Wednesday, 22 January 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 242

Do join us if you're of a mind - the 'what' and 'how' are explained in separate pages just a click away above this post.

Now then, Deskers.  Ask me how much I've done at my desk this week.  Nothing.  Except pile it with non-craft related stuff and shuffle it around.  Argh.  Frustrating.  So, I got home from work for lunch on Tuesday and whilst there was light, took photos of (possibly) more interest than my dull desk.  
 The ink cupboard. Featuring a shelf for embossing powders.
 The scrapbooking embellishments, and paper cupboards. Co-starring a few punches.
The C6 card and envelopes cupboard.

It sort of proves a back-to-front point.  I may be very messy on the surface, but underneath, all is organised serenity!  Well, close.  So now, gentle Deskers, whilst Mr D and I spend his birthday installing a Reception desk somewhere in Winchester (my life is a crazy pattern of desks), please join in and show us yours - just put WOYWW in your post title to make it easy to find.  Don't link if you're just publicising your business, next TV appearance or another MEME with no connection to WOYWW...save those for other blog posts huh?

Oh and one last note - the WOYWW Crop on May 24th...I'll put a page up top with more detail and room for comments and blahdy blah. I'll do this soon.  Before May.  Don't worry! 

81 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Yep, you are one organized gal below the surface.

How sad that Mr. D has to be away and working for his birthday. But at least the two of you will be together and that is one priceless memory.

Happy WOYWW from #1.

RosA said...

Hi Julia,
Please don't say that small amount of stash is all you have? Not possible, surely? I will send you some of mine, as soon as I can organise a shipping container.

Regina Hamilton said...

Wow! you have a lot of stuff. What's the measurements for a C6 card? #2

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hullo Julia.... ah sigh organised neatness how I adore it!
.. but dont practise it :D well not quite my drawers are fairly organised as are other sections of my stash..

And I really really appreciate you put decent size photos of what you are showing!!
.. saves clicking, kinda hate it when go to WOYWW post and photos are minute..
why show, but not show?

.. ugh, am whinging sorry :D happy WOYWW! and happy birthday to DH too :D Shaz in Oz.x

StampinCarol said...

Organization and neatness.... I manage that once in a great while. Hope you and D gets to celebrate his birthday somewhere along the time! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #10

Krisha said...

Oh, very well done Julia, but what about the rest of the room? I know you have to have more stash than that!

Poor Mr. D having to work on his birthday. Hopefully you won't be too tired to catch a nice dinner on the way home. My DH and I have hit the number of years that birthdays are just an other day in the week, month, year and decade!

I am with Shaz on the size of photos posted. I make mine super size if possible, but they bleed over to the side bar and can't be seen. LOL I can see yours, mine and Shaz's with out my readers on...LOL

Have a great week kid-o
Krisha #13

Helen Campbell said...

Love how organized your shelves are! Mine will be some day, I'm certain of it. Happy WOYWW, and happy birthday to your hubby!

DeDe Haysom said...

Hope Mr D has a great birthday... I really like your storage, it's great when everything is organised...but if you are anything like me I tend to get myself in a right mess at times..lol
Hope you have a great week
DeDe #16

Hammers said...

Hope your Hubby has a fun birthday after installing the desk. Love the nose around your cupboards. You are very organised I like it :) Cx #18

Sue from Oregon said...

your space is actually looking very tidy to me! Have not been linking lately-but hope to get with it soon!

glitterandglue said...

Hi Julia. Have a great day together with Mr D - happy birthday to him! Oh, envy is such a bad thing - but you look so neat and tidy with all that sorted cupboard space.... note to self - must do an annual sort out!!
Have a great week.
Margaret #7 - however did I get there??

Helen said...

Please give Mr D my best wishes for a happy birthday - hope the desk building goes well.. Your cupboards are very impressive in their organisation... Happy WOYWW. Helen,23

Mary said...

