Wednesday, 19 October 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 124


So yesterday morning, I was putting off getting back to the sewing.  It's a right old conundrum - I want to get it done and out of the way, I can't face the difficult bits, I need to wait till the sun has moved around the house a bit to warm the conservatory enough for me to actually consider sitting in there and oh yeah, I have to do it in daylight, my eyesight just won't take the small daylight lamp's heroic efforts at spotlighting the dining table.  SO what to do instead?  Tidy up a bit.  I was going to sort through the scrap boxes and then hit on an idea to clear the corner of the worktop and put the boxes there.  This will buy loads of room for the desk.  And some more stash for sale too.  (There's a link, top right).
It took a ridiculous amount of time and I didn't get to the sewing until after lunch.  But this morning, look - even though the scrap boxes are still hideous, they are off the desk and it looks slightly less cluttered and for once, you get a pic of the whole desk!  The cocktail sticks at front are waiting to go back in the cake decorating tin - I needed three for next year's calendars.  Everything else sort of belongs there.  What's missing is something currently being worked on.  I plan to correct that this morning...I have some pressing Card Marathon creations to get on with, so that's my plan before the sewing needs to be attacked!  My word, I'm in danger of multi tasking!

So what are you up to on your work surface of choice then?  Upload a pic to your blog and link it here, we'd love to swing by for a looksee.  That will include me this week, promise!


98 comments:

Neet said...

I cannot believe you have a lovely brown desk like that - WOWEE indeed. What's that that is white underneath (left) - it looks like a fat table leg? Hope the Manga thingy goes well.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Hi Julia,looks like you got up early this morning to take the photo, or ar you just a night owl! desk looks nice and tidyish.. unlike mine which is just stagnant!
Have a great day..off to check out your sale
Hugs xx

Bubbles said...

Oh, Julia... shhhh about the "Loved and Used" - once the secrets out, I'll never be able to nab the best bargains first *lol*
Tidying... instead of crafting? Now there's a habit you really should lose *lol*
Have a wonderful WOYWW!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

And the flash lit up the early morning windows! You made a fantastic effort with that desk. I swear it doesn't look like the same desk this week. Way to go, Julia.

RosA said...

Hi Julia, I used to do a lot of sewing but it's moved well down my list of favourite arty things to do. Hope the costume doesn't give you too much angst! You know what I like about WOYWW, apart from meeting nice people and sneak peeking at desks? You can just pop in when you can and no one is going to wield a big stick if you miss a week or two.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Very neat and orderly! Well done. And I'm dying to see the costume done. I can only think of Pikachu and he's not spikey enough to warrant all those triangles. Hove a good one.

Mary Anne

Sue from Oregon said...

My desk is the worst ever, so I am very jealous of your efforts and progress in organizing! MAYBE I can use some of your inspiration and get my behind in gear!

Electra said...

OK, fess up. Are the cocktail sticks from the cocktails you drank while you were clearing off your desk? Tell the truth now, I won't tell anyone.

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh dear!!!! I do feel bad about the mug. There is just something about a favourite mug full of coffee...starts the day off just right. I'm quite curious now and can't wait to see what those pointy bits create, looks very interesting I must say! And what's with the wanting to tidy???!!! Just askin!

Gabrielle said...

I love that you have a cake decorating tin - that means you must bake a lot! Might have to drop by to taste test!

fairy thoughts said...

my you are organised, well maybe not under the desk but looks interesting.Good luck with the sewing. cant wait to see what the costume looks like. I'm off towork now
janet

Cathy said...

Wow!! Don't think I have ever seen your desk this empty!!! Love the under-the-desk organisation! Hope the sewing goes well today, and am interested in the outcome!!
Hugs
cathy xx

Kezzy said...

Wow I'm not sure I have ever seen that much of your desk before, I would love to rummage in all the scraps. Just been checking the bits for sale, I need the crimbo shoe stamp, I'm hoping its still there, I'm off to email, I really like some of the dies but do you know if they fit in the sizzix bigshot? Kezzy x

Helen said...

What a tidy desk! Next stop the scraps.... lol. How's the sewing getting along? Hope you intend to reveal the finished garment in due course.... have a great day.

KatzElbows said...

