Wednesday, 14 January 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 293 WOYWW

If you'd like to read about WOYWW and then join us, please do.  Links Here and Here to help.
Well gentle Desker, I may not be doing anything earth shattering, shocking, mind blowing or awesome; indeed, I'm not really being creative.  I'm only having a proper tidy up! I know. Finally, she stopped whining and just made a start.  Gawd, I wish I hadn't, but it has to be done.  Here is the gloom of Tuesday evening..I'm just starting to order the scraps box. I have three piles - keep (and eventually put back in scrap box for use), donate - oh the bits and half sheets that I just know are 'scraps' because I don't like them rather than because I consider them useable) and recycle.  The recycle pile is really just the shaped bits that I'm trimming off to streamline the scraps. I have a sub-division for the 'Keep' section too - patterned and plain.  So far so good.  Just don't ring me and ask me to make a card any time soon!

Now please do the same; post a pic of your work area/desk/table/tray/floor/lap onto your blog. Put WOYWW in your post title and link the post here. (It really helps to link the actual WOYWW post and not just your blog address).  Visit as many as you like, be inspired...it really does do that. Inspire.  Thank you.

HOUSEKEEPING:  several of you are complaining that I (and others) have a 'NOT A ROBOT' check instead of word verification. You're quite right. But not by choice and we can't remove it. If you have a Google account, you can, I've discovered, just ignore it. But its been forced onto us Blogger users and we cant change it.  Sorry. And if you know different, please share!

72 comments:

Helen said...

Morning from a yawning H... well done for tackling your scraps box - I am determined to keep mine in order this year (ha ha ha) we'll see which of us fails first...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So glad you explained the robot thingy we have been forced to endure. Seems it's on the pop-up comments only. I changed to embedded for a day, but don't like embedded comments, so went back to pop-ups and explained it to people for awhile. I hope with you getting the word out, others will understand.

I see you are bitten by the organization bug, too. Glad to see you are making headway. Just remember (as if you'd forget), it's darkest before the dawn.

Neet said...

I decided its not that hard to click the robot thing anyway, much better than trying to decipher those horrible words we used to be faced with. After three or four attempts I used to give up.
Good toes someone tidying, I guess mine will have to wait until I get home but in the meantime I have tidied a bit up here and now have lots of jobs before I go home.
Please forgive the absence of my desk - am I let off or not?
Hugs, Neet xx 3

Create With Joy said...

Happy New Year to you, dear Juilia! Back after several weeks without a computer (my hard drive crashed the weekend before Christmas!) Sorry about the linking snafu - both links go to my WOYWW post I believe but the cat stepped on the Enter button before I was done editing the first link. Anyway, have a great week - it's good to be back!

Lynda Beazley said...

Morning Julia Januaury seems to do that to people doesn't it, makes them clean out stuff. Thank goodness for that. My kitchen cupboards are all nice and tidy now and smelling sweetly, my scrap paper however continues to get the better of me!
Have a happy week
Lynda B 9

Ohhh Snap said...

I was wondering if I had the "not a robot" on my blog (it didn't show up for me lol). I'm still finishing up some holiday things, but the Christmas hat (and the big ass pom pom) are posted on my blog, the recipient only looks at my facebook account : D. Well done on the clean up!#6

Krisha said...

I just skip the robot thing and click publish, goes through without any problems or other verifications. Oh well, something we will just have to work with.

Good for you sorting scraps.....I hate that more than anything else. I do need to go through and donate some of those I've had hanging around, cause I don't like them either. See what a good influence you are on we deskers????? LOL

Still late Tuesday night here......yawn, yawn....just finishing up a recording of Agent Carter, then it's lights out.

Sunshine Girl said...

Ooooh I love an organisation sort out - it either inspires me to make something or clears my head for a while and makes me think that I have been doing something crafty even when I haven't. I had a major clearout last year - gave loads of stuff I no longer wanted to my sons schools (they were so grateful) however you still cant see the wood for the trees here - oh well I think us crafters are just hoarders in disguise really aren't we!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh those darn scraps...I almost never think to use them. I've grouped them in colors and placed in file folders. Out of sight out of mind. Working on fabric next..it either all fits in the cabinet or it's going. Use it very little anymore. Have a wonderful week, It's my time to dream.