Well Miss Julia, isn't that a tidy cupboard. I'm proud of you. I've been working on organizing, but it seems I am easily distracted by shiny objects. I am trying to downsize and some little neighbor girls will be winners of my probably never to be used stash. Happy Birthday Mr. D I hope the two of you find some time to celebrate. Happy WOYWW...see you again soon.

MvM-design said...

Good morning Julia,

Have a great day ;)Happy Birthday Mr D

#28 Marleen

Mary said...

Oops, I had to repost. Something went wrong with the first one. So sorry!

Kyla said...

Ah, I see... your desk is like an iceberg....much more going on below :-)
Did hubby make the shelves? They look like they slide out and have grab holes? If so, brilliant idea for those of us with arthritis....he should market them. Glad you are able to spend his birthday together, albeit working!
Kyla #27

sara j said...

Never for a moment doubted you were organized...anyone who can keep a weekly post going this long has to have it together.....:)
Love your comment about the curious pattern of desks in your life...
Happy B Day to your sweetie.
Sara j #31

Shaz Brooks said...

Morning Julia, nice to have a poke around in your cupboards. Hope Mr D's birthday went well, Happy Birthday to him from us. I wrote on the sides of all my Di pads too, with a silver marker, lol. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #32 xx

Zoe Guest said...

Ooh, I do love an organised cupboard! Hope Mr D's birthday was fabulous.
Zoe #33

Jackie said...

Very tidy inside .... Got me thinking , mine are as well, we all put in away tidy it's just the mess we make creating stuff!!!
Jackie 33

Ann B said...

Think I must have caught the organising bug from you Julia as that's what I've been doing for the last couple of weeks. Only my stamps thought, it would take me a couple of months more if I moved on to card send paper etc. good to be back after a long break.
Ann B
37

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Julia - impressed with the organisation in your cupboards - a major contrast with my post today I can tell you! Happy Birthday Mr D! Hugs MMx #38

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad to see its not just me with a bare desk! Have a good day, Happy Birthday to Mr D!!
Hugs, LLJ 39 xx

Annie said...

Oh Yessssss I could live with those beautifully organised cupboards....anything is better than the boxes I'm living out of :-)
Hugs,
Annie x
ps Happy birthday Mr Dunnit x

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Rebecca said...

Hi Julia, I haven't joined in with WOYWW for ages and I'd forgotten how much I enjoy a nosey on other peoples desks. Love how organised we are- I work in the same way.... Everything DOES have a place it just sometimes gets lost on my desk for a while when in use! Rebecca x

Twiglet said...

Such tidy cupboards -wish mine were like that! Happy Birthday Mr D. x Jo

Sharon Madson said...

Happy WOYWW Julia! You are organized! :)

Sharon Madson said...

#45

Bernice said...

All very organised in your craft room today - hope you have time to get to 'play' with it all soon - isn't it such a nuisance when work interferes with craft time!
Bernice #43

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Hi Julia, don´t worry!
Your cupboards are looking wonderful and organized. I wish I could say the same for my papers and inks .... :)
Have a wonderful and creative time and greetings from Erika

lisa said...

They certainly look like organised cupboards to me with so much lovely space for all your treasures. I could do with some of that space, my stuff is squashed into every spare nook and cranny!!
Hope Mr D doesn't have to work too hard on his birthday!
Hugs Lisax #47

misteejay said...

Lovely organisation.
I have to say that my desk is currently stacked with non-craft stuff at the moment and the floor around it looks like a bomb has exploded where I'm still trying to arrange and put away my stash in my new cupboards.
Toni xx

Karen Ives said...

So pleased to see some organisation!
Karen #49

Zeffy said...

I Love seeing people storage spaces, one always gets an idea or two....sorry for the wrong URL in my first attept...going back to see if I can erase it....Zeffy 50 and 51 xxxx

Artyjen said...

Surprise..surprise!!! LOL I have returned ;)
xoxo Sioux

Glenda Brooks said...

