Wednesday, 19 October 2016

What's On Your workdesk? Wednesday 385

I'm in shock myself gentle Desker, this is really looking out of control! See, I've had a LOAD of drawers and boxes to clear from my Mama's collection. It all got a bit desperate yesterday when I had to try and do more than one thing at once, and so inevitably, I used my desk to just dump the bits I  intend to keep. I see my after lunch drink can which is very lazy. It's a blood orange fizzy, I'm really enjoying them at the mo. The empty box at right was to be saved because it's a useful size. But there's quite a lot to find room for now, so I suspect it will be a gonner. And then I'll need it, huh!
On the ipad stand is my first serious Christmas card of the year. I was hoping to be quite prolific about them this week, but time is against me. For now. Once this lot is tidied I'm going to be making some more.
Let's see your tidy and ordered work spaces then, you know you want to set the example! Put WOYWW in your blog title and link the post here, as usual. Great!

45 comments:

Helen said...

oh my! Desk? dumping ground for now that's for sure... mine only looks tidy cos nothing is happening on it.. I'd almost rather have yours.. good luck with the continued sorting of your mama's stuff! Happy WOYWW (and your card is one more than I've achieved!)

Lynne Mizera said...

Julia.. so nice to see you being so busy and so creative... that Bloody Orange Fizz sounds divine and I am absolutely jealous of your first Christmas card... mine is weeks away! Thanks for the lovely update!

glitterandglue said...

Morning Julia. Well done on the first Christmas card. It won't take long to sort everything, then you will be back in production on the rest.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Yes dear Julia your desk is a terrific mess. But I totally understand. It's been my life for over a month. Boxes..I swear they have some attachment to me. I've told myself all I can save is the white boxes, they seem rare and less of a collection would be had. Eventually we always get things organized but I wonder why in this stage of my life am I creating such a mess so often.
Have fun with the clean up and enjoy a great week. I do like the pretty Christmas card.

Nikki C said...

Wow Julia that is some sort your doing there and your desk is piles pretty high at the moment I'm sure you'll get it back in order soon enough hugs Nikki 7

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Piles?? You can get cream for that, you know.... :-)
Hugs, LLJ 10 xxx

Vicky Fisher said...

you have already made double as much Christmas cards as I did, as I have done none yet lol. Is the empty box the issue, as I see it it can be part of the solution. Have a wonderful creative week, vicky 9

okienurse said...

Definitely a busy looking desk...almost looks like mine! I clean up and put away then it happens all over again. Vickie#11

Kyla said...

Ooh clearing down a house is never easy especially when it's crafting stuff!! Remember it always looks worse before it start to look better so I reckon your well on your way.
Kyla #13

Lynn Holland said...

How many times do we get rid of stuff only to find we've replaced it with more stuff. It's coming to something when visitors even say I don't remember you having so much stuff. In the office I can't even get near the window for stuff on the floor. It looks like rent a crowd. Oh crikey get me out of here :-(

Sue said...

Hi Julia, I hope you can get your mum's things sorted and then get your craft area sorted so you can actually craft.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #15

Angela Radford said...

I'm relieved to see your desk like this actually, makes me feel better as you will see when you visit mine. Hope you manage to get things sorted. Happy woyww, Angela x 17

Neet said...

Now what is the difference between the two words "Cluttered" and "Busy"? I prefer to think your desk is "busy'. One good splurge forward and you will have this wrapped up neatly - only to find you need somewhere to "dump' more stuff.
Ah well, such is life ... Enjoy!
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Twiglet said...

Yes, I can send you some cream for those piles as Jan says!! I can imagine all our WOYWWers having a right good rummage round all that stuff! x Jo

BJ said...

Well I think you can be let off since you are busy sorting your Mama's stuff. I forced myself to sit at my desk and hence SAD light and actually made a card for a SWAP. I even did my blog post afterwards and scheduled it for midnight - not done that is AGEA! I even felt so much better I actually went to badminton last night and won 5 out of 6 games and came home on a high. Happy WOYWW BJ#21

Christine said...

Short but sweet post today ..... trying to fit in as much as I can as Little Soldier comes on Friday. Yikes! House moving is adjusting my schedules!!
Have a good week,
Christine
aka Bishopsmate #20

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Loving your mess, Julia! I can't believe I managed to get #22 again - four weeks running! I guess, I'm posting around the same time, so perhaps it's not too surprising.

Chidkid said...

Oh my..what a lot to sort through.. Keep going girl! You'll get there. Elaine no. 16

Anne said...

Hi Julia - I can identify with your 'mess' :-) had to tidy up this morning ready for my three crafters later !!! It's all gone upstairs to 'the storeroom' as DH calls it :-) AKA the spare bedroom. That needs a good 'mucking out' Anne x #23

Marit said...

Oops... I guess I am the one that sets the 'neat example', I certainly do that this week as my desk was never that clean and neat as today (sorry love!) Good luck sorting it all out ánd storing it... keep breathing Julia. Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland, Marit #24

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, blimey, I thought I had a lot of stuff on my desk yesterday! Seriously though, loving that Christmas Card, it's gorgeous. And lots of interesting stuff to poke around in too. Love & Hugs, Shaz xxxx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Looks like nothing has changed :) Please note my intention to come to the crop. Will look forward with antici.....pation to a lovely slew of Christmas cards. THIS year I may need some so all inspiration most welcome.

hugs and Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (24)

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I think we have all been saying for a while that a large quantity of Christmas cards will be made - I have done half of one! It is the same every year here - and last year I ended up buying charity cards to send out to most people. I may well do the same this year (I keep eyeing up the displays of cards whenever I am out shopping!). Good luck with getting that pile off the desk and somewhere else. Ali x #27

CraftygasheadZo said...

