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Fairy Wren Cottage blog is a journal of sorts about seasonal living & stopping to see the beauty in our day.
Your time is precious, it's the greatest gift we can give ourselves & it's humbling that you would  take time out of your day to visit.

hello & welcome!

Jude 

Going Forward…

Everything I go to post about can seem quite trivial compared to what is going on in the wider world, the continuing devastation of the bushfires here in Australia as we wake up to hear of more destruction and loss, and closer to home the health and wellbeing of family & friends. I’ve had a […]

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Planning our life together.

21st August 1999 I met my husband Michael when I was living in Darwin, he was there for less than forty eight hours, on holidays from The Netherlands. We both knew it was love at first sight and when he returned to Australia four months later we bought a car and started travelling together. During […]

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Climate Change.

I believe in Climate Change. There is too much scientific evidence and too much physical evidence world wide to not doubt it. Climate Change can sometimes feel like the new big sensationalised thing and with that comes the so called self appointed experts on either side of the fence with no real foundations for their […]

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Still creating when life changes.

You know that gentle soothing rhythm that you so easily slip into and get lost in when knitting or crocheting or painting or hand sewing or baking or gardening, any kind of creative outlet really. It gently calms the mind, it is like a balm for the soul. It slows us down, we become more […]

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Plastic free July

I read a comment by someone who said they didn’t know where to start with going plastic free, she felt that there was just so much information out there and it was a little overwhelming what to do and what not to do. Fair enough, sometimes it can all feel like a bit of a mine  field,  picking through […]

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A letter to my 23yr old self.

  I met two girls at the market one Saturday who reminded me of you at their age.  They started talking to me at the sock stall when I was on a mission to buy red socks. Why was I even looking for a red sock?  Just like looking at my red shoes and feeling […]

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Pretty & Practical Linen serviettes.

Can you see that linen serviette/napkin underneath the flowers? I get so many questions about them. Unfortunately I haven’t made or embroidered any of them but they do have so many handy uses in our home as well as being used for a napkin or serviette. I first started buying linen or cotton serviettes from […]

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Slow Clothing!

Just like looking in our supermarket trolley to see what I could make from scratch at home to cut down on food miles, chemicals, cost and achieve a better tasting food or product we can use in the home, I have been borrowing the same kind of concept applying it to my wardrobe for the […]

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Drawstring Bag Tutorial

These bags are a great alternative to wrapping paper. They also make great bread bags to store your homemade loaf in or to take to the shop when you buy a loaf instead of using a paper bag or plastic bag.  There are so many uses: handy to put kitchen supplies in when camping,  they […]

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Our Handmade Home.

Like some women collect shoes or jewellery or like some men collect fishing rods and footy souvenirs, I like collecting machine embroidered or better still hand embroidered linen. Always trying to find a use for this beautiful work.  It somehow feels like I am honouring the embroiderer and all their hand work doesn’t go to […]

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