Wednesday, 1 December 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 77

I may well have one of the messiest desks on this ol' rummage fest, but believe me, my cupboards are in fairly good order. At least, for me. And I know where everything is, which is more than can be said for anything on my desk. And my button jar which has been missing for more than 2 weeks now. I've looked everywhere and decided that someone must have pinched it. I just don't know where else to look. I've declared an amnesty if it's returned. We'll see.
So the desk gives not much away because I'm working on stuff you can't see. I know, doesn't that sound incredibly secretive and DT-ish of me? It does. I sound very important in my head. But really the reason you can't see what I'm working on is because it's still in my head...this table shows the end of one card making session and nothing else, certainly not the beginning of another!
It's Ludgershall Crop this saturday, our Christmas version - apart from the Challenge, Sketch Challenge and all round chat-a-thon, it's bring Christmassy food to eat day. I love it - if you want details because you're within striking distance, let me know! Also safe to travel to this neck of the woods..not one flake of snow has settled. Not one. 18 miles up the road in Basingstoke it's all white and pretty. Nothing here. Strange but lucky!

Crop and snow aside, please show us your workdesk this Advent Wednesday. We like to see what you're doing that we aren't, and what you've got that we might need. Straight forward - photo your desk, upload to your blog and then link to your blog here. We'll visit. Slowly, because there's a lot to look at and sometimes Blogger will simply not allow comments which is very frustrating, but we're checking you out anyway!

96 comments:

Helen said...

I'm possibly first today although that may change! (oh yes, 2!0 Up mega early as had to walk part way home last night and facing a hike to the bus today - its on diversion!! Hate the snow.... love your desk though, I hope you find your button jar, nothing more frustrating. Hope the crop goes well - and have a great day.

voodoo vixen said...

Your cupboards are really neat! How odd... I always thought that if the desk was a mess then the drawers and cupboards would be too!! And you have missed out on the snow... someone is looking after you Julia!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your desk had NOTHING on me this week. I finally took nearly four days and found it, as well as a path. Your desk looks really tame, actually, and those cabinets are truly beautifully organized. Sorry I've not been around this week. It's been one for the records. Will catch up soon. I hear you and Cath had a great time and even took a picture for me (grin).

jude said...

Nice creative messy desk this week!Have to say i can see my desk first time in months!Gosh think yourself lucky you have no white stuff.Wish i lived nearer love to be at the crop saturday!Have fun anyway .
have great wednesday
hugs judex

Amberbop said...

On my list of top things I love, 'laugh' and 'look at buttons' both run pretty near the top. I'm so happy I got lots of one in this week ;) I'll look forward to doing lots of the other if your thief ever comes clean ;)

oneoff said...

Happy chilly WOYWW!

Your cupboards are indeed a thing of beauty. I think I operate on the principle of tidy places no one can see, and a very untidy desk. Some kind of logic there...

Looking forward to another fine day of snooping at other people's makes and desks.

Bernie #9 (I think)

peggy gatto said...

A messy desk is a happy creative place!!!!

Sheila said...

Creative chaos as always. I spy the tape gun. I think I need one.

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

Very nice and neat cupboard, I would love a fiddle around in there.

I think my numbering might be out a bit, I thought we were at 78.

Hugs Kay XX

Joanne said...

A veritable hive of industry there. Shame about the snow!!!! We don't have any either.
Joanne (18)

Rhonda Roban Brausey said...

Could the buttons be under the pile to the left? Just a thought. I think you should not clean up your desk. It's too much fun to leave it messy. WOYWWer #11

(P.S. I'm on the west coast of the USA and my blog will be posted at midnight, in case you were wondering why it's not there yet)

Jennie said...

Julia, love the creative mess, and as for your buttn jar.. well bit like a box of stamps that I couldn't find!! found after afew hours...under another box, and another box.. you get the picture:)
Have agreat day..minus snow ...we have lots
Hugs x
Jennie #5

Cardarian said...

Nice and messy desk but obviosly you do have order on your shelves - enjoy the food festivities - wish I could join you but it is a bit too far to travel!
No buttons aye?? I am missing lots of things!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Scrapcollectr said...

Okay...you got me...I took the button jar....and I'm not giving it back! Lol. Your desk looks the way my usually does. Give me a little time...I'll catch up.... *smile* Enjoy starting your next big thing!
#13

The Paper Princess said...

Happy WOYWW to you Julia! I love on your 2nd photo seeing that you often end up with lots of little things just crammed in their too! That's a BAD habit of mine! Not saying it's a bad habit of YOURS - just saying it gives away my pack rat at heart ways! :-)

I had planned to photograph a bunch of desk stuff today but my husband's computer is on the blitz and since that is where photos get downloaded/uploaded - I'm thrilled I even got to post tonight! Enjoy your crops - glad I don't have the falling white stuff to worry about - have a wonderful week!

