Wednesday, 20 October 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

Oh I'm in social heaven. I had totally and utterly forgotten how much fun you could have being a shopkeeper. I've spent the day chatting and selling and doing some light card making. Of course, if I were the real shopkeeper, I would be stressed about deliveries, financial complications, overheads, fresh milk, getting samples made, workshops prepared, stock ordered and ouf, well you know. So I have utterly the best of both this week. Free tea and coffee and customers who want to chat about what they're buying. And better even than that - some think this fab shop is mine! I know, I act like I own every damn place, but really, what a trip!The left -ish view from my desk. Which is the workshop table that seats 9. Obviously, I'm using the space of four people.A swing to the right. Revealing - not only the excellent photography that caught the top of the bin, but half a table full of stamps that are on clearance - end of lines that start at 50p and honestly, couldn't find one for more than £4.99. I've bought some, of course!
So that's my current work desk - is yours making you happy this Wednesday? Photo it and show it off on your blog, that makes your visitors happy! We'll swing by if you add it to Mr Linky here - note your Link number and wherever you visit a WOYWW blog, leave your number in the comment - then the blog writer can connect with you. Great.

And some housekeeping - if you want to pick off the WOYWW button, copy the box of html text under the button in the left margin on this blog, go to into your dashboard, click on Design, then click on the 'Add a Gadget' button. Select from the list HTML/Java script - press the blue '+' sign. Paste the html code into the bigger of the two boxes and click save. Ta Na! And welcome to adding loads of pics and gadgets - too easy!

104 comments:

Pam said...

Oh Julia...Amber and I are laughing so hard! We feel like we won the LOTTO being #1! I think this will be a lucky week for us ;) I love your space and Coffee, tea or me! What a wonderful way to spend a day! Thanks for the fun!

Ciara said...

Wahey, check me out being number 2! Knew that one day I'd see a benefit to getting up at 5:30am!

Wow Julia, what fun playing shopkeeper in a craft shop - move over kids in sweet shops! Hope you continue having lots of fun :-)

Ciara
xx

Terry & Kim said...

I'm so excited being #3, and so envious of your time as a shopkeeper, Julia! It sounds like so much fun - especially since you get to play and not have all the responsibility. Have a great week!

Terry #3

scrappystickyinkymess said...

It's been a while since I've tried to comment. Fingers crossed it might work this time. Oops - not acually sir Mr Linky worked either! Oh my
Mary Anne

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow Julia you are so early! I saw your post on my bloglist which is the only reason I caught it! Usually I check about 2:30 pm Philippine time. What a great time you'll be having as a shopkeeper- I'm sure you'll meet a lot of new friends! But...you'll probably get to buy a lot too, if you keep looking at the merchandise! Patsy #3 from
HeARTworks

peggy gatto said...

10:05 pm here, now I am off to bed!
Have a great WOYWW!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh goodness...I would be in 7th heaven to be in a lovely craft store like this! What a fun place to work in! Thanks for posting early tonight...so much easier for us west coast USA players!!!

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

Lovely shop, I need to come and visit.

Hugs

Kay (#11)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, I was just playing around till it was time to visit and saw you had already posted. Boy, I'm late, late today! Love your "work desk" today. Had to laugh about how much space you're taking over, too! Nothing changes except location (grin).

Christine said...

It does sound heavenly being a shop keeper and getting to craft too - I want that job! :-) Christine

Candace said...

Like all that yummy paper & to it and play there all day everyday would be heaven!

Can I ask what time are you scheduling this post? Thought it went up around 8 so was not posting before work (usually leave at 6 but had lie today) and so was not linking up until Thursday evening usually but if Mr Linky goes up each week around the same time as this post may be joining Wednesday mornings

Sue said...

Hi Julia
oh wow what fabby pics, looks a huge shop, i could spend all day mooching, of course you had to buy some sale stamps, only polite to, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

kath said...

heaven heaven heaven playing at shoppies....especially in a crafty shop...hugs kath xxx

Spyder said...

ohooo fabulous! I want to come and play!! I have to read it again to find out where it is!
Have a great day!
(Lyn)

Morti said...

Hehehehehe - glad to hear you're having fun, Julia!

Lycan_Art said...

Great shop. Have a great day

Mandi said...

Hi Julia
What a fab shop, I used to work in a craft shop for a couple of years, dunno why but I seemed to work there for nothing heheeh

Super pics
LOVE wendesdays!
Happy WOYWW and have a great week
madni xx

Tracy Evans said...

