Wednesday, 21 December 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 133


Well here it is..not even cleared off for use as a bar this year.  Yet. That may or may not come to pass, we'll see. After a visit from Morti and Mr B, my tree is a hand beaded bauble better decorated and my desk - described by Morti as part of an 'efficient' space, is back in use.  Mr Dunnit heads out to a couple of customers to spread Christmas thanks and cheer today, so I'm making the bottle label things that look kinda like door hangers - you can just see them above the black punch at right. Nothing like last minute, huh!  There's the beginnings too of what looks like a scrapbook page.  It will in fact be a shadow box containing a lovely candid photo of a young couple at their wedding and some of the bits that I collected on the day - you know, confetti, favour wrapper etc.  I'll try to remember to show it at some stage...which means photographing it before it gets wrapped up.  Which implies my intention to finish it.  Great stuff, intent! It's all a bit over exposed I think, but there's a half finished bag of silver curling ribbon and the rest of the wrapping up stuff, just dumped.  Not a single stamp has been put away.  Again, I hate storing clear stamps.  I'm still trying to 'do a Neil' - yes you, Neil! Sign of some progress is standing on top of the button jar.  Of course!
I know lots of you don't or wont pass this way between WOYWW days, so please accept my best wishes and warm fuzzies for a peaceful and Happy Christmas. 


Join us by linking here - show us your 4-days-to-go state; post a picture to your blog and link up here.  Please put WOYWW in the title and don't link if it's not a post about your desk/surface/blah...it should at least be a link for today, not a non WOYWW post earlier this week.  Thank you.  Please don't make me set real rules, this is meant to be fun.  Off to Heathrow today, Sissy Dunnit's coming, Hurrah!!!



77 comments:

RosA said...

Is your desk fuzzy because it's the crack of dawn? You've got a bit of stuff happening there! And I'd like to know a satisfactory way of storing clear stamps too. Actually, any unmounted stamps, although taking up less room, are all a challenge to store, I find. The only neatly stored stamps are the wood mounted ones, and I try to not buy many of those these days, because the others take up such little space (haha), don't they? Merry Christmas Julia!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Humm. Wierdness abounds. Trying to comment, and somehow I went to WOYWW 60, and a post about Miss Dunnit in a prom dress! Anyway, I do pop in fairly frequently, but can only comment when the stars align. I'm sure it's me, and not You :). In any case, have the most festive of holidays, enjoy Sissy Dunnit, an I will see you in the New Year!

MA

voodoo vixen said...

Well we wouldn't know we had come to the right place if it had been all cleaned off and tidy, now would we? I am too in the 'leave it to the last minute group'... why I do this, I have no idea!!
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas Julia.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Julia, your desk looks like a hive of activity, in almost readiness for the day! Wishing you a great and peaceful Christmas
Hugs
Jennie xx

MvM-design said...

Hi Jenny, your desk looks great to me!!

Happy Christmas

Hugs Marleen #13

Ribbie Scraps said...

Looks like you are a buzz with activity. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs
Rivkah xxoo

Morti said...

Oh LOL! Your space is way more than just efficient hun! Thank you for being so entertaining yesterday, you helped make it begin to feel a lot like Christmas for me, and that was just wonderful. Merry Christmas to you too!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Morning everyone- omg- that is one seriously cluttered desk- I thought mine was too
messy to see! Its covered in 'stuff'- bits, pieces, leftovers,tape backing etc! Posted my Christmas cards instead,lol. Happy Christmas everyone, see you later.Shaz xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Julia your desk is always such a comfort to me! love its efficiency as Morti says! as I do get in such a clutter, too - not that I ever get to show it often as have to keep cleaning it up for dining table! maybe next year when have my craft room (trying not write IF) never know - anyway all the blessings of the season Julia and thanks so much for being the hostess with the mostest - add here - charm, kind etc. etc. love Shaz in oz.x

inkypinkycraft said...

