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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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September 23, 2014


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Grace Kelly

Love your creations!

Tina Reutin

I live vicariously through your blog, dear Lucy. It is a courageous thing to have no day job, to be a stay-at-home mom and try to help support the family from a creative activity like crocheting. And what about your pension and health insurance? I have absolutely no problem with you trying to combine the love of the craft with taking care of yourself. In fact, I insist that you take care of yourself :-) I love your attitude, your openness when writing, your generosity with your patterns. Product placement? More power to you. I will dream of quitting my day job, fixing up my studio, working on my creative projects, travelling to Yarndale or making my own yarndale-like festival. Thank you for being my inspiration.

Eil Woods

I just want to thank you , been trying to learn crochet on and off for years and with you help and easy to follow instructions i can now crochet and on the way making a granny square blanket. So many thanks,keep up with the lovely makes.

Linda McLaughlin

Those Mandalas would be ideal for port hole windows - you could have a niche market there! and canal boats on your doorstep

Kelly Marszycki

OMG, where do you get your energy, that's what I would like to know?! How gorgeous these patterns and colors are -- delightful! I'm coming back when I have more time to re-read and digest and visit the blogs that you shared. Many thanks for sharing and warm regards from the USA!

Janette Box

Dear Lucy

Just wanted to say how much my sister and I enjoyed Yarndale. We will definitely return. Also, I am saddened to see such negative comments about your blog. You are an inspiration and your blog brings so much joy to many. Good luck to you in all your pursuits, you deserve to succeed.
Best wishes


Ι'm so in love with your garden corner. I wish I had something like that in my (imaginary) house. Good luck with everything you're doing! I so much wish I could pop in at the studio!


Hi, I'd just like to say your site is totally inspiring. I found you from a share on FB of your raindrop pattern. I am just about to start a little group of ladies teaching them how to crochet so had a go of your raindrop pattern last night it is gorgeous in all the colours. I'll be directing the ladies to your site for inspiration. Oh and Yarndale looks fantastic, shame i live in the south! Thanks BJ

Liz Lawson

My first comment after reading your blog for 2 years...once again so inspirational! I don't know how you find the time to do it all! Next year i WILL make Yarndale...sounds fab, hope you get to enjoy it amongst the chaos. Keep inspiring and thank you for getting me into crochet again!!


I agree that Mandala photo is begging to be reproduced on a card.


I think that mandala photo is going to be on a lot of people's computer desktops. :-) Beautiful!


I missed Yarndale last year but I was there this time, it was fab. Looking forward to next year.


well done - you're brilliant!

Rachael Iddon

Hi Lucy, it was lovely to see you looking so relaxed and happy on Sunday. I'm so pleased for you that all this hard work paid off. Enjoy Ally Pally. I bet there will be a whole new bunch of people eager to chat there. I'll be back next year.


I wish I could come visit Yarndale too, but NZ is just a little too far. Love your work. Keep it up!


Just wondering where the good manners are? When you hold a party, it is customary to say 'thank you for coming' and 'it was lovely to see you'. The party goers say 'thank you for having me' which I have seen in droves all over the internet. Yet it finished yesterday and we are rather short on thank you's from the Yarndale team. Nothing anywhere except after the first day on the Yarndale site. There is a posting on ravelry about next year but that is all. Thank you is just a couple of small words which you hear so often. It might be nice to reflect it back.

Sara Phipps

It was a thrill to meet you yesterday. I will be buying the next ripple pack regardless of all the negativity on her. I guess some people just cant handle change or are simply incapable of letting some one find success. I love the fact that your blog has evolved and you have found a niche. Thanks xx


Morning Lucy,

I bet you're feeling rather exhausted, but I hope that you had a fab time at Yarndale!

Take care

Vanessa xxxxx


Your calendar pics would make great notecards too!
I LOVE the sheep!!


Hi Lucy, we have just got back in from a lovely time at Yarndale, I've been following your blog for a little while and was so lovely to see your beautiful creations for real, especially your lampshade, I love it. We even spotted my own mandala on display! I brought along my 8 year old daughter who enjoyed learning about spinning and my 5 year old son who loved making and decorating a pom pom. I then took them through the park to see the yarn bombing and bikes which we loved too. Well done to you and all your Yarndale team, hope you enjoy some well deserved rest soon.

Claire Coffey

Very shocked and saddened by the negative comments on here. Do some people just have nothing better to do than complain? I love reading any of your blog posts, whatever the topics, as your enthusiasm and sheer delight in life shine through. Your patterns and tutorials are freely available, and I'm sure many of the negative posters have used them! Loved yarndale last year, of course it's a commercial enterprise, that's the point! And was very happy to create both bunting last year, and a mandala this year. It's all about being part of a (usually wonderful natured) worldwide crochet community. Please don't let the naysayers get to you on a weekend when you are no doubt exhausted and emotional from all you are giving out over the festival. Hugs xx

gabriella adano

Congratulation for your blog full of colours works and happiness!!

Carol Yarbro

Oh Lucy, reading your blog is like visiting a good friend. It sets my world right to see your projects and hear about your activities. I've been reading your blog for years now (since before Little B was born), and it's always the first blog I check when I need a mental vacation into bloggyland. Best wishes on Yarndale and many big THANKS for your creative work and thoughts.

Jenn in Kansas

Best of luck this weekend!! Very jealous I can't enjoy your weekend o' yarn.
Everything looks Wonderful! You out did yourself.
A Kansas Hooker...


Stunning Lucy, absolutely stunning. Be very very proud of yourself for what you achieve and pass in to us all. See ya tomorrow Xx lots of love Joy Xx

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