Wednesday, 29 August 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 169

Well, I offer two shots of the same shame,it may look better or worse from the other perspective...you decide.  I'm not too busy to care, but I'm too busy to care, know what I mean?  No?  well....I need room but I don't want to stop...you get that, for sure.  I do have to stop later today though, so will promise to stop one hour before I have to and do some tidying.  Good for the soul.  Even better for the mojo!

Oh my life.  ipad is missing, being charged.  If you saw yesterday's post, you'll recognise some of the ingredients.   The A and P are still awaiting attention.  Ridiculous, but will probably now feature as gift tags on her Christmas present....it's certainly too too late to offer them as a belated birthday gift of some sort!  But, AP is my sweet Mama, so I know she won't mind!
Share your shame then...or your pride.  Let's see what you're working on and where you're having to work..desk, floor, tray, office.....reveal, I beg you!
Please put WOYWW in your post title and link here.  Cool.  See you sometime between now and next Tuesday evening!

120 comments:

Ohhh Snap said...

Looks like you are busy creating! Sometimes you just have to slide things to the side when you are in a mojo moment :D. Happy WOYWW! #2

Bridget Larsen said...

I dont know you you work in that 6x6 inch space lol, eventually it would drive me crazy. I havent seen your ipad in a long while, getting withdrawal symptoms now
Bridget #3

Bernice said...

Yes - you have to seize the moment - you can always tidy up later - you need another table - I have a fold up one that I pull out when I run out of space on my desk!!
Bernice #9

Minxy said...

WOW you have been a busy girl, i'm thinking if you wanted to hide some of the mess you should of stuck with pic 2 lol but i guess there's no fun in that!
Have a great rest of week and weekend x
Minxy #5

Hwee said...

I'm early in submission this week! Woo Hoo! Now off to bed... zzzz. You've been very busy!

Hwee #12

Dragon said...

Well, like you, it's shame again for me, but am I bovvered??? Nope!! I have a give away too this week if you fancy a bit of me!!?? I am still so grateful for this concept... and I LOVE that you are so messy!!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

I like the overhead shot myself! And really, from that angle, it doesn't look bad at all!!!!

I can't believe I'm number 17!!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay

Spyder said...

ohoo I'm two people earlier this early morning!
I've got one of those, and those, and is that that wacky tape? (or whatever it's called)I haven't got one of those, and I'd like one of those!!Hey! I think I'm tidier than you this week!
Happy woyww #16
(Lyn)

S said...

I'm glad to be back this week. Your desk looks like a treasure trove to me - you've been very crafty! S

scrappymo! said...

Looks like you have been very busy creating! Good for you!

Sometimes you just have to get her done and worry about the mess later.

sandra de said...

I like an aerial shot as it gives a very immediate perspective. Or I just want to jump in and help you clean up!!! Love your resist emboss index cards. Always helpful to have the technique instructions actually linked to the finished item. enjoy your week.
Sandra de @19

famfa said...

Wow, that is busy and a little messy perhaps too. I want to come and tidy it. Bit far though. My ffle looked at the photo and said oh dear how can you craft on that! What does he know, sweep it aside.
Famfa #22
P.s. loved your comments last week. Thank you xx

Deb said...

wow, that is a lot of stuff, where are you working? Hope whatever you are working on is small or have you migrated elsewhere (thats what I do!)
Debxx

Peggy said...

that looks like one busy desk... I'm doing this before I go to bed so it will be there in the morning. can't wait to use my new toys have a great week Peggy C

Candace said...

Mess? Where I see no mess. Just lots of creativity and its your crafty space so who cares if there is a mess anyway. Only time it becomes a problem is if you think it is out of control and as you can still craft all is just fine. X

pat said...

So good to be back. I have missed everyone. Julie, your desk is quite full of fun. I have to clear my off between creations.

Diana Evans said...

looks like you are super busy creating magic!!!! or a mad scientist!!! lol....thank you for hosting!!! have a super day!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Goodness, did I just see a Christmas tree stamp? It's only August, but I guess I shouldn't wait till Dec. 14 like I did last year. I see about three inches of space, so it's probably not time to clean up yet. It would be for me, but not for you. I hope you have a good week. I'm thinking about you, just didn't have time to join in this week.

