Wednesday, 31 August 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 116

OK, the work desk looks pretty calm, I think.  The ever present and now it's on the narrow tape - totally indispensible- ATG tape gun, a couple of samples for the Paper Engineering workshop on Thursday, new glasses - I'm loving their colour,  and a couple of ink pads I've been trying out.  I'm going to review them, actually.  Don't hold your breath though, you know what I'm like.  Well, I guess calm is probably not what you'd describe it as, I suppose it is a bit of a mess. Ah well, you never expected different, huh?


Can I say to the many of you who were sweet and fretful about the mass of computer wires in the photo a couple of posts ago - I found the pic on one of those copyright free photo websites.  My cable area doesn't look like that.  My cables are all different colours.


I also want to use my own blog to publicise and promote without shame.  I know this is contrary to the rule of WOYWW, but well.....you know....if I didn't exercise a double standard now and then, you'd think it was someone else writing these posts.
Over at 2 Scrap Ladies, we've announced another Magnetic Year in a Day event. That's it, plug over!


So now.  Please share your work desk/surface/lap tray/ironing board/piano lid with us.  Whatever you're doing, upload a photo to your blog, link here and let us enjoy it too.  And expect us to be looking to see what you've got...we do, so hide it if it's a secret!!

87 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

I must say, the paper engineering projects look very pretty... and the syringe? Is there something you need to tell us?? LOL

Christine said...

Love the overhead view of your desk, feels like I'm really looking down on all your goodies. Cute little gift bag there and I'm still dithering about getting an ATG gun!

Create WIth Joy said...

Glad to see you're up and running again - those wires were CRAZY - happy WOYWW to ya!

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

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have NO IDEA how long it took me to see those glasses. I even tried to enlarge the photo and still didn't see them. Finally! On top of the glue syringe. BTW, do you think you have enough glue, pop dots, redliner tape, and other assorted adhesives on your desk? I think these outnumber my rocking horses!

Dragon said...

I don't think that's at all messy, and those projects look fab. Off to nosey at the link...
Frankie
xx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi Julia Kind of twigged it really was not your computer wires, but did not think of the upload from internet! but hey, I do it too so why not? I trust your nasty shingles is not too vociferous in its symptoms, and yes like the new paper colours too! happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x

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

Fabbo desk this week my lovely.....I mainline on sticky stuff in syringes too .... fun ain't it.

Got a wee giveaway on my blog for this week, not much just a stamp and probably a few other bits.

Kay

Shazsilverwolf said...

Cool & tidy today- well done! Have a great day, I'll be back after work to visit, Shaz

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Nice to see you back.. guess the wires helped? lol Can't see the colour of the glasses, but am waiting eagerly for my new ones, so I can see again!!
Happy woywwing!
xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I stood on my head to read hook and loop - sounds like our new stage act...*grin* !! xx

Sue said...

Hi Julia
glad that wasn't a piccie of your wires, lol, luv the little makes on your desk, you will have to angle ya glasses next week, can't see the colour tried tilting the screen didnt work!! happy WOYWW, sue,x

Debs said...
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Debs said...

Shall we just call you 'Dotty' today?!!!
I have been away on a Michael de Meng workshop which was fabulouso!

Sue from Oregon said...

Okay Julia...I was heading off to bed early tonight until I started reading your purple plug into the pink post! As frustrating as it must have been, you indeed made it very entertaining LOL!

kath said...

back to creative chaos I see...and me too..I took ages to find your glasses...perhaps I should be investing in new ones too...love your paper engineering projects...hugs kath xxx

JoZart said...

The paper engineering samples look great and the desk is really reasonable considering you are creating so it's allowable. I've just ordered my 3rd ATG gun....already got one for me and a spare for when I'm teaching as everyone wants to try/borrow it. Now I'm getting a pink one especially for narrow tape and it's a bargain too!! They are breeding here!
JoZarty x

famfa said...

