Meet the Hosts

The Autumn WiP-Along on Instagram was hosted by myself (@goslingandplumb) and Charlie ( 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 […]

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 […]

Looking back at 2017

2017 has been a much more settled, stable year than 2016  was. My job has continued to be pretty stress free, which has meant that I’ve had plenty of time to spend on all sorts of crafty activities! This year I have also discovered the wonderful crafting community on Instagram. It’s been great connecting with […]

Vintage Sampler Blanket Ta-dah!

This ta-dah post has been a long time coming. I actually finished the blanket almost two years ago(!) but there was a rather big blip in my blogging at that point, so I didn’t get round to doing a write up, or even taking photos, of my finished beauty. I had been inspired by Sandra […]

Autumn WAL WiP List

Ever since I started thinking about the idea of running a WiP-Along I had a kind of vague idea about what I would work on too. You see, I have a WiP box in my craft room. It has been there for the last couple of years and even though it’s been moved around at […]

August WiP Challenge

Does anyone else ever have so many different works in progress that some of them get sidelined? Maybe for weeks, months or even years at a time? Well that’s the state that I’ve found myself in. I love the excitement of starting something new, buying new yarn, picking out a great pattern… And I usually […]

Delightful Dahlia Baby Blanket

Those of you who follow me on Instagram will have seen pictures of this blanket at various points over the last couple of months, although you may not recognise the name. I originally named it the hospital blanket because it was the ideal project for taking on visits to the hospital – one ball of […]

Etsy Shop: Open!

Hi everyone, how are you all? Just wanted to stop by and let you know that my shop (that I’ve been procrastinating about carefully planning for ages) is finally open – hurrah! If you’d like to stop by, you can find it here. And when I figure out how, there will also be a permanent […]

WiP Wed: 22nd March 2017

Why have one project on the go when you can be working on at least three (or four or five…)?! I’m loving these little hexies (pattern by Jacquie of Bunny Mummy). They’re super cute and so quick to make! I’m also experimenting with bigger hexies. I still haven’t made up my mind which version to go […]

The sound of cracking shells

Timmy and Tamara continued to care for their eggs carefully. Tamara protected the eggs and Timmy looked after Tamara, fetching anything she wanted at any hour of the day. They carefully monitored their precious eggs, looking closely at them every day to see if there were any signs of change. They longed for the day […]