Wednesday, 5 October 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 122


What ho WOYWWers; this is my desk after my day off..I haven't been near it at all for a day, in an attempt to restore mojo. Had a nice morning in Winchester, and had coffee and lunch at the Cathedral Refectory with Jan and Chrissie (you  know her - half of the Less is More Challenge blog).  Yeah?  Told you. 

Horrible light,  but hey, it's that time of year. You can see abandoned glasses, tray of little pots of glitter and half hearted attempt at a 'contemporary' Christmas card.  Unusually for me, you can see only 2 pairs of scissors (just) and the new acrylic drawers perched right there in front of me.  Jan asked me if I'd like them or could I re-home them.  I decided to stick them on my desk for a while, see if I had a use.....that's them absorbed then, thank you LLJ!  

Maggie (Silvercrafter) won the draw for the book following the post: A review, entirely Solicited. It wasn't a technical or scientific draw, and there's not even a bunch of strips of paper in a bowl to photo and show you.  Here's the scoop:  I numbered the list of names.  Then I shouted to Mr Dunnit 'Pick a number between 1 and 23'.  He gave me the look.  You know the one that says 'you're a nutter, so I'm not even going to bother to ask'.  And then he said 'Fourteen'.  And Maggie 's name was in space number 14.  That's how it happened.  
Edit: OMGee, had to come back and tell you - the counter says this is the 600th post..! My word, I've had a lot to say!


Show us what you're doing this cool autumnal day then.  Photo your desk, upload it to your blog and link it here.  Lots of us will visit.  This week, for a change, I'm going to start in the higher numbers....it seems fair to me.









93 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

Absorbed... that's a very good description of what happens to stuff that enters craft rooms!!
I actually love your contemporary christmas card... was looking closely to see if I could replicate... ;)

Helen said...

You're early ! caught me on the hop - forgot it was Wednesday so didn't turn the 'puter on whilst I was supping my early morning cuppa - still, here now. Love that Christmas paper - the contemporay cards - go go go!! have a good one.

Bubbles said...

Just want to pick up those buttons-in-a-jar and shake them gently... love that sound!

jude said...

Love the contemp christmas card will have to pop back to see finished creation.Thats when youve got your socializing out the way ...lol
Have fab wednesday and creative week.Please pop by and enter my candy
hugs judex 9

Spyder said...

ohoo I think this is a first, I'm #4! Lovely crafty desk, (lovely desk last week too,don't know what happen to my comments, spotted that last night but is was too dark to see the keyboard, blame the funny pills I was on...luckily I've come off them now...) Loving the paper, I had some with smaller type last year, which took me three years to use, still haven't found a replacement yet, (shame we have to use them!) I love your tree, far better than the one I tried to make last year, which got filed in the bin!
((Lyn))

The Paper Princess said...

Love your Christmas tree - inspiration for sure - and congrats on all of your chattiness, lol!

I enjoyed your book review - I just received the same one to review, plus another - I was going to post the pics today but my post was already getting rather long-winded!

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

Carola Bartz said...

I first thought that's the Eiffel Tower on your card... I wasn't wearing my glasses... But wouldn't that be an idea, the ET with jingle bells...

Dragon said...

hi... back home but no desk, with or without crimble cards!!!! love this one
frankie
xx

KatzElbows said...

Hello. Love the contemporary Christmas card. Think I shall, ahem, steal the idea!

Neet said...

I've strived to be numero zero and now I've made it. Was a real surprise and had to go back to bed for 15 minutes and then come back to make sure it hadn't jumped (as it does so many times).
Congratulations on your 600th post and congratulations on your "C" card which I must start to think about.
Hugs, Neet x

Sue from Oregon said...

Wednesday is my day to catch up with Julia! Congrats on your book review...that is really cool! who would have "thunk-ded"!!!

Your contemporary Christmas card looks like it will be very fun as well!

Kezzy said...

I'm so loving the contempory crimbo card, can't wait to see it finished. Loved the book review (just doing a catch up lol). Absorbed, yep that sounds about right when new bits make it into a craft room lol. Kezzy x

Alison Horne said...

