Wednesday, 2 March 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? 91

Oh good grief it's a shambles. And oh good grief, I'm right in the middle of all sorts of things - which just goes to show that multi-tasking at one desk just doesn't work for me! You can't see the actual working area because I've ended up leaning on a magazine that I was flicking through, which you can't see because of the book.....
No better from this angle either! Make up your mind about creativity or downright sluttishness, I don't mind. I probably won't tidy till tomorrow either - when I need masses of tidy space to get ready for Ludgershall Crop. We're having a 12 hour crop on Saturday, which means I have to get a lot of stuff together! There's news on the ribbon storage front too, but it's taking waaaaay longer to do than I allowed. Story of my life!

Join us do - show us your work desk and what you're doing currently. That would be great. Visit as few or as many as you like - but do comment! Upload a pic to your blog and then link here. Don't panic about mis-links or wrong names, I can fix 'em!
If you're interested in the second Anniversary of WOYWW 'celebration' and would like details, go read this post; of course reminders will pop up on Wednesdays between now and then!

118 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

mwhahahaaahhaaaa, soz hunny, I have to laugh, your desk looks FAB being all busy and messy... and there was me telling everyone that you are all neat and tidy too ROFL
12 hour crop eh? Sounds perfect.. have lots of fun!! x

Minxy said...

Crikey it is a shambles today, tut tut, but i've honestly come to expect nothing less, it's just who you are, and we all love you for it lol xxx

Christine said...

Definitely creativity in my opinion! Good luck with packing for the 12 hour crop :-)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Enjoy your delightful chaos and your crop Julia and thanks so much for being our patient timely hostess each week!
love Shaz in Oz.x

Carola Bartz said...

It's a wonderful big creative mess, Julia!

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my.... what happened to your desk? Did Tom-Tom pop by for a furry visit? Bejeebers Julia, how can you find anything let alone make anything when its like that? LOL....

Pam said...

Gosh Julia...all I ever do is stare out your wonderful windows anyway. I was probably so ADHD as a child but no one ever diagnosed such things in the dark ages. I'm so thinking what to do for your anniversary! It is such a grand idea and you have made it so easy. Have fun this w/e.

Sue from Oregon said...

you know I cleaned and cleaned last week, but my whole cra# looks like this now...doesn't take long!

Nicky said...

lol I cannot even see your cutting mat - have fun at the 12 hour crop - enjoy packing at least that should help clear your desk lol

Marjo said...

Hi Julia!!!

Boy did I miss all you WOYWWer's. I am so glad I am back...lol Love the anniversary PIF. Sounds like such fun!

Wish my space needed the push and shove, mine is way to neat at the moment...ugg.

Feels like I am home...rofl, lmao..hahaha but true! Off to go on blog-about.

Hugs, Marjo

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I'll match your shambles and raise you disarray, disorder, and havoc. But if you visit, and check back after lunch, I promise it will be tidy, if only briefly, as I need to prep for Saturday too!

Mary Anne

Jennie said...

wonderful creative desk! short break and I am back..lol couldn't stay away too long! rofl..
hugs xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

haha, it's your turn with the mess this week. a 12 hour crop sounds wonderful!

Sheila said...

Multi-tasking doesn't work for me either, but I like to pretend that it does. ;)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Well you've been a busy girl making all that mess!! I love it.x
Have fun at your 12 hour crop, take plenty of treats to keep you going!!

Andrea.xx (28)

HarmonySweetpea said...

Tidiness is indeed over rated! Without mess you would clearly not be busy enough.

Leonie said...

LMAO- i feel so much at home at your desk!
It's so not right to be tidy all the time!!
happy woyww from hot and humid western australia
xxx fairy leonie #24

glitzygirl said...

Hey, your desk looks like mine does most days. Feel right at home. I can't believe I am only number 33, normally I am a much higher number. I am very impressed with your 'book report'. Too easy. Blessings Hilde

jude said...

Messy desk sure is a creative desk dont think ive seen your desk so creative...lol!Have fab crop enjoy and have fun packed wednesday
hugs judex 34

Spyder said...

Yes, but it does make your desk look a little longer! Mine isn't that long, but it's high and not easy to take 'looking down on it' shots unless I stand on something...
will mark 'reminder' in diary, if I can find it...
((Lyn))
(if I've typed dairy instead, I hope you know what I mean)

Sue said...

