Cottage Notebook
About
Nadia Seaver

The Cottage Notebook is an Irish craft and garden blog and podcast. It acts as a journal to keep all my ideas and resources together.  In June 2014, my husband and I bought a coastal, Edwardian cottage with a beautiful albeit neglected garden.  We then, much to the annoyance of our neighbours, have broken the peace and serenity of this seaside town by adding two very loud children, two bunnies, some fish and a whole heap of craft supplies to the lot.

My MSc is from Dublin City University in Chemistry but yarn and crafts slowly took over my life. After joining This is Knit in the 2010/2011 season and meeting all of you wonderful people, I realised that yarn is a passion of mine. I now get to blog, knit, weave, crochet and watch it all be destroyed by two very active toddlers.  Every now and again you might see a guest blog post from me on other sites. You can see them over the portfolio page.

On the podcast, I share stories of how we created our square foot garden at the cottage and how we strive to make this a toddler-friendly experience. I talk about many crafts (knitting, crochet, weaving, millinery) but I try to stick to one or two per podcast. I also share conversations with my favourite yarn and designs/designers with you, so that you can grow your Ravelry queue and yarn stash right along with me! I hope you like what you hear!  You can always let me know in the comments or on any of the social media sites below.

Why don’t you come join us on our journey to keep the toddler forever entertained and turn this cottage into a more environmentally friendly, GIY and craft loving home?

You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram as @CottageNotebook and Ravelry as Bunnyt.

Email: Nadia[at]cottagenotebook.ie

Disclaimer: None of the posts/podcasts on this site are sponsored unless otherwise stated.

Not sure where to start? Try this selection of the latest blog posts:

Finding Your Voice

That title suggests that writing online would be easy but those three words are highly deceptive. You all know that I have been struggling with my inner voice and have been trying to work out what I want to say in a way that is meaningful for myself but also for all...
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Aoibhe Ní – The Interview Part II

This week I am taking a closer look at one of Ireland's beautiful crochet designers Aoibhe Ní Shúilleabháin. Aoibhe very kindly took the time to answer some questions for the Notebook. Today is Part II which focuses on hobbies and future projects. If you missed it you...
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Aoibhe Ní – The Interview Part I

  This week I am taking a closer look at one of Ireland's beautiful crochet designers Aoibhe Ní Shúilleabháin. Aoibhe very kindly took the time to answer some questions for the Notebook. Today is Part I which focuses on design. Aoibhe is a talented lady with over...
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A Yarn As Old As Time

  Sit down and let me tell you a story. It started long ago, this deep need to express my creative self. As a child my aunt taught me how to knit, how to paint and how to make latch hook rugs. Time progressed and the whims of youth took over before college...
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The Downside of Working from Home

Following on from my last post on Creativity, Productivity and the Voice Inside, I wanted to share a little more about working from home and the effect that has had on me as a person and the knock-on effect that has on the blog and podcast. I know what your thinking,...
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