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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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March 06, 2011


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Pandora Beads UK

Thanks, I'm going to have nightmares tonight.


Thank you for sharing your visit to the castle. So wished I could have been part of the tour. I visited England for the first time last May and loved it. Can't wait to get back.

Pat Johnson

I have just come upon your blog and have fallen in love with it all. You have a great way of saying things and your insight to crafts is wonderful. you have a great imagination and i love it.Thank you for sharing all the wonderful things you do and I am so happy to be able to get your blog. It was a wonderful find.


I enjoyed this very much!

Susan Blencowe

A happy family day ; )


Wow Lucy am thrilled and excited to realise we live in the same town! My hubby took our Niece and Nephew on the castle tour this weekend too whilst I had a battery recharge (they had been here overnight) Love your crochet and fabulous use of colour. Papercraft is my bag but its great to stop by and see other folkses crafting too x I have your crochet snowflakes in my favourites LOL x


Lucy, you are so fortunate to have such old and castles in England. I lived in Europe several years and touring castles was my favorite thing to do. What a wonderful day out you must have had.

Katherine of Kitten's Lost Her Mittens

Beautiful! You're so lucky to have that right there next to you. And it's so springy where you are! We are still buried under several feet of snow here. :( At least I can see the spring flowers by visiting your blog!


What an enchanting blank canvast to wander through and imagine your own furnishings into.


The photos are beautiful, but you totally neglected to identify the castle and location????


The day we went to Skipton Castle last summer, we went to the open air performance of The Tempest. It was absolutely marvellous to enjoy Shakespeare in the open air and sunshine and seeing the castle walls soaking up the sun. We especially liked the old twisty tree that grows in the courtyard. We thought it looked magical, ancient and full of secrets - or maybe we just have an over-active imagination!


Wow! Such a beautiful place! I think it is so charming to have a castle in your town..and right at the top of High Street! Perfect! I also love your fun furniture finds in the post following (well...actually on top of this one visually-hehehe-I guess I should say your more recent post!) It is so inspiring seeing all that you do! Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Have a grand day!


this remember me Arundel Castle :-)!!


Such beautiful snowdrops - they are so delicate, but look a bit robust in a big group like that!
I love your photos of Yorkshire. There are so many places that need to be explored.


Oh Lucy, so many snowdrops in one place?!?! I've never seen this before! Amazing!

Pen @ Oliver Boliver

I've said this before but Skipton castle is my most favourite place in the world. I first visited with my primary school in Kelbrook when I was 10 and I still marvel at the beautiful tree in the Courtyard and the long drop toilet which captured my imagination more than 20 yrs ago! I even took a boyfriend on a date there once which must have done the trick as he's now my husband! ;D


I adore the snowdrops (and crocuses) .... they are so spectacular! I'm always happy to see three or four pop up in my garden. The views from the castle are amazing too.


Thank you so much - you gifted a lovely spring castle-romantic mood to me :)



beautiful! thank you for sharing.
it makes me want to return to the outlander series.
and reminds me of the ruin, more than a castle, i grew up 10 minutes from. :)


Hi Lucy, The pictures are really nice.I did a little bit of castle-ing myself through your pictures. Thank you for this lovely post.


I love your site, look at it every day to see what you have new posted. Thanks so much for letting me visit your world and look at a view through the window of a real castle. Pretty sure we don't have any castles here in Alabama, USA. I have started your ripple blanket as it caught my eye the first time I visited your site. I am loving it and can't wait to have my very own Ta-Da moment!

Kim L.

TRuly breathtaking! Thanks for sharing. Sure beats the office wall I get to look at today!

Pam Capstick

Love your Castle Lucy, how wonderful. Yorkshire truly is a beautiful part of England, and I am looking forward to coming back later in the year.
Cheers from sunny/rainy Australia

Floortje Wartenbergh

Such beautiful pictures. What a luxury to have your 'own' castle close by... And those flowerbeds are simply enchanting! Kind regards, Floortje

Susanne Tyree

Yes, you are so very fortunate to have so much history right near your home. We have had an interest in Henry the VIII and the Tudors, and enjoy watching BBC programing and many of the plays. To walk the same grounds and paths that those people walked many years ago must be awesome.

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