Just look at how organized you are. I've been working on getting my space better organized and it is slowly coming together. It sounds like you have not had much time to play. Hope you have more time for that soon! Have a good rest of the week! Glenda #56

CraftygasheadZo said...

Morning! Ah see there it is. I knew you were organised and tidy really! Hope you are well and your desk fitting goes well so that you may both enjoy Mr D's birthday. Take care my friend. Zo xx 59

Sue said...

I love storage:) Sue 57

Anne said...

Looking well organised in your neck of the woods Julia!!! Happy Birthday to Mr D and hope you have a good day. Anne x #58 ( well at the moment , it changed twice last week :-) )

Carole Z said...

Ooh lovely organised cupboards Julia! I'm having to give my desk a miss this week, sorry! Have a fab day, Carole Z X

pearshapedcrafting said...

You do look organised - pity you can't sit and play today! Hope your day goes well and you can celebrate tonight! Chris 60

Sarah said...

Nice cupboards. Great to see how you store your stash

fairy thoughts said...

A place for everything and everything in its place eh julia ... As long as it's not on your desk have a good week
Janet @9

Laura said...

I love your back to front point :) really made me smile.
Is it a special WOYWW desk you are fitting? Seeing as you are involved with its fitting I think you should get them to link up!
Laura
65

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Like the shelf space Julia, but I really need to see sun today. I'd like to have a big window and and a closet so I could put some things behind closed doors. Noticed some comments on size of photos....most visits you can click on the photo and enlarge for better views. I keep mine smaller as my blog has been shut down because of the space photos take up. Happy WOYWW

Lisa-Jane said...

I love the handles on your shelves - that's genius! Except knowing me I'd probably pull them out too far and they'd end up on my toes... Have a great week missus x

Winnie said...

Such great organization there! Love the supply of cards there waiting for your touch! I can see you love ink like I do! I am glad you got to work together on Mr D's birthday, that had to make it better for him! We had a blizzard, so I am staying in and diving into some serious card making today with a pot (or two) of tea!

Winnie said...

Sorry Julia, the frozen air must have frozen my brain I forgot to sign my #68 next to my post. Will do better next week!

Brenda B said...

Ooh, happy b'day to Mr D, all the best people have their birthdays in January! Hope you at least manage to get lunch out somewhere nice in Winchester. Calm beneath the surface, there's a novel concept!

Hugs
Brenda 67

Jan Ltc said...

Great space xx Jan (71)

Christine said...

So Sorry Julia - my need to not miss a week has made me enter my photo.
I am sick and just started some antibiotics from the Doctor (must be ill if I am visiting the Doctor!), will catch up with you later.
xxx
Bishopsmate #70 (and feels it!)

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous organisation there Julia...I see handle slots on your selves to pull out, what a great idea. Thanks for hosting this blog and a super sharing spot and have a wonderful week, cheers RobynO#69

Laura said...

Hope you get to do some crafty stuff at your desk soon. Sometimes it is a bit soothing to look over the yummy things that stand at the ready -- your cupboards are very organized. Happy Wednesday! ~ Laura #72 P.S. Happy Birthday to hubby!

by Gill said...

thats some collection of stash you have there, hope you get time to use it soon.
Happy birthday to Mr D

Gill x

Kim said...

Why yes; those are very organized cupboards!! I hope you get to craft soon...I know how much better I feel with fingers! Have a great week.

Kim said...

Inky...Inky fingers...do I even want to know how that dropped out?? LOL

Angie said...

A deep dark secret revealed, Julia the neat freak at heart??? Nah, probably not lol, creativity can't be contained by boxes and bins, we must let it explode now and then! Happy Day!!!
Angie #75

Lindart said...

Stash is good, stash is wonderful, stash is important! Keep up with the stash! Lindart #74

Sandy Leigh said...

