Wednesday, 20 November 2013

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 233

You can see clearly now. I have a professional blog design  - it makes the pages that you need to explain WOYWW really so much easier to find...above.
Meanwhile, my desk.  Two photos of the same sight. Not so much for perspective as to fill the space! Everything on my desk this week is destined to be somewhere else, it is all merely resting.
 

There at the end is the basket of MDF blanks that will become baubles - soon. The basket will be unpacked and put away *pouf* in a fit of smugness.  At the near end, you see my lovely little clipboard. Not altered, because it's still a clipboard people, but fairly pinkly decorated.  Its position there is as a result of the Calendar workshop.  It held the notes and such that I needed to refer to.  Now it's waiting.  As I run out of stuff, I add to a shopping list that gets clipped to it.  Along with wisps of ribbon or shards of paper that I want more of.  Seems very effective huh. Only if I remember to take it with me on a craft shop expedition!


And here's a close up of the other transients. Business accounts. Filed the VAT return and sorted out stuff to date, so that book is to go back in the filing cabinet.  Two jewellery gifts from Stella & Dot. Our American deskers will recognise the name.  They are new to me and wow, some pretty stuff.  These are awaiting wrapping and consigning.  No - of course it's not inconvenient to have family birthdays in the run up to Christmas!  A packet of teapot shaped cards - destined to be part of a small gift to express gratitude.  A couple of cards for workshops this week, awaiting allocation to the baskets that hold all the doings for making them.  My ipad stand is again occupied by Eliza's card...I swap it about with others for my non-ipad viewing pleasure.  
You can just see the glasses and one pair of scissors, so the world isn't completely out of kilter with all my talk of transience, which really means tidying!
Share will ya?  Show us the state of play at your work desk/station/lap tray/floor..it's inspiring.  I will get to visit waaay more this week.  More a threat than promise, probably!

74 comments:

Create With Joy said...

Two photos this week? How fun! So much awesome stuff to see!

Have a wonderful WOYWW Julia!

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

Helen said...

The desk looks so different from each angle... love it! You look as if you've been very busy (again!) and organised too... gifts, cards... lol!! Have a great week, Helen 3 (was 1 till I refreshed, lol!!)

Krisha said...

Love the "just resting" line...LOL
Krisha #4

Eliza said...

How cool my postcard is on your desk, I'm quite tickled about that, even DD is too.

Your desks seems to have been productive this week and those workshops sound like fun, pity i can't join in on a few.

Hugs Eliza and Happy WOYWW

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia. I'd say there's a lot of pink on your desk! I am having some friends over on Saturday for a Christmas card making party. I have a lot of cleanup and prep work to do.

I can't believe I'm number 6 this week!

Happy WOYWW
Peace, Kay

Helen Campbell said...

Your desk looks fairly organized! I love that you forget your shopping list sometimes... as I did just today. Luckily I remembered most of the list. Happy WOYWW! Helen #7

Sandy Leigh said...

Love the bird's eye view of your desktop this week. But let's talk about your beautiful blog design! It rocks! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #11

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh I love your bright yellow polka dots!! And I think your post is easier to read.
I hear you on the clip board idea, I drove 60 miles to replenish papers and inks and left my info at home on the table. Not a happy shopper.
You've lots of fun things to boost about on your desk..I like the colors, have a fun creative week. #12

Claire said...

What a fab desk! I've missed seeing what craft adventures you're up to, Julia!
Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week :)
no. 13

April Story said...

Your desk looks a bit more like Valentines Day with all the pink and red. :-) You are one busy lady.
April

Nan G said...

Lovely loong desk to work at! Well now the 'books' are done time to play! WOYWW hugs! Nan G #22

Nikki C said...

Looks like your getting ready for feb with all the pinks and reds :)
but lots of fun to play with hugs Nikki 23
P.S I have some surprize candy too

VonnyK said...

I have the same trouble with lists, they always stay on the desk and never go shopping with me. Love that teapot cards. Have fun playing and have a great week.
Von #24

Hammers said...

