What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday 780!!

Hi hi!

Happy anniversary desk-hoppers! Amazing to think that this weekly tour around the world via the medium of people’s craft desks has been going for 15 years! This was such a great idea of Julia’s way back then and despite the surge of various social media platforms we are still here. Huzzah!

So what’s on my desk this week? Well we are in a state of unpacking after the crop…

I really love my Totally Tiffany scrapbooking bag as it holds my papers (a lot of them!) but with about 4″ at the end of the bag which nicely fits my cup that holds my glue roller. You can see it – at the back of my desk – this saves me twisting my wrist each time I pick it up and put it down which aggravates my tendonitis as I’m hypermobile. In the middle of the desk is my travelling album which keeps my layouts neat & flat when to-ing ang fro-ing on crops & retreats. On the right of that I was interrupted making some notes about what needs to be done on the layouts to finish them. Behind the notepad is what happens when you join in with WOYWW!! A cheeky little order of PVA glue, gel medium & texture paste…

I’m working on my son’s prom pics from this time 2 years ago and I have a lot of photos but not a lot of story because I obviously wasn’t there, hence using pocket pages. I don’t really enjoy them as I find them more challenging than a regular 12×12 but I’ve got some standard pages for this event too so it’s all good. The red fabric behind the album is an offcut from his girlfriend’s prom dress ready to do a page about these childhood sweethearts. It’s lovely that they are still very much together now and looking forward to their first parent free holiday (yikes!) after her A levels that start this Friday.

We’ve been busy in the garden while it’s been fine but also ventured out yesterday after the heavy rain and put some new plants in. I’m paying the price in the creaky body today I can tell you!

As arty people who appreciate colour I thought you might like to see one of my roses that we added to our collection last year. It starts off a deep dark magenta when in bud but gets paler as it opens out to a stripey lilac – stunning! I bought a new climber today (darn you Home Bargains and your tempting prices!) so we are now up to 10 roses just in the front garden!

Unfortunately I don’t have any ATCs swap & I can’t get to the crop in a town far far away but I will be looking out for pictures of both. I feel proud of everyone involved at every stage and very proud particularly of Julia of course, for keeping this wonderful blog hop going for a decade and half! My daughter was 15 six weeks ago so she’s only JUST a little older that WOYWW!!

See you all again next time. Put the kettle on won’t you? xx


  1. Bleubeard and Elizabeth on 15 May 2024 at 8:50 am

    Wow! You are really into scrapbooking. I am super impressed by the way you created that spread. I can imagine it must have been hard to write about without being there. You must go to a lot of crops, I’ve never been to one. Happy WOYWW 780 from # 1.

  2. Mary Anne on 15 May 2024 at 9:42 am

    Such a lovely page. I have one of my son as a teen in a tuxedo for the first time. He was so sweet and I loved the page. Sorry you can’t make the crop – I managed to persuade the Hubster to make a weekend of it so I will be there but yeah, it is a journey for sure. And from there to Slough for Darling Daughter’s disability ice skating on the Sunday then home to Dorset, it will take the weekend LOL! I will carry on dropping by when I rememebr, as your scrapbook pages always bring a smile to my face.
    Happy 15th Anniversary WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (5)

  3. Neet Hickson on 15 May 2024 at 10:31 am

    How lovely to have all those reminders of your sons prom and even more so to have a piece of the fabric of his girlfriend’s dress. I hope they have a lovely holiday together.
    Your first picture looks as aif you are so organised when you go to your crops, I love alal the different things yhou have to make life easier when ojut and about.
    So sorry you cannot make the crop but I am sure there will be lots of photos circulating next week for you to enjoy. I’ll try to stop nattering for a moment or two and take some myself.
    Hugsm Neet 8 xx

  4. Helen Lindfield on 15 May 2024 at 12:30 pm

    We will try and take lots of pics. Love that rose, it really is gorgeous. I hope it has a good fragrance too . Happy woyww Helen #6

  5. Susan Renshaw on 15 May 2024 at 1:14 pm

    What a lovely page to read today!
    Happy 15th on the 15th!
    Susan #4

  6. Angela Radford on 15 May 2024 at 2:37 pm

    Hi Lisa-Jane, great job with the scrapbook journal. Not sure I’ll be so organised for Saturday but I’ll try. Wishing you a very happy woyww 15th Anniversary and big hugs, Angela x17x

  7. BJ on 15 May 2024 at 3:02 pm

    Oh my life that is just my range of colours in the rose so delightful. Love the prom photos, my son wouldn’t go to his but we did make him go to his graduation! thank goodness. Yes I have a spare ATC for you just send me your address, my email is in my profile, but I guess you’ll get it with this post anyways. Hugs BJ#11

  8. Angela on 15 May 2024 at 4:14 pm

    Was the dress hand made that you have a scrap? Such a lovely colour, and talking of colour that rose is stunning. What is the name please? Happy 15th anniversary. Angela #19

  9. Michelle Millar on 15 May 2024 at 4:42 pm

    You’ve created some great memories for your scrapbook journal and that’s such a beautiful rose in your garden. Happy 15th WOYWW Anniversary Michelle #21

  10. Sarah Brennan on 15 May 2024 at 5:54 pm

    Fab layout using those pockets Lisa-Jane and that rose is stunning. Stay safe and happy 15th anniversary WOYWW. Sarah #9

  11. robyn josephs on 15 May 2024 at 7:48 pm

    Happy 15th. That is quite a bag! Robyn3

  12. Wipso on 15 May 2024 at 8:51 pm

    I’ve had a very busy, full on sort of day so I’m late visiting but determined to call in on every one to wish you a happy anniversary.
    Annie x #13

  13. cindy on 16 May 2024 at 12:35 pm

    Shame you can’t make it to crop lol but I do wish you a belated Happy Anniversary!! I guess it won’t be me filling those shoes as I’m always late. (Unless you tell me it’s Tuesday….., not Wednesday). Cindyxx #20

  14. BJ on 17 May 2024 at 12:54 am

    Did you get my email? Could you sent me your address please/ BJ#11

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