Wednesday, 17 February 2010

IIWA? What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?

Good grief, half terms seems to have accelerated the week. I'm delighted to offer you a double whammy this week! Actually it comes in the form of making up for genuinely bad photos of my work space today. When I switched my camera on this morning, it told me that the memory card is locked. Well I didn't lock it - well, I didn't deliberately lock it.......And as it was empty bar a couple of photos of cards for goodness sake, why would I lock up 4 gigs of memory. Man, I'm a bit cross about that. Anyhoo, Miss Dunnit is up and around already and lent me her camera...but I am unable to refine the settings in the time I have before real life takes over this morning!
Remember on Monday I went to see The Colonial? Here's her desk. Fair to say that she works in the 'push back' style so that she has a square inch of space on her cutting mat. Works for so many. But it's a great desk..full of stuff you want to look at, I can assure you. I did not ask permission to swing, she seemed nervous at my photographing this! But of course, eventually she'll let me. Start slow and sweet....!















And mine is here..over exposed and not very exciting! The magazine has been pushed back to let me work on the glass mat - I must have been cutting with a scalpel..I use the magazine when I'm inking papers etc..saves me having to clean the mat. The faithful bottle of Primas is still there, just behind the buttons; neither have been used this week at all, but if they're in my line of vision, you never know! I've been adding some more stuff to the the 12 of 16 album; I actually cut into the A3 polka dot acrylic sheet I bought from Paperchase to make a page. I've had it 3 months, and it's getting in the way now! No doubt you'll see the pages when done - I do hate a blog post without a picture!
And here's the left hand swing again...a bit further left this time, you can still see the ribbon jar which was the edge of last week's 'swing', and I've opened the other two cupboards so you can see my papers and, on the bottom right shelf, terrible punch storage! So now you can also see where I'm sitting as I type this rubbish. It's a terrible photo, but, I guess as its not exactly the most interesting of subjects, it won't matter too much!

So, come on then - show us your workdesk/lap tray/sofa/floor - whatever surface you work on; we want to see what you've got , what you're doing and to a certain extent, where you store it all! Put a photo on your blog and then leave a comment here to tell us where to find you. Be warned, we'll come and look! There's a badge on the top left of this blog if you want to erm, go public as a WOYWWer.

59 comments:

Artyjen said...

Think I am loving the push back style myself!! LOL Here is mine.
xoxo

Gez said...

I am loving the push back style too!haha... my humble washer is here again! Gez.xx

Nicks said...

Push back style... love it, i am deffo a push back girl!
I have swung this week... still having palpitations!
My desk today

Clare said...

Hi Julie,

I think I would struggle to work in the "push back" style.

here's mine

Clare x

Clare said...

Sorry, I meant to type "Hi Julia" - I hope I did not offend you!
x

Ikki said...

Hi Julia, push back style!!! I know what that is - done it myself because in the midst of a project nothing else would work unless you had a massive work desk. Love your idea of the mag for stamping - I struggle to keep cards clean and myself for that matter. By the way - would love to get into your ribbon jar!!! ikki

Anne said...

I think I would get on with your friend - I too am a big fan of the "push back" method of crafting (love that phrase!).

I think I might love that red polka dot acrylic. Seriously fabulous.

Tell us about the picture on your wall. Gosh, i'm so nosey!

Happy Wednesday!

Wipso said...

If you check out my blog I can'd get away with the 'push back' method but if given the choice.... :-)
Mine is here...
http://wipso-astitchintime.blogspot.com/
A x
p.s dont forget it's the last week in the Gift Draw for any of those who haven't joined in yet :-)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ah most of us work in the 'push-back' manner at times hehe. I've seen people using glass cutting mats, but I'd have thought they'd blunt craft knives/scalpels more quickly? ah exciting that phot may not be but where would we be without our papers ;) My 'desk' is the 2nd post down on my blog as I've put the photo guessing game back at the top for those who would like to satisfy their curiosity and find out just which one was me ;)
Anne xx

Chrissie said...