Love the dimensional tree, and coveting your button jar of bounty.x

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh those large fiskars scissors are sewing scissors in my house and arent allowed near paper (my pair are still on my table since Sunday when I finished sewing my owl - thats how untidy I am!) - well done on another Christmas card - I still havent started any and usually do so in about July - maybe I wont send any home made this year?? who knows! Love your button jar - I have one of those now as I havent had chance to sort them all back out into separate colours (mad as I am!) since our charity crop but we raised quite a bit of money with our guess the number of buttons in the jar competition! gosh I am waffling arent I - can tell you are the first desk I have visited this morning!

Chrissie said...

It's good to look at your desk again Julia, it was even better to see you and Jan yesterday. Love that little tree but what is that syringe-y thing doing there I ask myself?
Big orange scissors are for fabric in my house!
Have a Happy Wednesday!
Chrissie

Airing cupboard stamping said...

morning lovely.

600th post - well done you

the card looks interesting looking forward to the finished result.


Laura x x

kath said...

congrats on the 600th post...you chatterbox you...lunch with friends is the best way to get the mojo up and running again and I love your contemp tree...glad to see you are a Fiskars scissors girl...hugs kath xxx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i really like the colors and design of that card you are making, Julia! and i enjoyed your post. you make even the way you picked your giveaway winner sound funny. congratulations on your 600th post! yes, you have a lot to say. no doubt about it!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy Sexcentennial (yes really, I looked it up!) Blogaversary, me ol' mucker :)

Happy Blogaversary to you,
Squashed tomatoes and stew,
Cake and jelly
In ma belly....
Happy Blogaversary to yooooooooooooou :D xxxx

Sarah said...

Trouble with this time of year is that it looks the same when I go to bed at OMG o clock and crawl out a few hours later to link up...! Many Happy Returns and congrats in Blogdom

Annie said...

Good Morning Julia. Being see through you will lose those new drawers on your desk....get them filled quickly :-)
Hugs,
A x

Jennie said...

This is my third and final attempt at posting a comment before I throw blogger out of the window!! Your desk looks like your desk.. you know what I mean, and hope your mojo returns soon
xx

Bella said...

That MOJO is a hard thing to pin down, I find it deserts me when I HAVE to do something not when I WANT do something. With me it is a pressure and expectation thing, both from myself and what I think someone else is wanting from me...I find it helps if I HAVE to create something for a class or demo, then I sit down with the intention of BEING creative and if something good comes out of it, so be it...that usually works, it takes the pressure off.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Good evening, Julia - yep! tis evening here now! and I have been absent for whole ten days and having withdrawals - lots of surf 'n sun pickies today of our spring weather so nothing autumnal about it downunder - but was thinking though we might have fab weather down here, you folk up there have the advantage of super craft shops plus meeting up with equally nutty crafties (oops did I just say that?)
Anyway glad you had a great time with friends and happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x Well done to Maggie too!

Doone said...

600? that is a lot of talking, still, if you didn't say it who would?

Dx

Ann B said...

Love that pink tree on your C card Julia, so pretty.
Congratulations on your 600th post - onwards and upwards.

Twiglet said...

Thanks for the birthday congrats - and well done on your 600th post - what a little chatterbox you are! x Jo

famfa said...

For some reason I can't link up today. Will try again later. Intrigued by your glasses, you must take them off to take a picture. 600 posts - wow, keep it up, it's great reading.

Jacqueline said...

My first time with this challenge and I can see I'm going to be here for a while looking at all the blogs!!

Loving that big jar of buttons though!! And what a clever idea with that christmas tree! Luscious colours!

Jackie x

MaggieC said...

First thing I must say is a big thank you to you Julia, and to Mr Dunnit for picking my name for the book. Can't wait for it to arrive and have a good nose through.

Love your desk, and that card is superb, a really good contemporary card - I think they are harder to do than the traditional. Glad you had a good day out, and I am sure the creative juices will soon be flowing after the break (and the break in the weather)

Ali said...

Congrats on 600 posts! :D

Am liking the contemporary christmas card. :)

Ali

Shoshi said...

Congratulations on 600 opportunities for chat, and a gloriously messy desk. I love your idea of a draw! Now THAT's true mathematical randomness.