You know things are desperate when you actually want to tidy! But well done, because it looks great. Good luck with your sewing.

jude said...

Desk is looking good hun!tidy neat organized...ahhh how long one wonders....?lol
Have fab wednesday and creative week ahead
hugs judex16

Franka Benjaminsen said...

I'm cleaning up my desk today too. For me it gives me a fresh room and, mostly, fresh ideas. Good to hear you want to start sewing. Look foreward to see what you want to create.
xFranka

joanneck said...

That sure is tidy for you Julia and what is multi tasking? I can't even think straight lately.
Hugs Joanne xx

bebebubu said...

Desk looks good !

Quirky Boots said...

its horrid now the early nights are drawing in and its still cold and dark in the mornings, i think all us crafters need the sunshine to create :) xx

madebyKarla said...

Wow, your desk looks bigger now! I think this is the first time I don't see a picture of your desk being lit by sunlight. Looks so different!

Susan Flynn said...

Goodness me Julia this is a somewhat unsettling start to WOYWW - a clean desk at your place!! Unfortunately it is the same at mine I had to tidy yesterday for a VIP!! I'm sure it won't take us long to get back to the usual chaos we love to work in - fingers crossed xx

Marjo said...

Your desk looks awesome...yikes I haven't gotten the nerve to try sewing on fabric yet. So far I have only tried it for my cards...lol

Have a great WOYWW, xoxo Marjo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Where is the real Julia - are you some imposter?? Tidy desk, matey :D xx

Annie said...

Well, I love the tidy desk .....but where's the sewing? :-)
Hugs,
A x

Doone said...

wot - no replacement mug? dying of thirst is no remedy for your grief, you could exchange the mug of tea for the G&T?

still, as U2 always said, if you try to drown your sorrows they learn how to swim.

Dx

Neil said...

I can see your desk; I thought you just had a pile of craft stash and worked on top as I never saw the desk before! Cake decorating and sewing; is there anything you can't do?

Chrissie said...

Wow, tidiness personified!
I could do with taking a leaf out of your book, my scraps need total reorganisation... I took a pic but didn't post it, maybe I'll tidy it first.
Have a good day!
Chrissie #40

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I consider it unreasonably that my 3 year old is waking me up and it is still dark outside (6 - 6:30 never truly seems a reasonable time). Your desk looks splendidly ready to go :)

Morti said...

Whoo - nice desk lady! I can't help but feel it's a little like looking at a Victorian lady's ankles..... hehehehehehehe

sarahp said...

Im up early today to post my space, hopefully have time to read everyone elses at lunch time .. Have a great day xxxx

Ann B said...

Gosh you lot get up early. Nice clear desk Julia, bet it doesn't look like that later. All those boxes underneath look interesting.

Twiglet said...

Hope the sewing goes well when you eventually give in and get going on it!! Neat desk now so no excuses... x Jo

Amy E said...

Isn't it exciting to see a nice clear spot right in the middle of your desk? That always makes my day...because then I have to hurry up and dirty it again!!

Happy Wednesday!

Amy E.
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Julia, I've just spotted a duster ... you dusted too? I'm happy to tidy things away, as you know, but dusting in my workroom is a major, major operation ... there's just too much stuff to move!! Love the shot of your desk today ... it all looks great. Elizabeth x #56

kath said...

great job on moving the creative stuff from one side to the other and hey it looks like a chilly dark winter morn...hugs kath xxx

Angie said...

Your desk looks ready for action ...wish mine did xx

Di said...

Wow, tidy top Julia! But, can you get your legs underneath the desk with all that - ahem, stored stuff- or are you just very short? :) Really looking forward to seeing the Manga outcome!! Di xx

April said...

Wow how organised does that desk look!!! it always takes sooo long to make even the slightest impression of a tidy up! x

Karen said...

Your desk looks a lot calmer now! Even a messy desk would suit me, still a small tray makes you work tidier! Enjoy WOYWW!

Jacqueline said...

Isn't it great to have a 'nice tidy desk'!? Trouble is, mine never seems to stay that way for long! lol

RIP favourite mug! :( ( I hate it when that happens)!

And good luck with the Manga costume! Hope we get to pix of the finished product! :)

Jackie x

sandra de said...

I love your bright light reflection. Very clean desk. Obviously you are the star in your room.

