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June 10, 2014


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All sounds so wonderful as always Lucy x

 Saskia Bird

Good luck, you can do it!


I'm around for childcare stuff if you get desperate x


Sounds like you are so busy at the moment but I bet the children are loving working with you, I'm an educator so I'm very familiar with school life :)

I know a really easy dragonfly make for you - I can't find it on my blog but there is a photo here :


Take a pipe cleaner, thread on beady eyes to the middle, then kind of fold it in half, making a loop for the head and twisting the two halves to form the body. I hope that makes sense, if not you should figure it out from the picture. The wings were just printed on acetate and threaded through the body but you could make them out of something else if they schools don't have any old acetates lying around from the days of overhead projectors!


My goodness I do not know how you do it, I'm worn out reading it! but I think it's wonderful that you are going into schools to teach about yarn and what can be made. I hope the children can carry on at home with their new interest. Stop to breath occasionally though x


Go Girl! You will be awesome -you are already awesome...the children will love making things.X Have a good few weeks and make sure you take some time off for quiet moments to recover!


Dear Lucy, you are an example to follow. Luck. A hug from southern Spain.


I don't know how full time workers manage it all. It lets the pressure off somewhat when part time. Even so full time mums have plenty to do for sure. Easier for all though when children are of school age.

Michele Boucher-Hines

You have developed a real following on many levels. You are truly a teacher - adult workshops, in the schools with young children, and online tutorials. You have combined your talents in a way that serves so many. Personally, I am so excited that you will be able to share the Bower Bird pattern soon - it's been over a year, but obviously worth the wait!.


Hi Lucy, I helped in a school many moons ago and remember making bees from yellow and black yarn made into a pompon and netting wings and I vaguely remember frogspawn from bubble wrap. Exhausting but fun. Miriam Xx

Jane Whalley

Phew Lucy, don't forget to breathe. The key is not to think too far advance and just let things happen which they will. The work you're doing in the schools is fantastic and one thing is for sure, it will all certainly be worth it in the end. Make sure you take just a few minutes time out everyday to reflect and I'm sure you,ll come through the other side smiling - I have a favourite saying, which my dear mum used to say and that is "this too will pass" and is applied to both good and not so good situations. Enjoy this time Lucy xxxxx


Hi Lucy Happy memories of my day in your studio doing the rag rug workshop - would love to come and do one of yours one day soon. Life sounds very busy - never worry about the mess and dust though, it only comes back again so might as well let it find its own level! Enjoy everything you are doing - its far more important :) xxx


HI Lucy I work full-time in a challenging inner city primary school as a deputy head and class-teacher- and boy is it tough! BUT incredibly rewarding, the long long days, the weekend work, missing family time, the catching up on home, cooking, sleep Zzzzzz, housey stuff and the TV... (what is that?) I love my job, I love my crafts and I love what I do and I just know you will love it too. Even when it gets tough, because the children in school, their smiles, progress and the difference we make as educators makes it all worthwhile. Enjoy. XX Karen:O)xxx


Busy Busy good luck with it all
Clare x


Oh, so exciting, Lucy! The bikes look fabulous! :D

My mandala and my sisters, along with another small "treat" for you, are on their way from the US ;D We can't wait to see them on Pinterest!

All the mandalas look amazing! I wish you all the best as you juggle all the business in your life— you are an amazing woman!


Oops, meant "my sister's." Lol!


WOW! You certainly are juggling. Enjoy every minute of it and don't forget to sit down in between and take a moment to re-charge. xoxo

Winwick Mum

I love that the Yarndale yarnbombing is becoming a community project, and whilst it might feel as if you don't have time to breathe at the moment, it's not long until the schools break up and the pace of life will slow down just for a little bit. As long as you remember to look up at the sky, sit down with a coffee and some crochet and enjoy the passing of the world from time to time, everything will work out just fine xx


Hi Lucy, I can understand your stress. I've missed a meeting about a residential visit today....eeek...there's so much to remember and I was at work....feel bad but no doubt I can find out the important bits. School activities seem to mushroom at this time of year.
I think it's great that you are introducing yarnbombing to the local children. I'm sure they love it.
Good luck with all your juggling over the next few weeks.
Posting my mandala tomorrow.
Jacquie xxx

Melody A.

Hello Lucy, I cannot wait to be able to make one of the birdies!!! I have watched your blog and read every post since you first came up with the design so I can make this pattern !!! I think you underestimate what a wonderful teacher you are, look at all of us out here in blog land that you are teaching and then your classes at your shop !! So How wonderful for all of these children to have such a creative teacher!! Happy Summer and Enjoy it all

Jerilynn Lijewski

I have been soooo envious of the lucky ladies that get to visit your studio and create the birds! I want to just fly over the ocean from Northern Wisconsin to England right now! But, upon reading there may be a pattern, I smiled a smile. So excited, but I will be patient. You have a lot on your plate! Jerilynn. Jerisew.blogspot.com. P.s. I just finished a crochet afghan! I wrote about it in my blog a couple of days ago.

Angela-Southern USA

I'm cheering for ya! You can do it, remember to breathe! ;)Best of luck with everything. Busy and fast times, enjoy when you can. Love seeing all the mandalas, I'm wondering and looking forward to seeing how you will display them at yarndale...


Totally understand that the Attic will take a back seat. You are amazing, packing do much in Nd giving do much of yourself. The four weeks will go in a flash Bd you will enjoy it too. So what if the house suffers for a while. I do admire you Lucy. From afar, you seem to be managing just fine on all fronts. I too have had little time but managed a very quick stash busting and recycling make when you do eventfully get a moment! http://eclectichomelife.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/crocheted-scrap-busting-and-recycling.html?m=1


Dearest Lucy,
You may not credit yourself as being a teacher, but you truely are! Not only a teacher but an inspiration on many levels! I, too, am excited about your birdie pattern! I had wanted to put one on a wreath I was making my Mother for mother's Day. I tried making one on my own just looking at the pictures of yours, and while I may not have gotten the pattern exactly as you have it, my birdie turned out very cute... but too big for the wreath I made, so he is happily perched in my living room currently. Maybe I'll blog about him tonight! Thank you for all that you do, even if you don't realize you are doing it!

Amy at love made my home

I hope that you can manage to juggle everything and that the school transition for your little one goes well. xx

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