Joynana said...

Wow Julia, you have been really busy crafting. Do you know where everything is on there? I see lots of the same products that I use everyday. #27

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ha ha Julia I always find your desk exceedingly consoling you know - as so know what you mean about not wanting to stop to tidy up- I just have not been in my spot to work for two whole weeks feeling sad but hey will get to it soon.. like look of your smile stamp, that is a cracker... and yes the requisite number of scissors:D happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x #28 at present.

Lisa Richards said...

Busy girl! Hope you have a great week of creativity!
Lisa
#30

Neesie said...

Oh my Lordie Julia...now that's busy!
I have to confess no matter how hard I try I just can't find your WOYWW badge anywhere! ;D
You've really hidden it :D
Well I'm off to have fun desk hopping now ...thanks again for keeping us all inspired! x

Neesie said...

Pressed the button before adding my number...what a numpty!
Happy WOYWW Neesie #29

SiskiyouSue said...

That's what my desk looks like, sad to say! I started trying to sort and clean my craft room. Put some things in a box to give my daughter, some in one pile some in another, then realized that I needed to finish a project... The project is now done, so I hope to finish cleaning soon. It doesn't help my mojo, for sure! You have my sympathy.

Redanne said...

Hi Julia, I am a bit stumped for words - now that's one busy desk! I put it down to you getting ready for your workshop this weekend...... yes......maybe, well a good excuse anyway? Wow! Crafty hugs, Anne x #32 (can't sleep)

BJ said...

Hi Julia, Like Anne above I can't sleep either (well just woke anyways). Looking at your desk I'd say the rubber stamp with "Smile" on it says it all. Don't worry, be happy. BJ#35

Sandy Leigh said...

Hmm...pretty sure I just left a comment but then something weird happened. I don't know. So is this my second comment? Oh dear Julia...I'm sleepy!

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

NEVER stop while the mojo has you swept up in hand! Not ever! No matter how messy things, get, hehe. <3 Aeryn

RosC said...

How terrific to know that family is indulgent of our foibles; of course the Mater won't mind. I'm thankful that my lot are so tolerant.
The only reason to give your desk the shame name is because Share Your Shame has a nice alliteration. Otherwise, I just love the desk and the doings.
Good to be round again in amongst my chaotic and taxing week.
Take care,
Ros. #46

Claire said...

wow!! what a busy, buzzy desk :) i've missed you all - it's been a long august... i share some in my post... thankyou for a great distraction, julia... xx

VonnyK said...

Both shots make it a desk I could be proud of. It's good to know that the greats can make a huge mess too :) Had a look at your other posts and love those cards. So wish I could come to some of your workshops, would love to learn how to do all those fab cards and things. Might need more than a cut lunch to get there though. Not sure what half those things on your desk are for, but it would be fun playing.
Have a great week.
Von #44

kath said...

Hi Julia...creative clutter at it's very best..you're a dab hand at working on a postage stamp obviously...happy WOYWW hugs kath xxx

Tertia said...

You are so right about cleaning being good for the soul, I am so loving my clean space and it seems easy-ish to keep it that way. I am not holding my breath though, there is no telling how long it will last when school starts in two weeks.
Happy WOYWW
Tertia #47

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Love the hurricane of creativity on your desk! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

inkypinkycraft said...

now that is one busy desk, full of creative workings!!! have a great week, good to be back, trace x

Li'l Pidge said...

Wow, your desk is full of craftyness! My desk is still clean (for me) and it does feel good, wrong...but good!
Kyla

Keren Howell said...

That is a nice, messy desk! (I can fill up three surfaces and still wind up working in a space the size of a postage stamp so the concept is familiar to me!)

Ali H said...

Oh Julia - that really is a rightly assortment of clutter ! I find that while its great to have stuff all at hand, the space for creating gets smaller & smaller - altered matchbox anyone ? Hope you find your desk under there when you dive in for a tidy up ! Thanks for hosting & have a fun week ! Ali #56

Sue from Oregon said...

