Wednesday, 10 October 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 175

So here's my real workdesk, about 4.30pm Tuesday.  It's got normal stuff on, enhanced by a large box of clear embossing powder - I was refilling a smaller tub..to be seen in front of the big yellow tape gun runner thing.  Against which is leaning a small square green notebook.  A gift from Lyn and her doodlybirds which is currently in use as yet another book of lists.  Naturally.  The gold leaf is in the bag and still in use...I'm playing about with samples for a workshop at Japonica in a couple weeks.  And that's why you're seeing my real workdesk.  Because it looks not at all bad. My other workdesk is the lounge floor where I'm tracing and cutting shapes out of paper.  It's a long story and I've no doubt at some stage, you'll read about it on a WOYWW post!  I'm trying to multi-surface multi-task and I'm not sure its a good idea. I think it just causes me to panic because everywhere seems untidy!  Ah well.  
SO share your space, creative, working and tidy or not, we love to have a nose  browse around your spaces.  Please put WOYWW in your post title, link here and we'll come round and enjoy.  Thank you.  For your invitation and hospitality.  

114 comments:

butlersabroad said...

Yikes, I grabbed No1 again! We need Sarah back to dethrone me. Big tubs and small tubs of EP, that's fancy. As is the gold leaf, although it makes me shiver as all I can think about is the time my brother gave me a piece of tin foil when I was a kid and said "Chew on that, it's fun!!" Have a brilliant time at the weekend crop, sad I can't be there, but one day. I'm multi room tasking right now too and having a blast!!

Hugs
Brenda 1

Helen said...

Like the artistic angle this week, and a busy desk. Nothing like working on the living room floor,I say!! See you Saturday.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Well I think that looks right tidy. I am loving that pale green in the middle of your desk. It looks very painterly. Love that I can pinch out to get a slightly, if blurry look on my iPad :)

Happy WOYWW this early AM

Mary Anne

Bernice said...

How is it thst no matter how much desk space we have - things still end up all over the floor!? Anyway - you can organise them much better that way!
Bernice #5

Bernice said...

Back again - just noticed this is WOYWW 176 - what happened to all the numbers in between? surely last week was 164?!
Bernice #5

Bernice said...

Now I've really gone mad - last week was 174, not 164!!!
Bernice

Daniella said...

Hi Julia!! Your space does look very tidy!! I guess the lounge floor is not tidy, but you are getting business done!! I wish I could join one of your workshops!!
I didn't post my work desk, I hope you don't kick me out!! I haven't been near my space since last WOYWW because my oldest turned 16 this weekend!! I put a pic of us up instead. I didn't want to miss the party though!
Have a happy WOYWW!!
xxDaniella

scrappymo! said...

Sorry no pics of desk itself this week...just a picture of my fave new thing on it. DD took the picture and lifted it off the desk to beat the glare! Figures!

Hopefully, by next week I can show my true colours!

Neesie said...

You've entered dangerous territory there Julia...the floor doesn't have any edges for things to fall off...you can just keep spreading and spreading!!! ;D
(bit like my waistline after four weeks holiday!)
Have a wonderful week
Happy WOYWW ♥Neesie♥ #11

scrappymo! said...

Forgotto say, yours looks great! What are those interesting pictures? Cards or matted prints to frame? They are gorgeous!

Jojorenee said...

Julia that looks like a good desk! I am back this week! I just added myself and I am currently #15 I like that age I mean number let's see if I stay there the entire time?!

Joynana said...

Hi Julia, I thought that I was the only one to spread out over the whole apartment. I have stuff on the dining room table to put together and cutter and paper on the coffee table in the living room and my desk is covered with another cutter and more paper. I have got to clean up. #9

Angie said...

Multi-tasker! Over achiever too lol, I can't do but one project at a time, heck I get flustered just thinking about multiple projects!
Angie #18

Bridget Larsen said...

I now the feeling of multi-surfaces, right now if you look at my craft room (new house) it is not craftable. so glad you showcased your IPAD, I was thinking it was a figment of our imagination.
Bridget #4

EELS said...

