Welcome to my world......




I'm Heather and this website started as a journal of my creative life, local walks and general chit chat about Derbyshire and of course, our barn conversion adventure.

I have always made things for myself, family and friends and just enjoy creating (with varying degrees of success)  whether it be crochet, textile art, baking, knitting, embroidery, dyeing, quilting.....anything really. Most of the things I make are given away to family and friends so this blog encourages me to take photo's and make notes so that I won't forget what I've done.

We are in the middle of a barn conversion project which is beginning to feel like a hobby because it has been going on so long. It's exciting, stressful, interesting, terrifying, time consuming....... you get the picture!  We are converting a modest range of brick built Victorian stables and barns set in a traditional 'U' shape around a courtyard, which will form three houses when completed, one of which will be a holiday cottage. If you have watched Grand Designs or Restoration Man on tv you might be interested in our project. Go to the Barn Conversion page to follow our progress, or visit our instagram feed at @whiteheatherbarn.

I would love hear from you so please contact me or comment on any of my blog posts if anything catches your interest.