Wednesday, 28 January 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 295

Well I've been caught out by the week..it really has rushed past me without warning! So, in my bid to keep some order and maintain my lovely tidy area *cough*, I tidied away the stuff that was last done on my desk. And what did I do? I dumped other stuff on it. Talk about use any surface that's clear!
What you see made me groan this morning.  Late yesterday afternoon I was making phone calls to builders and fencing type persons. Well and good. But clearly I left the phone out of its cradle and of course, it will have very little charge now. Oh well, more coffee and some desking while it recharges then.  
The rest of my desk is tidy. Oh apart from that bunch of goodies that arrived from my friends at Baker Ross. Some lovely pastels and Spring themes to play with, don't doubt that you'll see more at some stage! I fear that my desk looks very un-arty. And it is. But don't fret..as soon as I make time, it will revert to type!
Set me a good example then, and show me your busy crafty arty surface would ya?  You can join in any time, there are instruction pages at the top of this blog.  Please put WOYWW in your post title..particularly useful for late visitors (me). Link here. Done.

66 comments:

Robyn said...

Art is as art does! and that box looks like it is growing mushrooms.
WOYWW has a tidy virus- a good protective layer of ink on the hands is just the thing!
Robyn 3

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Looks like some pretty hearts to play with. Enjoying my Valentine red and the twinkling lights. Hoping to get the cards/tags finished up for mailing next week. Enjoy a fun WOYWW and happy crafting.

Helen said...

I'll be tidy for you... got new stuff on mine too! Like the look of those hearts - even though I don't do Valentine, they are fab!! My phone loses charge fast too, think the batteries need changing!

Regina Hamilton said...

I hate when I leave my phone off the charger. Have fun with your new goodies. #10

Queenie Jeannie said...

I spy a pot of gilding flakes!!! I know because I just used the same brand on Sunday! I also hadn't bothered with the directions because I "remembered" how to use them - NOT! Wound up gluing my card stock to the 6 x 6 background stamp!!! What.A.Mess! Old brain is not to be trusted!!!

I hope you and I both get back to real crafting very soon. Our mental health may just depend upon it! ;)

Belinda Basson said...

look at me taking up two spots for no reason at all...sorry...don't have a clue how that happened other than my screen reset and I hit enter again...so please delete me at No8 if you feel so inclined, I know it messes with the rest of the numbers. So sorry about that to both you and the rest of the gang.

RosA said...

Oh well, at least you've got some new goodies just waiting to be played with :) All will be back to normal soon, I imagine :)

Kyla said...

I read this and thought Baker Ross was a travel company (no idea why, just sounds like one, and it is early)!! Well done on clearing then dumping, my sort of cleanimg :-)

Kyla #16

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Tis the Law of our house that any clean surface automatically becomes a repository for dumping stuff. Usually the dining table! Hope you get some time to yourself :-)
Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

Annie said...

There is nothing quite as annoying as a flat phone is there esp when you answer it when it rings then realise when it goes dead in your hands lol
Hugs,
Annie x

Jackie said...

I am guilty of doing that with the phone as well... But this week I have set a good example and tied my desk!
Jackie 9

Emma Made said...

In constantly doing that with the phone! My dining table doubles as a craft desk so I've no choice but to tidy as I go! X

fairy thoughts said...

Morning Mrs d it may more full of arty stuff but it's the promise of spring and that's good enough for me. Hope you get some play time soon
Janet @19

MrsC.x said...

unfortunately, my desk is as un- arty as yours this week. does look as if you have mushrooms growing on your desk?!

Happy WOYWW
love Mrs. C x
http://craftroomdiary.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/woyww-january-28th-2015.html

peggy aplSEEDS said...

those are cute hearts on your desk, Julia! Paper mache? Happy WOYWW!

misteejay said...

Quite an 'un-Julia' type desk today but those hearts look interesting. Hope you get to 'play' soon.
Toni xx

Debbie Rock said...

Good morning dear leader! No matter how tidy and "in place" my workspace starts out it inevitably ends up a huge heap of chaos with a tiny space for creating in the middle ... I have yet to find ANY workspace large enough! Love to you Debbie #28 xXx

Diana Taylor said...

Still looking organised, and for a moment I thought you had iced buns on your desk, but on closer inspection notice they are hearts - not edible I presume? (you can tell I'm dieting and food obsessed at the moment!. Hope you have a great week,
Diana #31

Anne said...

Cute hearts I spy. Am guilty of same with phone - it often gets buried under 'stuff' When I saw Baker Ross thought you'd had delivery of special bread/pastries - you can see how my mind works! Have fun with new goodies. Anne x @ 32

glitterandglue said...