Wow Julia very interesting desk this week. I hope your lounge floor has carpet? Ours is tiled 'cause it's cooler in these sub tropical climes so would be too hard to work on the floor here!
Have a great woyww week.
Cheers,
Elaine #21

Lisa said...

sounds like you have a lot going on there. I find the spaces you create to use as your work desk only become larger and more of them. So tidying up is a nightmare.

Gillian .... said...

Morning Julia, seems like your not the only one spilling out on to the floor this week, great to see some sunlight still flooding in. I'm intriguied by the designs on your desk (flowers?). Happy WOYWW! Gillian #23

Deb said...

your desk looks super organized and tidy, I think you should have shared the floor though! My craft room floor is being utilized this week too, sorting out what I will take to the retreat, alas not the WOYWW crop, bit far for me!
have a great week, Debxx

Maria said...

Hi Julia,

Wow your desk looks very busy indeed, and goodness gracious crafting on the floor lol, have to say I do that too...
Especially when I'm watching tv and want to scrap at the same time.....
Have a great week, and have fun at your crop this weekend.

Maria #7

BJ said...

Gosh that sure is a BIG pot of embossing powder, puts my little 12g one to shame. BJ#24

Sandy Leigh said...

Is that a big ole jar of buttons I see? Are you sewing things on the side? I love seeing your real desk! Hugs!

VonnyK said...

Plenty of goodies on your desk this week. I could have a great time with that gold leaf. I spend most of my life on the floor and my art has spread to just about every room in the house, so don't worry about it, enjoy.
Have a great week, it's good to be back.
Von # 19

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm sneaking here. I love the samples you've got showing there for your future workshop! And that bag of gold leaf looks like a sandwich - leave it to me, everything looks like food, and I'm way too old to blame it on PMS!!

Thanks, as ever, and have a wonderful week! Darnell #19

Krisha said...

Aah, the multi work spaces. I really am trying to keep it down to two, but sometimes that floor just has too much empty space!! LOL

sandra de said...

You are always up to something creative and now multi workspaces. I am flat out coming up with one idea this week!
Sandra # 33

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I hear you about untidy..I hate it, trying to be patient, but can only do what the day requires. If I started working on floor space, I'd never get up, but as you'll see my floor space is even impassable.
Enjoy all that you have to do and Happy WOYWW.. #34

Sandi McLean said...

Well your desk looks quite neat and tidy to me...using the floor to work on? Of course LOL Right now I can't get down there but my floor is currently employed as storage or waiting to be stored area! Can't wait to get snooping around! Hugs,

okienurse said...

I still don't think that the desk is such a mess. Looks very creative today with the projects in the works. Look forward to seeing them finished. I don't use the floor cause it is too hard getting up and down now days...DH says it is advanced age! I'll advance age him cause he is closer to 70ish! Hope you have a great week Vickie #41

RosA said...

The floor is very useful for working on (or even storage) but it can be dangerous, providing more obstacles for tripping on. (Ask me how I know!)
What are you doing with the gold leaf!
RosA # 42

Sue from Oregon said...

I am finding my multi room crafting a bit disconcerting too. Messes everywhere! LOL. Sounds like you might need to get you a cutting machine Julia!

Gabrielle said...

Love how you're utilising every available space - and rightly so! Sorry my attendance is so erratic, life's a wee bit hectic at the mo... Anyway, mentioned you in dispatches this week...!!! Much Wednesday love x

Ali H said...

That's a LOt of embossing powder ! Great to know I'm not the only one with creeping clutter problems ! It does spread like spilt milk ! Thanks for sharing what you are up to ! Ali #50

kay said...

well i am guessing the stuff on the floor is very important so you have not had a chance to finish playing with your gold flakes as they look lush,have fun at the crop on sunday :)
Kay #51

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those cards look pretty! Have to have a closer gander at them next time I visit!!
LLJ ~53 xx

Annie said...

HI Julia your workspace is looking fabulous today with lots of interesting things going on. My workspace is very cluttered at present but I just cannot be a tidy crafter though I do try.

