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November 23, 2009


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Oooh... Lucy, here I am still working my way from the beginning of your blog and now I discover that you too got bitten by the décopatch bug! I discovered it at a craft show too and now our house sports décopatched wall gecko, heart-shaped candle holders, secret book storage thingy, bathroom cabinet and self-made-at-a-different-craft-fair clay pot! It's so soothing and satisfying. Not quite as good as crochet, but still pretty good.

Really enjoying my journey through your blog still...my library book was abandoned on the bedroom floor quite a while ago... It may end up overdue at this rate!



Gee Lucy. I had never heard of decopatch before but now i'm smitten. Hubby wanted Christmas present ideas...hmmm :-)

Am getting RSI from so much crochet so something else arty is called for I think.

And I too have always wanted to make a patchwork quilt....

Julie, in upstate New York, U.S.

Oh, Lucy, you're such a bad influence on me. ;-p


The photos of buttons and fabrics brightened my evening!


Wow you have got me excited now. The color has me in a frenzy, I am from Australia and I am so hoping we can get decopatch stuff here. Google here I come.
Enjoy your treasures can't wait to see your results.

Love Robyn

vicky greenwood

Hi Lucy, wanted to say thanks for your lovely blog :-) I love to crochet and it's good to know that there are others out there. I love the colours that you use - so bright and beautiful. I went to the Knit and Stitch exhib while it was in London (i'm in Dorset)it was *i-n-s-p-i-r-i-n-g* Keep up the lovely blog, it cheers me up after gloomy nightshifts. Vicky. x

Angela Morgan

Hi Lucy, just logged on to your blog via my friend Martina's blog. What a creative inspiration you are! I love all those coloured fabrics, absolutely fantastic & fancy doing something for my teenage daughter's bedroom with the decopatch material you talk about. Have just purchased a beach hut so looking to give it a little bit of my interior TLC - could you tell me what design & where you got your vinyl flooring for your bathroom, as think it would be great on the floor when the kids come in for a hot chocolate dripping wet from the sea and covered in sand!


I can't even begin to tell you how much I love reading your posts! Your excitement over all things colorful is fabulous and contagious. I share your love for color, and wish my house were as lush and colorful as yours. Your quilt will be just perfect - the fabrics totally suit your style.


The decopatch is absolutely fabulous! I've been meaning to decopage a rather dull white wooden vintage bedside table, but never got round to it - now you've made me more determined to actually complete it!

I've been reading your blog for some time now, and this is my first comment - but I've linked you from my blog anyway! Whenever I'm having a dull day, I always log on to see what you've been up to - your colourful posts and positive writing style is immensely pleasurable to read, and they cheer me up instantly!


Your posts should be labelled as 'read with retail caution' as I have just mentally spent lots of dosh on the decopatch site!! great stuff!


Fabulous post Lucy, thank you! It is seriously good for you to be gathering a stash of all sorts of stimulating and lovely things - no matter when you do the creative bit! I would love to send you a bit of loveliness towards your quilt - any chance of creating a lucy PO box?
Take care dear Lucy and remember the wonders of lavender oil for relaxation!


what fabulous colours...
Love the paper technique...
I have a old dresser that would look gorgeous done up...
love all your bright pics...too exciting!!!

The Curious Cat

Exciting creative times ahead! I'm like you - been harbouring a desire to make a patch work quilt for years - YEARS! Just need to master that sewing machine. It will happen! One day.... xxx


So excited for you to be jumping into quiltland! Welcome, but handle with care, it is dangerously addictive! You are truely lost now, oh and i predict you're going to need a bigger basket than the one in the shot!!!te he


I'm suffering from fabric-envy here :) Love, love, love those colours. Looking forward to seeing your quilt, best wishes Pj x


You don't know how lucky you are to have such occasions to see and buy directly such a beautiful fabrics!You can touch them, see their real colors,combine them...The ideas just explode and of course you became overexcited!Who wouldn't?
Lucky of you!
I can't wait to see what you will make!


I have order some fabric and am waiting for it to arrive any day and I'm so excited! I really hope that whole deal goes fine (I've been terribly burned by internet affairs...) so I get my fabric, I know exactly that feeling you're talking about. I'm planning many quilts and I really hope that I will make some of them at least, and I so want to make one for my lovely Lucifer! :-) I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with, especially since your progress is going waaaay faster than mine.


OMG you are so funny, l'm sitting here giggling imagining you racing round in over-excitement, l feel very much the same way whenever l go to a craft/quilt show. lt doesn't matter that l don't really quilt or knit or do needlework, l am always simply overawed by all the amazing colours and fabrics and threads and wool and buttons etc and have to buy them all.
Have lots of fun admiring them all, and l can't wait to see what you make!


Lucy, as an avid quilter, but relatively newbie to crochet, I think you're love of colour is going to serve you well as you make your quilt.

As usual, a lovely post... love the fabrics and especially the yummy buttons


how fun and exciting..I am happy for you and cant wait to see pics of your finished work..

Shelley in SC

Ooh, just loving all the intense, saturated colors . . . in buttons, paper, fabric. What delights! I'm feeling quite excitable myself!!


looking at the fabrics all together gives me goosebumps! whee!

i suffer from seasonal overexcitability too; thank you for helping me diagnose... ;)


Ooh ... buttons! It's exciting just reading about it all. You're going to be extreeeeemly busy. What fun!


Oh, dear. After seeing all those buttons and fabrics and colors, now I'm overexcited, too! Beth


Dear extemely exhited creative lovely and beautiful Lucy,
It's like every cell in your body is in love with creating, from your baby to your ideas, plans and accomplishments. I'm yoga breathing for you..... In through the nose, 2,3,4,5. Hold 2,3,4,5, Out through the mouth 2,3,4,5,6,7,8. Repeat 10 times, stetch and relax. Sigh. I can run in circles with the best, but I think you have me beat, but I get what's going on with you. :D I can see potential in the decopatching, but I'd have to have a theme. So, I'm going to think about this for awhile and get back to you. I'm sure you'll have it mastered immediately. Do what you love. Love what you do and just be happy, sweet Luce.
Big hugs,

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