I have a degree in 'push back' In fact I think I was the inventor!
Now and again, all of the accumulated pushed back stuff gets binned, but for the most part it just sits there!
I'm still v. envious of that storage!
Take a look my desk is here
Chrissie

Rosie said...

Oh poo, I tried to post a proper link and blogger promptly ate it! Loving the "push back" concept even if it does send shivers of horror down my spine ...

Yes that punch storage is a disgrace! My advice is get em out and hang them on the wall where you can see wot you got!

My desk is at http://atcexchange.blogspot.com

Helen said...

Hi, all.

I am in a bit of a rush today (doing this from the office at lunchtime) so I can't leave individual comments, but everyone looks very neat so far. As I explained last week I don't have a digital camera and have to rely on "print" when I am going out and about with my film camera, so thare are no further instalments of my drawers - I had SO many lovely comments last week - thank you all - and would dearly love to be able to let you all in for a rummage - but as you probably guessed, there ain't much room!!!! So I am sorry, but no inside peaks of anything this week. What is on my workspace-on-the-floor, though,is the dragonfly tag from the post before last (that's just to make you look at the whole blog, lol!!) which I haven't finished yet. I will try and get round the rest of you later.
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.com

Twiglet said...

Not much on my desk except for the gorgeous little cardy I am knitting. I have swung round to reveal a shelf or two but don't get excited - I am not as well endowed as Wipso - er I mean that in the storage capacity - tho thinking about it .....

Yvonne said...

And what is wrong with the push back method, I live by that rule!

Now on to your fab desk, coffee, best jar in town! Love that little shoe with the pins in .. how sweet!

Kerry said...

I tend to work in little spaces too. For some reason I seem to have a block when my desk is clean lol
Here is my pic for this week http://creationsbykerry.blogspot.com/

butlersabroad said...

For some reason I hadn't realised the scale of that ribbon jar last week! It's "awesome" as Americans are wont to say. I too am curious about the picture hanging on the wall, your family? Your desk looks very industrious today, I have no comment to make about your friends though!!

Here's my desk and another swing.

Brenda

SueH said...

Morning stranger….did you miss me?
Thought I’d better show my face today seeing as I’ve missed the last three weeks (hangs her head in shame)

Oh, that first shot so reminds me how my desk looks most of the time…..but not today I’m pleased to say!
You can see it Here

I’m thinking that I may need to invest on one of those glass mats; especially my one is all buckles where I left it leaning up against the radiator last night when I shifted off the table for something and forgot all about it. I can’t get to go back flat again now.

Sue
x

Toucan Scraps said...

great picture on your wall!
Here's my temporary workdesk for the day
http://colestoucan.blogspot.com/2010/02/work-desk-and-blogwear.html

Sarah said...

I'm still keeping up and loving the fact that it allows me to be nosey and get a look at other people's spaces as they really use them rather than the neat image we'd like to give people. My desk can be found at http://craftamongthelandrovers.blogspot.com/2010/02/special-day.html

Sarah

Susie Sugar said...

No Push back for me this week I'm tidy-ish !! after my tiddal wave of super glue I had no choice but to tidy up so Here's is my desk.
I'm loving the red handbag shaped (book?) thing on miss Dunnits desk this week and I want your shelves for easy access to my 12"x12" papers mine are all away in boxes I will have too swing the camera next week too show & tell !! he he
Hugs Susie xx

patcrafts said...

I couldn't work in push back style, I am usually tidy but each to his own. You will find my work desk on http://www.patacake-patcrafts.blogspot.com/

Wipso said...

Love your work spaces and have to agree Ikea has all the answers for storage. Just love it.
If you'd like to pop over to our blog shop you might like to join in the Gift draw.
http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
A x

Wipso said...