That game - find the glasses- good one but took me ages, and I don't wear glasses myself (note: make an opticians appointment!). Lovely things happening on your desk today.

Emma E said...

Love the dotty paper! Took me ages to see your glasses too! xx

sasa said...

I gave up on the glue gun because it was like molten snot but fancy a tape whizz thing. It just looks so huge and Builder Bob like....great in action shot today..!

jude said...

Back to creating again love your makes on the desk.No didnt think those wires where yours,mind do look like my hubbies cupboard at work...lol
Have creative week
hugs judex

Annie said...

My only concern about your desk today Julia is the syringe in the middle of the pic....Crafting? Medication? :-)
Hugs,
A x

Minxy said...

hmmmmmm a close up shot can only mean the rest of the desk is way more messy then you care to admit today lol
Loving the little projects on display, very cute looking, looks like you have been keeping busy in my absence x
Hope your well x
hugs x

Morti said...

Yay! We still have internet this morning..... heheheh.... see ya later hun!

Alisonw30 said...

Love the projects you've got going on this week. Can we see your glasses in their full glory?!
xx

sandra de said...

Took me some time to find your new glasses. Then I put mine on and found them! Great photo of the internet wires.

Twiglet said...

Cute little spotty bag Julia and the 2 Scrap Ladies workshop looks good.

Bubbles said...

This is MY kind of desk! Love the projects going on... and especially love the creativeness that is just oozing from your desk :)
Bits of scrap paper? check
Sticky stuff? check
Work tools - including obligatory ruler and scissors? check
pretty paper? check
small plastic containers? check

Yup... think you got it all covered there *lol*
Have a wonderful WOYWW!

misteejay said...

Love the look of those two projects Julia.

You've just reminded me...must fish out my ATG and get some new tape.

Toni xx

Spyder said...

Ohoo yes, I do love your little card baggy thingie, that's bag with a Y not bag meaning big and baggy, coz they're not, they, it, looks lovely. Love the paper, how did you bring your self to cut it!?! I'd have to close my eyes... which is why I don't cut into my papers very often, the ones I've had for years, because, once cut, in all the wrong places, because I had my eyes cut, the thing I was hoping to make, never looks quite like it should. Have a great day, and Happy WOYWW!
((Lyn))

Doone said...

I just headbutted the screen trying to get a better view of the new glasses...
dx

Helen said...

Love the paper but the ribbon - oh my that is fab ribbon! Hope the close up of your desk doesn't mean that all the REST of your ribbon is hanging out of it's jar.... LOL!
I was quite willing to believe those cable were yours - must be more gullible than I thought...
Have a great day - I too, hope the shingles are behaving!

ScrappnBee said...

Is this week 116 or 117? LOL! Love the messy desk! (I have forgotten to change my week from time to time myself!) Happy WOYWW! Have fun with the pieces on the desk! -Amanda

Quirky Boots said...

first time in ages but i've joined in, will try to keep up now :) xx

Karen said...

Must admit those cables had me worried too. Colour coding works huh! Not got much on my desk at the mo as pulled a muscle and can hardly move, but the ideas are growing in my single grey brain cell well....! Enjoy WOYWW!

KatzElbows said...

Love the desk. Although with the tweezers and the syringe you look as if you're about to torture someone!

Lisa-Jane said...

I'm so glad to be joining in again and I had a tidy up! Glad to see you back again too - I bet you were hyperventilating there for a while. I like the look of that little bag / card, very sweet.

Elizabeth said...

Ah, a close-up ... I think I know what that means :) Can't see the colour of those glasses but is it grey? Love the dotty paper and the pocket piece you've made using it. I do wonder what someone who just stumbles in would think of the syringe!!! Hope you have a better week this week. Elizabeth x #51

Kirsty.a said...

Looking good, Julia. It's nice to be back. One of the few good things about being home from holiday and back at work, is decent Internet access.
X Kirsty#58

Charlene said...

