Orla Blanket: section 2

Section one of the Orla Blanket is complete! I have to admit, I was slightly dubious about the colours after the first few rows. They were looking so incredibly retro – and not in a good way! But I’m so glad I decided to stick with it as I love how all the colours have […]

Orla Kiely Inspired Blanket

Don’t you just love it when flashes of inspiration come at you from different directions and combine to make something lovely? For the last couple of weeks I’d been mulling over the idea of making a blanket for a friend, but couldn’t decide what pattern or colours to use. All the different combinations I looked […]

Seaside Stash Busting Blanket CAL

I just love starting new projects and in the space of a week I have started two new blankets. Oops! You may have seen my blanket related confession on Instagram recently – in the last 15 months I have made at least 17 blankets (and those are just the ones I can remember…) I think […]

Inspiration

Our WiP-Along* theme of the week is inspiration, so here are a few of the things that inspire me and get those creative juices flowing… Colour I love having colourful things around me and really enjoy playing with different colour combinations. My yarn pegs are great when I’m planning out a new project, or even […]

WAL18 daily hashtags and weekly themes

The Marching Forward WiP-Along has begun and things are off to a great start, with a few people having finished WiPs already! (I’m not one of those people…) For some of you, just working your way through your WiP list will be more than enough to be going on with. Others may enjoy having other […]

WiP Tips – WAL18

It can be a daunting task sorting through all those WiPs and deciding what to work on. So the fabulous hosts have come up with a few tips that will hopefully help the choosing process a little easier, plus a few extra tips to help you keep going during the WiP-Along. So, in no particular […]

Meet the Hosts

The Autumn WiP-Along on Instagram was hosted by myself (@goslingandplumb) and Charlie (@lovecharlie.co). It was great to plan with Charlie and the WiP-Along was really successful – but really busy! We were both working full time, there was a lot of activity on the WiP-Along hashtags and at times it was hard to keep up […]

Welcome to the Marching Forward WiP-Along!

This post is rather long and rambling, so just scroll to the bottom for the key points if you don’t have time for the waffle! It’s true – the WiP-Along is back! Last October I co-hosted a WiP-Along on Instagram with Charlie (@lovecharlie.co/www.lovecharlie.co) and we had such a great time! Our intention was to connect […]

Bullet journal beginnings

Almost on a whim, I decided to start a bullet journal. It was the end of the year, January was just around the corner, and the idea popped into my head that it would be nice to start a new journal. But I wanted something that was more than just a journal. I wanted something […]

Woodland Blanket CAL

Ever since I started relearning to crochet, I’ve been a fan of Attic24’s wonderfully colourful blog. Her simple, easy to follow instructions, full of helpful photos, helped me gain confidence as I was getting to grips with using a hook and following a pattern. Over the years I’ve made several blankets using her patterns and […]