What a busy desk area this week Julia! I love all the gifts on your desk..I quite fancy the look of those teapot cards. I LOVE Stella & Dot...Clairex #25

Christine said...

Two pictures?!?! just to ensure that we know you are sorta organised?!?!?
Love all the pinkiness, but I see that I need more lighting in my room - your photo is so clear and you have it dark outside ....
Thanks for hosting us all again.
Bishopsmate #26
(cos she can't sleep)

Andrea said...

gosh only 2 photos ...dont go near my post today !..love the rational of resting in transit made me LOL but all sounds very plausible or was s that the idea;-) anyway great desk as always and thank you for putting the fun into Wednesdays Andrea #27

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! V.professional looking blog now! The desk just radiates busyness and efficiency and - pink! Have a great WOYWW! And thanks for continuing to be such a great hostess in the midst of all you have to do! Julie Ann xx

Neil said...

Morning! Nice new look for your blog. Nice little halfway house for stuff this week. Better not make it too comfortable for the little blighters or they won't move on. I agree, there is NOTHING inconvenient about December birthdays, we have one with a birthday almost in the middle and hates anything Christmas related up until then.
Have yourself a good week.
Neil #30

Jackie said...

Our posts of our desks are similar this week... I picture from a further away angle and then a close up!!
Jackie 33

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Julia A lovely busy desk this week and your new blog design is great! Sorry to startle you on the phone the other night but good to make. contact anyway!
Hugs Lynda B #32

Belinda Basson said...

I too will be having a fit of smugness, the minute I get a bit of creativeness flowing and all my samples onto cards and off my desk!

fairy thoughts said...

All good stuff except maybe the VAT return book. But the main thing I notice is the word chocolate is centre stage, oh and it's only 6.15 am not sure what that tells you about me.
Have a good week
Janet #34

peggy apl said...

Wow, great blog design! Looks nice and cheerful, Julia! And with a big enough space for the large pictures! Wonderful! The colors on your desk look color coordinated today! December birthdays, oh well, what can I say, mine is the day before Christmas!
Happy WOYWW!

Shaz Brooks said...

My first thought was the Spotty Man from Superted, lol! Love it though, very energising- I think thats the word I'm looking for, rofl.Like the idea of stuff resting on your desk- I shall use that excuse around the house in future. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #36 xx

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. I wish that I had a more interesting desk early on a Wednesday morning. One disadvantage of tidying up after every crafty session is that it looks the same most of the time! Ali x #37

Spyder said...

It was worth the wait, I'm here at last, having computer troubles and had to give up last week...it's taking hours instead of seconds to get anywhere, but it's nice to see your deck is very much okay so all is well with the crafting world!
(Lyn)) did start at aabout 30 but might be nearer to 40# now!!
(Lyn) happy WOYWW

Donna Wheat said...

Nice new look for your blog and a lovely busy desk. Love the idea of the clipboard as a "Wish list"
Donna #40

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love the bright and breezy new blog design - really clear and simple.
Bit like me then.......... :-)
Hugs, LLJ 41 xx

Annie said...

Love the new blog design Julia. Think I need a clip board like yours....altered or not :-) My memory just isn't what it used to be and I seem to spend all my days saying..."now what was it I was supposed to get?" :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Twiglet said...

Your new blog design is really smart Julia and I like the thought of a "resting" desk for all sorts of reasons. x Jo

Monique said...

Wow, love your new blogdesign, so bright and colorfull. I sometimes have trouble reading peoples blogs, but this one is awesome, great contrast!
Love your busy desk as well =)
Happy WOYWW and I wish you a wonderful week.
xx Monique #46

glitterandglue said...

Hello Julia - sorry - managed to post at 4.30 - the wild weather woke me - but couldn't manage two coherent thoughts to comment!! I like the concept of "resting" - like others, I MUST remember to use it!! Like the new look - very clear and easy to find my way around - bit of a bright shock, however, at 4.30 this morning - tee hee! You seem to have it all organised there - even to the clipboard. Well done.
Have a great week.
Margaret #20

Karen Busby said...

