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October 03, 2011


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I help Nicki make up some of the projects in her books - I made the cushion you featured (whilst sitting at a beach hut) and the flowery curtain ties were really nice to put together.
I will let her know about your post; she will be thrilled x



I have to get that book too :)


Lucy, Thanks for the post. I saw this book on Amazon but didn't buy it since I could only see the cover. Of course after this post I promptly bought it and am eagerly waiting its arrival. In the mean time I did order the Japanese crochet book you wrote about earlier. I do agree the diagrams help with the language barrier but it got me wondering if there is a discussion group (in English) using these books. It would be wonderful to work on these projects as a group and demystify the instructions together. Have you heard of anything?
Kinda a hint but also a true inquiry:-)


Hi Lucy,

I'm planning my first BIG crochet project and I was thinking about one of your blankets (most likely the granny stripe) but now I'm read this post and seen those cushions and am wondering if I should set my sights a little lower and start off with a cushion instead.
My query is do you have to line the cushion cover or just use it directly over the cushion pad? ifswim?



your little people are adorable. thanks for sharing. and are you sure we don't need another yarn basket? think i do. love your blog. gert


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Beautiful, amazing ^^


Thanks for your constant reminder of what is really important in life and taking time to acknowledge those special moments.

Sarah Youde

I have this book and I love it! I have made a few of the projects but funnily enough the only page that had me thinking 'well, I would never bother to make those' was the Russian doll page, yours however look lovely! I adore the crochet hook case and I have recently made that project :)


I have this book too, I wasn't drawn to the dolls but mow I see yours I think I'll have to make them, very cute!


I definitively LOVE them!


Hi Lucy
I love the beautiful designs in this book so much, I ordered myself a copy right away! Lol!
I laughed out loud at the vision of Smallest Baboushka diving headfirst into the coal-bucket! I'm an Aussie girl who loves to read your blog.

Rainy Day Crafter

I love your Babushkas, especially all the flowery details on them - they are so sweet! I have this book too (although I can't actually find it at the moment - very annoying!) and it's just great isn't it?! There's so many things in there that I want to have a go at making. Oh, and a gal always needs more bags, don't you know?! ;)


I had this book in my cart at the craft store on Friday and I thought to myself that it totally reminded me of you. I forgot my 40% off coupon at home so I put it back on the shelf, but I am definitely going back for it!


I like your dolls! The book is a must have,yes I must have it now.:)Leah IN,USA

Melissa @ Re-Inventing Vintage

I cannot even believe how stinkin' cute those Babushka dolls are!! I am madly in love with this book and your blog... :)


Golly miss Molly - you do get a lot of Comments, don't you. When I make arugurumis or whatever they are called again, I put a wee cardboard round thingie in the bottom to make the little Misses of this World stand neatly where they are put.
I want to get that book!
And now that I have you here - I want to say (again) that it is so inspirering to follow your Life and pretty Hooxies here! Thank you for bothering to share :)


Ive got this book too, but not yet attempted anything from it although my daughter is about 50 squares into the 432 square blanket.
Love your Babushkas...so bright and cheery looking.
Em xxxxx


What a gorgeous book and it looks like it is full of projects you'd want to make, rather than just a few like in some books.

I love, love, love the Russian dolls, so I may buy the book just for those - I seem to have a thing for Russian dolls at the moment. Yours are so cute, though I'm a bit worried about Miss Small leaping into the coal bucket :)


Adorable! The crochet book looks terrific.


Oh, wow - I love these. Especially the little flower details and they look just right against your wall paper on you mantle piece. Well done!


They are just beautiful! Makes me wish I had the patience to learn how to crochet!


I love your little Russian dolls, little Miss Naughty looks cheeky. I think there is a tiny hand that could take her on adventures to use up some of her energy :)

Britney Norris

I have been following you for a few months now and have made tons of Summer Garden Squares! Now I think I am ready to embark on my next hooky adventure- these Russian dolls! They will be a perfect Christmas gift for my own little lady. Thanks you for the inspiration. --Britney in Texas

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