Wednesday, 5 December 2012

WOYWW 183

What's On Your Workdesk this one hundred and eighty third Wednesday then?  Mine is bathed in terrible yellow early light.  It's black as pitch out there.  Still, I need an early start today anyway, so I guess so far, so good!

Actually, my desk shows signs of a couple of things being nearly finished, which is all to the good.  The heart shape cookie cutters have been backed with scrapbook papers and the inside edges have a line of glitter glue around them, now drying.  Extra stick and bling in one job.  It's gotta help.  I used my trusty cropadile to punch a pair of holes in the top of each cutter so that when finished, they'll hang as an ornament.  Not in this house of course, these are destined to be a gift. Unplanned.  Just had one of those flashes of 'oh, she'd probably really like that' when I was talking to someone who has become a bit of an influence in my life.  I'll show you in daylight when they're properly finished.  Meanwhile the inkpad and assorted triangle shapes are involved in making a handful of quick cards featuring bunting.  Thank you type cards.  Again, not for me, but jolly useful nonetheless. At extreme right you can see a tester paint pot.  It's plain old emulsion called 'Putty'.  I bought it because Peggy and Patsy seem to start all of their great works with something this colour.  Yep.  Watch and learn!  No really, at this stage I haven't even taken the lid off!  
Oh, and if you're looking for a charity to support because you're sending hand made cards this year, here's one you might consider...it supports Ayla and her WOYWWer Mum, and I just know that she's too nice to ask! Challenge Santa at CHAS.

So show us do, how your desk is coping with the lead up to the big Ho Ho Ho.  Is it overwhelmed, panicking and covered in wrapping stuff?  That could so easily be mine by the weekend!  Post to your blog, and link your WOYWW titled post here.  Give us a chance to visit - unlike Santa, we don't need Milk and Cookies.  But we wouldn't turn 'em down, you understand.


113 comments:

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! Cookie cutters... I want to have a go at those - a timely reminder! Thank you! Happy Wednesday chickie x

MvM-design said...

Good morning Julia,

Love your heart shapes.
Have a great week ;)

Hugs Marleen #3

Maria said...

Hi Julia,

Love what's on your workdesk this week especially your heart ornaments those are such a great idea to give as a gift....
Are you ready for Christmas tree up etc.....
Thanks for letting us be a part of your blog hop each week, it's such a pleasure to pop in and say hi to everyone around the globe and see what their doing each week....
Have a great week...


Maria

MiniOwner said...

Good morning! For once I am grateful for the snoring monster in my bed it means I am up early and made the number one spot! Yippee! I'm looking forward to seeing those heart decs, Mrs D. The new look blog is great. Happy Wednesday. :)
Sue x (MiniOwner@1)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Busy, busy!! I am still trying to clean up after the less-than-successful craft fair last weekend. Nothin' really fun going on over here!

Apryl said...

Phew I made it! Can you believe we had a power outage right when I was about to post lol oh my! Did this from my phone haha!

Ali H said...

Morning ! Hope you are well - I have been clicking my blog every thirty seconds since 5 to 6 and still only managed to get number 9 ! Anyway thanks for hosting us !! Have a happy glittery week ! Ali #9

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Cookie Cutters!!! I found mine and I needed the tip on making the hole for the string. Thanks. I can finish that project!! It's just past midnight here and I'm off to lala land and a lots of light from a BIG MOON. Enjoy WOYWW.

Claire said...

i like the warm, orangey, cosy glow bathing your ultra-creative desk :o)
i 'cheated' and took a pic yesterday morning and the light's all washed out, and looks brittle...
it's lovely to be back posting :o)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

haha, i hope you get to use that putty, Julia! although i know how it is to buy some stuff and have it sit for a looong time before i get to use it! the cookie cutter ornaments are looking wonderful! happy WOYWW!

Li'l Pidge said...

What a lovely idea for a gift for your friend (are you filling them with UTEE?) Bet she will love them.
Lovely of you to mention the kids hospice too....a great charity.

Kyla #15

EELS said...

