Six on Saturday – Houseplants

Six on Saturday – Houseplants

It's that time of year when the garden starts to call you outside after a long winter slumber. Before the chaos of planting sets in around the cottage this season, I thought I'd share some of my houseplants with all of you. It's taken a long time to figure out what...

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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. Unravelโ€ฆ a festival of yarn returns to celebrate yarn and making in 2020 with a show thatโ€™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 myย 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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The Post in Which Rapunzel Becomes a Secret Craft Superhero.

The Post in Which Rapunzel Becomes a Secret Craft Superhero.

As a mum, you spend a lot of your time rewatching old movies with your kids. Sometimes it's a (futile) bonding exercise (they will never love it as much as you do) or sometimes it's family movie night where you find yourself watching a Disney princess prance about...

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Carbeth, Mountain Mist and Love Note Sweater – Vlog

Carbeth, Mountain Mist and Love Note Sweater – Vlog

After some thought during last nights Twitter chat, I realised that the best way to show you all my current projects (okay, not all but 3 or 4) was to pop on and record a quick vlog in the morning. So if you would like to make a cuppa and come and join me in the...

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Creating Meaningful Content

Creating Meaningful Content

How do you create meaningful content? This is a question I have struggled with on and off again over the years. While the word 'meaningful' is subjective, I know myself I want to create with a purpose and not necessarily for a financial bottom line. This blog has...

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Six on Saturday – Nature Takes Its Course

Six on Saturday – Nature Takes Its Course

It's Saturday morning, the air is changing and you can feel the garden starting to settle into a slower pace of life. If you have been reading this blog you know of my front garden, the area I deem "the land that time forgot." The funny thing is that by doing nothing,...

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Six on Saturday – End of Summer

Six on Saturday – End of Summer

Walking around the cottage garden this week it feels very much like the end of summer. The dahlias are blooming, the dianthus are starting to go over and there is a crispness to the evening air that I know my summer plants cringe against. I love the autumnal change...

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Why I Blog & The Things They Don’t Tell You

Why I Blog & The Things They Don’t Tell You

This is a question that is popping up a lot recently. Some asking me directly and some asking the question in relation to blogging versus a social media presence. To the latter, all I can say is that having your own website, a base, that is yours and run by you is...

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September Bullet Journal Set Up

September Bullet Journal Set Up

September is the month for journals. The school season has very much conditioned that in me over the years. Now my eldest is starting school, planning is a must and as promised my journal for September is all full of a little elephant called Ellie. So far I have the...

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Six on Saturday – The August Cottage Garden

Six on Saturday – The August Cottage Garden

It has been a while since I shared my cottage garden with all of you. This year the weather and work didn't leave much time to get out in February and boy did I pay the price for it during the summer. We do still have some beauties to share so let' dive in: I love our...

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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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July Bullet Journal Set Up

July Bullet Journal Set Up

Well hello there! I'm just starting to emerge after Woollinn so I am dusting off the blog and setting my journal up for July and I thought you might like to come and join me. In my journal the theme for July is 'Reset'. This seems like the perfect time to sit down and...

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