Wednesday, 27 October 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

I've been gathering supplies to get the cutting and kitting ready for the 2 Scrap Ladies Card Marathon this weekend. So although it's new stash, it's not really for me. But it is me that's working on top of this pile. I'm frightened that if I move it, I'll lose some essential piece of paper! The very shiny Christmas lettering at the bottom left of thepile is a piece of foiled scrapbook paper - doesn't it look great in this weird flash lit yellow light! The Copic colour chart is only out because it was carefully stored inside a pad of thick A3 papers that I'm now using to make sleeves to hold the card and paper supplies for the weekend. So I guess it needs a new home, which means it will be a while!
It's all over the dining table too. Here are the sleeves full of stuff - so far...more than half still to be done. The sewing machine is still out because I've just finished another Manga costume for Miss Dunnit - there's a convention this weekend. She's going as a Pokemon trainer. If you don't know, probably better not to!

So despite all the dark and gloomy photos, I've shown you mine - now you show all of us yours! Photo your desk, workspace, counter top, lap tray - whatever you're doing, put it on your blog and then visit here to leave a link. Then loads of us will come by for a rummage. Simple. It's all about sharing what you're doing and showing us what you've got! Thanks!


113 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

OMGoodness me... I beat Elizabeth!!

voodoo vixen said...

Oops... sorry Julia, I was so amazed at not being number 100 and something I posted before finishing!! Ummmm, your desk looks a little packed there... and the dining room table!! Any room left to maneuvre about?

Terry & Kim said...

It looks like organized chaos, Julia. How does the card marathon work? How many cards/kits do you prep?

Amber Ink said...

Don't move the papers Julia!!! You know it's a trap ;) Never realized you were a costume maker too! Those Pokemon conventions are amazing! Rockin' this NYC time zone! Thanks for getting to work early these days ;) Have a good one!

Scrapcollectr said...

Oh MY goodness...I'm not in double OR triple digits! Headed to bed in the US and thought I'd take a chance that u had posted. Success! Have a wonderful day and, yes, I know what a Pokemon trainer is...I once made Ash's belt for my young son! Lol

Candace said...

Ever the creative busy space

Ciara said...

I reckon if the stash is for other people, then the mess doesn't count. You know, the same way as other peoples chips don't have any calories?

Ooo, I made number 2 again, yay!

Ciara
xx

Chrissie said...

You are quite amazing... working for Mr D, working for the shopkeeper gal, scrapping or cropping or whatever it's called and making costumes and still the odd card or three appears . Wonderful!
Chrissie

Sue from Oregon said...

I know how you feel...I just cut out 48 little mini albums for a class...I am just plain tired and ready for a nappy-poo!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i remember the days when my kids were pokemon crazy but wow, i've never made a costume fit for a convention. even if i made one, i doubt whether they would wear it.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

WOW....organised chaos! Like it! Will join you in the dark and gloomy photos and the sewing machine....Manga/Pokeman trainer; sounds very interesting if not a bit different. Well done to you for being so busy and obviously being so good at it!!!!! Bow down to you! SuzanneB

akilli melek said...

Looks like you are going to have a very busy weekend. Have a great time, and well done on your costume making. caroline #14

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, I hadn't even gotten my post up and you had already posted yours. You may be the only person I visit today, especially since I'm so far down the list. You look like you are in the throes of a nightmare. But you will wake up on Saturday, the nightmare will be gone and you will have a spotless desk next Wednesday (dream on, Elizabeth)!!

Cardarian said...

I can see you are an early bird today too - just right for me otherwise I wouldn't be able to link up till late! I see you are as busy as me, but I hope you enjoy your 2 Scrap ladies thingy! Love your messy desk - always provides a great snoop! ;-)
Hugs,
Cardarian

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

Unfortunately, I know what one of those is .... wish I didn't!


Hugs

Kay

Sandy said...

Very creative and busy place Julia.
Wonderful challenge. Love them.

Jennie said...

