Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Whats On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 147


See, you turn your back for a teeny tiny week; I get the old act together a bit and this happens to my desk.  This photo taken Tuesday morning.  And apart form completion of the card, it's utterly the same. Shameful? Probably.  Interesting? Possibly.  I know a lot of you will be tempted to explain the puddle of buttons can be avoided if I would just colour seperate them into little jars. But I can't.  Can you see the P?  It's gessoed.  And dry.  In the tray of little glitters upon which it reclines, there's an A, too.  They are my sweet mother's initials and the nick-name that I use to address her.  They are a late birthday gift.  I know they are going to be late because her birthday was yesterday.  But other, more reliable gifts were involved, honest!

Show us your desk then - upload to your blog, keep your post brief if you possibly can, put WOYWW in the title and link here. We'll visit.  The term 'desk' is used in the loosest of meanings..you'll see as you meander through the list.  If you're wondering about the availability of the WOYWW badge, just email me your address - juliadunnit@me.com, and after I've applied some stringent criteria to your application, I'll post one to you. One other thing....I'm not going to make it around every desk this week,  already now this because I'm not here. I'm elsewhere!

154 comments:

Helen said...

Hope you're having a great time - see you soon! Love your puddle of buttons!

Sherry Edwards said...

Can't wait to see how you finish your 'P' off. Loving the buttons, but mine are all colour coded - not as much fun as yours, but easy to find!

Minxy said...

Happy Wednesday Julia
I see you are well and truly back on form, where as I can polish my halo this week as my desk is spotless x
Have a great rest of week x

Ohhh Snap said...

Lots of crafty goodness on your desk this week! Oh the buttons!! I love the sound of sorting buttons :D. Hoping Blogger is more co-operative this week. #10ish

Minxy said...

Oh PS Are you going to ally pally this time?

Shoshi said...

What a glorious jumble, Julia! It is out of such chaos that great works of art arise... with a little faith lol lol!!

I'm the first to comment this week, if not the first to join! I really thought I might make No. 1 this time, but 12 is as high up the list as I've ever been. It really suits me that you post in the small hours, as I am still up and about, but never up in time if you post at a more "normal" hour in the morning!!

Have a great week, Julia, and thanks again for all you do for us.

Shoshi

MaggieC said...

Good morning, Julia. I love your puddle of buttons, they are more fun to play with that way, and you might find some you had forgotten about. I should not worry about that gift being late, it just means that he birthday goes on for longer. Have a good week. xx Maggie #6 ish.
PS thank you for being such a good hostess.

Shoshi said...

Ooops - it appears I'm not first after all... Ah well.

Shoshi #12

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm tickled to see all those buttons. You know my storage philosophy is that you MUST store your products in a way that is best for you. No matter what others think, if you aren't happy with your storage solutions, they aren't working for you. So, have fun with your buttons. And have a super night out, too!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Guess I need to follow my own advice and add my number: This week I'm #3, which is easy to type, at least.

Di said...

WOW, how did that happen?! I got in at No. 15! Love your messy desk Julia - if you got burgled I reckon thieves would take one look and leave, thinking you'd already been 'turned over' :)

Hope you're having a fabby time wherever you are!

Di xx

Di said...

OK, 16 then!! Di xx

Sarah said...

I always spill the buttons to find 'the one' - and if I did sort them into colours they would last but a day... liking the bunting there and a well-gessoed P and A. indeed. Amazing how the little 'done' crafty jobs can make your day. Hope you had time to glam up in time on Monday night....!

Spyder said...

Good Morning! I was just closing down to go to bed, post on timer...My desk this week is as tidy as it's even been,
I'm still going to say it again...can I have a P please...bob....or it could be a b... off to bed now, 'see' you in a few hours..thank you for my snoop. The card is looking very creative
(Lyn)

Angie said...

There is something about a puddle of buttons that is more fun than a dribble of one colour. Hope your Mum had a lovely day. xx

My name is Cindy said...

