Wednesday, 4 February 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 296

Read all about this WOYWW thing here, learn how to join in here. Easy. No commitment, no fees and no effort. If you show it like it is. If you find yourself tidying up to take the desk photo - that's effort!
So here's my almost mid-action, lack of effort desk...
Poor lighting, speed photography not helping my cause one bit!  The glasses are readers and designated for this room. Although I notice now that they really aren't quite strong enough now...gawd.  You can see the corner rounder at front right...driving me mad because the most used 1/4 size seems blunt and chewy. Left out to remind me to ask Mr Dunnit for some help.  You can see the Stickles holder in all it's glory.  I spent most of yesterday trying to get a Christmas card idea to work, hence the presence of glitter. Boy,what a waste of time. Everything else is just associated paraphernalia.  Will tidy up as the day wears on and start something else if Mr Dunnit allows me home from work while it's daylight!  
Show and tell then will ya..maybe inspire to get something finished! Please put WOYWW in your blog title and link here.  When you visit others, leave your link list number; it makes it easier for reciprocal visits to be made! Have a lovely day y'all.

70 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhh Julia kind of know how you spend time making a mess then come back with nothing else to show for it..
I seem to always have few pots (cards) on the boil... and my desks are nearly always mid-mess/ action so to speak... happy WOYWW, as you day begins and ours winds up!!
Shaz in Oz.x #amazingly no 2!!!

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

glitterandglue said...

Good morning, Julia - oh dear - doesn't sound good - but believe me when I tell you that your desk looks MUCH more inspiring than mine currently does!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret

Jackie said...

Sometimes we keep trying with a project and it just doesn't come together as we hope ful and loads of time is wasted! Maybe we learn lessons to save us time in the future .... Hope you sort out your Christmas card idea !
Jackie 4

Helen said...

I knew as soon as I went to make my lunch to take to work, you'd post! The desk looks very busy - I'm looking forward to the days of getting home in daylight so much!! Have you tried silver foil in your punch? I read it is meant to sharpen them up a bit... no idea if it works.

Annie said...

I'm noticing the daylight hours are getting a little longer each day now so hopefully this will mean more fun time when the work is done for you :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Nikki C said...

We've all been there when it comes to creating something you try and go one way and end up in a different direction hugs Nikki 14

Kyla said...

Hope the mojo reappears soon. I feel your pain with the glasses, such a faff booking an eye appointment then choosing glasses then having to wait a week or so for them!

Kyla #12

Queenie Jeannie said...

So sorry the card didn't come together for you. Very frustrating!!! Perhaps if you set it aside inspiration will come to you?? Have a great day!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #9

fairy thoughts said...

Christmas.... Really I now it snowed yesterday but even I can't do it now. But I supp you have to go with the flow.... I find it's hard at this time of year to get anything .... Flowing I feel the hibernation need too much so good luck and have a great week
Janet @18

misteejay said...

I too long for longer daylight hours.
Shame about the card but I'm sure you will come up with another idea.
Toni xx

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Julia
Happy new year to you. I'm a bit hit and miss these days with blogging but it's nice to have the consistency of your weekly WOYWW to come back to, like an old friend.
Thanks for keeping us all together.
Lynn xx 25

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia, oh isn't that so maddening when your idea just doesn't turn out like the picture in your head, I hate giving up on them - so grows a pile on the side of my desk, which I thinned out last week. Try using your corner rounder with aluminum foil, I sharpened my guillotine with it. Enjoy your week RobynO#20

Morti said...

Good Morning Julia! Happy WOYWW day! Here's hoping Mr D gets your corner rounder back to being sharp again - let us know how he gets on and any tips that will irk for keeping those things sharp, eh?

Sharon Madson said...

I think it was a no go on the Christmas card, because you really aren't motivated. Christmas is too far away! LOL #32

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How interesting that people are suggesting the use of fool to sharpen the round what's it....I'd have thought doing that would have blunted the blade!
And Christmas? Noooooooohh, don't do it!
Hugs, LLJ 26 xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, work has a terrible habit of getting in the way and distracting the creative process and that's probably one of the reasons you are feeling a bit fed up. But the days are starting to lengthen a little which might help. Hope you have a better WOYWW as the week progresses, Angela x 33

Twiglet said...

I love it when you show us your paraphernalia Julia! Have a great week. x Jo

Sue said...

I'm sure I saw somewhere that if you use kitchen foil in punches it helps sharpen them.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #37

Eliza said...

Ah if it don't work, move on and chuck it out, do the opposite it sometimes helps. It does look really dark outside that window. As for Mr D tell him you are needed at your desk to do some important stuff and play till your heart is content. Have a wonderful week and happy WOYWW thanks for hosting the best blog hop in the world.

hugs Eliza & Yoda 21

Anne said...

Hi Julia. Shame re card - I can't do Christmas yet. Have heard/tried aluminium tip but it didn't work for me. Also tried using a drinks can - punch is still mashing card on one edge. So frustrating and I'm loathe to buy another! Hope you get off work early to play. Anne x @ 40

pearshapedcrafting said...