You just got to SMILE Julia! (yes, I see that stamp!) No WOYWW for me this week but wanted to stop and say Hello Girl!

Emily said...

There's no shame in your game hun.... I love to see a busy desk - if only because my OCD won't let me have one!

Have had technical issues this week and have entered the wrong thing at no 57 - is there any chance you can remove it for me?

Hugs Emily#58

Sandy said...

No matter how much room we have it always ends up like this doesn't it. Looks like you are having lots of inky fun though. Sandy :)

Terry said...

It's been ages since I've been able to join you, but I'm back! I bow to you, my queen, because your desk is a WRECK! lol I've had so many projects going, bits and pieces get left over from each project and before I know it, my desk is a mess. It's nice to know I've got excellent company!

Hugs,

Terry
http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com

Helen said...

Love your busy desk shots! You'll get the A and P done some time, I know you!! You did confuse me with your link time this morning, I woke at 12.35 expecting it to be there. lol!! so I'm down at 40... see you some time!

Bella said...

Fabulous busy desk you have going there! Post the after shot soon when you have found that elusive hour...

MrsC.x said...

who needs a tidy desk just spread the happy {mess} to somewhere else its called sharing the love ;)

i would love to see the after shot thou! would be strange to see it so tidy
Happy WOYWW love Mrs.C.xx

Di said...

Oh my life Julia - am sending Search and Rescue round to you right away! I think I see a little hand waving from under the piles of stuff :)

Happy WOYWW - hugs, Di xx

Buttons said...

As long as you get done what you need to Julia, who cares? Happy WOYWW, Buttons x

Annie said...

I see it's def a week for you needing my 'tidy up' fairy Julia....Will send her round when she's finished here cos believe it or not my sewing room looks like a tip....my only consolation is it's pouring down here so my customers just might stay away long enough for me to tidy it :-)
Hugs,
A x

okienurse said...

Now how good am I? Pretty good if you ask me! Last week I was #68 and this week I got here earlier...I am #67...YAYAYAYA! I know what you mean about not wanting to stop to straighten up so I am tossing the tools into the box at the side of the desk instead of putting them back...Have fun creating! Vickie #67

JoelMcBride said...

Thanks for hosting this great weekly snoop-a-thon! I am new to the blogging world and have just posted my first WOYWW link. I have learned a LOT from visiting many other blogs and have been vastly inspired by many of them. A few of them are must visits for men through out the week. Thanks again!

Joel McBride (#69)

misteejay said...

Ooooo, that sure is one 'busy' desk. You are certainly on a roll at the moment.

Toni xx

Mrs F said...

Oh boy, l don't know how you work with your desk Julia? I once saw Wendy Craig in Butterflies put a tablecloth over the dirty pots on the dinner table, it was like a mountainous scene, think you may benefit from doing it too lol

Happy WOYWW xx

Ann B said...

Ah baby wipes. Why do I always feel I need to explain why I'm buying them when I get to the supermarket checkout?
Didn't join last week - too much of a lazy cow to craft - but I'm back.
Ann B
#71

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey - did Hurricane Isaac pass through your house?? That's quite a magnificent sight to behold :D

Helen said...

Wow, that's a very busy desk. I would go barmy...I need space...Shame it doesn't extend to the rest of my house, lol....Have fun creating and I look forward to seeing what you've made xx

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Hey Girl I think having a mess is great for the MoJo!! I don't know why but, I am not as creative unless their is at least a little mess!! lol

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin #75

Helen said...

Hi Julia you have been busy!! I have just scrolled down to see what made all this delicious mayhem I see before me. What a great idea to do a beginners class. I think even the most seasoned of us crafters benefit from a back to basics class. It is why I decided to take theTim Holtz 101 course - although I am still only on lesson 4! It is great to look at techniques in detail and it sets you off creating all over again. WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 73

Francesca said...

Its is because of the WOYWW that my desk has become tidier, otherwise I would still be like you. don't worry it great. Francesca #77

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I see you are going for the overhead shot yourself this week. The question is did you (like me) need to stand on a chair?! I can't believe I made it in under 100, it's been a long time since that happened!