Ooh love big puddles of buttons - takes me back to my childhood when it was a treat to be allowed to play with my nan's button tin. These days that would probably be classed as a deprived childhood. Thank you Julia for my WOYWW badge which arrived safely this week and - I know it has been said before - you have the most delicious handwriting!! Hugs Cindy

peggy aplSEEDS said...

I always love how buttons look on a project and you have so many cute colors! i always try to keep my post brief but i hardly ever succeed! have fun wherever elsewhere is! happy WOYWW and belated happy birthday to your mom!

voodoo vixen said...

This is Annette at Number 22... thought I'd get that out of the way before I forgot... being blonde and old is a pain in the butt... now, the desk... it does look more normal and I really am of the opinion that puddles of buttons are the way to go... who doesn't like to rummage through all the colours to find just the right size and colour? LOL

Jeremy and Samantha said...

fun busy desk and love the pennants on your card! Happy Woyww!

Sara S. said...

I love your pile of buttons. I'm the same way, all of my buttons mingle in the same jar...I just can't separate them.
Happy WOYWWing!

Bubbles said...

I didn't get past staring at the buttons... They always remind me of sitting on Grandma's knee, learning to sew. Nan had a tin of buttons that made the most gorgeous sound when rattled... even now I can't resist shaking a packet of loose buttons :)

Create With Joy said...

I could not help but think what a FIELD DAY Tsunami and Legend would have on your desk! All of those buttons - WOW! Hope you are having fun wherever you are at, dear hostess (and sorry for the double post - Mr Linky gave me double trouble this week!)

Ramona :-)

Joynana said...

Hi Julia, I am back for another week of fun. You finished the card and There are other gifts too. who cares if you separate the buttons. One jar is fine.

famfa said...

Love the buttons, in a jar or all spilled - fab. Have a nice day out x

famfa said...

Whoops I'm #28

Mary said...

Love the buttons. My husband was commenting on my desk...I showed him yours and said look how much creativity goes on there. He just shook his head and walked out of my craft room. MEN....what do they know? :-0 Have a great week.

Katie said...

I always do that with my buttons, and they are sorted by color! But sometimes I want a light pink, and all I can reach are the dark ones!

Have a great week!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

I came over from HeARTworks! Nice to 'meet ya' !

pat said...

Forgot what you said about keeping it brief! Yikes! Like your buttons!

Mindy Adams said...

One can never have a big enough puddle of buttons.

Danielle said...

I don't seperate my buttons either. It is so pretty and colorful to have a jar of buttons poured out on your desk and pick through it looking for the perfect one to use. Maybe it is just me, but I love it!

dix said...

Howdy! The colorful buttons on your desk really caught my eye! No need to color coordinate them! Looks like lots of exciting things going on at your studio! Thanks for sharing. dix---

Tammy said...

Love that card with the flag! And that's a fun pile of buttons. Sounds like you have something special planned for your Mom's birthday. Good luck with it! Happy Wednesday. :)

VonnyK said...

I'm with you, don't sort the buttons. How can you find that little something that isn't what you thought of but suddenly looks good, if they are all sorted and sterile in one colour.
I'm sure your mum will be happy to wait for her letters, wonderful things come to those who wait.
Have a great week and keep up the messy desk.
Von :)

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,
I keep my colored buttons in one big jar and love it that way. I enjoy seeing the colors mingle and cozy up to each other!

Be sure to show photos of your finished letters for your mum. I hope she had a splendid birthday.
Hugs,
Kay
#50

sandysewin said...

Ooooo, yes, I want to see the finished "P" too. :-)

Happy WOYWW,

Sandy #44

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Beautiful! Lovely blog ~ I'm a new follower!
Best,
Anne ♥♥

Neesie said...

What a busy desk Julia ~ I'm amazed.
I love all the buttons and their colours.
I forgot to keep my post brief again this week, but I promise I'll try harder for next week.
Really enjoying my visits to WOYWW so thank you for keeping me motivated. The dust, ironing and washing are piling up but hey...who cares? Not me! ;D
Neesie #33

sandee said...