Good morning, Julia. Having been MIA for 12 weeks, I fear I can offer you no good example this morning. My desk is busy, yes, but not exactly crafty!! Sorry!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #33

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh dear. And that phone thing always happens when you need it most.
I'll have a look at your goodies later on the big screen.
Have a good week.
Lisca#34

Angela Radford said...

Hi everyone, you can tell I'm back in the country because my number is further along. I wish I could get my desk tidy, no good at it at all and at the moment it's the worst it's ever been Lol!
The box of hearts look interesting Julia.
Well that's it for now, happy crafting everyone, Angela x

Sharon Madson said...

Hi Julia! My husband's pet peeve is me not putting the phone back in the cradle! :) I see that your iPad deck chair holds something else today. Nice to see your desk today. Happy WOYWW!

Laura said...

For a brief moment I thought the kraft hearts was a box of doughnuts! Is it times for elevensies?!
Happy Deskday
Laura
38

pearshapedcrafting said...

Never mind the phone - you've got some lovely new goodies to play with! We are both great ones for filling any clear surface!! Hugs, Chrisx 40

itsamistry said...

Ohhh hearts they look interesting can't wait to see what you do with them. Someone mentioned donuts think I need to go get a cup of tea.

My name is Cindy said...

Morning Julia - well you must have heard that nature abhors a vacuum and I think the same goes for any clear surface I think!! It's such hard work being tidy! Happy WOYWW Cindyxx

Kristiina Majuri said...

It's an amazing thing with empty table surfaces, they never hang around for more than five minutes!

Happy crafting! Kristiina #26

My name is Cindy said...

Right, I'll try again as blpogger seems to have run away with my comment. I was going to rabbit it on about nature abhorring a vacuum and the same could be said for clear surfaces - anyhow, you get the drift and it doesn't sound as funny typed the second time round. Happy WOYWW!! Cindy xx

Artatag said...

Everybody - well mostbody - seems to have a lot to do at the moment. So do I. Time consuming office work, you know filling out forms and such.
Your desk always shows some interesting things. I am pondering what is in the white opened box. Looks like heart shaped potatoes. What dear Julia is it????
Hugs
Gabriele 44

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I'm always amazed how quickly clear surfaces get covered up with junk. Sometimes I feel I spend more time putting stuff away than creating, but I find there's something inviting about a clear work surface. Happy WOYWW zsuzsa #41

Eliza said...

Happy WOYWW Julia. I am pleased to hear that I am not the only one that leaves the phone off charge. I think your desk needs loads of art-ing things placed upon it, it looks lost. That box contents looks really weird from here.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, Yes, if its a flat surface, stuff must be piled on it. Thats definitely the law! We have the same phones too! Does look like some interesting bits and pieces arrives, those hearts look ace. Hugs, Shaz xxx

sandra de said...

Leaving the phone off the charger is my usual trick then I go wandering around the house trying to work out what is beeping. have a great week.
sandra de @47

Clemencia R said...

Holly Molly! is already Wednesday, I'll take a picture of my table after work :)

Shoshi said...

Nice new stash to play with, Julia. My hubby leaves the phones off their chargers for a pastime... My office/ARHTaven phone doesn't charge whether you leave it on the charger or off! Must get that fixed... Happy WOYWW and thanks again for hosting us!

Shoshi #48

Morti said...

Third time lucky adding a comment!

I've joined in again this week - but where is everyone?

jan spencer said...

At least we don`t have that problem with the phone, we don`t have a landline over here! just mobiles!
Have a great week Julia

Jan S n 50

Kelly said...

I had to enlarge the picture to see hearts instead of mushrooms hehe. Looking forward to see what you do with the new stuff. Thanks for letting us peek.. Creative Blessings! Kelly #56

Shel C said...

I am sure you will be using those goodies soon! Can't wait to see what you do next week :) #55Shel

Kim said...

I was trying to determine what the hearts where, read Baker Ross, and jumped to the conclusion they were a type of maple candy or fudge! Yup, best get back to my coffee! I know your desk will be arty in no time! have a great week.

Maxine said...

My desk is actually crafty this week. End of last year it was just an unarty mess lol! Joined in WOYWW for the first time today :)

Sandy Leigh said...

