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This week I’ve been thinking about.

What trees I would like to plant to fill in any gaps. It was a needs must situation where we took out an apple tree a couple of weeks ago and I would like to replace it with a Jan/Feb fruiting apple tree. The Interview Series I created last year. I reached out to a […]


How to make Felt Brooches

A little craft for the soul. A portable project to do in your lunch hour, or while waiting in the car. Reduce Reuse Recycling. A rainy day project to help encourage & practice sewing skills. A sweet gift, easy to send in the post. These felt brooches cheer up any outfit especially during the colder […]


The definition of Homesteading.

Late November 2022. It’s Monday and a week of possibilities lies ahead. The weekend was full of little jobs that I hadn’t exactly planned, it was a case of focus on what I can do. On Sunday Michael and I got some big gardening jobs accomplished,  shifting plants around and making better use of garden […]


A favourite quote.

Do small things with much L O V E. This little quote has become a daily mantra. Everything I do, whether it is folding the tea towels, washing the dishes, pulling the curtains back at the start of the day. These small everyday tasks become meaningful, because I can do them with a grateful heart, with […]


How to read my ebooks.

I was contacted this week by Mrs V, she reads my ebooks at the library and would like a copy to read at home, she isn’t able to download the free ebooks to her home computer and asked if I could put them on a USB stick for her. Unfortunately that isn’t possible, I don’t […]


Pantry & Freezer Spring Clean.

I’m getting ready for this seasons harvests to come in. Liliana has already started harvesting some of the herbs. The fridge, freezer and pantry have had a Spring clean. This has involved; Everything removed. Shelves cleaned with dish clothes washed in hot soapy water. Jars wiped down. Used by dates checked. Everything placed back in […]



Homemaking for me is freeing: As a woman there is so much stigma around the choices we make and especially homemaking. Feminism has taken on so many definitions depending on who you talk to. For me feminism is having choices and I’m grateful for the women who have come before us who have fought for […]


Tips for a handmade home.

Grounding. Soothing. Gentle. Crafted. Mindful. All words I would describe using handmade items in our home. I become more thoughtful about the items I am using, remembering making them or wondering about the people who have made them. As they move through my hands or as I wear them there is gratitude. I hope you […]


 Fairy Wren Cottage Hand Warmers

Fairy Wren Cottage Hand Warmers. These hand warmers are great during the colder months when my hands get freezing cold but I find it too hot wearing gloves and  mittens  that can also be cumbersome and restricting. Sometimes I only make one for my injured hand since it gets colder more often when I am outside […]