Kyla said...

The change is a pain I agree. Wish Google had communicated it to us first so we could have explained it to our readers, so glad u have :-)
Well done on starting the sorting but that is a massive box of scraps and puts mine to shame!
Kyla #23

Queenie Jeannie said...

Your desk will be mine before too very long!! We just found out that we are only allowed HALF of our normal household weight allowance for our upcoming move!! HALF!!! I'm far more willing to have my lovely furniture put into storage than my paper and crafting supplies, but the family has yet to be convinced of that tactic. *sigh* I feel a purge coming on......

Annie said...

I like to pretend I'm a robot [or am I just a rebel?] and refuse to click the box....it works fine for me but they will probably stop us doing that too :-)
Well dome you with the sorting.
Hugs,
Annie x

sandra de said...

Love to sort scraps and discover all the bits I have lost over the months of crafting.
sandra de @25

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

You are doing well, being able to sort your scraps box. So far, I can't even find mine in the debris of my room. I have been driven to going to the Open Crafting session at my local craft shop just to have enough working space to finish three cards. Have a good week with your clear out. xxx Maggie #27

Emma Made said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well done for starting the scrap stash sort out! That'll be a good job done :-)
Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, you're only doing this to try and tell me something Lol!
I know I really need to get round to doing some tidying up too.
Have a good week and happy crafting, when you have the space Lol! Angela x 33

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Tidying, the bane of our creative lives! I used to save all the trimmings of cardstock when I was kitting, now they go straight into the recycling.

Kristiina Majuri said...

It seems everyone is cleaning up (at least based on last weeks posts) Have fun, at least it's done when it's over with, and you might find something lovely you didn't even remember you had :)

Mrs.D said...

Morning Julia,,
it is amazing what you find in a nit box, and takes strong self control to ditch stuff you know you'll never use
Chris #34

misteejay said...

Grand job of sorting out going on there Julia.
Toni xx

MrsC.x said...

well done on sorting your scraps, i did mine last week cut them into sensible card front sizes and flogged the lot ;) thats pennies for new stash

been a while since i WOYWW'd and i am at a new blog addy now

http://craftroomdiary.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/woyww-january-14th-2014.html

happy crafting
Mrs C.x

Anne said...

Hi Julia. I've started actually making though not overly happy with results. I still have scrap box to sort. It's drivinge insane. I am going to have to bite the bullet a d throw away bits!!! Anne x #37

Belinda Basson said...

I can't see if I am not a robot is on my blog...you can't see these things for yourself you see...bloody hell...Why does Blogger do these things? I guess they are trying to help against spam...but at least give us the choice. I too had the great tidy up. Now I am playing happily with my scrap box. I have decided the best way to get rid of the stuff is to use it up!

Bridget Larsen said...

New Year, new desk for you with all that tidying up. Yes you were right about ignoring that robot thingy, it works and I just skip over it and post yahoooo.
Bridget #1

Twiglet said...

Great bit of tidying and sorting there Julia! We had estate agents yesterday so my place is immaculate er ..well maybe not the sewing room but I will give it a good go over before we get ALL those viewings!! x Jo

Christine said...

Tis the Season of Sorting and Sifting Samples of paper !
Enjoy the tidying - not in my remit for this week .... just enjoy ...... and then visit Belinda Basson's blog!!!
Have a good week
Bishopsmate #42

Diana Taylor said...

It will feel so good when it's all sorted! Hope you have a great week,
Diana #41

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

You would never know it by the look of my desk this morning but I have been doing a bit of cleaning out as well. Little by little!
Glenda #46

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhh so know what you mean about clean up Julia but mine was not of crafty sort today, so not on my desk like yours ..

I think your current task is the hardest there is almost :D

Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #44
PS so agree about the I am not robot item ..frustrating plus.

{Shaz in Oz – my personal blog}

My name is Cindy said...

Sometimes I think I spend more time organising the scraps box than anything else! Well done you for making a start - and thanks for the heads up about the ROBOT ting, I wondered what was going on. Cindyx

lucy said...

