Wednesday, 18 August 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 63

Well mine looks relatively calm and ordered for a change. This isn't an illusion, but it also means that I haven't done much since Friday. I had a hissy fit and tidied absolutely. Except I didn't quite get to the basket of stamps waiting to be cleaned. Which as you can see, is becoming a heaped basket. I do not know what the motivation to sort it will be. Obviously, exposure via WOYWW isn't enough. Don't you love that - when some people think that weekly exposure will force them to be tidy. Last week's subtly placed card hiding my project for Daring Cardmakers is missing.....because I haven't done this week's yet...still walking around the idea in a blind panic. Really. You can see that my previous desk bin is now a holder for a bunch of wooden shapes that Mr D has cut - all part of our slow programme to cut a load and sell 'em...but they need road testing first...I'm getting there, honestly!

Join us then - show us your desk, what you're working on, where you're doing it - doesn't have to be a craft, doesn't have to be a desk, we're just fascinated by your everyday. Upload a pic to your blog and link it here to Mr Linky....we'll swing by and visit. Some of us will visit days later, it takes a while!
And notes:
Sorry Jenny, have to post early now, otherwise I'm late to work and don't catch up all day!
Thanks Jo, for the Mad House logo, will be using it, for sure.....oh it's a whole other post!!



107 comments:

Diane said...

Hi All WOYWWers,

Still not well enough to be crafting yet, but am improving slowly. Have a good browsing day everyone, hope to be back with you soon.

Sue said...

Hi Julia
oh a lot of stamps ready for cleaning, i try & do mine as i go!! doesn't always work though! Im sure you will have a light bulb idea for your DT card, look forward to seeing the shapes road tested, have a great WOYWW, sue,x

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

oh la la what a load of stamps ..... weekly exposure doesn't seem to help me to be tidy either (I did it once this week and messy again!).

Thanks for the snoop

Hugs
Kay

Wipso said...

Post me your stamps and I will wash them for you....think I have OCD kicking in here :-)
Your desk always looks like a hive of industry Julia.
Thanks for your kind comments yesterday. A difficult time for all but we will get there.
Hugs,
A x

Minxy said...

Oh sorry you haven't had much creative time to play, i'm sure things will be back to normal soon, your desk looks odd when its almost tidy lol

Glen said...

Good morning Julia. It's been a while since I joined in with WOYWW...life has been busy. Would love a rummage in your stamp collection - maybe a new set of stamps would be an incentive to clean the ones you've got! *Ü* Thanks for the snoop. Have a good day. ~Glen~

Pam said...

It's still Tuesday here, but I'm pretending it is Wednesday so that I can have a great start to my day. Thanks WOYWW...makes the middle of the week so much better ;)

Kay said...

no, weekly exposure doesn't work,especially when other people are just as untidy so we end up encouraging each other LOL. Loved the tree thing Mr D made that you used on your card the other day BTW. Can't wait for these shapes to go on sale, I love wood shapes!

Daniele said...

sorry I'm a bit of a clean freak and have to clean my stamps after use, I'm always worried incase they never stamp as well the next time....sad or what? off to work now have agood day
hugs

Pam said...

Good Morning, now having joined in WOYWW I now no longer expect you to clean your stamps until the tub is overflowing!!! Off to work myself now.hugs Pam x

Sid said...

I'm untidy at the best of times Julia, inspiration does not always come easily does it? Have a great WOYWW !

Helen said...

Love your desk, always. LIKING the look of the wooden shapes, very much! I keep one of those scrub it mats in a shallow dish right by me and clean as I go - they are great. Still, they're your stamps, and it's only ink, right!!

Jennie said...

err actually it is good to be early, Hun, as i have been up since before the crack of dawn! so don't mind at all :)) Desk looks lovely and tidy, does it help with the creativity? Wood shapes look very inviting . Do you need a road tester? rofl Hope you have a fruitful day at work :))
Hugs x

LadyBug said...

I too have re-used my table bin for other things. It's the perfect size to hold my new Pro-markers (although won't be when i buy more) so they can lay down in storage. We need to see these shapes in use Mrs D........ I have wall hangings and other in mind for them :)

kath said...

loved having a rummage around your crafty space today julia and all your creative clutter...hugs kath xxx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Julia, It's always fun visiting you as it's like I dropped by from just the other side of the fence! You make me feel so at home! I too thought WOYWW would get me to clean up but I find that's just not true!

TinaB said...

Hi Julia!

I hate cleaning stamps lol! Have a great wednesday xx

Hugs

Tina xx

Hels Sheridan said...

