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May 19, 2013


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Hi love reading your blog. I was wondering where you got the polka dot candle that you have in the blog about taking a hot bath? I love that candle.


That first pic, what a view! Your town seems so lovely and cozy. And the green around all the houses. I'm more and more itching to not live in a big city. As soon as I have a job (graduating uni this summer) I'm gonna start saving up for some day buying a house in the countryside. Ah the dreams :)

Lynda M O

Oh my sweet Lucy the challenges of parenting are unlike any other in our entire lives. And so are those rewards !~! The Studio delights and intrigues me; I eagerly await the Open House. Tulips are grand, aren't they? I will try the copper penny trick mentioned above to see if it really makes a difference for me-will you let us know if it works for you ?~!


I love your blog, the wonderful photos, and the snippets of information about your area! One day I hope to visit your country. It has been a dream of mine for quite some time. In the meantime I have bought you a coffee (not sure what a coffee costs in your part of the world) as a thank you for your patterns and blog!

Laurie in Minnesota, USA


You're definitely not alone with the challenging times. My Little F is pushing the boundaries these days. Mostly he's sweet and happy but there are flashes of frustration that are so tricky to deal with. Luckily Little H is the happiest of babies at the moment(long may that last!) so I only have one tricky boy to deal with. Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely studio. Fiona x


Fresh spring greens...they are so refreshing to the soul for sure. The woods are alive with new greens right now. In my neck of the woods, :) the rhododendrons are in bloom in fantastic color everywhere and seem to be down every street. http://moisbloggingit.blogspot.ca/
Looking forward to hearing about the studio opening day!!!! Isn't that exciting!!!! Hugs, MO

Belmont Yarns

Hi Lucy I'm sure loads of people have already suggested this but put 1p (a copper coin) in with your tulips and this will keep them up I promise. I discovered someone doing it on Instagram and it's magic!

Love your ramblings as always.

Helen xx

Ps I'm having the same kind of time with my nearly 2.5yr old. Testing the patiences of all the saints and all the angels (as my mum used to say)


The good news...it's just a stage, it will pass. The bad news... it comes back again when they hit 15! Hang in there, additional coffee and cake may be required!

Edith van der Bol

I make my tulips very short when I buy them. Almost too short. In a few days time they are of normal length and standing proudly. What can make a differce is letting them stand wrapped in paper for an hour after you brougth them home.


This post has really struck a chord:

-- tricksy behaviour from my own 3yo
-- loving lush green leaves
-- treasuring tulips brightening up the place
-- desperately wondering whether the sun will hold long enough to hang out washing/go to the park/do a school run without a waterproof...

Think I'll take inspiration from you and have a candlelit bath and maybe even pop down the pub, with or without yarn stash!

It's good to know we're not alone in these challenges. Thank you! x x x

P.S. Amazing picture of simultaneous bright sunshine and brooding rainclouds - just brilliant.


Do I detect a hint you may want help with bunting for Yarndale ? Please count me in if so. Xx


*grin* On my crazy days with my three monkeys (9, 8 and 3) I take deep breaths and remind myself always that with parenting, "the days are long, but the years are short"! :) Much love, Naomi, Singapore.


Such sweet and happy little moments, Lucy. I'm very much looking forward to seeing your yarn-bombing!!

Yes, I know exactly what you mean about the boundary-pushing phases from little ones. When it stops and they go back to "normal" it's like - oh, I forgot how lovely you can be and what great company you are!!

I replied to your questions about the fairy light colours in the comment feed, by they way. :-) Have a great week lovely. xx

Brenda B.

Lovely photos.. Thanks for sharing.. Yes, I do remember those challenging days of child-rearing! You will do fine tho, I am sure.. Blessings..


Strawberry beer! That's a new one to me, and sounds just right for a Mom's night out. I so love these little peeps into your cozy life--tantrummy little boys and all!

I worked in a flower shop years ago, and the florist would put a penny in the tulip water. He swore it would keep them upright. He also conditioned them first in tall containers in the refrigerator, which seems like a lot of headache all of a sudden. Actually, I like them flopsy. :)

Chris Stachura

Yes, little people can be very challenging, but also very endearing and mesmerizing in their creativity, right? These ARE lovely moments, and thank you for sharing them with me!!

--Chris xx


You are one busy gal with a lot on your plate. Sounds challenging, but fulfilling. Little B is growing...I see his sweet dimpled hands, but they are not as plump and he appears to be getting leaner, which means he is less baby boy and more big boy. They are so sweet at that age in spite of the growing pains. Sounds like he is in the 'terrible two's' stage or there about. Mom's have to stay strong--soon things will improve. Loved all the colorful pics of all the moments! TFS.


Marvelous! I love your pictures. Hugs from Tatiana, Rome, Italy


Love your little moments. Lovely. I remember the "testing the boundaries" all too well-I actually don't think it ever ends! Mine are 9 and 12 and still test me! But it's all worth it!

Sonia Petitpoint

I really love your first picture !


hmm yes I have a 21 month old and a nearly 14 boy and a 15 girl.....whilst challenging and frustrating sometimes the little person makes up for it with LOTS of wonderful moments of loveliness.....teenagers.......uughhhh!!! I think its just so painful to see them going through the angst, I am very understanding, mostly, but really, it is very very difficult to know how to deal with a very sensitive, non communicative boy..I hope my once happy funny and daft boy comes back one day, I miss him....deep breath and more crochet (thank you LUcy for inspiration - am in the middle of wonderful array of colours, a work in progress - stripey blanket - the best therapy - and the little man doesn't seem to mind too much. Thank you for your lovely posts xx


che belli e intensi questi scatti di vita......
Buon inizio settimana Lucy!

Andrina T

Ohhh Little B.....mine was little once and just as fierce and independent. He's 11 now and nearly as tall as his mama! He'll make you bonkers but is so worth it. <3 We just finished testing here in the States so I know how that feels....whew! Love the floppy tulips; so cheery and carefree!

Jensína H.

Hi Lucy.
Love your pictures and your blog, it always makes me smile and appreciate my happy moments. I´m very familiar with what your little one is going through, having three of my own :) Hang in there :)
Have a nice day.
Jensína in Iceland (rather cold here now) :)


Strawberry beer? You are talking to an Australian here Lucy! :o

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