HAPPY WOYWW

Annie x

scrappyjen said...

Oooh, Japonica! We went there a few years ago when we were on hoilday, for a special visit! I actually think we booked the holiday just so we could go... we like it when there is a craft shop near our holiday destination. Happy WOYWW, jenx

Redanne said...

Hi Julia, your desk looks just like mine today........I think I have the wrong week, thought it was 175, no matter, I have entered now! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #60

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Julia I'm glad the little book came in handy. Imagine me I have books for everything, it's a nightmare, every time I start something new I start a new book.
Perhaps we should have a What's On Your Floor Wednesday I would win outright with mine.
Lynn x x

Janet said...



I thought everyone crafted on every available flat surface?

I know I'll never be a tidy crafter anyway.

Francesca said...

Great desk in use, looks very busy. the 2 cards look interesting, have a good day. Francesca #64

Helen said...

Hi Julia just wanted to wish you a fab time at the crop when you all meet up - I will be there in spirit! I have just spotted the gorgeous beaded tassels Janet is going to teach you all. Sending you all a virtual hug that will have to do me until the sequel! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 57

Di said...

Ignore everyone else, the only time you need to worry is when you find you've worked your way out of the lounge and down the hall. Then it's just a decision as to whether you continue up the stairs or out of the front door and down the garden path. If you take the latter route - just make sure you have nice bloomers on, simples!

See you on Saturday :)) Di xx

Eliza said...

Today I am off to another slow start, you were not even up when I posted on my blog and by the time I get back you are up to 50+

Happy WOYWW I do have to say I have a huge container of embossing powder to and can't cope without it. I love that big green peg on the basket you have there. I am now off to visit some desks and have a snoop.

Eliza #54 for now but it will change

LuLu said...

Howdy Julia,

Your desk looks very productive this week. You're brave to work on the floor too. I'd just step on projects and stumble over stuff - there's so much stuff crammed into my studio.

But this week my table is tidy!

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

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2012/10/woyww-10-10-2012-let-art-begin-and.html

Janet said...



Oops forgot to put my number #63

Janet

Annie said...

Sounds like we have only seen the tip of the iceberg this week Julia. You sounds one busy lady.
Hugs,
A x

Pam said...

I like the look if those flower samples in your desk can we hv a closer look? We always seem to multi task last night I was baking, crafting any cooking dinner and didn't sit down till 11.20 at which point I gave up and went to bed!!!

Hugs. Pam x

KatzElbows said...

You can't go wrong with a big tub of clear EP. I love being able to dip into it rather than pouring it on.

Good luck with the floor project. The floor is so often my desk; you just have to be careful not to step on anything!

Good luck, rachel
#71, or just click here

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. You are so busy you managed to miss 175 out - or did I actually have more than one day in my sickbed? Intrigued to find out what your paper cutting leads to. Ali x #70

butterfly said...

Not untidy... just busily creative! But I know exactly what you mean about the spread - with several things on the go at the moment, I've also got things on floors, bookshelves and any other surface within reach! Oh, and is TeddyBobCrafts right? I thought it was 175 too - and then thought it must be me...
Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Nicky said...

Wow there is lots going on here - glad we are all different thats what makes Wednesdays so interesting - I would go into meltdown if my desk wasnt organised lol - love the cards you are working on - hmm gold leaf not tried that yet - will have to give it a go - have a great week

Angie said...

Well I sat up 'til 1am and you had not posted ...was on here by just after 8 and I'm #73!!!!! ...Boo Hoo.
Your desk is so full of interest ...I have never used gold leaf in any form ....yet....and the artistic pieces caught my eye but I couldn't enlarge them to get a proper nose. Have an amazing weekend ...wish I could be with you all..xx73

kyla said...

Ooh, silver leaf and two pots of EP....intriguing.

See you saturday, looking forward to meeting some WOYWWers.
Kyla #76

MrsC.x said...

i do the multi surface multi tasking it drives mr c mad his ocd cant cope with the mess! bless him you think he'd be used to it after all this time!

charlie #78 :)

misteejay said...

