Saturday 11 January 2020

Mixed Up Saturday

Good Saturday Morning Ladies,

It's a proper Mixed Craft Saturday this week, just look at all of these gorgeous Knitted/Crocheted projects.

First up is of course Janet's 'Mrs Christmas' that we have heard so much about, I can understand why a replacement was a requested by your Granddaughter as she is so lovely, with such a kind face.
Janet used a Jean Greenhowe Pattern to create Mrs Christmas.

Janet's second project is this adorable Cat, I just love her little pick whiskers and lovely pink bow, Janet created her from the 'Cute Critters' book.

Thank you so much Janet for sharing your lovely knitted projects with us, they are amazing XXX


Karen picked this book up while on a trip away last year, thinking it would complete her collection, although she wasn't planning on using it, I always thought you would use it Karen as the patterns are fantastic.
Well guess what...Karen did use it, creating a Mini-me for a friend, I think it is awesome Karen, I bet your friend loved it, such a honor to have a personalised character made for you!

Thank you so much Karen for sharing your lovely Mini-me with us XXX

Michele's Magazine Review
Hi Ladies, 

Simply Cards & Papercraft has a fantastic set of Altenew Stamps & Dies this month. There’s free downloads that coordinates with these -great if you’re not too confident stamping.

Here’s the first feature using the free gifts.

More ideas for you to try.

Great article on Dry Embossing Vellum.

Card ideas for Men.

Diecutting Essentials has a brilliant free gift this month-dies to create a Waterfall Card plus some stamps.

First article showing some ideas using the free gift.

More ideas.

Interesting article on Debossed Die resist technique which creates a lovely look.

That’s all for this week...
Happy Crafting.

Love Michele

Thank you so much Michele for another Bumper Craft Magazine Review.
As always there are some fantastic articles featured,  that are interesting to read and have a go at.  
I love both of these magazines,  thanks again  Michele xxx

It was lovely having an 'old style' Mixed Craft Saturday today ladies, thank you all so much for taking part.

Have a lovely weekend,

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Everyone
    Isn't it lovely to see some different crafting and to see what KAREN is creating.I love the look of that book and I think it may just be on my list.I love your 'mini me' KAREN she has so much character.

    Off on our usual shopping trip this morning and the hoping for a quiet afternoon with our feet up.

    The CAFE is OPEN and there's cream cakes for this afternoon.
    HUGS are on their way to youall. Have a good day;take care and staysafe xxxx

    1. Fantastic makes JANET I think I have that pattern for Mrs Christmas! In fact I think I have a Father Christmas knitted but not sewn up - Another UFO! And your cat is so cute
      I love Kerry Lord’s books and her patterns are easy to follow- a little bit fiddly in places admittedly (I think John L has the doll book on offer or was it actually on TOFT I can’t remember now!?)

  2. Morning Ladies

    Janet & Karen-what fantastic crocheted projects, they’re all so lovely.

    I’m meeting up with a friend at Dobbies garden centre today (10am) and I have a few things to do before I meet her so I’d better get moving!
    Electrician coming this afternoon to check the extractor fan in the downstairs toilet as it’s just stopped working & it’s not very old.


  3. Lovely Mixed up Saturday I love seeing what else people get up to as well as their card making
    I love your knitting and crochet JANET
    Thank you MICHELE for the review I like the look of both of these
    My friend loved her ‘mini me’ I was it bit worried at first that she might be offended OH has just off to PARKRUN and whilst he’s out I am going to make a card I started it last night but it’s gone in the bin Trying to make a wobble card with acetate and it just didn’t sit right I think I know where I went wrong So we’ll see!
    Take care all xxx

  4. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today.
    What a lovely Mixed up Saturday of the year. Janet, it not a surprise that you had to replace Mrs Christmas as she is lovely and your cat is so cute. Cream cakes in the cafe...yum. I will be ordering some for Mum and I later on. Sandra and I were only saying on Thursday that you don’t see the selection of cream cakes that there used to be, or proper bakeries either, not around here anyway and Mum has said the same thing too 😞 Maybe it’s a good thing though or we would be tempted too often! Have a good shopping trip x
    Karen, your mini me for your friend is lovely. You are always so clever at getting the facial expressions perfect, even on this simple one. Good luck getting your wobble card done, don’t forget to share it with us please x
    Michele, thank you for the reviews. I have never made a waterfall card so might get that one. Have a good day x
    Lynda, sending big hugs to you x
    Mum, see you later. Love you xx
    I’m hoping Mum and I get to make a card or two this afternoon, to fit the challenge hopefully. Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    JANET, Your granddaughter is going to love her new Mrs Christmas, she is really lovely. I think it’s something your granddaughter will treasure forever. I LOVE your cat, I’m sure he will be spoiled wherever he goes to live. xx

    KAREN I’m so pleased your friend loved her Mini-Me, she is adorable.xx

    MICHELE Thank you for the magazine review, both of these are excellent magazines. xx

    Not a lot happening here today, a calm and relaxing day. Hope your day is going well. Love Brenda xxx


  6. Hi San and ladies
    I had a very long day yesterday
    I had a long day yesterday i had hospital appointment to see the consultant i booked transport but i had to book for 6am my appointment was for 9ambut the transport & just waiting for it to turn up. They arrived at 9 oclock. So had to wait for me to. See the doctor.
    Avenuetuly got to see doctor he was pleased with how my eound was
    So now i have to leave antibiotics for two weeks thn start again for two weeks the got to see him in four weeks. Then we had to sit in the lounge wait for the Ambulance they came three hours so so tired Terry out shopping.
    Your mixed up craft & mixed up craft all good & great mag reviews.
    Love Lynda xx

    1. Sorry for that rubbish text i will have to read before i send next time. Predictive text.

  7. Hello, late again, very wet and misty here today.

    Love the knitted and crochet items, love mixed craft Saturday.

    Managed to make card for challenge, nothing very original saw the idea on Pinterest.
    Lynda what a day you had, glad your on the mend , one step at a time, hugs. Lilian

  8. PS, sorry Michele forgot to thank you for your in depth review of the mags