Fuchsia said...

Lovely Desk
this you deserve a medal for multi tasking LOL

Lisa-Jane said...

Ah yes, scrap sorting, the bane of my life but it feels oh so good when its done doesn't it?!

Pam said...

Your desk is lovely and tidy unlike mine, I've finally managed to join in this week for the 1st time in ages!

Hugs Pam x

MaggieC said...

Do you have any heat during the winter in that conservatory? I certainly could not craft in ours in the winter. That is such a tidy desk this week - not like you. Hope the sewing soon gets done.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Mmm Julia very impressive the tidiness becometh you :D for the moment - brief post today at this side of the globe, missed you all thoguh so had to manage that.. love Shaz in Oz.x

lisa said...

I know just how you feel putting off sewing. I have three things waiting to be mended and altered and they are fast gathering dust. It's just not as interesting and ink and stuff!!
Your desk is looking very uncluttered and tidy, bet it won't stay that way for long, I know mine doesn't!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax

SusanLotus said...

This is so much fun!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Sewing, wow you clever lady, good luck with finishing it soon, can't wait to see. Your desk is looking tidy this morning, would love to look through your scraps LOL. Enjoy your day. Tracy x

Jennibellie said...

What a lovely clean space, I'm hoping to get mine sorted sometime today tfs Jennibellie x

Spyder said...

You too? (Tidying up?) Well, I did too!! It won't last but oh boy, I've got pictures to prove that it's possible!! Have a great day!
(Lyn)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Your right side looks bright and clean. I'll miss that pretty red polka dot coffee cup. Not enough daylight in a day here any more either and it really makes a difference in peoples attitudes. Enjoy your WOYWW, sounds like you're busy

Scrapcollectr said...

You're right... there is a certain amount of satisfaction gained when we just clear off a nice tidy spot, even if the moved items are looming dangerously in a pile to the side (looming dangerously, in my case, Lol.) Good luck with all the crafty things you have on your plate... sounds fun!
*smile*
#82

Mrs A. said...

I think we should have an under our desks feature cos they look mighty interesting. Mine is just the same. Piled up. I can't get my feet and knees under mine and am leaning in at a stupid sangle across desk to type this. What we put up with for the sake of our art!!!! Hugs Mrs A & The Boys.

Charlene said...

Good for you Julia! I work so much better with a clean desk..it just doesn't stay that way long.

Carolyn Phillips said...

You obviously need my form of multi-tasking...lots of things being worked on at once, but nothing ever getting finished because new things always come along!

butlersabroad said...

Very nice to see a lovely tidy desk, but I'm concerned that moving the papers "out of sight" might also mean "out of mind"! I've left a couple of comments on your For Sale blog btw. And good luck with the sewing.... or give it to LLJ!!

Hugs
Brenda

mrsC.x said...

My word its so tidy i dnt think i have ever seen it this tidy :)

Charlie.x

Katie said...

It looks great! My scraps are in a book shelf near my desk, but I always forget to look there, because its too far away!

Shoshi said...

Never seen your room at night time before!! Like you I've got nothing of real interest on my table this week - in between projects now the exhibition is over. Sorry I was so useless at following up on everyone last week - it was something that had to go by the board as I was flat out finishing projects for the exhibition and then I was too exhausted! I did think about you all, though, and thanks to everyone who visited me.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, lots of clear space this week! good job! all the best with the sewing! happy WOYWW!

Sam said...

Not sure if you should even look at my desk this week as again it is an absolute mess. Never mind ey - can't cook omlettes without cracking a few eggs!!

Rumtruffle said...

Well its tidy but not as tidy as mine! ner ner ner ner nerrr!!

fairyrocks said...

Oh, Juia, do be careful with the multi tasking!! I am # 100 today, My WOYWW is photoless. A 'new project' none the less, its only words, but, sometimes words are all we have.

Alison Horne said...

Hi Julia, thanks for sharing yet again this week, I hate crafting in artificial light too, but eventualy get used to it as winter marches in as I am at work in daylight hours. Off for a hop. have a great week.

KSD Creations said...

I can't wait to see your costumes. I'm sure they will be stunning. That yellow would be perfect here given the rainy gloomy day.

Jingle said...

