Set Free My Gypsy Soul is a Bohemian crochet, craft and alternative lifestyle blog journeying through Modern Bohemia. 

Come follow a pair of 30 somethings on our journey to become Narrowboat owners, self-sufficient and living off the grid in Middle England whilst proudly brandishing a crochet hook.


Sooo... Do you LOVE crochet, crafting, alternative lifestyle and thrifty frugal living? Yay!! You've come to the right place! 😄💕💕✌

Here you can expect to find:

  • LOTS of yummy Crochet projects and tutorials for you, your home and to gift
  • Lazy girl Boho DIY Craft tutorials because let's face it, life's jam-packed enough and stressful so why not get that crafty gratification fast?!
  • Hopefully a little Wedding planning ... because one day I will level up from 'almost wife' to full 'wife'
  • Serious Super-scrimping for frugal living as we #SAVE50k
  • My favourite pastimes other than crochet... Upcycling, Thrifting and more...  

My future husband 😄💖✌🌹

So I guess this is the awkward part where I talk about myself... urge cringe ... but here goes...

Mr B and I are young at heart 30-somethings with a long standing dream to live off the grid like a pair of old hippies and embrace our free spirited wanderlust to the full while we can. 

As an art graduate, this crazy cat lady used to wake every day just longing to be freed from the soul-sucking prison of grey/blue/death coloured walls and office furniture!!

One day I lost my @!# and said NO MORE!!

We've always been big fans of thrifting, self-sufficiency and living a little outside the box, so this year we took the plunge and packed up our 3 storey town-house and 7 cats to squish ourselves into the 2 attic rooms of my Mum's Victorian terrace.

Why?! To save up for our dream home... 

a 57 foot+ bohemian, beautiful project boat, eco-friendly, compact living and free living dream of a Narrowboat. 

I'm still not sure if we are brave or crazy... 

You can let me know by following our journey and my crochet patterns + DIY designs and no doubt, dramas, by subscribing by RSS or email. The button is that way --->

Little Bear - 1/7 of our fur family

My Peggilini, a trained London seamstress with over 75 years experience first introduced me to the fibre arts practically as soon as I could coordinate two hands but it's only recently that I picked up a crochet hook and found my niche. It frees my mind from the devils that Depression and Mental Illness can bring and provides the perfect creative outlet - there are no limitations, it can be fast or slow, intricate or simple. Just one hook, one ball of yarn and the sky's the limit. 

As far as my influences go, I'm inspired by my heritage and I just adore mismatched bright colours, quirky kitsch collectiana, beautiful shiny metallics, free-spirited carefree Bohemian & upcycled treasures. They make my heart beat faster and my eyes twinkle. I get passionately inspired by all kinds of bold Mexicana, Mid-Western Wanderlust and Gypsy Soul styling.

We used to fill our weekends with yarn and fibre arts, thrifting, painting, crafting and art,  upcycling and repurposing... and gradually our home too, until forced to start sharing this love of creativity and vintage upcycled treasure with friends and family. 

I ended up filling their homes too. So, I have recently opened my Etsy shop where you can find one-of-a-kind crochet, upcycled, vintage and handmade items for you, your family and your home.  

If like me you are a free-spiritied soul trying to find your way to your own personal little utopia, I'd love for you to come get in touch and share your experiences on social media. 

My platform of choice is  Instagram where I can be found at @setfreemygypsys0ul, but you can also find us on Pinterest, Twitter, Weheartit, Bloglovin' and Facebook so don't be shy, come join the movement.