Wednesday, 30 September 2009

WOYWW? And IIOA?

Well I can just about accept that it's Wednesday already, but October? Good grief Charlie Brown. It's a double good grief really - look at my desk, you'd think nothing creative had happened on it over the week, but believe me it's all good! Because I've been working on the calendar LOs for A Magnetic Year in a Day, I've had to tidy up in between so as not to double up on supplies used etc; it has caused me to work in a slightly more disciplined manner. Slightly. I still, as you can see, break the number one rule really, which is not to have a liquid on the desk. It has to be said that I have only experienced a problem with breaking this rule once 'in all my years as a scrapbooker'. It was my coffee, at a crop, and I managed to launch it across the table, the arc of liquid missed absolutely everything I owned and was working on and landed with a large and horrible splash on the front of the album which belonged to the friend sitting opposite. Just for once, I lucked out - the album was in its plastic cover and apart from soggy scrap paper, no harm done. Can you imagine. heart stopping stuff, I seem to recall that Angie knows only too well what I mean! This picture was taken at 10 o,clock this morning though, and I can't operate without a second coffee at about this time - I'd get a caffeine withdrawal headache! So my desk is not hugely intersting today, unless you want to extend the discussion about things we buy and don't use....the lovely Maya Road tins of chipboard shapes are a total case in point. As I had to dust the tins, I figure their 'new'ness has passed and I can get on and make use of my investment! It's rewarding to know after yesterdays post that lots of you have things you don't use, and to a greater extent I agree with Paige who commented that it reinforces your mojo to rediscover some forgotten tool. Sure reinforces the guilt too! Also fascinating to hear what you've got but don't use! I use all 3 sizes of Xyron, regularly. I use my silent setter still; I don't have a Big Bite so the long reach stuff is still done this way. I think I can blame the Cropadile for my lack of long reach embellishing actually! Linda never uses her Marvy Le Plumes - I wouldn't be without mine....I must use a core of colours every week. Of course, Tombow marched onto the scene and sorta stole the felt-tip show, but I still prefer Le Plume. At one stage (during the Shop years) I had a matching inkpad for every felt tip! Yum.
Come on then, be brave and show us your work area - doesn't have to be a desk, and it certainly doesn't have to be tidy - check some previous WOYWW posts to see that it's not normal for me! Leave a comment so we can swing by and gawp - love that!



24 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Unused Maya Road ... Now that is a sin :0) Please note that I said MYA ... coz that is the correct pronunciation don't ya know! As you have seen ... I have gone full frontal centre page desk top publishing today ... I feel like I am now amongst friends ... quite a liberating feeling I have to say ... and I did n't even feel the need to justify myself ... how cool is that?
My desk is here

Angie said...

Have to agree about the reinforced guilt when you sort through things. I love my Marvy le plume pens ...so many uses but again I keep rediscovering them.
I have dutifully done my WOYWW and you may be able to see that there are some more LO's in progress in amongst the mess. Remember you can only see part of the table lol

Angie said...

OOOPs forgot to say how much I love your Autumnal calender LO.xx

yvonne said...

Well i am rather late with this post today .. been out all day. well here is mine if you want to see... very good for me , don't you think ,lol

Come on Girl , you are letting the side down, get it all creative again , lol

helen miles said...

ooh the calendar's looking ace :)

just uploaded my workspace, off to look at everyone else's!

Kaz said...

Oohhh that's naughty not using your chippie shapes!! I have loads of stuff that haven't seen the light of day for a while too.

I've got my desk on show ~{here}~ Off for a nosey xx

ps thanks for the wipes, they worked a treat. Please could you email me your addy so I can send your images to you xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Only me :0) We have a new member ... she posted the link on my blog not yours ... so I have transported her over ...

http://liverpoollou.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Gosh!!!! they all look sooo tidy!!! I have taken a pic of my mess & entered for the first time....so brave haha

Take a look here

Sarah said...