Lisa-Jane said...

As long as you can find a space to craft, keep going. Only tidy up when you can't find your mojo underneath it all. I get to a point after a few rushed projects where I just can't bear it and I have to tidy up and then it is quite refreshing but it never lasts! Enjoy the creativity while you have it in your hands xx

Jumbleberries said...

I'm back after a bit of a WOYWW break - hope you don't mind?

Love that your desk always looks so busy and creative.

Jumbleberries xx

My name is Cindy said...

Oh I so know that feeling - need to tidy up but can't stop!!Unfortunately there does a come a time when it has to be done (Usualy when a precarious pile crashes to the floor!!) Happy WOYWW Cindy

Craftychris said...

I think the overhead piccie looks more creative - a good look I would say! Mum's are always thrilled however long they have to wait I know I am! xx

Laura said...

Funnily enough I don't see mess I see stamps I want to play with!! I must be immune to mess.
Have a good week,
Laura
83

Neet said...

Ahem! Well, I have seen some busy desks (nice way of saying "messy") but this one beats all. Oh Julia, what is happening? Where are you crafting?
Sorry, I have to leave - the picture alongside this comment box is messing with my eyes.
Oh dear!
Hugs, Neet xx

Kate said...

Sharing my 2 shots of the same shame today, TSOTSS could catch on?

** Kate **

Rita said...

Well Julia, looks like your having fun anyway. Somehow when all is tidy I can't find anything. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

April said...

Busy, busy, busy! the desk definately looks better from the top view :o) I really need a tidy up too, but it's no fun is it! April x #86

Trish Latimer said...

Hi julia...I'm a bit late today but at least I'm here!! Your desk looks like a nice crafty jumble of 'stuff' perfect!! Although, is you actual working space getting smaller and smaller or is it my imagination??!!! Trish #90

Erika said...

That's one busy desk today Julia, looks as if you are having as much fun as I am.
Have a great Wednesday, hugs Erika.

lisa said...

It's great to be back with you all after my hols, I've missed my desk fix!!
I know exactly what you mean about being too busy to care what mess you've created, trouble is you only realise it when the space for actually working in disappears altogether!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #93

SueH said...

I think the lack of space thing is something we can all relate to Julia. I usually end up losing stuff in the bin because it falls off the edge of the table. I’ve managed a bone folder and a bottle of Glossy Accents in the last couple of days and only noticed after the bin had been emptied and the dustmen had been…….need to go shopping now….what a blow, Lol!

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Twiglet said...

My table is just a dumping ground today too - I promise it will be tidier next week - maybe!!! x Jo

Glenda said...

Your desk looks like you have been a very busy girl! Quit a pile going on there girl. Always love to see what you have been doing!
Glenda 97

Cardarian said...

I had a good snoop around the blog - not just todays post - I haven't been around last week so I missed a few! I would love to go to one of those "basic techniques workshops" I never really had anyone to show me the basics - it was all from youtube! Love your busy desk today - busy desks are the best of snoops!
I am counting days till the WOYWW crop!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

scrappyjen said...

Tried to link on my desk and I can't do it properly from phone! Will sort out when computer is working again. Desk still a mess! Posted a take that book which is under the mess and which you might like Julia! Yes the take that scrapping is going well! Jenx

butterfly said...

I LOVE the pictures of your desk... it's like some brilliantly Memory game. I have to memorise as much as possible, then look away and try to remember what's there... fabulous!!
Alison x

Tuire Flemming said...

Nice to be back :) your desk looks quite as spacious as mine :D

Lynn Holland said...

If you manage to get this far down your comments list Julia, I will be mega impressed.
Can you write your blog from your Ipad or do you have to us your pc ?
Mine is an IPad2 and i have to go to my pc to add pics and blog. I am missing a trick here.
Have a good week
Lynn 102 xx

Elizabeth said...

