Wednesday, 16 March 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? 93

Wey hey, first of all there's some space - you can see my cutting mat (under which I have a sheet of paper to help my poor eyes with folding measurements). I'd just finished playing with Mary Anne's recipe for a cute folded wallet for snaps or receipts or tickets or stuff....it's a nice one; on her blog if you want to have a go, she has a section of pdf downloads - clever, huh!
There's a teeny envelope album next to the instructions, a repeat of a lesson from Ally at last week's crop. And some house shapes I'm currently having fun with. And some eco paint. Part of a plan, but not started yet. And a lovely pad of Prima papers, they're so sweet. So that's what was on my desk in real daylight on Tuesday. This is a
scheduled post - am off to deliver today...to another glamorous building site location. Honestly, web designers may be getting younger, but builders aren't, yesterday's delivery was received by a chap as old as me. Nice, but not the cheap thrill I was after when I volunteered! But more exciting news - the portion of my desk that you can't see is the dirty stamp basket. Well, it's empty AND clean. Wipso sent me one of her and Twiglet's crafty creations to test drive - it's the desk tidy. Made with a wipe clean surface fabric..it's the bees bumbles I can tell you. Which is why it's clean and empty. It's a bit like having the Sisters on my desk, reminding me to be tidy!!
So now it's your turn - show us do...what are y'all up to this Wednesday? Your desk, work surface, floor, tray, chair - wherever, we'd very much like a look at what you're working on. Put a picture on your blog and link it here. We'll stop by as soon as we can!

If you're interested in the second anniversary PiF idea, details can be found HERE. Ignore the reference to the 102nd week. Of course the anniversary is on week 104!

128 comments:

oneoff said...

Loving the thought of Wipso & Twiglet sitting on your desk and reminding you to be tidy! Happy WOYWW.

Bx

Carola Bartz said...

I love the house shapes - I find them very intriguing. And I think I see at least one bird there as well? Another one of my favorites...

voodoo vixen said...

Gosh a tidy desk with spare space and a clean and all put away stamp basket??? Love your new edition and what a bonus that it is wipe clean, they are a clever pair, aren't they?

jude said...

Lovely clear desk this weke k hunni.Yeah the sisters got you well and truly tidy now...lol
It looks gorgeous hope you have time to fill it!Happy wednesday
hugs judex

Nicky said...

Lovely tidy desk this week - love the desk tidy from Wipso and Twiglet ~ Have a great Wedneday ~ Nicky

Jennie said...

ooh like the desk/stamp tidy basket, and it's clean and empty too! I don't deliver, but I do get the odd delivery, and it has been a while since a nubile young man knocked on the door... delivery drivers seem to be aging fast! or is that a sign of the times! lol
Have a great day
xx

Helen said...

Ooh, I've come over all funny - clean and tidy desk, no waiting to be cleaned stamps - it IS Julia, right???!!

sandra de said...

What a sweet "tidy thingy". Your house shapes are cute and your folded wallet looks very interesting. I have to admit I find the lined mat so confusing I almost go cross eyed trying to follow the lines. I need to see it being folded and then no problem.

Pam said...

I see really nifty wallets and clean as a whistle Wipso baskets but I keep looking for elephants. Gotta get some shut eye - I'll come back in the morning when my eyes can focus.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Lol! Like with my kids, I often think no one is listening to me, but I can see you are...how nice your folder turned out. Since I did mine I've found maybe 20 versions out there so you can try them all, in the interest of completeness. I should send you a list.....
:D

Mary Anne

Roban Studio said...

Your desk looks very clean this week Julia. I really like the idea if being able to clean your stamps so easily. Will the desk tidy be available for purchase? Happy WOYWW #19

Marjo said...

LOL, your tidy desk makes up for mine, total chaos. Love your little wallet, I made a boatload 2 Xmas ago for all my clients. They are fun. Now I can't remember the folds...may have to go and check out the link.

Have a great week, you know this dang time change here in the states played havoc with your scheduled posts. Seems I got here an hour too early..lmao

Hugs, Marjo

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Some lovely goodies there Julia nice clean desk and I like the grid under your glass mat, or maybe they come with that was not quite sure...
Happy WOYWW
Shaz in Oz.x

Create With Joy said...

Really enjoyed your post and desk this week. Love seeing all the WOYWWer goodies. Have a fab week!

Ramona

Joanne said...

Had to look twice at your desk - it's tidy! Loving your new stamp basket.
luv Joanne xx

glitzygirl said...