Julia, looks like you are going tohave fun at the weekend, and as for pokemon, oh I know what it is.. but making a costume.. so so glad mine are grown up , and could make their own costume if they needed one.. yea dream on. I am still cooking for one of them!! lol
Have a great day
Hugs xx

Helen said...

Love the arial shot of your lovely desk today, hope you did a risk assessment of the site first. Have a great day!

Mandi said...

Oh you sew too!
You are Superwoman!! lol

Super crafty stash, organised to the letter of course I can tell hehe

Happy WOYWW [Thank you]
mandi xx

Joanne said...

My what a busy lass. Sewing costumes too! How many hands have you got??
Luv Joanne xx

Cheryl said...

wow hun you have so many strings to your bow,ever the creative lady,gosh,you must never stop,great creative desk today hugs cherylx

misteejay said...

I'm sure when the weekend comes you'll feel all the mess was worth it

Toni :o)

Alisonw30 said...

Great stash, even if it isn't just for your use! What is the tape dispenser with stripy tape for? (Or is the answer 'it is just a stripy tape dispenser silly'?)

Alison x

Christine said...

I think it is wonderful that your crafting has spread to the dining table as well :-)

TinaB said...

Wow! Fun weekend for you xx Happy WOYWW xx Tina xx

JoZart said...

You tire me out just reading about all you do.... sounds much like me so I must slow down and so should you! So much going on but it all looks like good fun and nobody could ever call you boring!!! Enjoy!
hugs JoZarty x (38)

Lothian Crafts said...

All those papers look fab. Sewing as well you are a busy lady this week. A pokemon trainer suit sounds interesting my sons used to love pokemon
Elaine no39

secret scrapbooker said...

Lots going on for you love seeing busy desks :0)
And yes i do know all about pokemon... 3 sons dontcha know lol.
Kate x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow creativity reigns on your desk today, so much going on gave me a headache, a good one though! My mojo has gone awol so am hoping by looking at all of the peeps desk, I will get inspired. Have a lovely WOYWW! hugs Heidi x

Gez said...

Oooh my lot are well impressed with your DD! COOL apparently :D
Hope it's a succesful weekend for you both. Hugs, Gez.xx

Rachel said...

I hope everyone appreciates all the work you do. It makes me glad I don't do classes that require kitting! Good luck this weekend.

Nicks said...

looks like there is some lovely stash for peeps to play with !

Twiglet said...

Great to see the sewing machine out! Do we get to see the costume too?

Yours Artfully said...

I'm 47 this week instead of a hundred and something....wish I was still 47 in real life!!!! Anyways......I've got a bit of a silly game thing going on with your desk Julia, I'm sure you already think I'm a bit bonkers and this will probably confirm that suspicion. I'm sure you know the books "Where's Wally" well I do tend to play "Where's the ATG gun" and there it is again this week......I'm guessing you love that thing.

Lin

Doone said...

We still have fond memories of Adam's Mock Turtle costume (a crocodile with a turtle shell) from when he was nine and in the school play and needed a stunning costume to heal the wound of being denied the lead role of Alice - no amount of explaining could help him understand that a brown haired BOY could never win the lead role from the cute little blonde GIRL...nice that they still dress up in their teens tho' eh?

Dx

Doone said...

oops 48

Doone said...

ooh no 52 hahaha - gonna leavre adifferent number on each blog - hahahhaa

Dxxx

Penni said...

Oooh look at all that stash. Have a great day.

Hugs
Penni (54)
X

Phree said...

Lovely busy desk, hope you have a fun marathon weekend!

Susan Allan said...

Hi Julia
Your desk always looks so interesting and colourful, mine is really boring this week. Have a great week, whatever you decide to do.
Sue xx 56

Anne said...

Have a fun weekend Julia -- lots of lovely stash on your desk !! Off to SECC this weekend -- mmmm maybe come back with new stash do you think ?????? he he !
Anne xxx

kelly said...

Looking good! Very excited about the card amrathon this weekend :)

Toucan Scraps said...

I need to get to some sewing for TJ, one day .....