It doesn't really matter which view you look at it still looks like the desk of an extremely busy crafter. The EM remarked the state on mine yesterday afternoon, suggested that I took half a day just to clear the mess - mess, I ask you!!! - I enjoyed telling him that it would take no more than 30 minutes. Of course, he didn't believe me and had to watch me in action - I was wrong, it took 15 minutes :))

I've just spotted that you have those Fiskars scissors that I've heard so much about - are they as good as claimed, I'm on the lookout for really good ones, mine are aging badly.

Have a good week and don't interrupt while the mojo is in you :) Elizabeth x #101

JB said...

Hi Julia, I don't think you're being shameful just productive. I am being rather er productive too or is it just being a hoarder. Is hard for me to say. Have a good week x.

Cath Davidson said...

Loving your desk! So creative an messy, love it :D

YoriとYayie said...

I still love your desk!!! I'll trade mine with yours anytime... hehehe

Jingle said...

A "smile" stamp right beside a Kaleidacolor ink pad - that looks like perfection to me!

SandyD said...

Was stunned by the responses I received after entering for the first time last week, so had to enter again.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I so know you mean!!!
That was me last week. Creating on piles on top of piles.
But I got it all cleaned up to start on my next project.
So you won't see that mess today.
But it was there! ;)

Kim said...

Oh my!! But look on the bright side; your Muse has so many things to play with!!

Laura said...

Oh my you have a very busy desk. Mine is spread out. Somehow I squeezed 4 desks in my space.

Laura said...

Wow Julia that is a lot of craftyness all on one surface! I can spot the distress inks in there too!
My desk is a lot smaller and I think it was any bigger it would certainly look like yours.
Laura xx

FiLoMa said...

Hi Julia, I can't believe the area you actually give yourself to craft in, it's so small. I'm so greedy for space I take up most of my 8 seater dinning table, which is now my craft table, when I'm working on a project. First time I've participated in this. Thanks for explaining it all to me. Cheers FiLoMa

StampinCarol said...

Now that is a desk I can relate to! I really need to clean mine before I start another project. Maybe tomorrow....
Thanks for sharing!
Carol N #116 (so far)

Eliza said...

Thank you Julia for your lovely comment.

Eliza

Frances said...

I know exactly what you mean, Momentum is a powerful force. I love the cards you are making for the workshops, SO Beautiful. I really wish I could attend. The resist colouring is my favorite, such bold color. You have an amazing talent for stamping. Thank You for the encouraging comment. It hurt, but Isa is happy with her threaded eyebrows;). I appreciate WOYWW, it really lifts my spirits. See you (and your awesome desk) next week.

Gita said...

Happy WOYWW Julia!! I can relate...once I get working on a project it can become a big pile of ....craft stuff! But when I start not being able to find stuff...than it's clean up time.

Laura said...

Happy Wednesday -- it sure looks like you have a million projects going at once! I think I have the opposite problem at the moment -- can't figure out what I want to work on next. And of course I'm off of work with actual *time*. If your Mom is like mine, I know she'll be thrilled with her A and P whenever you give them to her. Hugs, Laura

Amy E said...

Oh Julia, it looks like you've been having WAY too much fun on your desk! Do you know what I love? Everything in the overhead shot is color coordinated! All oranges and reds...look at it again...you'll see!

Amy E. #6
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh thank you so much! You have enough clutter for the both of us. I'm afraid I've let my adoring public down by too clean a desk. I like those big happy piles like you have where you are on a roll so you don't want to stop. Those are fun times!

Kirsty.a said...

Love your mess, Julia. I promise to try and join in a bit more regularly next term. Wednesday will still be my busiest day, but Thursday will be my day off, so I will attempt to fit WOYWDW into my new-schoolyear schedule

Jaki Morris said...

I love,love,love the mess!


Jaki #128

Seryna said...

Same shame! Oh, I need to go take a picture of my stamping/craft room. Yours is at least productive! I am so happy that I found your blog from your comment at http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.

~Anne

mamapez5 said...

You are running a bit short on work space there Julia!
Sorry it only a quick visit today. I am very sad, and not up to lots of chatting. Hopefully I'll be back on an even keel by next week.
Kate x #75

Barb King said...

