Welcome to Hobgoblin Cottage!

It’s been a while since I posted here, but I’m really excited (and a little shy) to share what I’ve been working towards all summer: introducing Hobgoblin Cottage Designs, home of quilting and needlework designs to inspire and delight! Hobgoblin […]

April news: Morris Seasons & more

Easter – a time of daffodils, new life, hope, and the earth warming in the spring sunshine. Lovely!  Except that I just looked out the window to find it snowing.  Ah well, it’s appropriate. While my Instagram feed has been […]

For Your Eyes Only

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A brand-new path

“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”  Maya Angelou Everything changes all the time, but we all know that the last year has […]

Teeny tiny turtle steps

I painted a watercolour sketch last weekend. “Hmm,” you’re thinking, “well, good for you.” And, yes, actually it was good for me. Because this is the first time in two years or more that I’ve sat down and put pen […]

The sound of fairy wings

My garden is full of the sound of wings. The solid buzz of bees and bumbles, the softer drone of hoverflies and other small flyers, the barely-there flap of a butterfly and, of course, the soft flutter of feathered flight […]

Of endings. And beginnings.

I lost my mum in February. February is a crappy month in my family. My dad died on 3 February twenty-one years ago. My grandad died on 14 February six years before that. And this year, mum died on 11 […]