LOVE those shapes... I would buy them... they looks FAB! A very tidy desk too... unlike mine, which has been unveiled... the truth always will out won't it? LOL TTFN x

Spyder said...

Do I spy a Christmas tree and stars..(maybe wrong glasses!) "weekly exposure will force them to be tidy" yes, that nearly works, but.... even hubby has starting saying Tuesday night..it's woyww tomorrow, are you tidying up!?!
and I say, "workdesk" and I'm working on the ironing board/dining table this week.." so's all's well! Have a good woyww day!
(Lyn)

Tracy Evans said...

Wow you are early this morning Julia. First thing I spotted was those wooden shapes, is one a Christmas tree? they look fab. I like the look of the card on the left hand side too. Shame about all those stamps I would need some motivation to tackle cleaning that pile LOL. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

Sheila said...

Cleaning stamps - not my idea of fun either. Like laundry, I would just buy a whole new set (of stamps or clothes). ;)

Kim Dellow said...

What a good idea putting stamps to be cleaned in a basket - I might nick that! At the moment my stamps to be cleaned stay on the blocks until I need the block again! Hope you get your craft on again! Kim

judie said...

i hate cleaning them as well, good luck finding some inspiration Julia, as always such a FAB idea xx

Doone said...

Not even reuse forces me to clean my stamps - I like the muddy brown colour, honest, or If I really want the colour of the paint or stamp pad I use the water from my painting bowl to clean the stamp - next craft room I'm having a sink installed - Its two full craft time minutes wasted to go to the sink. Hope the panic settles and you push on into producing a jewel...
Dx

Lothian Crafts said...

The stamps for cleaning is like house work to me. Love the christmas tree it looks good. Have a great Wednesday.
Elaine

Morti said...

Morning all! Mad Morti checking in..... t'will take me all week to visit the blogs, but this time I'm going to try to leave a comment....

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, I spy a basket of 'to be cleaned' stamps just like mine, but mine's on top of an open drawer, so hidden from my pics. I think I'd feel right at home in your room, Julia - free to make a mess, which is just the way I like it. Look forward to seeing what you do with those shapes...

jodpea said...

I somehow feel like ur mom or a prefect at school or summat saying this, but perhaps sorting thru the pile and cleaning would provide inspiration?? In the guise of a forgotten stamp maybe or in my case, hands busy so mind wanders...

Cardarian said...

Hiya Julia! I would be very happy to see you at Ally Pally - it is on the 25th and 26th of September - I will be there on the Saturday!
As you can see I am not that tidy the only thing I do straight away is always clean my stamps after I use them! I just can't stand dirty stamps! Something must be wrong with me ha, ha...
Thank you for the snoop!
Hugs,
Cardarian

downrightcrafty said...

Hiya

I have met so many wonderful people since joining WOYWW just wanted to thank you for that and also for the snoop maybe a 7/10 on the messy scale what do you think

Kate x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Julia, great desk as always, loving those shapes! I love an untidy desk, so much creativity going on, whose to stop it, lol!

Have just seen that maybe you will be going to Ali Pali. I will be demoing for Little Claires that weekend and would love to meet you. I do hope we can arrange something.

Enjoy your day hun, hugs Heidi xx

Angie said...

I've joined in but its only a non craft post ....no desk ...no craft ...just waffle. I just wanted to stay part of it all as I missed last week ....and I miss my WOYWW friends.

I noticed the shapes ...are they a star and a tree ??? or am I seeing them totally wrong ...which wont be a first for me. lol

Anne said...

Your post made me laugh Julia - I have been known to have a hissy fit and tidy everything away myself!

jonaks said...

hi Julia!!! I always love reading your posts. and your desk is not that messy at all.

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Julia, I'm afraid I have to clean my stamps as I go in case they get ruined - don't know where this idea came from. Otherwise I am not as tidy as some. Hope you have a lovely day. Love reading your posts. Big Hugs Joxxx

Kerry said...

Just found this blog. I've joined in for the first time as it's great fun.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Happy Wednesday Julia :-)
Ooh yes spotted the wooden shapes, Christmas ones too - very lovely :-)
Anne xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Morning Julia. Oh those shapes look very interesting.
Yuck I hate cleaning my stamps. Luckily I only have a couple of acrylic blocks or I would have a mound of dirty stamps too. But I force myself to clean them and put them away every time.
Have a Fabby Wednesday and thanks for hosting
Hazelxoxo

Rosie said...

Blimey, I get here at 9.05 and there's still 55 people posted ahead of me! It's possible you are feeling overwhelmed by having too much to do? When that happens to me I panic and don't get a thing done .... Your desk is impressively un-messy yet at the same time manages to convey the hint that you are just about to burst into purposeful activity!!

