Wednesday, 11 July 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 163

I'm not here today.  It doesn't mean that my desk is clear, tidy or clean.  It just means that there's not a lot going on...so I thought you may like to see the swing to the left.


I can reach all this from where I sit, but to use the Big Shot, I do have to get off my erm, stool. It looks tidy from the height of the worktop...but in a photo - ach.  So you see the pots of embossing powder on the top left, and in order under that shelf are inkpads...per shelf - Distress inks/stains and Stazon, then pigment ink pads, then Fluid Chalk ink pads and on the botom shelf, two baskets - one with dye ink pads and one with Brilliance ink pads. yes, I love 'em all.  The white drawers at right are full of embellishments, tape, tools and apparently loads of stuff I need.  I might open them and photo them one day.  I might clear them out one day..they'll probably condense into two sensible sizes!  At the time of building this room, I thought this would be a great storage solution, but actually, I prefer the baskets on shelves, more portable and I do move stuff a lot - to crops, workshops etc. 
The toy boxes at right under the desk are a necessary evil, they store the sort of multiples that you need for doing 'event' days...multiple heat guns, paper to protect tables, light boxes, paper trimmers..you know.  It's a bit over exposed in the corner, but that's my scrap paper boxes and you can just see the open needle case and WOYWW baby wipe cover from Jo and Annie at Sister's Crafty Creations...the needle case is full of decorative pins which I like to look at.  I'm not great at using them...obviously.  So there we have it, a bit more of my favourite room.  
Show us what you're doing this week, post a photo on you blog, put WOYWW in your post title and link it here...fascinating stuff.  

116 comments:

Bridget Larsen said...

Love seeing other parts of peoples craft areas, makes my mess more acceptable hahahaa
Bridget #6

May said...

I've never seen your room from this side before... looks very organised I must say... I prefer things in trays or boxes as easy to find... I've been awol a few weeks.. but I have a very good excuse... Hugs May x x x

Morti said...

Woo #9 for a change! Great to see a different angle this week Julia!

Dragon said...

Now that is very interesting to see a different bit of your work space... I know I want all that stored stash anyway!!! I bet you don't do it out... something will always get in the way, especially time, tee hee
Frankie
xx

KatzElbows said...

It's strange how our ideas of perfect storage change. I love your black cubes on the wall. I also like the look of your table leg. Nice to see a fancier table than my own. Good luck if you choose to sort your drawers out.

cheers, rachel #11

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Doh! Where did my commeNt go? Such weirdness tonight with my technology! But I will repeat LOL at the dangling heat gun :)

MA

Dragon said...

PS I think it's 162 actually!!! but you can call it what you want as you are the Boss woman!!!
xx

Shoshi said...

Cor!! #4! Never been this high up the list before! (Was hoping for #1 but you can't have everything!)

Love the alternative view of your desk, Julia. You might start a trend! Usually the rest of my ARTHaven, away from my desk, is a total tip!!

Thanks for letting me publicise Shoshi's Blog Shop on WOYWW! Much appreciated. (Anyone interested - it's on one of my new tabs at the top of my blog.)

Hope to do a bit better visiting desks this week - however hard I try, I never seem to manage to visit very many.

Anyone else reading this, who has agreed to swap ATCs with me and hasn't yet sent me their address, please do - your ATCs are here eagerly waiting to be sent off to you!

Happy WOYWW to everyone, and especially to you Julia, and thanks again for all you do for us - the friendships and inspiration that arise from WOYWW are beyond price.

Shoshi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I think you are right about little containers you can pull out and move from place to place. But I also like those pull out drawers. Of course, I've changed my craft room so many times it isn't funny. Especially after I realize that something didn't work as I had planned. Sometimes you have to live with something for awhile before you realize you don't like it. I Do like how you have the paint stored. And you can see the color at a glance, too. Happy WOYWW from #1 this week.

Helen said...

just woke up so came to link- will look properly in the morning (real morning not middle of the night morning!) zzzzzzzzzz

My name is Cindy said...

Storage - always likelooking for new ideas, I'm resigned to redistributing everything once a year. The trouble with putting htings away is they never get used. Like you, I need to have as much as possible within reach, to avoid getting up off my, er, stool. Happy WOYWW Cindy

butlersabroad said...

Nice! Even your heat gun has committed suicide rather than keep looking at that mess!! I'm allowed to be pious, I cleaned up the other week!! Hope wherever you are the sun's shining!

