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November 09, 2011


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I've been looking at the Japanese books....but can't remember where! Love, love, loved them....you did spring to mind because of the colours but as I'm quite new to your site didn't know if you had mentioned them before - so this answers that question!!!

Love your NOT silly, wooly candle trim...PLEASE post the pattern :) xx


I feel so en vogue and an Attic 24 fanatic, I too have shelves of doom! :)


everything is just wonderfull ! audyle

Steph @woolythyme

Oh, how I LOVE ♥♥♥ your sense of style! And don't touch that bookshelf (unless you really need to do a tidy to find things...I think it looks perfect just the way it is!)

Isabel Penetra

Hi Lucy, I just love your blog... it´s so colourfull. Loved your idea on the home blessing candle, please post a tutorial. Thanks from Portugal.

Sue McIndoe

I love the pretty trim, lovely colours. I have a very similar basket that would benefit from a makeover. Its filled with apples at the moment but would look much better prettified. Yes, you've inspired me. Sue x


i do have to admit, that i like the little wheely horse just as much as your newest crochet project... ;)
but a pattern would be great, especially now that we need to think about christmas pressies...


Stunning! You are so talented, not to mention inspiring as I am now longing to paint ALL my baskets duck-egg blue! :-)


I LOVE IT! The sweet little decoration for the candle!! I also love the napkins/hankerchiefs that were in that magazine! Good luck with hooking your pretty blanket.

Angela purse(nee Paulson)

so lovely.......would love to have a go xx


Yes please - I'd love a pattern! Great Christmas present idea - and no doubt will treat myself too!


Hi Lucy
This is just beautiful.

Alessandra Cerqueira

Ola Lucy

Primeira vez que comento aqui no seu blog e gostei tudo que vi!
Lindo demais!
Fiquei feliz por voce ter encontrado sua cesta e ficou linda a decoração na vela.

Acho que sim voce deve fazer tutorial pois adoraria ver.


Ps.: Desculpe minha escrita em inglês não é muito boa =(


Hello Lucy

First time I comment here on your blog and liked everything I saw!
So pretty!
I was glad you have found your basket and the decor was beautiful in the candle.

I think you should do so love to see it tutorial.


Ps.: Sorry my writing in English is not very good = (

Ruth Stephens

Just scrolled down and spotted the peanut butter jar candle in your previous post - this is most definitely an improvement - well done, you!

Mrs Pirate

Hi, I love the trim, there are so may uses for it, especially at Xmas time.


Love your little trimmings, lifts a plain glass candle to a whole new level especially for gifting.
I think your painted basket looks wonderful, no wonder you are glad you re-found it. I have a brown basket full of yarn loveliness too, also some in the garage which might be happy to be beautified with some duck egg paint.
Great ideas, Lucy.
Thank you.
Carol xx


The trim is adorable!!! Love it!

And I have bookshelves like that. I work on them for half an hour at a time because if I try to go longer, I get overwhelmed and quit. Small steps and then one day you're done. Works every time. :)


Ahhh LOVE the trim. I've been trying (& failing) to come up with something similar to trim the bottom of a blind. Not that I've made the blind yet. I wish my forays into tidying were so fruitful, my last attempt found me falling backwards onto an 8" dpn and losing the entire thing into my left bum cheek :-(


Gorgeous trim, loved all the different colours, perfect for candles! :)

Mandy Wilken

I absolutely LOVE the pretty little trim and would definitely like a pattern for it! What fun could be had with making this trim. I found your blog a few months ago, and have been following regularly. I really am loving it and your work is gorgeous.

Jeannie D

Love the trim...can think of lots of uses. Yes, please to the pattern!


(I've decided to comment on your newest post so there's more of a chance you'll actually be reading this!)

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who goes to the beginning of a newly discovered blog and reads it, start to current!! That's actually what I'm doing now, with yours.

You're style (in crochet, decorating & writing) is just so... bouncy and free. I love it! I'm also quite infatuated with your British 'quirks' (quirks to me, since I'm American). The way you structure sentences, the different words you use to describe things I know...

I'm so happy I found your blog! I'm delving into crochet with a new zeal and seeing the great things in and about my life thanks to you. :)

Thank you for being you, Lucy.


Hi Lucy
Just want to say thanks for posting about your beautiful hooky basket. It reminded me that I had a basket that needed lining and was stashed away somewere. So I rummaged around in my store room(no attic in a single story house,how sad)I found it and bought some material to match and Ta-da it's done.
I also love the book shelves. So much more love this way than all tidy and regimented.
Will be looking for some Japanese crochet books soon they look delicious.
Luv from down under where it's slowly getting warmer


Hello. Sorry to contact you via comments but I’m a journalist at The Age newspaper in Melbourne (Australia) and I wondered if you'd be interested in contributing to an article I’m writing about crochet? I’m talking to two local people but was hoping to get your thoughts on why you crochet, what you get out of it personally (creatively). My email of frana@theage.com.au. Hope to hear from you. Best, Fran.


the blue border has given me an ideal to go round a granny blanket of mine, you could also put beads instead of crochet flowers.

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