Wednesday, 8 May 2013

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 205

Only 3 weeks till the anniversary WOYWW!  Ridiculous.  Here's how to join in with WOYWW and here's how to join in on the anniversary week.

This means too that it's only 3-and-a-half weeks to the WOYWW Crop.  We are arriving at that moment when we need to think about numbers for food planning.  We'd be very grateful if you would now commit...if you're definitely coming, please let us know.  We already know that including lunch the charge will not be more than £10 per head.  There's an information page here.





Meanwhile, despite my new job (!), I have at least got as far as unpacking a little casual shopping.   When I say casual, I mean guilt-laden-but-that-didn't-stop-me and when I say little, I haven't bothered photographing the pile of 39 sheets of 12 x12 Core'dinations and papers that also came home with me.  Yikes.  But these stamps and papers were there and I was frightened that someone else would buy them and then I'd want them even more.  This may only make sense to you if you are the middle child.  It's the only excuse I can muster.  Oh my life, I uploaded the photo and it reminded me about the buttons too!  Ah well, I needed them, I'm perfectly sure.  And look, my mini Xyron came out to play!  Naturally I was looking for something else, but this now sits in my 'sticky' arsenal.  At least till the cartridge runs out!
Show us do what you're up to at your current workdesk.  We're interested.  Upload to a post with WOYWW in the title on your blog and link your blog here, we want to visit. I thank you.

117 comments:

Create With Joy said...

Oooh - stamps and buttons - two of my faves!

Happy WOYWW to you Julia! Hope you enjoy my altered project and tutorial this week! :-)

Create With Joy #2
http://create-with-joy.com

Regina Hamilton said...

I wish I could come to the WOYWW crop, sounds like a lot of fun. I'm a middle child, so I understand. Love the new stamps. Happy crafting #1

sandra de said...

I am not the middle child and I still understand. Oh the drama of seeing something that is just out of reach. All the best on your new apprenticeship.
Sandra @12

Queenie Jeannie said...

Good morning, Miss Julia!

I'm fighting a ferocious sinus headache at the moment, but hopefully it will, like the fog outside, blow away SOON!! Hugs!

Queenie Jeannie said...

OH! And I love your new goodies!!! Really cool stuff that you were so right to snatch up!

sara j said...

I SO get it!! I say Good Work. Especially getting time off from the boss to go shopping this week!!

Krisha said...

Oh yes. if you don't get them right away, they won't be there the next trip.......hate when THAT happens. OOOOH and more pretty buttons
Krisha #21

Kath said...

loving the new goodies but I'm worried...are you going to find time to play with your new job...Happy WOYWW...hugs kath xxx

voodoo vixen said...

Now that explains a lot... I'm a middle child and had never connected my need for things until now! LOL Sounds a good excuse!! It is sooo good to be woywwing again... its been a long time!!

Claire said...

how's the new job going?? I confess when I saw 'the apprentice' title, I almost stopped reading - I can't stand that programme! but i'm glad your 'boss' let you out for some well-earned retail therapy :)
happy WOYWW, dear Julia, so wish I could come to the crop...
no. 4

The Taming of the Glue said...

Happy WOYWW. A sight that always gladdens my heart...new goodies!

BJ said...

It's futile trying to resist I find, great stash but I expect the 39 12x12 would have been even more exciting to me a scrapper!
As for the sticky arsenal I have just refilled my ATG with my last (2nd ever) refill and they don't seem to have anymore in stock. Is it a matter of holding on until they do? BJ#sweet16

Sue from Oregon said...

I can so relate...got to get that new stuff ASAP before it disappears! Not like there will be something new behind it LOL...no post for me tonight...just to tired. Heading to beddie bye, but maybe tomorrow night I will get a picture posted. I do hope you are holding up with your new job duties and can still muster an extra wiggle into your crafty room soon. I would love to do woodworking like that...I do some with my Dad here and there, but nothing real finished like you are doing. Good luck girlie.

Jackie said...

Ahh middle child .... That reminded me of a book I read about how which child you are influences so much in your life it's very good email me if you would like me to post it to you... Love those stamps and dies
Jackie 6

Kyla said...

Nice new stash, I must admit I am cleaning my room of stash for items to bring for the giveaway table on the 1st......so then I have room for new stash!

Kyla

Lunch Lady Jan said...

New stash is good for the soul...and it's just reward for all your Herculean labours this week :)
LLJ 34 xx

Ali H said...

Glad it's not just me with stash addition! Have fun with your new additions! Ali #35

okienurse said...

