're home I'm sending you biscuits. All very exciting. xxx

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  76. Greetings from Texas. Whiloe I have seen (and photo'ed a blacksmith anvil welded to a pickup truck trailer hitch, I 've never seen anything as creative and fun as your rainbow cover. Well done. Made me smile!

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  77. This is fantastic, happy travelling - I just pinned it on Pinterest
    http://pinterest.com/pin/118975325/

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  78. OMG I love it bet you start a trend with this one. xx

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  79. Very cool! I'm inspired to make one of my own.

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  80. Love the tire cover! I've just been catching up with all your blog posts Kate. I love the way you write - straight from the heart.

    I never knew what I wanted to tour Australia in a caravan until this evening. So inspiring!

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  81. That spiral is magnificent!!!

    unfortunately for me i can only knit :-)

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  82. How did i miss this!! Fun to the max.

    (bet the white bits aren't looking so white now!)

    xo

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  83. Is realy a very colorful to decorate the tire!!

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  84. Very Cool! lovely idea! lovely colors too!!!!

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