I think you need more buttons, you are seriously lacking there, lol Well I am off to early start this WOYWW, but you must forgive my post, it's not.....brief. lol I was too good last week and I cannot follow up! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Where ever you are Mizzzzzzzz Julia...I do hope it involves lots and lots of fun. Your desk this week really looks like lots of fun too...someinteresting tidbits here and there...it did take me a while to find the P and A though LOL!

Annie Smith said...

You should visit Zoe's desk and see her jars of buttons! But I like your pile too. ;)

Have a beautiful week, off doing whatever it is you found to do!

MvM-design said...

Always love your desk!!!
Happy WOYWW Wednesday!

Hugs Marleen

Robin Panzer Art said...

Not even an hour past midnight and still I end up at number 60! I love how popular this hop is. Hope you are enjoying "elsewhere." Love your puddles of buttons! Happy WOYWW! Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Morti said...

I can see that if I ever want to be anywhere other than in the 60s, I'm going to have to stay up till your post... err...posts.

Definitely love the button puddle, and I hope you're enjoying wherever you are this week!

Gabrielle said...

Love the 'spill' of buttons and that bunting card! But more than that I love the fact that your handmade present is late! We all have great intentions about what we might make for a loved one and the reality is that time runs away with us. I offer Christmas as a prime example! Happy Wednesday my lovely x

jude said...

Good Moring hunni and i love your creative card this week with the bunting.Yes im the same as you never colour code my buttons all go thrown into one jar !lol
Have fab creative week and enjoy this lovely weather
hugs judex 67

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...morning Julia...you can't beat a button spillage, they look amazing like candy well skittles to be exact and maybe thats why we all loVe coloured buttons...Mel :)

inkypinkycraft said...

wow what a great pile of buttons, may daughter, 2 and a half would love to come and play she loves sticking buttons onto cards!!! hugs trace x

kay said...

good morning julia and am trying to work out the order of your P and A gessoed letters......lol
have a great day and thanks for hosting,will resist on organising your buttons :)
#66

Annie said...

OOer scrummy buttons for me to play with today :-)
You're not there and you're not here either so hope you're having fun :-)
Hugs,
A x

sandra de said...

Hello Julia, thank you so much for the woyww badge. Brought a smile to my face.

BJ said...

Love your desk Julia, definitely a "work" in progress of the crafty kind going on there. I tried to get sorted and took my photo on Tuesday too and even wrote my blog and scheduled it for one minute past midnight but as for linking, woke up to find 72 already here! I'm guessing loads stay awake to link and then I forgot the "time difference" contingent. Oh for a single figure reference!! LOL BJ #73 Thanks for this it is such fun!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hope you had a lovely time with your family last night!! Nice buttons, missus - it wouldn't be as much fun if they were sorted :)
Hugs, LLJ #76 xx

Ann B said...

It's like a puzzle this week Julia, first, hunt the letter P (it took me a while to find it as you had cunningly disguised it as a letter 'b', then a mystery as to where you are. I keep al my buttons in the same organised way as yours, so much fun tipping them all out like a pile of Smarties on the table.
Wherever you are , have a good time.
Ann B
#74

CraftygasheadZo said...

Morning - a puddle of buttons I do love that! Hmm wonder where you are if you're not here? lol The 'P' is fab, hadn't thought of using Gesso on my letters but it makes perfect sense now! Oh and I have bought some Gesso following last weeks snoop, apparently it's needed! Off to snoop, well after I make a coffee that is! Take care Zo xx 77

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Blimey, I got up early and there were heaps of people in before me! LOL!

Happy WOYWW all.

What a lovely pile of buttons you have there Julia xx

Quirky Boots said...

oooh i'm loving the card and love the blog makeover too :) xx

Jo said...

Buttons - I love a good handful of buttons me! jo xx 81

Bridget Larsen said...

Boy thats some button collection you have there. I can just picture in my mind the antique buttons my grandma had when I was a child, wish I had it now. ok the Ipad is missing so you must be away-away
Bridget #82

jodpea said...

I hate buttons! I think I have a phobia! Someone up there just commented on the sound of sorting buttons and I swear a shiver went down my spine - not the good kind, either!

Red Kitty said...

Wow wednesday again, loving this. Have to say your desk looks awesome, full of crafty goodness. x

Twiglet said...