I can relate to the piles, that's what my table looked like a few days ago, when I was trying to make some tags. And I used to be so organized! Have a great week! Barb #131

Anne said...

Well Julia your desk certainly looks as though hurricane Isaac passed through. Mine now looks a lot messier than when I took the photos this morning - but no one can see it :-) Happy WOYWW Anne x #134

Karin said...

I know that feeling only too well. That's why I have to craft on my dining table ;-)
Karin

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

You got it going on girlfriend!! Awesome inspiring creative centre here! Love it, *smiles* Norma

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Posted my mess will pop along and see some of you now :)

fairy thoughts said...

Mmm seems messier than usual, not sure I could work in such a small area, but obviously you can
Very late checking back in... cravats to make!
janet

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I felt right at home seeing your desk today. I ended up working on the floor again. Not good for the knees. It looks like you have been very productive.
Carol who is always at the last minute

Sheri said...

Don't you love your Kaleidacolor ink pads? I know I love mine!

Alexandra said...

I still can't believe you find a place to work in a studio like that. hee hee :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi Boss! I didn't have a minute to stop by this morning, and by some miracle remembered tonight! Another fab post and lots of linkies responding.

This is probably not original, but I had a thought. I don't mean that having a thought is original for me (it's rare, but ...). What I mean is others have probably already thought of this. What do you think of having people put *new* or *1st* and then their name ONLY for their very first link?

Like everyone else, I can't get all the way around every week, but I do remember being new and nervous and I'd like to make sure I leave a comment on anyone's blog that are first-timers that week. That's it.

Have a great week and for the love of God, woman, clean up that mess!!

Darnell #125

Bella said...

Well, I could always send you a kit instead of moving over lock stock and barrel! The question is...Pink or Blue?

Kezzy said...

Wow looks like your really busy doing lots of creating, I am just the same when I start crafting, I don't put bits away and tend to have this really small area left to work in lol. Love the tags for the new workshop, your resist colouring is so clear, I never seem to get it right, which technique do you use? Happy woyww :-) Kerry xxx

jan spencer said...

Well done, very tidy desk today, trouble is they never stay that way!!

Jan S 152

Belinda said...

Julia, you know what I am finding interesting? Well even if you aren't I'm gonna tell you anyway. I love snooping over all the desks each week. I used to think that I love to see the tidy desks (probably in hopes that I actually will clean mine)but I am finding the untidy desks are much more interesting. I get to see what people are eating (when wrappers are left behind, an empty tea cup, half finished projects, yummy stamps, etc. So no worries about your desk. I find it much more enjoyable when in disarray! Thanks for stopping by my desk. Have a great week.
Belinda (37)

Roudi said...

Thank you for always hosting us Julia! Happy WOYWW everyone. :)

Katie said...

What a lovely mess you have this week! Where do you work in it?

Katie (155)

Queen Lightwell said...

I made it this week! Yeah for me...well, it feels like an accomplishment to me! lol :) But look at that desk of yours...whoa. You put the Wow in WOYWW this week lady! It's truly amazing the messes we can make in a creative frenzy, huh? At least we know you got to play some. :)
Take care and thanks ever so much for hostessing this linky party and making it around to so many of us fellow crafty bloggers!
Deeyll #149

Shoshi said...

I'm afraid I didn't make ti to WOYWW this week Julia - too muych else on my mind and I didn't remember till it was too late. A quick update on Dad in case anyone is reading this - thanks for all the lovely comments, thoughts and prayers for our family. Dad is slightly better today but has had a bad dip. He's up and down, still in hospital, but we are hoping this is a real improvemenmt this time. My sister's been down staying with Mum for a few days which takes the pressure off my hubby.

I'm feeling very exhausted and not doing anythiing atm except immersing myself in the wonderful Paralympics so don't expect any sense out of Shoshi for a week or two!!!

Happy belated WOYWW to everyone,
Shoshi x

Mary said...

Now that's one busy desk! I can feel your pain, I know next week everything will be neat and tidy. Mine looks like yours quite often, thankfully I have two work spaces. Sometimes I need 3. :-). Have a great week!