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May 27, 2010


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Hello Lucy! I love Cath Kidston; we have a shop really close to us here in London and have to stop myself from going.... too tempting!! Well done for the cushion, I don't know where you find the time. My Thursday was lovely too. Met my yummy mummmy friends at a friend's house and it was great to spend some girly chatty time. Bliss!! Enjoy the weekend and your Kidston shopping indulgence!! xx Pati from London


I so enjoy reading your posts. I have become a regular Attic 24 visitor. Your pillow is so pretty and that kettle, oh wow that is just so nice and so you! I wonder if it is available here in New York State. Take care and keep writing. :)


Thank you for another lovely post. I've been looking at Easy Living in the newsagent for days thinking should I? Shouldn't I? Decided I should and went out and bought it just now. Opened up the new CK bag with great excitement only to find it was split all down one side... So disappointing! Resisting the urge to go and buy another copy!! Have a great bank holiday weekend. x


I love stocks, must grow some and your kettle looks great. Your blog is so inspiring must get back to my crochet inspite of my tennis elbow, i must catch up!Tell us more of baby B he's so cute!


I often find myself saying to any dear soul who dares visit us at our place: "Sorry for the mess, but we live here."

The clutter used to bug me more than it does now, but I've changed my thinking. I prefer to consider it to be "creative chaos," which it well and truly is.

Heather Cawte

That kettle is just too cute! I love to see your blog pop up on my Reader page, because your love of colour and beauty, and your positive outlook, really lift my day. Thanks, Lucy!


I bet your caravan is going to look wonderful when you've finished! XxX


Meant to say I am going to have a go at your granny stripey blanket too....


Hi Lucy. Love your reading blog its so cheery! Its lovely to hear about Little B too so dont feel as though we might get fed up lol. I'd love to see your new Kidston stuff when it arrives - just too expensive for me but I can drool over yours can't I?!! xx


I just love looking at your blog, so inspirational with all those lovely colours. By the way, I made your crochet stripey bag only in muted shades of pure wool, aran weight. Complete with stripey handles, flowers and buttons, it was so easy to follow your instructions and I loved doing it, so thank you for inspiring yet again.


Lovely cushion Lucy aaah! and I remember the pureed baby food and the mmmmmms - lovely post. x


good morning Lucy, the flowers are just divine !!! Enjoy them while they are there...the mess can wait. Love the round cushion...looks wonderful. Can see the the little man's hand reaching for the......mmmm, he knows what he whats....some lovely uplifting colour for his dreams ! bless him. Love your blog, the best around...like having a friend to listen to....wonderful xxx Heather.

Puppet Lady

Hope you had a good night's sleep in that cosy looking bed after such a busy time tidying up! As always, reading your posts is like a breath of fresh air!

Janet x


Bah blow the housework....connievan needs looking after first, hopefully she will be lived in more than the house this summer lol!


Of course we love to hear about baby stuff, it's soooo nice to hear you excited and emotional about this!

I have just found a couple of websites which could be of your taste: http://www.dotcomgiftshop.com/retro-spot?page=1
and then a shop on eBay which sells very nice fabric for a strangely HONEST price...some of the cotton poplin goes for 3£/m, and I found a small strawberry print that was irresitible (not sure what I'll do with it, but I bought it anyay -totally hopeless)http://stores.ebay.co.uk/favouritefabrics


I so love my bed at the end of a busy day, but I also get my aahhhhh moments when I visit you and many others who always display such beautiful crocheted goodness. Love all the colors and the happy hookiness. Gorgeous! I always feel like my house is a mess, but my 14 year old told me the other day that he feels like our place is neat, except for his and his brother's bedroom -- boys can be quite messy no matter how much we try to tidy up. Best wishes for a fabulous Friday! :) Tammy


Oh Lucy I bought some stock from the supermarket last week. They looked so pretty and were just a few pounds. I got deep violet...and the smell was luxurious! They are just on their way out now, but I think I may well splurge and buy another packet as they really gave me such pleasure! Love the cushion ( an knowing that you too have things you make christened soon after!!!!!). I have so many projects on the go at the moment, it's hard to know where to start! he he! And, piles of stuff in the house...don't get me started. Where does it all come from....and why when I clear it, does another pile take its place half an hour later! Ah that's life, one big messy pile...but its a lived in life!......p.s.....very...very cute kettle! Have a fab rest of a day and weekend xxxxx

Laura Mirjami

I love the new round cushion and the entire blog! It is SO colourful and cheerful.
I've been happily reading old posts in the past week and simply love it all. Would you mind if I was to put link to your blog from my blog? (I've only just entered the land of blogging and try to find my way around... but your blog is truly inspiring!)


your pics always give a boost to my week and it is currently very cold here so makes me feel a little warmer : ) and love hearing about baby and the little people.


Lucy, buying CK online is dangerously easy. I'm glad I'm not the only one splurging at the moment.
I got that magazine just for that bag. I must admit I gave the mag away after a disappointing flick through.
I wish I had some fresh flowers in my house, your stocks look lovely and I can very nearly smell them.
Sue xx


Oh, Dear Lucy,

Why stop at just the kettle? What about that tiered cake platter and those coordinating coffee mugs?

Can't have Connievan feeling left wanting now, can we?

Hugs from Melbourne,


As always, I love your photos - just great to start a day with, drinking a cup of coffee! :-)

Sandi Lee

Hi Lucy, have been a silent follower since I found Marmeladerose, I must have a thing about Yorkshire because I only just realised you live near there and so does Fiona. One day I will hop on a plane and make my way over and soak up all the beautifulness of Yorkshire and maybe we will bump into each other. Oh I live in Australia by the way.
Love your crochet too, something that I need to get into, have a book with the basic instructions, so it is just a matter of time!! Love all the news of your day/s.


Those things will be perfect for the Lucy Connievan!
I love how you describe picking up your kiddy-litter, but find delight in the scent of your flowers instead! You remind me to appreciate the beautiful things in life every time I read xx

Marian M-S

Your beautiful, colorful pictures make me happy :-)
Thank you!

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