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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
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We were away on holiday last week, a delicious Summer week spent with my family beside the sea. Now that I am back home in Yorkshire, I'm experiencing that familiar heavy-hearted melancholy that always descends on me following a week... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Attic24
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Hello hooky friends....this is just a super-quick post to let you know that I have been working with my Technical Consultant (also known as J the Husband) and we have created a rather nifty PDF version of the pattern which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Attic24
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Pheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. That's the gentle sound of me exhaling after an extremely hectic and emotional week. Yes, we have arrived at the end of the school year and the beginning of the six week summer holidays, and I for one am... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Attic24
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Ooooooooooooooo this is more than a weeny bit exciting, don't you think???!!!! More than a year and a half has passed since I first created and shared this design. So many of you have waited extremely patiently for me to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Attic24
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Yesterday started early, I can't tell you what time exactly but I can tell you that there was a number 5 on my digital clock. Little B was up and ready to start his day so I knew that like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Attic24
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♥ loving the brilliant colours of a hot summer's day ♥ ♥ chatting to my little nasturtium seedlings and willing them to survive and thrive (our one and only sunflower seedling was cruelly taken from us one damp night, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Attic24
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I've not been feeling very well these past few days, decidedly under the weather in fact. I'm pretty sure I'm under attack from some sort of lurgy, although the symptoms are mild (weird ears, a bit of a silly cough,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Attic24
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At the weekend we were treated to brilliant blue skies and high doses of welcome warm sunshine. Perfect July weather in actual fact, and even more welcome than usual as we had Outdoor Weekend Activity planned. On Saturday we joined... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Attic24
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:: Summer View :: oh those greens, I love gazing at my summer hill view! :: Summer sky :: love walking out in the warm evenings with my face turned towards the beautiful sky. These long, light-filled days are just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Attic24
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Today I introduced Little B to the idea of planting seeds. We had this great conversation on the way to nursery about how things grow from seeds and he told me all the things he would love to grow in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Attic24
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♥ Today I took my first coffee of the morning outside at 7.30am and enjoyed sitting in the gentle warmth of a blissful sunny summer's day ♥ ♥ An hour later at 8.30am, I was walking in the park with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Attic24
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Bloomin' football world cup nonsense has meant that I was unsuccessful in prizing my hubby away from the television this evening. I had wanted to go forth into the glorious Yorkshire countryside on this special Summer's evening and do something... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Attic24
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I can't tell you how happy I am this year pottering about in my little 4m x 4m back yard, prettifying it for the summer. It really is the tiniest of spaces but it feels cosy and manageable and gives... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Attic24
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Oh I just love these glorious summer days so, so much, the long hours of daylight and the sunny warmth makes me feel very happy indeed. I went up to the Attic for a short while earlier and drank in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Attic24
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On Saturday I welcomed seven lovely ladies to my studio and we enjoyed a wonderful hooky day together making birdies. I love how each and every bird has it's own personality and character, and how different they all turn out,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Attic24
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Last week we were home from school and work, enjoying some relaxing family holiday time, a stay-cation if you like. There was much imaginative play going on around here, with dens and hideouts and simple fun with wool..... ....and buttons.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Attic24
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We are enjoying the slow pace of these days spent at home, the Little People are happy pottering about spending time with friends and neighbours. We are great friends with the family at number 18 and during the holidays our... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Attic24
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I can't tell you how good it feels to be on holiday this week, such a welcome breather and a much needed change of pace after a busy half term. We've been having some lengthy family debate (and uncertain weather)... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Attic24
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Back in March I was thinking about the monthly column I write for Simply Crochet magazine, wondering what would be a good subject to write about for early summer. I was thinking summery thoughts, dreaming of the sea, salty sea... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2014 at Attic24
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:: my view is already beginning to turn green, I love this time of year so much :: :: enjoying delicious cherries from the market :: :: acid yellow laburnum against a bright blue sky, an inspiring combination of colours... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Attic24
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:: Sharing the arrival on the canal of the first cygnets of the season, we were lucky enough to meet this cute family on our way to school. We will be able to watch them grow as the weeks pass... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Attic24
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It has been the most perfect Spring day today. We managed to be up and out the house early, and had parked the car by 8.45. We were walking one of our favourite routes, along the River Wharfe on the... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Attic24
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We are having a bit of a healthy eating thing here in the Attic at the moment. Various reasons, one of which is directly related to the worrying tightness of my trousers, but also we are experimenting with the idea... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Attic24
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I took a train ride today, just me and my thoughts and twenty five minutes of passing view.... ....to Salts Mill in the picturesque village of Saltaire. It is such a quaint place that is steeped in history.... ...and even... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at Attic24
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Oh my, thank you, thank you so much to those of you have have already taken up my Mandala Challenge and sent me a beautiful crochet circle. It gives me the most amazing feeling to be the Official Opener of... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Attic24
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