Busy busy busy again Julia, love all what's going on, don't know that I could get excited about crafting so early when it's dark outside though. D'you know, it gets light here at 4am now as we head into summer...yuk!
The badge arrived last Friday too so thanks again for that.
Elaine #19

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Julia, I am giggling right now because my name and Peggy's are up there and I hope you will like the putty when you do get around to using it! Yes I always start my backgrounds with a layer of putty! How nice that you are actually making something handmade as a gift. I have started wrapping the gifts I've bought throughout the year to find out if I've missed someone! patsy

Andrea said...

looks like fab gifts in the making. I have a long way to go yet re christmas pressie s ... plan to shop at the weekend !!!...but not planning to make any maybe next year ...need to find something I can make first ! have a great week ..Andrea x 25

sandra de said...

Always such lovely ideas on your desk. I am still working on the cards before I can even think of being creative.
Sandra @27

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Lovely and festive. And you know me, I love a heart ornament. Dd and I hung them last night as the tree was up, the lights on, but nothing else LOL!

By the time I worked out it was a new theme this week, & the pulsating screen & now here, now gone Linky list meant my iPad needed rebooting, the top10 was beyond me :) Now somebody last week mentioned not seeing the Linky... Was it altered book lover? I wonder if she was on an iPad? Humm.

Sunshine Girl said...

Nice little hive of activity there! I managed to get a pile of Christmas cards done by sticking last years tags on to them! about as festive as I have got so far! Have a wonderful week.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You're right, I wouldn't pass up milk and cookies but a G&T would be even better!!n I'm feeling the need :)

Putty, huh?? Isn't that a bit grunge and seven shades of wee wee? Actually, as I typed that, I realised that you were way ahead of 50 Shades there, weren't you? Though the title might attract a whole different for of readership.............urologists maybe? *grin* See ya later
LLJ xxxx

Ann B said...

Morning Julia. Making a quick visit while the kettle is boiling then it's back to bed for an hour with the paper while I 'come round'. Great idea with the cookie cutter hearts - look forward to seeing them finished. Have a good day.
Ann B
#29

Jackie said...

A busy desk as always...... love what your doing with the cookie cutters!!! I missed last week so not sure if your header changed then or this week but i love it!
Jackie 31
http://scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

The hearts look fab.. Isnt it great to get some decorations done for friends that will love them... Merry Christmas.. Sandy :)

inkypinkycraft said...

look forward to see what you do with the cookie cutters trace x #33

Lynn Holland said...

Good morning Julia
Your new blog layout looks great. Early start today as the new member of our family Kikki the Papillon needs a trip to the vets to have her poorly eye looked at and my VW beetle Frida is in for a service. Then it's back to see how my erosion bundle looks now it's dried out.
Enjoy your week
Lynn x

Helen said...

I love the soft yellow glow to your desk - it looks as if you are bathed in candle-light! Loving the heart shaped cookies and can't wait to see the end result. Have a good week. Helen, 5

Samantha Elliott said...

Ooooo! I LOVE hearts! Want to see the end result.
Can you guess what my photo will be for today in my Album? Teehee! WOYWW was featured in last year's too!
Hugs
x

Samantha Elliott said...

PS Love the Christmassy look to your blog! You are going to get one step closer to Santa's Nice List with that!
x

Twiglet said...

You do have a warm cosy glow this morning! Yes I have a pot of putty coloured paint - well several bargain pots atually - still not done anything with them though! OK - I will check out Challenge Santa next. x Jo

butterfly said...

How lovely to decorate the cookie cutters... and will a crop-o-dile really cut through metal? Wow! Snow here overnight, so a really sickly yellow light at dawn... much prettier now! Happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#36 (at the moment)

butterfly said...

Okay... now I'm at #40 - when will I learn to check?!!
Alison x

scrappymo! said...

Oh my, I can't wait for next week as there are lots of lovely looking bits on your desk today. Will be fun to see the finished cookie cutters!

Annie said...

Love the look of those hearts in the making Julia....will be watching with interest.
Thanks for 'liking' us last week.....really appreciate your support.
Hugs,
A x

scrappyjen said...