Lol Julia
well it certainly looks busy this week, have a great crop sounds like brill day, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

jo said...

A messy desk is a creative desk - mine is quite tidy so that says a lot about me!!

kath said...

Hi Julia...a shambles indeed and you need to get a sprint on and clear the decks for Buddy's box of goodies arriving any day now...hugs kath xxx

Caroline Hallett said...

morning mrs d - what a busy desk!

Kirsty.a said...

As you said in a recent comment to me, you have the luxury of being able to lave your desk like that, so there's no problem. Enjoy your crop

Helen said...

There is lots to see today that is for sure! Hope you have fun at the crop - I am sure you will be ready!

Sheilagh said...

I need to show my husband these pictures, he doesn't get my untidiness, but if I show him your desk he might get it:)

SDCrafts said...

Is it me? Was up dead early to blog and blogger all over the place! You have to laugh...now I may have already commented - if so, oops!

You are hopefully proud of what you do Julia rather than in anyway apologetic for being so busy, as busy as your desk!

Every time you mention Ludgershall, I think of my Gran in Linden Close, childhood summers, fizzy pop at the Castle Club - think I'll have to come to the crop one day!

Shirl #25

Wipso said...

Good morning Julia.....I can see one of my newly made desk tidies would come in really useful there today :-)
A x

secret scrapbooker said...

Love the pictures today...if mine was anywhere near as tidy i would be happy lol.
Kate x

okienurse said...

OMG! I definitely am leaning towards the creative rather than sluttish side here! I love all the stuff out on your desk. Shows productivity. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #49

Diane said...

what a creative jumble!

misteejay said...

Oh my, there is creative mess and then there's...

Never mind you have a lovely crop to look forward to so I'm sure you'll be sorted - double quick.

Toni :o)

Candace said...

Your desk looks nearly as bad as mine! I haven't crafted on mine last month at all as I just can't find it! Taken to using the kitchen


Sorry not sharing as sooo ashamed of the state of it. Its on my to do list for this week and hope to join you all again next week

Have a great week x

Dee . . . . . said...

Love your messy desk this week! I wish mine WAS messy because at least then it would mean that I have been doing something creative.

Happy Wednesday Julia!

Angie said...

What a creative space ...mine is that bad that I have no desk and the table downstairs is covered with other ****. I have put 2 LO up from the crop on Saturday though.
Iam feeling really rough this morning ...can barely swollow so I hope I can get round in the next few days. xx

Dragon said...

LOL Julia!!! I LOVE slutishness, cos I am just as bad... I have absolutely NO room to put anything down today, as I have emptied my bags of goodies right on top and it's FULL to overflowing!!! Have a great crop - would love to attend one some time...
Frankie
xx

karen said...

This is a great creative desk! Soooo much going on! You're an artist and don't have time for things like tidying, lol!!
Have fun at the 12 hour crop!!!
xoxo Karen (#55)

Beatrice said...

I would definitely say creative - great to see that other desks look like mine does most of the time. Enjoy your 12 hour crop

Jades Craft Crafts said...

A messy desk is just what it should be! creative all the way!
enjoy your crop!

Jade:) xx

sharingthepassion said...

I would call iot an organised mess LOL Enjoy the crop!

Ali x

Twiglet said...

You need the little hopuse elf to pop round! Have a great crop - that's a marathon isn't it?

Dotty Jo said...

Hurray for busy desks! I'll be playing along later... must do some housework first! Jo x

Mrs A. said...

Are you sure thats your desk and you haven't just walked into the wrong house!! A 12hr crop? Goodness me I hope they give you a chair to sit on.

sandra de said...

Now that is a desk of a busy scrapper. Enjoy your 12hour crop, imagine the room at the end of 12 hours!!

Airing cupboard stamping said...

WOW your desk is busy this morning Julia!! Enjoy getting ready for crop - I love getting ready. Need to see the ribbon storage soon as I need some ideas!!

See you Saturday bright and early - do you need a wake up call like Kelly?

Laura x

Neil said...

Well well well; what have we here? Creative chaos as always, but fascinating to peek!
Have a lovely day

Elizabeth said...