Strike me pink, an empty stamp basket, what is the world coming to, lol. Looks sooo neat. No, no my place ( again!) Will be heading over to annes blog to check out the folding things....Have a great week.Oh yeah, I finally have a presi ready for the 100th. So I'm in.
Blessings Hilde

Sue said...

Hi Julia
wow what tidy desk you have with creativity goin on, im gona get one them glass mats mines full of slash marks, i spy the same sharpener i have, luv desk tidy looks fab, i was lucky enough to win the bag, its on show n tell 2day. Have great day, happy WOYWW, sue.x

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

Loving the basket.

Rumtruffle said...

Love the stamp basket, great idea x

Minxy said...

Well would you look at that, we both have tidy desks... maybe there was something in the air over the weekend.. i wonder who else has a tidy desk today!!
Happy Wednesday Julia x
StaY InKy
hugs Minxy #28

peggy aplSEEDS said...

the little folding wallet looks cute and i love the houses. my, that's an effective basket to get your desk all tidied up!

Morti said...

Oooh - I see wood...... Happy WOYWW Julia!

HarmonySweetpea said...

Very cute stamp basket. Always a nice feeling to have a clean up.

MvM-design said...

Hello Julia , have a nice Wednesday!!!

SDCrafts said...

Having concrete evidence of the reality of the names in your virtual WOYWW world must be very satisfying, Julia! The power you sway...getting us UK crafters up early to post - those who know not how to auto-schedule! Must look it up soon...yawn...back to bed after some WOWWING

Shirley #38

Dragon said...

Woo so tidy this week, Julia.. am jealous and intrigued about your new project with the eco paints... arn't they wonderful to use.. have a great week
Frankie
xx

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

I just love the mini envelope book - that is so cute - I want to give that a try. Also love the houses - they look great. I must say your desk is very much improved on tidy score than recent weeks. Much Love and happy WOYWW
Rebecca x

misteejay said...

What a tidy desk and your new stamp 'basket' looks super.

Toni :o)

Kirsty.a said...

Impressively tidy. Can't wait to see how you use the house shapes

Wipso said...

I'm sat here grinning at the thought of that desk tidy making so much difference :-) A little bit of me sitting on your desk eh? What a lovely idea. It might look empty but it's full of love you know :-)
A x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Oh my goodness, how clean and tidy! Nothing like an empty basket to make you feel like you've done something! I'm anxious to see what you do with the house shapes!

Pam said...

Check out you and your fancy desk tidy. I know what you mean about builders! I do have one arriving tomorrow for 2 day (no he's not sleeping over!), he's not too bad but I'm at work so OH will be dealing with him! Hugs Pam x

Beatrice said...

Nice and tidy - alas I don't want to take up space on my desk with a tidy basket, I just need to get into the habit of putting stuff back into their proper homes then I would have a great big desk - lol - love the look of the fold you have worked on will have to investigate

Jo Davies said...

Good morning, love your project on your desk and very tidy indeed, well mine is a right mess this morning.... Jo xxx

okienurse said...

Very nice basket Wipso and Twiglet sent you to test drive. It is a bit like having them there telling you to come on and get the stuff picked up. Love it! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #52

Scrapcat 1 said...

Love the desk tidy I've not played for a few weeks and you've gone all tidy on me, mine is a shables in comparison.
Have a good week everyone

Virginia said...

Wonder how many lovely desks I can visit before work time - mmm - time to grab a cuppa and go a clicking, love the stamp tidy - absolutely genius idea! Hope you have a great Wednesday

karen said...

Your desk is very tidy for all the projects you are working on at once! Cute little wallet you have made! Those Sisters are so clever with their sewing and creating, great basket!
xoxo Karen #55

Caroline Hallett said...

all that lovely new stash and things to play with and such a tidy desk - and I cannot believe anyone has not claimed that notebook - perhaps they are just busy and havent seen the interweb yet? Have a fab day getting ready for the NEC - I have just won tickets to it from Craft Stamper so I shall probably be going too - exciting hey :-)

Dotty Jo said...

Wednesday already???? Doesn't time fly! Thanks for always brightening the middle of the week with WOYWW! Jo x

Mrs A. said...

Love the desk tidy. Had my eye on one of those for ages. Trouble is it would have to sit on the floor as I really don't have much room on my desk. Oh to have a proper craft room.

Spyder said...

I could really do with some sisterly help getting my desk tidy too!! I'm in such a pickle this morning, computer says no! to everything..total melt-down... Your desk look lovely...is your computer working? Can we swap desks?! ((Lyn))

Alicia.R. said...