Kate said...

How funny that one person's mess is another person's tidy. My desk may be a notorious black spot for all things messy but I always clean my stamps as soon as I have finished with them. Perhaps I am not beyond hope after all!!
Don't forget there are plenty of people here who you can road test wooden shapes on, are you selling them decorated or as blanks??

** Kate **

Artyjen said...

It's hard to clean stamps as you use them...you just might need it in a short while and what a waste of effort that would be! LOL :)
xoxo Sioux

Pickleberry Papercrafts said...

Those shapes look very interesting!
Have a Sunny day!

Gez said...

Hi Julia ooh the wooden shapes look interesting. Can't wait to see some blinged up. Cleaning stamps is pants. I'd offer but I suppose I should do mine own first! Have a great day. Gez.

Biscuitlid said...

ha ha weekly exposure no way made me tidy up lol! My desk is a bomb site of stash and left overs. Mind you I do have to tidy it today as Mr Brown will be arriving soon in his UPS truck with a box or two of goodies than need sorting into shares and prepping for classes.......I've made the landing upstairs into a giant playpen for Blake to play in safely where he can no longer reach my stash!!

Have a fabbo week
Hugs
Victoria
x

Helen said...

I wondered what those shapes were (the wooden ones) - they look interesting! This looks really quite tidy.
Helen

Maggie's Crafts said...

I love your desk by the window! :)) Have a lovely day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a mess I've had today. My internet has been acting up and I'm really late to the party. Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do. I love the shape of that wooden tree in the basket. I'm sure there are others I would love, too, but I could just make out the tree. Happy WOYWW.

Julie M said...

Lovely tidy space, Julia. I'm very familiar with that feeling of blind panic when a DT project is due and inspiration is not happening!!! Hope something comes to you soon!

Julie :o)

vix24 said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who lacks motivation to clean stamps!! hee hee!
Hope inspirations strikes you soon.

Joanne said...

Oh! I spy Xmas trees and stars I think. Cleaning, what's that?
Luv Joanne xx

Heather x said...

Good morning Julia :)
Woyww is making me messy lol, I used to be such a neat crafter and now I have taken over the livingroom floor and the ironing board!
Thanks for the virtual rummage hun, and go get them stamps cleaned rofl :)
*hugs* Heather x

mustavcoffee said...

Hello Julia, I taken the plunge and joined for the first time today. I have been lurking for a while and enjoyed every desk I've visited, love to see the creative messes it's all too familiar:D
My stamps are cleaned as I go because if I didn't and then found them hardened I would be mortified. So it's fear that drives me:{
Your desk seems restrained today, the cleaning up obviously works, I'll have to give it a go:D xx

Twiglet said...

Hehe I was going to say... Do you need a house elf - I will wash all those dear little stamps for you.... then I read Wipso's comment! Great minds hey!

angeleef said...

Looks a very calm desk indeed for you this week. As I'm a bit of a neat freak, I always wash my stamps immediately. Then I just have to run some water over it and they'll be crisp and clear for the next use. If they would be still dirty, I couldn't be bothered to scrub them first :)
Have a nice day!
** Evi **

Jane said...

I thought it was Tuesday today til I saw your post Julia! Had to rush and get my camera lol!
I can't wait to see all those shapes!
Has the Stamp Cleaning Fairy not visited yet? She never comes to my cupboard either ;0)
x

Sarah said...

Thank you for giving my week if not my desk some order as I race from one event to another.
I'm another who has to clean my stamps as I go if I didn't they would never get done other things in my craft room are testiment to that

Juls said...

your workspace looks fab!....my stamps at the mo are clean...only because I took a cleaning fit about 3 weeks ago, cleared my whole space, it took me about 3 days! now I am too scared to use anything! Hugs Juls

Rachel said...

I don't think of WOYWW as a way to motivate myself to be tidier; I think of it as a way to celebrate my messiness and feel good that other people out there are messy as well!

As to cleaning your stamps: why bother? I'm not a big fan of cleaning stamps, although I do wipe them on my jeans.

Lou and Mel said...

Afternoon!
What a boring job - cleaning stamps!!! That's got to be something to do whilst watching the TV or something - or maybe pay the kids to do... not there's a thought!

Looking forward to visiting everyones desks to have a nose!

have a great week!

Leo said...

I clean up my desk 'piles' when I want to start a new project and since I'm always wanting to start something new it generally works to help me keep a workable 'tidy' space. Don't think I'll ever be able to completely declutter! lol
xx Leo

Tracey said...