I'm in at 61 today and it's only 9:20 this is one busy blog ring.

Your folders look great and your class have some yummy looking stash to play with.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Hi Julia. :) Pritt glue from Poundland is dimensional! :) The price is amazing. I bought 3 just in case. :)

airing cupboard crafts said...

Desk looks very busy today JUlia. Looking forward to Saturday xx

Jules said...

Love your card pockets, they look fab! Thanks for your lovely comment last week, and your great suggestion, which I'm definitely going to follow :D

Rosie said...

Cor blimey, you are a busy bunny aren't you? Intrigued by mention of a Manga costume - I did once get asked to make a Christmas tree outfit for a school play - does that count? Oh yes, and a tart's outfit...(don't ask)!!

jodpea said...

Yeepers has the marathon come around already? Really quite jealous of all u southerners (n theres something I never thought I'd say, lol!!) Is that not quite theraputic tho, or has therapy morphed into monotony already?!

Sarah said...

As always you are busy busy busy, sure that it is organsed chaos though

Lorraine said...

Hi I so enjoy my weekly nosey... but I have made a boop this week... accidentally entered the wrong link on my entry... it's nos 70 I think and it's now taking you to Heritage Rubber Stamps.. not sure if you can delete it or not.. sorry about that.. more haste less speed as they say...

Thanks for allowing us to join in the fun every week...

Love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxx

Alix said...

oh my...i need to see that costume!!! happy wednesday julia :0)

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

great desk shots this week julia!! I have missed you all :) finally got to play along today as the kids are on midterm and we can stay in our jammies and have fun all day!

hugs mandyxx

Kate said...

It all looks very industrious. Good luck for the weekend.

** Kate **

kayc said...

Very busy desk. Enjoy your weekend. Kathleen x

Kay said...

Oooh how exciting! No WOYWW post from me today, life is busy, work is busy and crap, stress is high, yuck! Seem to be coming out the other end though, and really looking forward to Saturday!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Busy bee as always Julia....Love the mess!

A.xx(80)

Linda Elbourne said...

Oh my word Julia ... you should have issued a warning ... that lot looks like it could topple any minute!
As for Pokemon ... I have n't a clue ... it was Power Rangers when my son was young ... oh no ... look what I have started ... Go Go Power Raaangers ... will be singing that all day now!

Linda Elbourne said...

I am number 72 by the way :0)

Hels Sheridan said...

Morning (just) Julia... those packs look mightily interesting and I love the thought of a card-athon... sounds like FUN! Have a great day hun x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh I know Pokemon! My son was crazy about those pocket monsters for years! He's outgrown it, thank goodness! But he still has the cards which he spent so much money on! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Leonie said...

ooops fairies are late aagain! (85)
love your diversity!!
xxx fairy leonie

karen said...

Um, is it wrong that I just want to get on your workspace and roll around in the craftiness of it?!?! I so love that you do this blog and this feature on your blog!
I will be doing some major blog hopping today!

Bluefairy4U said...

Lovely lots of bits today Julia. Hope you have fun with the 2 scrap ladies Marathon. Bit behind myself today. No.88 Hugs JO.xxx

lisa said...

Pokemon, are they still going!!!!
You look like one busy lady this week, Julia.
Have fun with it all.
Hugs Lisa (90)

Kaz said...

Wow what a very busy lady you are I am very behind today....half term always throws me....have a wonderful time at your marathon all the best

kazx

Jingle said...

I hope you have an awesome time at the convention!!!

butlersabroad said...

Would you believe they're letting us wear Halloween costumes at work on Friday, as this is a Japanese company I think a Manga outfit would go down a treat, send me one over would you?? Still can't believe all the prep work that goes into classes, would take half the fun out of it for me if someone has already cut and chopped and stamped etc.!!

Hugs
Brenda 89

Kim said...

Wow, even I'm a bit intimidated by your desk!!Have a great time!!

Darcy said...

hiya just flying through inbetween feeding invalid boy, hope you are well.
would love to see the manga costumes sometime.x

Magpie said...

