About Me

  • 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




  • Instagram

Patterns and Tutorials

♥ buy me a coffee ♥

« Hearts and Twigs | Main | Knitty Business »

March 29, 2011


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Ankita Vj (India)

Wow...who says this obssession is abnormal ...its so awsome to be childish after growing up...love the toy collection...

Playmobil Wedding

For many it is childish but for a person that grow and don't have enough money when once become a child.They just wanted to experience having this toy now that they can afford to buy.


Hey, a kindred spirit from across the pond! I love kids' toys, and I especially love Playmobil and Sylvanian Families... but I also have all my old 70s Fisher Price Little People sets that my 3yo loves to play with. I have an urge to sell them all and use the $ to buy Playmobil and SF, but I'm restraining myself!

moncler shop

I like you on facebook and follow through google reader!

video editor for windows 7

Wow you did good job. You made wonderful house and characters. Nice post.


I love Playmobil. My dream is to have a Playmobil farm with lots of extra's. I have already started with the apple orchard. I think somewhere there must be some of my own Playmobil from the eighties lying around, in some attic probably.

Carol Roche

Hi, I just came across your Granny Stripe Afghan and it looks perfect for my great-granddaughter!!! However, I have never used Style Craft Special DK. Can you tell me, does this yarn pill after repeated washings???

Also, I'm in the U.S. and will have to study your pattern carefully to understand and "translate" into our terms. But it will be worth it.

Thank you for your reply.


r4 ds

So nice work done by you. It is so wonderful. This is kind of creative work is always appreciable.


I am almost 60, still buy playmobil and other assorted toys for myself, and no longer care what others think. We still have our 40 year old son's playmobil sets that the grandchildren go crazy for. I bought myself the wedding set with the instructions, "Do not touch Grandma's playmobil." That lasted 40 minutes at best. So ENJOY.

Rachel from Australia

As kids, my brothers and I thought we were the only people in the world who knew about Playmobil. It is still very uncommon in Australia. I bought my teenage daughters a huge farm set this last Christmas and they love it. I bought myself a Playmobil Nativity set :)


You are too weird for words-I am too weird for logging on to your website. . .now my home is full to the brim w/crocheted eye candy. Can't seem to stop myself.


I want to send you a special package for Easter but I need your adress in England...Can you please email it to me at: pinheiro_elizabeth@yahoo.com


Childish and abnormal? More like wonderful and irresistible....I also LOVE Playmobil and must confess I played more with them than my own son here.

We have lots and lots of children from Playmobil he does play with anymore, maytbe I could send a batch for adoption to your attic?


I just discovered your blog and I love it! All the bright colours and pretty hooky things!!! I will def be back here often! Thank you for making my day with your colourful, hooky stories and pictures!


Never feel childish for liking toys! I'm hoping I get a brand new Blythe doll for my 30th birthday so I can make her clothes and dress her up :-)

Vicky Greenwood

My Little People (not so little anymore - 11 and 9) still LOVE their Playmobil... we've collected a big box from jumble sales, Ebay and charity shops over the years and still, every now and then they drag the box out and have a good old play, with the most bizarre storylines being devised :-D Lovely. x

Lindy in Brisbane

Gorgeous! I'm just worried that the Polly Pocket car might not have enough power to pull that caravan to the next village.


My daughters have been collecting Playmobil toys since they were tots. They are now 14 and 16 and they still love Playmobil, and the children are their favorites! I have to say, they are my favorites too.

Katherine of Kitten's Lost Her Mittens

Playmobile is great! I still have all of mine from when I was little, including a Playmobile caravan. :)


Ah. At 30, and beginning to fear that little people of my own might not be in my future, I've passed all my Sylvanians on to a friend who's a single dad, and it's been a great joy to see his two loving every minute of playing with them. Equally joyful has been having the door opened to me by a giggling four year old boy in a tutu after I gave them the contents of my ballet trunk. Some things are too good to keep in the attic!

The House of Jones

What a fabulous post! I especially love the photo of them sat around the table for lunch. Tremendous!

Jones x


oh no you are not childish at all , look at the post below and you will see what my sister bought for my kiddies but I must confess to hiding it away in my bedroom lol:



As a long time collector of vintage Playmobil I feel it's my duty to tell you that there have been five different Playmobil caravans made over the years. And they even pop up on Ebay from time to time. ;)


Love, Love, Love it!!! I also have little people dotted around my colourful home and also get very excited about childish things, off course my teenage children think im totally dotty!but i wouldn't have it any other way!!!!


Glad to see that Playmobil is still everywhere these days! Forget your hi-tech gizmos, kids will always love it. Lego too (which I'm told goes for a fortune on eBay now?!)

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Yarn Shop

Blog powered by Typepad