Saturday 14 August 2021

Mixed Up Saturday


Good Saturday Morning Ladies, 

Well there goes another week, how fast is this year flying by?! 

There are now 19 Weeks and 1 day until Christmas 🎄,  in case you need a reminder.  I know that when we get back from holiday a lot of Christmas stuff will be in shops!  How many Christmas cards have you all made, I think I am going to have to start making more than 1 a week 😅 

Garden Update 

This odd looking trough was already in place when we moved in, up until this year it was buried under a thick mass of Ivy,  we cleared it out and popped sone summer bedding in, it looks so much better. 

This is a group of pots outside my front door, the Geraniums and petunias haven't stopped blooming, they look so pretty.

A few more splashes of colour 

Our tomatoes are finally starting to ripen! 

And finally just one of our perfect cauliflowers,  we will have quite a few, I am hoping there isn't a heatwave while we are away!  They taste so much better when they are freshly cut.


Cheryl was super excited to open her AMAZING bargain of the year, that arrived just before she left for her little holiday.  Cosmo Cricket is a quality US company, they have had some beautiful paper pads over the years.  Cheryl managed to get all of this stash for £15 posted, there are over 9000 pieces!! One set of chipboard Alpha's is usually £10 so you certainly got value for money, I can hardly believe you have albums too. 

Cheryl's Description:

The seller had only made one card and put the box away til she needed some space in her craft cupboard. As I was scrolling through some Declutter pages this one pinged so I had a look and thought for that price it would worth buying. Glad I did as there are some lovely projects to make that I can take measurements from for future use. Milly-May wil have lovely Christmas presents to make for her other nannies. Xxx

Such lovely ideas Cheryl,  Milly-May will have do much fun working with you using all of this amazing stash.  Thank you so much for sharing my lovely XXX 

That's all for today Ladies, enjoy your weekend,  

Sending love and hugs to all 



  1. Hi everyone
    Love the quote 😉
    Your flowers are beautiful and I love the little trough. Still no colour in our garden, even my lovely bright lavender is fading 🙁
    Cheryl, love the kit and a great price too. I had this kit too, most of it used up now. I think it was one of my first purchases from Create and Craft. There’s so much in it. Enjoy 😊
    Housework and hopefully crafting are on the agenda today. Off work for a week now - apart from a 2 hour training course on Wednesday - so plenty of time to potter around.
    Have a good day everyone. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  2. Your flowers are beautiful and I love that quirky trough Did it use to be a bird bath?
    I love that saying It is so so true I have numerous items still in their wrappers still waiting to be used
    CHERYL! What a bargain I bet you’ll snaffle some away from Milly May!
    We’re looking after the boys tonight So once I’ve cleaned the kitchen floor and bathroom I don’t intend to do much I have started a cc for next week (I think it’ll fit) which I’ll do a bit more of and maybe some more crochet of my blanket Week 4 came out yesterday and I’m still on Week 1!
    Take care everyone xx

  3. Hi everyone
    Great quote, so true. It's never enough hours in the day or the mojo is hiding somewhere.
    Beautiful flowers in your garden Sandra and the tomato and cauliflower looking good.
    Wow Cheryl, that will keep you out of mischief for a while and I can already see you and Milly-May making some lovely things together.
    Have a fun time tonight with the grandchildren, you best keep an eye on the little one 😃
    Sonia, have a good week off work and look to recharge the batteries. Hopefully the weather improve some.
    Not sure why but feeling cold today , OH is sneezing and Son is not feeling too good after his second vaccine he got yesterday. Couldn't get to bed until after 3am so probably having know what 😊
    Love and hugs Maria xx

  4. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    LOVE the poster - it is so true!

    Thank you Sandra for sharing your beautiful flowers and vegetables (ok virtually!!!) they look so healthy, the cauliflower looks delicious - I love cauliflower. Unfortunately I never had any success growing them.

    Cheryl what A bargain you got, I’m sure you and Milly-May will have a great time discovering so many things you both can make.

    Take care everyone.
    Love Brenda xxx