Hope you are having fun wherever you are! You know how to slow a girl up - it took me ages to check out all those lovely buttons! x Jo

Caro said...

Ooo, look at all those gorgeous buttons...I am green with envy having nearly run out! Caro xx

Suzanne said...

I have one of those letters (a S) and I've been wondering how to decorate it so I'll be back looking for inspiration! I do separate some of my buttons, tiny, MOP etc but the rest I have in a large jar and I love sorting through them discovering little gems I've forgotten about!
Thanks for WOYWW, I'm addicted!
Take care, Suzanne at desk 90

Lothian Crafts said...

Wow what a great pile of buttons. I like the bunting on your card will look forward to seeing it finished.

Happy Wednesday Elaine

Lynn Holland said...
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Cardarian said...

Well happy birthday to your mom! Your desk is a lovely mess with so much interesting things!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I was hoping to scrape in under 100, but not quite! I love to see the buttons in a puddle and store all mine in a jar together too:)

Erika said...

A lovely busy desk today Julia, have a good WOYWW. x
Erika.

Jacqueline said...

In a bit of a rush this morning so not got a lot of time for myself.... will check out all the 'stuff' later....

Loving that 'puddle of buttons' ! that is something that I don't have a lot of believe it or not, i must start collecting them! lol

Will pop back later,

Take care

Jackie x

P.S. GREAT idea with the 'clothes' tag on the bulldog card by the way! I have a lovely black lacy one that came with some clothing too. Now that one WILL come in handy! lol

April said...

Oooh lovely busy desk, like the look of that card in progress. I don't have my buttons colour separated either, sometimes I wish I did, but I do like a rumage :o) x

Lynn Holland said...

Good morning Julia, I am putting an extra desk trip on today after seeing your buttons.
Look what happened when I tipped a jar of lovely coloured ones onto my desk.
Lynn
One I Made Earlier Today 97 & 98

MOONFIRE DESIGNS said...

Morning, thought I was so organised but 101 already lol. Love the buttons!! never colour sort mine either, it's just so glorious to look into that big mish-mash box. Love the card too. A very pretty desk this week! Rach xxxx

Craftychris said...

Would love to see what you do with your Mum's letters. Your card looks cool but oh those buttons! I so want to sort them!! xx

Marie said...

Glad to see I am not the only person who works in a similarly small space! I think a space like this is truly a fine example of a beautifully creative mind and talent! (I may be a bit biased though!)

May said...

Lots of buttons going on there, I too need to see The P..... love the bunting/flags on your card, Happy WOYWW, Hugs May x x x x No14

craftymonki said...

Where's the fun in buttons if you can't empty them everywhere when looking for that specific few that are always at the very bottom? Least, that's what I tell myself!

Zoe #107

JoZart said...

Great goings on there and your desk is certainly NOT shameful but vibrantly creative... woo hoo!
I'm sure your Mum's initials will be great and I bet her Bday means you are in Wales. Hope the sun shines!
joZarty x

Artyjen said...

I can't colour coordinate buttons either..... life's too short!!! LOL
xoxo sioux

lisa said...

I'm sure your Mum will love her pressie whenever she gets it. The best thing about Mums is they don't worry about these sorts of things if they are getting something handmade.
Can't look at your buttons, I have a button phobia so enjoy "elsewhere", I hope it's a good "where" and not a bad "where"!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #109

Helen said...

Whoa....... that was a long scroll down the comments list! Hi Julia hope you are having a good day. Your desk and mine look spookily alike today. I wonder who will pick up their buttons first.......Helen 111

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Hi Julia. Love your very busy desk and especially the small buttons. You can't get enough of them. Hope you have a creative day too. xFranka

Sheilagh said...

Buttons bring back childhood memories of my grans button box, oh to have that now she had some amazing buttons in there. I love your creative space (get me;))

Love

Sheilagh
xx No:112, wonder if I will ever get into the top ten..lol

Carolyn Phillips said...

Hope you are having a good time.

