Love | Elemental

Love | Elemental

Recently I have found a lot of joy playing with images so I decided to take part in the Elemental photo challenge albeit rather late for this particular one. I like to push myself to learn new things and I've been trying to develop my own eye for taking images for my...

Craft | Knitterview

Craft | Knitterview

A few of the Irish craft bloggers have come up with an idea. We wanted to pull together and help each other blog and create something fun. The result: a question and answer series that moves from blog to blog so that you can get to know your craft blogger a little...

Interview | Hugh Cassidy

Interview | Hugh Cassidy

I love growing an online community and when I see a chance to introduce someone to a wider audience I usually jump at it. I follow Hugh on Twitter (@Horti_Hugo) for his insights into the gardening world. This year I got all caught up in his Dahlia Wars and have...

Love | Follow Your Own Path

Love | Follow Your Own Path

This post started over on Instagram as an answer to the Makelight 365 prompt "Path". I realised as I typed, that what I wanted to say needed more than an Instagram caption.  Following your own path is difficult especially for those of us who are scared of the unknown....

Craft | Road Trip to Yarnfolk

Craft | Road Trip to Yarnfolk

A face full of yarn. That's what that image suggests right? This is exactly what you would see if you had your face in Yvonne's Dublin Dye display at Yarnfolk. If you follow me on social media you would have noticed that I had a fun yarn filled bank holiday. I'm sure...

Interview | Green Elephant Yarn

Interview | Green Elephant Yarn

I love sharing insights in to the craft world and in particular Indie Dyers and Designers stories on the blog. I think it's important to get to know the people behind those luxurious hand dyed yarns we all covet. Today on the blog I want to introduce you all to Fiona...

Love | August

Love | August

It really is hard to believe it's August, it's lashing rain and the wind is blowing wild around the cottage. How have you been? Are you well? Did you get to enjoy summer yet?  It's been a while since I asked. I've made a cuppa and stolen some time to write a quick...

Interview | The Fibre Kitchen

Interview | The Fibre Kitchen

  As part of the craft section of the Notebook, I get to chat with dyers and designers that make up this amazing community of independents making their mark on the Irish craft scene. Recently I got a chance to catch up with Rachel of The Fibre Kitchen. Rachel has...

Craft | Traditional Crafts

Craft | Traditional Crafts

I know what you’re thinking, “These older traditional crafts aren’t for me” I’ll nod my head and ask you why not?     I’m a maker and just one member of the Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers. The reason I make, craft and create is a personal one but...

Craft | 11 Confessions of A Knitter

Craft | 11 Confessions of A Knitter

If you have been following me on social media it's no secret that I have been sick and lost my knitterly mojo. So today on the blog is a bit of whimsy and why not add your own 'confession' in the comments or if you're brave enough admit to the ones you have done!...

Craft | My Favorite Knits

Craft | My Favorite Knits

I am still in my knitting funk so I thought that I would share some of my favourite knits with all of you in the hope that by sharing, my knitting ability will come flooding back. I've even realised that I haven't been updating my Ravelry notebook either with my...

Love | Those Quiet Mornings

Love | Those Quiet Mornings

Those quiet mornings that start at dawn where the promise of a great day begins. You know those ones where the birds are singing and sunlight is filtering through the curtains? Those ones that follow with your child's laughter breaking through the birdsong, not crying...

Love | The Great Elf Hunt

Love | The Great Elf Hunt

This week has slowly been getting worse. It started out fantastic with my daughters birthday and went from bad (site deletion) to worse (mums aren't allowed to be sick you know that right?) So I thought I could share a snippet of my daughters birthday with all of you...

Craft | Knitting Funk – The Evil Sleeves

Craft | Knitting Funk – The Evil Sleeves

I don't know about all of you but knitting sleeves is the hardest part of garment knitting for me and even harder when I am doing the garment bottom up. I have no idea why but I always procrastinate. The actual knitting of the sleeves is usually painless and fantastic...

Love | Chemistry Versus Creativity

Love | Chemistry Versus Creativity

It's a funny thing being both a scientist and a creative and until two days ago I would only have described myself as one of those things. I have a curious, analytical and creative mind. It's a beautiful thing to be able to physically see the beauty in science but...