No desk from me, just popped by to say happy Christmas! Trace x

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

There is always so much going on there on your desk .... makes my work rate look pathetic - I am possibly the slowest crafter known to man.

Can't way to see the layout.

Have a happy one.

Hugs

Kay

Hels Sheridan said...

Phew, thought my desk was...erm... full lol Merry Christmas to you and yours Julia and lots of love for 2012! xx

Ann B said...

Shadow box looks interesting. I bought a frame from Ikea that I want to use as one so please don't forget to show yours - need the inspiration.
My desk is all tidy now with a little Christmas message on it today. Probably give in and muck it all up again before the weekend.
Happy WOYWW and a Merry Christmas to you.
Ann B
#28

jude said...

Your desk is creative hive of activity puts mine to shame as ive done no crafting since Monday!
Have very Merry christmas and please pop by i have candy on offer
hugs judex 22

Bridget Larsen said...

hahaha join the UFO club, I have so many unfinished objects its not funny. Most are in kits ready to go so thats good. Your shadow box should look awesome
Bridget #21

Helen said...

Hope you do show us the finished shadow box, what a lovely memory for the couple. Throw a festive cloth over the lot, no-one will be any the wiser.... Have a very Happy Christmas,much love. Helen 3.

kath said...

morning julia...your desk always look so busy and creative but how can you find anything...wishing you and yours a wonderful christmas...hugs kath xxx

Dori Melton said...

Have a great time with your sissy. I know she is thrilled to get to see you.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

No matter how far ahead we plan I think we just keep thinking up ideas to create and it is LAST MINUTE before we know it.
Great little treasure for the new couple. Storage, there is NO simple way, most of us don't have enough space for convience.
Julia, thanks for the fun on WOYWW, wishing you and yours a "MERRY HOLIDAY"

Annie said...

Still lots going on for you I can see. Keep going but do plan some time for real R and R. I'm winding down today and will be hibernating then til 3rd Jan :-)
Huge festive hugs,
A x

Neet said...

Look forward to seeing your shadow box.
As for storage - well, rooms with elastic sides would be a good idea if someone could come up with them.
Here's hoping you and yours have a wonderful Christmas, thanks for bringing so many like-minded folk together every week - that's the way friendships are made, and so many are, thanks to you. Happy Christmas!

Crafting Time said...

Well all my stamps are away, card stock too and thats why all Ive got on my desk is my laptop :D :D
I dont know how many times I have made a gift thinking I must photograph this before wrapping and then only realised I havent photographed it when Ive finished some beautiful wrapping and then its the 'can I tease the ribbon and tape of without tearing the paper etc' only to give up and squash it all back down when it looks like its ruined!
Anyway enough blah blah, Merry Christmas Julia and a Happy New Year x
Helen

sandra de said...

I love how you desk is always a hub of activity. It wouldn't be your desk otherwise. I have given up on storage solutions. No matter how big the cupboard or how clever the solution it will never be big enough or solution focused enough to handle a crafter!!

Angie said...

Sorry ...nothing crafty ....but had to drop by and wish you a Very Happy Christmas and New Year. xx

Spyder said...

Merry Christmas!!! Your desk is looking very busy today, scissors, the big gluing thing, puzzles? and stamps, I know, stamps...and where to put them. I realise my aim to use the stamps I didn't use last year (coz they are hidden in a plastic box still in their bags unopened) has failed. I did get three lots out, and they are still out, unused, expect for one...there's always next year!
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
((Lyn))
Ps.
Happy Last WOYWW before Christmas

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh well if we didnt leave it til last minute we would have nothing to do!!
Happy WOYWW and Happy Christmas, and thanks for being the Hostess with the Mostest
xx
Lou #34

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Can't quite believe how fast the time has gone since last Christmas! It's been a roller coaster ride for us all in different ways. MATES 4 EVAHHH!
Wishing you joy and happiness this Christmas,
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

okienurse said...