I can't colour sort my buttons. I love having a rummage through them far too much. Besides if you colour sort them you don't have the same possibilities of suddenly seeing a different colour which will work just as well.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

My buttons are all a jumble, just like yours. What would the fun be to have them all color coded? Happy WOYWW!

Karen said...

Wow what a lovely button collection, reminds me of my Nan's old tin of buttons she used to keep in her cupboard. I don't have that many buttons, only a couple of small tubes, so I use them sparingly for now. Seems a few of us remember our Nan's with their button tins!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Buttons, Buttons, Who has the buttons.... Julia does!!!!!
So much FUN going on here....

Jingle said...

I LOVE this picture! That pile of buttons makes me happy! Oh...and btw, I have mine sorted by color in jars and I still dump them to find the perfect size, shape, and shade! HA! Utterly unavoidable if you ask me! And I'm okay with that! Your card is looking quite pretty! Can't wait to see it finished!

Angie said...

Oh Julia, I don't color sort my buttons and bits either. I can't imagine the amount of jars, bottles and what's it's I'd need to do so! My mom's birthday gift the original idea is in the workshop and has now become a Mum's Day gift, though she too got other gifts to replace the one in progress! Have a great day!

Lori said...

Julia - I want to play with your buttons. So fun to link up! Thanks for always being such a gracious host!

Sarah Cooper said...

Buttons! Mine arrived this week in the mail... loooooooooooooooooove it! Thank-You XOXOXO

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Cute card and love all the buttons!!! :)

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Thank you for hosting a fun theme; my first posting with you. I even showed your monitor screen!

Crafting Alison said...

i am glad to see that i am not the only person with an untidy desk - my hubby does not understand why it can not be kept tidy!!!

BJ said...

Hi Julia,
Got my badge today, thank you sooooooo much (BJ does little dance) Still can't believe how many people take part in the fun on your site, it is wonderful. I think Roudolph will be looking after my badge for me. Thanks again BJ

Amy said...

I like your buttons just as they are. ;-) Fab creative desk. x

Rita said...

What a brilliant desk this morning Julia. Sorry I'm later as I had a few appointments. Hasn't the week flown since last week. I'm really enjoying WOYWW.. Take care and Happy Crafting. Hugs Rita xx

Debs Willis said...

Ooooh - button envy!

Happy WOYWW

debs

Jumbleberries said...

I want to dive into that puddle of buttons and splash about!!

Have a nice day.

Jumbleberries xx

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

There's a definite pleasure in dumping out a jar or digging through a big bin of buttons. Yay! Hope you have fun at Elsewhere!

Cheers,
Susan

Kim said...

I don't sort my buttons either...but I don't have that many..and they are mostly white, as I've used Alchol Inks if i needed to add color. It was like a Where's Waldo game, looking for the "P"! LOL Finally found it! Have a great week.
Kim #131

okienurse said...

Happy Wednesday Julia...Love the button puddle. I tried the matching colors etc and ended up just dropping them all in a 2L...I know excessive...jar. Hope you are having a great day doing what you are up to. Have a great week and will see you next week. Vickie #138

JB said...

What a busy desk you have Julia. Hope you get to finish all you've got going on. Jane x

Lisa Richards said...

Love your productive clutter! It's also inspiring! I can't get anything done without making a mess. Have a great day!

Nicola said...

#141 oooh yummy buttons! :) x

Lisa Richards said...

Whoops, forgot! I'm #140. I typed up my post last night, but didn't post until this morning. I didn't know there were so many nightowls and folks who live across the pond, lol! :D

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Hope you are having a wonderful day. Buttons I always laugh when I see mixed colors. I love them that way but not as quick to find the perfect one for projects. Wanted 3 grandkids to separate them...over 4 day stay.. kinda slow at it so I offered them a dollar each to finish the project. The oldest laughed at me and said" Grandma..it just ain't worth a dollar" Happy WOYWW and fun with finishing your projects.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Such a wonderfully covered desk today! All those lush buttons all over the place. Where ever you are today I hope you are enjoying yourself. (Hope I have a badge coming my way.) Did not post again today as still family busy and no time to play. Just about over and can start doing my own things.