Julia, how much have you done at your desk this week? (okay, you said to ask) but never the mind. Your wonderful supply organization is all that's needed! I'd love to play with all those goodies! I hope your Winchester trip goes well too. Hugs dearest! Sandy Leigh #80

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday to Mr Dunnit ... working on such a day, shame for you both but at least you are together :) And Julia, who would have guessed that you are really a neatnik at heart - those shelves are a delight to the eyes :) Hope you both have an evening of enjoyable celebration :) Hugs, Elizabeth x #81

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Thanks for letting us peek into your drawers.... er... um... I mean your cupboards. *blush* Things look very tidy in there and I'm sure you can easily locate things and that's important.

Joanne said...

Relieved to see you can be tidy - or am I??
x

Karin said...

Your looking really organised under the surface, Julia. ;-)
Happy Wednesday.
Karin #86

sandysewin said...

I suspect a lot of us work like that, Julia. There's creative chaos on the work space, but then it gets tidied up later.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #5

Neet said...

What a lovely array of shelves you have. So you could be the Queen of organisation instead of our Glorious
Leader.
Sorry I could not add the link to your blog, not sure what is happening but when I do a post on here I have to publish and then do the linking. It takes me to part way (today the clock picture) only and refuses to go further in edit mode.
I need to brush up my skills!
Neet
Xx

Neet said...

Forgot to add Birthday wishes to the other half. Hope he gets something nice to eat this evening.
Hugs, Neet xx
Happy birthday Mr D

Maxam Made said...

Don't you just loving knowing where your stuff is and being able to use it!! Makes no sense to me to waste and time and on supplies you can't use!
Have a great and hope your desk install went well!
Ginny

KatzElbows said...

I love seeing how organised you are. As I eventually work in my new craft room I shall definitely be inspired by them.

Hope the desk is all installed now.

Happy WOYWW,
Love Rachel #88

cyndee starr said...

open shelves with everything handy. perfect.

Peg Robinson said...

Hi Julia, I hope you and DH can spend some special time celebrating. Sometimes I need to organize to create. You have things well grouped and ready for a creative muse. Happy Wednesday. Peg R #91

April Story said...

Wow - you are really organized. Thanks for sharing all your goodies. :-) April #11

Gita said...

Definitely looks organized "under the surface". My desk hasn't seen much of anything either. :-(

Pat Langley said...

I envy you all that space to keep your goodies!

Dawn's Stamping Garden said...

Here's a late hello, Julia! Glad I'm not the only one who shuffles. Love the peek at your stash! Thanks for the blog hopping fun and Happy Birthday to your DH. Have fun!

Angel Kitty said...

ooooo a peek behing closed doors - fun! It would be fun to switch studios and play with each others supplies. Happy Birthday to "Mr. D."! Cheers, Jen #94

Beverley Baird said...

Love to see how others organize their stash! Looks great! Happy WOYWW!

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

ooops! I just realized that I left a comment while my 7 year old daughter was still signed into her account "Angel Kitty"! It was really left by me "Raven's Rest Studio", Jen!

Deb said...

Very nicely organized cupboards! Wish mine were that organized, I am due a huge overhaul I am sure!
Not much productivity here either this past week!
Debxx

MaggieC said...

I cannot believe that I actually forgot that I had not left a comment for you, Julia. Hopefully, better late than never. Like you and Shaz Brooks, I have labelled the sides of all my ink pads, but mainly with labels. Must try Shaz's idea with white or silver pen. I wish my cupboards and shelves were as tidy as yours, but I am on the way as you will see next week. Hope you both managed some kind of celebration for Mr D's birthday. Thank you for your hospitality this week. xx Maggie

okienurse said...

Great looking storage cabinets and I spied a lot of fun things to play with on my snoop around. Forgot to leave a message when I linked the other day. One of the benefits was seeing the post for today. Will have to thoroughly read it later. Makes you think tho! Hope you have a less busy week...knicker busting was a good term. Vickie aka Okienurse #53