Wednesday, 3 February 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday



With a little swing this morning.....to follow! Here's my desk. Photo taken about 5 minutes ago, in gloomy light. But, drum roll please....in line with one of my 'Intentions' this year, I've learned how to adjust the exposure, so of course, the picture is a lot less grubby looking - in terms of light! You can see the remnants of a card I've been working on - can't show you just now - it's a 'guest DT' slot card! Oh my dear, guest DT! It'll cost a shilling to talk to me at this rate! The guest slot is part of Susie and Vikki's 'prize' over at their Christmas Club challenge. What it actually means is an opportunity to sweat over two Christmas cards on a wet week in February instead of just rolling out one! You can see a print out from the PageMaps site - I was looking for inspiration for a mini album....these maps are lovely, so I may be OK for something to do at the Crop on Saturday! The jar of Primas is still there - I've used one flower since I last mentioned the bottle - it may have been a week ago, I can't remember; so having the bottle in front of me clearly represents a great success!
OK, so I've swung right to show you the end of my desk that the camera usually misses. Large pile of stamps waiting to be cleaned. Not very exciting! Mr Dunnit built the unit for me in the corner of my room - the stamps need to be where I can see them - you can just about work out the big perspex box that holds my clear stamps. Still seeking a similar storage solution for them really. So that's me this Wednesday, about to clear up and get workshop cutting and counting underway before I visit your desks and drawers - swing whichever way, but swing!
Show us what you're working on then - upload a photo of your work surface/space and then swing the camera round to show us a draw or other related space....we want to see what you've got and what you use! Upload it to your blog, leave a comment here and we'll swing by for a look around! Grab a button from the sidebar if you want to be a recognised WOYWWer!

51 comments:

The Paper Princess said...

Oooh, oooh, we're breaking new ground today (good morning, by the way!) I'm just so excited to see that corner shelf with all of those cool stamps on it (the Paper Princess is also a Stamp Junkie!) I love it when I see shelves lined with wooden stamps. Mine are all hidden away in tins and boxes. :-(

Congrats on your DT role over at Susie & Vikki's! I make the rounds at a few of the Christmas clubs each week, but I've been playing over at Bah Humbug and so far have only mustered up 1 most weeks (I figure if I show too many people will think I'm certifiable, lol!) Can't wait to see what you come up with - do you know when you'll be posting? I definitely want to make sure I swing by to see your creation that week!

Glad to see you have flowers and not grasshoppers on our desk this time round...(you had to look at the whole shape - bird's eye view!)

Anyway, I am posted at:

http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com/2010/02/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-5.html

Enjoy - I'll be back later to see what's happening in the rest of WOYWW-land!

Hugs from the Paper Princess!

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

Wipso said...

Good morning Julia. I really love the shelves full of stamps. You have an awful lot of them :-) I can see little red hearts on your desk? It must be Valentine's day coming up.
A x

Sam said...

Ha ha - I'm trying to do the same thing with a clear jar full of ribbons!! I hope I use them more than you do your flowers!!!

My desk is over here!!!

Kathy said...

oooooh I don't think I've ever been this early on here!
Your desk has me seeing red today, Julia - lots of little red hearts that is....wonder what celebration could be in your mind atm???
Love those shelves of yours - I'm storing away all these ideas for when we do this room up ;)

My photo is on my blog now

Charlie said...

Hi there - home from work today with a head full of fever and snot.. sorry for being graphic but that's how it feels. THANKS for visiting and your comment - you make me blush... or maybe thats the fever LOL. Still NO WAY I am showing my workspace. Well done on using ONE flower - I go through tons of them - but I like your idea about having them right under your nose - in fact I have a lot of stuff right under my nose to make sure I use them - good excuse for being messy isn't it? Have a lovely Wednesday.

Ikki said...

Beginning to wish I had not dropped by - I'm envious on your amazing stamps collection! Good on Mr. Dunnit to provide should a great unit - what did it cost? Tea in bed for life!
Your flowers being in view reminded me of my Perfect Pearls bought 4 years ago and used very little. Now I can see them, I dust them on everything, including myself. Have a great Wesdayday. Hope you'll drop by and view my newly found floor! ikki

Ikki said...

