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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 10, 2014


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Hi Lucy! I would really like to join your mandala madness :-) but I don't know where to sent my mandala to.. Can you e-mail me your adress?

Kind greetings from the Netherlands

Stephanie Haworth

Hi Lucy
I follow your blog and know you have a new post from June 13th that I am unable to access!!! I view only blogs using typepad so I know that its not blocked in my firewall... has anyone else had this issue????


I love the woolly bicycles, good luck juggling it all!

Lizy Tish

Sounds like so much fun! and BUSY. You can do it!

One Earlybird

Gee, I'm out of breath and all I've done is read this beautiful post. Thanks for squeezing it in, I know how time consuming blogging can be.

paola totaro

Hi Lucy, I am an aussie journalist who lives and works in London. I thought you might enjoy this yarn bombing project that occurred in a country town this week in New South Wales, Australia. (I love your posts and have made your birds and a few other little things in my (not so spare) time! enjoy!


Your blog inspires me so much, so much in fact that its you that has me knitting again and learning to crochet. Although a cross stitcher for around 40 years I wanted to try something new and seeing the colours etc., on your blog I knew I had to get out my knitting needles again and buy some crochet hooks! I am also going to visit Yarndale this year. A friend of mine visited last year and loved it. Michelle x

Sandi McLean

Hey Lucy, keep up all the great things you are sharing with us all. Cannot wait to see the pattern for the birdies!!


OMG I saw my mandala in one of the pics, I'm so excited, had to show hubby & dogs!!!! I must say Lucy you're brave woman tackling a bunch of 5-6 yr olds, that'd scare the life out of me but judging from your amazing tutorials I think you're a born teacher...you'll be great & the kids will love you, so no worries xxxxxxx


Good luck with your juggling! You can do it! I think women are amazing at juggling their everyday tasks.
I just love seeing the rows of birds your lucky ladies have made, they look beautiful and I can't wait to make my own menagerie! Thank you Lucy x


Been following your blog a good while and recommended to many others. Having just started a blog myself, I have to say I have an even greater respect for you! Its hard, its time consuming, and it needs skills you have obviously mastered. Thanks for your work, with all the good stuff thats going on i'm not surprised you feel the need to pull back on it for a while!

Angela Dorman

I am a retired teacher and can endorse al the comments about the rewards of introducing young children to the world of craft and creativity. I worked in an inner city school and managed to get funding for an artist in residence to work with parents and children to create an environmental map of the area immediately around the school. This was around thirty years ago! I would still welcome the opportunity to work in schools. Good luck with all your endeavours!


To "June" who posted yesterday. You are talking bollocks. You are just jealous. If you can't be pleased for someone else's success don't visit this site. Saddo.


I hope everything goes well for you and the little people. When things settle down again you'll be able to take a well earned rest.


It's hard combining so many different strands of life, but remember that nothing has to be perfect. Wishing you a peaceful(ish) summer ahead once term is over.
Best wishes from thetwistedyarn


Hello. You're so amazing. I've always been impressed by your little world.. I'm studying English because I'd like to understand crochet posts... thanks a lot!!

Angy Braine

As you say - deep breaths, stop. pause. smell the roses. keep up the gratitude. This surely is a recipe for keeping ones sanity. Well done you!

And YES - teaching kids IS stressful and I applaud you for your bravery.

I'm also going through a bit of a heavy time right now and to remain calm I keep reciting the words of a wise (albeit forgetful) fish - Dory.

"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming" xx ♥♥♥


The risotto looks sooooooooo yummy - is it any particular recipe? that you could point me towards?


I think if you know your home life is a shambles then you're deliberately putting yourself first before your family.

There will come a time when you regret this. i'm married to a man who was put second, third or fourth by his first wife.

Those who don't put their husband first will find they look elsewhere for their comfort.

By being so selfish you're causing harm to your family.


Just taken a look at all the Yarndale Pinterest board -unbelievable!! You have inspired people from all over the world to take up their hook and yarn and produce such wonderful mandalas! Incredible! Thank you Lucy.


Good luck with everything!

Bev R

Juggling is something I can totally empathise with at the minute!! Sounds like you need an admin assistant...I'm looking for a job where I can work from home! :)
As all busy Mums do, you'll cope and when it's all over you'll look back and think...wow that was busy. But it will be so worth it xxx

Judith - in Ontario

I hope you know just how much of an inspiration you are to many people. Right now, folks you may never meet are sending thoughts of support and admiration to you. Use that strength when it all gets too much.
Also - when you have survived it all, there will be Corrievan days and (hopefully) - Dorset!!


You are certainly juggling Lucy but you can do it. You are so inspiring on so many levels and I bet the children are loving their sessions with you. Everything will come together I'm sure but it is such a busy time for our own children reading about all your children's activities brings back happy memories of when mine were small.
Take care and remember you need a little time for yourself each day to keep those batteries at full capacity.
Jackie x

Pops de Milk

Beautiful birds and mandalas! And I love how bright and cosy your studio looks :)

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