Merry Christmas! Your desk looks to be in a much better shape today then mine. I am with and understand procrastination and starting things at the last minute and that is why my desk isn't in the pics and my door is shut to the craft room cause too many gifts are still not finished! Have a great holiday! Vickie #44

Cathy said...

Busy, busy desk there ... Christmas seems to have sneaked up on me this year!! CCan't believe it will be all over soon, and i still have makes to make LOL!!
Happy Christmas,
Hugs
Cathy xx

Neil said...

Hi there. I just wanted to pop my head down the chimney and with you a very very merry and special Christmas. I've enjoyed visiting via WOYWW and look forward to 2012!
Neil #43(ish)

Bella said...

Almost ready for Christmas...You look fairly organised...Hope you get that intended wedding project finished in time!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Merry Christmas to you! I hope you get to spend lots of time with family! I have truly enjoyed playing with you guys each Wednesday. Lately I've been absent but am hoping in the new year to begin again!

Twiglet said...

I always leave things a bit late but we still have 4 days to finish things off so... DON'T PANIC! Have a fab Christmas Julia. x Jo

Tuire Flemming said...

Ha haa! Your desk looks just like mine :D
Have a Happy Christmas!
And thanks for being our hostess!
Tuire xx #52

April said...

Oooh the box is beginning to transform! looking forward to seeing how the shadow box turns out, what a lovely idea. Have a great Christmas x

MrsC.x said...

cor thought my desk was chocka!!

Have a lovely Christmas Mrs D see you back her for the aftermath.

Charlie.xx

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

You can smell it in the air can't you the culminating of all the hard work. I found at the end adaptability worked best rather than forcing myself to do things I really didn't want to. Everyone has something made so plan worked. Hope you have a lovely day and I for one shall be keeping an eye out between posts as an official stalker (sorry follower).

Jacqueline said...

There's STILL four days to go so who's panicking?!! ..... LOL

Glad to see I'm NOT the only one who has 'left it a bit late' this year ....

Can't wait to see that shadow box you have on the go, THAT will be a lovely keepsake for the happy couple!


Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful healthy and prosperous New Year. And a huge big Thank You for all your hard work in organsing this fantastic 'blog hop'!

Take care

Jackie x

Kirsty.a said...

Have a merry, merry Christmas. I always read your WOWWD posts, although this academic year I work all day on Wednesdays so I rarely get a chance to participate

BetteK said...

Never enough time!!!! Look forward to much more WOYWW'ing in 2012. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and truly hope that the new year brings you only good times. Much love to all, Debbie xXx

sandee said...

Merry Christmas and looking forward to more WOWW in the New Year!

Emma E said...

I love your desk - you could certainly hide a bottle or three of Ginger Wine on there and nobody would notice ... bar and craft space all-in-one! Merry Christmas! x

Mrs A. said...

Had visions of you standing on the button jar for a minute. Honest I havn't started on the mulled wine yet! Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for hosting such a fun WOYWW week after week.

butlersabroad said...

What an amazing year of WOYWWing Mrs D, thanks for keeping it all going for us week after week. There's still four days before the big day, plenty of time for panicking! Has the craft driven you to drink? Is that why you turn your desk into a bar, lol! Have a wonderful time with your family at Christmas, see you on the other side.

Hugs
Brenda 71

Scrapcollectr said...

You don't know how much comfort I take in seeing someone else's "efficient" desk resemble mine! Sounds like you have a very cheery week ahead... Happy Holidays, friend... *smile*

Kim said...

You do have a lot of projects going on! I'm going to have to check out Neil's clear storage ideas, because I'm in a quandry with them too! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Craftychris said...

Looking forward to seeing the shadow box. Thank you for the WOYWW, I love it! Am looking forward to more next year. I hope your sister had a good journey and that you all have a Fabulous Christmas xx

The Crafty Elf said...

