Wednesday, 6 October 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 70

Well, going to bed early last night meant that my table stayed tidy until about 6pm today. The picture shows some left over stuff after a brief meeting with a bride and groom to concoct some invitation ideas. Sounds very formal but it wasn't - more fun and shock - after all the groom is the eldest of Miss Dunnit's Godbrothers. All I could think about was the cot bumper and quilt that I'd made to celebrate his birth - about 5 years ago according to my understanding of time!
Ah well. So the desk looks good if you work from the top. From the side that shows the scrap boxes, it's starting to look a little well, scrap heavy! I'm still feeling quite inspired by my Isle of Wight experience (man those girls were an inspiration), and so hope to capitalise on that! You can see some really cute knotted ribbon that I brought at the crop, and if you squint, a blue card with white die cut snowflakes on it. It's been waiting to be re-made as a much nicer card for a fortnight. I think it's time!

I failed to get around all the desks this week - I repeated last week's tactic and started at the top of each column of links - this way I see late and early entries in a reasonable time, but time and real life really got in my way! However, as I keep saying - it's not a requirement to get around all the desks - when you leave a comment, leave your Link number too and the blog owner can return your visit - a nice reciprocal blog hop. Either way - no pressure on each other, folks - it's meant to be fun!
Join in then - upload a photo of your desk/top/tray/sofa/bench/floor/drawers - wherever you're working. Show us what you're working on and let us see what you've got. It doesn't have to be a craft or indeed a paper craft - just show and tell! Lovely. Leave a link in the linky thing and slowly but surely, we'll drop in for a look see. Can't wait. If you wanna go public, grab a button for your blog - in the left sidebar.

99 comments:

Jennie said...

Julia, your desk looks suitably messy and worked on! As for getting round desk... mm not ahope although I might manage afew today as waiting in for the FedEx and UPS men!! ooh I am soo lucky!! lol
Have a great day and thanks for showing.
xx
Jennie 3

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm ready for bed. Could barely stay awake this week. I was just getting ready to ask what that white stuff was, when you explained it was some pretty awesome looking ribbon. And I'm proud of you for being inspired, staying inspired, and keeping your area clean. You can tell Kate I give you a 3 this week, which is indeed high praise (grin).

I hope my larger photos don't knock people's eyes out. Guess we'll see. Happy WOYWW from #1.

Morti said...

I want to know how Elizabeth gets in at number one each week - ROFL. Thanks for sharing your desk with us as usual!

Sue said...

Hi Julia
hope you have recovered from your I.O.W trip, lovely creative desk, not messy can still see woo! have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (2)

madebyKarla said...

Hi,
Love those hearts all over your table! That ribbon is cute too! See you around :)

peggy gatto said...

This was a lesson learned!!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Yup, I also want to know how Elizabeth does it! And I know what you mean about your Godson growing up so quickly! They do that, don't they?

peggy aplSEEDS said...

I mean Godbrother

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

Glad you had a lovely trip to IOW, actually your desk looks quite good this week hon, very tidy on our scale!

Hugs

Kay (#12)

sasa said...

LOOKING VERY CREATIVE AND BUSY...
Glad you had a nice break - back to it! Saw your lovely pink basket too!


Sasa (18)

Neet said...

I want to know how Elizabeth does it too! I got up early this morning - not posted, kept checking back - went for a cuppa and wow it's up and I am the 17th!!!
Must think of a new strategy.

Carolynne said...

Your desk looks so crafty LOL. I have got up early to get further up the list so I am now going back to bed

xx

Myra said...

I'm on overload in the scrap department too. I need to start using them more. Since I'm working on dolls this week perhaps I could make one a paper scrap dress. Hmmm. Take care. (#13)

Ann said...

Your desk is the tideist it's looked for a while, Julia. No offence intended ;)

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh fun, you posted early so this West Coast USA girl isn't #150 this week LOL! Now off to bed...it is near midnight here! Had a good chuckle over your quilt comment!

Mandi said...

