Wednesday, 16 June 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 54

This is spectacular, huh! This is what happens when you have a the same deadline for two different things that each require quite a lot of work - and naturally, your mojo up and leaves you. In a huff. Me, in a huff. The mojo will be when it gets back, oh yeah. I did cheat a bit..I emptied the little bin before I took the pic..just so you could see all the rubbish going on around it! See back left a pile of wooden letters. The S broke, but they spell 'Bol***ks' - there is a story (I linked to it but it didn't work..if you wanna read - go to the December 2009 archive..!) I was going to get around to erm 'altering' them, but so far of course, not done. The mess here is entirely due to my decision to make up a bunch of hanging, folksy hearts for sale at a fete - using only my scraps. It causes stress and more scraps, as you can see!So keeping your written word brief would be a help, but either way - show off your desk - we want to see what you're using, what you're currently making and what you've got that we haven't! Upload a pic to your blog and then link here courtesy of fab Mr Linky...and then please be patient and forgiving.....not everyone will make it to every desk....I mean, it's gotta be random really, huh?


96 comments:

Wipso said...

I really hope your mojo comes back really soon.
A x

TinaB said...

ROFLMHO!!! Looks busy!! Can't wait to see what you do next lol! xx

Helen said...

Love those hearts. Good luck with the mojo, it always chooses the worst times to leave!

Paper and Ribbons said...

That's why I can't make things to sell, I end up a nervous wreck, I'd like to see what the hearts look like when you are finished!

I wanted to read about the 'b***ocks' letters but the post could not be displayed, now I'm even more intrigued!

Lothian Crafts said...

A lovely jar of buttons and the wooden letters look good. Lots to nosey through on your desk today.
Elaine

Jamie said...

Wow, such a lot going on Julia, hope you get your mojo back very soon! x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Very creative desk Julia and I love those wooden letters, I have a think for letters LOL. Your hearts are yummy, oh I collect hearts too so I have a thing for them too. Hope the mojo comes back soon. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh those hearts look so cute. what a great idea, to use up scraps for something useful and for a worthwhile cause. I am amazed that you have to work to make your desk look more untidy by emptying boxes LOL! Like Marmite, WOYWW seems to be a Love It (the Mess) or Hate it (neat freak) sort of divide :)

Mary Anne

Biscuitlid said...

love the look of those hearts Julia and LOL at you altering some b******s!!!! That's a classic and will have me giggling for the rest of the day which is pretty much just what I need
Love
Victoria
x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

the hearts are looking good!

angelwhispers said...

Well you look so busy, lot's of lovely things on your desk can't wait to see what you do with the hearts!! cHANELLE XX

Jennie said...

You cheated!!! rofl!!! I love the b...ks idea. I have a bull..t stamp somewhere which we made up years ago, as we felt we needed it.. should I resuurect it..me wonders?? loving the mess, my kind of girl!

Thistleblue said...

Busy busy busy desk Julia, those hearts look brilliant! and i love seeing all the wee bits of your stash, yummy buttons!

hugs
Michelle
xxx

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I bet if you started attempting to clean your desk that the mojo would come back in the form of positive procrastination. Thanks for your lovely comment on my desk last week.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I left a comment, but didn't stay long enough to see if it was posted. I'm a dufus. Those hearts are gorgeous. As for your desk? Well, you know me. I'm a neat freak!

What is that pile of green on the left? Yep, I am a snoop. And I'm trying to be brief, too!

minnie_mac said...

Despite the missing mojo, these hearts that you have made are superb.

Marilyn

Yvonne said...

I am so glad I am not the only one juggling with orders... why is it when you just "play" your mojo flows.. then when you have to do some artiness .. bang, weeks later, you are no further than you forst started!
Yes, me too. not fair is it .. sending you my mojo, maybe with two going on, you might just get somewhere! , lol as for me ... I will keep plodding!

Milliesmarvels said...

Am sure your mojo is not too far...loving those hearts, they are gorgeous!
Jane
x

Sue said...

Hi Julia
what a busy desk you ahve this week, luv the hearts, hope your mojo turns up soon, have good day, sue,x

Sid said...

The hearts are great, your mojo is on it's way home !!

