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June 15, 2012


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Nice blog thanks you!

Pom Pom

You're a smart mummy. Sometimes the routine needs a little tweaking, if a routine can be established at all! Your fabric is delicious!

Cathy Byrne

Hi Lucy,
This is the first time I've commented on your oh-so-very-lovely blog, even though I've been enjoying it for a few months. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I sometimes think that perhaps we are living parallel lives - although I could almost definitely be described as less successfully creative. I too am in need of a re-balance, this time of year is madly busy for our family, with 2 out of the 3 little beans having birthdays around now. Thank you for all your wonderful patterns, creative inspiration, and family honesty - it never fails to make me smile!!!
Love Cathy

Mandy Pipe

Oh how fabulous your blog is. What an inspiration you are! I love your crochet - especially as I can't do it myself. Not for the lack of trying I might add. And, your Connievan. What can I say? I want one! Your latest post rang a particular note with me. I need to take a leaf out of your book. Too much thinking about it and not enough action - that's me. Good luck with your 'rebalance'


Hold on. Back up. Raspberry gin? *whispers* Where could I buy such a substance?


I can completely relate to the need to re-balance. It's a slow process, but definitely worth it! Hope you have a fantastic week, and I look forward to seeing what you make with those gorgeous fabrics.


Hi Lucy, I can certainly identify - eating more sensibly (now that I am thinking summer is approaching...); tidying our house (terrible how piles appear) - the tidying fairies are on strike! colourful fabric - a terrible weakness... I hope that you have had a great weekend. Keri


Re-balancing takes time. Sometimes I feel the house owns me, not the other way round! It is so good to have patchwork, quilting, knitting and crochet to fall back on when things get too much. One of them always seems to bring things back into perspective. I'm not sure if it is being constructive or just enjoying colours that does it.

Taciana Simmons

Hi Lucy, I love the patern repetition you are using on your ripple blanket. I have just started one myself and noticed that When I make just one row of a specific color when you crochet two together it looks kinda funny on the right side...Did you notice that also? What kind of yarn are you using ... Your blanket looks so luxurious ... I love it! Thx.


Hey Lucy, I just wanted to say "Thanks a million!" for your lovely patterns and show you a little something I whipped up this week using a few of them. Your colors and design aesthetic are really inspiring and always such a joy to read. I feel like I did your designs proud. :)



Sometimes I come to your blog just to see loads of color. You never fail to disappoint - including on this post!


Refreshing post, my desk often looks like that, and I love cake too.




I just saw your wreath in Crochet Today! It is lovely!


Nodded in agreement all the way though this post! Great writing, thanks! Sarah


always good to have a little life balance review...long overdue here!
Cake over fruit you say? you're not alone. So wish my body was a temple!
happy new week
fee x


LOVE that special fabric at the end. Any idea who makes it? The ebay seller is out and I really want some!!
I always feel exactly the same after a vacation. Seems like you know exactly how to deal with it........ie, the bath, flowers, hooky!


I enjoyed reading this post, simply because I can relate - I always look forward to Summer as a time of lazy days and quiet moments, but it never happens. Instead, the days fly by full-to-the-brim with frantic fun and visits. And the part about delighting in fruit, just not quite as much as chocolate and cake... Amen!


Good luck on your rebalancing journey! I need to do the same thing, but I know it's hard. And have fun with your pretty new fabrics; can't wait to see the finished product.


I know just how you feel--my life is in the same tilt-a-whirl state, and I am longing for more simplicity. I am going to buy some lovely flowery flannel and make some cleaning cloths, like yours. Then I might feel like dusting!

I've been thinking today about the concept of wabi-sabi--the acceptance of transience and imperfection, and appreciating a beauty that is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. It makes me feel better about my own disorganized march through life, and the state of my disastrous closets.

I am dying to see your patchwork/bobble curtain toppers. They're going to be fabulous!

Jane Wolkowski

Just love your blog. It cheers me up and also inspires me. I love the way you surround yourself with colour. I just finished the Blooming Flower Cushion that you so thoughtfully posted on your blog. I love love that pattern.
I am from Alberta, Canada and had no problem converting as your directions were perfect. Thanks so much.


Please do share the recipe for the raspberry and white chocolate muffins--they look delicious. Wishing you a happy, restful day.


I love a bubble bath at the end of each day, that's my ME time, I get my best ideas in there!


Lucy,why don't you buy yourself a sewing machine- they don't have to cost a lot- you can get them under a £100 on ebay and they pay for themselves in time and sanity and your curtains will be finished in no time,freeing you to get on with the next project!


Hope you´re feeling better Lucy. Priorities: 1st look after yourself! I absolutely love the prints of your future curtains. I wish i could send you some sunshine from here. x

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