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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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February 16, 2013


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Dear Lucy, i love, love, love your blog !!!!
Angelika from Germany


Hola! YOur house look like the one form the bunnies! very homely!
Saludos x



Glad your boys are well. A lovely post and lovely pics - thank you for sharing x


Love love love the little mice family and the Sylvanian Family is on our shopping list for our little girls birthday (well maybe because I adore any little animal thing that acts human). Hope your little one gets better soon. And, thank you for brightening our day with your great pics!

Lisa C.

So glad that your little ones are feeling better and thank you for sharing your recipes :-)

Diana Makarova

Привет, Люси!!!! Случайно нашла ваш блог. С удовольствием посмотрела:) Он очень красивый и жизнерадостный)))) Буду приходить еще))))


Yay for home. Yay for home comforts. Quadruple Yay for healthy children!! A special Yay for home baked comfort food. Have a good week.


Thank God your little fellas are feeling better! Can't wait to try your yummy recipe :) Thank You!
After your bulbs bloom and die off how do you take care of the bulbs for the rest of the year to plant next year? I have a few bulbs that are yellowing and am not sure how to take care of the bulb...


Loved reading your post. Your home looks beautiful and cosy and so colourful with all your crochet work. I am a knitter of toys and baby garments but I am envious of your crochet work. I will be a frequent visitor to your site. Best wishes to you and your family x


I love Brambly Hedge, my mum bought me this version (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Four-Seasons-Bramley-Hedge-Barklem/dp/0583326382/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361111351&sr=1-6) as a present for learning to read when I was a tiny girl. I still have it now, it's much bigger than the single copies so you can look at the pictures in more detail...I'd recommend it if you can get your hands on one!


Mothers are wired that way, I think. It never quite goes away, but one gets better at controlling it.
Did you mention the little print on the mantelpiece in any of your previous posts, I can't find it, and I think it's lovely. Did you make it?
Good luck.

Kathy from Virginia

Spring is so encouraging. On my daily walk I've been waiting for the crocuses to come up. Early last week the greens peaked through. Mid-week I saw the buds. Friday they bloomed! Spring is just around the corner! Blessings to you and your family, Lucy.


Glad to hear that your boys are on the mend - those bakey treats look like just the thing to perk up ill little people (and older people too!). I love that blue spotty jug of yours, and your tree cushion - might we have a close up on that one day, purlease?!
Jones x


And again you manage to make me smile and feel inspired because of your words and images, despite the fact that is has been a rough week for you.Glad to hear the boys are feeling better...


Dear Lucy - without getting too sentimental, I can only thank you for brightening up a fairly gloomy outlook on my horizon. I stumbled across your blog whilst looking for some crochet help with a precious project, and I am delighted to have found your spot. I am making a blanket relying heavily on your hexagon tutorial, which is for a terminally ill best best friend. And whilst many tears are shed contemplating my future without her, your cheerful colours and delightful projects that pop out of the screen as I try to work out where to put my yarn and hook next next, are a ray of sunshine. Thank you.


Hi Lucy, love your comfort post....carrot cake is my fave and I hadn't seen your recipe before so I must try it.
I had a big smile when I saw your book illustration. I've been revisiting some Molly Brett books from my own childhood this week....will share these adorable illustrations soon.
Glad to hear your boys are feeling better.
Jacquie x


Lovely post as usual. I have the same Tete a Tete's and this year they are 3 years old. Did you know you can keep them going for years? Can't get better value for 50p!! One of mine has 9 flowers on this year! Bobbie


Thankyou so much for the most scrumptious carrot cake recipe. I made it this afternoon, it's delicious!


I have a big book with the stories of Jill Barklem "Le quattro stagioni di Boscodirovo", with the stories of the seasons and 4 other: I'm very jealous of this book because I love the gorgeous illustrations!!! Your blog is goergous as well, so I came very often to see if there is some new post, and when I found it, I feel very happy, like someone (you!) has given to me a gift! <3
I'm happy to know that your children is well now!


I so know how you are feeling, I have 4 ill little peeps, all with temps through the roof. I have the same little yellow pots on my windowsill. The baking looks fab and might just inspire me on yet another enforced indoors day. X

jane dobson

how wonderful i found you; am a total newbie to crochet, it helps while away my nights at work; have accomplished the hearts(for my grandaughters valentine)and the stars,made into a mobile,for said little girl too; am now on the ripple cushion; only thing is it takes up all my ink on printer with the 15 pages of pattern; hey ho; off to buy ink cartridges; xxx


Have you "The Secret Staircase". When my elder two were little it was always read on Christmas eve and was one year acted out by them. Love,love love Brambly Hedge.


So glad your little ones are getting better. I prescribe a dose of 'Little Grey Rabbit' which has the most beautiful little home and family.

Anna-Marie Field

Hi, Yes I know the feeling! Home!!! The place we sometimes hate to love and sometimes need to escape, but at the end of the day, home is where the heart is and we always come back home for it's comforts. The place that allows us to just be. The place where we can surround ourselves with all the things we love and make us happy!! Home!!!! There's no other place like it.


Happy your boys are feeling better!

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