Wednesday, 7 September 2011

What's On Your Work Desk? Wednesday 118

No really,this is week 118, I just got it wrong last week.  Surprise!  Actually the real surprise is that I'm no further forward with creating a calm or inviting space to work on and have spent all of five minutes in my workroom in the last 24 hours, which does me no good at all.  Including my sense of panic.  I might be missing the best idea I've ever had!  (Naturally, I'm expecting that idea to come upon me whilst I'm engrossed in some other worthy piece of crafting!



So there you are, full on mess.  The plastic stuff on the right is to become my clear stamp storage; more on that some other time then, and I have bothered to put my glasses at an angle that sort of shows the colour this time, after last week had a lot of you hunting for them.  Apart from such artful placement, the desk is untouched after Monday night.  How sad.  
So if this hasn't scared you off, you 're all right to show us your desk.  Or whatever you work at and whatever you're working on.  Please.  We like a look.  Upload a pic to your blog, link back here and slowly slowly, others will call to admire your working method.  And stash. Join us - why not.  Harmless, and free.  Compelling reasons, I'd say!

88 comments:

Neet said...

I made a mess of linking AGAIN! Not that you will see it as I managed to get it right eventually.
Ah well, my header is wrong as I followed on your number (first time I have numbered in ages).

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh I am intrigued about the plastic stuff... can I just ask... are you really tall.. or did you balance precariously on a chair to get that aerial shot? Have a grand day hun, tis my bloggy birthday so... giveaways galore on my blog x

Cathy said...

I have been re-organising my space this week ... so no crafting either for me. I'm intrigued about your clear stamp storage ... hmmmmm!
And thanks for pointing out the glasses this week .. i made a family game of it last week ... kept the girls amused for a little while LOL!!!
Hope you get some crafting in today,
Hugs
Cathy xx

voodoo vixen said...

I have my reading glasses on display this week... don't usually have to use them for close work (what else would one use reading glasses for you ask)? I think the olde eyes are tired... or getting more olde... so now I have to actually put them on!! LOL

jude said...

Wow that sure is one hell of a creative messy desk...lol.For the first and prob be the last i actually cleaed my mess away.Mind hasnt stopped raining or been windy since .so that may tell me something...lol
Have fab creative wednesday wether it being creative or tidying the creative mess!lol
Jude 6

The Crafty Elf said...

I can't see the mess for the glasses Julia, they're awesome! I did a big clean up last week, I can almost find everything!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

after my busy travel days with either no internet or no time for internet, i'm glad to be back to take a peek at what everyone's been up to! glad to see i'm not the only one who needs some organizing this week!

Dragon said...

Woo now that is gloriously messy, Ms Dunnit!!!! Mine at least has an ickle bit more space to put stashy stuff down to work on!!! However, this is very interesting!!! You have foxed me with the week numbering so off now to edit my post!!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

okienurse said...

Intersting looking desk. What is all the plastic there for? Have a great week. Vickie

Helen said...

My internal body cock woke me just before 6 even though this time I AM on a week off - so here I am - am keen to see how you turn the plastic into storage, so wil keep looking.... for now, back to bed for a while, lol!

Helen said...

clock, my internal body clock.... see, it's too early. sorry!!!

Spyder said...

yay big pictures! I've gone for big pictures today too, so, if you do lose your spec's you can see 'something', but not a lot to see. I need a new way of storing my clear stamps too, so will watch this space...or the next one coming!!
Happy WoyWw
((Lyn))

Sarah said...

That's a desk in mid flow except the mid bit has gone for a stroll. Hope you can get some you time and stumble on that flash of creative genius that's lurking. Is that it under the table?

Minxy said...

Oh Julia! some things never change.. like what a messy ickle bugger you are lol
I am curious as to how the pile of plastic will become stamp storage!!
Happy Wednesday x

Sue from Oregon said...

I can so relate...my desk is a mess and untouched for days...drats!

Sue said...