Hugs
Brenda 3

butlersabroad said...

Wait a minute! 163?? Really! Everyone has 162 on their blog but you! Gosh that's hilarious!!!

Brenda

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great storage under your desk, Julia! lots of stuff within reach! hugs!

Spyder said...

ohooo I like the swing to the left... My left would only show you that my hall is just as messy, and my other left... the pile is just about to............

ugh...ouch

Lyn at 25 I think...

Neesie said...

I'm out and about today so just managed to grab a seat and pop into WOYWW for a peek!
Thanks for showing this angle of your special room...it all looks so crafty and full of goodies. I'd love to spend awhile snooping in all the boxes, drawers and pots...but then I suppose that's going a little too far...and maybe a little creepy?
Have a fantastic week Julie and thanks for letting us have a great time tootling about each other's desks. It's such fun! :D
Neesie #14

laurie said...

very well organized, so much great stuff!

Judith said...

I love to see what everyone else is working on. You have a neat workstation and organized. I spent 20 minutes looking for something that was under my nose.......Thanks for the hint...Judith, Texas #28

Joynana said...

Julia, I really love your space. I like how your heat gun hangs around from the lamp. Are you having fun wherever you are? I hope. Finshed that beach journal scrapbook. #29

Daniella said...

hi Julia!!
I love how organized you are! You actually have your inks organized? AMAZING!! I saw no mess, because I was captivated by the inks!! LOL!!
Thanks for hosting the most awesome blog party in the universe!!
xxDaniella#27

Charlene said...

Love your happy space, Julia...thanks for the peek!

EELS said...

Great post again Julia but I got a little confused - well it's easy to confuse me - but I posted as 163 then found everyone posting as WOYWW 162 I hope I haven't confused anyone else lol.
Cheers,
Elaine #26

Belinda said...

I love the cubes on the wall. What's the circle things inside? I have to agree with you, I like the basket idea. I like the portability to move things around. I just need you to come help me organize my room. So hope on a plane girlfriend!

Belinda (33)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for the expanded view, Julia! I love your shadow boxes on the wall; great idea!!

Thanks, as always, for being the best hostess!

Sandy said...

Oh great shot of the left of you. Love your little wall boxes. Look at all your embossing powders, on my list of things to buy after getting all gold embossed yesterday. Hope you got my mail. Sandy :)

sandysewin said...

I know what you mean about having stuff stashed away, you never think about it. It's got to be out where it can be seen.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #35

trisha too said...

I'd like to dig through those drawers . . .

:)

Peggy said...

it's good to have things at arms length...everything looks like it has it's own spot. have a great week !! Peggy C

LuLu said...

Howdy Julia,

This is a nice alternate view of your space. Looks very tidy to me!

Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2!

Peace,
LuLu
www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/lou_avatar

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh wow! Really fascinating stuff! It's funny what we find fascinating isn't it?! I love that you gave us a different view of your work area. I have tons of stuff under my desk too! patsy #22

sandra de said...

Ohhh I do like a side view. Of course you are meant to just look at decorative pins. Too many friends stabbed themselves on my. I know you can cut the end off but really where is the excitement ...
Sandra de

RosA said...

That's different view. Love those little box type shelves you have on the wall.
RosA #45

Queenie Jeannie said...

No workdesk for me today, as I have NO WORKDESK at the moment, lol! We just arrived in Germany yesterday (from Italy), and are living in the post hotel until we sign for our new house and receive our stuff. Can't wait to stamp and play along again!!!!

JoZart said...

A swing to the left sounds very political to me! It all looks so neat and tidy from this angle but I do have concerns about your heat gun and hope it always gets unplugged for safety.
We thought of you often last week as WOYWW brought three of us together for a wonderful crafty time in Slovenia!
love JoZarty x

okienurse said...

I love seeing how other people have their stuff stored. I think you have a lot of goodies that would be so much fun to play with. Hope you have a great week. Vickie #49

inkypinkycraft said...

Lots of storage and nice to see another part of your room! I have changed to 163...not sure where I am?! Not good! Happy woyww trace x 48

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! Nice view - love those square wall boxes with bottles stacked in! Sorry I've been AWOL - too busy for words which is just miserable! Also noticed I've used the wrong WOYWW number! Oops! Will change it to 163 later! Mwah! #50

VonnyK said...