Julia....you should see my wrapping table - yikes! There is stuff everywhere! I'm not worried though, I know it will all get done in time. Intent...you said that's good right? ;)
Have a Wonderful Christmas and All The Best for 2012

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia, A well used desk is a beloved thing! Luckily you have to step into my dining room area to see mine so visitors that don't get past the living room have no idea what lurks around the corner!!!

I hope you and yours have a great Christmas. Looking forward to 2012 with new blog friends!

JaneH said...

Sometimes I come and look and lurk, sometimes I just come and get overwhelmed, but today I blogged!

Julia, your desk just shows what a busy and creative person you are! Have a wonderful Christmas and take some time to relax...

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Merry Christmas! x

lisa said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one with those last minute intentions!!!!! At least it's not Christmas Eve!!!!
It's always such a treat to see what you are up too, Julia and thank you for organising us all into such a happy bunch of desk hoppers for another year. What would we do without you.
Happy Christmas to you and yours and a Peaceful and Healthy New Year.
Hugs Lisax #85

JoZart said...

Thanks so much Julia for this past year of fun and friendship around the desks of the world! You make it all so special!
Sending love from me (in Liverpool) to you, yeah, yeah, yeaaaaahhh!
It's alright I didn't get to Macca's concert here last night!!
Love JoZarty x
ps don't miss my blog candy!

Mary said...

Julia, with the year coming to an end, and Christmas 2011 soon to be just a memory, I want to take a moment to say, Thank You. You've made Wednesday's special. Through you I've been introduced to many fantastic crafters, some of whom have become friends. You make the world a smaller and much more friendly place. Happy Holidays to you and yours and to everyone who stops by on Wednesday for a crafty visit!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Somehow I got all the holiday madness together before the holiday and have moved on to other things (not desk cleaning though, but you knew that!). Thanks for sharing and offering up this great website. I get inspiration for crafty ideas by looking at others' projects and inspiration for desk organization (or non-organization) by looking at others' desk AND I find myself thinking, what project can I share on Wednesday? All part of a winning combination!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Wow! Everyone has been so busy creating! It is going to take some time to check out as many of these as I can! My desk is a mess now - so many supplies to put away! Just went down to the mailbox with my cards before the mailman comes!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season with your family! I love your blog and thank you for the opporunity to share on WOYWW!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Gloria said...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone and thanks Julia for hosting.

Mary Ann said...

When I see your desk I think wow she is really busy...LOL I cheated this time as I had made a mess and I did take a picture of it but it's from Monday...ooops. I didn't realize what a neat freak I am about my desk....sheesh. The rest of my craft room looks like a tornado hit but my desk is very tidy.

Sam said...

Not quite my normal desk but like you I still have some projects to do!! 50 weeks and we leave it to the last week eh!
Merry Christmas Julia and hope 2012 is a good one!!
MWAH
Hettie/Sam xx

Doone said...

OOh hope sissy D arrived safe and sound, and reciprocated warm fuzzies Mrs D...

Dx

Elizabeth said...

Oh dear, Julia, I fear I've broken one of your cardinal rules of WOYWW this week - no piccie of my workdesk! But, there is a shot of my keyboard, does that qualify? It's a busy time for us all but I'm sure it's worth it in the end. Enjoy your precious time with your sister and have a very merry Christmas. Elizabeth x #46

minnie_mac said...

Enjoy the festive season and have a great Christmas.

Marilyn

dianneo said...

My camera is broken so I haven't participated the past few weeks. But I'll be back in 2012! Just dropping in to say Merry Christmas. I have blog hopped to catch up on what others are up to!

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Thanks Julia for being our wonderful hostess every week and Merry Christmas everyone!

Michelle said...

You have some great projects going on there. Love those wine tags, and can't wait to see the shadow box if you get that picture. I know all too well what you mean about that 'intent'. Using my craft desk as a bar might be real motivation for me to clean it, lol! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Fuchsia said...