Multi-surface, multi-tasking...you are a woman of many talents LOL

Toni xx

Rita said...

Wonderful creative desk Julia. I wish I had some of your energy at the moment. Love your desk to-day and those cards looks interesting. I dearly hope you have a wonderful time at the crop and take lots of piccies for us to see. Hugs Rita xx

Jackie said...

Since I've been joining in with WOYWW I have noticed that we all have one thing in common and it's not that we are crafters, it's that it doesn't matter how big our craft spaces are, we all end up working in a space of about 2 feet square (if we're lucky) lol Have a great day whatever you are up to. x

Buttons said...

Loving the look of the creations on your (main) desk and can TOTALLY sympathise with the idea of getting stuck in layers of chaos around the house. Hope you get stuff achieved today. Hugs, Buttons x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super desk, looks all intriguing no more so than that huge tub of Embossing Powder, wow I thought mine was big enough, apparently not! I'm so excited about Saturday and can't wait to meet up with all who go. Should be fab! See you soon. Take care Zo xx 84

Andrea said...

sounds like you have a lot going on lets hope you dont run out of floor space too!!....I'm enjoying taking part and off to See what others are up to this week
x

Cardarian said...

You have made us all very curious writing about something you are doing on the lounge floor! We will have to get it out of you at the crop! I said I would send an email - I will today!
I am sooo excited, I can't sleep!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

JoZart said...

I am expecting surprise visitors as I can't find anyone who is admitting to be there on Saturday... It's too exciting, who needs Christmas? Take it easy Julia. it will happen and we'll have fun.
Love Jo x

Glenda said...

I have never been able to sit in the floor to craft. Anytime there is anything in my floor, I will no doubt run over it with the wheels of my chair. My little dogs have learned to stay in their beds when I'm playing for fear their little feet will be run over! Your desk looks great this week. Quite productive! Glenda 89

alpha shanahan said...

i am curious what's in that plastic bag... it looks like you have loads to embellishments for your artwork... cheers! alpha shanahan #92

Suzanne said...

I'm back and I've missed taking part these past weeks. You have a seriously productive workdesk there, I'd like to see the one on the floor aswell! Thanks for WOYWW. XX

Joanne said...

I like the 2 projects in blue, not sure whether they are cards but the image is lovely.
Joanne xx

Karen said...

Such a busy desk, and I love it that you use the floor too! Every available space is a craft space huh! Have fun! Karen T 90 x

MaggieC said...

Ooh 'eck! Two work areas at one time! I could not cope with that, I lose enough stuff with only one work area. Hope you soon get that workshop stuff organised. Are you using gold leaf on that? If so, take plenty of talc and warn them not to breathe. Have a good week, Julia. xx Maggie #88

Anne said...

Hi Julia I am in process of moving my craft area down to the dining room and I fear that i will be spreading myself around even more than usual :-) but I will be able to shut the door on it as we have a large table in kitchen as well - may even spread out to there as well though. Anne x
at 91 I think it changed from 89 to 91 :-)

Twiglet said...

Multi space / multi surface crafting? You should see my house when I am dressmaking! Dining table covered in fabric/cutting out activity, ironing board up in kitchen, sewing room table with 2 machines at the ready AND the hallway between covered in threads and fluff as I trail from one space to another!! Wonder why hubby gets a bit annoyed with me? x Jo

Erika said...

Morning Julia bit late joining this morning. Loving your samples in the middle of your desk.
Have a super day, hugs
Erika.

Becky said...

Multi surface tasking, I like that one :) I finally had to dump all of my embossing powders into sandwich containers, with lids. Might sound confusing, but the storage is great! Happy Woyww! #99

Jaki Morris said...

Jeebers, it's take for ever for me to get this post posted today!

I usually take over every surface in my house too. On Saturday my husband made a rather 'amusing' observation about my endeavours.
He said I spend far too much time fiddling about with things and then trying to sell them without knowing my profit margins. Then around comes 7pm and we can't even eat at the table because it is covered in stuff! He was drunk so I decided not to enter into THAT discussion but boy is he going to pay for it slowly and painfully over the next few weeks!

