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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013


Hello lovely desk hoppers and crafty people everywhere!

Today's desk hopping exploits are overseen as always by the Queen of all desks, the lovely Julia, so pop over and check in, link up and show off!

Okay my desk -

Piles of old photo wallets taken from Keagan's photo box all ready to be photographed.  Those of you who attended the WOYWW crop last year will remember my baby smash book I was starting to create for Keagan. Well I've already made the pages in the book for pregnancy up to 1st wk home so now I need to take pics for the next few months. I'm literally taking photos of the photos so that I have a digital copy. I tried scanning but the quality wasn't as good. 

Such a precious photo of my mum's mum (my Nan), she passed away in 2000 when Keagan was 18 mths old, she adored him and loved to chase him around to grab a cuddle whenever she could. 

This is the photo of the photo, pretty darned good. Now I can crop it and focus on the 2 important people and of course with the digital age I can tweak it so I have a fab photo. But all the originals will stay in the photo box for Keagan when he's older.

The other side of the desk. Usual things present and that huge photo box!  The light is fairly bright despite it being cloudy.

Right so that's me. I'm off to make a coffee. I confess I've not long got up so I'm just starting to get sorted for the day!

Will be back to visit as many of you as I can later.  I've got photos to take and an article to write today! 

Take care Zo xx


BJ said...

Super photo and lovely memories too. BJ#67

Helen said...

You have a few years to go to catch up then.... lol! Gorgeous pic of your mum with K, special memories indeed. Helen, 12

Winnie said...

What a great keepsake you are making! What a lovely pic of your nan and son. Such sweet memories. Glad you are getting sun! We haven't and today we got a sliver and we expecting sun and warmer 50 degree weather for Easter, so I am excited. Have a Happy Easter! Winnie#78

lisa said...

What a lovely photo of your Nan, Zoe. These baby photos are so precious and it'll make a lovely gift for your Son.
Hope you have a lovely Easter.
Hugs Lisax #60

sandee said...

That's amazing that scanning doesn't work better than taking a picture. I mean, it would seem to me that scanning would have worked better, so that shows what I know, lol So nice to have pictures and great memnories showcased in his smash book. Thanks for visiting my desk today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

My name is Cindy said...

Super photo of your nan. I've just had a load of digital photos done to do some scrapbooking but there are so many I don'y know where to start now!! Good luck with your project. Cindy #91

famfa said...

Great photo, lovely keepsake you are making
Famfa 111

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Aww, that photo is so lovely and so precious. An important part of Keagan's book. If you ever have a photo that's really dreadful, I have a techy wizard who amazing at photoshopping and has rescued photos that my friends thought were beyond rescuing. My DH is awesome!!
I'm looking forward to seeing you again'll be fun!
Hugs, LLJ 59 xxxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Zo, I do love that picture of your Nan with baby Keagan! Priceless! Thanks for sharing the tip about taking photos of the photos, rather than scanning. OMG, that scanning take forever longer, too.

And thanks for coming by earlier to visit me! Have a wonderful holiday weekend and week to come! Darnell #43

Clare with paint in her hair said...

What a wonderful photo! Will be a fabulous book when its done.

Lucy said...

That's a lovely idea you're doing. I look forward to the day when I get handed all the family photos so I may do something similar. Great pic of your nan! Happy Easter and thanks for sharing! Lucy #37 x

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Zo
love the photo, they are so special the ones of family now passed aren't they. You really are plodding on with the smash book, I stated one for GD Erin and have only managed 3 pages in nearly 2 years... she'll be 18 before I know it he he.
As I am allowed to be nosey, what are the 2 green bottle ssitting on the left (sound like a song !)
have a loveluy easter (and the end of lent ..yay)
janet #16

Carole Z said...

Hi Zoe, what a lovely photo, I have such a backlog of scrapbooking it's scary! Happy WOYWW, Carole Z #116

Zoe Ford said...

Ooh another Zoe! :-) I must say, your desk looks immaculately tidy! What a wonderful idea to create a photo box, that's going to be a very treasured item indeed.
Zoe @ Top Floor Treasures #125

Daniella said...

Hello my WOYWW friend!! LOL!! That was so cute!! Thank you!
That picture of your Nan and Keegan is so beautiful! It actually brought tears to my eyes. You can see the love she had right through that picture and through the computer!! Your hard work will be so worth it! This project will be amazing!!

Di said...

Aaah, Zo, what a precious photo of your Gran. I know just what you mean about taking photos of photos rather than scanning, I get better results that way too.

Thank you so much for calling by - belated Happy WOYWW and a Happy Easter my little friend :) Hugs, Di xx #51

Debs Willis said...

Hi Zo, great photo of the photo! My DH spent a lot of time doing the same with his parents old photos, works great with digital cameras. Love your smash book, sounds like a long way still to go but lots of fun and memories along the way - that's what I love about scrapbooking, you get to relive all those memories :-)

happy woyww

Debs #90

Queenie Jeannie said...

You did a marvelous job on that!! Awesome!! I don't think I'd have the patience to tackle that huge box of photos, lol!

Happy Easter!

Julia Dunnit said...

Blimming late this week Zoe, but no less pleased to see ya! Love what you're doing for Keagan...I know the pleasure is in the fdoing for us, but it will be so valuable! What impresses me most is that you're doing it chronologically...I've tried that. OMG I was bored witless. Why is that?!!

Alison Scott said...

Great photos of Keagan and Gran.
You've got plenty time to complete his album.
I like the idea of copying the I'm late coming roundotos and giving him the originals when old enough to appreciate the history.
I'm late coming round this week.