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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Craft | Bealtaine Photos.

Craft | Bealtaine Photos.

Recently I got to photograph the beautiful Bealtaine Shawl by Carol Feller for Woollinn. You can read about the design here on Carol's blog and the exclusive Woollinn Kits and more importantly what the shawl stands for here on the This is Knit blog but today I thought...

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Blogging | Storytelling for Business and Why You Need a VA.

Blogging | Storytelling for Business and Why You Need a VA.

I get asked a lot of questions about what I do and for a long time, I couldn't really answer. I would bounce between content creator, blogger, writer and lately photographer and in all honesty, I do all of those things. I'm paid for all of those things under the...

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Craft | New Lanark

Craft | New Lanark

It's that time again to start planning what you are going to be doing for World Wide Knit in Public Day 2018 or WWKIP for short. I try and share information of events that are relevant to all of my readers/listeners and this one had me looking at flights to Scotland...

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Craft | Chalkboard Upcycle

Craft | Chalkboard Upcycle

Today's post was possible by the generosity of Johnstone Paint for sending us the paint for this project.  Do you have an ugly old mirror at home? I understand I used to, in fact, I inherited it with the cottage and I was never sure I liked it. We took it down and put...

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Craft | Macha

Craft | Macha

 Macha by Aoibhe Ni in Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK   This shawl is one of my personal favourites from Aoibhe. An Irish shawl design with an Irish hand dyed yarn from Hedgehog Fibers, what's not to love? I have already mentioned how much I love Aoibhe's style, a...

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Grow | Germination – Getting Difficult Seeds to Grow.

Grow | Germination – Getting Difficult Seeds to Grow.

I'll hold my hand up among those growers who have been beaten by difficult seeds. I don't own a propagator or a heated seed mat and yes that could be why a few of my earlier attempts failed. The method I use here at the cottage to get slow germinators and cranky,...

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Craft | Yarn in Ireland Woollinn Panel

Craft | Yarn in Ireland Woollinn Panel

I am very excited to announce that I will be presenting the Yarn in Ireland Q&A panel at Woollinn this May!  This panel is composed of Carol Feller (Stolenstitches), Edel MacBride (edelmacbride.com), Johnny Shiels (spinningwheels.ie) and Diarmuid Commins (STwist Wool)...

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Grow | Only Yew

Grow | Only Yew

Some of you are wondering why I have been so quiet and the answer is complicated. We have been quite ill and then we both have heavy workloads at the moment and so we took Easter to catch up on work and to catch the end of the bare root planting season. The decision...

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Grow | Holding On and Letting Go

Grow | Holding On and Letting Go

Gardening is deeply personal. One person can see weeds, the wrong plant in the wrong place or wildflower chaos while another can view the same garden and see beautiful jewels and treasures within herbaceous borders. Embracing this difference is what makes truly unique...

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Parenting | This Day- Navigating Postpartum Depression.

Parenting | This Day- Navigating Postpartum Depression.

Tomorrow is International Women's Day and this week I am highlighting women's issues on the blog/podcast. All of these are issues that I have wanted to highlight previously but for some reason or another, I never thought that they would fit into the blog or podcast....

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