Wow look at all those goodies, love the shop Julia, I too would be in heaven especially if I was just looking after the shop without any of the worries LOL. Great desk you have today, so much space, again I would be in my element. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x

Cheryl said...

oh awesome pictures hun and gosh what a shop oh what fun to be able to not only browse through all thos yummy goodies,but to be the owner too he he not a bad days work,hun have a great day hun hugs cheryl x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Julia, wow what a dream come true, I would absolutely love to own my own shop. I want to come and play and never leave, lol!

Am loving that little card on the table, but the table does look bear, it needs me there playing with all of your stash, lol!

Have a super day and thanks for sharing, hugs Heidi xx

Daniele said...

now that sounds like heaven playing shop without the stress.....trouble is you end up spending more money but what fun
hugs from Daniele x

Milliesmarvels said...

Oooooooh! Lucky you! I am sooooooooooooooooo envious! I would love to do a stint working in a craft shop.
Jane
x

voodoo vixen said...

I am so with you about the Julia, I would love to sit and play and pretend it was mine... but perhaps not if it were really!! Love the fact you have totally made yourself at home and hogged all the table space!!

Chrissie said...

Stamps on sale?
Where's the shop?
One can never have enough stamps!
Chrissie

secret scrapbooker said...

Totally fantastic photos....I would so love to be able to view all the goodies for real instead of always shopping online.
Kate x

Wipso said...

You must be in seventh heaven today with all that lovliness all round you. Have a great time playing shop :-)
A x

Helen said...

Wow - for once, being off work today - I am doing this live - and you're way early, and I'm all the way down at 38. Love the look of the shop, wish I was nearby (or maybe not, wallet-wise!) to pop in. Have a great time playing Shopkeeper-Gal mark 2, don't buy too many stamps!

Pam said...

Oh how I wish I lived a little closer, not sure of the distance, I would have popped over Friday to visit you in your little empire! And to raid those stamps of course!!!! Hugs Pam xx

akilli melek said...

Hi Julia, I am drooling at those lovely photos this morning. love the penguin card too.
Hope you dont get too addicted to being shopkeeper or we might not be able to resist all the lovely stash photos, lol.
have a lovely day playing with everything.
caroline #36

Twiglet said...

Oh yes - I think Wipso and I need to pop over to keep you company in that big shop! We could play all day with all those goodies! Enjoy your week.

misteejay said...

Oooo lucky you, such a lovely large work area.

I couldn't work in a craft shop as there would be too much temptation - I would want everything LOL

Toni :o)

dandelion dreamer said...

oh it sounds so blissful!

Gez said...

OOh looks like stamap heaven.. how I would love a good rummage :)
Have a great day.xx

TinaB said...

Morning Julia! Hope you are well hun xx Have a great WOYWW xx Hugs Tina xx

Lisa aka Myran said...

Yes, this is heaven Julia!!

Cardarian said...

Ha, ha....I see you are very much enjoying your shopkeeper week...huh I would enjoy that job too - but not all of it - just sitting in there amoungst all those lovely crafty things, the chat - I love that and also a bit of cardmaking - nice! Yep the worry bit is not for me though...
Enjoy your shopkeeper week!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Kirsty.a said...

I'm posted - no 52 - and I'm off to work. Hav a great day, everyone. Byeee!

JoZart said...

I envy you.. ..we'd all love that job! It just wouldn't be the same selling spuds and turnips, now would it?...Enjoy it until you get made redundant!! Don't you wish your own desk was so wide?
hugs JoZarty x

Kaz said...

Have fun playing shop....lucky lady!

have a great week

kazx

Phree said...

Oooo what fun - looking after a craft shop! Would love a real life snoop through those clearance stamps.

Nicks said...

wow what a shop, can i come and play please

Susie Sugar said...

Hello Julia ...Yes its me ....Me and my desk are back , I have missed you and your's
Looks like you have had a day of sheer bliss playing shop keeper
Hugs Susie xx

Claire x said...

WOW you are a lucky girl - I'd like to play that game too if you don't mind? LOL. Sounds like you had fun and all that crafty stuff in the background looks amazing .... and where is this shop? Have a fab day. Hugs, Claire x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia - looks like crafting heaven, all those stamps, all that workspace, all that fun! I'd love to come and help, pleeease. It's clear I'm never going to make #1 (what time do you have to get up?)I have gone from number 87 to 60 this week so that's an improvement. Elizabeth #60

Jules said...

Wow I'm so jealous! I'd love to run a craft shop, maybe one day.... Enjoy your time as the boss!

nnalorac said...

Lucky Lucky You! looks so much fun and no worries with it! have a fab day. nnalorac.xx 64

Lothian Crafts said...

