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Free Minimalist Tulip Printable

Free Minimalist Tulip Printable

What does a handcrafter do when they can't find what they need? Yes, we make it. I wanted a minimalist floral type note paper and dashboard for my planner and so I pulled out my iPad and procreate and these printables are the result: The Dashboard I decided to make as a central line down the page. I decided to make these printables free for all the followers of the blog. You can have A4 or US Letter size. The A4 can be printer 2 to a page for A5 printing. All you have to do is pop your email in the section below. [et_bloom_locked...

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March Planner Printables – Perfect for Your Planner, Bujo or Journals.

March Planner Printables – Perfect for Your Planner, Bujo or Journals.

March Planner Set Things have been busy here at the cottage. From wall art to planner and notebook printables the Etsy shop has been updated at least once a day this week. Today, however, you are in for a treat because not only is the March planner set now available (along with a fifty discount code for all of you wonderful readers) there is also a fun watercolour A5 March calendar available for free! The March Planner Printable Set from the Cottage Notebook First up the blush printable set is available on Etsy. his set contains March A5, A4...

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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 finding the right offering for me and you. At last, the planets have aligned and I'm sharing my crafts with the world. How? Read on my friend: Green Rabbit Nusery Watercolour Prints I can't wait, give it to me NOW! - Etsy Feeling a need to have planner layouts and digital art...

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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 all it's forms but to anyone running a blog you know deep down in its soul, it needs a purpose. That the weblogs of yesteryear are long gone and very few still exist today. Which is a shame and a topic of a post for another day. But wait, there's life in this old girl yet. This...

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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 plants like to live within the cottage walls with 2 cats, a bunny and 2 kids you can understand why. The plants need to be tolerant of morning sunshine, late strong afternoon beams and sometimes the odd bit of neglect. Calathea Medallion This is one of my favourite IKEA finds. Yes...

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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 about setting up the first monthly spread is the finality of it. The finality of the set up pages at the start of your journal. You can see mine for 2020 here. I always leave 4 pages blank before I dive into the first monthly just in case I find I need to add an annual tracker...

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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 mind likes order and I like the creativity of drawing out layouts but I need my journal to be quick, searchable and mostly that it works for me and that it is something that I think is pretty or that I like. 2020 is the start of a new decade., so you know, no pressure there ;)...

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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 around the world. This year unravel is literally bursting at the seams with an expanded marketplace and workshop programme. Over 85 talented makers from across the UK and Europe have been invited to exhibit and an international line up of designers will share their expertise in over...

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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 Sweater - Cottage Notebook I'm a huge fan of Tin Can Knits patterns for my kids and I have only made one adult pattern which was Snowflake. When I get to knit one of these patterns I always have to re-measure myself /the kids and highlight each section as I knit as I don't really...

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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 road? I'm a person who loves craft. The only reason I opened social media accounts when the Facebook and Twitter of the world were born was to stay in contact with people and share my finished pieces with some friends who also loved and cared about the stitches used and...

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