Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WHAT'S ON YOUR WORKDESK WEDNESDAY???

Well goodness, gracious me...scrape me off the floor...'tis a miracle. After many mummy months of missing in action I am returning to the realms of WOYWW? I have always been a very much 'on the go' type of gal, had a career in theatre and I really thought I knew what tired and busy felt like. Then I had a baby... Which has caused me to redefine rather a lot of words in my dictionary of life. Tidy being top of the list... I must say my house is not quite as bad as my desk but I wouldn't put any money on it long term....
After a fabulous long stint of designing for Simon Says Stamp & Show, I have decided to step down from DT land, go down a crafting gear and just be a mum.... AND rekindle the pleasure of doing a bit of inky stuff just for me. I really hope I can find my WOYWW groove again as it is always such a welcoming and fun place to hang out in! Whatever state life and crafting finds you in...

My fingers are still recovering from many years of vintage, grungy crafting so I  decided to visit the opposite spectrum and with a CAS card for an old crafty haunt of mine "Less is More". .
I figured I could soon whip up a card in my ultra-skinny free time but I had forgotten that white space and my desk had parted company many moons ago. The theme is a birthday card for Jen Nelson. Very different to my normal style but I loved it all the same and it was all for fun, so that is a good start to my new 'go with the flow' crafting journey...
And here is the reason for the shift in my universe... a familiar face to many vintage WOYWWers... my Ruby who just turned one last week Loves to clap, hates to nap, on the go, never slow, can't stop talking and started walking! Still a charmer and full time bag of beans until late each night. Yaaaaawn. Gets away with everything with that face.
Well, I am still in shock that I have managed this post so I shall depart in a state of elation and see you all soon...
Happy WOYWWing to all! Sarah.

19 comments:

Peggy Parker said...

What a cheerful card! And Ruby is divine - she looks so happy!

RosA said...

Ruby is such a cutie!
Your desk is hardly untidy, just creative! Distress ink pads on my desk too :)
RosA # 11

The Taming of the Glue said...

What a little sweetie...no wonder she gets away with running you ragged! The card is gorgeous, it's so difficult to move away from lots of inking. Hugs. Pam#28

Annie said...

Oh how lovely to see you joining in again and wow where has that time gone? Ruby is all grown up and is such a cutie. They certainly do come into your life and turn it upside down dont they? The sleepless nights will all be worth it I'm sure. She is just gorgeous.
Hugs,
A x # 62

Helen said...

Welcome back to WOYWW and especially for sharing the picture of Ruby - she is beautiful! Love your CAS card - it is certainly a different style for you! Helen, #7

Paula Knall said...

Lovely card Sarah, the silhouette is really stunning. The baby is pretty cute too! Paula xxx

Michelle Webb said...

Little Ruby is getting so big now, and what a smiler, she's lovely. I've missed seeing your creative desk, I love the fab photography too. Looks like your getting back to what you loved about crafting in the first place. Good for you. DT's are fun but also hard to keep up with. Enjoy more time with Ruby. Michelle x

Candace said...

love the simplicity of the card

CraftygasheadZo said...

One!! Wow I remember when you had Ruby, where had that year gone. Yes being a mum redefines many words. I won't lie, it doesn't get easier, just different! My boy with be 15 this year so a whole new set of teen challenges to deal with! Enjoy crafting for you. Take care Zo xx 75

Twiglet said...

Well that smile has made my day - I can't believe she is one already. Enjoy every minute - my little girl got married this year -age 33 and those years have flown by!! x Jo

SusanK said...

Gorgeous card but a stunning little girl! You rock, mom!

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Sarah - what a lovely card and Ruby is adorable... welcome back to WOYWW - I have only been around a few weeks and I just love it... Happy WOYWW - Mxx #99

ike said...

Oh, such a cutie. Ruby is divine !!!
Love your CAS card ...... I can't do CAS :-) LoL
Happy WOYWW

IKE xx #35

lisa said...

Fantastic to see you back, Sarah and look at Ruby, she's never a year old already. She's just adorable. You must be so proud.
I'm really glad you are making time to "just be a Mum" People always said to me make the most of them as they grow so fast and now I know it's true. My baby is 12 and that went in a blink of an eye. Treasure every moment.
Love your CAS card, a very different direction for you, but still gorgeous.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #76

Marit said...

Sounds like you had a life-shifting year and yes, little creatures do that ;) (I am a 'veteran' though - my son turns 21 next week, eeckkkk...) Hope you can find your own groove in dividing your time between all your tasks and time for yourself. (that IS important!) Welcome back to blogging... Happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #91

Dianne said...

Your desk looks well used an oh so much fun there Plain and simple is sometime the way to go, with that adorable little Princess Ruby it must be hard to craft till she is in bed:),happy wow,thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..
Dianne #97

Krisha said...

She is ADORABLE!!! Look at the twinkle is her eyes! Good job Mum!!
Krisha #12

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hi there Sarah! Good grief, I can't believe that Ruby is one already...where did that year go??? She is a pip...got a lovely face :-)
It's great to see you back!
Hugs, LLJ 31 xx

Jay reid said...

ruby looks adorable bless her, love your desk lots of craftyness going on, thanks for the snoop

Happy WOYWW
Jay NO.65