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...

Podcast | Season 2 – 4 with Karie Westermann

Episode 2-4 of the podcast is now live. In this episode of the podcast, the wonderfully talented Karie Westermann joins me on the podcast to chat about her latest book, This Thing of Paper. If you wanted to know a little bit about the essays, compilation and behind...

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...

Podcast | Season 2 – 3 Dates for your Diary

Episode 3 is the first podcast where we are back in action in 2018. This podcast is all about dates for your craft diary and a quick look at our writing challenge. Come on in and grab a cuppa and make some time for you.   Today’s episode is sponsored by the wonderful...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...