What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday #588

on my desk…

Hello, my crafty friends! It’s Wednesday and you know what time it is. Time to snoop. For those of you that aren’t familiar with WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday), head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world where we get to snoop on other crafter’s desks.

First, I have to apologize because for the first time, I did not visit anyone’s desk last week accept Julia’s and I didn’t even have time to leave our fearless leader a comment. As you know, I have been trying to increase my inventory so that I can reopen my shop. I have been working on that and then my husband and I decided to turn our guest bedroom into a room for my oldest who turns 17 this month. Great idea you say? Well yes, it is, however our guest room that hasn’t been used since this pandemic started has become, shall I say a catchall room. I still have to clear out the closet but the room is finally free of my crap. Much of it we took in a few trips to our local thrift store and the remainder is in my living room waiting out its fate. I am surprised I did not get a call from the TV show Hoarders!!! It’s that bad. So when we finish it I will be sure to share some photos. So I have not been free to visit you all this past week.

My desk is a hot mess this week because I am not a neat crafter. I would love to be but when ideas are brewing, I tend to jump around from project to project and then my desk gets cluttered.

Fortunately, I was able to attend my weekly craft Zoom session on Saturday and start working on some fall card designs. We started at 1 pm and I got off at nearly 10 pm! It’s really great.

Above are two pre-ordered new-release books I have been waiting for a few to arrive. I read Yaa Gyasi’s debut, “Homegoing” last year and looked forward to her next book. The other book is an author that has a big backlist that I haven’t read but this is her first try at the mystery genre. So it will be my introduction to her writing and then I will work back.

The last picture I will leave you with is two cards completed and below is a sheet I am testing out color combos to create card variations. Other than that I am well and hoping to redeem myself with desk visits this week.

Happy crafting my friends and stay well.



  1. Lovely cards, Belinda. I must look up Yaa Gyasi. Do you know Eliot Pattison’s inspector Shan series, set in Tibet? My favourite books. The first one is the Skull Mantra
    I’d struggle to turn our back bedroom back into a bedroom now!
    Have a good week. I don’t know why this font is turning up. I hope it’s readable.
    Lynnecrafts no 4

  2. That image is really cute and you color in so nicely ~ Great fall cards. I have a catchall room too, it’s amazing what one can stash in a year’s time! I’m sure your teen will appreciate the transformation and you the purging of stuff.

  3. Oh my but your desk is busy! Love you coloring! Hope you get all accomplished that you need! Have a great week!
    Carol N #8

  4. You’ve had a busy week then but I bet you feel better now you’ve shifted some stuff out of that room! Love the colouring of your card images, the shading is great. Hope you enjoy those novels!
    Hug sLLJ 9 xxx

  5. It sounds as if you are mega-busy, Belinda! I keep saying I must clear the rubbish out of this house but somehow it never gets done… My studio has become a general dumping ground of late and it offends me to go in there lol! Lovely cards – the boot and flowers image is charming.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #2

  6. loving the boots on those cards. well done on getting clear of some stuff! Helen #16 on the new list

  7. Those wellie cards are gorgeous. I have no room to comment about neatness although my desk is quite clear today. which is quite unusual. Thanks for the lovely comment over at mine and happy crafty woyww, Angela Xnow 13X

  8. Heather Marshall says

    Hi Belinda, great cards, your colouring is fab. Love the boot – I have a boot stamp but it’s just plain, yours is far prettier. I’m not a neat crafter either – I jump from one thing to another. My craft room/home office is also my guest room, so I do frequently have a blitz and clear my desk, or my grandchildren would find the glue and glitter and all hell would break loose! If they aren’t sleeping over for a while, which has been the case quite a bit with Covid lockdowns, I have let the mess build up. Have a lovely week, take care, Heather xx #14

  9. Hope the room is sorted soon and you find a home for all the items you have had to move Belinda. Love the colours on those wellies (rubber boots). Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #22

  10. Oh it just feels like Hoarders …..I too have lots of issues with “TOO MUCH” saving, thinking I’ll use it etc. If I go to garage sales and see anything I have and think wow, I get home and out it goes !!! I do donate. It’s a good feeling when things are cleared.
    Love your boot photos. Great colors and ideas. Stay Save enjoy a good weekend

  11. Carolyn Staton says

    I love those cards – such fun! I also love the busy desk – mine looks like that in the midst of a crafting session but it all has to be put away again immediately afterwards because apart from the occasional day I am still working at home. Happy Belated WOYWW> Take care and stay safe, With love & God Bless. Caro xxx (#6)

  12. Thank you for your lovely comment, Belinda! So glad you enjoyed my post. It was very much a last minute decision to do the variegated background, after seeing something similar on TV, and I’m really glad I did. It’s progressing well, and I think it looks a lot more interesting than a single flat colour. I’m glad you liked my Romanian outfit too! We love quinoa and eat quite a bit of it The millet, cooked as per that recipe, has a different texture. If you cook it with more water, it comes out like porridge but I haven’t tried this. We eat a lot of whole grains and it’s nice to find some new ones!

    Hope you are having a good week.
    Shoshi x

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