Woah! July flew by!! Here's a look back at a busy month at SFMGS and some sneaky previews for this month's coming crochet, craft and Narrow Boat goodness...

No Monday Mandala today because... pinch, punch, it's the first day of the month! 👊💕

Here's July in review 😄💖💖💖

Wow! It doesn't seem long ago at ALL that  I was writing Goodbye June, Hello July! It's been another BUSY month...  full of all the 'B''s.... 

  • Birthdays
  • Mr B
  • Boats
  • Boho
  • Broken feet... 😂😂 

So at the start of the month, my Uncle got in touch and asked if we'd like to stay on his little 30 ft Springer project narrow boat!! Wow!! We chomped his hands off! 

It was getting a little claustrophobic at home and we were putting a lot of pressure on ourselves to have already saved more pennies for #PROJECTLIVEABOARD and feeling a bit glum that we hadn't hit our targets for the month.

So being able to sit here...

For 4 nights of the week and visit ALL the days is AMAZING!

The Marina where she is moored up is where we already planned to make our residential marina too so it's perfect for getting a feel of our future home and life on the water. 

And just about everything is better on a boat... crocheting,  blogging, cooking, cleaning (it takes like no time!😂😂) EEEK! I cannot wait until we have our very own permanent live aboard Narrow boat!!! Staying here has confirmed this is defo the life for us!

In crocheting... wow...  my SFMGS Instagram account now has over 1450 followers!! 😁😁😁 Each and every one totally awesome!

The crochet community is so supportive of one another! 😍😍😍 Come join me @setfreemygypsys0ul.

This month was Mr B''s Birthday so of course, I had to crochet him something. Every year it's a tradition that we both give a DIY gift for every special occasion and this year he got the Granny Spike Stitch Sweater!

Men's Granny Spike Stitch Sweater - see how I made it by clicking here!

And if you have a loved one's birthday coming up and need a quirky gift... why not try this Boho Fringed and Crochet Denim Jacket Refashion?

Click HERE for the tutorial!

Or my Floral Flower Crown Headphones Pattern is now here! I also published this as my first pattern to Ravelry! EEK!

Flower Crown Headphones - FREE CROCHET PATTERN here.

On a fashion note... I also finally got some of my crochet listed on ETSY! Yay! New things are being added all time... next step, patterns!! Today I posted off my very first sale of Unicorn Poop #349!

Super exciting news too is making not only the front page of +FaveCrafts website with Daisy Dukes Granny Square but also being included at the top of the Weekend Project Email Newsletter with Psychadelic Parma Violet Mandala !! I was mind blown!! Thankyou so much +FaveCrafts!!

You can see both of these free crochet patterns by clicking on the links in the POPULAR POSTS just to the right there >>>>

July's Monday Mandalas included Mermaid Inspired Sea Shell Mandala, Blue Hawaii African Flower Mandala, Peggy in Pink and Blue Bubblegum Betty! Click the caption under the pics below to go the full step by step free crochet patterns!

Mermaid Inspired Sea Shell Mandala

Blue Hawaii African Flower Mandala

Peggy in Pink
Blue Bubblegum Betty

I also started as a guest contributor to Palerosecrochet.com this month... gorgeous Clare is currently in the middle of a blog remodel which is looking awesome so more about that soon!!  But here is my first project for her which was published a couple of weeks ago!

Thank you for your continued support, it really means SO SO much to me...

 Onwards and upwards into August!