Oh my goodness...awesome goodness. I can see why those stamps, buttons, and papers made it home with you. Congrats (I think) on your new job. Vickie #36

Liz Black said...

I'm a youngest but I get that feeling too .... I absolutely have to have it and then I get home and can't remember what I needed it for .... ha ha! Thanks for sharing and hope the new *job* is still going well. Happy Woyww Liz@39

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Loving the new stash. Hope you find the time to play with it. 1st June - I really cannot commit until closer to the time. I cannot drive very far at the moment, if at all, so will be relying on Rich to bring me and caravan, so we can make a weekend of it. I really hope he can get away from the farm. Ali x #26

fairy thoughts said...

morning Julia
what a tidy (neglected?) desk I can see why you had to have the stamps ... very retro and as for the buttons ... you know me I had to have them too, well it would have been rude not to
janet

Karen Ives said...

Lovely new stash. Congratulations on the new job!

Karen #44

http://frayedroundtheedges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-205.html

Helen said...

I am a definite for the crop please!! Can't believe it's so close, how did that happen!! Love the pile of new goodies on your desk, especially the bag of buttons! Have a great day. don't grind off any fingers.

Sandy said...

Oh look at all those yummy buttons that button jar you have is going to be bursting.. Lovely yummy new stamps to use what fun.. Not long now till the big week.. Have fun with your new goodies.
Sandy :)

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Julia
I'm actually here 5hrs earlier then I usually am as I am off work with infected hands...time to create and hands too sore to do so...oh the irony of that just makes me cry LOL. Made me better looking at your ahem "small"shopping :o). I think I am in need of some retail therapy soon myself!!. Wish I could come to the crop and meet you!
hugs
Annette In Oz

Twiglet said...

Hi Julia - your new job sounds brilliant - what an amazing pair you are. Hope it all works out well. x Jo

Hettie said...

Liking those 50s stamps and want to see those papers now!
I am surprised you were allowed to join in today....I hear Hubby is quite the task master!
I am sure coming to the Crop so count me in.
Hugs
xx

Gill Edwards said...

Dont you just love it when items just 'have' to come home with you from the shops. I look forward to seeing what you do with them.
Its good to be back this week

Gill x

Annie said...

I've had a close look on your desk today and was pretty sure you had a fifties dress pattern on there! I was gonna say that I couldn't wait to see you wearing it but I have a feeling I am totally wrong. :-)
Hugs,
A x

toni said...

I know what you mean I'm a middle child! love those retro stamps! i really enjoyed reading about your 'new job' x

Tertia said...

You are the worst enabler that I know!! Now I need those stamps too and my buttoins are running a bit low too! Looks like the new job is so much fun.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #3

Eliza said...

Nice stamps, you have middle child syndrome, no way. You did make me giggle on that one.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 43

Lynn Holland said...

Hope you still have plenty of time for crafting now you are an apprentice.
You will have muscles in your spit with all that physical work Julia. Haha.
Enjoy yourself
Lynn (think I'm at 54)

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Happy WOYWW - so happy to be back for my 2nd visit... now I have to check out my button stash - they have been very neglected lately - maybe they will be on my workspace next time round... have a great week... Mxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Julia as usual you gave me a huge chuckle with the middle child comment as yes am a middle child too and yes so know what you mean... aren't we hopeless!! or not? :D
... and love the apprentice post below read and not commented on, really admire you for it too, you go girl!

.. making in late but better later than never happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #59 I tink!

My name is Cindy said...

That is soooo weird, I was looking at that very woodware stamp last night!! Sounds like the new 'job' is going well - rather you than me!! Cindy xx

Sue Zue said...

Hi Julia.
I just love your collection of stamps!
xx
Sue

from Sue / Zue
sadesigns@live.co.uk
www.aviewoftheworldfromhere-sa.blogspot.com

xxx
Sue

Spyder said...

Morning! happy WOYWW... and more buttons!! And a very tidy desk...bet it's like mine out of camera shot...messy as henry! have a good day!

((Lyn)) was #63

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, pleased to see that you still have the energy and the will to keep WOYWW going :) I'm full of admiration for you taking up the saw and the hammer to become a carpenter's apprentice - more crafting skills to your arsenal. Love the goodies on your desk, can quite see that you needed those buttons and those fifties style stamps are fabulous. Have a great day, Elizabeth x #55

CraftygasheadZo said...

