Hello, I’m Nadia, I am many things but when running The Cottage Notebook I am a creative person who likes to share stories on craft, gardening and the creative process. I’m fueled by coffee and pastry and I’m usually coming to you from my yarn filled desk from the back of the cottage.
The Cottage Notebook is an Irish craft & garden blog and podcast based on Ireland’s east coast. It started life as a journal to keep all my ideas, resources and interests in one place. Since September 2016 it has grown so quickly to become so much more than I ever dreamed it could be. It is a place where I can share garden experiences, crafts, events and my own personal creative journey. I also get to share interviews on the blog and podcast with all the wonderful artists, designers and garden enthusiasts I meet along the way.
By education, I’m a chemist. I have an MSc in Chemistry from Dublin City University but my life changed when I joined the team at This is Knit in Dublin. I realised that yarn is a passion of mine along with blogging, writing and social media. I now get to blog, knit, weave, crochet and watch it all be destroyed by two very active toddlers. The origin of The Cottage Notebook is simple, we moved to the cottage in 2013, had two children and by 2016 I wanted a space of my own to grow and create where little fingers couldn’t artfully change my decisions. In the middle of the night, much to the annoyance of my husband, I woke up with the name and idea, I got up and the site was born.
My life really changed with the growth of the podcast and blog. I’m now a freelance blogger/writer, virtual assistant & consultant, public relations officer for Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and yes I’m still part of the This is Knit team. Which in itself is a blessing because I can stay in contact with all the amazing yarn and people that I love so much.
Why don’t you come join me on my journey?
Disclaimer: None of the posts on this site are sponsored unless otherwise stated.