Bee said...

as a neatness nerd that desk is slightly painful but those gorgeous hearts made everything look fabulous again.

xx

Lulabelle said...

Lovely desk looks like mine usually does!! Hope your Mojo is well and trully back soon!

Caroline said...

The hearts look gorgeous Julia - and I love how we end up having a two inch piece of desk to work on, lol....x

if you want to leave a message off line please do email me. said...

worry not - it will coem to you...I find singing loudly and out of tune helps....

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Come back MOJO all is forgiven!!! Mine has gone awol today as well hun, hope it comes back soon!

Love your hearts, they are so lovely!

Enjoy your day hun, big hugs Heidi xx

Bettythebaglady said...

If this is the result with no mojo ie the hearts-then the rest of us had better give up. Will now root about and find my Hero Arts "simple life" stamp as I love what you have done with it.Hugs BettyXXX

ScrappySuzanne said...

If you do find your mojo .... bottle it! You could make your fortune :) Wow...the post wasnt up, went for a shower then 15 mins later nearly 40 visits. One popular blog Julia.....congrats!
Chaotic workspace ....like it! Makes me feel better lol!

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Julia , I love your hearts great shape, sorry for not joining in the past few weeks , I've had bronchitis and finally took everyone's advice and went to see the doctor 2wks ago when it got really bad, now the medicine is almost all gone and so is my cough, so have not blogged as much as normal but I'm just getting back into things and catching up as soon as I've caught up with my challenge blogs etc I'll be back to join in WOYWW and all the fun
Have a great day Hugs Susie xx

Nicks said...

oh dear brief? I dont do brief LOL

Joanne said...

Looks industrious to me.
Luv Joanne x

Sarah said...

Hope you find your mojo soon although if it is anything like mine then it will turn up when you least need it

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab desk hun... hey, I thought I would be an early bird today and there are 40 odd already... now that is dedication to noseying, I mean, playing ROFL x

Kay said...

I like the idea of altered b*****ks, you might start a trend. I could do my ex's LOL

ISA said...

An other beautiful creation day for you like i see ! Your hearts seems so nice :-) I hope to see your S altered as soon ;-) Have a nice day Julia, Sincerely, ISA

Cheryl said...

hi sweetie oh the bolllllllll wanted to read more he he love your cretive desk hun love the hearts on your desk too ,hugs cheryl xxxxx

kelly said...

Julia i may be a mess but it is a lovely crafty mess! I'm pretty sure your mojo will be back very soon :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I laughed so hard I nearly peed my pants when I read that Wendy would not be disappointed in your blog post, but I might find it a bit shocking. The stamp and dress are elements for a swap on my Yahoo group. We are celebrating our 7th anniversary, I chose to make a party invitation. The date of the party is July 1. Thanks for asking. I was trying to be brief for once (grin).

Twiglet said...

Good morning Julia! Just chuckling here - I love the thought that using your scraps makes more scraps - know the feeling!!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Julia, happy Wednesday ;-) The hearts are beautiful :-) Are you still feeling stressed? Right, close your eyes, relax your shoulders, breathe in through the nose, nice deep breath, and blow slowly out through the mouth. Do this several times and if the stress doesn't ease up get yourself a G+T or a nice glass of wine hehe
Anne xx

Darcy said...

oh noo stress is never good, it makes mojo run away and hide. Eat cake and relax. I so want to see those letters done hahaha

Kate said...

In a rush today, visits will have to wait until tomorrow morning. Like the folksy hearts, I'd buy one!

** Kate **

Lisa said...

ARGH!!! Stress!! Hope you get it sorted, well I know you will. I've forgotten to take my photo before work this morning, so mine will be late today. Sorry, Miss.

Chrissie said...

I hope the pesky Mojo gets back soon sweetie, meanwhile those hearts look gorgeous, I love 'em Oooh and your button jar looks very interesting too (yes, mine are all colour coded and stored in separate compartments in a box, how d'ya guess LOL!)Sorry, about the post Julia, but this IS brief for me!

She said...

Morning Julia! Lovely busy desk this week! Love the Hearts - can't wait to see what you create! have a good week. S xxx

Foil Play said...

