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May 2021 Calendar Freebies

May 2021 Calendar Freebies

Can you believe we are getting ready for May already. I wanted to share a free May calendar printable so that all of you can just print and add it to your journals. If you use it please tag me in social @cottagenotebook, I'd love to see where they end up! I popped...

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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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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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DIY Bookmarks

DIY Bookmarks

Over the last week, my children have been pestering me for paintings. One wants butterflies, one flowers and me, well I do like craft and I do like to paint. Imagine a montage of me running through the cottage collecting some paints, paper and a mood board of ideas...

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