You have so many projects going! Thanks for hosting this, it's my first week participating ~ lots of interesting new blogs to visit!

KanataNewf said...

I love popping by every week to see what's up with everyone - and today I will probably get to visit a few more posts than usual since I am at home with a nasty cold today. Thanks in advance to everyone for sharing!

Kirsty.a said...

Great multi tasking table again. Looking frward to getting round a few more people this week since I'm on half term

Ohhh Snap said...

I think this is the second week in a row I'm #101 lol. Late to the fair, but at least I'm there :D. I'm impressed by all your busy-ness, getting all that done and being being at the shop as well!

S said...

Card marathon sounds like fun, but I'm sure takes lots of prep work. You'll be proud - I actually got to the 83 blogs before mine this a.m. and left comments on all where they'd let me. I hope to pick up the rest tomorrow. S#84

Carola Bartz said...

Lots of stuff here! Card marathon - wow!
And where are your glasses?

Pam said...

Your looking very organised hon. Hugs Pam x

Dotty Jo said...

Thanks for brightening the middle of the week hun! Dotty Jo x 112

DW Peot said...

Ohhh 113 Again! Lucky number huh? Fabulous colors on your desk! Now I don't feel so bad about mine! HA HA

Sherry said...

Hope your marathon goes well Julia, that looks like a good lot of stash for it.

I've just linked my desk up too - 114 this week.

Thanks for the great nosing opportunity!

Sherry said...

oops sorry, I'm 115 this week!

minnie_mac said...

Have fun at your weekend marathon, Julia.

Marilyn

dandelion dreamer said...

That is an impressive workdesk...have lots of fun this weekend!Hope Miss Dunnit enjoys herself! Moira

Carrie said...

Hello lovely crafters......glad to be joining you again this week and looking forward to peeking at your work desks xx

SueH said...

Beats me how you find the time for all those pies you have your fingers in Julia.
Guess it keeps you out of mischief though!

Good to be back
Sue
X x x
PS. This list gets longer each week......great stuff....well done!

Deb said...

wow, you look busy, busy, love your sweet little clipboard! hugs Debx

Wipso said...

Hi Julia. I have a confession....I'm actually just back from my break away and catching up with my blogging friends. Please show us the new made outfit :-)
A x

peggy gatto said...

I was too tired to stay up past 9:30 last night, so hereI am late again!!!
I have been working on "The sketchbook" project. the link to the project is there too(still time to sign up!)

Vicky said...

Wow, bolggers been quiet lately, they are all here by the looks...lol
Love your space, just wished I had the nerve to post some of my horror pics, I can't stand clutter, my tables making me twitch as I write...lol Need to clean...lol
Thanks for letting me play along, though I don't know how long its going to take visiting everyone, hope to see you next week if I get that far...lol

Off to number 1 now...
x
Vicky

Sandy said...

Your marathon sounds so fun!! Somehow you've given me the courage to photo my workdesk no matter what is going on--and I think it is wonderful to be able to share creative spaces with everyone. Thanks Julia! Take care! I'm off to finish up work here at the office so that I can go home and stitch! (oops, after choir practice tonight) --Sandy - EWDS

Angenita said...

This is the kind of mess that really makes me happy.

Linby said...

busy busy. If you get to my desk, I didn't get my glue from poundland. I paid an extortionate amount for it from J Lewis, even more so I realise now!
Linbyx

Chrysalis said...

An impressive amount of work going on around here! Keep it up! I'm running out of spaces to put my drying glitter glue - lost my craft room recently, to an unexpected long-term house guest, so now I'm sharing the sitting room with the PC, TV, husband and guest (not to mention three cats!) Thank goodness DH and guest have gone out for the evening - I can spread out - even more than usual LOL!

Sandie said...

This is the first time I have taken part in WOYWW. It seemed a bit of fun so I thought I'd join in. I'm struggling to create at the moment because of lack of space, but I'm doing what I can and look forward to having a proper workspace back soon!
Look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you are up to. Sandie http://itchifingers.blogspot.com

The Paper Princess said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! Enjoy!

