instagram love – nature and craft

January was a bit of a nothing-month for me; I’ve struggled with energy and motivation, Ben has been ill almost constantly (we’re now in the depths of chicken pox hell!) and the rain has been incessant. I like the outdoors, but I absolutely can’t stand getting wet, so we haven’t been out as much as I’d like either. 

On the plus side, all that hibernating has given me plenty of time to read some amazing books, watch some great stuff online and potter about on Instagram finding ace new people to follow. I’ve got a few posts on books, magazines and TV coming up, but today I thought I’d do one of my Instagram Love posts – these five accounts are my absolute favourites at the moment, so I thought I’d pop on and recommend them.

Kat Goldin
I discovered Kat a few years ago in an issue of Mollie Makes, and have followed her blog and Instagram ever since; she’s my ultimate crochet hero, and creates some seriously good things. She also lives in a remote part of Scotland in a beautiful old house, bakes amazing bread and cakes, and takes utterly beautiful photographs.
Instagram // Blog

Leighside Knits
I’ve not been following Leighside Knits for very long, but she’s already my favourite knitter on Instagram; she uses earthy, muted colours which I love, and makes the most amazing things – if you love Fair Isle knitting and a calm feed, this is definitely one to follow.
Instagram // Blog

Chasing Wilderness
Laurence, who owns the fantastic Chasing Wilderness blog, is my kind of outdoorsy person – currently taking part in 31 Days of Wild, he promotes the idea that you can live in a city, and still take part in plenty of wilderness adventuring and outdoor activities. He also has a pretty great shop, which stocks t-shirts he’s designed with his own fair hands.
Instagram // Blog

Salty Sea Kat
Kat lives in Cornwall and loves birds (I think possibly more than me!), so her feed is full of beautiful nature photographs and spectacular beach views; the sun glistening on the ocean, breathtakingly close up shots of blue-tits and robins and colourful Cornish cottages. There are also a few peeks inside her beautiful home. A definite favourite.
Instagram //

Bobbi Mac
Rob is hands down my favourite photographer on Instagram; his style is simple, beautiful and natural, and he creates the most incredible images. His pictures inspire me to get up, get outside and look for the beauty in the world; check out his feed and revel in spectacular landscapes, hauntingly misty mornings and wonderful wildlife. An endless joy.


  1. Cerys
    February 2, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    OOh! Love a few good recommendations and these don't disappoint! Thanks!

  2. Pati from London
    February 2, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    Some of the photos you've chosen to illustrate these people are gorgeous. They are indeed serene and inspiring…..thanks for bringing them to our attention! Pati x

  3. Laurence
    February 3, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    Thanks for the nice write up and great to be in such good company

  4. Island Living 365
    February 9, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Oooh these all look like fab people to follow on instagram, thanks!

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