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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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June 23, 2013


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Bryan Flake

I really like that painted shelf/coat rack thing. My kids leave their coats in the entry way of our home and I am tired of it. If I can put up one that looks like this, maybe I can get them to hang up their coats. What kind of paint did you use?


tina pinzone

this is my first time here at your blog, and I assure you it won't be my last. I love your style of writing. It looks like you live in a little corner of heaven with some very precious company. I look forward to getting to know you better and see some of your crochet! I love to crochet, when my health allows and when it doesn't I can take even more joy in others! thank you for sharing.


Glad you are feeling better! I have been following your blog now for about a year and have loved it all. Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration that happens to be your life. :) It is all the little things that you catch and then share with all of us. Cheers from across the pond.

Kerryn Corner

So happy to hear you are feeling better now & that your finger is improving too. I too cannot crochet a lot at the moment as I have a sore wrist. I too miss my daily fix of hooky fun. Lovely flower posy.
xxx Kerryn


Love little b's watercolour... It deserves a frame.

Glad you're feeling better - I have bunts to send when you are ready with an address.



The picture of the flowers with the heart bunting in the background is just lovely. Weekends of 'nothing much' are the best, and probably what weekends should be but very rarely are. x

Ali Dufty

So glad you are feeling more yourself .Even if the finger is taking a bit longer than the rest !Your sweet posy is delightful .
I've been trying to backtrack a few posts but can't find an update on the address you were going to use / organise for the triangles to be sent ?? Is there an update on this or have I overlooked ??!
Good luck with the open studio on Saturday , sadly a tad too far from me here in Devon .I'm sure it will be a fab , fun day of memory -making .:)


Did u work before u had kids? U have so much energy n u take such good pics :-) is why I ask HUGS Irene:-)


I don't crochet year round in the warmer months I do origami garden n stuff like u do :-) ur hands r fine u r feeling better already:-) I think u just need to enjoy the kids, and outdoors right now, its hard to stay home.


Pleased to read that you are on the mend. It's interesting how similar those posts are! I can't believe that anyone who can just nip out and collect a posy like that from their garden can say it's neglected. I feel inspired to take a wander round my own garden to see if I have enough blooms to make a posy...


Will there be a loud shout when the P.O.Box-adress is out? I don't want to miss it. Lise.


So glad you are on the mend x


Hi Lucy, I know exactly what you are going through because I've been there myself. I LOOOOVE to crochet, self-learner fell in love with it some 3 years back and year ago my hand started to hurt. Same as you. It feels unfair. Different kind of movements help to recover (I play piano-seems to work)and you might want to try ergonomic hooks, though it'll b pricey to buy all hooks again. But consider this: Boye ergonomic crochet hook handle. Only at amazon.com though I think it's worth a try for someone like you. Wishing you best of luck!

krista - Poppyprint

What a happy little shelf! I look forward to pretty photos of your work hanging from those pegs. I too, have an annual low period that corresponds with the birth month of both my children. I suffered mild postpartum depression with both and I do believe it's a cyclical return to that state. It took me a few years to figure it out, but now I expect and knowing it's on the way helps me prepare to ride it out. This year I bought two new pair of shoes that lifted my spirits immensely!

Emily Clark

So glad that you are feeling better, Lucy. Your flowers are beautiful, and I simply adore the blue shelf.


So glad you are feeling better, but don't over do it. Get back into the swing of the crochet a bit at a time. As for feeling under parr and restless, may be down to the gloomy weather. It's June, and it's not sunny and warm, just like last year - and our body clocks don't yet understand.

S xx

Andrea Barskiy

Glad to see you're feeling better, Lucy. You're on the right side of the track now, you'll be ok. Funny how your posts from this year and last are similar. I guess we all have those periods of ups and down. They get more noticed when we talk about them on a blog or in a journal. I call it the cycle of life! :) Continue to take good care of yourself there!

Clare Ryall

Ive sent you a cup of coffee donation as a thank you for a happy and inspirational read xxxx


What a fun little shelf! I'm glad it will find a place in your studio, once its dry of course! I'm also glad you are feeling better. But you will continue to be in my thoughts as you continue to heal. Thanks again for another great post.


So glad you are feeling happier Lucy. The posy is sweet and pretty and I bet it smells wonderful. Blogging is a great way to document the rhythms of life. I don't know how much the seasons affect my moods but i do know that if I over-fill my diary with commitments I feel hemmed in, under pressure and cross with myself. Getting the balance right can be surprisingly hard. xx


Dear Lucy,so glad your feeling better.
I think may be the weather doesn't help, some sunshine for a few weeks would pick everybody up.
All the best Sarah


When my 3 kids were growing up, I was so tired all the time even though I love being a mom and now a Mimi to my grandkids! A day of babysitting the youngest ones and that fatigue overtakes me--it just takes a different kind of energy. Take advantage of opportunities to REST--I truly believe sleep is the key - it is restorative and gives our bodies a chance to rebound and heal. And while I am being Mother Hen here dispensing advice, if you are able to take pure aspirin, it is the best thing for inflammatory conditions--just might help your finger heal. So if you can take aspirin and rest that finger a few days, you might see more improvement. Of course there are people who are allergic to aspirin, but if you can take it, I have found it to be the best thing for soreness and inflammation.

Sandra (Cherry Heart)

Glad the finger is at least slightly on the mend and glad you are feeling a little brighter too. Somehow it feels like it's been a tough May/June this year!

S x


nice article and pictures are looking so beautiful.

Montserrat Bargues

te sigo desde barcelona soy una granny de 91 años, te leo todos tus temas , con mis pocos conocimientos de ingles, gracias, montserrat

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