Love those shapes Julia, hopefully will be posting today when I get home from work, me I clean as I go too, maybe not if I had a basket to put them in, but then maybe I would never put them away either lol.
xx

Stressed Stamper said...

Morning Julia...love todays WOYWW...Do I sppy some cut out xmas trees in yr pen holder..You mentioned cut out hearts you may sell a while ago and I never heard anymore and I am here waiting purse at the ready..Is Mr Dunnit not willing?

Carolynne said...

Cleaning stamps!!!!!!!! takes me all my time to find them. I tidy them away and then make a mess looking for them again.

Piddawinkle said...

Hi Julie, those wooden shapes (for xmas !!!) look great, I bought some from Hobbycraft last year and decorated them as alternative xmas cards for close family, hope they kept them . . they were meant to. But they look great from here, happy WOYWW oh great leader. Ps might be down your way again late sept..

WW said...

OOOPS! I'm a little late today, I keep thinking tomorrow is Wednesday. Vacation throws you off doesn't it.
I'm glad I remembered it was Wed though, can't wait to see all your desks, though it might not be until this weekend, started a full-time job this week, and after standing for 8 hours (12 today), I'm kinda tired.

Piddawinkle said...

me again . . on the stamp cleaning I just stamp them off on scrap paper and they are done, used to clean them all properley, but it seem to work this way, wash off paint etc, but inks I dont.

Linda Elbourne said...

Hello ... I have n't played today ... I did n't think it fair as I won't get around to see you all ... but I have a $50 shopping spree up for grabs ... if you get chance please pop in!

Phree said...

OMG!!! The urge to tidy must be infectious.... it got to me too this week. Great desk, hope you find the inspriation to get your DCM card done in time!

Theresa said...

Thanks for hosting Julia! Happy to be joining everyone this week! Definitely a member of the untidy crew...as in all, a clean desk lasts about 10 seconds once I begin to start a project:)

Carmen said...

Had to have a closer nosey at the wood shapes! Verrry interesting!

Lisa said...

I love looking at everyones pages over the next few days and favouriting blogs that I find interesting

Have a good week everyone and an even better weekend!

x

Darcy said...

delegate,delegate,delegate....don't you know to be a great and fearless leader you need to pass the buck. Get Miss.D to clean them, with bribery if need be.

Cheryl said...

hi hunny oh always love your work space,those wooden blocks look interesting,sorry not playing this week,hun as off out for the day tommorrow and have not been well,had a fall at the weekend,so no way could i keep up today but have a great WOYWW hun,love hugs cheryl x
ps the stamps,I put in my,box,yeah they are all in there my wooden ones,anyway I lost the rest of them in a fire we had last year,and have not been able to replace,them take care,xx

voodoo vixen said...

The wooden shapes look like they will be fun, can't wait for the road test to see what you do!
Your desk is tidy-ish... your stamps are dirty... sounds all pretty normal to me!! :)

Chrissie said...

I see that your large yellow appliance is still in evidence.
I have succumbed and now am the proud owner of one such gadget, but where do I put it down when I've used it? It's so flippin' big it takes up loads of my precious desk space.. I think I could do with a sky hook or something!
Chrissie

Traceyr said...

Don't usually play but I thought with a clear desk I might for once. Oh what to create next? :)

Krisha said...

Well, I finally jumped into the game. I either have to do this very late at night or very early in the AM. Very interesting to see where all the creativity comes from!!!

peggy gatto said...

the # of work desks is GROWING!!!!
Hope to get by to visit many of you!!!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Looking good this week! I need someone to save me from myself. I got on my blog and loaded everything up and was so worried about getting my errands completed I forgot to put on Mr. Linky. Help!

Lavinia said...

Hello! Julia!!! Uh! Blimey stamp cleaning!! Drives me mad! I too am guilty of the very same Craft crime...lol...I must get the done soon!But when times at a premium, crafty cleaning is not on the agenda is it!
Lavinia
x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

If you don't get to work on those stamps soon you may need a bigger basket!!

xx

Cath said...

Sorry I am so late today.......
Great looking shapes, making to sell then!
Will have to check everyone out over the next few days.

Cathx

Alisonw30 said...

Are you supposed to clean stamps?! Ahh, maybe that's what I've been doing wrong ;-) Very tidy desk this week x

Claireliz said...

Bonjour Julia :D
Your desk is looking busy as always, I tend to tidy whilst hissy fitting as well (especially if DH caused the hissyness as it makes him feel guilty & gives me an excuse to whack him in the ankles with the hoover):D
C
xx

Ali H said...