I'm the oldest so can't use that as an excuse but does it count when I know I will have birthday money next Tuesday to spend so I bought a lush 12 x 12 paper pad with that in mind!!! Please put me and Deb (Deb's Pen Pot)down as 'YES'for the crop, the 2 of us are looking forward to it. Deb is coming to help me but then she does take part in WOYWW too so it's all good! Can't wait to see you all again/ Take care Zo xx 65

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Am a bit excited - just taught myself how to add the WOYWW image in my sidebar - w00t w00t!! Mxx

Fandhmum said...

Good morning Julia,
gorgeous stamps there and more buttons - will you have to have an extension on your button jar now?!
Have a lovely day,
Rosie x

Karen said...

Congrats on your new job - lots of fun to be had there! Love the new stash you've acquired! Well done and have fun using them! Karen 68 x

Anne said...

Morning Julia what a fab desk you today I am very green with envy. I,m the eldest child so no excuse for my need to keep buying crafty goodies despite having unused stash!!!! Anne # 71

Charlene said...

Oh..those fashion stamps look absolutely awesome. Couldn't read the manufacturer...Hero Arts maybe? I'm the oldest but in our family, the youngest got the goodies so I have the same disorder you do!

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh I love those 50's style stamps of yours - they are just fab. I think it does us good to splash out every once in a while - the only down side of buying loads of stuff is finding a place for it to go in the work room!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Nice stamps Missus! MMx

Cardarian said...

I understand that guilt-laden-but-that-didn't-stop-me shopping - I promised myself after the clean up - NO SHOPPING! Ask me if I haven't ordered something online this morning!Huh! But what can you do?? It is all there very alluring....:-)
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian
(SEE YOU SOON - I have commited)

Heather Alger said...

Gorgeous stamps and goodies, they look awesome :0)
Hope also to see more about the workshop as time passes x
Have a beautiful week WOYWW Heather #74

Angelfish said...

Lots of lovelies to see today :o)Your desk looks very orderly. I can't believe the crop is so close or that I've only blogged twice so far this month, both woyww posts!
Fiona x

House of Bears said...

It's illegal not to buy stash once you've looked at it for more than a mili second!

Winnie said...

I am spying some fun stamps there (love those vintage looking ladies with the fun dresses!). I see more buttons!! You are reminding me to take out my Xyron as I forget to use it little little bits! Enjoy the week! Winnie#75

Lisa-Jane said...

Everybody needs buttons don't they? They are my kryptonite and I have loads but I keep buying more. I love the sound of them when I rifle through them and I love the look of their sweetie like colours. I think I need a lay down...

Jan Ltc said...

Your stash and space look great xx Jan

Dianne said...

Oh Julia you are very funny,all those goodies look like some big fun there.I'm sure you needed those buttons too :). How cute is that mini, I'm glad you had a chance to visit your desk to stack all those goodies. Your WOYWW Crop sounds fabulous,wish I was across the pond, I hope you all have a fabulous creative day...

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! What goodies - my mouth is watering and I'm green with envy! Lovely post! Julie Ann xx.

Ohhh Snap said...

ooooooooooooo stamps! You've been working hard, stamps are the appropriate reward for that : D. Very tidy desk, hope you get some crafting time soon. #75

glitterandglue said...

Now that's the sort of casual shopping I can cope with.
Have a great week.
Margaret
(glitterandglue #80)

Lavinia said...

Hello Julia!
Nice to pop back & try my hardest, despite current life conditions, to get back in to blogging again! Yes I too would have bought the stamps, lovely, but alas will you have the same amount of time no you have a "new job" dont worry we all NEED 39 extra sheets of Bazzil!
Lavinia
x

Robyn said...

I did a little shopping myself.
No guilt, no gain!
I have a new job too.
Do drop in.
Robyn 86


Nan G said...

Sweet new stash! A just reward for the physical labor s of the week! Do take care, my dear. A rather late for me but Happy WOYWW! Nan G #87

Tammy said...

Fun new goodies to play with! And more buttons!! Love to see them piled up in the bag. The crop sounds like such fun. Wish I could come across the pond to join! But no trips in the near future for me. Happy Wednesday!

Helen said...

Morning Julia I just had a read of your previous post. Well done you! I bet that some of the things you learn are applied to your crafting! Have fun. WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 94

Carolyn Phillips said...

I am sure it is illegal to not buy buttons at every opportunity.

Carol Hornby Clements said...

Buttons. One cannot have enough. A quick message as I am in the Big Apple.
Carolx

Barb King said...

Fun new stamps and things! Love that retro 50's look!

MiniOwner said...

