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 styles...

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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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Love | Battling the September Morning Routine.

Love | Battling the September Morning Routine.

  Do your mornings look like a scene from Lord of the Rings? Mine usually do. It's a whirlwind fight of the breakfast monsters in the cottage and I was yearning for a more peaceful calm wake up. This usually brings my mind into the cycle of "oh why can't the toddlers...

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Grow |  What to Sow in September

Grow | What to Sow in September

  I'm taking a little break from the Six on Saturday posts this week to have a look at what you can sow in September. I'm focusing mostly on veg I can grow in the greenhouse over winter but I do have a few outdoor crops for the raised bed too. I don't like having bare...

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Love | Awards & Reflections – What do awards mean?

Love | Awards & Reflections – What do awards mean?

  As we fall back into our September routine here at the cottage, I remembered that I wanted to thank all of you for your continued support for this blog and podcast. So much has happened since September 2016 that I don't really know what to say other than thank you....

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Grow | Of Flowers & Harvests

Grow | Of Flowers & Harvests

I'm sitting here in my dressing gown at 6 am as I type this morning. I'm beside an open window and the room is filled with the sound of the beach and nature waking up all around. It is very different to the normal Six on Saturday posts that you normally get from me....

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Craft | Abalone – When Knits Go Bad

Craft | Abalone – When Knits Go Bad

This post is part of my Handmade Wardrobe Series   Have you had handknits go wrong while knitting them? I thought long and hard before I wrote this post and from the title, you can imagine that I don't love this knit but this requires more explanation. Firstly, there...

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