Maya road, not used, oh my!!! but i am just as guilty :0)
My stash i have bought and never used is my craft robo - time now for a new home.
Desk is very organised, puts mine to shame.

NormaJean said...

Hi and guess what my desk is messy this week..lol
My Mess

Carmen said...

Oh, just been on 2 Scrap Ladies... those leaves are looking familiar ;) ;)

I must have missed yesterdays post. Naughty me, must go check it out. I've WOYWW'ed. Prepare yourself. It is my actual desk! Shock, horror!

Kaz said...

The big shiny thing on my desk is a paperweight, which comes in very handy at times!! xx

Susie Sugar said...

I love your calender Julia its beautiful
and your desk is so nice and clear I would love to have my desk right infront of the window like yours I might have to have a shuffle round.
This week you will be shocked at my mess but you did say in your post "it doesn''t have to be "Tidy" !!! lol The real me !!

I am off to cruise round everyone elses desk now and have a rummage
Have fun Love Susie xx

LadyBug said...

Oh My!!! I'm running a little late this evening. been busy sorting buttons :) I have to say Julia I join you every day with a coffee at my craft desk. Although It's safely over to one side in a very wide mug (hopefully to help with weight and balance) your October page is lovely! your cricut leaves are very pretty! lovely browns and oranges :)

allyf said...

Thanks to the lack of internet I have only just WOYWW'd.
I am with you on the Maya road chipboards, in fact I brought some just for the tins, I think they are much nicer than the contents.
:-)

Hazel said...

My photo is here - 'nuff said! x

Kathy said...

Oh Julia, a girl after my own heart. Got to have the coffee on my desk, got the unused tins of Maya Road (I hide mine though), got the le Plumes - but I rarely use them - you wouldn't believe the mess I can make with those things.

Nothing much happened on my desk on Wednesday, so I've put pics of the shelves above my desk on instead, just some of my flower collection
My WOYWW

Glen said...

WOW! I LOVE your calendar. It's so cool. I'm not at the stage where I want to share WOYWW just yet. When I've finished decorating my 'new' scraproom, then I shall be happy to share - even if it is messy! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your lovely work.

Kerry said...

Lovely calendar. September seemed to fly past.

voodoo vixen said...

I swear we were twins separated at birth... I have those Maya Road tins... and they are also un-used!! I keep looking at the tins and thinking... a mini book would fit in there....

Love to Doodle! said...

Love your LO...and I love Autumn - when it's not raining. The leaves on the trees are beautiful at the moment....especially as we had a warm September. Lets hope the strong winds stay clear....not that you started a discussion about trees...that was me.

Coffee....I have to have a freshly brewed pot on every day....after the school run in the morning, and to go with my marmite on toast (3rd course)....I've tried to go without, but things are just a bit fuzzy and it seems I need the boost....My craft room is at the top of the house, so it involves effort to carry things up there. I therefore quickly finish any creativeness (rare!) to get back down for a drink - and never tidy up after...unless someone is coming.

Koh-i-noor coloured pencils are my claim to fame for not using (yet). I keep meaning to, but I love copics/PM's and sometimes they just seem to suit some images better....that's my excuse. The real reason is I don't have time to make much - unless the housework gives...ooooer (quick look around)...no, it can't this week. However, I made a card the other day - woohoo! xx

xx

Jay said...

So I eventually found the missing-in-cyberspace photo I took yesterday and blogged my desk. I can't for the life of me remember (if I ever knew) how to do a link to my blog.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oop sorry I posted on Linda's blog :-/ It's just that I discovered WOYWW on her blog and though there is a link to here, I thought she still wanted a link to her blog IYKWIM! Anyway thanks for the comment Julia. When I read it I couldn't think of any fan I had on display let alone a basic grey one, till it dawned on my hehehe. The flowery red/orange thing is going to be a 'bottle doll' I'm a member of a cloth doll group where we make here but we often have challenges, one of which was to make a doll out of a bottle. I'm not happy with it so far, I think it's the colour. I did try to put some green on the flowers using a glimmery spray but it didn't really work.
Anne xx

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