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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
1. My mandala hoops looked wonderful hanging/spinning/swinging under the trees at the weekend, although the windy conditions made them ever so slightly hazardous it has to be said. I want to make more! Mandala Madness has gripped me!! 2. Yarndale... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Attic24
Today is the Autumn Equinox, and Summer is officially over for another year. The weather here this week has been beautiful mind you, a really wonderful dose of late Summer warmth and sunshine and I have love love loved it.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Attic24
I wonder how many of you remember the large Starflower Mandalas I obsessed over crocheted two years ago? When I started making the first one, it was simply a case of I-have-to-make-this-right-NOW, with no thoughts whatsoever about what I was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Attic24
I've had socks-on-the-brain this week (I'll explain why in a bit), and it occurred to me this morning that I could really do with having a little chat about the socks I've made since my last update back in May.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Attic24
Ahhh September, such a nostalgic, emotional, heart felt time of year this is, don't you think? The slow changing of the seasons, the return to school routines after the gentle pleasure of summer holidays, and the excitement of a new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Attic24
It's been exactly one week since we've been home from our Summer holidays, and already it feels pretty distant. A sweet, fading layer of images, feelings and happy memories that linger constantly in the background of my mind as I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at Attic24
Here we are at the end of week four of our summer holiday, and I am loving these long, slow Summer days. They are so beautiful and kind of full and precious I think. We haven't been up to much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Attic24
One of the things I most love about my involvement with Yarndale* is the creative bits and bobs that I am responsible for. The Yarndale team is made up of five people and each of us have different jobs to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Attic24
Whilst I was away from the Attic through June and early July, a great deal of my time was filled with yarn infested thoughts. This is a busy time for me with a huge amount of Yarndale work happening behind... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Attic24
Ahhh the summer holidays, I can't tell you how much I love these long sweet, slow days we are having here. J returned to work today after having the past two weeks at home, and although we haven't done anything... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Attic24
I planted up my back yard pots sometime in the middle of May when it was still rather depressingly cold and wet. I stuck with my usual assortment of cheap and cheerful brightly coloured annuals, purchased here and there from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Attic24
Isn't it funny how some words ease into our language without us even really noticing? I was thinking this morning about the word "Constitutional" which J introduced me to many, many years ago. I doubt I even knew exactly what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at Attic24
I have come to realise that over the years I've become pretty addicted to writing and sharing Ta-dah posts here on my blog. I love the feeling of bubbly excitement that rises as I upload the photo-story, and the pure... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at Attic24
If I could send you all a sweet little bunch of back yard flowers with my love and gratitude, I would. A couple of photos and a few words don't seem a huge amount to offer, but please know how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Attic24
Dear Julie I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my heart just broke a little reading your words. Sending you buckets full of love and colour and wishing you all good rainbow things, Much love Lucyxxx Sent from Windows Mail From:Typepad Sent:‎Wednesday‎, ‎20‎ ‎July‎ ‎2016 ‎22‎:‎35 To:Lucy Attic24 A new comment from “Julie” was received on the post “The Past Six Weeks” of the blog “Attic24”. Comment: So glad you are back, sometimes you have to have a break, I have stopped painting since my son died 14 months ago and have taken up crochet, dont know why, am just going with it. I am making your ripple cottage blanket and you have helped me enormously by helping me find a creative and healing craft. Thank you Lucy, you bloggers and podcasters have helped me more than you will know. Commenter name: Julie Commenter email: IP address: Authentication: None Enjoy! The Typepad Team P.S.: Learn more about replying to comments. Published Unpublish Delete Mark as Spam Edit Comment Typepad, Inc. 10 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Burlington, MA 01803 Manage Notifications | Support | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
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Hellooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my word, it's unbeleivably good to be back here in my precious little nook of cyberspace after such a long and unexpected break. I can't tell you how many times I've sat down in front of my computer... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Attic24
I've crocheted five blankets in the past year, and three blankets during the year before that, which adds up to a lot of blankety goodness here in the Attic as well as rather an impressive stash of left over yarn... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Attic24
We've just enjoyed a long weekend here as yesterday it was Spring Bank Holiday in the UK. I love this time of year so much, I love the lush green landscape, the deliciously long hours of daylight and the feeling... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Attic24
At the weekend I swapped the hills of the Yorkshire Dales for the equally beautiful and equally hilly hills of the Derbyshire Peak District. I travelled with a good friend on Friday morning, and after three hours and three train... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Attic24
Question of the Day >> What is it about sticking things that makes it so enjoyable????? Anyone????? Is it the nostalgic link to childhood activity do you think?? Or is it the simple pleasure of indulging in a speedy spot... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Attic24
Oh May, May, May, you are going past waaaaay too fast and need to slow down!!! May is my absolute favourite month and it is is rocketing past at such a rate that I just can't seem to catch my... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Attic24
Walking home after the school run this morning, the shopping bag on my shoulder suddenly felt hugely heavy and I realised I was struggling. So I sat myself down on a nearby bench to rest a while in the dappled... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at Attic24
I absolutely love and adore this time of year when Spring is in full throttle and there might even be some teensy whiffs of early Summer in the air. The days are long and light and the trees are slowly... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Attic24
It's been almost two months since my last sock-knitty update back in March, and this morning I decided I have a burning need to show you what's been on and off my needles since then. I've been busy, and have... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at Attic24
Wreath making brings me a huge amount of creative joy, and over the years I've made five in total. The very first one I crocheted was the May Rose Wreath in 2012, and this was the start of a mild... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at Attic24