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

peggy aplSEEDS said...

well, my desk was so messy, i only took a shot of the part which had something interesting on it. the rest of the desk was piled with all sorts!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Wonderfully creative....and your buttons will magically appear right under your nose.The crop sounds like fun....enjoy all the christmas goodies!

JoZart said...

If I could only read your mind... I'd know all you are planning to get up to! There must be something Freudian about those tidy cupboards and a messy desk! Beats me what it is though.
Hope the weather stays good for you all to get together today, have fun.
I'm early today with being in Germany the hour difference got me here!
Love JoZarty x

Sue said...

Hi Julia
looks like a very busy desk, ive not got ya lid, lovely tidy cupboard, enjoy the crop. Tiny bit of snow here, a dusting! have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Ali H said...

Hi Julia
No mess = no creativity in my mind ! looks like you have been plenty creative LOL !! Have a great week & stay warm & crafty !! Ali (29)

Terry said...

I can't wait to see what's been rumbling around in your head! Great cupboards - very well organized. Hopefully you'll find your buttons soon. They'll be the last place you look (ha ha). Have a great week.

Terry (24)

Minxy said...

Wasn't last week 77!!! anywho
So you look like you've been busy cutting and what not.. christmas cards perhaps lol As for your cupboard.. very tidy indeed!

Artyjen said...

Trying to find stuff is a real pain! :)
xoxo Sioux

Wipso said...

You really do look busy this week Julia even if you wont show us. Love your tidy drawers :-)
Lots of snow here if you want some.
A x

Leonie said...

ahhh glad to be back at your desk Julia!
twas a bit busy last week and missed you!!:-(
have a fairy happy day
cheers fairy leonie (36)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Julia, your desk looked like mine at the week-end when I was making some commissioned cards. I'd even spread onto the dining room table to put stuff as husband and son were away so we didn't have to eat the table. Shall look forward to seeing your creations that are in your head. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 39)

Angie said...

Think I've got the week wrong ...but I made it. We have snow but not too deep ...still 'snowed in' though, as every where around is twice+ as deep. Will be back later to nose around everyones spaces xx

Daniele said...

will let you off with your messy desk being as your cupboards are tidy.....lol, I'm tidy and I can never remember where everything is
P.S I've not seen your button jar
have a great day, keep warm
hugs

Susan said...

Love your neat cupboards. My desk is back to being messy this week so all is right with the world! Isn't it #78 this week?
Susan xxox

Gez said...

Hope you find your buttons soon Julia.. at least you haven't lost your marbles!! ;)
FAB cupboards btw.
Keep warm hun.xx

Rachel said...

I guess I just love messy desks. Yours is so much more interesting than if it were all spic and span. I love spotting bits of things that tickle my fancy, and often inspire me. Not to mention the evidence of art having been made. How cool is that? Thanks for sharing.

cheers, rachel #54

Twiglet said...

Lost your buttons - better than losing marbles I suppose! You are welcome to some of our snow - have fun with your Christmas event thingy. x Jo

Carol D said...

Messy desk Julia but love the neat and tidy cupboard.

Check out my button jar. I didn't pinch yours honest. hope you find it soon.

Hugs Carol#48

Morti said...

So good, you're running repeats!!!! Will pop back later for a proper browse.....

Kirsty.a said...

Happy Advent! I think it's legitimate to be Christmassy now, especially as we have snow in Woking. No 52

Wipso said...

I think Mr Linky is playing up today. I was up there at 34 but it's gone again now! I've tried again now and am right back at 60. think the snow has given My Linky a chill :-)
A x

Debs said...

Well Isn't that a great excuse to buy all those buttons you have been droooling over?! lol
love your creative desk - I have a creative overspill for the project I am currently doing...

minnie_mac said...

Lots of little snippings there. Can tell you've been busy.

Marilyn

misteejay said...

Impressed by your tidy cupboards - wish I had cupboards to keep tidy LOL

Toni :o)

Sid said...

In a rush, must dash......nice to have blogged my WOYWW again though. It's been a while !

Wendy said...

I lose things all the time the last was my Favourite corner punch , I had to go get me a new one,I think I have a poltergeist

sandra de said...

Love the tidy cupboards and can't wait to see what is bubbling away in your creative mind.
Sandra #70

Bluefairy4U said...

HI Julia, It looks quite tidy, your cupboards are really tidy. What that on your window hanging on the handle ! Glad you haven't got too much snow. We haven't either. Only cold and bits of snow on cars. Have a lovely day at your crop.
Hugs Jo. xxx~71

nnalorac said...