Wow how lovely that shop looks, there is lots of lovely stash there. Your desk is brilliant this week wish I lived near and could come and visit.
Elaine no 66

Toucan Scraps said...

sounds like you are having lots of fun Julia, had any craft students in there?

Rosie said...

Oh yes! I would totally LOVE to play shopkeeper lady for a day, OK maybe half a day ... but am pleased to report that my desk makes me happy just about every day. That makes me a fortunate woman doesn't it?

Susan Allan said...

You seem to have had a ball... am I missing a trick or do we already know the name of the shop and its whereabouts..I am not sure which one it is.

Have a great day
Sue xx

Joanne said...

Oh a dream come true. I could live that life quite happily.
Luv Joanne xx

Kate said...

Now that shop looks familiar. i might have to get over there soon and snap up some clearance stamps!!!!

** Kate ** (# who knows I will have to look into it, I'm just not awake yet even if it is gone 10am)

Kate said...

Yes, I know I'm not awake but I've just realised you have been left in charge of the entire shop! How did that happen? Is Shopkeeper Gal off looking for her marbles? And I can well believe that there is some serious chatting, drinking of coffee and crafting going on, but does actual work come into it anywhere?

** Kate **

Helen said...

This looks fun and bargain stamps too!
Helen (75)

Cath said...

Looks like you are having fun. Keep some of those cheap stamps for me I will be there in a few weeks!

Cathx 75

Piddawinkle said...

ooh Julia I think youve hit the nail on the head, who wants to be the owner with all the worry, when you can just sit there and play and pretend its your shop, defn the best of both worlds. Im going to Pickleberry tomoz, wonder if they will let me pretend as well. no 78

Linda Elbourne said...

Have fun playing shop Julia ... shop keeper gal could have several weeks off and let us all have a go ... would n't that be fun :0)
This week I am link number 67 :0)

Holly (83) said...

You have to be in HEAVEN!!! Look at all that stuff, I say play, play, play while the mice are away!! Sounds like your having a great time.. I wanna see what you been making when your all done!

Jan said...

Julia,
This shop looks amazing and I could spend hours shopping and creating!

Linda C said...

You are one lucky person this week and your friend is one lucky person to have you! Enjoy your week in paradise! Linda C 86

butlersabroad said...

Best job in the world bet you're lovin' it! Wow, clearance stamps, wish I lived closer! Don't be spending all your wages now!

Hugs
Brenda (Ooh, only 87 this week, that's good!)

Scrapcollectr said...

Yes! Isn't that every paper crafter's dream? To own a shop for a day or two? Lol. No headaches, just the fun part. Enjoy! Love all that workspace area you have!
Happy WOYWW!

Blueberry Moonlight said...

#62 Isn't that just our idea of heaven, playing for hours and hours in your very own craft shop wiht every single craft item at your finger tips. BLISS!!

Carola Bartz said...

Oh Julia, I L-O-V-E your photos!!! I used to work in a scrapbook store for five years (best job I ever had!) - until the shop had to close because of the freakin' economy. I loved it. It was so good to be in a creative environment. I bet you had a ball! - Carola 93

Shirl said...

Lucky you Julia as # 62 says heaven is in a craft shop playing and creating. I would have a smile on my face all day.

Bluefairy4U said...

Oh how I wish I was with you and just to chat to all the customers would be heaven for me and also be able to demonstrate as well. The plus side as you say is not having the headache to own it. Love your pics. Love and Hugs JO. - 96

Paula Gale said...

OMG - you ARE in Heaven!!!! Can I come too - this must be like being in a sweet shop when you're a kid... FAB!

Lovely that you have somewhere else to post from - great post.

Paula x x x

Thistleblue said...

OMG what a fabulous way to spend the day, that would be like a dream for me :-) Thanks for sharing.
hugs
Michelle (100)
x

Sherry said...

Oh Julia, it sounds as though you're having soooo much fun! Those stamps sound like a bargain - where is the shop - as I really do need more stamps (not!!) Thanks for sharing.

Sherry (103)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, what a lot of great things to buy! how tempting! do you get a special discount?

Doone said...

mine's a hallway and i'm 104 today

LouDotMac said...

Get the whole view of my awesome corner desk!! :) (With a lack of scissors..)

Lou Mac #105

Linby said...

Certainly looks like heaven to me and a lot less fattening than running a sweet shop LOL! I wish I was nearer. I will get to back playing to WOYWW soon!
Linbyx

The Paper Princess said...

Oh what a delightful post! It's been so long since I've been in a good stamping store. All of our specialized stores have closed where I live - all we have are the big chains. My how I wish the days of walking in where "everyone knows your name!"

