Click on the cover of each ebook to download it. 

Free Ebooks

Baking

Homesteading

Fabric & Sewing

Instagram-color Created with Sketch.

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 

When you look up…

You know when you look up and catch yourself seeing your surrounds through fresh eyes? Reminding you of where you are  meant to be…And it will be different for all of us. I had that feeling when I looked  up from folding the tea towels & hand made dish clothes at the kitchen table this […]

share

Home Schooling. Teenage Years.

Lil is 16 now and I have collated a short list of books, podcasts and ted talks that we have found very informative during her teenage years so far. Throughout Lil’s  baby stage, childhood and teenage years I have been reading different books about child development, listened to podcasts, reading blogs and watched ted talks […]

share

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 […]

share

Home Schooling. Learning.

When I was a little girl the local library was a lovely place to be but also a bit scary! The librarian was very crabby, there was absolutely no talking, she had very strict rules and I wouldn’t be surprised even if most of the men in the district were as scared of her as […]

share

Home Schooling. Morning Routine.

Until Lil was 12years old we followed a morning routine before our  home schooling day started  that really worked for us. (Since Lil’s injury the routine has changed.) From age 6 to 12 Lil  learnt some great life lessons about time management by following a predictable morning routine. Showing up, being on time, time management, […]

share

Home Schooling.

From time to time I will be sharing snippets of our Home Schooling life. When we started my friend who was home schooling really helped me put some things into perspective and  there was one  blog*  in particular  that I found so helpful. I would like to pay forward the  knowledge that I have gained […]

share

The Back Orchard

We’ve just come in from spending the afternoon outside. What started out as checking on the hens in the Back Orchard when they were sounding their loud clucking alarm call ended in us coming in at 6pm. The days surely are becoming lighter for longer. Such a good way to clear our thoughts, we have […]

share

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 […]

share

No New Year Resolutions!

  If the marketing for Christmas wasn’t bad enough with companies telling us we need to buy something expensive  to prove our love to someone now it is New Years resolution time! Short courses, long courses, diets, online courses, exercise must haves, diary planners, ‘how to’ books, de cluttering books, books that will change your […]

share

Cooking with Lil.

To encourage Lil’s love of cooking every Christmas and sometimes on her birthday she gets a cook book. Sometimes Lil chooses a cook book or drops not so subtle hints and it becomes a surprise! Cooking has also helped Lil’s sensory retraining and rehabilitation since she suffered nerve damage (Dr’s negligence) in simple terms her […]

share