Promoting Yarn Shop Events

Thursday 7th February 2019

Yarn shop owners, and people who attend yarn shop events, this is for you. On my new website, I have a courses page and each month I will feature a selection of 3 events on the Feature facility of my...

Films, Late January/Early February

Tuesday 5th February 2019

More films. I went to see Glass, as I mentioned in my last film review post.  It was *OK*.  Better than Split and not as good as Unbreakable.  It has the feel of a very low-budget film (aside from...

Maybe, Baby

Friday 1st February 2019

Maybe, Baby is a new design that debuted at Knit Camp in November 2018. A few basics: It is a sweater-top capelet. It is knitted in the round and also flat. I rate it as easy – moderate. It...

Hat Workshop, 7 March 2020

Wednesday 30th January 2019

I am celebrating my new website by launching a new event for 2020.  Hat Day, which will be on 7 March 2020.  Here it is. A hat is a humble accessory.  But I love them because they are fast to...

2019 Workshops are now LIVE!

Monday 24th September 2018

2019 is now live on the site.  You can find them all here! There are icord designs, Happy Endings, new felting, gifts and the return of Christmas at Court Cottage. Each day explores new techniques...

Dear Diary + Conversations with Lily

Thursday 20th September 2018

(Some of this was drafted a while ago). Bank Holiday Monday:  this is the last day when I will live in the house without one or both of my children also living here. The last time I will peg out and...

Allotment at Home Up-Date: IT’S FABULOUS!

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Well, 7 months after the project took its first muddy and tentative steps in January’s freezing and wet rain, February’s freezing and wet rain, and March’s freezing and wet snow, I...

Allotment at Home Phase One

Wednesday 21st March 2018

The first phase of Bring the Allotment back home is almost complete.  The turf was all lifted some weeks ago and then sourcing and building the raised beds started.  I have a mix of home made...

Allotment at Home

Thursday 1st February 2018

As I get into year 3 on my allotment, I have made a decision.  I think.  You must be relieved.  Maybe (I am not promising) I will now stop mythering. The allotment is going to move to home. The...

New Workshop Dates for 2018

Friday 10th November 2017

I have added 2 new dates to the Court Cottage events – these are repeats of events that quickly filled up.  There is a repeat of Gift Knits, and this is on 22 September; and a repeat of Moons...