Hi Julia
very busy desk there, nice to see the glasses thank you, see you in a couple of weeks, have great day, sue,x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Yes, yay for big pickies! have done big pickies of desk too as my eyes aint what they used to be! although did not have a problem with finding glasses on your desk last week. Maybe cos am looking for mine all the time had no hassles spying yours - and yes the plastic storage has me interested too... and have a similar looking plastic bags of two items waiting to be put up in my craft room, still in the plastic bags, screws etc..these are hard for practically-challenged like me, so waiting for them to be done... Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

wonderful mess! love it!Like Minxy am curious to the pile of plastic?? Is this some amazing idea you have that we mere mortals have yet to discover? lol
TFS
Jennie x

kath said...

crikey julia...creative clutter right enough and intrigued by the bundle of plastic...thanks for plonking the glasses right in the middle so we don't have to hunt this week...hugs kath xxx

Bella said...

You have us all wondering about that pile of plastic, please post before next Wednesday, how it will be turned into stamp storage...

Twiglet said...

Been awake since 5 so over here nice and early drinking coffee and eating toast and home made plum jam - blimey these keys are sticky - oops!!! Have a great day Julia. x Jo

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Everyone's Curious!!! Seems time goes so fast for all of us. just never enough to accomplish the fun stuff. When I put someting in plastic it is on its way out. Good Luck with the clean up. Happy WOYWW.

Kate said...

Hello :0)
Been ages since ive joined in over here...glad to see your desk is looking well loved lol...actually mine was pretty much like that till yeasterday morning.
Kate x

Lothian Crafts said...

I look forward to seeing what and how you use the plastic for your stamp storage. Have a great day. Elaine

Marjolein..... said...

Love the mess On your desk. Good ideas comes THE more mess you have On your desk!!!!

Greetz, marjolein

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Magnificent mayhem, my dear!! Tomorrow is another day... :) xx

Annie said...

Think Jo is setting her alarm just to beat me here on a Wed these days :-) I'm just glad to have slept at all these nights. Still no news about M to share. They are real little teases and are making their mum suffer even before they get here. :-)
Hugs,
A x

Sam said...

Your photo has a very Autumal feel to it today - very orangey!
Intrigued by your new storage method for clear stamps!!
Glad I am not the only one with a messy desk - room in fact! yikes!!

Susan said...

Oh Julia I'm relieved to see your chaos - all these pristine worktops depress me! I do feel you need clutter for inspiration (that's my excuse). I have 6 yards of worktop and constanly find myself working in a 9" square! I must say I am intrigued by your storage system for stamps as mine are currently scattered on and under the aforesaid worktop -please keep us posted ASAP!!!! xx

Penni said...

Oooh very messy - it looks like mine a few weeks ago - Maybe you need to borrow my hubby LOL!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

famfa said...

He he, the first thing I saw when I looked at your pic was your glasses. Your desk is an organised chaos.

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

mmm you are ahead of me in the untidy stakes ... but not by much.

I too have had no crafting time, and it does not help my calm state either.

Hugs

Kay

Doone said...

so glad I got to see the glasses without gaining a head injury this week, and I await with baited breath the reveal for the cellophane stamp storage, ooh that sounds GOOOOD when it is said out loud... please Do Wander Around in public spaces trying it our for sibilant syllables...

I believe two minutes is long enough to make a mess, and since mostly that is what my craft product looks like i feel more time would only result in more chaos, it's natures way of keeping a modicum control?

Lisa-Jane said...

Glad it wasn't just me who was confused! I keep having a tidy up but mid-creation it gets a bit chaotic. Good to see yours is the same. xx

angelfish said...

I'm very intrigued by the plastic for stamp storage and it seems I'm not alone. Sorry, there's no desk from me again this week, but a few more lions!

Neil said...

Wow; for once I still have to ask the question;
WHAT's ON YOUR WORKDESK!? I cannot quite see how that great big pile of plastic will become stamp storage....... Have a fun week.

Angie said...

I love it when yor area is chaotic ...makes me feel a lot better ...cant wait to see your stamp storage. No matter how much I try to get organized it all just gets into a mess so quickly ....must be the Untidy Gnomes lol xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, yes, I can see your nice new glasses this week, and all those clear plastic bags - can't wait to see the stamp storage system you're working on. Have you been balancing on a chair again to take the overhead shot? Have a great week. Elizabeth x #50

Di said...

Really cheered me up seeing such glorious mess - they say a tidy desk is the sign of a sick mind. You're healthy Julia, you're healthy - by gosh, you are healthy!!! And please do show your stamps storage soon, am desperate to get mine sorted out and I bet you've got a whizzo way of doing it! Happy WOYWW Julia! Di xx

joanneck said...