Take care
Jakix #100

Roudi said...

Busy busy desk as usual! Thank you for always hosting us. Happy WOYWW!

Roudi #101

Carolyn Phillips said...

I thought everyone used the floor as storage if not workspace as well.
Carolyn #106

House of Bears said...

Well the floor sounds like a good workspace extension to me, plenty of room to grow, and grow......

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I hope this finds you well! I hope we get to see a photo of your lounge floor workdesk! You always have so many interesting things on your desk - and that wonderful window! Wishing you a happy one!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Laura said...

Sometimes you just need a big flat space! I tend to pull in a card table (which there really isn't much room for, since The Great Room Redo of 2012) when I need extra flat space. Hope you are having a happy Wednesday with time for creative play. ~ Laura

Lisa said...

I love your big tub of embossing powder. I'd use it right out of there! I also really like your prints that are right in the middle of your desk, but you didn't mention. I usually take over kitchen counter and table surfaces to work on, as we have too many pets for the floor to be useful. Blessings, LisaDV #110

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh! Don't do the floor much these days - but there are times when needs must! Love your busy desk and your lovely blue pieces you have there! Chris (111)

StampinCarol said...

Your desk is much neater than mine today! And I use my floor too! Your cards look interesting. Will be coming back to get a closer look!
Carol N #112

Danielle said...

Sorry.

Carmen said...

Ah poop. Just played for the first time in yonks and realised I haven't blimming put WOYWW in my title. Will go change!

Gold leaf - that's something I keep wanting to play with but have in my head that it's expensive (is it?) But a friend gave me a book on Icon painting which I think it would look lovely as part of so may have to investigate... Looking forward to seeing what you do with that!

Kim said...

Uhmm, can you slide those cards a little closer...I really can't wait to seem them upclose! Have a great rest of the week.

Linda said...

Those samples for Japonica look gorgeous - is that the shop in Exmouth?

Gita said...

Like this different angle of your desk. Looks like something totally different from cards on your desk. I don't think we'll ever have enough workspace so don't fret!! :-) Brigita #113

Ann B said...

Have a bit of a White Rabbit thing going on this week - 'I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date. No time etc etc.
Like what I can see on your desk Julia this week.
Good luck with the workshop
Ann B
#118

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, despite not being able to participate this week, I'm still have a bit of a nosy around and I thought I should pop in to just say hello. I like what I can see of the card fronts on your desk - lovely blue shades and what looks like grasses - very nice. Hope to be back and raring to go next week. Elizabeth xx

Antonia said...

Love your work desk always something going on. I want to know what the cherry? on white thing is at the top of the picture is it a box or a roll of ribbon?

Antonia # 120

jan spencer said...

Hi, Long time no see. Still looks busy on your desk but I´m sure you know where everything is!!!

Jan S 111

Nan G said...

all linked up this week. need to finish my projects then I'll start my desk hopping 'round the world.

Linda said...

I'm back after a bit of a break. It is nice to see your desk again. :) Have fun playing with the gold leaf! Linda #124

Kirsty.a said...

Hi, looking forward to meeting you on Saturday. I've linked WOYWDW with 10 Things this week to show the interior of my house

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

I'm so glad to be joining this week. Coming in at number 126!!! Holy moly. Did you have any idea where this would lead when you started? I thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!

Hmm, my workdesk is a multi-tasking desk too!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay #126

Caro said...

Wow - that is one huge tub of embossing powder. I only have little ones which have sat around for years...I have yet to finish a single one. I love the light shining in on your desk. thanks for hosting and sharing. Caro xx #77

Sarah Anderson said...

that gold leaf looks very tempting :)

belldoubleyou said...

New WOYWW-er here. Alas, my desk is not overly interesting this week, but I guess that's the point: show your desk in whatever state it's in.

Keren Howell said...