I was determined to get a bit higher up the list this week. I've only just woken up at 9.15 after going to bed not at all sleepy at 4.30 a.m. ... I know... it's the beastly M.E. ... I did check before going to bed to see if I could be Number One this week, but... it WAS Wednesday, and no WOYWW 122 yet! Lol. Back to bed again now for a cup of tea and some more shut-eye. Then breakfast at lunch time, etc. etc. I'll NEVER get through the list today!!!!! Have a great WOYWW and see you all later!

Topsiturvisleepishoshi

Kate said...

Liking the pink and pale green scheme for Christmas cards, very contemporary.

** Kate **

Jane said...

600!! wow! I love the crimbo card...lovely papers.....I have not made one Christmas card yet eek.!!

Lisa-Jane said...

Winchester is SO close to me - we might have to do a WOYWW coffee morning! I like the contemporary cards, particularly that cut out Christmas tree. And well done on the 600!!

Karen said...

Contempory huh - and Christmas too. Am loving the colours on the card and well done on 600 posts - amazing! Enjoy WOYWW everyone.

Sheilagh said...

Yippee... I can post comments again, my husband is soooooo clever:) I love the Christmas tree.

Congratulations on 600 wonderful, entertaining, inspiring and fabulous posts.

Great to be back:)

Sheilagh

okienurse said...

WOW now 600 is a lot! Really nice looking christmas card. Mr. D should really think calling you a nutter cause you chose him and that shows lots of good taste right! Hope you have a good week! Vickie

April said...

Desk is looking busy as always :o) I really like your contemporary tree! I've put a better piccie of my acetate snowflakes on this week :o) x

Scrappydiva said...

Congrats on the 600th post!! One day I will blog regularly enough to actually get to that figure too!!

butlersabroad said...

It must obviously be time for the masses to get on with their Crimbo cards if our Julia is doing hers! Love the contemporary look of it. Sweet, more "stuff" on your desk, thanks LLJ! Whilst in England last week we popped down to Yeovil and on the way back, signposted from the A303 I saw a sign for Ludgersall, but we were half way round the M25 heading for Cambridge when I finally worked out why I new the name! Congrats on the 600 posts too.

Hugs
Brenda

PS. Yes, I'm early.... still getting up at 5am unfortunately!

minnie_mac said...

Love the look of that Christmas tree card.

Marilyn

Di said...

Love the tree card - nose against the screen here :) Big Fiskars sewing scissors - have two pairs of course, one for crafting (love them!) and one for sewing (hidden in the sewing box so they don't get mixed up). So, are you going to show the finished result of that tree, huh, huh?! :)) Happy WOYWW!! Di xx

sandra de said...

600th post amazing that your talking has sparked an amazing cyber chat. Cute card well done for even thinking of Xmas.

Debs Willis said...

600 posts - congrats! And like the contemporary card - colours are lovely. See the trusty Pinflair syringe is lurking there too - one of my desert island picks, that is!!!

Happy WOYWW x

debs

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Blogger....Let my COMMENT APPEAR.
Congrats on 600, kinda like a Chattie Cathy doll and her friends..Love the colors of the card and the BIG BUTTON jar, what fun.
Hoping the lunch away with friends will help you get creative again. I think its the great weather. But I'm ottahere today..Enjoy WOYWW

Lulabelle said...

600 posts WOW thats a lot! I need to put my hand in that botton jar and let them trickle through my fingers....sorry off in my own world there!
The big key on my desk is a 10p carboot find! It is there 'til I find inspiration as to what to do with it! I wish it was my front door key!

Joni Nickrent said...

Congrats on your milestone post...an awesome accomplishment! Wishing you a creatively great day!

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

did you take any pics of the Catherdral? That;s one I've never seen.
Lovely busy looking desk even after a day off. Congrats on 600 posts.

Blessings to you, from Angela

Ohhh Snap said...

600 posts!! Congratulations :D. I really like the Christmas tree/contemporary card btw.

I love how the acrylic drawers have been absorbed (in future you might want to tell new things, "You will be assimiliated. Your biological and technological uniqueness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.") Hoping your mojo is fully re-charged :D.