Oh a VERY young Groom then lol

Your desk looks so creative...found myself saying that a lot today! Mine is so NOT creative atm :(

Have a good day, see you next week
mandi xx

nerllybird said...

Lol, perhaps Elizabeth and Julia are the same person??? What I want to know is - how come there are 30 links and only 13 comments, huh? Who's rushed off to get their cornflakes before they've finished the job?? ;D
Helen x

Anneliese said...

wow, your desk is looking tidy this week lol :D ... Glad you enjoyed IOW ... lovely place :D x

JoZart said...

It's a sign of age when you start remarking how the years fly!! That's a lovely project to be planning for your Godson and I look forward to seeing the finished invites.
Nice desk to snoop on with lots going on.
Love JoZarty x

Pam said...

Nice to see ur desk return to form . Hugs Pam x

Dee said...

Like the look of yr new ribbon, hope to get round all the desks this week.

Dee #38

Chrissie said...

My computer wouldn't let me zoom this morning... shame as I DO like to see the minutiae residing in your workspace!
It looks like you've been really busy recently!
Wonderful!
Chrissie

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Morning Julia, lovely craftyness afoot! Love your new ribbon, hope you had a good trip? hugs Heidi x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh I've got tons of stuff waiting to be re-made and re-purposed! I don't think i have enough time for all my plans! #39 I can't believe it! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Lothian Crafts said...

Looks like you have been busy this week and the scrap box does look like it is rather full.
Elaine no.46

Glen said...

It's an early start for most this morning....I thought I might be one of the first but hey...30 isn't so bad...if it was my age! *Ü* How are you getting on with the ATG gun? I'm needing something more reliable than the little runners I am using. Happy crafting. TFS. ~Glen~

downrightcrafty said...

my goodness and I thought I was up early but look at all of these eager bunnies waiting to snoop love all the bits on your desk and I always have to zoom in to have a better look
happy WOYWW day and thank you for the snoop
Hugs Kate xx

airing cupboard crafts said...

Your desk looks fab Julia. Glad you had a fab weekend looking forward to seeing what you created. x x

Wipso said...

Lovely to see a little love floating round your desk today with all the hearts :-)
A x

Spyder said...

IOW? ohoo you might have seen my hubby, which ferry did you take?? Back later!
(Lyn)

Helen said...

Love your desk - still looking quite tidy after your clear up before your crop! I am late linking today because the server at work was down so only just got connected! Now to try and catch some desks before I have to start work!! Have a good day, all.

Sarah said...

Glad you enjoyed your crop. I have one on Saturday and I can't wait!

Doone said...

(63)

Ah sweet inspiration - bottle it and keep it for the " quiet! ha! " weekends when you have the time (!) but not the ideas....

Dx

Kay said...

Morning Mrs Dunnit :) I know what you mean about your Godson. I have the same trouble with my DDs. I'm sure they are still at school (not helped by the fact that they both work in education so, in effect, they are, lol)

Milliesmarvels said...

Your desk looks scarily tidy today! I cannot believe how many people are already linked up to your post b4 9! I was looking at some of the earlier posts last night and the number of participants, my! how quickly it has grown!!
I am linking up from London today, all plans to visit Crafty shops are slowly evaporating as I am knackered today! I am definitely a crafter and not a commuter!
Jane
x

Nicks said...

is that legal getting married at the age of 5?
lovely desk, just how i like them!

nnalorac said...

Love to see desks so much like mine, see your baskets lying there, looks good. Crops and meeting friends for craft times fairly get out mojos racing, hope it continues for you. The part I'm showing this weeks tidy, maybe because I shoved it all to one side for a visitor!!!! nnalorac.xx

triciasconfetti said...

I have a craft box just like that and never remember to pull much out of it . When i look for something small it is never the right colour!!! Glad you had a good crop and viist to IoW. got a crop Saturday and really looking forward to it.
x Tricia (65)

Lizzybobs said...

loving your crafty space today glad you had a good IOW trip have a good week Liz (68)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Julia, the desk looks good, still plenty of room to create before you need to start pushing stuff back :-) The ribbon looks lovely.
Rainy day here after lovely warm sunny one yesterday!
Anne xx

Ciara said...