Good on you for getting started! I know how hard it can be. Have a great week. Lucy #24 x

Sue said...

My scrap paper consists of five oddments:) Just made myself use it up before looking at anything else.

Just think how satisfied you'll bee when it is all sorted.

Happy WOYWW. Sue

Marit said...

Ha... you started! Did you on purpose put that bright pink sign there to the left of your table ('Non, je ne regrette rien')to keep it going? LOVE IT! I also tried to read what is on your mug (something with 'tidy'???) but I cannot spell the little sentences... I'm very curious what it says! Anyway, happy reorganizing, happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #50

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi Julia! Good luck with your tidy-up! You'll feel so much better afterwards. I've found that a messy desk (i.e. lack of work space) affects my creativity in a very negative way. So I try to keep on top of things on a daily basis. It's not easy for me as I'm not naturally a tidy person (just ask my husband, LOL!) but it's so worth putting the effort in. I never know what to so with my scrap piles though! Most of the time I keep them for a while and chuck them later, when it becomes overwhelming. Of course it would be easier to do that in the first place, but hey, I never said I was logical! Ok, I'll stop rambling, sorry!

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia, One thorough clean out, tidy, sort for the year is a great idea, you also get to find some surprises the fairies may have hidden...have fun. Cheers RobynO#51

pearshapedcrafting said...

I've been ignoring that robot thing for weeks but not sure whether I have one or not! Good Luck with the sort out - it's agony isn't it! Chrisx53

Sheri Whitfield said...

Paper scraps are a never ending battle for us paper crafters. Good for you for tackling them.

Nannie4 said...

Oooooh, the scrap box. It grows faster than weeds in the garden! I keep mine under the table so that I don't have to look at it. I do pull out scraps and use them all the time, but I just never get to the bottom of it! I even save very small pieces of pretty paper because I can't bear to throw them away (kicking the scrap box back under the table guiltily). the word "hoarder" is not in my vocabulary. Good luck with your scrap sorting. I can't think about that today.......

Nan G said...

One day soon my desk will look like this....I hope.! Dyeing to have a messy desk. Good luck with the sort out. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #61

Brenda B said...

I know the world is completely upside down when you're busy tidying and my desk is messy! A belated Happy New Year to you all, someone stole the Wednesday right out of my week last week!

Hugs
Brenda 57

Laura said...

You good crafter, you!
Thank you for hosting us all,
Happy Wednesday,
Laura
51

jan spencer said...

Doesn`t it just take ages to sort through all those scraps, hope you don`t find it as hard as I do to part with them! I can always find a reason to keep them
Jan S no 63

itsamistry said...

I can't believe I nearly forgot about WOYWW. Julia I don't envy you the task of sorting all the papers out. I need to do mine but I keep putting it off. Oh and I hope you don't mind I copied and pasted your message about the robot check - most annoying. I have a google account but no idea how to get rid of it...oh well c'et la vie and all that. Have a great week. Anita #66

Kim said...

Gratz on your scrap organizing. I like your system. I eventually bundle them to Hettie! LOL! I just never seem to get to the bin to see if there is anything I can use...Have a great week, and thanks for explaining the robot...wonder if it's on mine too..

Sandy Leigh said...

Julia, you are fantastic no matter what you do--you don't even have to try to be creative! I am so envious of your scrap paper organizing plan. I need to do this with my papers AND my fabric. Oh, and I loved your blog yesterday. Is T for Tuesday a regular thing? Well now, what I need to do is march right down to my local pottery painting shop and make myself a Ladyship mug!! Hugs. Sandy Leigh

Kelly said...

sorting our scraps is like doing dishes or laundry in my opinion. Not my favorite task but must be done on occasion. ;-) Go you for taking up the task! Creative Hugs and Blessings! Kel

Hammers said...

Hey Julia, I tackled my scrap box a few months ago - http://hamnmuledesigns.blogspot.com/2014/08/woyww-271leaving-on-jet-plane.html
It was the BEST thing I have ever done, it has made it easier for me to find scraps and means I now only keep sensibly sized things. Cx #69

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Tidying the scrap bin is one of the more tedious (but necessary) parts of crafting. Good luck to you and hope you finish up soon and can play.

