Monday, 20 October 2014

42/52..


 "A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Tallow: The broad bean queen! 

 Joining Jodi's beautiful 52 project
 Much Love
xxx

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Conscious Living - A Love List..

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

List #002.. 
A collection of blog posts, articles, short films & links to inspire and invigorate a more conscious way of life. 

It's no secret I'm completely in love with natural homes.  And I'll admit, I have been known to take notes from cob making tutorials on YouTube from time to time.  There is just something incredibly inspiring and liberating about building your home with your own hands.  These natural homes inspired by nature are some wonderful examples.  

This farm made my heart sing.  I just love seeing people full of joy and doing what they love.  And what a fabulous quote, 'the world needs small farmers'.

And speaking of farms, here's another one that's invigorating our dream too, the gorgeous Church Farm General Store.  Enjoy their little film and interview over at The Vista for a peek into their homespun world in beautiful Billinudgel. 

I'm a super novice when it comes to home canning and preserving, but I'm really eager to learn.  I found this post a really useful place to start.  Do you preserve your produce? I'd love to hear your top tips.

Recently the lovely Bec sent me a copy of Pip Magazine and I just loved it.  Being new to permaculture, it's been a wonderful warm and friendly introduction that's got me so inspired.  

Ever wondered how your wool ends up in a lovely little ball ready to crochet? Be sure to check out from sheep to skeinso fascinating to read Cinnamon's wooly story. 

This blog post left me thinking for days.  I really love Erin's blog and there was something so beautiful and raw about her words that really resonated, particularly the line, 'we are more than the sum of our possessions'.

Also this thought provoking post about the truth of fast fashion and another great post by Erin about creating a conscious wardrobe, something I'm also really striving towards.   

Over the past few weeks I've loved reading A Staple Store's Instagram notes to my daughter.  Such beautiful and powerful messages.  

I just love this print, created by the very talented Millie.  I often think about the idea of tribes and making those gorgeous connections.  I think she's got it spot on. 

And I'll leave you with one of my favourites for the week, a tour of Autumn Farm, a special little spot that feels so authentic and inviting, I'd love to pop by for a visit.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend!
Much Love
xxx

PS. Just a little bit of self promotion.. We are having a special giveaway over on our Wilde Asher Instagram.  Pop by and enter for your chance to win one of my one off, crochet mandalas and one of my sister's gorgeous art prints. x

PPS. Thank you so much for your sourdough tips! I'm back to my regular baking schedule tomorrow and can't wait to try them out.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

These Days - Everyday Gratitude..

These days, I am full of gratitude for our bountiful daily harvests.

These days, wild and windy afternoons call of a match of homemade spiced apple muffins.

These days, these two besties love nothing more than hanging out together. 

These days, the riverbank makes the perfect studio, especially as the gorgeous old paddle steamer passes by.

These days, as we wander past this sweet little garden, I'm reminded of Alice in Wonderland. 

These days, I'm becoming part of our Spring garden.. and I couldn't be happier!

Much Love
xxx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

41/52..

 "A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Tallow: Late afternoon gardening & grass observation.. 

 Joining Jodi's beautiful 52 project
 Much Love
xxx

PS. Tallow is wearing one of my dear friend Steph's, gorgeous Little Wren creations.  Perfect for balmy summer nights.