Sam said...

Congratulations on your 600th posting.
I hope you forgive me for being away last week Miss. I was in Cornwall and I have pics to prove it today!!

Kim said...

WooT to #600! And also for trying a contemporary Christmas design; I just can't seem to get into them. Maybe if I lived in Florida...eh, no, probably not even them. /sigh. Have a good week.

Beatrice said...

I like your contemporary tree - and WOW congrats on 600 posts !

Bea

Carolyn Phillips said...

Love the button jar, and 600 posts, wow, well done.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, Happy WOYWW day to you too. I like your contemporary Christmas tree and like that the way the containers have been 'absorbed' into your workspace ... happens all the time here :) Congratulations on your 600th post ... that's an awful lot of keystrokes! Have a great week. Elizabeth x #75

Whimcees said...

Hello!

It isn't a cool autumn day here in this part of WI - we are having 80 degree temps every day this week and I am loving it!

Another Wednesday and so many wonderful and inspiring projects and workspaces! Wishing you a great day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

fairyrocks said...

Congratulations on 600 posts!!!
Love your button jar, Keep smiling and creating
thanks for hosting this weekely event

Sarah said...

Congrats on reaching 600 posts and there was I feeling please with myself because I am approaching 200.
Loving the look of the christmas card, my personal taste for the things is leaning towards unconventional colour schemes although I'm still making the traditional ones

Becky said...

Wow, 600 posts! That's pretty amazing! :) I think your desk looks beautiful, and a contemporary Christmas card hmmm, that gets me to thinking!

Mrs Lloyd said...

Loving your buttons too!! hehexx

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Great you've reach the 600 posts! And wonderful my labels make you laugh. That's what I want, make some serious jam and chutney with a smile.
Have a lovely WOYWW.
xFranka

angelfish (fiona) said...

Congrats on 600 posts! I like the look of your contemporary 'c' card. You might just see something you recognise on my desk this week!

NatashaMay said...

Congrats on 600th! :) And congrats to the lucky number 14, too! :)

Bellaidea said...

Hi! I had no chance to clean up before photo, too many projects at the very same time.

Jingle said...

I think that card is looking pretty cute so far!!! Can't wait to see it finished!

Made by Mandy said...

oooh, Love your contemporary tree, it looks so effective and will be a fab finished card.

Thanks for enabling people to nose on each other's desks. It is rather fascinating to see other people's spaces and also gratifying to know that I#'m not the only messy one about :)

Love Mandy xxx

Marjo said...

Awesome Julia, 600 posts wow! Love all the goodies on your workspace. I hope my comment will post this go round.

xoxo Marjo

Deb said...

love your contemporary christmas tree, such pretty colours, I always want to make pastel christmas cards but never quite manage to pull it off!
happy WOYWW! have a great day, Debxx

Victoria said...

well doen on the 600 posts wow xxx

Kathryn said...

I'm a little late posting. 4 men have taken over my house... packing that is. Quite embarrassing at times when the dust bunnies come out.
Sounds like you had a wonderful day off. Relaxing. Love the Christmas card. You must show how you made it!
hugs!
kat

Shoshi said...

Hi again Julia - thanks for the nice comment on my blog, and glad you like my projects. I'm sorry to have to disillusion you but I did have a bigger breakfast than the Clementine! I also had porridge, yoghurt, half a grapefruit and coffee! I don't allow myself bread/toast and marmalade every day because I'm trying (vainly) to keep my weight down, but every now and then, just for a treat - esp. when there's new bread straight out of the bread maker!

Amy E said...

YAY! Happy 600th post!!!!

I finally got my new craftroom finished so I put up the post of that. I hope that okay! My desk is immaculate....I'm sure that's the last time I'll ever see that again! Haha!

Amy E.
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Craftyangel said...

julia your desk is positively tidy compared to mine, love the look of christmas card.........cant wait to see finished article :)

Mrs A. said...

Homed straight in on your button jar and love the comtemporary christmas card. Can't be thinkijg of christmas yet though so much to do elsewhere.!!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Ali said...

But what really intrigues me - is how you get IME E to hang in mid air over your desk?!!