Hope your mojo returns soon, Julia - your hearts are beautiful :-)

Love your jar of buttons, I'd like to have a poke around in that!

Alix said...

stress and mojo are not friends...give yourself an hour off...and eat as much chocolate as you can stomach...that usually does it for me! lol

Linby said...

Love the hearts. Hope your mojo returns soon.
Linbyx

Yours Artfully said...

Now that's a fab desk....just how a desk should look. You do know that you are now under extreme pressure to actually finish the B word, every WOYWWer wants to see it!!!

Lin

Kathy said...

Wow Julia! That is a very spectacularly busy and creative looking desk.
Mine looked a bit like that at the w/e, but I had to clear it because I couldn't find room to fit even the 5"x4" page I was working on into ooops!

I hope you'll be sharing the finished projects soon as it all looks very intriguing.

kayc said...

Hope your mojo returns soon. A nice cup of tea and a big slice of cake. Very busy desk. Kathleen x

Angie said...

Just popped by to say I'm having to give WOYWW a miss this week ...as are Jay and probably Vicki. We are all suffering from a little brain melt down due to family things going on ... although Vicki seems to have her Mojo still.I did manage over 100 desks last week before I admitted defeat ...and that was over 3 days.

I love projects that use scraps but I too seem to create more somehow ...will hopefully be back next week .... with something to show xx

Phree said...

LOL - just found this and it seems like fun - as my desk was covered in soggy toilet paper it seemed like a good way to make an entrance!

secret scrapbooker said...

The hearts are looking good, mojo must fine again :0)
Managed to join in this week yey :0)
Kate x

downrightcrafty said...

wow that is creative heaven, mine does look like that during honest

take care

Kate x

Gez said...

FAB ♥'s hunni. Love the little stilletto pincushion.xx
Have a great day. Hope you find you mojo. Love Gez.xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Seems to be a lot going on at your desk all at the same time even if you say you've lost your mojo! I love making use of scraps- and I have LOTS and LOTS!!! Patsy from
HeARTworks

carlytheprincess said...

Can you show us the hearts when you have finished? Love the bollocks! xxx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous busy desk :-) going o see the post that explains the BOL***s :-) going to mess mine up a bit too :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Helloooo again i back for a second week :)

Rosie said...

I shall have to come back and read more about the boll***s letters - sounds wonderful! Sorry your mojo is absent, its probably under something, that's where mine usually hides. Honestly I go out shopping for a couple of hours and come back to find 75 people have already posted their desks! This blog is going to be BIG!

Carmen said...

Was I seeing things or did I reaaly just read that YOU Julia Dunnit was going to ALTER something??? That actual word? :P :P I love the B*%£$@%s story and will never tire of it - hurry up and lasso that mojo - can't wait to see that finished project!

Will upload my WOYWW piccie later when the cheeky so and so returns from fishing and brings home MY camera!

Lavinia said...

My desk is no were near as cool looking as yours!!! I must not tidy up!!!...lol...Great project!
Lavinia
x

Paula Gale said...

*sniggers* - you said the 'B' word LOL!!!!

Haaaa haaaa - you made me laugh... bless you for cheering me up with your mad ramble - hope the mojo comes back- its probably sunbathing!!!!

The hearts look fab - defo the kind of thing i would want to buy at a fete. Best get cracking then aintcha!!!

Thanks for the comments over the past week or so... I will be seeing my doc tomorrow. Still no better tho.

hugs

paula x x x

vix24 said...

Loving the desk. My first time doing WOYWW so thanks for the inspiration!

IsaNorris said...

Busy, busy Julia and you probably would not like it any other way. Hope you mojo comes back soon, I'm sure the final projects will be amazing
isa x

Diane Marsh said...

I have the mojo today..but can't craft.Hope you are firing on all cylinders again soon!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

The hearts look fab...and a lovely busy desk!

xx

Jane said...

Loving those hearts what a lovely idea!...my fingers are itching to get in that yummy jar of buttons!lol

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Lovely arty creative clutter, it's fab!

Nicki, x

Julie M said...

Loving the minute workspace in the middle!!! The hearts are lovely.

