Saturday 5 January 2019

Mixed Up Saturday

Good Morning Ladies,

I don't think that any of us have our teeth into crafting yet this years so this weeks 'Mixed Up Saturday' isn't as full as it usually is but the are still some amazing things to look at.

The photos above are of one of Danielle's Albums/Notebooks, it's this one that first inspired me to want to have a go, then Dannielle sent me a Travellers Notebook that she has made for me.  There was so much detail in it, I was so touched, making want to have a go even more.
So this is where it started, watch this space, thank you Danielle for inspiring me xxxx


Karen made this absolutely stunning cardigan for Alan (her Husband) for Christmas, Karen I love the pattern you have used. There is so much detail, this could easily be for a Male or Female, I bet its lovely and warm to wear too. I know Alan will absolutely love it.  Thank you so much for sharing it with us, I so wish I could make one, I just can't master getting the tension right. xxxx 


Maria has been kind enough to share her Christmas Decorations with us, Maria your tree is absolutely stunning! We had a big debate in our house about having Tinsel on our Christmas tree, it started because the box with the Tinsel in has gone missing, so I was going to get Paul to take me to get some more but apparently Tinsel is not 'trendy'!  I think our tree looked a little bare without it, seeing your tree has just confirmed my thoughts, I think it gives shape to your tree plus the added sparkle it gives!
I love the little gnomes or elves that are hiding at the bottom of your tree!!  
Your fireplace looks amazing too Maria, your Santa is huge, he's a gorgeous traditional looking santa, he must have cost a fortune!
Last but not least are those super cute little Snowmen on your Windowsill, Maria they are so cute, are they something you have collected over time?
You have some amazing Christmas decorations Maria, thank you so very much for photographing them and sharing them with us. xxxx

Lilian was treated to some very nice quality Water Colour Pencils for Christmas, this particular Brand KOH-I-NOOR are up there with the very finest quality and are used  by professionals as well as Hobby Artist.  Lilian I know how amazing your Artwork is and I am so excited to see what you will make with these.  What an amazing and thoughtful Christmas gift Lilian, you must have been so thrilled when you opened them.
Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us my lovely xxxxx

Thats all for today ladies, thank you so much to all those of you that took part in todays blog post.

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend, I think that we will be taking the tree and decorations down, it barely even seems five minutes since we put them up! 

Sending love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Danielle-what a beautiful gift, the journal looks amazing. Sandra-I can see why you are inspired.

    Karen-what a fabulous cardigan. What a lucky hubby.

    Maria-lovely photos, such a great collection of decorations.

    Lilian-your pencils look great. Have you used them yet?

    Quick trip into the village this morning then we’re off to visit my Father in Law this afternoon. At some point today we need to take down the decorations & put them away. I still haven’t made it into my craft room yet!


    1. Hope FIL is ok Michele.Hope you make it into you craft room this weekend.x

  2. Some lovely things on display today Some lovely crafty pieces from DANNI and an interesting gift from LILLIAN I am going to try stamping more this year So that means I’ve got to try colouring too
    MARIA! Your decorations are amazing It’s almost ashame that they have to be taken down - we did ours yesterday
    I thoroughly enjoyed making OH’s cardigan It’s a repeating pattern So I used to sit down in the evening and do a repeat and think I’ll just do one more and then another!
    I hope you’re ok MARGARET and that the x-ray didn’t reveal too much damage
    Not much going on today I need to make a male birthday card (argh!) and a New Home card
    So I’m just going to send some hugs to everyone and extra big ones to those that need them Take care

    1. Lovely cardigan Karen. I bet hubby was delighted. I used to knit such a lot but now it's just dog blankets.There easy To do whilst watching the Tele. Lynn and I knitted 12 over the past few months which hopefully is keeping some poor dog warm. Enjoy your day.x

    2. Hi Karen
      Love the cardigan you made for Phil. I used to make all our jumpers etc many moons ago. Gave all my needles away quite a few years ago.