No way...I'm under 60. I'll take being under 60...any age under 60, I mean any number, of course!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Glad you can post pictures again..Boy those glasses were hard to find..Love the little Pink Polka Dot creation, more on that? Your purple card is lovely too. Hope you have some wonderful days ahead, you've been stressed a bit. Thanks Julia for a the great fun. Enjoy

April said...

Love that dotty paper!! The card and bag you are making are lovely! Thanks for sharing! x

Di said...

Those cables looked horribly like a file server room where I used to work - only the dried out mugs and chocolate wrappers were missing!

I spied Velcro circles too, presumably for fastening the dinky little bag :)

Di xx

StampDancer said...

I like it - it means you're doing fun stuff! I smiled when I saw your ATG gun -- I bought one recently. Was cussing like a sailor because I was having trouble loading the tape in it - haven't used it yet. LOL. But when you see my desk you'll see why - I haven't made a card or layout for a few days -- just getting messy in other way.
Hugs,
Deb

Debs Willis said...

Love the little bag at the bottom of your pic - really cute. Your desk looks like it's well loved and creative!

Deb x

angelfish said...

Lovely projects on display today and I had to go back for another look to find your glasses!
I seem to have lost count somewhere along the way, because I'm a week ahead on #117, don't know how I managed that!

Dotty A said...

Two Great projects there!!! Hope you show them to us a little closer so we can check them out more!
Got to go and check out the other play pens now!

Lavinia said...

As always Julia, lots to look at! Nice looking Purple Card & cute little pocket card too. ATG's
dominate all our pic's dont they :) love mine! Although I am finding tape for its getting more expensive!
Lavinia
x

Cathy said...

Fab makes, love them both. Glad you are back in the world of the web and able to share with us.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Theresa Plas said...

Happy colors on your desk Julia!

fairy thoughts said...

interesting desk as always, love the paper,cant see the glasses very well (doh!) but will someone please tell me about the tape runner i see them everywhere, except my desk LoL
janet

Jingle said...

Such cuteness! I want to see those glasses on your adorable face! They look cute!

Sam said...

Hi Julia. Should I be worried about that syringe. Cannot really see the colour on those specs! I am with Jingle - let's see them on so we can judge!! Nice samples on your desk today!
Hugs

Kim said...

Hmm, those paper engineering samples intrigue me...I so love your messy desk!

Sarah Anderson said...

oooooo, a paper engineering class, great samples!!!

Scrapcollectr said...

I love playing "Where's Waldo" on your desk picture, but unless my eyes have gone bad, I can't find the glasses that you mentioned. Lol. And you didn't explain the syringe! Heehee. It looks like the one I've used for applying whitening gel to trays so I'm assuming it's some sort of gel applicator and you're not an addict. Have a nice day, you!
Cindy at #81

Scrapcollectr said...

Ooops. I stand corrected. I found the glasses, they were just sideways. Lol.
Cindy at #81

S said...

There's a bird on the card on my desk too. Your card looks great - I'll be hunting down that embossing folder - do you know what it is called?

Carolyn Phillips said...

I also had to go back to look for the glasses, and again for the syringe! Love the look of the paper engineering samples.

dianneo said...

Pretty, pretty works in progress! Have a super week!

madebyKarla said...

very pretty samples! Hey, syringe and tweezers...are there some techniques you'd like to share? haha.

The Crafty Elf said...

I love how some of us crafters can create on a space maybe 12" X 12". LOL Creative desk as always - LOVE IT! Great shout out Julia, I will check it out. Just asking....what's the syringe for?

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Another Wednesday - more fun! I love the paper on your desk - you are a very busy blogger!

Wishing you a happy weekend! The last of summer - doesn't seem possible.

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

pat said...

Painting on fabric today!

pat said...

Julie, I love what looks like a small bag with a pocket on the front !?!

Sussie said...

I love the two creations I can see on your desk!
Have a nice creative week!

Hugs!
SusanLotus

Caz said...

Happy WOYWW!!

