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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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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
I think it is fair to say that Pootling is something I'm rather good at and is a skill I have in abundance. Are you all familiar with this word? This is what the online dictionary says.... "pootle" : verb... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Attic24
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 Jul 29, 2014 at Attic24
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
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
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
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
♥ 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
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