ChainedChrysalis ⋅

Mama to 5 kids. Wife of 16 years and going on. Childrens photographer. Classic DIYer. Simplistic living, old fashioned, bunny owner. Bipolar, anxiety, autoimmune disorder. Gentle soul, seeking kindness and love. Alaska living, not an outdoorsman, summer loving landlocked mermaid.

The devil asked how i knew my way through the halls of hell. I replied. I do not need a map for the path i know so well.

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Check list of THANGS Animals 1. Pare down rabbits, Have 40, need under 10 to travel. Cue heartbreak Currently at 20!! 2. Vet check for both dogs Low cost vet clinic will do rabies shots and v...


Yesterday i had a kind kid visit me. He bought some loose wool, then i stuffed his bag even more full with extra angora. He was just the nicest boy, loving angoras. I showed him how to spin on hi...


well as i expected, Day two was shorter overall, and didnt do so hot. Kinda a bummer. I only sold around $100 worth of stuff. But at least i sold some things. I do wish i had done better. But ill...


I did good! No really i did more today then i did the previous year! Granted i priced my wools a bit higher and tomorrow im going to bring the prices down for a sale. But yeah im excited to go ba...


I prob wont check in tomorrow. My booth is halfway set up, Security on site, so i left my stuff. Set up my photobooth. Come to find out the people running the show didnt know about it? What? I w...


Im not sure if its that im trying my best to take my meds daily, ( well alternate. I cant take both or i get sick so ill take one or the other every day) Or if its excitement for the move. Or ju...


Im not sure if its that im trying my best to take my meds daily, ( well alternate. I cant take both or i get sick so ill take one or the other every day) Or if its excitement for the move. Or ju...


This is some of the wool i dyed this week for the fiber festival. I admit, I laid heavily into the blues and greens today. When things have sat in storage for a while. They need a good sunning/...


My one friend found someone closer to her, and now like i guessed. Im just out. No point in talking to me anymore, someone is closer. I cant tell you how many times in my life, ive been edged o...


5 days ago

Manifest it in Bittersweet

I said i would need 2 clients. I booked 2. I said i need to get some income. I sold 9 oz of raw angora, Paypaled me right away and im shipping tomorrow. I paid my back taxes and got my business...


Ugh im hating buying stuff right now. I know its needed for our super long drive. But i dont want to!! We bought a cargo basket for behind the hubbys car. Little girl wanted knee pads to ride he...


I loose track of days. Todays special is mohair, It was raw, hand washed, then dyed, dried and now spun. It needs to be washed again after im done, its pretty chunky in places where there is sti...


Check list of THANGS Animals 1. Pare down rabbits, Have 40, need under 10 to travel. Cue heartbreak. 2. Vet check for both dogs 3. Rabies shot for both dogs. Before Sepetember. Adults 1. Passpor...


The hubby suggests i start a new branch of my fiber dyeing for natural dyes. The purple cabbage color is going to be called swamp ass the yellow marigold color will be called, im so high. All th...


July 12, 2019

cabbage in Bittersweet

Ok so purple cabbage dye job. Very cool! No really it is. For one thing. Boiling the cabbage for 45 minutes. SUCKS. Oh My God. It smells ugly. Like.. Boiled cabbage. Its hot heavy and reminds m...


July 11, 2019

Getting a pasport in Bittersweet

Ahh today we go to get the passports. Im getting the passport card. Its good for North America. I dont plan on any outside trips any time soon haha. This 3500 mile drive will be my vacation, hell...


So here is the first attempt at dyeing with marigold. Im really pleased and excited by how this turns out. First off we harvested marigolds. Red orange and gold. I read to dry them, but why dry...


July 10, 2019

Lonely. Wow. in Bittersweet

The one friend i talk to online all the time, has gone offline for a while. She left last friday and popped on to tell me today she wont be around for a bit longer. Im shocked at how lonely i am....


I want to try my hand at natural dyes. Just for funsies. To start im reading about marigold as a natural dye to dye fiber a sunshiney yellow tone. it says to harvest marigolds at its peak of he...


July 09, 2019

Like minded folk in Bittersweet

Its really hard to find like minded people. people who think the world turns too fast. People who think that you need to take a step back and slow down. People who dont mind throwing clothes on...


July 08, 2019

This blessed heat in Bittersweet

Its 80 at 11 30. It finally peaks around 3-4 pm and then SLOWLY goes down after 9. I have a session at 6 30 today. Hopefully we dont die. I offered to reschedule but the mom is on a time frame. ...


I lost both my bottle babies yesterday. One escaped and died in the house. We found him later. And the other one went to a foster home and was too weak. We tried. But it just wasnt meant to be. ...


I probably wont share all the photos i take. But it will be fun to collect some of them. This is the second wool i did today. 4ish oz of merino/ tencel blend. I actually am not happy with it. T...


I bring my electric spinning wheel all over the place. Figured i could share a couple photos. This is my Daedalaus Starling. An e wheel. 3 d printed. At the Matanuska Glacier. Its in the backgr...


washed mohair. Possibly dry, ish. haha. very wet mohair, freshly washed and lanolin water dumped out. dried fluffed mohair. see the sheen!! dried mohair in the pot for dyeing. water vinegar ...


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