Yogi said...

well your desk looks about as overrun as mine at the moment... means we're real busy or real lazy BIG GRIN
Have a great day

Becky said...

I rather like your puddle of buttons, I bet it makes the most fun sound when digging through the pile! Can't say that I've ever gessoed anything, but I've heard a lot of talk about it lately... Also noticed your GIGANTIC tape dispenser for the first today. Wow! :)

laurie said...

love those buttons, can't wait to see what comes of this!

Helen said...

LOL at you - just read your comment - yes, I did go to Kew - and it was glorious, you're right - check the pics here
http://photosbyh.blogspot.com
I looked at the AP website and all I could see was some kind of railway exhibition... hmmm I thought! she's lost it....

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, hope you are having an enjoyable day wherever you are. Love all those buttons and I think sorting through them all contributes to the fun of crafting :) The card in progress looks promising - love the bunting. Happy WOYWW to you, Elizabeth x, this week a shameful #145-

ScrappnBee said...

Card is looking great Julia! I used to have all my buttons together until my OCD Me snapped and could not take the button hunting any more! LOL! Now I have those magnetic spice jars on a cookie tray, and love it! Thanks for always for hosting! Good luck with all the projects!...esp. with Easter a week and a half away! -Amanda #146

kath said...

hope you're having a great time...you've left your desk in the capable hands of the messy crafty fairy...hugs kath xxx

Karen said...

A lovely creative desk! I just love your selection of buttons and a fab looking card :)

Take care and have a fab WOYWW, Luv Karen xx #91

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I would never suggest you color code your buttons. Why! That would take the fun right out of the stash. I'm telling ya! And if you aren't there, pray tell, where ya be?

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Julia think I upset the applecart posting two desks as my first one didnt get a look in.
So if its okay Ive linked it to this number instead.
Thanks for everything
Lynn

misteejay said...

Your desk looks wonderfully busy this week - great puddle of buttons.

Toni xx

Laura said...

Hope you're having a fun day wherever you are. :) I love digging through buttons. It reminds me of digging through the button tin when I was a child. I'll have to ask my mother if the tin is still around.

Becky said...

but half the fun of buttons is digging through them to find the one you want...leave 'em in a pile. MUCH more fun that way! :)

BumbleVee said...

I wish mine was that messy and fun..... it would mean something interesting was going on....

and you are right ...it is never my desk.... especially right now....I enjoy the sun shining through my kitchen window more.... sitting at the table.... playing with bits and pieces.... carried back and forth to try to keep the mess to a minimum.....silly ...I know. But...that's me. Silly.

Angie said...

Just dropped by to say THANKYOU ...the envelope has landed ... on the non existant mat ... I shall now just add the other two x thank you xx

Kezzy said...

Were ever you are I hope your having a good time. Thank you so much, my badge arrived and I really chuffed. I shall wear it with pride at artsycrafts. Love your really creative desk this week, all those yummy lovely buttons. Happy woyww :-) Kezzy x

Chrysalis said...

Wow - amazing numbers of visitors here! Have a great week all, and thanks to Mrs D for letting us share. xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Either I'm late this morning, or we have a few more new peeps joining in! I was still popping round to see last week's desks yesterday! Your pile of buttons is like a mini-scavanger hunt - fun to poke through looking for the right ones. Do they have scavanger hunts where you are? I don't see the neighborhood kids doing it here (California) anymore, but I used to love playing that as a kid.

mommyle said...

Congratulations on being the Featured Blogger in Stampers!!!! I was so excited for you!!!

As always, a very inspirational desk!!! LOVE your button stash!

Have a wonderful week!

Scrapcollectr said...

I'm back after a little hiatus. With another lamb-y card, of course. Hope all is well! *smile*
#160

Raven's Rest Studio, Jennifer Conway said...

ooooooh - one of my favourite things is to sort a jar of buttons! It would be so much fun to play at your desk! Take care, ~Jen

Caz said...

Thanks so much for the badge!!! 4 weeks in a row now.......impressive for me!
Love those buttons!!! Can't have too many buttons!
#163
Caz
xxxx

Miriam said...

