Hi hi!

Happy Wednesday and happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – our weekly trip around the desks of crafters near and far.

I’ve done pretty much zero crafting since last week’s desk shot, hence this week’s might be a little familiar. Last week was half term and Mr Pretty took the week off and boarded the eaves, which of course, meant that then the entire rest of the house managed to shift at least one piece of furniture in or out as a result. But we are getting there slowly. I am currently in the process of sorting and building 99 Lego sets (plus 12 advent calendars and 2 book sets) seeing which ones to sell, so that has taken up most of my time.

I am getting ready to have a crafty video call with a couple of lovelies and so I’m hoping to crack out most of the rolled flowers for my special project. You might get a hint as to what it is in the photo too. Of course if I try the flowers and for some reason they don’t work, (like the fact that I have the wrong sized glue sticks for my glue gun….) then I’ll be fussy cutting more butterflies from the wall paper roll instead! The pink notebook on the right has come out of retirement (made it nearly 10years ago) to be where I keep notes on the current crafty articles I’ve been commissioned to write.

And finally, here’s last week’s Throwback Thursday (which happened to actually be Froback Friday because we had a family screen free day… twitch…) It’s a cherished photo and layout about my recovery from post natal depression. I’m so glad that I document the hard stuff as well because it’s important to look back on all kinds of milestones, I think. Of course sometimes when I look back I cry “what the hell was I thinking??” too! I loved those Echo Park This & That collections.

Anyway, time for a cup of tea and a nosy around the desks. You can link up with this lovely community over at the Queen of the Desks, Julia’s blog.

Stay safe and keep smiling x


  1. Helen Lindfield on 24 February 2021 at 7:06 am

    Great throwback page! I’ve not done a lot either.. some weeks are like that…. Helen #10

  2. Sarah Brennan on 24 February 2021 at 7:18 am

    What a fantastic throwback page Lisa-Jane. Well done for managing a screen free day too. Have fun online with your crafty friends. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #11

  3. Sandra de on 24 February 2021 at 10:22 am

    Now that is a beautiful LO and I do agree it is so important to write about the up and downs. All part of life. Have a lovely creative week.
    Sandra de @24

  4. Tracey on 24 February 2021 at 10:36 am

    Sometimes we just need to sit back and wait till creativity takes us to our happy space, knowing it’s ok to do so is just as important as getting there, just like documenting those hard times as well as the good, we learn from those darker days and they make the good ones shine much brighter. That’s a great LO, a treasure to look back on.
    Take care & all the best this WoywW Tracey #4

  5. glitterandglue on 24 February 2021 at 11:13 am

    Morning Lisa-Jane. That’s a great page – well done.. That blue and those pinks look so lovely together – enjoy working with them. Hope you have the right size glue stick!!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #9

  6. LLJ on 24 February 2021 at 12:23 pm

    I love the soft tones of the bits and pieces in the first pic, ready to be made into something beautiful! That LO is fantastic and I echo the others in saying that you’re brave and wise to document the down items…I say to my boys that it’s how you deal with the cr*p in your life that makes you the person you are rather than the successes. Hope you have a lovely time online with your friends xx
    Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

    • Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith on 24 February 2021 at 1:32 pm

      I like that saying Jan – I’ll try that with my son too!

  7. Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith on 24 February 2021 at 1:37 pm

    On the surface that could be a regular scrapbook layout – but it’s so much more! Your journalling is very honest and meaningful – which makes this a very special page! Enjoy your crafty video calls! Hope you have fun creating with your friends! xx zsuzsa #27

  8. Carol N on 24 February 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Great page! Hope all goes well with your video!
    Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
    Carol N #3

  9. Angela Radford on 24 February 2021 at 3:35 pm

    That’s a great page and what a sweet little boy too. Enjoy the video call too. Have a lovely week and happy woyww, Angela x19x

  10. BJ on 24 February 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Oh don’t! I had PND for 3 years after my son was born, such a difficult time, love how you have scrapped the memory of recovery, amazing and super page too. Hope the crafty video call goes OK and the flowers are just what you hoped for too. Happy WOYWW and thanks for the visit BJ#1

  11. Shoshi on 24 February 2021 at 7:26 pm

    That’s a lovely page, Lisa-Jane. Although you said you hadn’t done much this week, it all looks very productive to me. I love the pink and blue bits on your desk.

    Thank you for your visit, which I’m glad you enjoyed. The kitties are going to be really camouflaged on that throw once it’s on my hubby’s chair – even more than they are on the plain charcoal grey of the furniture now! He will have to be careful not to sit on them.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #15

  12. Julia on 25 February 2021 at 7:23 am

    A screen free day, well done! the thing that shocks me about them is the amount of email trash I routinely deal with through the day rather than in a big lump at one sitting! I hope you enjoyed the video call, and that your desk is covered in flowers and butterflies. Actually, that should be a standard greeting, it sounds so nice!

  13. Lilian B #16 on 25 February 2021 at 8:17 am

    Love the page, i have lots to do and hope to get them done real soon [been saying that for a long time lol ]]

    Take care and stay safe,

  14. Mary Anne on 25 February 2021 at 9:34 am

    Loving your layout! I like the idea of a crafty call – I keep telling my knitting group we could easily do a Knit and Natter (although we generally call it Knit and Knackered most weeks!) but no one will cooperate. 🙁 Enjoy.

    Oh no! I’m late for WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (2)

  15. Angela on 25 February 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Ooh I remember the song “Crocodile Rock”. He made several good ones, I can picture him, but I can’t think of his name! Lovely layout Angela #31

  16. Susan Renshaw on 26 February 2021 at 9:32 am

    Brilliant page – and so good that you scrapped the hard times as well as the good!
    I wonder how you got on with all those flowers!?
    Happy WOYWW!
    Susan #8

  17. Annie Claxton on 27 February 2021 at 2:19 pm

    HI LIsa-Jane, sorry I’m late. Love all the colours of your spiral flowers, happy colours! Love your Froback page too. I’ve been catching up on very old photos from the late 70s onwards this week, lots of memories, some happy, some not so much, but as you say they’re all important and I guess that’s why we scrap them 🙂 Have a great weekend. Annie C

  18. Dorlene on 27 February 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Happy belated WOYWW. Your throwback layout is wonderful and I’m curious to see what you do with all those rolled flowers. Have a great week! Dorlene #33

  19. Chana on 1 March 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Hi! I am super late completing my comments. I became ill Wednesday and had to go to bed!

    I love your page, it is just gorgeous! You really have the best eye for composition and color!

    Chana Malkah, #7

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