Craft | My Top Ten Instagram Journal Accounts

Craft | My Top Ten Instagram Journal Accounts

I couldn't finish journal week on the blog without sharing some of the Instagram accounts that inspire me. I have quite a few journal crushes so it was really hard to whittle this down to just ten. All images are owned by the respective artists and are embedded...

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Craft | How To Start A Creative Journal That You Will Love

Craft | How To Start A Creative Journal That You Will Love

Welcome back to Journal Week on the blog and today I'm looking creative journals. These can either be art journals/creative journals. With today's method there ar no rules just creative freedom to do what you love when you love it. Creative Journals Creative journals...

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Craft | How to Start a Bullet Journal in 10 Minutes.

Craft | How to Start a Bullet Journal in 10 Minutes.

This week I am giving my blog over to the Bullet and Creative Journals. I'll be taking a look at the systems, notebooks, planners, pens and everything you need to start a journal of your very own that you will love. One of the biggest myths out there is that you need...

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Grow | Six on Saturday – Bulbs of Colour

Grow | Six on Saturday – Bulbs of Colour

I love this time of year when the garden starts to come back to life with exotic colours. Last October I started planting bulbs for Spring as the cottage garden didn't have a lot of bulbs. For the last month I have had fresh daffodils all over the house and garden. I...

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Craft | March Journal Set Up

Craft | March Journal Set Up

It's the first weekend in March so I thought I would share my planner with you all. How are you all getting on? Have you been using a planner/journal yet this year? Have you been using it for craft/knitting? Please let me know if you have and how I seem to have...

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On Difficult Conversations and Emotional Responses

On Difficult Conversations and Emotional Responses

In the yarn industry and yarn community, there are some very difficult but important conversations happening right now. They are the types of conversations that can change a system at its core hopefully for the better but sometimes it gets worse before it can get...

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Craft | February Planner Set Up

Craft | February Planner Set Up

I can't believe we are almost into the second month of the year. I spent a little time this weekend setting up my planner for February and I thought I'd share it. Materials (This section contains affiliate links. ) This month I stuck with my YHH planner and I'm still...

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Love | Buying a Home in Ireland.

Love | Buying a Home in Ireland.

When I sat down to write this post it occurred to me that this blog, my podcast, the cottage garden and all of my photography collaborations would not have happened if it wasn't for this 100-year-old cottage which we live in. The journey we had while buying our first...

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Six on Saturday – January Veg Patch

Six on Saturday – January Veg Patch

This week we are taking a look at the vegetables that are currently growing here at the cottage. It's been an odd winter and milder than most so everything is currently looking a bit leafy here. I confess that in December my lack of constant care in the greenhouse had...

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Craft | Bullet or Creative Journal

Craft | Bullet or Creative Journal

I've been missing from the knitting community of late. I'll be honest in that I'm not knitting and I haven't since September last year. This you can imagine is a little problematic for a few reasons. I'm not blogging because I'm not knitting and I'm focused in other...

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Six on Saturday – January Colour

Six on Saturday – January Colour

First of All a Happy New Year to you all. I took quite a break there and my blog is going to look a little different to all of you as I slow down and pull back but the one thing I'm continuing is sharing the cottage garden. I keep a log of how the garden is doing so I...

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2018 – The Highs, The Lows & My Obsession with Cake

2018 – The Highs, The Lows & My Obsession with Cake

I can't believe we are in December already and that it has been so long since I wrote a post that I forgot my login details! As you may have guessed this is a personal post.  I always think that these are a good idea especially if you are feeling lost or want to...

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Craft | DIY Toddler Activity Calender

Craft | DIY Toddler Activity Calender

One of the hardest things to do from now until Christmas is to keep young children entertained. Our Activity calendar has been a big hit since our eldest turned 2 so I thought I would share it with all of you, in case any of you are in the same position and trying not...

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Love | UK Blog Awards

Love | UK Blog Awards

This is a rather strange post for me to write, essentially this is a vote for me/my blog type of post. Over the last 2 years of running the Notebook,  I've made friends through the wonderful craft, gardening and parenting communities. I've tried to highlight indie...

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Love | Blog Awards 2018

Love | Blog Awards 2018

This is a surreal post for me to write. I'm usually the person watching and cheering on her friends and co-workers from the side as they collect awards, give presentations and speeches or get invited to PR events. Generally, be the person of support as they live their...

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Grow | Plant Lust

Grow | Plant Lust

Have you ever walked by a plant and been so overwhelmed by its beauty you had to have it in your garden? This probably only happens to gardeners but this happened to me quite a lot over the last two weeks resulting in some rather beautiful new additions to the cottage...

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Craft | How To Photograph Your Handknits

Craft | How To Photograph Your Handknits

One of the questions I get asked most is how to take a good photograph of craft projects and mostly handknits.  So, for today's post, I thought I would give some tips on taking some photos.  Before we start, I usually take a lot of my photos for my blog and...

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