Blimey, that's a pretty tidy desk for you!!!

Ciara
xx

Jules said...

So glad I got to join in this week - I finally have a midweek workdesk! So jealous of all you ladies who have a permanent crafting space - your desk looks great Julia :D

Jules (#72)

Sarah said...

Having seen the photo of your desk in its totally clean state I'm glad to see a little normality creeping into the picture

Rosie said...

Nearly fell over laughing at your comment about the 5 year old godson, and as for policemen ... have you noticed how YOUNG they are these days???

Yours Artfully said...

Morning Julia, it's only 9.45am and I'm number 78!!!

You do realise don't you that once those wedding invites have been made, you'll blink a few times and maybe you'll be making baby cards!!!!

Lin

Claire said...

Crickey!! 78 people already and I thought I'd be early!!! :) Complete newbie here, but have followed for sooo long - each time saying 'Next week, I'll post!!!' so here it finally is!! Think I was 78 (?), but maybe 79 or more as it keeps changing with other's posting!!!

Claire

Linda Elbourne said...

I was so organised this morning ... then I got side tracked ... forgot to post a link ... some kind soul stepped in and helped me out ... so Thank you whoever you are. I am working bottom up this week ... a new one for me ... wish me luck :0)

Sam Poole Designs said...

Hope you enjoyed your I.O.W trip. Your desk looks pretty tidy to me! Thanks for sharing! Sam x

akilli melek said...

I'm 2 hours ahead but still couldnt get linked quickly enough. still better than last week, this is week 2 for me sharing, although i have been peeking for months.

love the hearts and ribbon. happy wednesday. caroline (82)

Lou and Mel said...

Number 84 here!
Organised chaos here as usual then? I cant believe that 5 year olds are allowed to get married - its just not right (lol)>

Gez said...

Morning Julia FAB desk :) love the look of the knotty ribbon. I know just how you feel regards the cot bumper! I can't understand why the Bank is run by children where have all the grown ups gone!!! Have a great day. Don't worry about calling.xx

oneoff said...

Morning all. Julia - Loving the boxes of scrap - looks like plenty of inspiration ready to hand. Pretty ribbon too.

Looking forward to getting round as many blogs as I can. I went from the middle to the end, then the middle to top last week, so who knows where I should start this time... Bernie (87)

Susan Allan said...

The first one in October, how Autumnal it feels. Rained here all night, now that I am awake, I will go and have a peep at some tidy desks.

Sue xx

Kate said...

Wedding invites! You're gonna be busy.

** Kate **

Phree said...

Gee I know what you mean 5 years, my niece had an engagment party at the weekend, but it only seems like yesterday that I can recall the toddler smiling at me with a face covered with chocolate pudding!

Cheryl said...

so glad your trip away inspired you hun see,your desk is as creative as ever,know what you mean about growing up my daughter left home 2 weeks,ago so am on my own now,and does not seem 5 mins since she was a baby in my arms,love that ribbon on your desk beautiful love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Kaz said...

Love your creative space.....always looks full of makes thanks for sharing x

craftimamma said...

No 92 clocking in! And Julia, it's even worse when it's your own Baby you're working on invitations for which is what I'm currently doing, Lol!

Lesley Xx

Cath said...

I love the above shots you can make your desk look so tidy!lol Blogger wont let me enlarge for a good snoop about so I will have to come back later.

Cathx 95
PS you won some blog candy from me so I need your address.

Linda C said...

What a difference from your last two posts. Now your desk looks like YOURS! Good luck with those invitations. It is amazing how fast those kids grow into adults. Thank goodness we never age Ha Ha!

voodoo vixen said...

Its 4.30 a.m. and I am number 96!! Good grief, I don't know how Elizabeth does it either!! Your desk is looking quite respectable still - lots of interesting bits but not overpowering! Love the look of that knotty white ribbon/fibre stuff.

Lynne said...

Long time, no visit Julia :-( sorry we have had Internet problems, again!

