About

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 my favourite yarn and designs/designers with you, so that you can grow your Ravelry queue and yarn stash right along with me! As the podcast grows, I want to highlight some special crafters and gardeners and you can catch them on Cottage Talks. Finally, there are some extra special interviews under the Cottage on Tour Podcast, where I leave the confines of the cottage to meet my guests. 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.

So, 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: @CottageNotebook

Facebook: @CottageNotebook

Instagram: CottageNotebook

Ravelry: Bunnyt

Email: Nadia[at]cottagenotebook.ie

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