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Springtime in Toledo 

  Super happy about a bakery coming to the neighborhood 🍞🍩🍪☕️  The courthouse is looking beautiful in bloom! 🌷🌲🌸🌳🍃🌺🇺🇸☀️  Bike rack at the library 🚲📖👀 

And after Spain came China

Now I have yarnbombs in Asia thanks to Nicole Winegardner.

Taoranting Park in Beijing, China

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Qiuyue Garden at Nanhu Lake in the town of Zhouzhuang

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Blue yarnbombs for the kids!

Last year Lucas County Children Services and The Toledo Free Press asked for blue yarnbombs to let everyone know that we are standing up against child abuse! It was a huge success where yarnbombers, crocheters, and knitters from all over the world sent us beautiful blue yarnbombs to support such an important cause not only in Toledo but all over the world. We did it again this year with new Yarnbombs plus the yarnbombs from last year and we turned the whole block blue!

The yarnbombs will be in front of the LCCS building at 705 Adams Street across from the courthouse during the month of April.

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St. Patricks Day!

Here is my green yarnbomb for St. Patty’s day. It’s about 19 degrees windy making it feel about six degrees….In freaking MARCH! Sooooo cold!

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Toledo Loves Love

This is going to TOLEDO SPAIN from TOLEDO OHIO! I am so stoked for this to go to our sister city with RR in January! It says Toledo Loves Love in Spanish and it’s done in rainbow and black & white…. JUST LIKE THE LOVE WALL!!!!!

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Makers Mart!!!!!!!

Makers Mart is a modern, handmade, fun, mega crafty fair that Oh Sew Betty brings to us every year! She asks for Yarnbombs and I deliver. This was at the Amtrak station in Toledo.

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ODB Birthday Bomb

This yarnbomb is dedicated to the late Ol Dirty Bastard from Wu Tang Clan on his birthday.

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Yarnbomb at Mr. Twister in Findlay

My very first yarnbomb in Findlay, Ohio. It’s at Mr. Twisters yummy ice cream shop. Which opens bak up in January I do believe!!

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Don’t Hug Zombies!

This is my zombiebomb for the annual Halloween zombie crawl on Adams Street. Of course it was stolen by the end of the night but it was still a really fun yarnbomb to make. It was also my first bomb with words.

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Time Capsule!

This is a yarnbomb that I did at Scrap 4 Art for the 175 year celebration of Maumee Ohio. I used their school colors for the yarnbomb. The kids at Maumee High School made the time capsule and filled it up. I have no idea what’s inside it. Super fun project!

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Even insects love Yarnbombs!

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Found this on an old yarnbomb that I was removing.

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Frank goes yarnbombing!

Frank goes on his first yarnbombing mission!

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WuBomb

I’ll call this the WuBomb.

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2012 memories and 2013 dreams

I can’t even begin to express my joy, happiness, love and bliss for the year 2012. I would be proud to say that it was the year of public art for Toledo, Ohio. With all of the art in public spaces in this city, I was happy to contribute so I set out to decorate the streets in colorful and fuzzy yarnbombs. The response that yarnbombs receive from the community is something really special to me and I sincerely cherish all of the kind words, support and messages that people give me. I have met so, so many wonderful people this year… SO many! The year started with some normal parking meter and sign post yarnbombing then things just started to get bigger and brighter and went inter-freaking-national…what?!

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wallThe Love Wall was born this summer in UpTown and has many yarnbombs from different yarnbombers to add to the love! The wall was organized by Rachel Richardson of Art Corner Toledo and painted by MEDE & Mr. Taylor.  There is a real sense of comfort at The Love Wall. It has visitors from everywhere that come to see and feel that love and occasionally just feel like hugging the 15 foot colorful yarnbomb!

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Then there are the exchanges I did with some very admirable and lovely ladies from The UK, France and Australia. This was quite a memorable experience for me! I mean, we have yarnbombs from three other countries in Toledo…that is global street art…whoa!

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bike racks…bike racks…bike racks

I want to yarnbomb all the bike racks!

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There is just something about bike racks that really makes me smile.

There are also the travelling Toledoans who have put up streetspun yarnbombs at their travel destinations. One even went international! I feel so special just to know that people want to take time out of their travels to spread some streetspun TOLEDOLOVE!

Orlando & Denver

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Seattle & New Orleans

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Vancouver BC

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Super special thank you to:

Rachel Richardson

Claudia St. Clair

Tom Kesting

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So that’s basically a wrap on the year 2012 for me. It has been fabulous! And it’s now time to look forward into the new year, plan new goals, meet new people and create lots of new ideas! I hope everyone tries to love a little harder and always be kind. I wish nothing but good vibes, great times and lots of love and hugs to all of the lovers all over the world! Cheers to YOU!

Peace & Love Always,

SSYB

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Oakland yarnbomb

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Art supply depo yarnbomb

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Yarnbombing Toledo

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Ahava Yarnbomb

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Home slice yarnbomb

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St. Clair yarnbombing

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More Toledo meters!

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Trick or treat?

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Huron st. Toledo

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Yummy

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Downtown Latte

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Harrison rally days

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BG Yarnbombing

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Sylvania sign

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237 parking meter

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Toledo tree

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UT bike rack

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More meters!

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Color meter

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Oopsie!

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Rainbow!

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Meter yarnbomb

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Replacement

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ann arbor parking meter

Toledo Pride 2011

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