Great hearts on the desk! Can;t wait to see the finished projects. Happy woyww, jenx

Pam said...

Loving the xmas look of your blog xx

Eliza said...

Never seen decorated cookie cutters I will have to check back for this one that is for sure. Mind you I might need a reminder, life is hell.

Hugs Eliza #38

Eliza said...

Forgot to add love the new blog look so, so christmasssy

Eliza

misteejay said...

Seeing your desk has reminded me what I forgot to buy at the weekend...redline tape!

Looks like you are nice and busy craftwise Mrs D.

Toni xx

Maxam Made said...

Julia it is such a pleasure to read your blog! And see what is on your desk!! Patty and Peggy have inspired me too! Here in the US we use Gesso. So I need to go get some and then use it!, Sigh.
Have a great week, your projects looks great!
Ginny #34

Spyder said...

Love the bits this week, and the hearts look interesting!! Love the new blog lay out too. Have a busy day!
((Lyn)) was #45

slowlaneblog.com said...

UH! Something happened when I clicked to post my Comment??!! Blogger did not seem to like it:( I really like the sound of your Hearts and I love the festive Blog decor....here is hoping that this comment goes through
I was at 40 now I am at 41??!!
Silvia #41

Roudi said...

Hi Julia! I'm sure she'll love your little heart ornaments. I know I do!
Have a lovely day and thanks for hosting us. xx

Roudi #48

Kate said...

Do tell what you are doing with the cookie cutters. I had one in a kit recently and I am clueless?

** Kate **

Redanne said...

Loving the new style and very Christmassy face lift your blog has had - it's gorgeous Julia. Saw the link yesterday and thought I might just have a go - well maybe. Will be interesting to see what you do with the hearts... Hugs, Anne x #49

CraftygasheadZo said...

Loving the new blog look lovely! May have to have a play with my blog as it looks a bit boring now. Fab desk pic, lots of pretty things to play with including those fab cookie cutters. How lush are they?! Will look forward to seeing what you do with them. Take care Zo xx 50

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

Loving the cookie cutters.

KatzElbows said...

Intrigued by the cookie cutters. Can't wait to see what you do so I can steal, sorry be inspired by, the idea!

cheers, rachel #50

Di said...

Heart shaped cookie cutters as decorations - flipping genius! I'm not really here today, not playing due to not enough time to comment properly but wanted to say 'Hello'and Happy WOYWW anyhow. Bwahahaha, a plastic drawer keeps dropping outaa its slot since I overloaded it with card bought from you know where. Greedy little pig so it serves me right :( Hugs, Di xx

Bernice said...

A great idea that to use the cookie cutters - looking forward to seeing them finished now.
Bernice #52

Shazsilverwolf said...

Well, here I am,don't think I have ever been this early on the list! I have a few of those sample pots- I want a white for my new rooms walls, but not a Brilliant white- blimey have you seen how many whites there are? I even picked up a B&Q Colours one called 'Picket Fence'- I have high hopes for that one... Have a great week, Shaz #48

BJ said...

WOW - love the new Christmas site all warm and cosy on this snowy day.
Love all the little projects you are working on. I have some cookie cutters stashed away somewhere, can't wait to see your close ups. BJ#47

Shoshi said...

I also love the warm glow on your desk this morning, Julia. Your heart-shaped cutters are going to be lovely - what a smashing idea!! A nice, busy and industrious desk as always.

No Mr. Linky for me at the moment but I'll try and link up later. It's 8.30 here - the middle of the night for me! Had another really bad night so I'll be going back to bed in a mo for a bit more kip I think.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi

lisa said...

I thought you were baking, Julia!!! Love the cookie cutters as ornaments, bet they'll look gorgeous.
Love your festive blog, that sure cheers a body up early on a Wednesday morning.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #56

Darnell J Knauss said...

Very late here, or rather very early. I love the cookie cutter idea - thanks for sharing - and the blog banner is awesome! Have a wonderful week and thank you!! Darnell #56

JoZart said...