:lol: Thought I'd reply here where you'll see it... it's Thickers letters stuck to the bottom of my flatscreen computer monitor! :D

It actually spelled out Aimee (I had put them on an LO but then changed my mind and took them off and stuck them there out of the way) but the A's fallen off! :lol:

Craftgirl said...

600 posts that is fantastic.Well done. You look very organised today for some serious crafting.
Happy WOYWW

Carol C

505whimsygirl said...

Congratulations on your 600th post!!!

I have my buttons in jars but somewhat segregated - the colorful ones in a jar and then the more subtle ones in another - that way the slightly tinted ones don't get overpowered by the crazy, loud ones.

Still thinking I might need to convert my bedroom into my craft room..... HHHmmmmm

Bethan said...

hey, congratulations on your 600th post!

My name is Cindy said...

I'm loving how that christmas tree is looking, quite into pink for christmas. Hope your mojo has returned. This week I will be starting with the lower nos as I did the other end last week - perhaps we'll meet in the middle!!

Cindy

sarahp said...

Hiya sorry linked twice its the second one which is today.... please bear with me its been on of those days xxx Loving everyones post and having a nosey xx

fairy thoughts said...

Everyone needs a day off now and again especially after 600 posts. hope you enjoyed your day in winchester, did you come in for a fabric fix, you may have seen my desk in the window!
loving the big jar of buttons
janet

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

I'd love to dip into that box containing glitter containers full of the magic! I am housesitting for my daughter and only have her craft stash to play with. Kid in a candy shop I am. Been making some gothic windows. Love your glasses. Love your desk. Love the light. *smiles* Norma

Nicky said...

Great desk as normal - love the jar of buttons being an OCD crafter mine are all sorted by colour and into little jars lol

karen said...

Congrats on your 600th post!! And I love how you described the drawers as being "absorbed" into your space! That is so exactly right!
xoxo Karen

Tuire Flemming said...

Love the light tones in your Christmas card... and the button jar looks nice :)
As a school girl I worked at summers in Fiskars´ scissor factory. Did you know they are originally finnish?

JoZart said...

600 post ... wow, amazing, shouldn't we be celebrating and having a party?
Great desk.... although there's a lot on it .. it all seems to be in order... if you know what I mean. Thanks for popping in on me and sorry this is late but it's been crafting, donna, workshop Donna, Stamp show Donna, Crafting Carole prepping for Port Sunlight Show on Saturday, crafting...... etc., so what can a gal do?
Love joZarty x

StampDancer said...

I like that Christmas tree you're working on. Oh my! I hate to have to start worrying about holiday cards now but "tis the season", eh? I've been a bit mojo-less but started messing about with art journaling and you can see my results at linky #130.

Jingle said...

Julia, you are set up as a no-reply blogger! I couldn't respond via email, so I had to come here to tell you that, yes, indeed, that IS a yoga mat. I do yoga in my studio most mornings. LOL!

Kottage Kreations Jewelry Designs on Etsy said...

I think I have your desk beat by a longshot. Embarasing as it is, I work better that way! I need a vacation to get my workspace(s) in order. That will be the day! Congrats on your 600th post. It's a long way off for me to get that far!
xo
Laurie

lisa said...

600 hundred posts, that's some going, Julia, Congrats.
Your morning off sounds perfect. A trip out and coffee with friends, just perfect.
Hugs Lisax

Regina said...

Congrats on the 600 post!!! I love your work desk and all the wonderful ideas floating around on it. It's amazing how we can all inspire one another by just letting us peak at our messes...hehe!! My sweet friend over at Kottage Kreations said I should come and share in the mess. I know what I will be doing tomorrow...looking at all the other "desk".

Your new friend,
Regi

Regina said...

Hi Julia...I see so much inspiration on that desk and no mess what so ever..hehe!!! So happy that you came by to visit with me and I am one of your followers now..so I'll be back. (HEY..I've always wanted to say that)

Hugs,
Regi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sadly, I was gone when the timer on WOYWW came out this week. Just got home, so couldn't participate. I really LOVE that card. I don't make many cards, but when I do, I would love to make one of these. BTW, congrats on your 600th post.