Am loving the desk dumping! I think we all do that. Christmas cards - well I've started as well. It's so lovely to be back in fold of WOYWW. I've missed out lately. Life and stuff. I know you understand. Take care Zo xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Julia just read your post below and oh that lamp stand is a beauty well worth the clean...
...and your desk re-ssembles mine all too off a teeny spot to work in and hte rest is dumping ground!
I am late in joining this week, a busy day out watch the migrating whales breaching over lunch with family.. it really is the migrating season here.... and may not make it next week, well see how I am after the test I have on Tuesday.. just a check I have been assured.:D
Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #30

StampedbyChris said...

Your desk look creative not messy! A couple of those Blood Orange Fizzes and you may not even notice all the tidying waiting to be done! Great job on getting a Christmas card done...still plenty of time to do more.
Hugs
Chris #31

Kathyk said...

Got "piles" (of stash) myself .. and nowhere to put it, at least until it's been played with!

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
No 33

Sharon Koole said...

No tidy desk here, Julia. Mine has become a dumping ground too - much to my shame!

Sharon K #34

LisaDV said...

Hey, my desk looks like that ALOT! More than I care for. I not only have me dumping things, but my dh and kids. If they don't know where it goes, it goes on my craft desk. ??? I also like to save useful sized boxes, especially with Christmas coming. I currently have quite the stash as I'm saving bigger ones as we clean to pack goodwill items into. The pile has moved at least 3 times. The next move will be to the recycle I'm sure. Your Christmas card is so elegant and beautiful! Love it. Have a blessed week. LisaDV #35

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sorry Julia, no example setting on my desk, in fact I think I can easily match this! Squinting to see the card but my eyes can't quite make it! Have fun making more! Hugs, Chrisxx 35

April Story said...

I love that your desk is so messy. LOL It makes me feel really good about mine. ;-)
April

Morti said...

Hello!

My desk looked like yours last week - I've been steadily clearing it, only to then cover it with dies and then have to clear it again. And then cover it again with other stuff. I don't think I'm ever destined to have a clear desk to work at!

Hope you're keeping well, lovely lady....

misteejay said...

I'm sure there is a desk under there somewhere LOL
Not much you can do though Julia when "life" gets in the way.
Toni xx

Lindart said...

It's been a little while since I have posted - but here I am back again! Once again my desk is shrinking, and the mess is growing! Don't feel so bad, we are all there (or were there at some point!)It's the sign of a creative person! Lindart #43

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Julia,

Oh, I can't wait until I have my own craft room so I can have an even messier desk than yours! Then I'll truly have something to share with other deskers!!

Can you believe I'm joining in the fun this week and will hopefully get in the groove once again to part of this amazing family! You and your pal, Jan, have truly kept us together.

Much love,

Kay

CraftyHope said...

Oh, I've totally made my desk a dumping ground too. There never seems to be enough flat surfaces when you need them! I'm sure you'll have it neat and straightened in no time. At ;east you've started on Christmas cards. I've only vaguely thought about them! eek!!

Stacy Sheldon said...

I put a basket on the floor... ( to dump all the things into after I shoot them on the desk haha) and then do a major clean up about once a week. but, think of how good it will feel when you do have a square to work in again. :)

~Stacy #48

Heather said...

Happy Wednesday! Your desk looks like mine did a few weeks ago... I think all us creative types run into this from time to time. ;) I hope you can get everything sorted and get back to crafting soon. Have a great week! Heather (waywardgypsy) #50? #51?

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Lovely scripty font on the Christmas card. I need to come up with my first seasonal projects for a workshop next week. Still too early for me really!

RosA said...

Your desk is definitely looking somewhat chaotic, which really, is not always bad. You simply can't do anything until some control over it happens. Annoying, but necessary. Anyway, I'm not one to talk! I'm in a constant mess. Today my "desk" has decamped to the lounge :)
I did have to search to find your Christmas card :) Yes, I agree, nice font. And one more card than I've made :)
RosA # 54

Bernice said...

You never know just how small an area of work desk will do for crafting - space is over rated anyhow! I always think you need lots and lots of 'stuff' to choose from to be really creative - don't you agree??
Bernice #28

StampinCarol said...

It's always messiest before it's cleaned??? Sounds good anyway. You should have seen mine before I cleaned it. Oh boy. My trash got a load of scraps.
Carol N #42

Cardarian said...

Julia you seem to be doing the same sort of job I am - sorting out stamps and crafty stuff - except I am cleaning the stamps too! Like your Christmas card! I am far from getting up to that but I will have to start soon though otherwise I will doing them the day before Christmas which I said I will never do again! Huh!
Lots of hugs, can't wait for the crop!!!
Cardarian

Diana Taylor said...

There's a fine line between a 'creative' desk and a messy one and I think this week you've definitely crossed it! I hope you soon get your Mama's collection sorted and you can get back to serious creating - you've achieved more than me, at least you have a Christmas card under your belt and it's gorgeous too!
Hope you have a good week,
Hugs, Diana xx #18

SusanLotus said...

Thank you for continuing doing this week after week!
Very appreciated. :)

Have a great weekend!

"Better-late-than-never"-wishes
and Thank you for visiting me!
from SusanLotus nr 32 WOYWW.