Your desk looks like such a pleasant place to work...lovely light coming through the window and lots of interesting things to play with! xx Keren

MiniOwner said...

I'd like a closer look at those pretty cards, Julia. Thanks, as always, for our Wednesday treat.
Aue (MiniOwner @ 95)

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Hi Julia! Another nice day shot. I'm enjoying the snip of sky out your window. Once, in a magazine, I saw a photo of a well known artist working in papier mache who douses her creations in glitter. She had hers in old round tin biscuit tins. Large biscuit tins. Old. With beautiful vintage(original) biscuit tins. She'd just hold whatever she was coating over top of the tin, scoop, pour, scoop, pour, and shake, shake, shake. Then put the lid on. I have never forgotten this visual. Plastic is good though. I have stuff like that stored in plastic. I like your clear embossing powder storage. So, Julia, have a nice day. Multi-workspaces are a sign of a creative genius at work. *hugs* Norma

Katie said...

Thanks for hosting :) Those cards are so pretty! I'd love to get a closer look at them!

Katie (116)

Hilary Johnson said...

I love messy work desks. Mine isn't messy on account of a major cleaning I underwent over the weekend. :P

Have you ever discovered some gorgeous combination from clutter ... things that are haphazardly thrown together, mainly just to get them out of the way, then your eye gets caught by how well things go together? That's happened to me several times.

Denise said...

This is an older post of course but it still looks the same :)Denise

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Back from Gent. I am crafting on the lounge floor again too as my desk has other things on it. Anyway it is warmer in here so that is my excuse.
Gold Leaf, I haven't used that for a long time. Have fun.

Carol

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm holding on too tightly so I won't slide off that angle to be able to comment. I haven't gold leafed or clear embossed in a coon's age. And that coon will just have to keep on aging. For now. I hate it when everything gets messy at once. You feel like your life is spinning out of control. Or maybe that is just me. And maybe it is.... oh!

Samantha Elliott said...

ooops! Nearly missed this today! Couldn't miss this week now could I Honey?!!
As for spreading yourself out..I do that all the time!! Even both upstairs and downstairs!! Mind you....Hubby does the same between his sheds and the side of his chair - oh and under his chair, the coffee table!
xx

sue said...

Hi this is my first time joining in with WOYWW, so I hope I've done it right lol I've been browsing desks for months now an thought its about time I joined in and shared mine. Julia your cards are beautiful x x

Annie Smith said...

Well, I'm linking a bit late, as usual...but I just love playing along.

As a true maker, you must leave your crafty trail all over many surfaces! It is only natural. :)

Have a great week, Julia!

Annie #140

~stephanie~ said...

Hi Julia!

I love all the natural light you get for your workdesk! :-) I wish I could spread out on the floor as well but our dogs won't allow it. lol They keep our floor pretty clear of clutter - whether we like it or not. ;-) Sounds like lots of fun going on there! I've posted my WOYWW for this week - my second, and in a row. Going to do some visiting now!

Stephanie #141

Mary said...

LOL, I had to laugh, last week I had two areas where I was "multi-tasking", I'm not so good at it either, too much mess for me too. Your desk looks really organized! I need to get my gold leaf out. I've not visited that in some time and it's soooo pretty. Have a wonderful week!

Paula Gale said...

ooooh - I wish I had that much embossing powder that I needed 2 tubs for it... I have for my glitter - or rather, its called my 'glitter station'!!!

Yep, it's bad when you start multi-surfacing, because it becomes a chore to clear it all up again. I usually creep left towards the kitchen table... in fact there are two large boxes on there now waiting to be picked up by Ideal World!!!

I'm late this week - not feeling great yesterday, problems with arms hands and wrists...

Will be posting some time today...

Paula x x x

Cathy said...

Sorry I am a bit late this week - love your makes on your desk Julia,gorgeous colours. I only have the one desk and have to share it ... so slightly jealous here!!
Hugs
Cathy xx

Scrapbook Joe said...

Wow you look like you are going to real busy, my desk is a mess and I hope to get somthing acomplished!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Better late than never, right? Have a blessed week.