Hope you get back to your card and it just goes together! Good Luck with the corner rounder! Chrisx 43

VonnyK said...

You never stood a chance with a Christmas card, it's way too early to even think of next Christmas. Try an Easter one :) Never heard of a corner rounder. Apart from the obvious, what does it do? Have a great week.
Von # 42

House of Bears said...

That's about how bright ourcrafty bedroom is during the day!!

Mrs.D said...

Why are you making Christmas cards in February, obviously you plan to be really prepared. You must have been a boy scout in an earlier life.
Chris (Still no desk)

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I vowed to try and make Christmas cards all through the year this year but so far I'm just not getting it done! Your desk looks wonderful; lots to play with!

Glenda #48

itsamistry said...

Christmas cards in February? Why? Ohh and all those stickles. I'm a stickles fan but tend to go for the glittery ones with no colour. Have a great day. Anita #49

Francesca said...

Hi Julia, we all get days like that, for me it seems like months.....Have you tried using foil thru the cutter to see if it will sharpen blades. Have a goos day. Francesca #48

voodoo vixen said...

Morning Julia! Won't it be lovely when we can take photos of the desks when its light outside... I miss being able to look into your garden!!

Artatag said...

I am a bit tired of winter, and when I see your dark window.... Makes we want to turn into a bear and go back to sleep. But we have to go out into the cold and walk little Luna - she enjoys the winter!
Looking over your desk I have one question: what is this flat pink thing on the window sill, it has a hole in the front.
Hugs
Gabriele 23

Angela Coles said...

Good morning Julia, lovely to see your busy desk.
Punches can normally be sharpened by punching through some kitchen foil.
Many blessings to you from Angela in @ #52 this week.

Cardarian said...

Hello Julia!
Finally in England - hope to see you and Jan soon in Kent - whenever you have time! He,he I am due at the optician this afternoon - can't see bugger all! :-)
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Carmen said...

I love that stickles holder - how fab. I only have two pots of stickles but that almost tempts me to buy more! :D

Belinda Basson said...

We are "load shedding" and have no power for 2,5 hours...fun and games I tell you! So late to the desk party today!

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, shame the cards not doing what you want, I do think the design looks great.Love the stickles holder, I think I need one!The tin foli trick works sometimes, I find it helps if you use a thick, good quality one. I had to buy some Baco-foil especially for it- I tend to be a Poundland girl for foil usually! I hate to have to say it, but I don't think we will be coming to the crop after all- Dougs sister has chosen that day- she had a whole year to chose from-to get married.The one day in the year so far we had something planned, blast her. Huge Hugs, Shaz xxx

Nannie4 said...

The Stickles holder grabbed my attention too. I have shown what I use in a couple of my posts. I tend to store things off my work surfaces to allow me to make more of a mess over a larger area!! :) Hope Mr. Dunnit can fix the corner rounder for you. Happy WOYWW
Nann 4 #56

Lisca Meijer said...

Also doing Christmas cards throughout the year? I had good intentions of doing that and now I've put away the Christmas stuff I know it's not gonna happen.
I like your stickle holder.
Have a good week, hope the weather isn't too bad,
Lisca#41

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Does Mr. Dunnit sharpen your corner rounder? If so, how? Does it work with punches too? Anyway, I may need to do some research on that one for future reference. Blessings!

Marit said...

Aarrrghhhh.. tools that don't work right can be so frustrating! It reminds me that I should sharpen my scissors... And Christmas cards? In February? Really? Boy, you are early!!! Hope your mr. can fix the rounder for you! Love from Holland, Marit #62

Nan G said...

Love the stickles holder. Wish I had counter top room to that with mine. Yep I agree with Robyn above, a couple of chomps thru tin foil (aluminum foil) should sharpen the chompers. If I'm chomping a lot of cards I'll use the foil before I put the chomper away. Keeps it ready for next time. Have a wonder day. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #63

Winnie said...

I am drooling over your stickles holder! I have mine on a lazy susan, but loving your idea. I kind of missed the New Year,and am behind getting Christmas put away. Tree didn't come down until the 12th. Winnie #64

Robyn said...

some days, just getting this photo taken and blogged is enough.
tomorrow is another day!
thanks as ever Julia!

lisa said...

The days definitely seem to be getting longer so we are going the right way....what's this about Christmas, I reckon it's just an excuse to show off your snazzy glue thingy majig!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #68

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I think I was suffering from the poor light (early morning) speed (on my way to class) photography too. Oh no! The corner rounders go blunt? I think I might stop taking mine to class!

Kim said...

Have you tried chomping through foil? (Probably should have read previous posts to not repeat if so) I havn't tried it, but it's been touted as a fix. And otherwise, do you like that style? I thought it would be too unwieldy to use consistently. And again,thank you for showing your stickle holder a year ago---or so! Took a while to find, but it is a godsend! Have a great week.

Christine said...

I am pleased to note that I am not the only one still making Christmas Cards! Glitter reigns!!! Long live glitter!!