Sandy Trefger said...

The robot thing is annoying but you can just click post and not fill anything out. It's not right for Blogger to do something you cannot opt out of but it is what it is. Love your busy desk this week!

Cazzy said...

Hi Julia, Happy WOYWW.

It is spooky how often I come over here to find you are doing the same thing as I am!
At least I managed to post in the very early hours, and link up on the right day today.

Cazzy #73

Cazzy said...

Hi Julia, Happy WOYWW.

It is spooky how often I come over here to find you are doing the same thing as I am!
At least I managed to post in the very early hours, and link up on the right day today.

Cazzy #73

Emma Made said...

Sorry! Didn't mean to link up twice this morning! Was having a few technical difficulties. Happy #woyww everyone! X

froebelsternchen Susi said...

We have to sort out from time to time.. and this is inspiring for us isn't it?

Happy WOYWW Julia!

lisa said...

Ohhh good luck with all that, Julia, sounds like a job and a half.
I've noticed the robot thingy but have just been ignoring it and everything seems fine, fingers crossed.
Thanks for popping by earlier
Hugs Lisax #38

StampinCarol said...

Seems quite a few of us have been "decluttering" to a degree. I've 2 HUGE sacks of scraps to take to my class today along with stamps for sale. I,too, have the robot and prefer it to the word verification, and yes, it's also on my comment section. Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #58

Angie said...

Oh good heavens really, two seconds to click a box, in the words of a silly old bear...oh bother...
Julia I will click the box happily you for you and not moan about it one bit. In other news.. I believe that paper scraps breed when we aren't watching. Beastly little things!
Angie

Artatag said...

Wow, you really are organized. I just take what is on my desk, it's mostly enough for several pages and I have 5 piles of scraps and have no plan how to reduce it. I seem to need them all....
Hugs
Gabriele 32

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Julia,
It seems that I've been sorting out for years now! Someday it will all be done, maybe!
Sorry I linked up twice this week. Please delete #11 if you can. Oh bother.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay

Michelle G said...

You're braver than me, tackling the scraps. I have been having a sort out though, New Year so it's the perfect time.

Ali H said...

Hi Julia
Seems we all have the tidy bug at the moment - seems like the New Year blew in the need to sweep clean ! Love Ali

Morti said...

I made it - first time in 13 weeks!

fairy thoughts said...

tidying eh..... has to be done I guess.... especially the bits box it can pile up quickly cant it .... good luck with it
janet '19

sandysewin said...

It's that time of year, isn't it? When we all need to do a good clean out.

You'll be glad you did... once it's over. :-)

Happy creating & Happy Woyww,

Sandy #54

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh great! A good sort out! Have fun!
I'm late today (better late than never). Have a good week,
Lisca#81

Jackie said...

Good luck and have fun with the big tidy up and de clutter!
Jackie 18

trisha too said...

Julia, this is actually a very inspiring post--I need to quit whining and just do it . . . the art room has become quite a pile, it should actually be fun to unearth all the hidden arty treasures!

Not woywwing this week, just missing the fun, and wanted to have a little snoop.

:)

Shel C said...

Wow I visited tons of desks this morning..and forgot to comment on the main desk! I am intrigued by that gold shiny stuff in the box on the right...hmmm...a disco ball? Shel #56

Stacy Sheldon said...

I think that is a fairly universal thing this month so early in the new year. so far I have purged a box of 6" paper pads and some old stamps ( mailed to couple different people) and that felt really good. hopefully your cleaning will leave you feeling like you have more time/fun to play too :) ~Stacy #85

Oksana said...

Not joined in for a while and am a day late too! Off to visit more desks and see what you are all up to.

Angela Coles said...

keep up the good work on your sort out Julia. I hope you get to craft again soon.

blessings from Angela checking in late at #87.

Eliza said...

Hi Julia

This is one productive sorting desk, good for you, we all need to take a leaf from your book and sort our scraps box. It does look dark and dismal outside. I hope you have a wonderful week sorry I am responding so late in the week.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda