Friday, February 26, 2010


The Second post!

Reasons to be Cheerful. My beautiful Son

Things that Make Me Go Grr!. Not having enough time!

Well, I'm quite ashamed.Such a long time has gone by since my last entry.I have a huge amount of catching up to do but to that later.I wanted to talk about Waterworlds , my current project.
My mind is such a whirl most of the time I go from idea to idea and every day I'm going from the dyepot to the spinning wheel to the carder to the post office.Ideas keep popping up all over the place for colour schemes and sometimes I just have to put them into action.However, lately I have been doing some work on a particular colour scheme, which started because I was trying to reproduce the colours in a commercial yarn.

It proved harder than I thought and I got frustrated, but now I'm realising that there are such an amazing array of subtleties of colour.

Thankfully, these colours are also really popular! But since I'm in this groove I've decided to go with it, and call the whole project Waterworlds. I am happiest when I am by the water. I live only metres from the ocean, you can hear it at night with the windows open. But there are many different watery environments, estuary, beach, river, lake, glacier .And I am in the perfect place to explore them, New Zealand has a massive coastline to hand, you are never very far away from the water.
So watch out for many new rovings and hand dyed batts in this theme in my store. Of course I won't be able to resist the urge to dye or spin a purple yarn, so there will be other things too.

Here is a little taster of things I have done so far which would now come under Waterworlds.

Friday, May 29, 2009

My First Post!

Reasons to be Cheerful ~ It's sunny today! (but cold)

Things that make me go GRRR! ~ Housework!

Well, at last a blog from me, and what pressure, my first blog entry!

The above shows one of my paintings of the Southern alps here in the South Island of New Zealand. They are visible from all over Christchurch and beyond and are a magnificent sight in winter when they are covered in snow like this.They are about 80 miles away but the snow and the clear air make them look much closer.

Today is a tidy up day. My son is at pre-school and I have the housework and posting out to keep me busy.I hope to get creative later but wanted to do some dyeing and my fiber has been held up at customs (another Grrr!).Maybe I'll finally get to spin up my batts from Terrabellaspuns fiber club. They are sitting there looking tempting and sparkly!

I spun up the first one into a slightly thick and thin single and plied it with a fine boucle with some beehives.I'm not sure yet what I'm going to make, maybe some little purses.I have some fab bag handles at the moment.

I may make a little bowl tonight I love these! I am thinking of making them to match some little soaps like the ones I have up in my store at the moment.The soaps just snuggle nicely into the bowl and would make a great gift.

Well thats about it for now,short and sweet I know but I hope you enjoyed it and will follow me.This is still very much a work in progress!