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I am going to be completely honest, this should really be called my ‘Reasons to Keep Going’ page. Since I started the Cottage Notebook, I have been lucky enough to appear on some blogs/podcasts and I even managed to pick up a shiny award for my blog. When I’m having a really hard day it’s nice to come in here and have a look at what you guys think. Thank you for reminding me that all the effort and hard work is worth it.




December 2017

TSS Publishing Winter Flash Fiction Shortlist.

November 2017

Blog Gem Interview over on the wonderful Adventures and Tea Parties blog run by Joanna Payne

October 2017

Silver medal winner in the Vby Very Blog Awards for Best Irish Arts & Crafts Blog.

Finalist in the V by Very Blog Awards 2017 for Best Irish Arts & Crafts Blog. You can see the finalist list here.

September 2017

Shortlisted in the V by Very Blog Awards 2017 for Best Irish Arts & Crafts Blog. You can see the shortlist here.

You can see my article for Simply Crochet Issue 62 on why we can’t get enough of Indie yarns right now.

August 2017

2 nominations in the V by Very Blog Awards 2017 for Best Irish Arts & Crafts Blog and Best Blog Post. You can see the long list here.

Became a yarn ambassador for The Fibre Co.

June 2017

Rachel Simmons – Yarn’t You Glad – Blog Review

May 2017

Karie Westermann Blog – Guest Post

April 2017

UK Hand Knitting – Blog of the Month

Creative ME Podcast hosted by Martine Ellis – Episode 39 – Guest

March 2017

Treehouse Knits Podcast – MKAL & Podcast Review – Episodes 13, 14 and 15

Two Tangled Skeins Podcast –  Podcast ep.190 and MKAL review on ep. 201

Knit Now Magazine  – Issue 73 (Ok it was just my face but to this day it brings a smile to my face so I’m including it)

February 2017

Olann and Magazine – Podcast Review

Sarah Shotts Blog – A Love Letter to Yarn  – Guest Post Sarah now has a vlog instead of a blog so I reposted the blog post here

October 2016

Woollywormhead Blog – Guest Post

Stolenstitches Blog – Guest Post (The very first post I ever wrote for Carol and it makes me smile because it was the start of something wonderful)


Note: I should say that every single guest on my podcast made me smile. From established Indie Designers & Dyers to the up and coming ones-to-watch and the fantastically famous gardening community, you made every editing session worth it.