Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday #325

Early...a little dark on the craft, of course...a pile of pearl cotton...more old photos from my mother's extra boxes that were not put into albums...washi tape, pens, and journaling goodies...underneath it all an old cookbook on breads.

Welcome to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

I have to keep it short this week and only have a short time at my craft desk today which makes me sad. I love having a whole morning when my energy is at its best for the day, and I feel creative, and I can work on my latest obsession. Right now it's my fabric Midori notebooks and I hope that within the next two months I have enough made to start my little business. Wouldn't that be fun? In the meantime, I have lots of old photos to deal with. 

I especially love some of my childhood photos. I mean, who cries on Christmas morning 1964 when she's just received a pink Barbie car, Barbie dolls, Barbie bed, and a tea set? What was wrong with me! Why did they take that picture? Should I scrapbook it?

My sister's birthday is the day before mine, and we found a great old photo of one of our famous cakes. Mom always got us a cake with a blonde doll on one half and a brunette doll on the other. You gotta love that.

Have a happy, blessed week!

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch


  1. What a perfect window into your creative world! TFS, Jo x

  2. Hi Sandy, what fab pictures! I'd definitely say yes, scrapbook the crying one- be a real statement piece! How awesome of your Mom to theme the cake for both of you. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

  3. How lovely that your Mum had the tradition of a special cake for you and your sister every year.

    I'd also say yes, scrapbook the photo. They may have been tears of joy. Have a lovely week. Barb#27 x

  4. I love the Christmas photo! Perhaps you were just so overwhelmed that you had to cry! Your desk looks fab..I love that your paper and sewing stash sit side by side in your space.

  5. Busy desk this week ! Love those nostalgic photos - so important to capture & contextualise them for the next generations ! Ali #10

  6. Yes! Definitely scrapbook it! Maybe you were crying because you were so happy. ;-) April #47

  7. A good working desk cannot do without coffee ;) and yessss, definitely scrap the photo of you crying! It's life! I love seeing lay-outs with 'other than laughing and fun' images. Happy woyww and a big hug from stormy Holland, Marit #33

  8. You must scrap the photo of "girl crying at best christmas presents ever" it could of been out of Joy! Have a lovely week.
    sandra de @39

  9. I love old photos - I'd say scrap book it, it's a memory and a talking point, and I love seeing photos that aren't all smiles and perfection, it's like getting a glimpse of real life! I love the cake story - your clever mum! Hope you have a great week,
    Diana #23

  10. Lovely post - photos bring back so many memories don't they. x Jo

  11. Aren't all those old photos great! Of course you have to make a layout of the 'crying' one. And also the dual birthday cake. Priceless!
    I'm a bit late in commenting, but I like taking my time and reading people's blog and sometimes older posts too.
    Have a great week,