You desk looks inspiring and loving that ribbon. Don't worry if you don't time to visit.
Hugs Lynne x

Alicia.R. said...

Hi from Australia
Thanks for sharing your desk again, and thanks for inspiring us all to keep in-touch, keep creating and keep tidy!
Till next week
Alicia.R. #102

Theresa said...

Best of luck with the snowflakes Julia! Hard to believe it's that time of year. Thanks for hosting another WOYWW - always fun to see what's happening on desks around the world:)

butlersabroad said...

Not bad at all...... for you! Quite a marked improvement over last week. Sounds like a fabby trip to the IOW, hope you waved at Spyder as you went by. The only thing I can't believe is each week my number gets higher and higher! But yes, those pesky neices/nephews/godsons etc grow up at an alarming rate, I only see my lot every couple of years or so, I swear they shoot up 5" inbetween visits.

Hugs
Brenda (105 would you believe!!!)

Tracy Evans said...

Your IOW trip sounds fab, very inspirational, nothing better than when you come away feeling inspired. Your desk looks quite tidy but I did smile to myself about going to bed so that it stayed tidy LOL. Hope something comes to fruition with the snowflake. Tracy Evans (29).

Alix said...

hi julia,
i know what you mean about time...i'm sure it goes faster than it used to!!

Scrapcollectr said...

Your desk is immaculate compared to the treat I have for you this week. A tour of my madness. Lol. Have a nice WOYWW!

Sherry said...

Your desk looks lovely and busy again this week Julia!

I've just added my link (117).

Many thanks x

Glitter Monkey said...

Oh this is HUGE fun!! I found you via Debby and had to play along. Your creative space looks wonderful and it's a great opportunity to be nosey - which I LOVE!! My mess is here. Lol Lynn ♥

Carola Bartz said...

Julia, I always like your desk - tidy or not - you're a busy woman. I love all the craftiness there!

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Having experienced Artisan - it is an amazing thing to sit down with a like minded bunch of cratfy people and do. I liked being taken out of my comftort zone too - but I really didn't need another excuse to spend more money.......

DW Peot said...

Absolutely Fabulous to see what everyone is working on! I don't feel so bad that my desk looks the way I want it too! It's just the thought of trying to accomplish it all!

kayc said...

I know doesn't time fly. Lovely busy desk. Kathleen x

Heather x said...

I have just realised I haven't commented on your desk...how rude of me!
Love your clear square measuring thingy in your desk, reminds me of the quilting rulers :)
*hugs* Heather x (99)

lisa said...

The years fly don't they. I'm sure they go faster as you get older!!
Your ribbon looks very interesting and I had to smile at your snowflake card awaiting treatment. I have some of those at the minute.
Hugs Lisax (122)

Aisling said...

Your desk sure looks very tidy! Glad that you've been feeling inspired. I'm looking forward to seeing the results!

Terry & Kim said...

Well, I'm up a couple of spots from last week. That's something! Your desk looks good. I had to laugh when I saw the next photo. My desk is very similar - though I didn't post a second photo! Thanks for WOYWW.

Penni said...

Great busy desk this week Julia - how weird is it that my link number is also my age !!!!! (42)

Hugs
Penni
X

Ohhh Snap said...

The desk looks wonderfully inviting to sit down and craft. Time is odd isn't it? Especially when babies you know want to get married lol. Love the knotted ribbon. I'm late to the fair, but couldn't resist joining in. TFS!
#127

Sarah Anderson said...

Well my link no isn't my age lol, 128!!! I never get round to many people looking at desks, but I do so love WOYWW, it's such a great idea :)

Elliephant said...

well, what a tidy desk! Well done and I hope your IOW vibes carry on as long as possible.
Elliefantasy (129)

Twiglet said...

Just a late message as I surf a few WOYWW desks and tuck into my birthday chocs - will have to burn a few calories tomorrow -lol!! Have a great week.

joey said...

Hi Julia

late for me this week! you can see your desk so its all looking good lol! time flies for the little ones!
I am not able to make it to all the desks I feel guilty every week but thinks loads of us the same

Joey.xxx

kath said...