Oh bum that last comment was meant to have gone in another blog comment box. Sorry Julai I think my computer has a mind of it's own this afternoon
A x

Pam said...

I recognise that push back style(!) I've pictured my desk but no swing it just not very interesting! Here it is!

Hugs Pam

Paula Gale said...

Yooo hooooo.... I'm here - a bit later than usual but my sister has been and I had to give her a personal one to one tutorial on the handmade flowers. Anyhoo - i've blogged my workspace and it over in the playground ready to view.

Julia - you seriously need to get another jar for your ribbons - what if you need the ribbon right at the bottom... I've used the push back method this morning... Internet was down for most of day yesterday so made more roses, when I was back on line I couldn't be bothered to tidy up first - so I lika your push back method!!!

Righto - off to grab a coffe then start from the top of your comments and visit each in WOYWWer in turn...

Hugs

Paula x x x

Kay said...

Oh yes, another proponent of the push back style here. And I managed to make it in time for a WOYWW post!!!. Should be out the door though, so I'll have to look at everyone else's stuff when I get home. Here's mine http://makingthingsfromstuff.blogspot.com/2010/02/woyww.html

Spyder said...

I usually use the push back or pile it on style!! Not too bad this week! Most of what went on last night.. in the craft room!
There's some lovely goodies on that first pic, look very interesting!
here's my this weeks mess
(lyn)

Hels Sheridan said...

LOL I thought mine was messy Mrs...but yours is gloriously full of delish looking stash :O) Just posted me pic....can't do that linky thing like clever peeps can, no matter HOW many times I get told how to do it...so here it is in all it's glory

http://pinkleart.blogspot.com/2010/02/messy-deskwhat-is-that-smell.html

Hugs! Hels x

Sally said...

LOL - push back crafter - that's me too - but I have had a clean up at the mo!

I have joined in Julia - you made me! Mines here

http://sallyscraftybits.blogspot.com/

Pam said...

Julia results of my paper "carnage" is now on my blog!!!!
Hugs Pam x

Jennie said...

thank you once again Julia for the opportunity to show my extremelly tidy and yet incredibly messy workdesk! You can see it Here, and it hasn't changed much since the last time I showed it...lol!

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Julia
You have started a bit of a cult here, I love the push back style, but since showing here I feel as if I have to tidy, but no more, take me as I am, I feel a song coming on, Missed last week and the week before I was really tidy, couldnt make a card for a week, so Im with Kelly I just couldnt find anything,
so Here is my desk
Christine x

Spyder said...

just popped back to let you know, remotes are for MY little telly, that's high on the wall, (so I can watch crafting or Star trek!) I'd just put the telly on moments before taking the pictures ...oh and now the camera's battery is flat... ink, batteries, what's next??...oh I know... 5x5 cards. (Lyn)

Diane.W. said...

Hi Julia!!! I like to be nosey,this is so much fun!!!
I have joined in & HERE is mine :o)x

LadyBug said...

Push back method :) Ha gotta love it :) Not much to look at on mine today as most of it's packed away for the weekend.
here's my desk

Sam said...

I need to rummage around everyone else's desk so I shall go and do that in a moment, but before I do so - mine can be found here!/

As for you Mrs Dunnit - you're showing us up by showing off TWO desks!!! ;-)

Ann said...

How many more cupboards are you hiding just to reveal them week by week, eh? Not fair I say.
Here's my link for this week
http://cupboardcrafter.blogspot.com/2010/02/revealing-woyww.html

Net said...

Yay!

I've managed it on a Wednesday!

Natalie said...

Second week in a row. Yay me.

www.studiomeccadigital.com

Linby said...

So "my" style has a name "push back" LOL! You know I really relate to that.
I'm not playing this week as I tidied up after yesterday's craft marathon and I have only just got home. Off to look at everyone elses.
Linbyx

Cardarian said...

