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Lucy @ Attic24
I'm a creative stay-home Mummy with 3 children, living my colourful life in the North of England.
Interests: gardening, homemaking, textiles, sewing, walking, baking, crochet, camping, houses, decorating, picnics, seaside
Recent Activity
Hello my lovelies Just popping by to let you know that I'm gently closing the Attic window so that I can take a much needed break. I need a complete rest from the computer and internet, but I promise I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Attic24
Popping by to share some little snippets from the past week as I've been attempting to slow myself down and appreciate the here and now amidst the changing seasons. The gentle light, the glowing colours, the drift of leaves as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Attic24
I've been waiting for what seems like the longest time to share this beautiful colour story with you, and now I am more than a weeny bit excited! Although this particular blanket journey has been long (and slightly unusual, I'll... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Attic24
Hello my lovelies, I just wanted to wave hello and say how very, very, very much I have been helped by your supportive and kind wishes you've sent for both my Mum and myself. Thank you ever so much, for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Attic24
I am having a huge amount of difficulty finding enough words to chat at the moment, so please do forgive me if this post is a bit flat, or not what you would usually expect from me here. Truthfully I've... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Attic24
Pheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. That's the sound of me breathing out after weeks and weeks of hectic rush and more than a weeny bit of stressy nervous tension. Much like last year, I am finding myself in recovery and taking my sweet, slow... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Attic24
Preparations for Yarndale have been taking up much of my creative time lately, but I've really enjoyed being busy and keeping myself focused. I managed to work out a way to neatly crochet my Starflower Mandalas onto plastic hoops to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Attic24
I just spent an hour uploading a load of photos to tell you all about how busy I am right now and the work I've been busy doing. It was all very busy! Colourful, and crochet laden, but work, work,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Attic24
Often when I walk up or down my back street and catch sight of the flowers on top of my wall, it literally makes my heart leap with happiness. I swear it's a physical thing, a jolt of pure pleasure... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Attic24
Four things that have made me happy this week... Thing # 1 :: in my back yard (and in my mouth, and in my tummy!) :: four ripe strawberries, mmmmmmmmmmm! Oh my, the taste, the pleasure!! Indescribably sweet and juicy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Attic24
I am drifting gently through my Adjustment Phase, allowing myself to go with the flow and trying not to be too impatient when things don't feel quite right. I am finding that after weeks and weeks of hustle and bustle... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Attic24
Today these new black shoes were on Little B's feet and he started school age 4 years and 8 months. It's been a funny old day for sure. We had both been looking forward to it very much, him so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Attic24
In the seven years that I've been crocheting, I've made three adult sized ripple blankets and two baby sized ripple blankets, oh and one ripple cushion too. I absolutely love the Neat Ripple pattern, it makes for an extremely soothing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Attic24
#1 ♥ sorting out my yarn bag to take to knit n natter on Friday morning and finding a handful of beach treasure sat in the bottom under all the yarn....happy holiday memories. #2 ♥ knit n natter at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Attic24
Yesterday I found myself walking into a bit of a yarnoholics paradise. I had been invited to Texere Yarns which is a Yorkshire textile mill and shop in Bradford. I love old mill buildings, they have such character and charm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Attic24
At the beginning of the week, Little Lady asked me if I could help her make a felt toy. These days I don't attempt to instigate creativity with the Little People, although every so often I will make a suggestion... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Attic24
I was out in my back yard early this morning as usual, mug of coffee in hand, pottering around chatting to my flowers. I enjoy coming out here so much, it's such a tidgey little space with zero privacy (actually... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Attic24
Today we went to market and we bought a bag of baby plum tomatoes.... .....a huge bunch of fresh green coriander (a treat for the piggies, it's their absolute favourite thing to nibble)..... .....six incredibly juicy, sweet nectarines.... ....and a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Attic24
:: Happy #1 :: my back yard :: Daily pleasure guaranteed in this teeny tiny little outside space of mine. I potter around out here many times a day, deadheading, watering, inspecting, and sometimes just sitting peacefully and breathing it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Attic24
Gosh, I absolutely love smarties. The combination of brightly coloured exterior and sweet chocolate interior is just confectionery perfection in my mind. The smarties on the above plate are not real smarties though, they are the sort that you scoop... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Attic24
Here in the Attic we've spent this past week settling down and easing back into life at home. We've all been through the inevitable adjustment period that follows every holiday away, and I've noticed that each of us have dealt... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Attic24
We hadn't planned it, but today on the spur of the moment we decided to head out for Sunday Lunch. It's the end of J's holiday and he is back to work tomorrow, so we took ourselves out into the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Attic24
We were incredibly lucky with the weather last week and were gifted a perfect slice of English summer. It was great to wake up each day to the promise of many glorious hours of hot temperatures, bright sunshine and blue... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Attic24
J and I have always loved walking and picnicking, and ever since we first met more than twenty years ago we have been striding out together. In our life Before-Children when we used to holiday as a couple in Dorset,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Attic24
If you've been calling into the Attic for any length of time, I guess I don't need to tell you where we are visiting today as you will recognise it for yourself. Like much of our Dorset holidays, making a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Attic24