Thanks for putting a much needed smile on my face today. Have a wonderful week!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
#108 I think!

DW Peot said...

Fabulous! Cheers!

Anne said...

I'm so lucky to play ( ooops! work - if Jacqui's reading this) in a craft shop and love meeting and chatting to like minded crafters and who could resist bargain stamps !!!!
Anne xxx

lisa said...

I'm drooling this week, Julia. How lovely to be able to play at shops, every crafters heaven and bargain stamps to boot. I'd be hopeless owning a shop, I'd be always buying the stock and never making any money!!
Fabby photos.
BTW, re embossing cuttlebugged images. I always wipe them over with talc and then use a little veramark ink pad, although you still get powder were you don't want but it brushes off with a paintbrush. A bit fiddly but I love the results.
Happy WOYWW.
Hugs Lisa (117)

Marcia Antle said...

Thanks for setting this up, it is so much fun!
Marcy
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Lavinia said...

OOo lucky you! All them goodies in that shop, did you spend much? I wouldent trust myself in there for too long! Hope you can forgive me for the teasing of your ATG....!!! I am now proud to say "I too Love the ATG, well I am learing to, once I get the hang of it"
Lavinia
x

Sandy said...

So excited to discover WOYWW! I started my first one today! Thank you for the creative ideas and fun!

kelly said...

Hi Julia,
I think people must think I am the shopkeeper at the local craft store. I seem to be there alot lately!!

Kelly #124

Theresa said...

I'm thinking that shop really suits you Julia! A person could be very content for hours playing with all the stuff there...and hopefully, someone else would be in charge of clean up;)
Thanks for hosting another WOYWW!

oneoff said...

You must really be enjoying surrounding yourself with all that stash; I'd be in heaven. Hope you manage to restrain yourself from being your own best customer...

Neet said...

How fantastic - you must be in craft heaven. Hope you can get some time to play with all the goodies that are not for sale.

Ann Freeman (mafswife) said...

Heaven indeed! *i am not jealous*
Thanks for another WOYWW, I got to play this week!

Leonie said...

thanks for another
fairy fantastic WOYWDW!

fairy leonie (129) xxxxxxx

http://purplefairylady1.blogspot.com/

Shari said...

Is that heaven? ;) What an exciting shop to "own", even for a little while. Thanks so much for sharing Julia!
~Shari #123

Jennie said...

This morning I have internet, but too late!! so I am number 0 !! we had blackout, so I am suffering withdrawal symptoms... lol Looks like you are having fun playing shopkeeper :))
See you next week, power permitting!
Hugs x

Sarah said...

Stay away from those stamps, you do not have to buy them all!
Seriously enjoy your time playing shopkeeper.
And yes I am well behind schedule this week but I just couldn't stay away

Lizzie J said...

Ooooo - so jealous , I would love to have a whole shop to play with. Sounds like you were having a lot of fun.

Lizzie x
(no 132)

Ohhh Snap said...

Crafters are like goldfish, we will expand to the size of our workspace lol. Have a wonderful time playing Shop! Sooooo many toys you have at your finger tips. I would be in debt by the time I finished working there, if I was in your shoes. TFS :D

#101

Alex said...

Wahoo, its my first time, i'm a virgin WOYWW lol x

Chrissie said...

Can anyone tell me why some names on Mr Linky have changed colour even BEFORE I've clicked on them?
It doesn't help me sort out which numbers I have commented on!
ANyideas?

Chrissie #27

madebyKarla said...

I'd love to be a shopkeeper sometime! so jealous of your desk this week!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh looks like you are having lots of fun Julia! enjoy

Amy said...

:)
You crack me up. I Love acting like I own places that I totally don't. I settle right in at a friend's booth and boss customers around. Pretty much I do the same thing at other people's houses, so I'm good at it.
A

MaggieC said...

What a great site to view. Love your rocking horses too. Glad they are not full size, though. Thanks for sharing so much with us all.

Shazsilverwolf said...

So cool looking at all this- sorry, I must have clicked twice!

Sarah Anderson said...

I love playing shop, and get excited when Wendy leaves me in there alone to go and do a job! Unfortunately I only get down there once a month, or maybe fortunately, Wendy might get fed up with me living in the shop if I lived closer lol!!

Auntie Em said...

Wow, what an awesome shop!!! I wish I was close enough to just be a customer, let alone play shopkeeper! What a great space to play!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

alexa said...

Glorious scene of creative endeavour :) I understand about needing the space though - when I am at a crop I tend to spread into at least two tables! Delighted to be joining in with WOYW, and think it's going to focus me nicely into doing some more creating, so thank-you!

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