Hello everybody, I am new to WOYWW, I think it is a briliant idea and I hope Julia will keep it up...if you are interested in my mess here it is:

http://cardarianshappyplace.blogspot.com/2010/02/what-is-on-my-desk.html

I don't know how to do a direkt link, maybe someone can help!
Happy cardmaking! Cardarian

Penni said...

He

I a little late WOYWWing today!!! But you can find what mine looks like at

http://lazycatscards.blogspot.com/2010/02/woyww_17.html

Now I'm off to be nosy LOL!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Claireliz said...

I haven't WOYWW'd but I want to come & play at your desk, you have so much going on ... Love it.
x

Linda Elbourne said...

I am so sorry I am so late ... my WOYWW entry is finally here

Heidi said...

Ok, I just love to come and look at your desk and mine won't always look like this- but check it out (great punch storage!).

HERE

Penni said...

Hi Julia

Thanks for your lovely comment. I got my Metric Scor-Pal from Once Upon A Stamp in Mansfield, Notts

http://www.onceuponastamp.co.uk/index.php

They also sell Martha Stewart Punches at £12.99 and ANY 4 Nesties for £60.00.

I'm lucky to live about 40 mins away, but they do a fabulous Mail Order Service. Say I sent you.

Don't spend too much LOL!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Linda Elbourne said...

I thought I would visit you separately this week ... I cannot believe the size of your ribbon jar ... it is mahousive ... blimey blimey ... I really thought it was smaller ... you live and learn in this game!

Paula Gale said...

Hi Julia - the remotes are MINE... ALL MINE mwahhhaaahhhhaaa (thats supposed to resemble a scary horror movie laugh)!!! They actually belong to the sky box and tv in the conservatory - which seeing as it is now my craft 'studio' as my OH calls it (because I fall to sleep on the sofa in here), consider them mine LOL!!!!

Paula x x x

Carmen said...

I had about 2" square left on my desk this morning so had done a huge part of a tidy up before I realised what day it was! Oops. Took a pic halfway through ;) Here I am, better late than never eh? ;)

The Paper Princess said...

Here I am, at the end of the pack once more...

Here is today's post:

http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com/2010/02/woyww-7-cat-chat-updates.html

Those of you who love Tsunami and those of you who revel in seeing messes worse than your own will delight in today's photos...

I'm pretty pooped so I am resting but will be back later to visit and comment on all of your wonderful blogs!

Hugs
Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Angie said...

I have blogged at last but nothing crafty ...not even a photo ...will make up for it next week ....promise ...it was the cats fault.

Angie said...

OMG ...over 50 comments ....is that a record xx

Kathy said...

Wow, so many comments!
I'm late (again) but the pics are Wednesday's views as I've not touched the desk yet this morning. Loads to do today so I really must get on.

Love those desk shots Julia, does my heart good to see other people make as much mess as me!

Kathy said...

Ooooh I think something went wrong :(

Anyway, I've added a couple of photos of how I left my desk yesterday so I hope you'll forgive me for being late (again)

butlersabroad said...

Hello Julia
Yes, you are right in your thinking, a trip back home is in the planning stages at the mo, most likely will be in May.

Brenda

Tonya said...

I'm a day late - but here you go: http://tuesdaysattonyas.blogspot.com/2010/02/back-on-trackchoo-choo.html

The Inky Minx said...

Better late than never with my very first showing of my desk
i'm so happy..... oh so happy....fa la la la :oP
{you'll understand why when you visit lol}

Julie said...

Missed showing my desk this week, not very interesting anyway, but love your BOGOF this week Julia! I did think that Dunnit was your surname, but clearly, you're a master at inventing words and phrases to suit!! Juliex

Joyce said...

Hi, I come over from Diane.W’s blog. Enjoyed this post and other WOYWW. Your comment about the “push back” work desk style was very funny. Just did my first WOYWW.(http://joyknitcrochet.blogspot.com/2010/03/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday.html) I am more textile craft; paper craft in small doses.