Oooh buttons - I love buttons. LOL!!!

Looks like you are having a great time!

Miriam #163

Kathryn said...

Well, this is more like it! Last week was a little to tidy for me, HA!
Have a great day...elsewhere.
Hugs!
kat

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Julia it is a scream that you are making the card the day after! I love this!!! You go girl. *smiles* Norma

DW Peot said...

Awwwhhhhsome!!! Now, this is my kind of desk! Love it! Big Hugs!
Deb

Barb King said...

Those buttons are fine just as they are! I started to sort mine, then figured, why bother, make cards instead! Thanks for another fun week.
Barb

Li'l Pidge said...

Ooh a lovely selection of buttons and I bet your mum will love her gift.

Kyla 178 (a bit late this week!!)

Miriam said...

Oops thought I was #163 but Im #164. I apologise to anyone who looked me up on the wrong number - very embarrassed!!

Sandy Trefger said...

Wow! lots of buttons! I'm like you. I keep mine all mixed up. I have a plate with an edge that I sometimes dump them out on so they don't scatter every where! Enjoyed visiting your workdesk!

dottielottie said...

I like your banner card Julia. I have my buttons sorted by colours but they are not as exciting to look at as when they are all in a puddle like yours lol.Is the beautiful stripey stuff paper ? I love that.
Hugs
Lottie x

LuLu said...

Howdy Julia,

Nice light - lovely button collection.

This week I tidied up a tad - and found a forgotten experiment on my table!

Would love for you to stop by when you have a moment or 2.

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2012/03/woyww-03-28-12-mad-scientist.html

Ali Manning said...

I love your expression 'puddle of buttons"! My first time linking up - you have a lovely blog :)

karen said...

Hey, if you like the buttons all mixed up, you go for it! That is how mine are stored as well :)
Love the pennant card you are working on there!
xoxo Karen #180

Mari K. said...

Your desk looks great and busy this week. I know all too well about late birthday presents. My mom's was the 12th and I haven't started her present yet! I know she's going to love it (if I ever get to it)

Anonymous said...

So many people to see on this site and what fun too. I got through everyone of them last week, I am so proud of myself. Well this is my workdest and I am trying to keep it in order. LOL I do however love the messy desks they are so creative within themselves.

Hugs Eliza

Eliza said...

Well I have been visiting everyones desk and last week I saw them all. I am so proud of myself for getting through so many. So this is my desk, as tidy as it will ever be. I do love all the messy ones, it means creativity overload and heaps of unleashed tallent. LOL

SueH said...

Seeing a big pile of buttons like that brings back so many childhood memories of hours spent sorting out all the buttons on mums big button tin, only to throw them all back in the tin at the end ready for the next sorting.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Bella said...

The posty just brought me your button! Whooohooo, so excited! Thanks so much, really appreciate it. Will wear it with pride and see who recognizes it all the way over here in SA!

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Buttons deserve to live together, not segregated by colour! Ali x

Bugged Designs said...

Loving the mixed up buttons. I keep thinking about colour coding mine, but sometimes there's more inspiration when having a look through a jumbled pile of stuff!

SophieNewton said...

Bit late this week...sorry!Love the button bunting
Sophie #183

StampinCarol said...

I missed this week as I was working on tax stuff Wednesday. My other desk was as absolute wreck with receipts and stuff to categorize! But this desk of yours is definitely a winner!!!

fairyrocks said...

I do so like a busy desk!!

jodpea said...

Hello again, thanks for your comment on my desk - yes I did get my badge and I thought I had commented on one of your posts to say thank you but it must've gone astray... ur just too popular, lady! I wore it with pride at the NEC but nobody noticed *sniff*! As for my desk, I'm glad I'm in such esteemed company; the black thing is a mini sheep-shaped hoover, a Crumbpet! Its actually quite powerful, I'm impressed by the cr*p it picks up!

Queen Lightwell said...

Made it in this week! I was hoping not to miss any since I found out about this fun time a few weeks back but last week was just too crazy. Hope you are having a lovely week...even though your desk seems to have gotten the upper hand on you! ;-)