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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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Helloooooooo! I'm back home again, giving you all a gentle little wave from the Attic window. We were away last week, off on our usual Summer trip down to Dorset to spend time with my folks. It was a much... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Attic24
I know that there are only two more school runs to get through before our summer holidays begin and I am extraordinarily glad of that fact. It's a busy, tiring, hectic, emotional time on so many levels and we are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Attic24
Since moving from the outskirts of a city to a rural market town seven years ago, one of the many things I really appreciate is how I feel so much more aware of the seasons. I think there are several... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Attic24
Life here at home right now is busy busy busy. With less then three weeks left until the end of the school year we have entered the annual Blue-Arsed-Fly phase of frenzied, school related activity. A hot, sweaty Sports day... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Attic24
Three sweet things that have made me feel happy this week.... Thing #1 :: sweet anticipation :: Waiting none too patiently for these big fat peony buds to open, oh it's sweet torture! I've already done the soaking in warm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Attic24
Today I enjoyed pottering about the house with the family, celebrating not only midsummer, but Father's Day too. Today I put my apron on over my pyjamas, turned the radio on and baked a cake. Today I decorated my cake... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Attic24
It's official :: the Attic24 household has c.h.a.o.s written all over it. Do you know this phrase? It's a Flylady thing and stands for "Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome". It describes the state of affairs when one's house reaches a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Attic24
Thinking of you all, popped by to catch up and see if there was any baby news..... hope all is well and we hear from you again soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2015 on Life is made from... at Jenerally Speaking,
Last night when I uploaded these pictures, I realised that I haven't really talked very much about my current Blanket-In-Progress (my BiP?!). Which is a bit strange as I usually like to talk a LOT about every single bit of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Attic24
We have entered early Summer and I am totally in love with it all, it's just so delicious, nostalgic, light, golden and down right lovely. This week has been delightful, with day after day of sunshine and actual warmth, I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Attic24
For quite a while I've wanted to find a satisfying project to use up the yarn oddments I've gathered after making so many blankets in the past year or so. I wanted to make something bright and joyful that used... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Attic24
I called into the supermarket to buy a banana on my way to the studio this morning and came out with a banana and a bunch of Sweet Williams in my bag. I hadn't even been aware that I needed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Attic24
♥ SOLID GRANNY SQUARES ♥ How to make them and how to join them.... THE COMPLETE TUTORIAL IS READY! {SOLID GRANNY SQUARES} H a p P y ♥ H o O k y!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at Attic24
Oh the sun came back yesterday my friends, we have had blue skies and warmth, I went out without a coat on, I painted my toenails red and wore my flipflops!!!!! Happiness to be found in all of that, how... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Attic24
We were lucky with the weather last week for the most part, with two out of the four days giving us blue skies and sunshine. It was a blessing, and I was so glad that we were able to enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Attic24
I have been walking for pleasure all of my adult life, striding out through the Dorset countryside and along the southern coastline in my teenage years, then hiking through the northern hills of the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales through... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Attic24
Last Monday we packed up some clothes and a whole lot of outdoor clobber, hitched up our beloved caravan and drove North East for just under two hours. It was an uneventful journey (if you overlook the puking-into-a-cake-tin episode), taking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Attic24
I've got a serious yarn thing going on right now. Ok, yes, yes I know that I always have a yarn thing going on, but right now it's all a little bit more intense and giddy and I have that... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at Attic24
Two weeks ago, I declared to the family that it was Bluebell Time. They knew immediately what this meant.... ....a Sunday visit to Bolton Abbey, to walk in the green, green woodland and admire the blue, blue bluebells. To see... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Attic24
I absolutely adore asparagus and love that throughout May we get to eat spears that have been grown in British soil. I also love that I can buy it for a reasonable price from the market, wrapped with a paper... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Attic24
I bought a beautiful bunch of irises from the supermarket yesterday, they were slung in the "reduced" bucket with a load of tatty carnations and were only £2. The buds were all tight shut at the time, but in the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Attic24
The first Monday in May is a national holiday for us here in the UK, making a 3-day weekend for many people as schools and work places generally close for the day. It's a lovely time of year as we... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Attic24
Right now as I write this, it is absolutely pouring with rain. It's dull and grey and the rainwater is running down our street like a mini river. I'm wearing woolly socks and truthfully if the log basket hadn't been... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Attic24
♥ The most divine orange tulips on my studio table ♥ sunlight illuminating the aforementioned divine orange tulips ♥ Dancing with happy blankety colour thoughts ♥ Walking under blossom trees on the way to school ♥ admiring the abundance of... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Attic24
I have long held a bit of an obsession with houses, and both the inside and outside aesthetics of domestic living arrangements fascinate me. The idea of creating a happy nest inside a pile of bricks and mortar intrigues me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Attic24