I was tidy for two weeks in a row - that got old, so now I'm a mess again! HA! Your desk looks great! I hope you share the costumes!

famfa said...

Cool tidy desk. I can't find your glasses this week! Are you wearing them? Of to ses what you're selling now.

Bella said...

Don't know what I did to my post that the comments box would not open, but I fixed it now! Thanks to those who left a message in last weeks message box!

Sarah said...

Oh well done, moving those scrap boxes was a good idea

jo said...

Think my desk looks pretty boring compared to yours!
Jo x

Cardarian said...

I am catching up - I have missed a lot of action - I see you have a lovely tidy desk, a broken mug and pole on what attracts us to certain papers - color, pattern for me....
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

misteejay said...

That soooooooooo doesn't look like a Julia desk.

Hope you get the sewing sorted.

Toni xx

Lavinia said...

You are a very busy lady Julia!! And yes I know what you mean about the sewing, I cant cope with the fiddly bits either & have a bit to catch up on! Never-mind there's always tomorrow :)
Lavinia
x

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit and for your efforts in organizing WOYWW!

Kirsty.a said...

Gosh, I've made it here two weeks in a row - first time in ages. can't wait to see the finished sewing project

bohemiannie! art said...

No time right now but I can't wait to see what everyone has been up to this week!

Robin Panzer Art said...

I haven't even begun to fit sewing in, I hope you find your time to sew soon! Happy WOYWW! Thanks for organizing love this blog hop!

Ohhh Snap said...

I'm on a strict budget, so I've only hovered my mouse a few times over the tempting link, but have so far resisted actually clicking. The heart can't pine for what it doesn't know lol. I hope you've found a new go-to mug after the accident yesterday. I was going to comment, but i got horribly distracted lol. Imagine!

Kim Dellow said...

Tidy up a bit? Looks very tidy LOL! Kim

Craftgirl said...

You put me to shame. So spick and span. Gulp. I am coveting the Pink Tote I spy too. Happy WOYWW

JoZart said...

That desk looks remarkably tidy apart from the overflow box on the right. It needs some serious crafting.
Looking forward to seeing your DDs Manga costume.
Love JoZarty x

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Do you want to come and do mine? I'll pay, coffee and choccie?
You have been busy, love it. Especially love the green storage tray take it you made it your self? Daft question! #124

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Lots of things to "make osyoso" on your desk! That's pilipino for looking around, being curious! I'm especially attarcted to what's under your desk! Ha ha! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Fiona (angelfish) said...

I know I'm late to the party today, but I think I've come to the wrong place!

Deb said...

wow, your desk looks so neat and tidy today!
Debxx

Kim said...

How very neat and tidy!! And while you may think the boxes hideous, I'm thinking I need one..my scraps are just piled up everywhere! A disaster waiting to happen! Have a great week.

pat said...

Had a lunch date and never got my post on, at least not my desk. Didn't get much done today but I always enjoy looking around.

Claire said...

Hello.... thanks for the lovely comment
I have done a blog post...lol.. about the move as so many people where asking questions the link is here...

http://cardzbyclaire.blogspot.com/2011/10/move.html

Claire x

Sarah said...

Hope the sewing is on track and done - know what you mean about fiddily bits. I can sew but am no Einstein either in the finer Wipso style techniques...
The desk space there is definitely on the increase - in time for a fervent festive flurry! Thanks for calling by and always leaving such encouraging words. I look forward to WOYWW with utter relish and count it as a serious stepping stone helping me on my way. Really thanks for everything!

Bellaidea said...

Hi! After several projects done I just had to clean :) So, time to make some mess again....

Debs said...

Multi what??!!! lol
hmmm shall we have a sweepstake on how long your desk will last or has it gone already?! lol
I've actually got a finished project!!! Bunny Boiler....

Terri said...

Hey Julia -- Still haven't gotten that pic of my desk up; but everything I have been posting lately I created several weeks ago and haven't written about it yet, but I'll get there, promise. Thanks for being our hostess. Blessings Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

Bugged Designs said...

Hmmm, scrap boxes - mine are way too shallow and precariously perched on a cupboard shelf just waiting to attack. Thanks for sharing!

akilli melek said...

wasn't organised enough to play along this week but couldnt resist a peek at everyones desks

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