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Community – We Are All Better Together.

Community – We Are All Better Together.

One of the questions I get asked a lot is how I got here. There is no magic answer and I didn't do it alone. I'm part of a wonderful community of creatives who support one another. I don't believe that one person shines brighter than another, if anything we all have...

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Week 1 Writing Challenge

Week 1 Writing Challenge

The week 1 writing challenge has been a rollercoaster of emotion. The pieces that have been popping up in the community thread have been making me smile all week. I wanted to share some of those pieces with you so that you can meet some of the wonderful writers taking...

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Find Your Creative Self. Exploring to Create.

Find Your Creative Self. Exploring to Create.

  There is a great power that lies in creating what you love. It's hard to describe but once you have found it you never want that feeling to go away. Unfortunately, it does over time and if you are anything like me it's bittersweet. As much as you want to be creating...

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Cottage Notebook Writing Challenge

Cottage Notebook Writing Challenge

  Are you looking to unlock your creativity? Maybe you are just looking for something fun to do or you have the itch to try something new but you would like the support of others. This writing challenge is about starting off small and building to a sustainable writing...

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Love | On Festive Cheer and Quiet Reflection

Love | On Festive Cheer and Quiet Reflection

  It snuck up on me again. The date never changes but each year the start of the holiday season always seems to hit me in the face. BAM! It's here and there is nothing you can do except enjoy the season at hand with carols and turkey and all that glitters. Now, I love...

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Craft | London Spires

Craft | London Spires

  Westminster Wrap in Townhouse Yarns Grafton 4-ply One of the fun things that I got to do this season was to photograph the London Spires Collection by Jennifer Shiels Toland. I met Jen while both of us attended the workshops at This is Knit by Kate from A Playful...

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Love | 7 Tips for Finding your Creativity in Winter.

Love | 7 Tips for Finding your Creativity in Winter.

  Finding it hard to locate your creative sparkle in winter? I hear you. The days are short and sometimes I can't remember the last time I saw daylight. This time of year I would much rather be wrapped up, under a blanket with some hot chocolate, a roaring fire and a...

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Love | Breathing Fire

Love | Breathing Fire

I never thought it would happen at three! That sentence I thought I was a few years away from hearing but there was nothing I could do except swallow the rage and calmly follow up with a question of my own. Last week was one of those weeks where I was constantly...

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Love | Friday Flash Fiction

Love | Friday Flash Fiction

Photo credit - Pixaby   The View from the Window   Every day it feels like I fail a little more at something that should be easy. But then she smiles and the world becomes less frightening. If only she knew what strength she carries in a throwaway gesture. The power...

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Love | NaNoWriMo and the End?

Love | NaNoWriMo and the End?

This is part of my NaNoWriMo Series.   This is a very difficult post to write. I was unsure when I started NaNoWriMo of just where it all would lead. I never expected to have the first draft of a novel written but here I am, November 30th and I have 35,002 words in my...

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Love | NaNoWriMo and the Emotional Barrier

Love | NaNoWriMo and the Emotional Barrier

This is part of my NaNoWriMo Series. Well hello there! As you all will have noticed I took a break for a week. I didn't forgot about you, I took a break from everything and that includes my novel. I didn't realise until this weekend just how exhausted I was. If you...

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Love | NaNoWriMo and the Curse Of Time

Love | NaNoWriMo and the Curse Of Time

This is part of my NaNoWriMo Series.     Hello, week three of NaNoWriMo! By now a lot of writers are over the halfway point of 25,000 words and have reached the point that I keep hearing is known as the saggy middle. As of 10 am this morning I have a word count of...

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Craft | Offset Wraplan & Beyond Puerperium

Craft | Offset Wraplan & Beyond Puerperium

This is post is part of my Handmade Wardrobe for Kids Series   During the house clear out, I had to pack up all of my baby knits so I thought I could share two of my favourite patterns with all of you. I have patterns that I knit for myself and for friends and these...

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Love | NaNoWriMo and the Week Two Blues.

Love | NaNoWriMo and the Week Two Blues.

This is part of my NaNoWriMo Series.   Hello, week two of NaNoWriMo! It has been an interesting week. We are all walking zombies, I really can't describe it any other way. We are all still sleeping in one room so it has now been a week of sharing a room with my...

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Craft | Composite – Handmade Wardrobe for Kids Series

Craft | Composite – Handmade Wardrobe for Kids Series

This is post is part of my Handmade Wardrobe for Kids Series It's tricky knitting for tiny humans. Before I start knitting a pattern for a gift or for one of my own children, my head is buzzing with thoughts and questions. Will this keep the child warm? Is it going to...

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Love | NaNoWriMo Has Arrived!

Love | NaNoWriMo Has Arrived!

This is part of my NaNoWriMo Series.   It's day two of NaNoWriMo and I'm currently on track which is a big surprise as the world has descended into chaos around me. Thank goodness I had an outline is all I can say because my writing time is crammed into a two-hour...

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Love | Oíche Shamhna and Happy Halloween!

Love | Oíche Shamhna and Happy Halloween!

  I love this time of year, autumnal harvests and pulling out knitwear for cold snaps are some of my favourite things but it is Oíche Shamhna or Halloween that I have always loved most. I don't know why because I never trick or treated as a child and I only had...

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Interview | The Fibre Co.

Interview | The Fibre Co.

Have you ever considered starting your own yarn company? Today we chat with Daphne Marinopoulos who did just that.  Daphne founded The Fibre Co. back in 2003 in Portland, Main, USA and today, she now runs a beautiful global brand from the UK.  Daphne very kindly took...

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