Hi Julia
i was SO sad to see no-one had stopped by - then realised I had done my blog post but completely forgot to post a link on your site !
Thanks for being our hostess with the mostest - great fun community we have going with you as our hub ! Happy Wednesday ! Ali x

Violets Corner said...

The shapes are fab, you could sell them :)

I don't clean my stamps either, they are all greyish but I've heard that the inks wont harm the stamps! No need to be too tidy if it's true!

Hugs
Maarit

Maz said...

The most my stamps get is a quick swipe with a baby wipe so well done for having the good intentions of giving them a proper clean! x

Sally said...

Those wooden shapes look intriguing!! 2 weeks in a row for me at WOYWW! That's a record!

Helen said...

Well, I'm back for a second week! Thanks to everyone who left me comments last week - I'm off to have a look at everyone's work desks now.

Helen x

Lynne in NI said...

Life's too short to be cleaning stamps!
Love your desk, how nice to be sitting right beside the window (show us the view out next week LOL!)
And no, I hadn't thought of adding Diamond Glamour dust to my nail polish ..... until now!!!

Aisling said...

Thanks for your comment Julia! The TH range also scares me to death, because it's so extensive and I don't have enough money to buy everything I like! No seriously, I do like the sheets I bought, especially the halloween one, for I looooove things creepy. ;-)

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Hi Julia, I hate cleaning my stamps as well but I do clean them after I have used them. Off to look at some other desks now.

Julie

Carola Bartz said...

The pile of stamps is quite impressive... You will get to it when you feel your fingers itching just for this one stamp that is at the very bottom...

Lisa said...

My friend Holly(link #113) told me about your site! I figured my craft space is messy as all get out but what the heck!

Linda said...

I made it with 5 hours to spare this Wednesday. :) You do have a lot of stamps to clean. Maybe you should just use them again and you won't have to clean them right away.

Vixykins said...

Oooh a basket lke a mini washing basket for your stamps - I lke that idea!

Scrapcollectr said...

I just want you to know that even a vacation couldn't keep me from posting this week, hee hee. Also, I know how you feel with that "hissy fit" about needing to clean the desk. Wouldn't it be nice if Beatrix Potter's mice from "The Tailor of Gloucester" would do it for us overnight? Lol

NEEDLEWINGS said...

This is cool! looking forward to seeing what is on everyone's desk!

Sunshine Girl said...

LOL my desk is still tidy from my hissy fit last week but thats only because we have been away! I like the look of your wooden bits - particularly that tree cant wait to see what you do with it. Dont worry about been in a blind panic about a project either - it will come together in time (always does!)

Amanda said...

Julia, thank you for another week of WOYWW, I look forward to Wednesdays now. I love looking at others crafty spaces, gives me loads of ideas for storage and makes me feel like being creative. Amanda

judie said...

thankie you thankie you, off too try the foil thingy now, you have very kindly made it sound SO SO easy, if it all goes tits up, ill come and bang on your door again for more distructions, you were a fool to help me lol, I cant be helped lol

thanks
hugs
judie xx

butlersabroad said...

Now that's what I call a clean desk, but lord doesn't it look scary on you???! Love the wooden shapes from Mr D., make sure you show us what you do with them.

Catch you in a couple of weeks,
Brenda

Elliephant said...

someone somewhere should invent a contraption that cleans your stamps whilst you carry on playing and crafting. If there is such a person out there, get going as you will become a MILLIONAIRE!! Glad to have WOYWW to anchor me back to craftyland, you are a star for starting this up. Elliefantasy xx

Nicola said...

Hi there

My first entry to WOYWW, my craft room is newly decorated so nice and neat, thought this would be good for my first entry. It's probably the last time it will look so neat lol! Great blog, see you next week

Nicola

Nan said...

Wow...debated whether or not to post this week. I am dead last at 150! But I've had internet problems all week and I did have my photo ready to go so here I am! I used to be obsessive about my stamps until a couple of my whirling dervish stamping friends showed me that YOU CAN"T STOP TO CLEAN...keep going! Now my stamps look like they are used. Good luck though! :) Nan

ikki said...

Hi Julia, I feel like the white rabbit "I'm late, I'm late for a vey important date"! Rushing around and trying to catch up - can see you are busy too, and so it would appear is Mr. Dunnitt. Have a good productive week. ikki x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not sure how many times those of us who pride ourselves in making it around to everyone's blogs can keep this up. Can you believe the turnout this week? Isn't this phenomenal? I couldn't believe it, but at least I'm finally done, even with my nasty computer virus.