Loving the warm festive glow and the evidence of seasonal activity. I think I'll like the cookie cutters so please do them toute suite so I have time to blatantly copy!
love Jo x (Heinz 57)

MaggieC said...

I am so intrigued to see those cookie cutters in their finished state. The only thing I use mine for is to cut biscuit dough. Your desk looks far more fun than mine today. Can I come and play on yours? xx Maggie

Joanne said...

No baking going on then????
x

triciasconfetti said...

You always have such interesting things going on . Cookie cutters only get used for cookies in my house never thought of using then as decorations.
Tricia - might be 66

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Blasted computer - 2nd attempt to comment! Happy WOYWW. This is my second week of not joining in (had a week in Spain and got back late last night), but snuck into my craft room to check emails (240!) and couldn't resist a little catch-up on what is happening in the crafty world. Ali x

Jaki Morris said...

Man there's so much going on and it sounds like such a lot of fun.

I've been up for hours but done bugger all!

Take care and have fun

Jakix #68 I think but that could change!

sandee said...

No, never would turn down milk and cookies and I have the expanding waist line to prove it! HA waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Glenda said...

Oh how creative to use cookie cutters this way! Love this idea. Well another week has passed me by and I didn't get to play along with you guys. Maybe next week. Until then I will be watching!

Tertia said...

Those cookie cutters are a great idea, you are very clever.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia

Tertia said...

Those cookie cutters are a great idea, you are very clever.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia

Erika said...

Hi Julia I am loving the look of that heart project and can't wait to see it finished. Christmas card making here this week, can't wait to get it finished. I enjoy making cards but hate writing and posting them all! Very strange.
Have a super Wednesday, hugs Erika. 70

Karen said...

What a cosy looking workdesk! Love the heart cookie cutters - wonder what you're going to do with those when completed?!? Happy WOYWW! Karen 71 x

RosC said...

Hi Julia,

What a difference the sunrise makes to what we do. I love being an early riser in Summer. The wattle birds are bossing everybody around by 5 AM and I'm awake then. In Winter I really enjoy hibernating and it looks a good time to do that for you.

Your cookie cutters are looking very glam and will be a lovely decoration. Enjoyed the desk this week thanks, Julia.

Smiles,
Ros. #74

butlersabroad said...

Like the new colours missus, very festive. I don't like leaving hoe in the dark and getting back home in the dark too, still, the Solstice is almost upon us, longer days aren't that far away. The cookie cutters will make a lovely gift, I like things like that.

Hugs
Brenda

Carolyn Phillips said...

Love the idea of cookie cutter decorations.
Carolyn #82

Peggy said...

cookie cutter ornaments great idea can't wait to see the finished product have a great day
glad to be back this week!!! Peggy

Sandy Leigh said...

Hello lovely Julia! It's black as pitch here this morning too! Those cookie cutters really caught my eye because I love hearts and have a lot of heart shaped cookie cutters--what a cool project! Love seeing so much of your busy desk today! Hugs! Sandy Leigh

Nan G said...

Lovely gift idea! I haven't seen cookie cutters in so so many years. :) Happy WOYWW! Nan 85

Lisa said...

well, I just saw lovely cookie cutter ornaments yesterday too. I'm taking it as a sign that I'll need to make a few of these myself. Great extracurricular teacher gifts.

Linky note: I thought linky looked funny when I posted. I see Nan has 85 on her post. Wondering if we posted at the same time and caused a bubble.

LisaDV #85

Kat Griffin said...

hearts have been on my mind too. owls and hearts my tree is up but no lights or decorations yet. seems like every year I get slower ad slower at this stuff
-Kat_ # 87

caz said...

Ooooh - more good ideas for pressies - please may I snaffle your idea?!?!?!? :-)

Not milk and cookies on offer at mine - just some candy! LOL!!

Early this week 'cause I'm working from home and having a lunch break - now that's a rare thing!!
Happy WOYWW
Caz
#88

Nancy Wethington said...

Playing along today!

Stacey Merrill said...

looks like a lot of good stuff going on :) I bet lots of desks are extra crowded with projects this month!

