Wednesday, 24 October 2018

WOYWW 490

Happy WOYWW again - the day we meet at Julia's and share our crafty spaces.

Trouble is, nothing has happened here since last week!  I can't share my untouched Christmas cards again but I couldn't bear not to join in as I haven't missed a week in years.

so, time to 'fess up, a staged desk!  well, a staged floor....

 a journal page I did for the France Papillon challenge (I must be 8 weeks behind at least) and I haven't done any for ages now, not even a single layer .   (and I can't even remember if I already shared this...but it's the last one that is finished!)

this was a week where the prompt was 'my ideal day'  which, you won't be surprised to hear, featured Kew Gardens (for last Saturday's visit see here)  My reference to emergency party shopping the previous week intrigued some of you... accessorising for a dress to wear to a party at my boss's last Saturday - so no, Jan, no thigh high boots!   but I still managed a few hours at Kew in the sunshine in the morning.   

oh, and the party was great - I amazed my work colleagues by dancing (badly, have no sense of rhythm - I'd be rubbish on Strictly!) for most of the evening, 

so, my staged desk.  hopefully next week, something else will have happened to share properly! 

Neet wanted to see a pic of the new party dress... well it's about 20 (at least ) years old  and only a poor selfie as there is no-one to take one of me here...

29 comments:

Sarah Brennan said...

Love the colours on the journal page Helen, they really go with the theme. Glad you had a good time at the party. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Neet said...

Glad someone else has nothing to show but wants to join in anyhow. At least you found a journal page to show us - maybe another week I will have something to show.
What about this new party dress - any pictures of you dressed up to go?
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Don't you be so hard on yourself Helen, it's what's on your work space and you've shown just that.. even though it may have been a few weeks back it's still something creative and I love your dedication to Kew.
Super selfie, you have me thinking about the line *Dance like no one is watching* now.
Happy WOYWW & Thank you for your kind words.
HUgs Tracey #5

Julia Dunnit said...

You looked fab in your frock, as I said on FB..a grown up night out, we aren’t used to those! Dance like no one’s watching...bet you have a stamp with that on somewhere in your collection! It’s a wonder you’ve had time to even open a journal these ast few weeks...as long as the weather’s been good, you’ve been making the most and I don’t blame you at all.Apparently winter is coming this weekend. For me, if it lasts a weekend it’ll be too long. I could happily live with a lot more of this autumn! Haven’t seen that particular journal page before (according to my memory) and it’s very lovely, perfect colour capture.

Shoshi said...

I love your Kew page, Helen - fabulous autumn colours, and your party dress is gorgeous!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #9

Annie said...

It’s good to hear you enjoyed your party....well done you for dancing too.
There’s is a Premier Inn close to the train station in Shrewsbury and if need be the bus station is right next door. Hope that helps.
Hugs,
Annie x #10

Angela Radford said...

Pleased to hear the party went well and you look great. Gorgeous journal pages and the obvious choice of theme, naturally. Have a lovely creative week, hopefully! and happy woyww, Angela x11x

Neet said...

So sorry, I had read it as "new dress" and not as you accessorising the dress with something new. Not surprised you wore that dress from your wardrobe, the colour is fab and so suits your hair colour. A wise choice and one to keep for the future.
Thanks for the pic.
Hugs, Neet xxz

Christine said...

Love the Autumn colours on your page and that dress looks wow! Just the right colour for you.
Have a good week
Christine #15

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, loving the warm colours of that journal page. Saw the party photo, you looked fab! Gorgeous dark Teal dress. Awesome. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 X

Marit said...

I love the warm colors of the Autumn spread and I LOVE the blue-ish, grey-ish dress... it looks awesome on you! I haven't danced in years either... last time I can remember was in the living room with my son standing on my feet, he must have been 3 (he's 26 now) and the song was a Mink/Willy deVille one... Spanisch stroll maybe? Aaah, good memories! Happy woyww and a big hug from rather chilly and grey Holland. Marit #19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love dancing and am always first on the dance floor at parties, channelling my inner Disco Diva!! Love the colour of your dress, so what if it's old, if you feel good in it then that's all that matters. Glad you had a great time!
Hugs LLJ 13 xxxx

StampinCarol said...

Love the colors of your journal!
And your dress is very pretty! Sounds like you had a great time!!
Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #22

Lindart said...

You go girl! Dance like there's no tomorrow! Glad you had a good time at the party. Your journal page looks great, I love the background you did! Have a great week, Lindart #28

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, I think we all have weeks where there is very little to report even if it seems it's been a busy one. Your dress looks lovely ... I'd love it if I had a party dress - even a 20 year old one - but, as nothing from that far back would fit any longer, I don't. Have another great week. Elizabeth x #26

Sue said...

Hi Helen, Love your journal page and not surprised it was Kew.

You look lovely in your posh dress.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #6

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Helen, I love the colors of the finished page and your party dress too :)
~Stacy #25

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

A beautiful posh frock. It really suits you and I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Maggie #18 xx

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Helen, enjoy the weather and Kew - crafting can wait. Love your party dress, and I'll echo some other comments- dance like no one is watching! Life is too short, as many of us have discovered. Thanks for stopping by earlier, I know I have set myself a challenge with the quilts, but that's part of the fun! Have a lovely week Heather x #8

Diana Taylor said...

Your pages are fabulous Helen, and I love the way the foliage is branching over the word Kew - gorgeous warm colours too. The party pic is great and there's nothing like having an old favourite in the wardrobe that you can always rely on to make you feel good.
Hope you have a great week,
Diana x #17

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your return visit, Helen, and for "supporting me" re the "support" garments lol!! It is incredibly frustrating because one is left so powerless and is dealing with faceless people who show very little sense of responsibility. The rep is lovely and she was scared I'd take my frustration out on her, which I would never do! She's done all she was supposed to do and it's the people who actually make them up that are the problem. I have often unravelled knitting and re-used the wool - I suppose I inherited a certain "make do and mend" attitude from my mum and dad who lived through the war years! I hate wasting stuff and if you can give a garment a new lease of life, it's worth it.

Shoshi

Kelly said...

Good morning, Helen. Lovely journal page. You are always busy with fun stuff. Would love to see Kew Gardens in person. Thank you for the visit yesterday. The warm temperatures of the past two days vanished. We 'may' see 50* today. We've already had rain so everything is damp and chilly beneath an overcast sky. Migraine yesterday prevented me from getting out in the nice weather. Guess where I'm headed today? LOL Creative Blessings! Kelly #27

Angie said...

Nice journal page and you know sometimes we all need a break right! Thanks for the visit! Angie #24

Kyla said...

With all your trips to Kew (and your posh work do, looking fabulous) I am not surprised the journal needs catching up (I am a few days behind with Inktober too).
Kyla

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Who cares if you have no rhythm. At least you got out there and danced, which is more than some, I bet. You look wonderful in your dress. LOVED the selfie and still loving your red hair.

Belinda said...

Lovely dress Helen! Staged desk works for me! I have been trying to participate in WOYWW at least every other week. It helps because I sure feel like weeks wiz by and life takes over and my crafties get neglected. Have a blessed day and thanks for the visit!
Belinda #29

craftytrog said...

Looking very glam Helen! That's a lovely Autumn spread too.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I have to confess to whizzing through the pages I hadn't seen! I still want to find time to go to Kew and Hampton Court - maybe later in the week!!! The journal page looks tempting! Hugs,Chris

butterfly said...

The golden glow of the leafy pages is just wonderful - and you look fab all dressed up.
Alison x