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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 evolved as I have as a creative. It's reflective of myself. My growth, learning curve and struggles. I have never wanted to 'feed the machine' but sometimes you end up feeling low and creating in order to find your inner creative again. To find that spark that makes you smile and you...

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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, nature takes over and that in itself has magical rewards. For today's Six on Saturday, I wanted to share the joy that stems from doing nothing at all. I cringed when I walked in and out my front garden and over the summer this slowly changed and here are the reasons why:...

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Cosy Knits – An Exploration of Friendships, Stitches & Why We Knit.

Cosy Knits – An Exploration of Friendships, Stitches & Why We Knit.

Photography by Joseph Feller.ย  Last year, I was incredibly lucky to be involved in Echoes of Heather and Stone by Carol Feller. I can't believe a year has gone by and I'm writing this post today. Carol's latest book Cosy Knits has just been released and you can find an introduction on Comfort & Kinship by yours truly! Cosy Knits is quite close to my heart as we explored the idea of why we knit and what makes us cosy. Having lost my knitting mojo in the run-up to Woollinn, I was a little lost in a sea of yarn and Carol's project became my...

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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 and welcome it as it signals the start of sweater weather, and which knitter doesn't love sweater weather? So, here are 6 things happening in the cottage garden this week: This is dahlia - blackberry ripple and it is the very first bloom I'm seeing this year. I didn't lift them so...

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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 very different from having an account on a platform that is run by someone else. You have no say over how that platform is run or when it may vanish from the world. Yes, you can use it to grow a following but I like the comfort of knowing that this space is mine. This blog started...

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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 cover, the calendar and the first two weeks of September. I'll be back with more spreads before the end of September but you can always find me on Instagram. I'm not in love with the cover page and I'll probably do a painting and then add it on top. The watercolour didn't move 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 apple trees. This year we have quite the bounty of apples growing and in just a few short weeks we will be harvesting. I always think that the branches will break under the stress of the apples but they never do. This time of year the Agapanthus is looking superb in the garden...

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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 and you are about ready to create some bookmarks. Materials: Watercolourblock from Flying TigerWatercolours by Mozart Supplies - KomorebiSakura Micron pens size 005 and 05Inspiration mood board created by you on Pinterest. Materials: Watercolourblock from Flying TigerWatercolours...

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