Your desk with a view is always intriquing - every time I look at the creative chaos I see something new. And it looks as though you had a busy week and you're going to have another busy week ahead - a 12 hour scrapathon no less! Have a great week. Elizabeth x

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

I iz whell late with a comment this week girlie ....

Your desk is creative chaos defo not sluttish, that would be like calling my self that too.

Hugs

Kay

Kate said...

I do like to see a desk that could even be messier than mine!! The bunny card looks cute.

** Kate **

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Well that's weird . . .I linked to this just after 8am this morning and there were already 161 entries . . . I was amazed. Came back to start noseying and now there's only 77 entries and my link is nowhere in sight!

?????

I've added it back in again! Maybe I was a bit bleary eyed first thing this morning! LOL!
Hugs, Sandra

RosC said...

This desk is hysterical, and so is the commentary. I love it, you rebel you...probably won't clear it 'til tomorrow!!! Thanks for the chuckle Julia.
We are officially in Autumn down-under although it feels as though we left Summer behind a couple of weeks ago.
Cheers,
Ros.

MaggieC said...

I am way behind you in the creativity stakes at the moment, but today is for tidying away all the knitting stuff. Your desk is so full of lovely things to look at, absolutely fascinating.

Joanne said...

Oh my giddy aunt, that's what I call chaos. Mind, I wouldn't mind a rummage through it all.
Hugs Joanne #22 xx

triciasconfetti said...

Busy, busy , busy - love the little rabbit card at the left. Enjoy your crop day. Am off to a workshop this Saturday pm so thats always good.
x Tricia (79)

Penni said...

Great desk - looks nice and busy.

Hugs
Penni (80)
X

Linda Dale said...

Wow, I am so inspired after visiting some of your blogs and hope to visit more. Thanks so much.

Rumtruffle said...

Hi,
I am joining you for the first time today. I try and start with a tidy space to work but it always end up messy, well not messy just organised chaos!
Have a great crafty week.
Rumtruffle x

Kerry said...

It's look like you've emptied the contents of your craft cupboard all over your desk!! Have fun at the crop.

JoZart said...

Well, it's good to see a busy, creative desk with proof that lots of good things are happening. I am still on the constant quest to maximise space so mine can one day stay tidy! I'm deluding myself I know but I'm trying hard to get there!
It's great to spy on mess and boring and guilt making to spy on tidy!
JoZarty
Love the PiF plans.xxx

Di said...

So much interesting stuff to peek at here! Hope the crop goes well. Di x

Scrappydiva said...

I've been following WOYWW since nearly the beginning and today for the first time I have decided to join in! Late to the party as usual!! I'm off to hop around the other desks now.... and then off to do some crafting and tidy mine!

My name is Cindy said...

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the desk deteriorates (not just yours of course!!) I often try to multi task because I fiddle with things that aren't dry if I don't have other things to do but the amount of stuff that gets out - I'm sure I don't do all of it!! Have a good crop, sounds like it will be good fun.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Twelve hours to crop sounds heavenly! Maybe I should just create my own weekend crop at home. Wonder how that would go over with my husband.

S said...

Multitasking is often an oxymoron, isn't it.

Sarah said...

It certainly looks like you have been busy.
Oh and a 12 hour crop would be welcome in my life because I missed mine last month due to the lurgy

Jingle said...

Julia, I can't even tell you how much better your shots made me feel! LOL! Looks like lots of fun!

Scrapcollectr said...

Oooh, lucky number 101! hee hee. Just didn't have it together at 1am to post early so here I am. Julia, love the creative chaos on your desk today. If only we could all "apparate" to another's desk. What fun that would be! Enjoy your crop! 've got one coming up in a couple of months and looking forward to it!
*smile*

Kim said...

Ahhh, contentment..your desk just shows things are getting done!

Anna said...

Looks like my desk last night which I only cleared because I kept losing pieces of my cards. That bunny card looks interesting, hope we get to see it in another post. Have fun at the crop!

Aud said...

Ooh mucky pup Im afraid im a bit of a neat crafter I just can't work in a mess. Im sure it will come out ok and you have loads of nice goodies there. Have fun. Aud x

Morti said...

Oh my - I'm LATE this week! Hopefully I'll catch a few drifters/regulars to my blog! Thanks for letting me know about Ludgershall this weekend - I would have loved to come but this weekend is our Wolfshead kit weekend and I'm in Sussex. Boo hoo......

