Wednesday, 24 September 2014

WOYW?W 277

Check this page if you want or need something close to a rational explanation of this title, or post.  There's another link from there to tell you how to link, if you decide to join in.

Meanwhile, Deskers of the world...I'm completely over the tidy desk thing.  In fact, I think I have achieved total coverage!

I've had to crop this rather severely at left, because there's stuff there that I don't want you to see yet, and I didn't notice it until I'd uploaded the photo.  You will see it. So you can clearly see that I'm still enjoying the company of a small bottle of gin and the WOYWW5 desk alien.  All the Distress Stains and soaked tissues at right have been brushed aside in favour of another idea that popped into my head.  And that's where you find me today..at my desk, trying to corral ideas and compose myself.  Ha!
I've shown you mine - please show me yours.....put WOYWW in your blog post title and link here so we can see what you're up to and where you're up to it.
WOYWW Housekeeping:  This is not an advertising forum; generally us Deskers aren't averse to seeing new stuff, but the post being al about what you have to sell with links to YOUR products, TV shows, Etsy and etc on this particular MEME is not cricket.  But you already know that..and you can judge it too - your comment rate will not match the hit rate...as soon as the advertising starts, Deskers click away.  

62 comments:

Bridget Larsen said...

Must be a week of hiding stuff on our desk, unlike yours my whole desk is covered with 'secret' stuff so i cant even crop it out LOL. ooh i ipad is back, whats the writing on the ipad say?
Bridget #1

Regina Hamilton said...

I had to hide a few things on my desk as well. #3

scrappystickyinkymess said...

LOL! I have a similar story. Old old packets, cans, and bottles. I took out a full rubbish bag full between all the food cabinets, the pantry, and the ack of the fridge. Wish the big coffee day wasn't the day before my in laws arrive. The cupcakes look better naked to me. :)

Loved the unfiled layouts btw, and happy WOYWW
MA

Helen said...

I've gone the other way, have had to clear stuff from beside the craft mat on the floor as the phone engineer is coming this afternoon.. so the bathroom is full of stamps and the sofa, and.... you get the idea!

Ohhh Snap said...

Sometimes the ideas just come spilling out alllllll over one's desk lol. Loving the deer and the gingham, looking forward to the reveals : D. #6

Annie said...

Another munchkin playday for me so it's an early link and back to snoop tomorrow....but I will be there I promise :-) My week just wouldn't be the same without it.
Hugs,
Annie x

artatag said...

Hmmm this is a working situation, isn´t it? And that gives a much better view on the person than a tidy desk. I love your´s!!
Cheers
Gabriele 8

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Doh! I meant to actually comment on THIS post as well. Silly me, but DH was babbling in my ear as I was trying to comment. I was going to say your desk is looking a little like my desk on a normal week. But I am now too curious about the big reveal to think of much else...l

:)
MA

Chrysalis said...

Morning, Julia - lots of lovely busyness going on there! Enjoy, and have a great week. Chris # 14

Create With Joy said...

Gin? The WOYWW Alien? My word, Julia, I'm missing the fun stuff - but as always, enjoying the crafty view!

Hope your WOYWW is fabulous!

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

(as usual, can't remember the number!)

Neet said...

Aha Julia, I see you are still ;knocking the gin back. Glad it is a decent brand. Like the message on the iPad but even better I like your iPad stand. And what is that wood with WOYWW on it I espy? And is that something to do with the letter "C" I can see in the foreground?
Oh dear, crawl back to bed, it is still a little early.
Hugs, Neet xx 16

glitterandglue said...

Morning Julia. Nothing to hide on my desk I'm afraid - in fact - nothing on it at all!
Your desk looks really exciting, though, with lots to peek at.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #18

RosA said...

Yes, something partially hidden on my desk too! More by accident though. I have to layer rather than push aside or it will all end up on the floor :)
RosA #19

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I've got a clear work surface this week because we had guest at the weekend, so I had to clear the dining table (my work desk!). Now, I've piles of stuff in boxes on the floor and I don't know where to find anything!

VonnyK said...

Has, I don't have to hide things, they just get buried normally. I was trying to see if the gin had gone down a bit, hard to see from this angle. So nice and relaxing to see mess back on your desk.
I noticed your ipad has made it back to a stand. Is that the deckchair? It' looks different. Have a great week playing with ideas.
Von # 23

Shaz Brooks said...