Der ... commented on the wrong post! I said I love your 50s stuff and I too have posted about guilty shopping. :o) Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@101)

Marit said...

Ha, I know that kind of shopping. Enjoy the new goodies Julia!

sandysewin said...

Oooooo, sounds like you had FUN. :-) Those are some great stamps, you'll be glad you snapped 'em up!

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #36

Jaki Morris said...

Nice and tidy desk! In a rush as I'm trying to do too many things, as usual.

Happy WOYWW

Jakix #104

Kelly said...

Good morning, everyone. Julia, Love the stuff that just had to come home with you. The sewing stuff is so trendy now and I do like the look of that stamp set.

My Xyron gets used a lot. Every time I go to the store I pick up a cartridge. $5 a week isn't much, insuring I always have a refill on hand.

Happy WOWYWW!

Laura said...

Those buttons look scrumptious -- I wouldn't have been able to pass them up either! I did a bit of crafty shopping over the weekend, too -- I had a gift card, so it was thankfully guilt-free. :) Happy WOYWW from Laura #106 (bookworm.typepad.com/)

Debbie said...

Love the new stamps and can't wait to see how you use them! My dashboard on my blog is acting weird this morning but did finally manage to get my picture posted! Coffee in hand I'm off to see what's on everyone else's desks this morning!!!

#107

Candace said...

love the new stamps, have fun using them.

Gathering at the Table said...

All too familiar with that shopping. ;) Enjoy.
Found your blog-hop via Dianne's Magpiedi-Magpiedi. Maybe I'll join in soon. Following.
xoxo's

Lindsay Weirich said...

ohhh, i love those fabulous buttons and vintage dress stamps! That desk looks ready for action! Happy WOYWW!!! Lindsay #89

Lisa Richards said...

Fabulous 50's; so cool! (It was an excellent decade!)
I love the pretty buttons!
Have a great WOYWW!
Lisa
#113

Rhonda H said...

Cute little mini Xyron! WHat fun you will have this week!
Rhonda #112

StampinCarol said...

I love stuff of the '50's and your stamps look fabulous (I'm a '50's product myself)! Great little pack of buttons, too! Your desk is so tidy! And I bet you all will have a most wonderful and fun WOYWW crop! How cool!
Carol N # 115

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

Those stamps and that paper will make great cards! Aren't you the clever one.

I'm trying to resist the urge to just go stroll through Michael's and Hobby Lobby to see what's new......

Oh how I wish I could come to the gathering but time and money aren't on my side. I know you'll all have fun!

Happy WOYWW
Kay (11)

dix said...

Oh My, those new stamps sure look inviting. You are going to create something beautiful with them, I am certain! And my guess is that you can't wait to try them out!
Thanks for sharing and for hosting us. The Anniversary Swap sounds like a lot of fun! dix---

Bridget Larsen said...

I love seeing other peoples stash, makes me feel less guilty about mine lol
Bridget #117

Gita said...

Lots of new goodies on your desk. Looks like a theme of sorts. I see the 50's paper and the women/children stamps that look vintage. Fun!! :-)

Sandy Leigh said...

Are those clear stamps I see? They look gorgeous! I'm jelly--I've been waiting to calm myself down and stop buying the machine embroidery threads, so that I can afford to build up my clear stamp collection! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #96

lisa said...

I'm very late to the party today but at least I made it!!
Loving the look of your shopping, Julia.I think they were definitely meant to come home with you so don't feel guilty.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #125

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, lovely bit of new stash. I am definitely coming to the crop, courtesy of Beloved Hubby,(chauffeur), lol. So I suppose that makes us two for lunch, :)Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #118 xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, lovely bit of new stash. I am definitely coming to the crop, courtesy of Beloved Hubby,(chauffeur), lol. So I suppose that makes us two for lunch, :)Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #118 xx

Daniella said...

I just read about your new job! It sounds really hard! But seems quite satisfying too. Best of luck!!!
You know I am in for the swap!!
Your new stamps look awesome! Hope you find time to play with them soon!
xxDaniella#83

Bobby said...

I'm not a middle child and I understand about having to have in case it's not there next time. But being retired, I'm now in the "just how much do I have to have it and will I really use it" mode.

Lorraine said...

First timer - be gentle with me!

~Sue C said...

Love the stamps and the buttons!

Caro said...

Gorgeous looking stamps and buttons. 39 sheets!!!! That is impressive! Thanks for hosting us all. Caro x (#133)

dottielottie said...