So much snow here Julia. Why waste time clearing up only to be back right where you where earlier! I'd probably get a card made in the time I spend looking for things. Have a great day. nnaloracxx......67

Lothian Crafts said...

Lovely tidy drawers. The crop sound like great fun wish I was near to you. You are lucky not having snow there is at least 10" here and we are as good as snowed in.
Elaine

Kate said...

Very neat shelves, impressive!

** Kate **

Susan Allan said...

I hope you get yout buttons back. I could not live without mine!
Looking forward to seeing what is inside your head.
Have a lovely day
Sue xx 78

Susan Allan said...

Sorry! Hope you get your buttons back...typing error
Sue xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Julia

Happy Advent Wednesday and WOYWW! Thought I would come back and join in the fun again. I do hope that you find your button jar - how weird - where could it have gone - I hate that when I can't find something. Nice orderly cupboard with plently of stashy stuff!

Can't believe you haven't got snow - you want to let The One Show know - they are in the process of doing a map of Britain that hasn't got snow.........

Until next time....

Happy Crafting

Tina
X

airing cupboard crafts said...

How can you loose buttons????? As you know I LOVE button and they have a special place on the shelf just for me to look at lol.

Have linked up for you today and have started my new blog xx

Victoria said...

lol your desk is so like mine but i cleaned it at the weekend not that you can tell x

Sarah said...

I'm back LOL
Good luck with finding your buttons if they don't turn up my I am willing to send you a handful from my more than adequate collection to help you get over your loss

Ciara said...

I am indeed surprised your cupboards are so neat!

I HATE it when I lose things in my craft room, soooo annoying. Good luck with finding the buttons - in the meantime you'll have to buy some more ;-)

Ciara
xx

Theresa said...

Great to visit you again Julia! Spewed coffee over "I sound very important in my head"....you always make me giggle!

Becky said...

I think your desk looks just fabulous. Means you're being rather productive! My girls can't wait to get started on the advent calendar today. Thanks for another WOYWW. #88

karen said...

Lovely messy desk you have there :) And yet your cupboard is so neat! My whole room is now a mess! I sure hope your buttons show up soon. You will have to go to the craft store to buy some and then probably end up buying even more stash! Hey, now I can't find my buttons! I will have to go shopping too, hee hee!
xoxo karen #86

Nicks said...

oh B****** do you want the buttons back?

S said...

Amnesty - that's funny. Can one give that to ones' self?

Cath said...

Its great to be making a mess again and being able to show it to the world. I didn't take your buttons but I am sure we can all send you some! what colour would you like? lol

Cath 94 I think!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I love putting buttons in bottles! So pretty! I have lots of missing stuff but they eventually turn up! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Nicky said...

Happy Snowey Advent messy desk but lovely organised cupboard - hope the buttons show up soon Nicky ~ 30

Sherry Edwards said...

I bet your button jar is in the least place you'd expect it to be! Have your tried your food cupboards, you never know - lol.

Hope you have a lovely time at your Christmassy crop and the weather doesn't get in the way - you're so lucky not to have any snow yet.

Thanks for fuelling another woyww addiction, I've just added my link - 95.

Helen said...

Your desk might be untidy, but your drawers are very neat!!! LOL!
Helen (95)

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

Love your desk! lol mine is worse than your. We're getting alot of rain here suppose to get snow over the weekend. ugh! have a great day!

DW Peot said...

Absolutely Enjoy YOUR Wednesday! Waahooooo! I'm surely enjoying mine today! Off to paint! Hugs!

Kirsti said...

Took me a while but I got here...your desk looks very...er...busy...lol...lots going on!!!...xxx

Jane said...

Start looking for something else...thats when I normally find the thing I was originally looking for!lol
Happy WOYWW!
x

Elizabeth said...

Have you looked in the fridge - it's the first place I look when something goes missing :) Great storage and your desk is giving nothing away as to what the next project will be! Elizabeth #85

Carola Bartz said...

Oh I hope that button jar turns up again, how annoying that you're missing it! Love the mess on your desk, yes, I also know exactly where everything is except on my table!

Violets Corner said...

Great cupboard, neat and tidy. Missing button jar...could it be a real mystery like missing socks, they just disappear! Have fun at your crop. (104)

Doone said...

sorry I'm late, I got distracted by a good six inches, I think I found your lost buttons - do you want them back?

mariegoodwyn said...

Thanks for letting me play!! Great post today

Jana said...

I do believe we are kindred craft spirits. My workdesk is a mess too. But the cupboards look nice. LOL.

Angie said...
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Tracy said...

