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Introducing the Cottage Notebook Shop

Introducing the Cottage Notebook Shop

Bring forth the confetti cannons, the Cottage Notebook Shop is live and it's time to P-A-R-T-Y! It's been a long time coming. For those of you that have been following along from the beginning, first of all, thank you and secondly, you know how hard I struggled with...

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Hello: There and Back Again

Hello: There and Back Again

Dusts off blog. Wipes away virtual cobwebs. There, that's better. This blog hasn't seen any new posts in a long time. Why? Because I wasn't quite sure what to do with it all. You all know that I never wanted to grow a knitting pattern or yarn business. I love craft in...

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January Bullet Journal Set Up

January Bullet Journal Set Up

I always get a little bit nervous when starting a January spread in a new notebook. For those of you who don't love journals/notebooks this may seem a little strange so let you help you. You know that new car smell? Well I love the new-notebook smell. What I hate most...

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2020 Bullet Journal Set Up

2020 Bullet Journal Set Up

Are you the type of person that likes your journal to be just the way you can see it in your mind? Do you plan each set up prior to drawing it out? Or are you the free flow type rapid journal user, full of tasks lists and scribbled memos? I'm somewhere in between. My...

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Unravel is Back.

Unravel is Back.

Artwork by Aleks Byrd. Unravel… a festival of yarn returns to celebrate yarn and making in 2020 with a show that’s bigger than ever before. Unravel kicks off the UK yarn show calendar with yarn lovers making the trek to Farnham Maltings from across the country and...

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The Love Note Sweater

The Love Note Sweater

This post is part of my Handmade Wardrobe Series Countless knitters have fallen in love with this jumper and as soon as you start browsing the finished garments you're hooked. If you want to browse those finished garments on Ravelry you can do that here. Love Note...

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Dear Influencer – Our Community is Personal.

Dear Influencer – Our Community is Personal.

Another Tuesday research session and my brain is left more confused than when I sat down three hours ago with a coffee. Am I the only person who thinks that the social side of social media has taken a rather sharp turn and is lost someways back trying to find the main...

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Does Social Media Belittle Making?

Does Social Media Belittle Making?

This is a question that has been running around my brain since Inspirefest 2019 back in May. Anil Dash spoke about The Web We Make and it's one of those talks that I keep coming back to in different ways. If you are a knitter/crafter/maker then you probably have an...

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Email Woes – A Friendly Guide to Email Success

Email Woes – A Friendly Guide to Email Success

Let's work through something together, shall we? I know I'm not the only one who is drowning in email. In fact, over the last few years, I think the number of emails that are flying in and out of my inboxes (yes plural) has doubled. What I can't get over is what lies...

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