Craft Bomb Your Bike!

Craft Bomb your Bike front cover

My contributors’ copy of the new book Craft Bomb Your Bike has arrived. Back in December/January I felt like my entire life was devoted to this project, which proved far more complicated than I had imagined… But now all the effort seems worth it as I get to see my work in print ! And I did get to work with most favourite Heather Moore-designed Up, Up & Away fabrics.

My design is a bike basket liner which is convertible to a drawstring tote. Gosh, the struggles I had to make sure that the pattern was adaptable to any size bike basket (which seem to come in about 57 different varieties). I feel a bit queasy when I remember back to how tricky it was and how many pieces of paper I got through and how many prototypes I made… But I am pleased with how cute they have made it look:

Craft Bomb your Bike main pic

Here’s how it looks as a bag:

Craft Bomb your Bike inset pic

And I managed to get my lads into print too…

Craft Bomb your Bike me and the lads

This is us in our Cambridge days, when I used to trundle (and trundle is most definitely the word) round town on my wonderful yellow Pashley trike. Cute eh?

If you cycle and craft, or want to make cute goodies for the cyclists in your life, this is book is well worth a look. There’s sweet bunting, practical mittens, ear-warmers and leg-warmers, cute crochet flowers for your wheels, sweet birds to sit on your handle bars, even a cover for your bike lock. So many imaginative ideas, it’s well worth a look!

8 thoughts on “Craft Bomb Your Bike!

  1. I’d love to have a bicycle someday, but living in London I’m just too afraid to ride on the streets… I’ve seen a few yarn/craft bombed bicycles though, and they look so wonderful!
    Hm, I wonder if my partner would allow me to do something to his? (The answer is most probably “no,” haha)

  2. I loved reading about what you went through with your project. Just those words “Back in December/January I felt like my entire life was devoted to this project” brought back so many memories of when I was working on it too. I wish we all had each other’s email addresses so we could have had sent notes saying “You’re not alone”. So much fun though. Can’t wait to make your draw string bag – it’s exactly what I need!
    Love Kate (from greedy for colour). xx.

  3. Omg can I resist it – mind you I’d get some funny looks here – we get a lot of cyclo tourists and they are soooo serious!

  4. you are bad for my bank balance…I have pre ordered the book!

    On 10 July 2014 19:07, Very Berry Handmade wrote:

    > veryberryhandmade posted: ” My contributors’ copy of the new > book Craft Bomb Your Bike has arrived. Back in December/January I felt like > my entire life was devoted to this project, which proved far more > complicated than I had imagined… But now all the effort seems worth it as > “

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