Wow, now that's a swing to the left. You have been keeping all those goodies a secret all this time. So many things to play with and I always thought an ink pad was just an ink pad but you have opened up a whole new world for me. Shows how crafty I am, I thought the heat gun was a hair dryer, wondered why it was hanging there :) Will have to sneak some time to look around the other desks as I still have my visitor here.
Have a great week.
Von #51

kay said...

dying to see whats in those drawers,i love storage,good for organising and also keeping everything in its own place but then i am a bit ocd......lol
have a great day
kay #52

Lynn Holland said...

That was a great idea, perhaps I will try it next week. What's that black piece of kit on top of the desk, is it something else I am going to have to buy.
I do thank you for showing us the tape gun, I got one and now use it all the time.
Lynn

Redanne said...

This is certainly a different view, no window, no grass, no Mr D! Love how you store all your goodies, especially those ink pads and that is a very nice table that you work on too, love it. Not sure about your heat gun though!

kyla 54 said...

Ooh...baskets....now that is a good idea. I feel a trip to poundland coming on! I have a couple of blue baskets mushrooms are delivered in, but they are quite big, need to search out smaller ones me thinks!
Kyla

Ann B said...

And I thought I had a load of stuff, your coming very close Julia and the second to bottom drawer looks like it has collapsed under the strain. I have so much in drawers and can never remember where that vital piece of kit is so end up opening them all - must put some labels on.
Where are you? Somewhere nice and warm I hope, with a bit of sun.

Ann B
#56

Annie said...

So much stash....and you use all that? I really wouldn't know where to start so I'm well impressed :-)
Hugs,
A x
ps thanks for the mention x

Di said...

It's like peeking into somewhere very familiar now I've seen your crafty workplace for myself - still lovin' how you have so much within easy reach.

Just remembered where you are today - make sure you have a front row place and give a wave for me:)

Di xx (#59 or so)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Morning! O I do love your storage, fab you can get to it so easily. Hope wherever you are today you have a great time, hmmm interesting read Di's comment. Who are you waving to?! Take care Zo xx 62

Mrs F said...

That is a craft room to aspire to, so organised and FULL lol.

Happy WOYWW 162 or 163???

Big hugs xx

Helen said...

Love seeing your swing to the left.... I too hope you unplug your heat gun, I never used to till I heard about Lin Brown (aka yoursartfully)'s fire... now I am paradoid!! But I envy you your desk (obviously) and all your drawers and baskets... oh one day to have an organised space to SIT AT!!!! lol. have a good one. Helen, 16.

Twiglet said...

That's a great crafty corner. Thanks for the mention - have a happy Wednesday. x Jo

Doone said...

in order of magnitude whilst away mostly I miss:
a) my man
b) my boys
c) my dogs
d) my room,

oddly only in my room with the menfolk popping in - me myself in my chair (throne) - just sitting and daydreaming - do I feel like I am 'home'

hope you are away somewhere nice and return inspired.

dxxxx

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Hello Julia - Tilly Tea Dance - Maxine - linking up for the first time. Hoping for some crafty inspiration. I would love a permanent craft space - think I need to reorganise a room or two!! M #66

Trish Latimer said...

Happy 162 or 3, whichever!!! Nice view of your space today Julia.....great storage there!! Trish #68

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, how I love looking at other people's spaces, the bits underneath the shelve look so organised, I like the idea of the transportable baskets for inkpads!
#42

Kate said...

Glad you mentioned about the baskets on shelves. I'm into major decluttering at the moment and as I also move around a lot with crafting its a good tip to know.

** Kate **

Helen said...

Hi Julia Hope you are off having fun somewhere. Your heat gun looks like it is taking a break and really chillin!
Looks like you have worn him out poor love! WOYWW Hugs from Helen 69

nerllybird said...

Good morning, wherever you are. I hope you are having a nice day, there is very nearly sunshine here but not quite. I second the baskets vs drawers thing - portability wins every time! :D
Helen S

misteejay said...

Lovely seeing under the table and another view of your favourite space.

Toni xx

Erika said...

Hi Julia your craft space is looking good this week, I've been away so missed a couple of weeks but it's good to be back. Happy Wednesday.
Hugs Erika.

RosC said...

I put 163 on my post, but then I copied you! ROFLOL
I love the storage and all, and like you I have things under the desk. Where do you put your knees? I thread mine around the waste bin, the foot stool that never has feet on it, the paper towel on a stand...and so on.
I'll change the post title ;-)
Happy days,
Ros #76

lisa said...