At least you can find your glasses, as for anything else - well, I'm not sure there.
Hugs Joanne xx

NatashaMay said...

Don't panic! The ideas will come to you. :) You just need to start something. Anything. :)

Airing cupboard stamping said...

loving the creative mess. thank you for a fab evening last night x x x

Cardarian said...

A pleasant working mess - that is what I like to see on Wednesday's desks and you are a showcase for it! I am really waiting to see what you will do with that plastic!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Kate said...

I think you have to be a serious contender for the WOYWW messiest desk award! I love a messy desk me.

** Kate **

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Maybe you have provided a key - maybe I need to create an area of inspirational crafty 'mess' and then I will jolly well get on with something.....

Sarah said...

That plastic is very intriguing. There is some on my desk but that is just empty bags

Beatrice said...

oh wow think your desk is as unruly as mine this week - I am intrigued as to how the plastic will be used for stamp storage - hope you share with us what you do with it

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Oh my goodness, how creative your desk is this week! Love that window to the world over your desk! So much light must come in there! Can't wait to see how you store those stamps! Keep us posted!

sandra de said...

Cellophane stamping storage, this I have to see. I am devoid of ideas so will be coming back to see what you have been up to on that amazing desk.

April said...

Lots of craftyness going on there :o) great specs! you'll never catch mine on my desk... they're permanently afixed to my face :o) I can assure you they're very nice though lol x

Dotty A said...

Organizing is a NEVER ending process....... I can't wait to see what you do with the plastic stuff!!!!! Hope you show us soon!

Craftgirl said...

Clearer view of the glasses this week. Mine are on my nose or I wouldn't have seen anything only a blur. You have me intrigued by the plastic stuff that is going to be storage for your clear stamps.
Carol x

Victoria said...

back to join in, love the glasses in the middle of the desk and all that wonderful stash surrounding them x

Jennibellie said...

very intrigued by the stamp storage - huh, what, how? hehe looking forward to seeing it, thanks again for sharing :)

Carolyn Phillips said...

Very intrigued by what you are planning for your clear stamps - you know how to keep us guessing don't you! :D

Ohhh Snap said...

lol, I've had to link this twice because the first time I linked under week 117 (marked 116 lol). Sending you calm thoughts and hoping you get to craft soon!! Looking forward to more information on how the plastic to the right will be transformed into storage :D. #83.

dix said...

A messy desk makes for a creative person! At least that's what I say. On day I will share what's really on the top of my work desk...y'all will be sooooo scared! Thanks for sharing!

Ali said...

Hurrah! Someone whose desk is actually messier than mine! I didn't think it was possible... :lol:

Ali

SueH said...

Well I do see stamps and ink pads on your desk Julia so you must be about to create something!

I know exactly what you mean about the placement of your glasses.
I’m in a slightly different predicament. I need two pairs in the craft room, one for the computer and another for close work. I take one pair off, put them down and they’re never to be seen again, even if I’m looking for them again only five minutes later……..It’s so frustrating!

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Scrapcollectr said...

Oooh, intrigued by the crafty storage promise. Can always use a better idea. Yes, I see the glasses now. Maybe I needed to put on my glasses to see your glasses. But, pray tell, what color are they that you love so much? My monitor won't divulge that information... Hope you can a steal away to the desk soon!
*smile*
#72

Carla Rae said...

Oh My...Im very intrigued to see How that clear stuff turns into stamp storage... I was just researching a solution for this today...cant find my old inque boutique folders any more...

S said...

Looks like a lovely "full on mess" to me. Too bad you haven't had more time to play. Of course, more play means more mess - but that's a good thing, isn't it.

fairy thoughts said...

glad you sorted out he numbers, it shouldn't matter really???
Anyway interested to see what you are going to do with the plastic, lets hope it works
janet

dianneo said...

Yup, your desk is a mess alright! Have fun organizing!

Electra said...

Oh dear, I'm so sorry, I posted my link twice and the first one is the wrong one. Still trying to get used to my new computer. Julia, once again, I love seeing your space.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Oh Julia your desk is a glorius mess today. We all do it. So we are all sitting on pins and needles to see how you are going to use the plastic as storage. I did not post today.

misteejay said...

Very 'arty' placement of the glasses LOL

Hummmmm, lots going on and I'm sure you will provide details all in good time.

