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 social...

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Grow | Six on Saturday – Preparing for Spring

Grow | Six on Saturday – Preparing for Spring

Put down that cuppa and try not to gasp too loudly but this week I have tackled the land that time forgot i.e. our front garden. This Saturday's post is all about preparing for Spring with bulb planting, weeding mulching and dealing with a few, er...let's call them...

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Craft | The Boardwalk Stroll Poncho

Craft | The Boardwalk Stroll Poncho

Today on the blog I thought I could share some behind the scenes fun from one of my work photo shoots. You guys are always wondering what I'm up to so I thought I would show you. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with JST Knitwear Designs and taking some...

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Grow | Six on Saturday – Pink in the Rain

Grow | Six on Saturday – Pink in the Rain

It's a cold, wet windy day here. Pretty miserable when you look out at it but I ventured out to show you what is looking fantastic in the rain after Storm Callum. Once out there I replanted some chrysanthemums, potted on a few pansies and planted a pack of bulbs so I...

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Craft |Half Theory & Castiel by Woolly Wormhead

Craft |Half Theory & Castiel by Woolly Wormhead

Week 2 of the knit-along is behind us and I'm starting to see some wonderful hats floating around social media from all of you. There have been some new techniques learned, some cast on discussions and I'm here to show off not one but two new hats that have flown...

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Grow | Six on Saturday – In White

Grow | Six on Saturday – In White

As I type the day is starting to brighten into a beautiful autumn day. The sky has gone from overcast to clear blue. Which is really just typical as I try to capture what's in flower this week for all of you. Yes, I seem to have offended the weather gods as they are...

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Love | Children on Instagram?

Love | Children on Instagram?

As a parents one of the questions we have struggled with is whether to share images of our children on social media. If we choose to do it, how do we do it safely? How do we as parents control it?  *warning this post is full of cute toddler images & different...

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Craft |The Erea Sweater

Craft |The Erea Sweater

This post is part of my Handmade Wardrobe Series Erea Sweater. Photo Credit - J. Seaver Today's craft post has been over a year in the making.  I hold my hands up and confess that sometimes my knitting can be abandoned as I've hit the sleeves. They have been the death...

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Grow | Six on Saturday – Let’s Celebrate

Grow | Six on Saturday – Let’s Celebrate

It's Saturday so it's time for...dun dun duuuuuuun... Six on Saturday! The cottage garden is turning over and there is much to celebrate here at the moment. Everything is slowing down and we are all trying to enjoy those last bursts of autumn sunshine before the cold...

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Podcast | Let’s Get Woolly Wk1

Podcast | Let’s Get Woolly Wk1

Welcome to week 1 of the Let's Get Woolly Hat Knit-along.  It's time to grab those needles, choose your hat pattern, start checking your gauge and cast on.  Half Theory  Hat - Image provided by Woolly Wormhead You can also find the podcast...

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Love | Tayto Park with Toddlers

Love | Tayto Park with Toddlers

At the end of the summer we wanted to do something fun as a family and this trip to Tayto Park in Ashbourne, Co. Meath was as much for Mommy and Daddy as it was for the toddlers.  I'm going to save you a lot of reading time here,  whether or not this is a great idea...

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Craft | Let’s Get Woolly

Craft | Let’s Get Woolly

Can you feel that breeze creeping in? That means it has to be time for a knit-along! So I chatted with some wonderful woolly people and we put together some discounts for you. Scroll on down to find out more.…

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Grow | Six on Saturday – Autumn Air

Grow | Six on Saturday – Autumn Air

Do you feel it? That cold that sneaks in during September that warns of the coming winter.  I walked around my garden this morning to take some photos for you all and I could feel that cold right through to my bones. I'll admit I didn't have breakfast and I was in...

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Craft | A Handmade Wardrobe – Joyce

Craft | A Handmade Wardrobe – Joyce

There is nothing like enjoying a slower paced lifestyle and making your own clothes. Not only do you support a vital industry but you acquire a unique skill set and an acute appreciation for fine stitching.  Over the years, making …

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Grow | The Last Throws of Colour – Six on Saturday

Grow | The Last Throws of Colour – Six on Saturday

Good morning and happy Saturday to you all. I can't believe it's time for another garden post from me and this week I thought I would share what is giving that final burst of colour in my garden. I am a complete failure for thinking about September for planting and...

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