Creative Chaos

Creative Chaos

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


I've made a few woolly and fabric purchases over the past few months.

These gorgeous ones were from Ashford in Ashburton - I had never come across the Tree Children yarn - all the colours were divine - but this is the last of it, as the label was folding.
 I so adore Happy Go Knitty yarns - picked up at a pop up sale. There is Yak and silk in there!!

 Another Ashford purchase
 I also went to a wool festival out west and came home with these delightful numbers - another Happy Go Knitty; Rosewood sock and Stray Cat sock wool. Some new dyers to me.

 And I was very lucky to win this from Maniototo wool!

And fabric bought the same day as the overlocker - Victoria and Albert/ William Morris fabric and japanese lawn. All beautiful.

Now just don't ask me what I am going to make with any of it, as I don't have a clue!

Sunday, 18 June 2017

The Enchanting Rose's Tea and Mug Swaps

In what really seems like a century ago, I participated in The Enchanting Roses' Tea and mug swap. This meant that I had two different partners to send a tea cup plus a mug to and then also received back a tea cup and a mug from two totally different people! These two people are a total surprise until your package arrives!

Thank you to Stephanie for hosting - I am so far behind with so many things in my life due to my 55-60 hour weeks! Slowly catching up and I'm back to a 27.5 hour week which is incredible!

Stephanie herself sent me a gorgeous mug package - all beautifully wrapped with so many fun layers to open! Tea, stationery, craft items, a heart. All divine. (I could only find the wrapped pics - this is SO long ago, that everything in the package has been either used or put away to use, so it is all over the place!)

And I sent my teacup to Elisha in Queensland, Australia enclosing a dishcloth, tea towel, biscuits and tea as well.

I sent the mug to Maria in PA, USA (no blog) as well as stationery, a dishcloth, keyring, a notebook and pencil.

I also received a gorgeous teacup - just trying to find the photos!

I'll be holding my annual dishcloth swap shortly. 

Saturday, 17 June 2017

a new toy

Bought a month ago but in quarantine until I had finished university essays and exam. Now whizzing away on it, making a new pair of winter pj pants for me. It is gorgeous to use; the threading was not too bad and I adore the finish rather than zig zagging!
Oh the possibilities!

Friday, 16 June 2017


Oh these photos were taken so long ago to me - two months ago in the last school holidays and we've now only got 3 more weeks till the next school holidays!
I did this trip to Christchurch to catch up with a good mate April. We also did a little road trip through Ashburton, Temuka and Timaru - all new to me towns.
But these photos are of Christchurch - still a massive construction zone after the February 2011 earthquake. I still struggle making any sense, whatsoever, of where I am in the city bit - nothing connects to me at all and I got totally lost, even if there is not much there still.
The Cathedral is still in ruins - I think a final decision on the way forward (or maybe it will be bowled??) will be made later this year. Businesses and shops etc are slowly opening again. There is definite progress. It is probably because I didn't know the city hugely well before might be the reason i struggle to map out where I am...
It must be exciting being in a city which will be virtually re-built and seeing all the amazing architecture going up!