Sorry, forget to link: ikki

http://ikkiscuttlebugcupboard.blogspot.com/2010/02/woyww.html

Chrissie said...

My space is a little more cluttered today WIP and all that. Love those corner shelves; sadly my Mr Dunnit equivalent has no prowess in the DIY department. If I want anything done I have to 'Get a little man'.
My room is here
Chrissie

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Julia love your shelves ...nice to have all your stamps at hand where you can see them
And I like the red theme you have going on at your desk this week.
But I'm disappointed Julia I thought you were gonna show us your drawers this week !! Lol
Well I'm showing mine off over on my Blog!! he he
Right I am off to snoop round the other desks now catch you later
Hugs Susie xx!!

Karen said...

ooo loving all those little hearts Julia! I have taken pics of my drawers, no not knickers but craft drawers hahaha. Take a look here

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Had to post mine last night as I had an early start this morning, just back, so I will swing round next week.
Here's Mine
Christine x

Rosie said...

Done mine, but forgot about the swinging around bit ... so off to add to it!
Find mine here http://atcexchange.blogspot.com

PS Will somebody tell me how to do a proper link??

Linby said...

ooh love all those stamps on show - but what about dusting them??
here's my desk and a swing!
Linbyx

mckinkle said...

Hi Julia,

Loved the 'swing to the right' this week! Lovely to see so many people joining in too! Great fun!

here's mine!

Keryn x

Kaz said...

Hellooo ooo can Mr Dunnit make me some shelves??
Would like some lessons in flower usage? Both Kathy and I find it tough not to use them.
You've a fab collection of stamps there.

My space is tidier this week here xx

Pam said...

Lovin that unit Mr Dunnitt is a handy man to have around my desk is here!

Hugs Pam

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love the aerial view of your des today ;) Clever Mr Dunnit, fab corner storage and oooh lots of lovely stamps :) congrats on being chosen as guest designer. Will that be a shilling to post a comment or just if we do actually speak to you? hehe
Anne xx

Nicks said...

oh I am so happy to learn that I am not the only one who has a box full of stamps waiting to be cleaned.....

I will swing next week I promise, busy day today and have quickly taken this piccy and blogged whilst eating a chicken Tikka sandwich.. not a good idea cos it squelches out the bottom

anyway heres me http://nicksartystuff.blogspot.com/2010/02/ita-woywdw-again.html

I will be back later tonight to check what every one else on their desk

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Crafty Chris said...

Hi Julia love how you have organised your stamps, shelves look fantastic must get my hubby to have a look, mine are all in a plastic container, desk looks a bit like mine.
Happy crafting Christine x

Anesha said...

Tidy desk! Love the unit for your stamps, great idea. Anesha :)

Gez said...

Enjoy your guest spot. Your shelves look fab. My work space is here. Forgot to show you my drawers! off to add a pic. Have a lovely Wednesday. Gez.xx

butlersabroad said...

Yikes! I forgot we were going swinging this week! Love your stamp storage unit, very practical, as is your husband! Congrats on the guest designer position, very well deserved.

Well, here's me this week!

Paula Gale said...

Hi Julia et al... Love the storage your OH did for you... Its nice to get another perspective of your space - which is what I've given you over at mine this week!!! I'll now go back up and down the list to pay everyone else a visit - guess what i'll be doing most of today :O) - I'll get me cuppa and some jammie dodgers to see me through!!!

Paula x x x

Ruthie said...

Just love seeing people's desks and stuff - hmmmmm I dont have a desk - just a corner of the dining table....and I dont have any drawers - will take a picture of my cupboard!!!

Will come back and post a link later!

Rx

Deanne said...

Great space and fab news re gd :)
My space and more space is now loaded ;)

Crafty Chris said...

Had a laugh at the distress inks, I use them sometimes to paint or I do my distressing edges.
Christine x

Toucan Scraps said...

jealous of that shelving system
my desk is posted

Twiglet said...

Hi Julia - love the swing - will give it a go next week. Managed to get curtains done and rain has washed away the snow- Wahoo!!!
http://twiglet5.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

Wow - the different view has given me a whole new perspective on your crafting space - I reckon I could probably find my way around there now, you know! Love that corner unit - clever Mr Dunnit!