My first entry....after ages only 'lurking'!!
I couldn't spot your glasses....then I read the posts and was happy that I wasn't the only one - I've not long got new glasses so I was thinking I needed to take them back to be checked!!!!

Rebekah said...

Hey Julia tonnes of interest here lots of wee scraps and bits going on happy working hugs Rebekah (95) xxx

Angi [at] MakingMayhem said...

I love to find the items you're talking about...it's like "where's waldo" :) Hmmm...wondering what the syringe is for...

Happy WOYWW!

Angi

Pam said...

Oh boy these bank holidays are playing havoc with my memory, I completely forgot today was Wednesday!! Hugs Pam x

Emma E said...

Hi Julia - thank you for visiting my blog ... I'm a Devizes girl through and through currently living in Summer Wine country, West Yorkshire! Most of my crafting is done in the kids playroom (will be my craftroom one day ...), but as I look after lots of children it all has to be packed away very carefully ...!

Cynthia Eloise said...

cute cards. your desk looks like it should for projects in progress. i'd worry about you if it were to neat.

Mrs A. said...

I have a mortal fear of those big yellow guns!
Supossing it all kept coming out! Glad to hear they wern't your cables after all. Hugs Mrs A.

Lizzybobs said...

having trouble posting comments tonight hope this time this will post - thanks for sharing your desk with us - loving your spotty paper and lovely cards love and ((HUGS))

Shoshi said...

Lovely pretty paper on your desk! Your desk looks nice and productive this week, Julia, not like mine (having a tidying and organising session). Hoping people will read my other post today "Help for Crafty Karen" - a fellow crafter in distress! Happy WOYWW everybody.

Anne said...

Like the look of the creations on your desk - and it looks a lot more interesting than my desk. Happy WOYWW. Anne x

ally fiddy said...

Glad your 'puter is up and running again. Glorious mess on your desk as always! Love the little bag card.

ArtSnark said...

looking good!

I almost retitled my post - WHERE is your workdesk Wednesday? And then almost chickened out... but instead went ahead & posted my pigsty

dix said...

Enjoyed getting a peek at your "mess"! Your desk is very organied compared to mine. Looks like you are getting a lot done this week. Thanks for sharing. dix---

Craftgirl said...

I spotted the glasses. Love the cards and spotty paper. OK I give in what is the syringe for? I have one for dripping ink.
Carol

NatashaMay said...

I'm loving your samples. Escpecialy the school bag one. :) Darn I could hardly find the glasses. Does that mean I need one? :)

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

The glasses look fabby! A strong neutral it looks like. Well your desk does look nice and busy and wonderfully creative as usual! Nice to see you back in the saddle. My computer meanwhile died. Kaput. Middle of the night. Dead. I am thinking a power surge did it in but I am computerless now. Crummy. Hello to everyone! *smiles* Norma

okienurse said...

Great looking desk this week! I read your past posts regarding the IT issues. My computer geek rolls his eyes and acts so superior too! I would fire him and find another but this one is married to my daughter and comes for free! Have a great week Julia! Vickie

karen said...

Great little bag and card you have made! I have missed visiting your desk as it is always so crafty and creative! I hope to work my new schedule around WOYWW now as I have missed being here so much!
xoxo Karen

Neet said...

Took me ages to find your new glasses and then I couldn't see what colour they were. Are you now coming to terms with the ATG gun?
Thanks for the good wishes and thanks for the snoop. Hugs, Neet x

Becky said...

Late one from me, sorry guys! Also not blogging as 'The Girlie Blogger' anymore and am instead 'The Girl Who Blogs' with a re-vamped site so I'll post there from now on. xx

RosC said...

High Greetings Julia.
I've been diverted by ten thousand things this winter, and it's a delight to be back to this circle. Both the familiar and the new are always here. Spring has come in a great burst of flowers, and I'm happy to be crafting again.
Warm regards,
Ros.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Thank you so much for hosting WOYWW every week. It is as much fun to read as to participate and thanks for visiting me this week. Sorry I'm so late in getting around.