Hi Julia
Love your new desk tidy, do let us know how it goes. And thanks for the link Mary Anne's blog, how inspiring is her work?
Thanks again for the inspiration and a reason to keep my desk clean
Alicia.R.

Twiglet said...

Hehe - the thought of me and Wipso sitting on your desk!! - Hope its a good strong one - and there wouldn't be much room for you to work on! have a great day x Jo

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

I am impressed with anyone who can follow folding directions to make something. Love the Prima pad. These little 6x6 paper pads are my current obsession.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Morning Julia et al . . .

Julia . . . are you feeling alright? Have you had lie down? I can see SPACE on your desk! LOL (cheeky aren't I?).

Hugs, Sandra

Jo said...

Lovely tidy desk and your desk tidy basket is gorgeous

Rachel said...

I can't believe you cleaned all your stamps. Of course I can't believe anyone ever cleans stamps, but that's just me! Congratulations on a beautiful desk.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Julia, lovely tidy desk, love the houses and birdy. Enjoy your day hun, hugs Heidi x

JoZart said...

I bet that lovely basket will be heaving next week! Have a great day and take 5 to rest a while busy lady!
JoZarty x

Rebekah said...

That tidy stamp basket is fab! Def an air of apring cleaning about! Hugs Rebekah xx

Charlene said...

Wow...that's the cleanest I've seen your desk, Julia! Nice table. :-D Love that clean basket too. What were you delivering to that not so hunky chap anyway?

Carolyn Phillips said...

A tidy desk...wow, well done. Mine is only ever like that when I'm not doing anything. Love the look of the little houses.

Kerry said...

Lovely tidy desk and basket. I'm very naughty and not good at cleaning my stamps!

Jane said...

Wow lovely tidy space today Julia...if I can pull my finger out I might even get a chance to join in this week...I have been missing it!
That paper pad is gorgeous and I love your new desk tidy!
xx

Doone said...

pif? what pif?????

Dx

Airing cupboard stamping said...

YOur desk is very tidy today Julia I was a bit worried when I first clicked on! Love the desk tidy.

Laura said...

Great tidy desk. I've been wanting to try those eco paints.

I've missed the last few weeks here due to being too busy at work but today I'm off sick so I get to play. There's always a silver lining...

Angi~Mistress of Mayhem said...

Those houses are cute...love the birdie! Have missed WOYWW...was determined to play today. Looking forward to catching up and seeing what everyone is up to. Can't wait to send a pressie to someone for the anniversary! Happy Wednesday!

Di said...

Still giggling at the thought of Wipso and Twiglet perched on your desk checking to see if you're being a tidy girl! Isn't the basket brilliant - wonder how long it'll stay empty!? Di x

Fiona Whitehead said...

Clean and tidy desks will never catch on! lol! Nice idea for the basket though - can't wait to see that full to overflowing x

sharingthepassion said...

you have a tidy desk this week i have amessy desk this week. Love the basket!

Happy WOYWW

Ali x

KanataNewf said...

Impressively tidy - not at all like mine!

Happy WOYWW!

Sheena B #89

Kate said...

You will let us know if you deliver to the man off the diet coke adverts won't you?

** Kate **

Charli said...

A (mostly) tidy desk and a clean and empty stamp basket... if that were me I'd be too scared of doing anything and messing it all up lol!!!

Looking forward to seeing what you will do with those cute lil houses! And am off to have a gander at that tutorial (looks good).

Charli x

minnie_mac said...

Your desk looks very tidy and ordered. Definitely the influence of Wipso and Twiglet !

Marilyn

Susan Allan said...

I really admire people like you Julia, who have the patience for scoring and folding. I wish I was more like you.
Sue xx

MaggieC said...

I wish I had as much usable space at the moment, I filled all mine. I do try to clean my stamps as soon as I have used them, so they do not get mixed up and lost. I love reading your posts, they always give me a giggle and cheer me up. thank you.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Julia

Ooh that project does look interesting, will have to check out that ladies blog.... Like the wipe clean stamp basket - great idea from Wipso. Now I want to know what is the yellow gadget in the top right of your first photo? Just can't work it out?!!

See you next week.

Hugs

Tina
X

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rach said...

That's a great wallet. I'll have to have a go at that. Just decided on what my PIF will be so can't wait for that week. Really loving the WOYWW I get so much inspiration from them.

Hazel said...

Hope you have a good day, Julia. Like the look of that wallet template (but mustn't get sidetracked today - lol!) - yours is the only blog I'll be visiting because I must get on. Well done for the empty stamp basket - as you can see from one of my photos I have a few lurking up a corner that need cleaning - like the idea of the wipe-clean basket (perhaps I need to get one). x

Ali said...