  3. Morning all in the cafe' today.
    Fabulous notebook from Danielle, so many lovely pages. Love to see yours when finished and like to know how you made it.
    Oh Karen, nearly wished I could knit. Alan's Cardi is lovely and will certainly keep him warm and snug.
    Lilian, some lovely new pencils for doing your amazing art works with. Looking forward to see what you make.
    Thank you for liking my tree etc. I nearly went with out tinsels as well but it was something missing so up they went. Happy with the fireplace, might get some cinnamon sticks and orange slices for next time and thinking of decorate the sleigh. What do you think ?
    My snowman's are collected over some years and bought mostly from Austria. Can't get hold of them anymore so they have a special place in my heart. :>)
    Michele, have a relaxing day and hope your FIL is doing all right.
    Have a nice Saturday everyone and many hugs winging it's way to all with extras for you who need some. Love Maria xxx

    1. Lovely tree Maria. I must admit I do like tinsel. The tree seems so bare without it.Your fireplace looks gorgeous as are your beautiful snowmen. Such a shame they're only on display for a short time. Enjoy your day.x

    2. Hi Maria
      What a fabulous tree and decorations. Love all your snowmen on your windowsill, and your very large Father Christmas. Such a shame theyre only on show for a little while.

  4. Hi everyone.
    Danni your book is so lovely. Sandra looking forward to seeing yours.
    Lilian your pencils look very interesting. What a thoughtful present. Love to see what you do with them.
    We're off to pick my friends up from the Airport later. They've been back visiting family over Christmas.
    Nothing much else doing today. Usually have coffee with my chatty friend today but it's a 10 minute walk to meet her and my backs too sore at the moment although I'm happy to say it is improving.
    Have a good Saturday everyone.
    Love Valx

    1. Hi Val
      I hope your back feels better soon. Poor Pete also has a sore back but that’s from his shingles.

  5. Good afternoon Sandra & ladies
    DANNII your book is gorgeous love the papers so SANDRA get creative look forward to seeing yours.
    KAREN wow what a beautiful cardigan you have made for Hubby I bet he loved it. I love the pattern looks amazining.
    MARIA what a fabulous Christmas tree love how you have decorated it & all the little gnomes you have & your fireplace looks beautiful too. Sham they have to come down.
    Sorry Sandra I didn't get to make anything for mix craft Saturday will try for next week.
    Just going to pop to Tesco chemist I've woken up this morning witch I think is a cold saw on my lip left side it's very red & it's throbbing. I'm still coughing mostly at night so maybe I'm a bit run down.
    Wish everyone a lovely weekend sending Hug's & extra for all under the weather
    Love Lynda xx

  6. Hello All, another cold grey day, light on all day, ditto heating.

    Love Your book Dannii, enjoy doing yours Sandra, the worst is the first blank page.

    Karen your hubbies cardigan is super, bet it’s lovely and warm.

    The pencils are from my sons, they are chunky so they lay down a lot of colour quickly, not really given a good try yet, they are wax but water solvable.

    See you tomorrow, hugs Lilian

    1. Hi Lilian
      Love the pencils that your boys bought you for Christmas. Will look forward to seeing your colouring with them.

  7. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    What a brilliant start to the new year with today’s mixed up Saturday.
    DANNI Love your book, you have put so much work into making these beautiful notebooks/journals, I’m sure they are loved appreciated by the recipients. xx
    KAREN I always love your amazing knitting and this cardigan is gorgeous, I bet your OH looks great in it. xx
    MARIA Your tree and decorations look beautiful. It’s a shame they have to be taken down. Thank you for sharing them with us. xx
    LILLIAN What a great present from your boys, I’m sure you will produce some beautiful works of art with them. I have a confession, I loved the stamp you used on your Christmas card so much (Holly with script behind) I have ordered it, can’t wait for it to arrive. Thank you. xx
    Sandra, I hope Lucy is feeling better now Sophie has returned, and life has returned to normal in your house.xx
    Love Brenda xxx

  8. Hi Sandra and ladies
    What gorgeous journals Danni has made. No wonder you’d like to make them yourself. Hope Lucy is fine now that Sophie is back.