Morning Julia= Wow, explosion in a craft factory springs to mind. Bit different from last weeks, lol.Still, nice to see so much exciting crafting going on. I NEED to get mine looking something like that. Hugs, Shaz xxx

Debs Willis said...

Yay for the messy Deskers!!! I have given pride of place to a giant bottle of PVA! It's not him, but each to his own lol
Happy woyww
Debs 25

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm, Julia this total desk coverage chez moi, aussi!...
Y'know that is true creativity that way, I keep say.... but actually have tided just little since my photos :D love the gingham and spot possibility for cards at front .. I too have Christmas on my desk. happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #27 ?

Bernice said...

A lovely busy desk with lots of things to look at! A woman after my own heart - a few square inches in the centre is enough to work with!
Bernice #30

Sue said...

I so enjoy looking at your desk. The more I look, the more I see:)

I hope my WOYWW post today is ok, as I did mention a magazine, as I used the freebies from it to make the two cards I am showing.

I hope you have a lovely WOYWW.

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh Julia, I'm itching to get in and tidy your desk - but you must bear in mind though that I even tidy my scissors away in my desk drawer between uses and can get them out and put them away dozens of time during a project. I love the Christmas papers and the little deer, and also the Tidings stamps - is it a Quietfire one? Hope you have a good week, Diana #31

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sounds like you've had some people trying to sell their wares on WOYWW. Everyone knows that's a no-no, except people who don't get it. They are the same folks who demand we comment with word verification, then also add comment moderation. Those are the ones I want to strangle (grin).

OK, not playing, but had to stop by and say hello anyway. Thank goodness, I'll be back next week. I'm so tired of not playing. Like the saying on your tablet. Also like the idea of soaking tissue paper in distress stains, even if I don't have any.

Have a great WOYWW and super rest of the week.

Annie Claxton said...

ooooh! a desk full of promise and secrets and gin - perfect!! Happy WOYWW :o)Annie C #37

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, what can I say, someone is always hiding things on my desk because I can never find them Lol! Happy crafting, Angela x 36

Helen said...

I can spot my current favourite Christmas paper pack at the front of your desk!

Thanks for the nosey at your desk - mine isn't nearly as interesting!

Helen x

Diane Baker-Williams said...

You have me intrigued as to what we aren't supposed to see yet. I see what looks like the makings of a Christmas card.

My name is Cindy said...

Morning Julia! Tidy desks are vastly over rated - lost a die last night and spent nearly an hour looking through bins etc because the desk was tidy so it couldn't have been there - finally found it still attached to the cutting plate which I had also (unusually) put away. Not linking today as not about much but wanted to say 'hi'. Hugs, Cindy x

Twiglet said...

Glad to see your desk is craftily full to bursting!! Mine is empty but I think I have the perfect excuse this week. x Jo

Lisca Meijer said...

That made me smile! (the hiding things I mean) We are amongst friends, we'll keep your secret. Honest!
I see you have started on the Christmas cards. I hope you'll show us some finished ones.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love how one thing leads to another - only thing is the mess that follows on too! Love the papers you have been using! Chrisx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia and happy WOYWW this week. Looks like you have been busy and it looks like Christmas. I can relate to the 'brushed aside' actions...I'm always doing that, probably why I often have two cards on the go at once. Cheers and enjoy your week RobynO#29

Laura said...

Ah, gin is one thing that isn't on my desk! :)
Happy WOYWW, thanks for hosting
Laura
49

Marit said...

I keep on being amazed by the way others (you) are able to work with all that stuff on the table... am I really the 'neatest' worker on the planet, and is that a good or bad thing? I LOVE to have close looks at all the creativiness, materials and papers and stuff that is going on and used around the world though, so I am so glad I found you and joined woyww 19 months ago... it makes the Wednesdays special! Thanks Julia! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #47

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

It's always nice to come play along on Wednesday's. It is such a nice break in my busy week. Love your desk this morning and the gin bottle is something you will probably never see on my desk. I love the smell of gin but not the taste. Have a great week!

Joynana said...

Hi Julia, I am back for a second week of fun. I can't wait to see the bits that you cropped out of the photo. My desk does not show anything crafty except for the new things I have been picking up here and there. Joynana #55

itsamistry said...