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Julia, yep I have managed to take part today, soz not able to last week. I always love your desk, it really inspires me and your view, well can I come and live with you please, its fabby! hugs Heidi xxx

Chelle said...

At least you are a busy little bee. 88

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh....hello! This is my first WOYWW. I love your desk. That is usually how mine looks but I thought I would get off to a good clean start. I'm looking forward to being at part of this there seems to be a lot of love here. Have fun at your crop and we'll see you soon.

Rainbow Lady said...

Tried to post this on Saturday for last week but would not go through so here it is again..... my desk has not changed at all since my return homelol . So much to do so little time. Great desk again this week by the way.
Enjoy and thanks for looking Love Cynthia x

Starla said...

It looks like you are one busy lady!! (and I have had my desk, as well as the floor, look very similar!!) Enjoy your 12 hour crop!!

Sherry Edwards said...

Lovely busy desk Julia! I've missed a few weeks, but now I'm back! Can't wait for the anniversary post and PIF - what a great idea!

Theresa said...

Ah....I use the pile file method too:) Enjoy your crop Julia...it'll get tidied up eventually.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Julia

Wow that is a busy desk (am I being polite!!!!) But actually when I'm working on something my desk would give yours a run for its money! I think its because the creative process makes us get out all 'n sundries whilst we are trying to make up our minds what we are going to put on our cards - and it usually is something else thats still in the cupboard! - ring any bells!

Take care

Tina
X

Tracy - Blueberry Barn said...

I love your messiness - a woman after my own heart! Keep up the good work.

Tracy x

Pam said...

Not that I'm boasting or anything but my desk is much tidier than yours:-)
Hugs Pam xx

fairyrocks said...

Thanks Julia and all who participate ,
You have made Wednesday my favorite blogging, creating day of the week!!
Keep smiling and creating

Carolyn Phillips said...

I'm sure creativity and mess go together, they do for me anyway, even the name of my blog says that!
My desk isn't currently too bad, but that's only because I HAD to tidy after my last project or risk dirty painting water spilling everywhere! Since I've only done a card and half a scrapbook page since then it's not had time to get too messy.

Shazsilverwolf said...

Lovin your desk- thats real 'creative disorganisation',lol. Missed last week, busy at work, and I knew I wouldn't have time to get round the desks, so I didn't want to post but not visit, but I am back.

Toucan Scraps said...

ooooooooh Julia, there are some lovely colours on your desk this week.

Tracey Brossart said...

Lol...love your messy desk! I also love looking out your window! That must be so peaceful...I wouldn't want to clean up either! Hope you have a great crop! :D

xx Tracey xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I feel right at home. I love the little rabbit on the card in the background. And I enjoy your little venture here with WOYWW..

kristie said...

mine is WAY more messy!! woot woot!!
I love you desk, you always have such interesting things!

Shelly said...

Thanks again for this. It's always something I look forward to!

cauliflower cupcake said...

Just to say Julia - Thank you so much for this blog - it is great fun and I love noseing through yours and everyone's blog. Have a good day!

Piddawinkle said...

great to see tideness hasnt taken over whilst Ive been gone, bunny card looks real cute, Siobhan 134

Sam said...

That is not messy - it's busy!!! Mine is not much better but I am busy "playing" with alcohol inks!!!

Hettie 135

Kezzy said...

It may seem like a shamble but for me its a desk to have a real nosey at all the crafty yumminess. Already thinking of what anniversary gift to do!! Love the bunny card in the background and a 12hour craft crop sounds FANTASTIC.

Deb said...

wow, that is a lot of stuff! have fun at your crop, 12 hours to craft sounds like bliss! hugs Debx

Amy said...

Hi.
Spare scissors.
That is what I see.
Because I love spare scissors too.
But you and I, we've already covered this...
Xx,
A

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow Julia a 12 hour crop, your brave LOL, have fun and plenty of rest before you go. I cannot multiple task on one space unless I clear away but you know that. Thanks for your message on my blog, much appreciated. Tracy Evans x

Chrysalis said...

Hi Julia - how on earth do you manage a 12hr crop?!?!? Great fun trawling through all these lovely blogs - thanks for organising! xx

Doone said...