Hi Julia..your desk is looking suitably busy and hey I want to know how Elizabeth manages to sneak in at first every week....just when I think I am on the ball I pop over to find hundreds have beaten me to it...this is my new mission in life..hugs kath xxx

Anne said...

Just made it for Wednesday !!! Wasn't at my desk , but having fun with Lily at her paint station !!!
Anne xxx

Spyder said...

WELL! (oops sorry capital locks) Yes, IOw via Lymington! Hubby is the one responsible for making sure there's enough food and supplies on all the ferries. So probably not as he's in his little office most of the time or loading the boats with his little forklift! Too tired to stay up and type out my WOYWW last night, was forced out of bed by cat,(feed me feed me) and then thought, I'm already going to be late for work so I'll make time and do it now! (after feeding cat) and did! typed out, pictures taken, digi drawn (although now changed as It wasn't good) all in about 15 minutes, now that must be a record! and not too long...although I've added to it since on returning home, late as car konked out, luckily it didn't konk out on the way to work, making be even later... your desk always look really interesting, with loads of stuff going on...little things hiding in corners...to me, mine is the same every week even when I tidy up!
(Lyn)

Leonie said...

thanks for sharing!
How long do you think it will stay tidy for??!!LOL
fairy blessings from down under
fairy leonie xx 133
http://purplefairylady1.blogspot.com/

Shirl said...

Hi Julia a true crafters desk love it. My first time and having a ball at looking around peoples desks or whatever they use (the nosey in me) but when I typed in my number what sprang too mind instantly was the TV programm "The Prisoner" and unless you remember the programm you are not going to get the connection, it's an age thing and if you do get it please let me know.
Hugs Shirley 97!!!!

Traceyr said...

OOO Julia lots going on on your desk this week. So are you starting Christmas cards soon then is that what the snowflake card is for? :)

Paula Gale said...

Hi Julia - glad you're back - I see you must have changed your password so that neat freak couldn't hijack your blog again...!!!

AAAhhhh- the famous (mis)concept of time has got you too.... my godson is already in 2nd year of big school... gone are the days he comes to my house to sweep up for 'auntie pauwwa'... i used to take it quite personally seeing as his mum must have some kind of ocd about housework - now i wish he would come and jollywell sort my floors out... maybe a story for when he gets married - which will be - judging by the way it goes - next week!!!! LOL

good luck with the wedding stationery - as i'm finding out with my friend - its quite a responsibility!!!

Paula x x x

Cynthia Eloise said...

well i'm a day late but i made it. wow, can't believe how many are catching on. it's been fun trying to visit everyone.

Lisa said...

Very beneficial thanks Julia ;-D and as to your previous post, those drink stirrers also make excellent wax sticks for application wax to the eyebrows lol a handy tip we discovered at college a few years back.... but glue now i never thought of that, I have a box of the inch wide ones too for larger glue application :-D I'm hoping tomorrow I will finally get some die-cutting done as i've spent most of my day flat on my spasming back!!! I can never find the right place to say thats it! and stop! I feel like I am trying to run before I can walk!! thank goodness for all these wonderful blogs to read!!! and stop the grey matter turning to mush! xxx

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Your desk is quite productive and I am sure you know exactly where everything is at. LOL

Thistleblue said...

Morning, I'm a wee bit late this week :-) Hope you had a great WOYWW! Thanks for the peek, I've left you a wee award on my blog pop over here. for a wee look!
Have a great weekend!
hugs
Michelle
x

Candace said...

look very productive and quite tidy too. What's happening Julia? lol

Melissa said...

I linked a blog post about my work area that I did for another website. What do you think?

http://johnmelissaandfamily.blogspot.com/2010/06/where-bloggers-create-2.html

Shirl said...

Yep we work in different ways but I wish I could just start and finish.
Hugs Shirley #97

Holly (108) said...

I have one of those glass mats too.... What do you use to get your paper to stick to it if you are cutting on it? I tried removable adhesive but then I can't get the adhesive off the mat very easy?