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  • Thank you so much for visiting me in the Attic, it's lovely to see you. My name is Lucy and I'm a happily married Mum with three children. We live in a cosy terraced house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in England which we are slowly renovating and making home. I have a passion for crochet and colour and love to share my creative journey. I hope you enjoy your peek into my colourful little world x




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May 22, 2009


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Klub Burung

Lucy, your picture is fantastic! I really like your creative mood.



Damn, been looking for this BBC Good Homes magazine here but still having found. Thrifty chic is totally my style too :-)


Thank you for introducing such a wonderful magazine to us. I live in Japan, but I've finally got the magazine here(in Japan). This book shows me how to use colour and pattern beautifully.


if it's giftwrap you're looking for, i know just the place! i covered a couple of boxes in some gorgeous colourful stars, hearts and circles from phoenix trading. i think you'd really love them. they're really strict on internet advertising so i'd better not say too much more, but if you drop me an email i can give you more details and i'd be more than happy to put some in the post to you as a small way of saying thank you for your wonderful blog.
have a great bank holiday.


You've done it again, I'm sitting here grinning like a Cheshire cat.

rani shah

love this post...so fully of yummy inspiration for the eyes! thanks os much for sharing the magazine...I must find a copy!!!


I just LOVE your blog, it is Fantastic! It is so full of colors and you inspire me every day! Cheers from Norway!


I am CRAZY for your patchwork chair...your patchwork enthusiasm, and your patchwork dreams! Have a happy weekend, you thrifty chickie!

Kelley McDonald

Forgot to say I posted a link to your blog and one of your photos (credit given to you of course) on my latest blog post....you might enjoy seeing it. Kelley

Kelley McDonald

I just wanted you to know that I read your blog daily and it brings me a bit of joy and inspiration. I also blog (albeit not so often right now) and you have inspired my posts. I am in the midst of moving my family of five kids to a larger home which will possibly supply me some studio space. But I still have to pack all these boxes in order to make it to the other side. Thanks for giving me some online fun. Kelley


I thought I was the only one who dreamed in patchwork.

Joy James

Patchwork is my addiction Lucy. The colours of the fabric, the feel of it. I have sort of given up buying fat quarters I now buy bolts of the stuff. I love your style and the colours etc of your blankies, flowers, well everything really and you've even inspired me to take up my crochet hook again and crochet flowers. Your chair is gorgeous and I too have a hubby whose eyes glaze over when I show him something or talk about my other addiction of making soap.

Trouble is for me I am moving next week into a much smaller house, only 2 bedrooms and no attic so i have lost my 'playpen' as I call it. Goodness knows where I am going to put everything.

My blog if you want to have a look.

bethel of bethania

G'day Lucy
Go girl order that book right away - I think it is right up your alley... then sit in your beautiful patchwork chair & dream you dreams... you have to get it all in order in your head before you start so dream on...
Where would we be without Dreams...... B


Hi Lucy,
I have started a ripple throw and have blogged about it and mentioned you of course!


:) Christina

PS. I love thrifty style too, and although we have a bit here and there, I would love to change things a lot! Now to convince my husband...


Have a glorious weekend dear Lucy..


Dont worry about J we ALL have them---just carry on--- and make the world happy as you do --- Australia


I have Thrifty Chic on order from the library at the moment... I hope it comes in soon!

Victoria xx

Tamara Erbacher

Luce, you just have to get this book:


I have it and am in love....I planned on posting about it myself this weekend so that will give you a sneak peek....

Have a lovely weekend.

Tam xo

Shelley in SC

I was laughing out loud when you said "my family just doesn't 'get it'." Oh, can I relate!! Sometimes we need our blog friends so we can feel like we're fun and creative and not just crazy!!


Lucy, your chair is fantastic! I really like your creative mood. Thanks for new ideas.

Emma Reynolds

Wow! A fellow Bonne Maman jam jar collector! They are beautiful,and great for keeping things like buttons in. :-) Emma


Aaah. Wish I had an old wooden floor so I could stencil it. Sigh.
I have also just found how cheap, cheap, cheap it is to repurpose and reuse othe rpeoples rubbish. So satisfying and I am lucky I have friends who ove thes too so I can share the rubbish with them and make them super happy. You might need to show your hubby the world wide response to the your colourful crochet or maybe he is already secretly proud of you but also in his own exciting dreamworld.

Mary Poppins

He he, bought that with my groceries, wording and cover jumped right out at me, so of course had to go in the basket with my spuds and pasta. Thanks for the sneak preview, didn't know that little booklet came with it, I shall look forward to reading :)

My last post was about my enjoyment of hoarding, though have now come to realise I have taken it all a little too far, 2 days and 20 bin bags full, and there is more and more and more, feel so much lighter and freer without all my junk everywhere, Ohooo dear maybe I am turning into a minimalist ;)



Lucy, I love you and your magazine addiction more than I can say! If I had the money and they had it in I would be buying that from my local barnes&nobles. So many wonderful ideas. And since I am limited again in what I can do for a few days...hhhmmm...so many ideas (knitting and crocheting are out since they will relax me to sleep and then I'll have to frog and frog and frog again). Thank you for such lovely ideas and such a lovely post!

Emma Lightfoot

I dreamed about knitting last night, glad it's not just me.
Will go and look for the magazine tomorrow -you should be on commission.
Emma x

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