Wednesday, 11 November 2009

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday

Good grief, is it Wednesday already? (tempting this one - GGIIWA?). Of course, I know it is. Mr Dunnit left ridiculously early this morning, and by six o,clock instead of lying in my warm comfortable sanctuary of a bed thinking about the things that I need to do, I decided to get up and actually do some of them. Go me. So by the time Miss Dunnit and I set off for College, I'd washed the kitchen floor, dealt with the washing and tidied up the lounge after last night. I was making pom-poms with ribbon and tinsel and the mess - it looked as though someone had shredded a 2 metre length of tinsel into a perfect arc around my chair. Which to be honest, is what had happened. Plan B then, I think. Anyway, while Miss Dunnit was snoozing, I took a photo of my desk, because I thought today I would do a before and after. Last night I had to tidy up - it was monstrous; so early this morning it shows signs of the normality that belies the mess I know is coming!

But you can still see some things of vague interest - at the back leaning against the wooden card holder is a bunch of cards - for tomorrow's workshop and the week after. Actually using the card holder is obviously not what I had in mind when I whinged at Mr Dunnit to make it for me. There's the inevitable but new, larger basket of stamps to be cleaned. A load of peelings from the double sided tape - I don't know why. And even more inevitably, there are 3 pairs of scissors. Can you see my new Christmas Tree die by Quickutz? I've been coveting it for ages, and gave in yesterday. Well, a commission for 80 cards won't be as much fun if I'm not on the moral high ground using up scraps and making them christmassy in one fell swoop, huh! There's my dotty notebook too - a gift from Lyn. It's my oh so technical bookings book, to record Crop and 2 Scrap Ladies bookings, deposits and blah. Much easier to haul around than a PC and so much quicker to make a note in when someone thrusts an amount of cash at me to pay off or toward this or that. My excuse for being a Luddite. Works for me! So at the risk of shameless self promotion, I'll post a photo later, when the light's better and creativity has visited my workdesk. Ha!


Well here it is at cup of tea time..about 3.15 - I dunno about creativity, but I've done a few bits - according to the picture, I've used more tape! The wooden card holder is in use too, guilt and a tidy desk got the better of me! Am enjoying having a rummage through your WOYWWs - keep 'em coming!

33 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Your desk is looking mighty fine ... I can't stop I have hair to arrange in time for my outting :0)
I have partook in WOYWW here though :0)

Milliesmarvels said...

What a nice tidy desk! The quickcutz shape looks v yummy!
My desk is very boring today, you can see it here!
Jane
x

Wipso said...

I just love being part of the WOYWW and nosing round everyones craft space. I dont always have a card making space to show and tell but really love the interest shown to my creative world. It's puppets for my blog today but am now working on my advent calendars so they will come next. A x

Wipso said...

Oops forgot to put link....
http://wipso-astitchintime.blogspot.com/

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Will try to remember to visit later Julia to have another nosey after you've been busy :) Mine's messier today
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Julia, I use UHU for most things - though not felt. You could get a large tube for £1 at Poundland now you just get 60mls for £1, how stingy is that LOL It doesn't buckle paper, but is a bit 'stringy' IYKWIM
Anne xx

Hels said...

I so want to join in and show you my desk..but you would be shamed by it...there is not a scrap of mess anywhere...cos I tidied it up last night...first time in months but it is very barren now...seems like a good excuse to go and make a mess..maybe one day i will show you mine ROFL x

Susie Sugar said...

Oh you have been busy this morning mrs...... Time for a coffee break me thinks !! lol if only you were just a few miles closer we could share the pot and a cream bun or 2 !! lol
But as we are not near enough to share coffee then we will have to make do with sharing desks so Here’s Mine
Looking forward to seeing more photos later
Love Susie xx

Carmen said...

Erm... here's me... sort of.

I'll definitely be back later for another nosey :D

Yvonne said...

Oh i do hope you have had some "chill time".
Yes got to say , very dark outside! Table looking very tidy ( bet it isnt now, lol) Good old DST peeling , just what i love to see!

Neenie said...

A very tidy desk there, Julia! Well done, you. I see your scrap box is still as overflowing as ever - better get that Quickutz tree in action, pronto! Would love to see it in it's full glory, though. I would've photo'd mine today but, alas, my camera battery has passed away and I can't find the charger - it's a thorough disgrace, anyway. So much so, that I'm going to clean it right now! :)

Kit said...

wow thats one busy looking workspace :o) I work best when everythings a mess

Mole said...