Now you are putting all us messy crafters to shame, Julia. Your storage is all so organised. You have so many inks, but I agree, baskets are so much easier to pick up and move about. I tend to recycle old pretty boxes for stuff but they tend to just be stored under the desk. I really need to get organised!!!
Love the heat gun hanging off the lamp. Mine spends it's life getting tangled up with chair legs or my legs and then there are all sorts of naughty words in the air!!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #84

BJ said...

Funny that - I did inkpads today too. Hope you have a great time wherever you are - BJ#80

Joanne said...

This is different. Not sure about the hanging heat gun, that may be putting a strain on the wire and you know mine set fire in my hand.
Hugs Joanne #88

Samantha Elliott said...

Ooooo! We are both doing different angles this week. My desk is all lovely and shiney and tidy. Too tidy and shiney in fact! LOL x

April said...

Oooh lots of goodies stashed away there! Makes me realise it's not just me with storage issues :o) x April #86

Karen said...

With a craft room like that I don't think I'd ever leave it!!! Hope you have a great day - have fun! Karen 90 x

Victoria said...

My storage ideas are constantly changing over time as well. It's funny how we are convinced something is going to work but then we (or at least I do) outgrow it as I get more stash! It all looks very organised anyway. Hope you have a fun day whatever you're up to! :)

Victoria said...

oops can you tell I'm a newbie? Forgot my number!
Victoria #85

Glenda said...

Good morning wherever you are! I posted with #162 and came here to see #163. I left mine as is, will adjust next week! Love the different view this week. Just look at all that wonderful storage!

Francesca said...

Hi to every one, this is my first time of any entry, and I think I have done it ! It is great to see other desks, some make me feel ashamed at the chaos I seem to work in. So Bridget 6# took your advise and showing the world my desk.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I'm #98 this wee hr of the AM. Glad to visit your left and love the black shelves. Our work areas change like housecleaning...Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Glad to see some also hang the electric things we use.Enjoy your week no matter what # it is.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, well, wherever you are I hope you are having a good day ... the sun is splitting the pavements here - for a change - and we have blue, blue sky and fluffy white clouds ... reason to celebrate :) Very interesting to see another area of your craft room besides the desk we are so familiar with - feel for your heat gun - it looks as though it's been abandoned for better things :) Elizabeth x #23

Chrysalis said...

Hi Julia & mates - thanks for chance to share your lives. I won't be around for 2 weeks but look forward to catching up with you all after that. xx

Craftychris said...

Its nice to see a different view today. I like thinks in baskets too. Ooh and so many inkpads, I need more! Have a good day whatever you are up to xx

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Fun to see a peek under your work space :)
Enjoy your day away!
Mary Jo #107

Storage Boxes said...

Good job dear! Such an organize room. Boxes, mugs or what ever it is helps a lot to make things organize.

Becky said...

I love getting to see more of your room Julia!! It's funny how, when planning a room out, we think we will organize or craft a certain way, but find out a different way will work better. Maybe one day you can get those baskets going. I love the heat gun dangling there in the wind :)

jan spencer said...

Sorry your not around today, your cupboards look very organised.
Have a good day

Clarky J said...

Pleased to be joining in the craft room tour again this week x Thanks for hosting.

Keren #113 said...

Taking a sneaky peek in my lunch hour (it is allowed..honest!) Looks very tidy to me, wish I was that organised!

Laura (Bookworm) said...

Fun to see another corner of your space. :) You are smart to put your embossing powders into little containers that are easier to spoon out of and tap back into. Hope you're having a good day wherever you are. Having lunch with the queen, perhaps? :-)

MOONFIRE DESIGNS said...

Morning, mmmm not sure your heat tool looks too safe there lol. Have a good day. Rachael xxxx

StampinCarol said...

Thanks for showing another area of your room! Looks quite organized! And hope you're having a great day!
Carol N #117

JB said...

Hi Julia, it all looks very good. Am getting there with my storage. Am using old vhs cases for pens and my knitting is in my mums bag (she didn't get a choice in it lol). Have a good week x
JB *118

Jodi H. said...

It's a pretty good mess this week, tho certainly not my worst!
Love this idea!

Paula Gale said...

oh no - i'm here for the first time in ages - and you're not... but at least I've posted today...
Hope you are well and doing something most fabulous somewhere....

It's nice to see another view of the WOYWW HQ!!!

big hugs, catch you soon

Paula x x x

mark gould said...

