Since 2017 I have been fortunate enough to contribute to the iconic Grass Roots Magazine,
Sustainability & Self-Reliance no matter where you are. Australia & New Zealand distribution. 
Writing articles about responsible animal care, woodworking projects and recipes. 

Grass Roots Magazine No. 254:
Getting New Pets.
How I decide if getting a particular pet is right for us by researching and critical thinking. 

Grass Roots Magazine No 247:
Fun With Plums.
Recipes for plum jam and plum cordial that I developed.

Grass Roots No 249:
Yoghurt and Citrus Cake, a recipe I developed.

Grass Roots No 244:
Homemade Wooden Fairy Door. The template is available on Grass Roots Facebook.

Grass Roots No 242:
Handy wooden trays for storing produce, serving afternoon tea and holding pot plants.

Grass Roots 241:
Gorgeous Guinea Pigs.
Sharing how I care for my guinea pigs and the benefits they bring to the garden. 


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Since 2017 I have been fortunate enough to be a contributor to Grass Roots Magazine, writing articles about responsible animal care, woodworking projects and recipes. 

~ GR 254: Getting New Pets. How I decide if getting a particular pet is right for us by researching and critical thinking. 
~ GR 247: Fun With Plums, recipes for plum jam and plum cordial.
~GR : Mandarin and Rosemary Bundt cake
~ GR 244: Homemade Wooden Fairy Door. Template is available on Grass Roots Facebook.
~GR 242: Wooden Trays. Handy wooden trays for storing produce, displaying items and holding pot plants.
~GR 241: Guinea pigs. Sharing how I care for my guinea pigs and the benefits they bring to the garden. 


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"If you are looking for an easy gift to make, check out these lovely simple wooden trays made by 14 year old Liliana Van Heel, on page 48 of GR 242. I want one! And really, how cheery are the photos!
"They are absolutely gorgeous- thank you so much dear Lil! A marvellous job! I just hope it leads to lots of fairies in people's houses and not those pesky mice in bonnets and brollies! 😘😘😘"
"Today's homemade Christmas inspiration is from the very clever young Lil Van Heel - she made this tiny door which is not only perfect for fairies but also has a practical use in the quail house! The instructions are in GR 244, but I have included the template here, which we were not able to fit in the mag."

"Thank you dear Lil for sharing you gorgeous recipes and photos, you bring us much joy! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—"

"It looks absolutely wonderful!! And the article was just gorgeous!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™"

"A great article! πŸ‘Œ Look at that face! Very sweet!! 😘❀️❀️❀️❀️"

"As someone who has fostered many dogs from pounds and seen some of the horrific states they come out in, it’s so wonderful to hear such maturity and responsibility coming from your daughter and hats off to her parents for instilling such important values in her ❀️"

"Wise young lady. I worked at an RSPCA shelter and was a vet nurse for a long time, I wish more prospective pet owners were like Lil ❀️"


"I’ve finally made myself an egg bag. Inspiring by Jude and Lil from @fairywrencottage who are always making wonderful useful things. I needed something other than my pockets to carry the eggs in and now that I’m getting around 12 eggs per day, my pockets were bulging ☺️ I needed something I could fold up and put in my pocket as I often get sidetracked on the way to Cackleberry House πŸ“ and a basket was too bulky. My bag is made from a few scraps of fabric and is just perfect."

~Feedback~

"Your Lil sounds like a very special person. πŸ’—"
 
"No wonder you're proud! The cakes look delicious and the photographs look brilliant. The inspirational Miss Lil is very talented xxx"

"You are an amazing, beautiful and talented young lady Miss Lil- your talents, sweet heart and level head will take you far in life x"

"Congrats supergirl Lil! That's well done and just wonderful! xxπŸ’•"

"So beautiful! Your daughter is one very talented young lady! Have a lovely weekend xxx"

"Much to be proud of dear Jude. Congratulations Miss Lil on another fantastic article. The future holds great things for you. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ƒ"

"Such a beautiful article! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’š"

"Love the tray and what wonderful skills your girl is learning. Lots of loveliness on your table. xx"

"Too much fur and feather cuteness in one post!!!! Loved the article by Lil- a must read for everyone! πŸ‘Œ πŸ’œ"

"Feeling like a proud Aunty with my friend Jude’s @fairywrencottage teenage daughter's article for @grassrootsmagazine Lil you write so impeccably just like your mum, sound, practical knowledge with a graceful touch. A must read for all ages when deciding on a new pet. Congrats and can’t wait to read future editions ❀️"







"Today's homemade Christmas inspiration is from the very clever young Lil Van Heel - she made this tiny door which is not only perfect for fairies but also has a practical use in the quail house! The instructions are in GR 244, but I have included the template here, which we were not able to fit in the mag."

"Thank you dear Lil for sharing you gorgeous recipes and photos, you bring us much joy! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—"

"Your Lil sounds like a very special person. πŸ’—"
 
"No wonder you're proud! The cakes look delicious and the photographs look brilliant. The inspirational Miss Lil is very talented xxx"

"Feeling like a proud Aunty with my friend Jude’s @fairywrencottage daughter's article for @grassrootsmagazine Lil you write so impeccably just like your mum, sound, practical knowledge with a graceful touch. A must read for all ages when deciding on a new pet. Congrats and can’t wait to read future editions ❀️"

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Since 2017 I have been fortunate enough to be a contributor to Grass Roots Magazine, writing articles about responsible animal care, woodworking projects and recipes. 

~ GR 254: Getting New Pets. How I decide if getting a particular pet is right for us by researching and critical thinking. 
~ GR 247: Fun With Plums, recipes for plum jam and plum cordial.
~GR : Mandarin and Rosemary Bundt cake
~ GR 244: Homemade Wooden Fairy Door. Template is available on Grass Roots Facebook.
~GR 242: Wooden Trays. Handy wooden trays for storing produce, displaying items and holding pot plants.
~GR 241: Guinea pigs. Sharing how I care for my guinea pigs and the benefits they bring to the garden. 


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