Toni xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Looks fine to me!

Karen said...

Better late than never - sorry! Loads to look at now....enjoy WOYWW!

madebyKarla said...

Wow, look at all that cardstock! are those your scraps? love your 'mess' this week ;)

nerllybird said...

Terrible. Appalling mess. No wonder your poor spectacles have turned their back on the whole thing. Presumably it all looks smaller from that angle - that IS how spectacles work back-to-front, isn't it?? :D :D :D

Mrs A. said...

Running really late today. Had to race to post card for sis's birthday on Saturday so can't show you that. Can't show you the birdcage swap that I have just posted either cos its a secret and havn't finished the next two dresses yet so can't show those either. The boys have done a post instead though. # hugs Mrs A. #99.

lisa said...

Why is it that when you are reorganising it has to look so much worse until it can start to look better. Would you like to come and reorgaise me when you've finished, someone needs too!!!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisa #104

Pam said...

nice chaotic desk this week hon xx

Katy said...

Love Wednesdays thanks to you x

Bugged Designs said...

Your desk is a hive of activity as usual. I wouldn't worry about hardly being there in the last 24 hours, I rarely seem to make it to my desk these days! Looking forward to the stamp storage idea.

Anne said...

Am also attempting to organise /reorganise my space but keep changing my mind. Went to look for some bits and peices to help with reorgnising but couldn't find anything I liked. Ah well back to the drawing board. Happy WOYWW
Anne x

Linda said...

I am so glad I am not the only one with a messy desk and no time to be at it and creating! Hopefully that sad state of affairs will soon change for us all.

RosC said...

Hi Julia,
I've been having grief with blogger and leaving messages for over a week now. The probs have been intermittent, so I've written the messages and kept them on 'Notes' for later. It's very irritating to write thoughtful comments and then have them disappear!
The plastic storage will be interesting. I occasionally have a fantasy about sweeping everything onto the floor and starting a fresh arrangement of the desk. Then I a major cringe takes over. (chortle)
Yours as ever,
Ros.

Noukie said...

Don't worry Julia, there's hope! You should have seen my desk before I cleaned it up on Monday... Next time I must remember to take a before and after pic, LOL!! Like everyone else, I am too, intrigued about the plastic wrapping... guess you know what to show us next week :)
have a great one!!
Noukie xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I'm glad to have your company this week with a messy desk on display! :^) patsy

Angi [at] MakingMayhem said...

Love seeing the messy desk. Certainly makes me feel right at home! :) Am interested in how you're going to be storing your clear stamps, too. You might start a trend with your glasses in the posts! lol

Happy WOYWW!

Angi
#110

Kezzy said...

I've not been able to craft much this week as works/life has been in the way, not fair is it lol. Loving your messy desk, I get to spend quite a bit of today in my beloved craft room hope you get in yours soon to play with all your idea. Kezzy x

Quirky Boots said...

i'm late i'm late, do forgive me, yesterday was hectic,
may i ask, what is that cherry fabric on the right - me likey :) x

Kim said...

Ditto me on the clear stamp storage!!! I thought it was the heat-wrap stuff for baskets! (of course, that got me very jealous--you had Xmas gift baskets all done ready for wrapping! I might just have had to hate you! LOL!)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I missed out on the Wednesday event this week and flaked out on the Tuesday Tea on my blog. I had some real life important appointments that could not be missed, so I was out the door before most people were awake in y time zone. I'll be back next week, but wanted to say I like that you didn't hide the glasses this week and I could find them with no difficulty.

I look forward to the whinging or whining (as we call it in the States) as you store your clear stamps. Actually, I hope it's a good whinge since I'm always interested in how people store their UMs. Having said that, it looks like I have another message to read. Maybe there will be lots of insight!

BTW, why is it there are 114 Links and only 85 comments? Just my random question of the week, I guess.

Shoshi said...

Oops, I'm a day late this week! Hope I still qualify. Julia we all get days (and weeks) like that - lots of mess and not a lot to show for it, and frustrating times when we can't get near our desks. Hope you have a really fulfilling week to make up! I've finished my tidying and have done 2 Youtube videos this week!!

JoZart said...

As messes go it's a good one. not a great one but it has prospects and potential! (I've already spied on the next post and love the clear stamps storage idea)
thanks for a late soop,
Love joZarty x