Your desk is always so interesting. Did you tidy it before you photographed?!

LadyBug said...

Fantastic! I just love the cupboard space that Mr D biult for you! it's perfect for stamp storage as you see if they are in sight they are likely to be used more :) and Of course I would hate to disapoint you by have mucky drawers ;)

Sarah said...

A bit later today but I've blogged my desk

http://craftamongthelandrovers.blogspot.com/2010/02/time-to-play.html

patcrafts said...

I have posted my workdesk for this week but didn't realise we were showing our "draws" this week so will have to go back and take some more photo's.

Sam said...

oops - I hadn't realised you'd asked us to swing around or show our drawer (tee hee!) - I guess I was too busy attempting to blog at work using my iphone!! Will try next week!

LadyBug said...

Here's is my desk Trav's just shown me how to add a link so I'm having a test :)

Ann said...

Great swing Julia and congrats on being a guest designer. Lovely shelving unit for all those stamps. Lucky you having a 'man who can'!
Mine can't!!
Fancy hiring out Mr Dunnitt? There's a lot of ladies commenting here who could make good use of his talents! ;)
Here's my table and sofa too http://cupboardcrafter.blogspot.com/2010/02/woyww.html

Nikki said...

Hey Julia I think your the Stamp Princess look at all those lovely stamps. Your desk looks more on the romantic side with all that red and heart punches I've not shown a drawer but instead shown you what else I've been working on that's not exactly Paper related but it's been taking up alot of my time.
Here
hugs Nikki
Off to snoop in everyones rooms now :)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Forgot to say the 'Mojo' birds is a great idea ;)
Anne x

pinky said...

Hi Julia, a bit late but finally got some pics uploaded. Your desk always looks very motivational, love the link for that site. I like your corner bookcases, a nice way to display things and top marks for tidiness! You can see my mess here
Pinky

Ruthie said...

Hiya Julia - have now posted my pics!

Here they are
http://gedalovitch.blogspot.com/2010/02/ok-this-just-has-to-be-my-last-post.html

Ooo I feel cleansed now!

Rx

Wipso said...

Hi Julia. Many thanks for the lovely comment you left in our blog shop. Really glad you like the cards. I am working hard to replace them on the shelf so if you feel the need to buy more please watch this space :-)
A x

Kathy said...

hmmm I was so flippin' pleased with myself for getting on here so early this morning that I missed the bit about drawers.... that'll teach me to try and be clever, won't it?

Anyway, have you worked out the AWUMP yet? Just in case you're still mulling it over....
..AWUMP = Avoiding Writing Up My Project!
(in this case it was for Thursday's -tomorrow's = Bubbly Scrumptious blog)

Julie said...

Just posted on the wrong link - DOH!! My first time of joining in so be gentle with me!! Have been lurking and rummaging in the background though as Pam knows!! Here's my little space
Love your corner unit Julia - fab!
Juliexx

Linda Elbourne said...

I am sorry I am so late ... but me thinks you will be excited with a little vacation away from my usual :0)

It is here for those who are still wanting to see it :0)

Linda Elbourne said...

Oh B*gger ... how do I delete my comment above ... I aint got a shilling have I!!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Please don't tell me I am now up to three shillings ... I will be homeless at this rate :0)

Linda Elbourne said...

Mmmmm ... now I reckon I can say what I like ... coz you are probably sleeping and there can't be a charge for that ... surely????
If I am wrong ... well that is now four bl**dy shillings that I don't have :0)

Hazel said...

I called in this morning, but didn't have time to do anything, but I've taken some photos now to show some of my drawers, as that seems to be the 'in' thing today - photos are here x

Spyder said...

oh such a lovely lovely tidy crafty room!! I did try to tidy up but got way-laid...(is that a word??) You'll find my mess
here!!

((Lyn))

Wipso said...

I have given you a special award...please check out my blog
A x

Julie said...

Haha - sadly the alphabet storage is exactly what it says on the tin - alphabet storage!!! I know, how anal is that!! Thanks for the great welcome and I look forward to next week's show and tell!! Juliexx