I want to come rummage on your table there seems to be a lot going on. Love the ipad stand. I've been doing some housekeeping on my desk this week - not that you'd know it. Have a wonderful day Anita #50

jan spencer said...

Hi Julia, busy desk as usual, I like the blue gin, I finally found the blue tonic, strange drinking blue G&T though.
Jan S 53

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Just glad to be partaking once again. And glad to know I've at least a 12x12 space to use so far. I seem comfortable with messy lately. Thanks for hosting.

fairy thoughts said...

Howdy julia
Looks like you are on a roll with the Christmas gingham..... All very intruiging with the push to the left stuff. Enjoy your playtime
Janet @60 .... Late today

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Keeping busy and aren't you a sneaky one, cropping the photo so we can't see!! :)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hey lovely - fabulous creative desk as always with evidence of much use and fun. Can't beat that I reckon! Take care Zo xx

Eliza said...

I was trying to hid myself this week but it's not working and I have this little Shadow PA helping. I seriously would love to mess up my desk ATM maybe next week I can but I have so many FS posts to do too. Hope you have a great week.

Hugs Eliza & Gang

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I'm a fan of gingham and kraft and I love the Tidings font. Looking forward to the big reveal.

Sandy Leigh said...

I think that's my favorite thing of all--just being at my craft table, dreaming up new ideas for things! I'm glad all that neatness has gone, and the creative spread is taking over! Hugs! Sandy Leigh

Hammers said...

Busy desk this week Julia. Is that a polka dot reindeer?! LOVE it. I want to see what you are using him on. Cx #65

Kelly said...

Ideas? Blessing or a curse? LOL Lots of stuff going on there, Miss Julia. Looking forward to seeing what you are hiding over there. ;-) Creative Blessings! Kelly #66

505whimsygirl said...

hi Julia. isn't it funny when we see things in our photos that we don't see when we're taking the picture. your desk looks nice and busy; can't wait to see what you're hiding!
happy WOYWW!
Hugs Kay

Hazel said...

Lovely busy desk, Julia. Wish we could see the hidden stuff though. Like the way your ATG gun is 'parked' - mine ends up all over the place. Thanks for your comment last week - and I quite agree with you about the wisdom (or otherwise!) of a company allowing people to buy the dies and then save on the Scan n Cut. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a great day and have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #69 x

sandysewin said...

Total coverage? Nah. I can still see a few square inches of desk. :-)

Love the bottle of gin, helps fuel the creativity, right?

Happy Creating and Happy Woyww,

Sandy #7

Cazzy said...

Happy WOYWW Julia! That is so true, "because no one else is going to do it for you"!
I am the only person who can clear up the mess and get crafting!

Is the gin blue?

Cazzy x #70

Kim said...

A desk that does my heart proud!! But, about the gin; are you crafting with it? It's barely enough for a proper drink! LOL!

Moose said...

Loving your weekly desks and your tiny gin habit ;)

Christine said...

Escaped from Scotland - hiding on the South Coast .... glad you're desk is back to normal, mine is waiting!
Thanks for hosting and encouraging.
xx
Bishopsmate #76

Amy E said...

A small bottle of gin and a desk alien....hmmm Julia, those two seem to go together so well don't they? Haha!! Congrats on achieving TOTAL COVERAGE! I know you worked hard at that!

Happy WOYWW!
Amy E # 74
Scrapthissavethat.com

Michelle Reed said...

Hi Julia, it's been a long while, but I'm glad to be back.
Hugs,
Michelle

Mary said...

I finished cleaning my craft room and remembered....it's Wednesday. I guess on the upside, at least I took a photo of the after.... Thanks Julia for giving us a place to show our love.

Laura (Bookworm) said...

I must admit -- it seems just right for your desk to be back in its well-used condition. All that blank space you showed recently was disconcerting. ha, ha Hope you're having a splendid Wednesday. ~ Laura

Robyn said...

No time to play or visit this week,and wanted to pop by to see what's up at your place. Might I be interested in what is hidden?
Blessings,
Robyn

lanivcox said...

I had no idea this existed. Woo, hoo! Thanks :)

misteejay said...

Look forward to seeing the 'secret' stuff.
Busy desk Julia but only one pair of glasses and one pair of scissors (unless I'm missing some) - not like you at all LOL
Toni xx

butlersabroad said...

That really is a spectacular return to form! Me? I've had a tidy up!

Hugs
Brenda 54

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