Wednesday, 30 April 2014

WOYWW 256

I do keep meaning to post more than my desk for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday but I still haven't properly recovered from the last few months and got back into a routine yet.  I did spend Saturday crafting in a good cause though at a 12 hour charity crop for Naomi House children's hospice and you can see one of the layouts I made after my desk shot.

And here it is...
 Points to note: I was finishing up some DT work (partially hidden under the letter stickers) because I didn't like it, it didn't seem finished.  I added some twine with some tacky glue and I like it more now.  I had actually put it away as finished, hence my AC album being out but every time I went to post up the photo to the DT blog I found I was holding back because it didn't seem quite right!

Anyhoo, its done now and will be up on the blog soon but it needs to dry and be photographed - which in itself is a conundrum with this incessant weather.  I usually take my pictures outside in the day time but I just haven't been home when it hasn't been raining!

There is an empty pint glass there but it wasn't full of beer - I take a soluble vitamin thingy every day mixed with another medicine that I have to take and together they taste quite nice and get me to drink more water so its a win win - except that it makes my wee fluorescent yellow which can be quite alarming the first time you notice ;-)

At the back of the table are two boxes of embellishments that I have recently been travelling with.  The Jo Malone candle box hasn't been unpacked since the retreat a fortnight ago and the clear box is everything I've been using on my Devon album.  If I don't have time or energy to gather together stuff for other layouts, I grab that box, my bag of papers and my album and I'm good to go.  It already has all the page protectors in with the photos appropriately spaced so I can pick it up and put it down and return to it as and when.

This was one of the 5 or so layouts that I completed on Saturday.
All the supplies are October Afternoon, some very old, some not quite so.  The divided page protectors are American Crafts and come in various sizes so much easier to play with in short bursts than a regular 12x12.

Gosh it feels like a long time since we first visited Featherdown Farm's Aller Farm and therefore a long time since I started this album.  I think I've broken the back of it now though... if I could just resist trying to use EVERY SINGLE picture of a cow then I would have finished by now...

Right, I'm off for another session at the gym and then I can come back and relax and peruse the other desks knowing I have done a good thing for myself - it really really helps my depression (more on that in another post).  If I can still use my arms afterwards I might even leave a comment or two so please do stick the kettle on ;-)

Bye for now
xx

15 comments:

  1. It always sounds as if you face into your depression with the healthy medicines, exercise and water. I hope it worked for you today. That page look fantastic. I adore pocket scrapbooking, such a nice way to do a bit at a time when there isn't much time.

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  2. Hi Lisa-Jane, and happy WOYWW - I look forward to sharing desks each week and visiting others I know nothing about - funny friendship circle Julia's made but it works. Cool scrapbooking. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#35

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  3. Well done on the charity crop - a great cause and you ended up with some cute LOs!
    Hope you still have the use of your arms after the gym!
    Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

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  4. I hope you have a good time at the gym and it keeps you going for a bit.

    I love your details on your pocket pages. I feel what you are saying about not liking a page and not wanting to put it away. Sometimes I only see what I don't like on my pages after i've photographed them, that shows up any weird areas!

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  5. The desk is looking great and I love that page. Have fun at the gym, I'm so glad it's helping you x

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  6. Those are some very sweet shots in your layout, especially the one of the father and children. Hope you had a good time at the gym, which is something I should be doing more often. Happy WOYWW and Blessings! #67

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  7. Glad you're able to fight back at the depression - such a difficult thing to cope with. The layouts look great, and well done for completing the 12 hour crop - more than I could do! Have a good week, Chris # 15

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  8. :) Love your work space! Fun layout. Fabulous colors. 5! That's awesome! So sorry to hear you are struggling but AWESOME that you are out exercising, that helps some!!! Hugs #73!

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  9. Your layouts look fantastic, good for you for getting so many completed. I wish I could get stuck into mine, but time is my problem. Thanks for sharing and stay positive and craft.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 47
    Happy WOYWW

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  10. Well done, fighting your depression. It's a tough one as it's so self-defeating, but get over the initial hump and anything seems possible! The sunny coloured medication drink will cheer you, hopefully! You've done some lovely layouts there with some nice photos. I do think managing to be creative and complete things really helps one's self esteem and makes one feel better, too. Keep up the good work!!!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #28

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  11. Such a pretty layout. Love all the papers. Brigita #97

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  12. hopefully your arms ( and everything else) is just going to keep getting stronger and stronger :) I love the soft pretty colors in your layout too! :) Thanks for the visit! ~Stacy #87

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  13. Hi Lisa Jane - thanks for visiting - brilliant that you were involved in the crop for such a great cause ! Well done you guys ! Ali #27

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  14. Thanks for your visit to my blog, Lisa-Jane, and I do hope you enjoy the videos about my new mini-album! I am now thinking about making the piece to cover the stitching on the spine, which will be the subject of the next video.

    Shoshi #28

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  15. each little pocket is a gorgeous piece of work x

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