I'm FINALLY getting back to sorts, so though I am late in posting (again!) - at least it's a crafty post today!

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

Lizzie J said...

Managed to post on a Wednesday - yay. That stash looks good. HAve a great time this weekend.
Lizzie #139

Li'l Pidge said...

Managed to post this week (not usually back until a bit later)....wow, your desk looks like you are going to be really busy over the next few days!!
Kyla

Juls said...

great to see your workdesk...I am sure everyone is going to have loads of fun with those goodies! Hugs Juls

kristie said...

looks like a FUN load of "scrap"!!!

Roban Studio said...

The card marathon sounds like great fun. I like the pockets you have made. That's very creative!

Linda C said...

Didn't make the post this week, but I just had to take a peek. Have fun at your marathon this weekend. I just read your post about the man wanting the epoxy, You are a hoot! So glad you stood your ground with the snoot! Such a funny story.

Vixykins said...

hehe pokemon! my friends boy was in the national papers about 10 years ago coz he swapped all his (expensive) toys for pokemon cards lol!

Carmen said...

Ooooh ask Miss Dunnit if you can share piccies? Devvie is well into her manga at the mo, she'd love seeing that. Speaking of Devvie... Remember that issue I had? I'm just going to say - the good guys won in the end and the law aint always an ass ;) Megatastic news on Monday!

Spyder said...

ohoo am I really comment 101?! (bet I'm not really...althought I do feel like it sometimes!) Hope that number's lucky! You've reminded me of yet another job I keep meaning to do, my copic and promarker charts, I can never remember which one I MUST have because I needed it soooo much just a few hours before I arrived at a shop that has loads of choice...if only I had my chart thingy with me, I say...then buy copic/promarker...(because they are here and you must buy them) only to find when I get home that I now have four Tans and yet another emerald green... My daughter's been over from USA and remarked that I must have thousands of dollar's worth of 'stuff' in my craft room and then that word.... 'why???' Hmm.
Have a great weekend

LouDotMac said...

Your desk is just slightly overflowing there Julia!! Looks like you have been buuusyy!!

I'm off to have a whizz around as many peoples desks as I can now!! :)

Lou Mac. xo #135

Susan said...

I am sure that you have everything under control. Bet you are itching to play with that stash though!

You asked about the toadstool stamp on my desk when you visited and I made my daughter a birthday card using it here
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/2010/08/scrapbook-boutique-challenge.html
Susan (#93) xxox

Angie said...

Wow ...over 100 comments .....I promise to get back to WOYWWing soon but if you want a laugh there are 2 photos of me on my blog .... from around 1990 ...my lean couple of years lol xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Looks like you have been mega busy there - have a great weekend. Thanks for sharing (no 26)

Serendipity Stamping said...

Sad to say I have not made it on WOYWW the past two weeks, just too many irons in the fire. You have a lovely busy desk this week. Don't you love working with the public, so many different characters and personalities you have to deal with everyday. Some frustration and annoyances, but overall people are pretty nice.

Sandra Rowney said...

Looking forward to dipping and diving into these blogs. Glad I found this.

misteejay said...

Thanks for the comment Julia.
Didn't really get to the "Dish" dept but saw it in passing - spent a lot of time in Christmas World (decs) and Christmas Arcade (gifts), toiletries, pets, handbags, stationery and food.

Prices for some things were shocking - £63 for an A4 card with a snowflake stitched on the front using bugle beads...it didn't even come in a box!! just an ordinary white envelope.

Toni :o)

Lori Saul said...

An amazing site- I will have to join in soon with my messy art desk. What fun!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hope you have a great time at the weekend Julia. Ooh wish we could've seen the costume you made, I bet it's fab ;-)
Anne xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Julia, you are certainly one busy person. I must apologise as I was a newbie two weeks ago and I posted on all but I'm not sure I did on yours as the originator. I've remembered this week though. It's amazing to have a mooch around. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 24)