Oooh I love the little envelope wallet and the cute houses!

Ali

karenm said...

I am back after a long absence. I hope to get to a few desks today.

Hels Sheridan said...

loving that desk tidy!! I have joined in this week...missed you all last week :O))

S said...

Interesting desk today (a bit tidier too! - good for you)! I, on the other hand, messed up my post last week by writing over it with this week. I doesn't pay to try and hurry. I'm going to have to figure out how to do this better. Happy Wednesday.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

what a tidy desk you have today.... I'm on my way to check out the folded wallet... love to have these on hand. And the other wallet thing on the left side is cut too....

Bernice said...

I only have a tidy table if everything gets put away. It's a good thing we don't need to eat at the dining room table!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

I secretly have been a follower of WOYWW but never had the guts to post along with all you brave crafters out there. Today I took the plunge and am proud to saw I will no longer watch from the shadows and will make it one of my missions to join along with you. 2nd mission - try and make sure I leave my desk clean on a Tuesday night :P Thank you for this, I really have had fun today :) (HUGS)

Tracy Blueberry Barn said...

I like that little ticket folder thingy, thanks for sharing the link. Interesting bits and bobs on your desk again - the little houses are cute too!

Theresa said...

Tidy! Tidy! Tidy! Are you sure this is Julia's desk???

RosC said...

The wallet is very neat so I'll jump over to Mary Ann to see. And I love the little pockets book with flower on the front, too.
Happy days,
Ros (191).

Chrysalis said...

Morning, Julia and peeps! I love visiting here, don't you? I'm making so many new, lovely friends. xx

Aud said...

Ooh lovely neat desk and thanks for the peep looks like some interesting projects going on there. Well done. Aud x

triciasconfetti said...

ES has purloined my camera so don't know if I will get around to WOYWW this week but am visiting all the desks I have RRSS feeds for this week.
Love the desk tidy and the fact that its wipeable. Your desk is looking ver productive .
x Tricia

lisa said...

What a gorgeous desk tidy, Julia. The wipeable bit is great. I have one very similar that came home with me from our holiday in Austria but it's not wipeable so I have to be careful not to put anything inky or painty in it!!
Hugs Lisa 126

Lavinia said...

Hello! Great folded envelope, great idea! And how nice to be sent a test drive item for the Sewing Sisters! Wipso & Twiglet! There great those two aren't they! Good idea there too! have a good week!
Lavinia
x

mamaluke said...

What a cute basket, I think I'd need 20 of those! lol!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh that mini looks like so much fun...hope to see it finished soon!

Mari K. said...

I like the stamp basket idea. Might have to find one of those for myself. And so tidy!

Tertia said...

Love that stamp basket and a wipe clean surface too.. sounds perfect to me! Looks like you are having some fun creating. Hopefylly I will be able to get something done this week!
Happy WOYWW

Mary said...

What a great idea. Love the basket. Well, off I go to get something created....Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a fun stop..Love the stamp basket and I really like the cutting mat showing the BIG BLACK Lines, did you purchase it that way or add them with black marker? Mine just has little lines. On my way to Mary Anne's thanks for the info. Happy WOYWW

Scrapcollectr said...

Riding on the caboose this week. *smile* Just glad I'm on the train! I've been reading "Water for Elephants" and I feel a little like Jacob jumping onto a moving train, but it's worth the ride!
Happy WOYWW!

Donya said...

hehe, bees bumbles, what a great phrase and a wipeable fabric is such a great idea for a table tidy! Prima is quickly becoming one of my tip toppiest favorite paper designers. This seasons new releases were especially gorgeous. Hope you stumble upon a cabana boy in your travels around town :-)

Jovita said...

This week you have a very tidy desk and I like your stamp mat, I need to get one to protect my surface. Looking forward to seeing your creations with the pretty Prima papers.
Have a great day ~ Hugs, Jovi

Deb said...

I do love your dirty stamp tray, at first thought it ordinary fabric and that it would be filthy by next week but very clever, washable fabric! hugs Debx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, love your desk tidy - and it's wipeable, that's got to be a bonus. Your desk is, as usual, covered in creative stuff and I like the wallet - another great little gift idea. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #74

Julie M said...

Veeerrrrrrrry tidy desk, Julia - everyone is very proud of you!! Haven't had a chance to join in for several weeks now, but I'm back with a big mess!!!

Julie #144

Kezzy said...

