Grow | Six on Saturday – Orange is the New Green

Grow | Six on Saturday – Orange is the New Green

It's Saturday so it's time to take a look at this week's six and surprisingly I'm typing to you from my cottage garden this morning under a blanket. I have also fed the birds so I'm likely to get pooped on as I type! That chill has begun to set in and I'm chiding...

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Craft | Echoes of Heather & Stone

Craft | Echoes of Heather & Stone

Photography by Joseph Feller.  What do you do when one of your dreams comes from being an idea you tossed around in your head into reality? A tangible thing that you can hold and show the world? I have always loved writing but the idea of having a body of work out...

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Grow | Six on Saturday- Goodbye July

Grow | Six on Saturday- Goodbye July

It's funny to be saying goodbye to July when it feels like my garden is just coming alive after the rain. Apparently, we are in for some gloomy weather ahead which makes me worried about blight. This week in the garden has just been maintenance. I haven't sown...

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Craft | Frog or Finish

Craft | Frog or Finish

Oh yes, it's time to dust off your W.I.P. (work in progress) pile, climb that yarny mountain and take control of your projects. This summer I am having a Frog or Finish thread over on Ravelry and it has some pretty nifty prizes for those who play along. How do I play...

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Grow | Six on Saturday – and the Rain Came Down

Grow | Six on Saturday – and the Rain Came Down

Well hello there! How have you been this week? Things are getting a little better in the cottage and I can't believe it's time for another Six on Saturday post! Just for all of you, I ran out just after those heavy downpours of rain to capture what is looking great in...

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Love | Living with Bunnies

Love | Living with Bunnies

It has been a while since I have posted a personal post and I thought this was a good time to catch up on life in the cottage. Last week, after eight years, we lost our rabbit Berry. To those of you who found my blog /podcast through Instagram it was probably a...

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Grow | Six on Saturday

Grow | Six on Saturday

This Six on Saturday is going to be short and sweet. After 8 years, we lost our bunny Berry this morning. All the images for this week are unedited and as shot and are a snapshot of what is happening in the garden right now.   Yes, the dahlias are starting to open and...

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Interview | Bear in Sheep’s Clothing

Interview | Bear in Sheep’s Clothing

Today on the blog I get to share one of my favourite Indie-dyers with all of you. Bear in Sheep's Clothing is based in Nothern Ireland and has a strong focus on dyeing British sourced fibres with the lowest impact on the environment as possible. Bernie and Derek have...

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Grow | Six on Saturday – Pests & Poppies

Grow | Six on Saturday – Pests & Poppies

This week I'm looking at surprises both good and bad in the cottage garden. Have you ever walked into your garden and stopped dead in your tracks and smiled? It's been a while but this week that beautiful poppy above did it for me. So, I wanted to share that beauty...

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Grow | Six on Saturday – Light & Dark

Grow | Six on Saturday – Light & Dark

This week I'm using the Six on Saturday post to have a look at a few light and dark areas of my garden. Each of these has been a joy or a puzzle to me. I've enjoyed playing with the light and backgrounds and these images are unedited this week. Straight from the...

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Craft | Simple Crochet Sweater

Craft | Simple Crochet Sweater

This post is part of my Handmade Wardrobe Series For today's craft post I finally get to share a finished object with all of you and I absolutely LOVE it. This is a simple crochet jumper made in a super soft yarn that allows for both warmth and breathability, in other...

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Grow | Six on Saturday -Windswept

Grow | Six on Saturday -Windswept

This week's garden post has taken a bit of a turn thanks to storm Hector and my garden went from a place of paradise to a windswept emergency overnight. I had staked what I could but losses occurred and it's always sad when you are waiting on something to flower and...

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Craft | Woollinn & WIPs

Craft | Woollinn & WIPs

Time is moving on and I thought I could do a quick Woollinn roundup and a look at what is currently on my needles and this time I did it on YouTube. So why not make yourself and cuppa, grab your current project and press play below:   Pattern Links: Simple Sweater by...

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Grow | Cottage Greenhouse in June

Grow | Cottage Greenhouse in June

I can't believe it's time for another garden blog post. This week's post is especially for Lisa and it is a tour of the greenhouse in June. I should explain that my greenhouse is a 6ft x 10ft structure with raised beds and a display table for potting and seedlings....

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Love | Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre

Love | Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre

If you are stuck with kids over the summer holidays it's hard to find places to go. I hold my hands up and say that I have two toddlers 3 and 2 years old and they absolutely loved the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre. This is not a paid for post and this was just a...

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Grow | Time to Breathe – A Cottage Garden Photowalk

Grow | Time to Breathe – A Cottage Garden Photowalk

This week I have been in my garden playing with a new lens for my camera and just taking the time to breathe after Woollinn. The event took a lot out of all of the Woolinn team and I have retreated to my garden for some creative play. I've blogged before about...

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Love | Never Enough

Love | Never Enough

Today is my birthday and I'm sitting in the garden listening to the birds. Watching them fly, have dirt baths and knock each other into the pond. In this quiet serenity, my mind always wonders.  I don't know if this is something that everyone does but when my birthday...

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Craft | #TheCreativeChat

Craft | #TheCreativeChat

What's This? A fun new twitter chat bringing together all sides of our creative world so that we can talk about all those topics that have been running around my creative brain. Interesting discussion from both sides of the table all while having a cuppa in your...

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Craft | Reef Breeze

Craft | Reef Breeze

  I thought I would share one of the fun things that I got to do recently and that was the Reef Breeze photoshoot with Jen from JST Knitwear Designs. When I say fun, I also mean wet because it was a stormy day here at the beach and it wasn't the shoot that either of...

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Grow | Six on Saturday

Grow | Six on Saturday

I'm a little late to the Six on Saturday party which is hosted by the one and only, The Propagator. As the blossoms are beginning to fade around here and well, life in the cottage is pretty bleak I thought I could share what blooms are looking good and making me...

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