Lisa said...

Hi Julia, Just FYI, I left and came back and I'm number 86 now. So I just needed to refresh. -- Thanks for hosting. I have so much fun and look forward to Wednesdays! LisaDV

jan spencer said...

Hi Julie, Happy wednesday.
Love the christmas card you posted yesterday and the colours are great.

Jan S 81

MrsC.x said...

oo add the cookie cutters to my to do list thanks Mrs D!!

loving the new look im sure it was a diff xmas one yesterday?!? or maybe i imagined it.

Mrs.C xx

Karen McAlpine said...

Glitter AND cookie cutters. Sounds pretty fun!! Thanks for getting us all together every Wednesday.

Krisha said...

Getting to play alnog after 2 weeks of with drawls. Love the new look of your blog. Your desk is a busy one as most of ours are at this time of the year.
Krisha #96

Gita said...

I have no motivation to work when it's too dark. I end up needing to work during the day when there's more light. Interested to see what your hearts will look like finished.

famfa said...

loving your red background, is that new or is it because i am looking from a computer today and not a tiny phone? love hearts, anywhere.
famfa (80)

Becky said...

What an awesome idea for an ornament!! Haven't seen these before, can't wait for the finished ones :) #101 Becky G.

trisha too said...

Pretty new blog look for Christmas, sorry I missed last week--the cutter ornaments look great so far, and oh yes, the two-for-one (bling and stick), that's always a good thing!

:)

Belinda said...

Hey Julia! You know that is how it looks every morning when I get up. I get up at 5:50 every morning and write morning pages and it looks like I should still be in bed when I wake (as I probably should). I think the warm glow on your desk is very fitting for the holiday season.

Love the cookie cutters. Thinkin' I need to find my heart-shaped cutters too. But to make some cookies. (like there isn't enough sweets in my house).

Come play on my desk if you can. If not, no worries, just enjoy your day.

Belinda

Kim said...

Oh, I like the seasonal blog background!! And also this view of your desk. I can't wait to see those cookie cutters, what a great idea! Have a great week.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh! Late again - I do have a very good excuse though - got back from Paris at 10.30 last night! Love the look of your desk - yellow light or not, those cookie cutters look v-e-r-y interesting, Chrisx

akilli melek said...

Julia, thank you so much for putting the CHAS link up. I haven't been able to play for what seems like ages. Toots was in hospital, then I was, then the house project seemed to be going backwards.....but i ALWAYS make time to come for a peek to see what you are all up to.
Loving those cookie cutters...
Hoping to get in for Christmas and then hopefully I will have my crafty space out of boxes again so I can play along.
love n hugs from me and Ayla xx

Deb's Pen Pot said...

All looks very interesting! At least you have a window, even with our rubbish daylight disappearing at 4pm... Here in my cupboard-under-the-stairs there is only the walls and artifical light - grr! Best wishes, Deb # 106 x

Daniella said...

Love the idea with the cookie That is inspired!!!
I guess everyone is busy with the holidays because I used to get 40 visitors and now i have 5!!! At least I hope it's the holidays, the only other reason would be they don't like me anymore!!! :( LOL!?
xxDaniella#75

Angie said...

Gifts for other people, crafty none the less is wonderful! I'd love to get back to that. Oh I did make some note cards to give does that count! I'm so behind in crafy goodness I think I can see my own backside!
Angie #108

fairy thoughts said...

better late than never on the commenting..... wordpress on the go ... Grrrr.
anyway it loks like you are burning the midnight oil in the photo. Are they the cookie cutters from craft stamper recently?
have a great week
janet

Linda said...

Lots going on and what a great idea to use cookie cutters as decorations.

Melinda Cornish said...

This is my first time linking up! I am happy to be here and meet some new bloggers.....Melinda

Anne said...

Am liking the look of the cookie cutters a lot. Nothing as creative/exciting in my neck of the woods I'm afraid. The evil cough is still persisting - though slightly easing. Still crackling in the lungs!!! Will I ever be well. Anne x #112

Linda W. said...