Julie :o)

kes said...

mojo will be back lol xxxx as for wording ha ha I would love to see how people would react if we had a week of expletives as the criteria. Even on a good day i could think of some, me a mother of four and teacher to many pmsl xxxx. Love the zesty colours you are using,,,I am rather partial to all shades of green x

Alisonw30 said...

Lol at the letters! I like the little bin idea, mine is a tesco carrier bag on the floor, but I would like a little bin instead I think!

Carmen said...

Did my desk, sort of, finally :)

Suzi said...

Looks like great work in progress. Love the hearts on your desk.
Hugs
Suzi x

craftimamma said...

I need a little bin like yours for my recyclable rubbish. I have a supermarket bag for the other junk.

It's the first time I've shown my desk to all and sundry and it was pretty tidy for me so I thought I'd join in the fun.

Love your hearts. What a fabulous green!

Lesley Xx

peggy gatto said...

11:05 am, ca time!
Hope you enjoy meeting my new friend!

Piddawinkle said...

now I had decided I wanted the flowers and the filmstrip dies, but had forgotten about the bird cage which I also want now, now how to sneak into house without OH asking how I paid for them, MMM.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I have been stalking this and a few other blogs for about a month now and have just gotten around to joining in the fun!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Mmm Missing Mojo. It may be off on the Spa trip that mine is on. It will come back refreshed and happy.
Your desk looks great, WOrked in is the phrase that comes to mind.
I have managed to get my desk on this week, Kids and broken cameras have been pushed to the background!!! Hope you have a wonderful week, Hazelxo

MOONFIRE DESIGNS said...

Hi, thanks for sharing this fab idea. Such a great way to see other blogs too. take care xx Rachael

Chrissie said...

I think my mojo made have made off with yours! I do envy you having a view from your desk, I stare at the wall seeking inspiration!
Chrissie

Spyder said...

oh my goodness I'm sooo late!! I just love your desk this week, little jars of buttons and those hearts, love those. Every time I see something lovely I think, why don't I do that... I've decided there has to be another day either before Wednesday or after it...then maybe I'd have more time! (I've just said that bit out loud...and hubby's given me a plant...a herb...yep...thyme! bless him!
Have a crafty week...
(Lyn)

Victoria said...

Hi Julia
The stamps are for my anniversary at the end of the month DH was not in when the postie arrived lol. I tend to stamp one to use and one for the box, that way if I make an error i have one already dry! I just occasssionally need to check what I have stamped before stamping more up lol x

Lynne said...

Lots going on this week. Love the hearts. Hope your Mojo returns soon. Sorry didn't get to join in last week.

peggy gatto said...

thanks for coming by and thanks for creating WOYWW!

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Julia

Popping in to say hi and posting late as usual (it sure seems that way as of late)! Ah, work in progress - wish I was there playing instead of here cleaning! Hope you are having a good week - ttys!

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

tkelli said...

I was wondering where you'd been all week! Glad to see you're still here :) I was busy playing in paint today at my house, so didn't have time for WOYWW this week, but will likely be visiting others :)

tkelli said...

p.s. It took me a few to figure out what Bol***ks meant (stupid American...) and it made me giggle. Much more interesting than our expletives! lol

Julie said...

Loving your creativity, Julia - and so love the idea of your wooden letters!!! Juliexx

judie said...

Love those letters and what they spell, classic !!! thanks for such a lovely post again Julia, hope your mojo returns soonish xx

Lavinia said...

Hello Julia!!! Its taking me ages to go round everyone's blog this week theres loads to see! My one stand alone purple storage box is really part of a set thats further up on the shelf above you can't see on the Pic! And the rooms lilac so thought they would go. Till next week! Terra!
Lavinia
x

Candace said...

Love the hearts that you are working on Enjoy your crafting week Hugs Can x

Deanne said...

i'm late and i doubt i'll get round everyone, but its good to be back xx

DoubleClick Connections said...

I'm a little late! Gonna go check out the other spaces!

Alison Horne said...

OMG what a lot of comments, love the little green hearts, and will you please stop showing the button jar of bounty? It's giving me a little green heart of envy.x

Alison Horne said...

Finding this a bit frustrating this week as people seem to be just linking willy nilly to their blogs and not woyww posts.