It's true, you always know how much you wanted something when you get home without it lol. Like all your goodies is that a cd at the end looks interesting. Gotta keep the button jar topped up too.
Hugs
Lottie #131

Zeffy said...

Hi Julia I have not played in Ages!!!I am so glad you are doing the ATC thing again....I am eager to play along....keep well and enjoy your new toys....don'y feel guilty....zeffy 131

Monica said...

Some great looking stamps there Julie what a catch!

susibee said...

Oh those stamps are divine, I really need them!

Christine said...

I want to see those papers! just cos I'm on my hols doesn't mean you can do a half show!!
love the buttons
Bishopsmate (no number - just keeping up to date!)

Sarah Evans said...

Linking up my newest cool gadget this week :)

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My! Forgot to leave a comment and I did so love your 'casual' shopping!! Oh! How I wish I could make the crop - alas we have promised to have my grandchildren that weekend as all three sons are going out to a concert!! Next year maybe? Chrisx

Sarah Keerie said...

Hi, managed to get something done today - well not a lot really but something that I need to do - aka essay!

Angie Secrest said...

Better late than never right! I was so busy creating I forgot what day it was lol! Loving the new goods on display, maybe I need to shop!
Angie #140

Linda said...

Hi, I'm jealous of all the great, new fun things you just got! Enjoy.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Just returning to say a huge thank you for WOYWW. I was in such a hectic rush to post this morning, I forgot to say thank you, Julia and to link to the blog. It was a completely daft thing - not sleeping well and doing many hours tutoring! Anyway, thanks loads. Julie Ann xxx.

Deb said...

oh i do love your stamps and paper! They are a definite must have! I do understand exactly, also being a middle child!
Debxx

toni said...

Hi julia just to say that the huge roll of tape is some totally fab double sided dimensional stuff my hubby got from a building supplies shop i think its used in window fitting , maybe you'll have to go with mr d when he's off to get supplies x

donnalouiserodgers said...

hello - this middle child understands implicitly and is now off to sneak into the big bash in three weeks, and I think I might be seeing you and LLJ in two?

Queen Lightwell said...

Well, I'm not a middle child but if I had seen those items I would have had to have them, too! lol They look so perfectly vintage and uuber fun. :) Thanks for hostessing us this week. I'm really happy to be able to join this week since finals are over and also happy to hear about your new second job being Hubbies apprentice...I did read that post and then didn't end up with time to comment. Happens all the time, right? :) Anyways, the buttons are lovely as well and I'll just bet you can think of a million things to do with them! I don't suppose you are left handed by any chance are you? Just curious. Have a great WOYWW and thanks again for hostessing us! Deeyll #141

Marianne said...

I love retro sewing themed rubber stamps....on my list of top ten favorites.
I almost forgot about linking up this week. The days are flying by.
I love how the Laundry bins turned out. I am going to have to do that.
monkey see monkey do....isn't that what the internet is for?

Sandra Castle said...

Hmmmm. Don't recognise what the brown woody looking piece under all the crafty items is. Haven't got that surface in my repertoire!! Happy WOYWW 205 from Sand #146

Anna said...

Oh...love the little stamps you got! I too, got a new little stash of goodies this week! Now I'm off to see what everyone else has been up to!!

Anneliese said...

Hi, Julia,
I managed to post the WOYWW 205 though not at my home studio....
http://anaslua2.blogspot.fr/2013/05/woyww-205-electric-piano-cover.html
I was working kat it on Tuesday and travelled on Wednesday.

BJ said...

Julia HELP - I have just received a e-mail back from 3M about the acid free refills for the ATG and they say they no longer supply them. Have you found an alternative supplier perchance?
This is all I have found so far
http://www.directa.co.uk/site/scripts/product_browse.php?product_id=20195&category_id=306
THANKS - BJ#15

mark gould said...

Great to be back and just in time for the swap. looks like you have been having a great time helping the other half out.
mark x

airing cupboard crafts said...

Love those stamps and papers!!!!! I can see me borrowing the laugh stamp......

Well anyway I took part in this weeks desk hop - I know I know I am polishing my halo as I type.

Missed ya today lovely x x x

Maxam Made said...

as always I enjoyed your Woyww poat ! I have a sticky arsnel too, I have a zyron machine but I have never used it!! For my fine thin delicate die cuts I've been using spray glue and cussing. Seems to work out. I appreciate your comment on #98 about blog rules!Thanks for sharing Have a wonderful week! Ginny #120

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Blessings!

jan spencer said...

Wish I lived near enough to come to your crop