Wow, you always have such a fascinating desk! Thanks for hosting once again. I missed last weeks and felt there was something missing for the rest of the week lol xxx

DeDe Haysom said...

Love the new blog, and you have so many goodies on your desk..I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves lots of stuff... Happy Crafting .. De De #16

Peg Robinson said...

Love the clean new web design. You always inspire me by how much you accomplish each week. Happy shopping Peg R # 46

RosC said...

Hi Julia,

Well what a picture of red and pink, and plans to go with it all. Well done.
My Christmas cards are a tad delayed by the finger episode and the Yellow Robin. Ah well.

Nice to be back,
Ros. #50

Neet said...

Oh Julia, I need to go back to bed. I am worn out just imagining all the work on your desk. Some kind of busy gal down there.
Hugs, Neet xx 8

BJ said...

Love your transientness and your new look page. I'm not up to much since my tooth extraction of last week, just a few cards and a decopatch order. Scheduled post yesterday and then forgot completely to link it until now, really not thinking straight. BJ#51

Glenda Brooks said...

I love the new look of your digs! Also what a busy desk this week...so much pink and red! I'm trying to get started on Christmas Cards!
Glenda 52

Kyla said...

Ooh nice new blog look (on mobile at least, will look on laptop later for the full effect).

I am with you re the birthdays near Christmas. I have sis-in-law on 17th, aunt 22nd and mum-in-law 27th! At least my mums is early Jan so I can scoot round the sales, find nothing then rush home and decide to work through the night making something!

Kyla x

Claire said...

Feel free to visit any time, Julia! And thank you for your lovely comment - you are truly the Hostess with the Mostest :)
http://anotherdeepday.blogspot.co.uk/

Uniflame said...

I love the new layout!! And those teapot cards!! Lovely! I never seen any like those before :)

lisa said...

Great new look and love the two photos. You are such a busy bee with all these things taking place on your desk. Love the teapots!!! Now that reminds me..where did I put that brew!!
Hugs Lisax #56

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, love your new look blog - the designers have made a lovely job of it :) Like you, I began with trying to change with the seasons but couldn't keep up so gave up. Like your pink clipboard ... and like the idea of clipping bits and pieces needed to it - sounds very organised. Have a great week, Elizabeth x #43

Mrs.D said...

OH what a wonderful desk full of tidying to be done, Bit like my whole house.
Those pre-Christmas birthdays are fine except the rush to get birthday cards done at the sametime as Christmas ones.
Love the new blog, very superior.
Chris #58

Dianne said...

Well Miss Julia it's a different head here today from last night, Yes it's a little back to normal now :), I thought I had a lot going on but you are much busier, love those teapot shaped cards, I don't know where you find the time to be our wonderful hostess, but I'm sure glad you do, I'm off to water fit, but wi;; be snooping around this afternoon, can't wait, have a wonderful day..

StampinCarol said...

Love the new blog look! And the sidebar colors... cool! Your desk definitely shows you're busy! Enjoying the 2 photos. Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #65

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love all the pinks and reds on your desk this week, because it makes it look so cheerful. I must use the phrase "it's all merely resting" sometime - LOL! Have fun with all your family birthday and Christmas projects - Blessings!

Carole said...

Yet another blog design...how do you find the time and patience? The angled photo of your desk looks neat and orderly and busy for sure.
Be well Carole #67

Carole said...

Oh I forgot to mention I love the new design.

Claire Hartburn said...


Hello, loving your new blog design :)

Loving mixture of reds and pink on your desk !! especially your selection of ribbons :)

Have a great week and thank you for hosting

Claire x

Cazzy said...

Wow, I made it to 70, where is everyone?
Your blog looks amazingly bright, like Pudsey bear came to town with his paint pot!
We have family birthdays too, my son's is 22nd December, MIL on 29th!
They are in danger of getting lost!
I think that is a different angle for your desk shot this week too.

