Sunday, 6 October 2013

Crafting Through the Chaos

You may or may not have noticed that things have gone a little quiet round here lately. I'm being very careful not to apologise for this because it's one of my bugbears about blogging - and if bloggers weren't out in the world being very busy and making life happen we would have nothing to blog about!

My lack of regular blogging hasn't been due to a lack of creativity though, oh no. Major exciting projects are afoot, which I am excited to share with you in due course. I've been putting together some crafty projects for a couple of magazines, I'm preparing for my next craft fair... and I'm slap bang in the middle of moving house! It's a pretty major task, and I'm currently writing this from the floor of my old bedroom - just me and Beatrix and not a scrap of furniture in sight. All very zen! I'm feeling positive about the prospect of all the making opportunities for a new home, so that's going to keep me and this blog busy for months to come.

Anyway, I'm trying to keep life running as normally as possible through all these changes and chaos, so the day job, my Etsy shop, #PostCircle, Creatives Unite, and, oh yes - my social life - are all pretty much functioning, with Bea being spoiled by various friends coming to take her out on walks while I shift worldly possessions.

You might think it would be easiest just to abandon all crafting until things settle down a little, but I've been finding that five minutes' knitting here, and a bit of button painting there have been great de-stress activities. I'm still knitting my never-ending scarf (still, yes, still) and can even amble around with the wool tucked under my arm, knitting away and looking like I'm playing the woolly bagpipes.

So next time life's hectic I wholly recommend a five minute craft break. After all, there is more than one type of productivity, right?


  1. Good luck with moving and all your projects :) Love the look of that wool and yes definitely agree even a few mins of crafting at any point of time helps to keep sanity!

  2. Hi Anna! Good luck with the move. I totally hear you about finding a spare 5 minutes to sit down, relax and craft. YOu can't be packing boxes every last second of the day. And oooh, exciting stuff about writing for some magazines. Well done m'dear! Can't wait to hear more about them and all your new home. Happy moving, Jo :-) x |

  3. So glad you're back!! I've really missed reading about you and Beatrix's antics. I hope the move and all your other projects run smoothly! Best of luck :) xxx

  4. Good luck with the move, I know how stressful it is. And I agree, I find crochet to be a great de-stresser. x

  5. How exciting....can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve! :) x

  6. I love the idea of woolly bagpipes :) Hope the move goes smoothly! xx

  7. I wish you all the best in your new house Anna. It sounds like a great adventure is afoot for you.
    Rosie xx

  8. Hi Anna, thank you for not apologising - it is also one of my pet hates.

    I hope your move goes well. Glad to hear you have also found time for crafts. Look forward to seeing the scarf finished.

    Claire x

  9. I agree, never apologise for a lack of blogging.

    Glad to here you are managing to keep up with the crafting through the manic times. Looks forward to seeing your new house projects!


  10. I completely agree with you there. I've recently not had Internet for a time, so blogging isn't something I've been able to do much of. In the meantime, though, I've been so grateful to have a little time to work on my crafts.

  11. Hey! :)
    What most brilliant blog! I'm just thrilled, haha.
    I have been following your blog of course!



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