Happy woyww Julia, Always love my Wednesdays now. Did I lose a week again or did we skip 162?? ;) ;)
thanks for being our host, mark

Sandy Trefger said...

Fun to see the other side of your room! Love to see how others organize and function:). I must apologize to those who visited my blog last week. I failed to get around to returning the visits. I just ran out of time but I will do better this week. I really enjoy visiting the different workspaces and hate to miss out. Thank you Julia for this lovely gathering of like minds!
~Sandy
sandy's crafty creations

SueH said...

It’s good to have everything close to hand Julia and you’re so organised…..well on the surface anyway.
I hope you have a bell close by too so that you can summon someone to make a drink when you’re in need of refreshment!

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x
#94

Hazel said...

That's a tidy and organised area, Julia. Not sure why you're missing today, but hope all is well with you x

Jingle said...

Awesome that this is all within quick reach! What a great space!

Mary said...

Not from my work desk this date, but from my friend's. Yours looks very organized, I've had the same issue, I think I've changed the way I store too many times. I agree, baskets are a great way to store and grab and go. Have a fantastic week. See you next week!

Laura said...

Wow! That's a lot of ink pads!!

:)

Laura 128

kath said...

loved seeing another corner of your crafty space julia...happy WOYWW hugs kath xxx

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

It's always good to get an alternative view. Hope you're having fun wherever you are. Me? I'm glad to be home!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful space! Love the countertop with all the shelves underneath. It is so nice to see all the different storage ideas. -Meechelle #120

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Thanks for the view of the other side of your desk. Lots of great things there. I can see where those little drawers would be useful and nice but I can also see the downfall of them. I like things you can pick up and paw through too. I'd probably get those drawers so stuffed I couldn't close them.

scrappyjen said...

Hello WOYWWers! Thanks to all those of you who popped by to see me last week! Gotta love blogging! jenx

peggy gatto said...

Happy to join you today with a project for baby shower favors!!!

toni said...

Hi julia a bit late with my comment today your crafty corner looks very inviting x

Liz Black said...

I love that you have stuff stashed under the desk too, just like me! There's just never enough space ... lol! Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz 133 x

Angie said...

Just dropped by to say HI...sorry i didn't woyww this week ...not feeling well ....but needed to drop by friends.....LOVE your space.

Lizzie said...

Gosh, I'm a bit late this week!

Your desk certainly looks busy. I admit to Desk Envy - it's far more organised than mine; all those cute little drawers and cubbies, with boxy shelves for your bottles and potions... Oooo!!

Have a good week :-)

Carolyn Phillips said...

I couldn't function without things underneath my desk, I'd run out of space.

Anne said...

Great to see another part of your crafting space. I have a lot of stuff under my desk and along the walls to the right and left!! Never enough room. Anne x

Scrapcollectr said...

Lovely airy creative organization..... I'm thinking you're in Spain soaking up the sun? Enjoy!
*smile*
#138

Queen Lightwell said...

Thanks for the pan-out shot. Always wondered what was on your left side...now I know! :)
I use a roll around chair in my craft room so I never have to get off my erm! lol
If you come see my desk this week be forewarned: I put up more pictures than ever before! :)
Thanks for hostessing us snoops,
Deeyll :)

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Enjoyed seeing a little more of your crafting space this week.
Happy WOYWW
Carol

Nan G said...

better late than never! lol off to take a peek at what's going round the world with my fellow crafters.

Katie said...

Looking quite orderly this week :) Have a great week!

Katie (150)

Sandy Leigh said...

Love seeing the whole picture! You are very organized--meanwhile I am very late-in-the-day to be posting...but it's almost 10 p.m. here, still Wednesday, so couldn't resist adding my busy worktable. Happy Wednesday!

Raven's Rest Studio, Jennifer Conway said...

Oh! A fun peek at another part of your crafting area. Love the hanging hair dryer - always at the ready!! Cheers, ~Jen

LiliansArt said...

i think i almost got to see everyones woyww!!! lol i am really nosey when i am sick lol

Laura said...

Julia, I don't know how much this matters in the general scheme of life, but I just realized that there was never a WOYWW 162. July 4th was 161 and this week's post says 163. (You probably want to whack me upside the head for pointing this out!)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Wow! Your studio seems very efficient. I have most of my essentials by me, but do need to go to other areas in my studio to grab non-essentials.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Wow! Your studio seems very efficient. I have most of my essentials by me, but do need to go to other areas in my studio to grab non-essentials.

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