I am sipping a gin and tonic and waiting for the video to finish loading, at which point I shall do a late WOYWW and leisurely link in - ahhh the decadence of being last over the line....

it was this laissez faire approach or post at 5am and I thought you may have a lie in and I really did not want to get up to find a) you had not opened up shop and I coudl have had 30 minutes more sleep or, b) I was still number 56...

Dx

Linda w said...

I love how much you manage to get on your desk. I think I've finally thought of a pif that I can get woyww into.....goodness, I nearly chickened out lo. Hugs lin #66

alexa said...

You are a whirlwind of creativity, Julia! How big IS your desk? Hope you have a lovely crop ...

Ciara said...

Well, I definitely can't take the mickey out of your messiness today can I?!!!

You make a very valid point about how my desk is the opposite of 'less is more'

You are a wise woman ;-)

ArtSnark said...

what a fun meme! When did you sneak in and take a pic of my desk? Haha - actually, you're tidier than I am :D

Li'l Pidge said...

Wow, a busy desk!! Enjoy your 12 hour crop, sounds like fun.
kyla

fairy thoughts said...

if you are crative you are probably messy too. . . goes with the job it's not a bad thing

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Oh my goodness....I love the look of your desk! So much creativity going on here! Sluttishness....is that a word? Can I borrow it?

kaz said...

It's what a would call a crafty mess which something good will and always come's out of.
What would we all do without WOYWW I have only been a few times but it is very addictive and gives us something good to focus on for the middle of the week.
Love being a part of it and really enjoy looking around to see what everyone is up too, and see whats on your desk's today.
I'm just popping of for a nosey around.
hope you all had a great WOYWW.
See ya next week.
And enjoy your 12 hour crop.

DanielleP said...

Hope you have a great time at your crop. You'll have to show us how much you get done in 12 hrs!
DanielleP

RosA said...

Well I think it's just an artistic creative workspace happening. Tidy it up and what would you have? (Although it does get a bit tricky when there are too many layers, I have to admit!)

Donya said...

Definitely a sign of creativity, though I don't think "shambles" applies until things are sliding off of their piles and on to the floor :-) Hey, the floor! That's a nice large clean surface...

Jovita said...

You have a lot of creative things happening there. Have fun getting supplies ready for your crop, you are going to be one busy lady. ;)

SueH said...

Your desk isn’t a shambles Julia; it’s a creative shambles which is something completely different.
I bet you exactly where everything is on your desk…..right!

Happy Crafting.
Sue
x

Lorraine A said...

fabulous desk julia ,,, nothing worse than an empty desk ,, we need stuff to look at :-) most of us are the same ,,, messy and happy with it !! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

sasa said...

Your desk looks like a true hive of creativity. Tidy just doesn't work. A few months ago I had a box of perfectly wound ribbons on bobby pegs - it has morphed into a birds nest and has mothered a tesco bag of offspring... Been looking at it all week thinking I'll get round to that soon. You are not alone...

Sarah (at 6 - sometimes sasa!)
www.blueboxbabe.blogspot.com

Ravenous Rae said...

So I am a day late but I want to play anyways. I posted what was on my work desk today!

http://raeisravenous.blogspot.com/2011/03/woyww-3-mar-some-other-stuff.html

ffroggie said...

Hello my slutty mate! Only boring crafters have tidy desks! Well that is my excuse and it works for me :)

LouDotMac said...

A lot going on here, but hey, that's what we all expect when we pop over here!! LOL. It would be boring if there was nothing going on! Snap on the ATG gun front, I bought myself one just like yours recently, do you love him? I sure love mine! :)

Thanks for stopping by my desk. As for the whole no patterned paper until I make 100 cards thing, its going well. I have 52 cards left to make and I've bought NO patterned paper, it's been hard, but I'll get there. Still not sold many though, just a few special commissions here and there!! Ughh..

Lou Mac. xo

Susan said...

Oh Julia,
I can totally relate to the multi-tasking mess that we WOYWWers can get into. As I needed to make my DT piece yesterday and my desk had two incomplete cards on it (with all the mess that goes with creating!) I just moved to the kitchen table! Job done! Although I now have all of my DT stuff on my chair and those cards are still not finished. Lucky they are belated birthday cards! LOL!
Susan xxox #14 (and late!)
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/