Another excellent workspace, as 'tidy' and organised as mine!!!!!!!

Wendy said...

Its great to see others crafters desks get a messy as mine, this is fun.
if you would like to see mine its on my blog
http://wendyscraftingtimes.blogspot.com/

Kaz said...

So glad to see the return to normal on the second photo. I think the DST papers breed you know. The ones I have only seem to breed on the floor though.

Well done on being organised so early in the morning, you mad fool!!!

My desk is ~{here}~ xxx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Its great having a nosey about on peoples desks lol, you find your self moving closer into the screen going ooooo and ah lol
Love your paddling avatar photo too :0)

Sam said...

Hmmm - I have a horrible feeling that I have just left a comment on the wrong post about WOYWW - is this blog the official WOYWW place? If so - oops - my photos are over here!

Sam said...

and I also forgot to add that your desk is still relatively tidy!! It could have been worse I am sure!! ;-)

Donna said...

It's all about messy though isn,t it? I hate it when mine is tidy, it's just not the order of things in Crafting!
My Mess

LadyBug said...

Gosh! I'm not doing very well again this week! I seem to get on here later and later each time :( Life just doesn't seem to understand how important wednesdays are to me!!! So I love the look of the chrimbo tree dye and will look out for your completed cards made using it! I have just blogged http://ladybird-ladybird-paige.blogspot.com/
need to hop off about at everyone else's now.

Susan said...

Heres my desk this evening! Julia your second picture of your desk looks more like fun! Hope everyone is being busy! Off for a nosey!
Until next week!
SuzyX

Lyn said...

I recognise those spots - glad you have found a good use for it! I am a bad, bad crafter - I haven't done any lately due to work. How sucky is that? Hmmmmm .... new die ..... mmmmmmmmm - Me likey!

Pam said...

Looks like you've been keeping busy. I promise mine is a bit more interesting than last week (only Just) and I did finally wash up my wine glass!! Hugs Pam x

Ann said...

Hi Julia,
You can take 'the moral high ground' twice today - once for intending to use up your scraps on cardmaking (but we've yet to see the evidence!) and secondly, for being up and about before everyone else!
That die looks very interesting actually - but no! I can't buy more Christmas craft stuff!!
My WOYWW is here http://cupboardcrafter.blogspot.com/2009/11/woyww_11.html
Thanks for dropping by already.

Pam said...

Glad you like my ribbon organiser my husband was a bit peeved when I stole the kitchen roll holder but he prefers that to the other house hold item I use for the ribbon that isn't on rolls I'll take my picture from the other angle next week and then you can have a good laugh! The rubber is one I acquired from my son (say no more!) and the chinese bowl is full of bits and bob the cars are craft paper cut using nesties which I haven't used yet!!!

Donna said...

Lol........Julia! OK, Ok.....Promarkers are in the colour labelled drawers! They were annoying me being all together in one big pot, having to delve in about 12 times before I found the colour I wanted! Seems to be a better system now!
Donna x

Angie said...

I have a moan ...why cant I 'click to enlarge' this week ...and have a good nose around lol. How the H*** do you get so much done so early in the morning ....it takes me half an hour to get my eyes open. Like the new title for the Wednesday meeting.
I finally did my WOYWW ...tried three times but got interupted. Off to make a coffee and have a nose around. xx

Vicky said...

Hiya, IT' DONNA'S fault I am posting my desk....., The one on about her drawer's...lol...
x
Vicky

Jay said...

You're busy today, it's not even light yet (in your photo).
I've tried to get a sneak preview of the workshop cards, didn't work!
My desk is here http://jay-dailydeliberations.blogspot.com/ (still didn't work out how to do the link thing Julia sorry)

my5bratz said...

i thought 7.30 was too early to get up..lol

posted pic of my desk for you to scrutinise..lol

Milliesmarvels said...

Hello, just popping in to let you know there is a little something on my blog for you today.
Jane
x

Kathy said...

Love the before and after shots Julia!

My before would be a mess and my after would be more of a mess.
I'm late this week - I did take my photo yesterday morning, but I was busy all day and didn't get to blog it - it's there now though.

Chrissie said...

Pretty darn good I think Julia, hardly any more mess at all!
I can only be this encouraging because I haven't got the technical skill to use a camera, so can't show you my workspace (thank heaven!) and DH gets enough hassle photographing my cards, couldn't possibly ask him to snap the table too.
Actually he probably would, but I don't think I've got the courage to explain to him why I would want him to!