Morning Julia
I cant believe we are in the hundreds already today and its only Ten past six am
I have really enjoyed taking part and hope to do more next year as I will be flipping glad to see the back of this one .
Love coming to see your space and do pop in to see you other times too .
I like your bottle label idea and when you find a suitable and easier way of storing stamps let me know will check out Neil to see what you mean LOL
Loads of hugs for a Happy Christmas Love Fuchsia xxxx

Sue from Oregon said...

The merriest of Holidays to you Julia! I am a wee bit late this week, but just had to pop in and say hello and link up. Your desk looks pretty busy!

Sarah said...

Intent and motivation to....just enjoy! Made hubby and me do all the wrapping yesterday following your looks Christmassy (and I can see where the loot went) idea. You sound really excited about sis coming - hope you all have a total blast together and a holiday full of all you need and wish for. Heartfelt thanks for being the absolute Queen of WOYWW and creating such a fabulous and sincere blogging community - and popping by with such kind words... WE love you, even if I do have to get up at 5.30am each Wednesday just in case you can't sleep...
Hope you have a very festive and wonderfully merry time - see you in 2012! Sarah.

May said...

A very Merry Christmas to you Julie, and thank you for all your hard work, Hugs May x x x x

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Hope you have just abut the most wonderful holiday season imaginable... you have brought a lot of fun and such a sense of belonging and camaraderie to so many people that I am sure your life is over flowing with great karma... warm summer Christmas wishes coming your way...xx

Electra said...

Hi Julia, my computer crashed and I haven't had a chance to visit people-I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas too!

Sunshine Girl said...

Hi, a late visit from me too! Nans calendar is all finished now so I wont know what to do with myself today (tee hee - I will probably make some Tim trees - rude not to isnt it!). So have you finished the door hangers and scrapbook layout shadow box yet??? Wishing you and yours a fabulous Christmas - thanks for all the joy you bring to me each week (I am such a nosey person after all!).

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Julia- I went for silicone glue, and balanced acrylic blocks on top while they set, in the end. Tried loads of stuff, and they were murder to get to stay in shape while they set. I'm wondering now if the Pinflair superglue gel might work, if it sets fast enough! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Love Shaz #19

Shoshi said...

Hi Julia, sorry I didn't make it this week. I send suitable seasonal greetings to all concerned and hope that at least some managed to keep to your wonderful manifesto for a stress-free Christmas!!! I've been flat out in both senses of the word just recently - flat out busy trying to complete everything and in between, flat out on the settee trying to recover (unsuccessfully) - I'm totally wiped out and am not looking forward to the weekend!!! It will be quiet on Christmas day as we go to a friend's house with my mum and dad who are very elderly and won't want to stay late, and then to my b-i-l's family on Boxing day.

To put everyone out of their misery after my last week's WOYWW post about bag skirts, I've now uploaded 2 posts about them,, complete with a video! Enjoy!!

Hugs to all, and see you all soon, I hope,
Shoshi

SueH said...

Good to see you crafting right up to the last Julia.
I’m nowhere near really for the big day . It’s turned 8pm on Christmas Eve and I still have pressie to wrap. Turkey’s in the oven though and smelling lovely so I think a nice glass of wine and I might be more in the mood, Lol!

Thanks for all friendship and comments throughout the year. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Sue
x

Hardwick Creations said...

I just tried to add my blog to your list #112, but when I refresh to see if it went through it doesn't come up. Hopefully you can let me know how to go about it. A friend of mine has encouraged me to start up a blog (which I did in May) and I try to post most Wednesdays, but due to life's busyness, I don't quite make it every Wednesday. Thanks for setting up this group where like-minded people can get together and share.

505whimsygirl said...

Drats. I tried doing my post from my mobile and when I just checked the link it wasn't working -- so I signed in again. Then went back and checked link (82) and it worked......

Happy New Year!!!