Wednesday, 29 May 2013


Well here we are again on another special WOYWW day celebrating four wonderful years of meeting up on a Wednesday to share not only desks but bits and pieces of things that are going on around our desks too all thanks to the amazing Julia, who had the brilliant idea of starting this thing off in the first place. If it wasn't for her we wouldn't have this midweek day which I think all WOYWWer's look forward too as it means we can put down what we are doing for an hour or so each week and just have a good old nosey around each others spaces and a bit of a chin wag while we are at it. I have made so many friends from all over the  World and there's not many places you can do that.

So without further ado, here is my desk as of about 5 minutes ago!!

I am still, hanging head in shame, making my ATC swaps!!! This has been a work in progress since Friday night because DD is having her bedroom decorated at the minute and so we have spent every spare minute clearing drawers and emptying toy boxes of 12 years worth of stuff and trying to prise baby toys she is so attached to from her grasp. Most of them are now in the loft!!

The ATC's will be finished and on their way out very soon I promise and thank you so much for the ones I have already received.

Here are two from Annie (on the left) and Jozarty (on the right). Thank you so much ladies I love them.

If you'd like to swap with me, please drop me an e-mail with your snail mail addy and I'll get one in the post, I promise!!

Last week you might remember I was experimenting with some uncompressed paper and lots of you asked what it was like for flowers.

Well the answer is brilliant. I love them and have been making lots. What do you think of them?

Finally, as the weather was so beautiful we had our first trip to The Lake District in nearly two years. I was having serious withdrawal symptoms as it's one of my favourite places in the world. So to sign off I'd thought I'd share a photo with you of the Langdale hills from Elterwater.

Thanks for stopping by and  here's to many more years of WOYWW. Cheers Julia for all you do.


Helen said...

The photo is amazing, what a view! Love the atc's you've received, how gorgeous. Happy WOYWW, Helen 39

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those flowers are so pretty... I can see why you like that paper!! You'll hopefully be receiving my first paltry attempt at an ATC's very simple...a bit like me!!
Thank you for all the fab comments and support over the past couple of years :-)
Happy 4th WOYWW!
Hugs, LLJ 9 xx

Annie said...

Glad the ATC arrived safely :-)
I really love your flowers....the paper really gives them a beautiful shape.
Happy 4th brithday celebrations....long may it last.
Annie x # 5

SueH said...

You’re not alone in still having your ATC’s on your table Lisa. Admittedly most of mine are ready to go in the post but I still have one or two to make, so don’t feel bad.
It’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia. If you email me Here with your details I’ll be able to email you back because I don’t have your email address either.
Enjoy your Wednesday snoop on this very special Day
Happy Crafting!

jill said...

We are in the process of trying to decorate a bedroom right now & most of the stuff from there ends up in my craft room so i know what a pain it is right now for you also.
What a lovely view . Happy woyww Jill #3

JoZart said...

Lovely post Lisa! That's what WOYWW is all about... seeing your crafty exposee, sharing ideas (love those roses), the places you've visited (love the Lakes too) and making friends from all over the world. We've got it all. Happy 4th Blogaversary and tanks for being a part of it all.
I'm off with Flat Susan to Germany on Sunday, got a workshop on Saturday and I had an amazing time with Dolores in Ljubjana. Ain't life good!?
BTW I can recommend Slovenia for the perfect holiday for me and you... lakes, mountains, forests and lovely people. More pics from me of the hol soon.
Jo x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super pics, beautiful flowers and fun filled space. Take care Zo xx 79

Tracy said...

What fabulous flowers!

Tracy #55

Hettie said...

Hellooooooo! And you have a lickle Buttie from Wales too as a result of WOYWW!
Happy Anniversary!
Those flowers look great and that piccie of the LD is wonderful. I am averting my eyes from the ATCs you have had as I have not opened mine from Annie yet!

Beryl said...

Oh wow. Those flowers are fabulous. I can almost feel the softness of them. I bet they are light too.
Glad you enjoyed the Lake District. I've never been there but did have my first trip to the Peak District the other week. Wonderful.
Beryl xx

sandra de said...

Your atc collection is coming along very nicely. I think I recognise a few stamps from CS. Love love love the flowers... they seem to turn out perfectly with the paper you are using. It has been lovely catching up through woyww, I look forward to another year. Have a lovely week.
Sandra @83

Monica said...

I remember the Lake District and your photo brought back happy memories. it truly is one of the earth's beauty spots i will swap and i am finishing up
Monica 136

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Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Lisa

Interesting desk of goodies you have there! I spy a familiar ATC!

Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW.

Sarn #57xxx (Thanks for visiting me)

Laura said...

Ah, the loft - where toys go to rest! :)
I'm off to sniff out your email as you are my swap...

Jill said...

Wow Lisa those flowers are fabulous!

You are so lucky living so close to the Lake District, I so would like to up there walking.

Jill x

Alison Scott said...

Busy desk. Love those flowers.
Great photo too
Happy WOYWW 4th Birthday

Ria Gall said...

Hi Lisa
that paper makes amazing flowers wow just look at those. Lovely photo of the lakes
Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
Ria #49

Liz Black said...

Lovely ATC's you have there! Happy 4th Woyww Birthday and thanks for sharing. Liz@161

Lisa-Jane said...

Those flowers are fab! It really makes them extra special. I never tire of seeing people's creative spaces. Happy anniversary!

The Taming of the Glue said...

The flowers are beautiful and so are the ATC's you've received.
What a great photo. Happy belated 4th WOYWW. Pam#33

Sally H said...

Gorgeous flowers, Lisa! I had to smile at Freya's reluctance to part with things. It has been the opposite here over the past few weeks. Turning 16 means you don't need toys any more! Books, clothes and toys have filled bag after bag with me going 'Are you sure you want to part with it?!'

Minxy said...

For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
To view some desks and see what I can spy,
Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
Happy Belated WOYWW 4th Anniversary

Hugz Minxy #60

glitterandglue said...

Long, slow, breath, as I gaze at your photo of the Lake District - one of my favourite places, too. We were in Bowness a few weeks back, walking beside Windermere - just a gorgeous day! Thanks for the memories re-kindled. Have a great week.
Margaret #70

Claire Phillips said...

I'm with you on the Lake District - very lovely as are your gorgeous flowers...and that does look an industrious desk! Cheers Claire x

Robyn said...

lovely photos and those pink flowers are fab!
thanks for welcoming me and please come poke around my place.
Robyn 92

The Taming of the Glue said...

Wow! Those flowers are amazing! Love the photo...makes me wish I was there. Hugs. Pam#26

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Lisa,

Great ATCs! I was lucky enough to get one from Annie. I tried to be better organized this year for the swap but I'm afraid I may have flopped again!

Your flowers are BEAUTIFUL! I love them.

Thanks for visiting me already. I can't believe it's Monday and I'm STILL trying to visit desks..... life got in the way this weekend.

Kay (93)