Messy is interesting :-)

Lavinia said...

Cant belive you have missed the Snow!But stranger still were's your Bitton jar? Thats a mystery eh? Hope it turns up somewere, proberbly were you least expect it! My Vinigar went missing the other week, I found it in the fridge? Dont ask! I must have been having a....moment! Take care Julia!
Lavinia
x

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Glad to see that your cubbies are all neat and orderly. Desk doesn't look too bad, in fact it looks down right nice! Keep yourself warm and enjoy the creativity. Wish I could join you at the crop! Hugs

Julie M said...

Lovely tidy shelves, Julia!!! And no snow for you, boo - we've got tons and tons of the stuff!!

Julie :o)

Claire said...

oh no!!! hope you find your buttons soon!! I Love buttons :) No snow where we are in Somerset either although it is very very cold!!!

sonyamacdesigns said...

Thanks for this ... if was fun to stop and think (if even for a moment) about all that we work on a one time!

Sandra said...

Oh, I got so late today!! My picture camera is being repaired and I had to use my DH´s camera. However, I had no clue where he kept the download cord, so I took the pictures but could not upload them to my blog...
Anyway, I hope some you you can do it and go take a look at my blog. I´m trying to check your blogs and may finish it tomorrow. I always have so much fun and learn so many things from this WOYWW!! Thank you, Julia!!

xxx

LuLu said...

Howdy,

We have a lot of blog hoppers playing today - wow!

Your area looks quite neat to me - compared to my studio in general. This is a really good exercise every week - it forces me to TRY to tame my workstation. Thanks for doing this!It's really fun!

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2010/12/woyww-12-01-lulus-wips.html

Sandra said...

Julia, I´m so sorry I screwed up #124!!! Instead of linking my blog, I pasted you blog address...

Really sorry...

Nelly said...

I suggest you take pictures of every space of your studio. Post them on your blog and see if we can find your button jar. It is always so obvious to someone who doesn't look at the same space everyday.

Stephanie said...

I love seeing the pics of your desk!! Makes me feel better! :)

Scrap Our Stash Challenge said...

How fun - good way to see if I've done anything from week to week! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mrs A. said...

My entry is at 132 this week. I'm getting further down the list each time. Have a fun week seeing what weare all up to.

Charlene said...

Your desk looks like a creative mind at work...sounds like fun at your house is brewing as well. The baking begins here in a week....marathon sessions so not much will be going on in the studio.

KanataNewf said...

Don't you just hate it when things go missing? At least you can blame someone else. I can't really blame dearly beloved or the cats since none of them are really ALLOWED in my craft room. It's all on me....sigh! Sheena #123

Peggy L said...

julia.. no worries, I can organize a search party for your missing buttons.. lol..

and dt-secretish thing? hmmm you're right, it sounds very important, and borderline - jamesbond/mission impossible going on.. *Q in the MI themesong* lol

thanks for another great week!
Peggy

Scrapcollectr said...

The Card is blog posted, if you're curious....hee hee. Have a nice night (at this point!)
#13

Scrapcollectr said...

P.S. Pam of Amber Ink sent me to your glitter post. A beautiful result and glitter in the air, to boot! What could be better? (Says a still hesitant convert...) *smile*

glitzygirl said...

Hi again, you are very brave, not game enough to show my cupboards to anyone (yet). Hopefully I will restore some order soon. Hopefully you will find your buttons soon, blessings Hilde

Spyder said...

I did pop back, but then must've forgot to type something, although I do remember thinking I had. Yes, because I was saying, but it appears now I must have been talking to myself as I can't see that I've posted anyting here, I was saying, they we too, meaning peoples down here in the New Forest area of Southern Hampshire hadn't had any snow either, but then...woke up to tons of the stuff everywhere! Luckily, it all melted very quickly, but I'm wondering, seeing I have to go to work in the morning, and it's nearly WoYWW again (better late than never...but as my teacher used to say, better never late... ) I bet it will be knee deep in snow in the morning...and...seeing no gritters go where I have to go andit wasjust a sheet of ice last week...(Friday, not Wednesday) I may not go in...and stay home and actually manage to get round everybody...except the ones that don't go anywhere or Moy Yin, as haven't been able to get into there for about 5weeks now....oh...damn, I've now burnt the carrots...
see you tomorrow!
(Lyn)

dogsmom said...

I am not copying you, but I have a post that seems to fit. Will have to link up on Wednesday.

Lizzybobs said...

funny that I left a comment about your lovely - storage last week and your productive desk - but it did not appear ooops oh well thought I would pop buy and see how things were going today 8.12.10 - not Woywwing this week got sooo much work to do for collage but thought I Pop on here and say hi - LOL Liz