My phone is my favorite camera right now, so it must not die! I notice the missing iPad from its cradle--but lucky you with a box of goodies in the mail. I love it when Amazon arrives on the doorstep. I'm sure when you are done with the pesky business of builders and fencers, you will up to your creative elbows in some beautiful spring card making. Happy crafting! Sandy Leigh

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I thought you had a box of mushrooms on your desk too. At second glance perhaps they are puffy little hearts. Have fun when you get the chance to be arty with them.

Marit said...

Is the phone recharged by now? Are you? If so: create, woman, create with that wonderful new goodies you got! Oh, and I notice you have the same pencilsharper as I have. Happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #39

Sue said...

I love how your desk always has something I've not noticed before.

Hope your phone was soon charged and you were able to get on.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #61

Krisha said...

Just popped in to say "Hey!" Your desk looks on the official side with the phone and calculator sitting there.

Have a great week, I'm not feeling well enough to play this week......:(

trisha too said...

Well it looks as if you're ready to dig in and make something, not messy at all!

(Ugh, I do not enjoy making phone calls to the "people." You know, the fence people, or the doctor people, or the fix-the-oven people.)

:)trisha
#62 this week



Annie Claxton said...

eeeoooo I hate making those kinds of calls, hope you get them all sorted soon and time to play again. Your desk always looks full of promise even when it has "officey stuff" in the way - I bet it will be back to artsy messy normal next week, can't wait to see what you're going to do with the "mushrooms"!! :o) Annie C #63

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm laughing at how many people say they don't like to makes those type of calls. Me either. It is much too much like being a responsible adult and I'm totally against that.

It doesn't look too crafty on your desk this time round but I have complete faith in you that you'll crafty it up real soon. Now go put that phone back on the charger. Judy #64

Stacy Sheldon said...

I think I am going to have to start putting my glasses on when I do this blog hop... I could not tell you what the tan lumpy things are on the left center. but, it sounds like they are something fun. :) ~Stacy #65

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I am interested in the box on the upper left - are those paper mache hearts? If so, what do you have planned for them? I was just looking at some of these and waiting to see what projects are posted on blogs. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

Wishing you a happy day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Scrapbook Lynne said...

Oh DArling... if this is what you call messy, just got visit meeee.. (#69) My hubby has been out of town all week and I haven't even cleaned up MYSELF, let alone my space... just pop over and see, you will feel so much bettr about your own! Grin Thanks for giving us this wonderful weekly opportunity! Your Canadian Friend

Neet said...

We had to buy a new phone (set of) when we came back. Ours had had a sulk and stopped working whilst we were away.
Your mention of Spring and Pastels got me thinking of all those delicate colours that I rarely do but I think I will give a try to this year.
Happy WOYWW and thanks for being the brainchild behind this.
Hugs, Neet 1 xx

sandysewin said...

Sadly, sometimes it has to happen that non-crafty stuff ends up on our desks. Fortunately, it usually passes quickly!

Happy creating and happy woyww,

Sandy #24

Carole said...

Greetings Julia...Our home is going through renovations and everything is in disarray and nothing to do about until complete...so I have some time to make some visits. Thanks for the opportunity to savor in the hoards of crafters that allow us into their space to snoop. Hugs #55 Carole

CraftyHope said...

Unfortunately, my desk only looks busy. There's lots of stuff on it, but nothing in progress. I'm hoping to remedy that very soon!

catiecuddles said...

Im always doing that with the phone too... Looks like some nice goodies there!
Catherine x
Ps thanks as always for running WOYWW... Love it!
#71 aka catiecuddles

Beverley Baird said...

It is what it is for sure. Loved the look at your desk though - a real artist works there - so many uses for it definitely.

Christine said...

Love those hearts!! On my first read, I thought they were loaves!!!

Enjoy the week .... and thanks for hosting another exciting WOYWW!

Bishopsmate #74

Nannie4 said...

I also thought the hearts were something to eat at first. Could have something to do with eating breakfast when I visited your blog! I like that your ATG gun sits up waiting to be used. Mine spends its life lying around in a drawer, lazy thing! I'm late, I'm late, but a very happy WOYWW to you, Julia!

MyScrapMenagerie said...

I'm really loving this! It forces me to do at least one weekly post on my blog, and actually do something during the week so my desk looks different each Wednesday! ;)

Happycrafter Shell said...

I have just rediscovered this site, already feeling like I'm back home :D

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your comment, Julia. It is nice to be able to do something creative, even if it's not at my desk. I hope it's not too long before we get the scan results because however little I relish what's ahead, I do want battle to commence!

Shoshi #48

robin lorraine williamson said...

just found your party love the sharing thanks for hosting have a great day

April Story said...

It looks 50/50 to me. But sometimes real life gets in the way. :-)
April