Love the folding ticket holder, going to have a look over at her blog, im loving those papers there major yummeee, and wow they have really out done themselves with the wipe down desk tidy, maybe one day they will be selling them.

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love he wallet- great idea. Off to start browsing,x Shaz 148

Becky said...

Lovely clean desk Julia! I've got to go find those instructions for the wallets now!

nickipee said...

Cool desk tidy! Thats a fairly tidy desk I'd say.
nickipeex

Holly #154 said...

Great idea for a basket or folder like that. I need to go check that out! Your desk looks great as usual... Love seeing what you are up too.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Back again Julia, the photo you asked me about is my dear darling mother. I usually cut her out of my desk pickie but she is always there, right next to the cancer bears..they lean up against her photo. I was too lazy to crop it this week..
love Shaz in oz.x

DW Peot said...

Happy Wednesday Julia! Wonderful ideas by all.
Hugs!

DanielleP said...

Cute wallet. Does the desk tidy itself when you get one of those baskets? If so, I MUST have one!
DanielleP

SDCrafts said...

I just popped back in to say:
1 - thanks for the scheduling info
2 - I feel a plonker for not sussing it all out for myself as I have learned all my pc skills the intuitive way ie being plain nosey and trying this, that and t'other!
3 - will do next week, Boss!

Sherry Edwards said...

Hi Julia, phew, didn't think I was going to make it today, but I did!! I'm impressed by all the space on your desk - lol. Love the desk tidy from Wipso -aren't they good!!

Sherry - 158 (better late than never!)

Holly Jones said...

Still no millionarie but I have posted some pics of my desk this week.
It is nice and tidy, just like yours :) as I have hardly sat at it this week thanks to having so much work to do.
Now if you will excuse me, I'm going to google how to find a millionaire :)
x

peggy gatto said...

Wishing you all the luck of the irish every day!!!

Ali H said...

Hi Julia - like your project this week ! Wow - there are a lot of here this week !

My name is Cindy said...

My goodness - far too much space and tidiness! Seriously love your little stamp basket, much more attractive than my plastic pot and those house shapes are adorable.

kaz said...

A very nice tidy desk and I am loving your stamp basket it's a really great idea.
Hope everyone has had a great WOYWW this week, I am just off to nose about at all those fun crafty filled Desk.
And I cannot believe I managed to get my Pictures on early this week, don't know what happened as it's usually last thing at night.
Thanks to everyone for sharing.

Scrappydiva said...

Wow, I've posted so late on this one!! Sorry!! It's been a busy busy day and I'm now shattered. I'm amazed that I got this posted at all.

Trece said...

I did it! I made it on time!!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

The wallet is a great idea to make, you can decorate it, and use it to give money gifts! Very special and will be much appreciated! Julia, this party is getting really big! Huge! It's a weekly phenomenon! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Neet said...

Won't mention the "builder" bit but i can remember (long ago) realising how young policemen were - and it scared me!
Love your desk tidy - what a great idea for your stamps.
Off for a look now at how to make that photo holder you mention.

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Julia, thanks for give "the girls" a home in which to share on Wednesdays. There must be a man in here somewhere to save us from too much estrogen! rofl

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Thanks for the advice. I also find out that you can stamp with Adirondack - black. It's a Dye Ink and the results are good at this moment. But I want to try more.
Bye Franka

Carmen said...

Very tidy desk Julia :D love that tray - are you sure they didn't install some sort of camera and they are really whispering subliminal KEEP TIDY messages at you?

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

Awesome desk! lol love that tray waht a great idea.

Tussemaja said...

I like to watch others scraproom. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Shari said...

Love your tidy tray. I have looked at them on the sister's blogs. The "file" holder is great, thanks for sharing the link. Checked out the newer post, I am in awe of the Dunnit conservatory. It is beautiful! TFS!
~Shari (no # this week)

Angi~Mistress of Mayhem said...

Thank you for stopping by on Thursday! I'll have pictures coming on the blog soon of flowers and embellies made from upcycled materials! On a future WOYWW I'm sure! :)

Angi (#84)

MaggieC said...

Hi Julia, I have already posted and left a comment, but I do have a query. I read on someone else's blog your instructions on how to post automatically, and understand that so far, but does that actually link to your blog automatically? I have done the Type Post, then the Post Options, changing time and date,, then clicked on Publish Post, but I do not see how that can link to your linkie. Sorry to be a bit thick, my brain has gone walkabout today.

Sarah said...

Finally remembered to take and post a pic! Officially my first WOYWW ;0) xx

famfa said...

Looking forward to joining WOYWW - can't wait to share mine ;@>
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