Saturday Greetings Newsletter #88 is here!

Enjoy these crafting articles, tutorials, recipes, and ideas that I have hand-picked, especially for you.

 

Saturday Greetings Newsletter #88

Crafts and Such



Art/DIY/Upcycling


DIY Magnetic Sewing Caddy

DIY Magnetic Sewing Caddy by Heather Mayes of Beginner Sewing Projects.com

All you need are a plate, a bowl, a magnet, and glue.

Sewing Caddy

Picture by Beginner Sewing Projects

 


Crochet

Crochet Heart Cusion Pattern

Valentine’s Day is just a little over a month away. Crochet this Crochet Heart Cushion Pattern from Cream of the Crop Crochet in red and white for your Valentine’s Day decor.

Crochet heart pillow

Picture by Cream of the Crop Crochet


Plastic Canvas​

Mini Easter Baskets Plastic Canvas ePattern

Leisure Arts has the cutest mini Easter baskets or party favors for you to create. Get the Mini Easter Baskets Plastic Canvas ePattern at Leisure Arts.

Easter mini basket

Picture by Leisure Arts.


Knitting

Royal Baby Hat

Don’t you just love little Royal Archie’s bear hat. Now you can knit one very similar to it. Lion Brand Yarn has a free downloadable pattern:  Royal Baby Bear Hat

Royal Baby Bear Hat

Photo by Lion Brand Yarn


Quilting/Sewing

DIY Anna Frozen 2 Dress and Cloak

Heather from Heather Handmade took two men’ button-up shirts and some trim and made a dress an a cloak.

DIY Anna Frozen 2 dress

Picture by Heather Handmade


Weaving

UV Stripes T-Shirt Scarf Weaving Pattern

Darn Good Yarn has several interesting weaving patterns. The pattern UV Stripes T-Shirt Scarf Weaving Pattern caught my eye because I had bought some of the T-shirt yarn for a twining project. I didn’t like my twining project so I am going to repurpose the yarn for this pattern. Good news is that the pattern is currently on sale!

UV Striped Woven Scarf

Picture by Darn Good Yarn

 



Saturday Greetings Newsletter #88

Food/Recipes

This week I am sharing our two favorite new recipes we tried this week. One recipe is sort of quick to fix, and the other one cooks all day while you run your errands or at work. They are not my recipes, but I did tweak them a little.

Bangers and Mash with Stout Onion Gravy

by

selfproclaimedfoodie.com

bangers and mash

Picture by Self Proclaimed Foodie

A recipe from the British Isles is a quick and easy dinner. I used Johnsonville smoked bratwurst. For the mashed potatoes, I used yellow potatoes and substituted heavy cream for the buttermilk. I did not make the onion gravy because we decided we wated out sausages on the side.


Slow Cooker Busy Day Stew

by

sixsistersstuff.com

Beef Stew

Picture by Six Sisters’ Stuff

This is not your regular beef stew. We decided it is a cross bewteen vegetable soup and beef stew. The  1/2 package of taco seasoning mix is a great addition. I used fire-roasted diced canned tomatoes and one of my favorite frozen garlic cubes. In addition to the fresh diced onion, I also added one of my favorite frozen onion cubes. The only place I have been able to find the frozen cubes are at Walmart. They now have several herbs in the frozen cubes. They really add flavor and you don’t have to worry about them drying up or going bad.



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