I'm blaming Glenda - she hooked me on your site! Lovin' fun!

Jacqui Chimes said...

I'm very late his week - your desk looks lovely very cosy Jacqui

Craftychris said...

Fab idea with the cookie cutters, I am looking forward to seeing the finished article. I am so late posting but at least I made it this week! xx

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

You have a new look on your blog which I like. I saw cookie cutters and thought you were doing something arty like UTEE or polymer clay.looks like fun.
Carol x

Nicky said...

Love the seasonal look to your blog and will have to see how the hearts turn out as my DD is very into hearts - funny really as she was born on valentines day!

Heather M said...

The hearts look like fun! Hope you show what they look like when they are done. I completely understand buying something to try and then letting it sit. I think we've all been there. :-)

Monica said...

I managed to post blog before coffee and now back to add comment. Like the new blog design very seasonal. The cookie cutter hears are intriguing and i wonder if glitter cookie are on tonight's menu.

belldoubleyou said...

Oh dear, mine isn't covered in Christmas at all! I don't send many cards, so that's mostly all right, but there are a few things in that vein I need to get done.

I'll be intrigued to see what happens with your "Putty" -- it sounds more inspiring for fixing up than art right now!

(#120 or so)

Sandi McLean said...

Looking forward to seeing the cookie cutters finished...I tried something similar years ago..failed! I do have more 'know how' now but haven't tried them again! Yep panic setting in here!! Hugs

Sue from Oregon said...

Hmmm...seems we are both a little in the dark this week Julia! And by golly I used my cropadile this week too. ( first time in a year LOL)

Nikki said...

Oh Julia your desk looks wonderful in this lighting :) and your cookie cutters looking good hugs Nikki #24

Neet said...

I am intrigued by those hearts - cannot visualise what it is you are coding so looking forward to seeing them finished. Still in awe of that deckchair for your iPad. What type of shop did you spot it in please?
Thanks for all of this - friends far and wide.
Hugs, Neet xx

Lucy said...

Nothing beats early morning creativeness, and well done for nearly finishing some projects! It's a toasty warm feeling when you near completion. Keep up the good work! x Lucy #18

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

I'm late in getting around to visit this week. I can't wait to see the finished cookie cutter ornaments. What a great idea. I'm sure the recipient will love them!

Hugs,
Kay
(at an even 100)

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your visit, Julia, and your comment - I'm afraid the tidiness of my desk is deceptive! I was sort of between tasks and had tidied up temporarily but the table to the side is another story. I'm glad you like my album - it's going really well, and is proving tremendous fun to do, and I am thinking about my Dad so much, which is also lovely! It's really nice to be doing this while he is still with us, although my hubby doesn't think he'll make much sense of what I am doing - I may not even tell him about it, and anyway it's for me, really!! The next page will be all about Dad's childhood.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #55

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

What a fab idea for the cookie cutters :-D Hmm putty emulsion - I want to decorate my living room and was going to wallpaper one wall but struggling to decide having put up about 20 different samples; maybe I should just stick to paint!
Anne x

Queen Lightwell said...

You know what? I don't think I remembered to come back and comment on your desk last week! My brain was really MIA, huh? As if one couldn't tell from my post! lol Anyways, I remembered this week. :) And I love the different angle of your shot..so much going on there! Ribbon and string and a card with a pennant banner (I love those soooo much!) and what a great idea on the cookie cutters. I bet you could get some mini ones and back them with paper and then glue some ribbon on them and use them as napkin rings or place holders or...well, anyways, its a great idea! :) Thank you, as always, for hostessing us curious crafters. :) Deeyll #122

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Look at you go! Lots going on in progress. That's impressive. My desk is still shut tight as a drum, although now the kittens have learned to jump up and walk up the closed lid so all the stuff up top is in danger. I never realized how much I sat at my desk for a few stolen moments hear and there to craft before. I don't do it now that I have to open the lid and rearrange things to get settled in. I would feel withdrawal but I have KITTENS! And with kittens you can conquer the world. Or something like that.