Happy WOYWW Julia!

Cazzy x #70

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

Oh gee, I laughed a nervous laugh when I read how you have such good intentions about making a list of things you need to get at the craft store and have to remember that list before you leave! I am so like that too! I went out yesterday for that reason and forgot to take my list out of the car!

kathi17 said...

You have a very busy and interesting desk this week. Busy desks mean creative people! Kathi #72

Mary said...

Good Morning from Northern California. Your desk is looking very organized....hey if you can explain it, it's organized! Mine isn't any better. Can you believe how fast we are rushing toward Christmas? And as always, I thought I was going to be ready! Take care, have a wonderful week! Love the new design, it's a ray of sunshine this morning....it's raining here!

Angie said...

Look at all that crafty madness going on! Wow and the different angles make your space look soo different. Thanks for the double pictures!
Angie #74

Caro said...

Love the Scandinavian chic colour schemes on your desk and the sheer amount of craftiness on show. The new design is fun. Thanks for hosting us as always. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#48)

trisha too said...

Fun new blog design, Julia, and your desk is covered with such bright and cheerful things this week, too!

:)trisha
#75 this week
with a little book

Robin Spitzer said...

I love your new look. The bright poka dot's are perfect!

Loved all the goodies on your desk.

sandysewin said...

Doncha just hate it when that carefully composed shopping list gets left at home? Ack. I'm sure we've all done it.

Your desk looks very busy this week, hope your classes go well. :-)

Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #9

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Only one pair of glasses and one pair of scissors strewn about, are we sure this is the right desk??! All that pink and hearts on your desk.... makes me think you've moved on past The Holiday That Shall Not be Named.

famfa said...

I felt like your desk was one of those games today where you have a list of things and you have to find them. Everytime i read about your glasses or scissors, i went back to the picture to find them. Very entertaining.
Love the teapot cards.
Famfa 64

Heather Alger said...

Love the cards you are creating, they look great - Have a Beautiful week Heather #82

Lisa-Jane said...

Your desk makes me think of Valentines with all that red and pink! Finally getting around everywhere after my busy day :-)

misteejay said...

Lovely blog look Julia and great seeing the desk from different angles.

Toni xx

Mrs.D said...

Hi Julia, my second comment of the day to you with a question. Why are some names in faded blue, almost invisible. I missed glitterandglue completely until she told me she was there.
Thanks for visiting me, the event at the cathedral should be fun, I'll try to get some pics to post of the activities.
Chris #59

Jackie said...

Great pictures of your desk and I love your new look blog (I haven't been over for a while)
I can sympathize with you on the 'Christmas birthdays', my dad's birthday is Boxing day.....nightmare lol xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Enjoyed my tour today...just been so busy this last month...Holiday crafting, tons of work at the unfun job and copic classes to teach...OH MY the craziness of it all! I hope to be back maybe next week...I miss you all!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh so lovely blog design!!!

Sharon Madson said...

Oh, it all just looks so fun! The teapot and the little girl tea party card look the most interesting to me! :) I am so late, but made it.
Sharon
#88

sara j said...

I'm sitting here just smiling. The teapot cards are quite cute, as is the card in the ipad stand....looks like a little girl on a tiger....fun. Thanks again Julia for this wonderful forum...some weeks it's all I can do to get here!! Enjoy your week!!
Sara j #90

Laura said...

We have a lot of family birthdays just after Christmas, which is also a bit inconvenient. The crafty table is a good place for the transient stuff . . . because you have to do something with it in order to get anything done! Hope you're having a great week. Happy WOYWW from Laura #89

Ali H said...

Desk as busy as ever ! Thanks for squeezing the time to host us all !! Ali #28

Brenda B said...

It's all red and pink, so here's me thinking you're working on Valentine's Day stuff!! Yeah, I know, you're not that organised!! Ahh, almost the weekend!

Hugs
Brenda