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September 22, 2011


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Angela Rueb

The Chinese Lanterns are boootiful! I, also, am looking forward to all your yarn and "hooky" news.... You inspire me so much, and reading your blog always makes my day! Thank you for all your efforts.


I love your little driftwood house and boat, a super reminder of the summer holidays at the seaside I would say.
My mum grew Chinese lanterns when I was a kid. When they've taken up all the water in the vase, leave them to dry off and they'll last most of the winter. Great for Christmassy decorations.

Fran in Somerset

Lucy, really looking forward to more of your inspiring 'ta-da's - as well as the yarn-colours update! You mentioned in the yarn-fest post that you may let us in on your thoughts regarding colour selection - this would be fascinating so looking forward to that too!
Many thanks for all the inspiration you offer - wonderful wonderful. I'm putting together my first ever hooky blanket - very exciting!


The Chinese Lanterns made me smile and remember a different life. Back when I was self employed I owned a dried flower business in which I sold great huge bunches of dried plant items and also made arrangements. I miss that life, I love the new things I am doing but I really really miss the loads and loads of Chinese Lanterns I use to have all over the place. Thank you for sharing.
BeBe in very hot sunny Florida


love your mantle. love your hooky more. can't wait to see which colour you "dispose of".


I know exactly what you mean about un-wrapping a bundle of fresh foliage, its just beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! And that gorgeous drift-wood sculpture is just, well, gorgeous! It remind me of my favourite places in the world, Cornwall and Devon.


Your home is looking just lovely at the moment - really cosy. Your chinese lanturns ate so eyecatching and beautiful as for that cottage...I have just finished a hexi blanket for my daughter who is just about to go off for uni. Take a peek if you get a mo!
You are constant inspiration & I can't wait for the yarn post!


Beautiful - I love all the color in your life! :)


Hi Lucy -

Just had to share-

I dreamt about you last night!

I came to your house and knocked on your door and said, Hi Lucy,its me Jennifer from Boise! Could I have some tea?

Then you invited me in and I met your family, we oooohhhed and ahhhhed over your crochet and your cozy blankets - you asked me if I could help you "refresh" your home (because you knew I love doing that) and I asked for a crochet lesson.

Oh, it was soooooo fun. I went in every room and it was so real.

We them walked to your market and picked out some flowers to take home and then I had to go.

It was so real.

Its official - now you are on my bucket list. I want to do this FOR REALS before I die. (It actually made me sad a bit when I woke up because I feel like you are a fast friend that I could never meet in real life - oh that is so sad to me!)

xoxoxox Happy Friday!



My neighbor had Chinese Lantern plants when I was growing up. I love those! And that house boat with the wash line is adorable!
Regards from Ohio, USA


Chinese Lanterns, love them!! I love Kirsty's work too, especially her collage work, your piece is beautiful. I'm on the look out for something for our new bathroom, I might have to treat myself too!
Sally x

Edith van der Bol

Dear Lucy,
I love your posts and I have started reading them out loud for my husband when he does the washing up in the evening. He starts grinning too just like I do when I read your posts. You are an inspiration!


Thank you for introducing Kirsty Elson! Her work is great on all aspects!AriadnefromGreece!

Mari Mayhew

I was just dipping into The Wonderful Weekend Book the other day ,when I spotted a bit where Elspeth Thompson talks about her friend who removes the lanterns from the plant and threads them onto fairylights. It sounds a bit fiddly and I don't know how fire-proof they would be but it's a lovely idea. Love your blog by the way!

Crafty Mermaid

such a vibrant orange - superb!


love that orange in the chines lanterns. Here in South Africa we get those too. But as far as I can remember they are the seed "packets" of gooseberrys. I may be wrong though, but I have seen them growing here. Corn flowers also have those "packets" with seeds in, I love it when they go dry and brittle and you can shake them and they make such a cool rattling sound.

Anyway got way off track, love your homely posts and that sweet little driftwood cottage house!


Your whole shelf is so lovely. The Chinese Lanterns are brilliant and the driftwood house is so cute.


Oh my goodness! Where do I start? I love your lanterns...

If you ever don't want that sculpture...I will have it in a heartbeat!

And as for the hooky goodness, they are totally gorgeous and I can't wait to see more.

PS - I understand your reaction to creativity. I get that too :)


The picture of your dolls has forced me into adding some crochet flowers to my jar jacket!
Yes, I know, I should have better things to do at nine o'clock in the morning but I couldn't help myself!Soooooooo looking forward to your next posts - you are brilliant at keeping us up to date with all your happenings. Whatever next for you? I think there is a book in the making there - how about a TV programme - Antics in the Attic??


I love Chinese lanterns! I always thought they were seedheads but I'm not sure. Your driftwood sculpture is gorgeous, so heartwarmingly cute with the little washline ♥ It looks perfect next to Julia Crossland's print (ooh, did you see her new painting "Seedheads and boats"??) Can't wait for the yarn and hooky-fest next week! :-) xxxx


I dry the Chinese laterns to keep them over the winter. Unfortunately this orange brightness does not stay.
Looking forward hearing more about your crochet creations.


That little house is gorgeous! I love it.
Have a nice weekend, bye bye.



Lucy. Is the house next door to you for sale please? I would love to be your neighbour - all that colour and inspiration right next door, every day! :-D I used to have some of those Chinese Lanterns in my garden - I must venture out there and see if they survived last winter. Loooooove the driftwood. Jude.x


Orange is the colour of fall. I've been admiring the Chinese Laterns all my life. We call them "Lampiöli". You just remind me that I must ask my neighbour about them. She has millions of them in her garden. Maybe she will give me some to cheer up my green jungle.

Teresa Kasner

Hi Lucy, I adore your little wood house and boat.. I'm with you in loving homes and boats in art.. I've painted some little wooden houses and you've inspired me to photograph them and add them to my blog next time I post. I posted today and showed a cute little crocheted pumpkin I made and I typed out the pattern.. hope you pop over and look!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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