Have a good week and thanks for hosting again.
Christine aka Bishopsmate #73

Win Dinn said...

So enjoy seeing all these other desks...I'm not the only one living in perpetual chaos I see!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I have been working on Valentines and making some 3 times before I get what I want, so understand the frustration! But if the final card is what we want then I guess the time is not wasted. :<) I love Stickles - it something I put on my "Can't Do Without" list.

Wishing you a productive and happy crafting day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Stacy Sheldon said...

oooh the glitters upside down looks so smart :)

dottielottie said...

Hi Julia, I know exactly what you mean about the ready readers. I have just had to upgrade to the blind as a bat strength for close work, fed up of not being able to see the measurements on my ruler! Glad it's not just me who has a great idea that doesn't always work out.
Hugs Lottie #78

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think our desks are rebelling against being photographed first thing in the morning. I couldn't get a good shot of my desk either--weird lighting, too quick, lousy photographers... whatever. It is what it is. Lots of potential things to play with on your desk. Or to just stare at and daydream. Your preference.

jan spencer said...

Julia I know what you mean about glasses, I have them in every room, hate them but necessary for reading nowadays
jan S. No 55

Kristiina Majuri said...

Your desk does look busy, even if you didn't get to sit by it further. Who knows, perhaps the Christmas card you have been working on will seem more becoming when it is December and you are missing one to send!
Happy WOYWW!
Kristiina 27

Shel C said...

I think maybe it is a seasonal thing...make a valentine instead of a Christmas idea? You are probably still tired of all the Christmas drama so save it til next year lol. I was too ..blah...to even take a photo or write a post today...but you can' keep me from oggling others desks!

Beth P said...

All I can see is you should see my desk!!! I seem to be on my woolly project kick at the moment. Well, when you see my desk you will understand that I just had to surrender!
Hugs and stay warm... it is freezing over here in New Hampshire this winter, brrrrrr! :D
Beth P
# 76

Angie said...

I feel your frustration on needing a new level of thickness to the readers, it is most unpleasant to realize that you can stay in the lines of tiny details to color because you can't see the blasted things! Do find some time for yourself and see if chomping on some tin foil helps the cutter..

Kelly said...

quick drop-in, Miss Julia to add my mess to the list hehe. Drinking heavy there, I see. Pretty embossing powder. Creative Blessings! Kelly #83ish

Emma Made said...

I love a bit of creative messiness on a Wednesday! x #88

Sandy Leigh said...

Dear Mr. Dunnit,
Please allow Julia home during daylight hours so that she can get her crafty mojo on properly!
--signed, Mollie-Didn't-Make

sandysewin said...

Christmas cards? I'm impressed. I don't want to see anything Christmas related until next July.

Love how your stickles holder keeps them all upside down!

Happy creating and happy woyww,

Sandy #10

tocovya said...

I got a crop a dile for Christmas, I spie one on your desk. I am very pleased with mine, even more pleased that my old man bought it without me telling him!

Cazzy said...

Hi Julia, I love the stickles organiser. Poor old corner chomper, maybe it can be sharpened. I have a great big corner thing, I forget the name of it atm but you can buy replacement blades for it.

I am so tired all the time right now, gone from not sleeping to sleeping a lot! Is that the stress?

Cazzy
#91

Monica said...

you really have to accept that without we messy people no neat nick would get praise. I often think that on my deathbed I will crawl in my room tidy it up and expire in the mess on the table. . Just hope I can climb that high then as I do plan to stick around for the gay nineties!
monica # 69

Thanks for the robot knowledge. Now I do not have to lie. yes I am a robot yes o am a robot, yes I am a robot.

MyScrapMenagerie said...

Finally posted today! Sorry for being so late. I was sick today. STill not feeling that great. But I did my post anyway! :)

Deezy said...

It is nice to read what you all are doing. I am a little late to with posting my WOYWW post. But all the reading inspires me to do so.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I've got the exact same corner chomper! It's a crop-a-dile, isn't it? Love your Stickles storage. Great idea to keep them upside down. I'm planning to keep those little bottles when they run out and refill them with acrylics. Not sure how I'm going to clean the glue out though. Happy belated WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #34

Michelle Reed said...

Want to come share my wine?
That Christmas card looks quite nice, but if you're not happy with it, maybe I need a bigger view. (Or better glasses LOL)
Hugs,
Michelle

Chrysalis said...

Hi Julia - hope your week improves, and you manage to get lots of satisfying crafty time. Chris # 11

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Always nice to see a busy desk. I do hope that Mr. D lets you get home early enough to play some more and that he can help you with your corner chomper! happy WOYWW!

okienurse said...

Woot! I am #99...a day late and a dollar short but I am here. Love the look of your desk and the girly heart in the previous post. Awesome! Have a great week. Vickie

Ohhh Snap said...

but whyyyyyyyyyyy are you making Christmas cards in Feburary??? Taking early to an entirely new level. I hope you can get your corner chompers working properly. Happy belated WOYWW!#58