Tuesday, 1 April 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 252

HERE is a 'how to' join in WOYWW, you're welcome.  Here is an explanation of the WOYWW madness.  And HERE is how we're going to mark the fifth anniversary of ourselves, the week after some of us get together for the WOYWW Crop.  Enough links already.  
Week 252 for goodness' sake.  I've barely tidied up after 251. Actually I did tidy, but that was a couple days ago before the 'running out of time to do anything' panic set in.  And then of course, I tend to largely just make a mess.  View from the edge....


Oh my gawd.  There's space Captain, but not as we know it.  This is as I left it at 1030 on Tuesday morning.  The overhead shot is even worse..and I held the camera higher so as to get a wider shot to erm, spread the mess a little.  I never, ever stand on my chair or attempt feats of nimble danger when doing these photos...I just have the longest arms that a short fat woman could ever have.  That was intended to distract you...I can actually hear you, at your computer, taking a breath of shock...




And worse.  Now I've returned and looked at it again..that card has to come apart.  Hmmm.
So now gentle Desker, make your revelations.  We'd like to visit and your presence on the link list will act as our invitation.  Please put WOYWW in your post title so that we can find it, even if we're late, and please - make it desk relevant. Join here!

96 comments:

Annie said...

Just couldn't resist linking up a bit early :-) Hope you enjoyed the sunshine today.
Hugs,
Annie x

Kyla said...

No!!!! April fools it was early and Wispo got in there just a few minutes before I checked!!!

Loving the creative space!

Kyla #2

KatzElbows said...

Julia, you scared me half to death. I thought I'd lost an entire day.

Happy Wednesday when it actually arrives here in The UK.

Jackie said...

Julia we seem to have done the same this week given a couple of views of our desks that both seem to be rather full as we have not tied up much !!!
Jackie 5

Minxy said...

I figured as the post was up, and Annie had jumped in, I would too.. it's been a while!
Can't believe there is already talk of the 5th anniversary.. that rolled round rather quick.. didn't realise i'd been awol that long!!
Here's to me being brave and making the meet up this year!!

fairy thoughts said...

Ha Ha April Fool to you, I nearly missed it too
happy Wednesday.
janet #7

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You've fooled us all! Hope you've had a good and successful trip to Bristol :-)
Hugs, LLJ 8!! Xx

Helen said...

You caught me out posting early, was just scheduling my post and opening up your blog on a tab so I could link quickly when I wake in the middle of the night... and it is already here! Quick re-jig of the post and bingo!!
April Fool's Day used to be my wedding anniversary - yes, really!! (long story, maybe I'll tell you at the crop!) would have been 25 years this year... wow!!
and I love your desk, it's busy, not messy... not sure where you'll work though!

butlersabroad said...

Hahh! Good April's Fool joke! What the linky list disappear in an hour! I daren't show Andrew your desk this week, he freaked out last week when I left your blog up after linking my post up!! Yes it's messy but do we care? I mean really?!!!

Hugs
Brenda 10 I think

Caz Newton said...

Back to the fold!!! Been a bad year with one thing and another but I'm out the other side and back to normal.....whatever normal is.... Happy WOYWW

MaggieC said...

That seriously caught me on the hop. I just did a refresh, ready to link up later and you were there already. As you will find, I could not even show you my inside desk this week. I haven't even seen it this week as my garden has become my crafting area for the moment. I hope you will forgive me for that breach of rules. I am really looking forward to the Crop and meeting so many of you. Off to bed now, so I hope to visit as many as possible later on. Meanwhile night night and have a good week. xx Maggie #13

Robyn said...

If there has to be mess, it may as well be pink!
Thanks for your faithfulness to all of us, and the snoop from all angles!
Robyn 14

peggy apl said...

Wow, you are early today, Julia! I hadn't even started my post when Patsy came to my house to tell me the WOYWW post was up! I don't mind your mess at all but I had a giggle at "will show knickers for chocolate"! Happy WOYWW!

Sandy Leigh said...

Well hello Tim Holtz idea-ology and crop-a-dile! Isn't it amazing that here I am in the middle of America with some of the same things on my desk? AND I too have long arms for a short fat woman!! Only I'm not a lovely English rose...but if I keep watching my British shows (Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge and my beloved Downton) maybe I'll turn into one!! Hugs! Sandy Leigh

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

With everything on your desk the only thing that really jumped out at me is the coaster (?) that says Will show knickers for chocolate! Tee hee.

Happy WOYWW

Hugs,
Kay

Shoshi said...

I don't think that looks too bad, Julia! It's just busy and productive! A tidy desk may indicate an idle desk!

I have really short arms and can never reach anything! I have a little pair of steps that I use to get a better view of things, and to reach stuff from high shelves. I've got another in the kitchen and they are really useful!

Have a great week, and thanks again for hosting us unruly mob of deskers.
Shoshi #20

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow I popped by to visit. I took a deep breath and thought ok...I need to do my WOYWW post early too! I love the window but the bottom photo looks like you actually are working on something.. Now for me to roam about the posts I missed last week. Enjoy.

StampinCarol said...

Popped by and I see a very busy desk! Oh my! Lots of goodies!! Gotta take a close look to figure much out! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #25

Angela Radford said...

I am very late going to bed or early depending on how you look at it lol!and thought I would just have a look and what a surprise so have checked in.
It's not so bad just afew things that need pushing back.
Happy WOYWW, Angela #27 at the moment.

Anne said...

Well I can't sleep so thought I'd pop onto blog and lo and behold there you are all done and dusted! If you could see all my 'desk' you would have to concede that mine's messier. :-) Anne x # 28

Janene McAnally said...

Hahaha Julia I love your desk shots...if I took a wider shot of mine it would look exactly the same! Just means that we have been busy working and creating :-). It is good to back in the land of the net after having no computer for 3 weeks. I am loving my new one..stroking it lovingly so that it will be happy and not give me any trouble lol! Happy WOYWW and have a great week!!
Janene #29

Jan Ltc said...

Great WOYWW Julia xx Jan (31)

sandysewin said...

Well, I think your desk is wonderful. And that "Will Show Knickers For Chocolate" sign cracked me up.

It looks like you've been very, very busy and very creative!

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #32

my cup of tea said...

Hahaha my husband came in my studio just as I was posting and was surprised I was sharing 'my mess desk' I think 2014 will be a year of surprises of my own making!
Excited to visit everyone!
~Donna~

Nikki Davey said...

Very colour co-ordinated this week :-)

April Story said...

So you say you cleaned it up a couple days ago? lol That happens to me too. I clean everything up and as soon as I start a new project - it's a mess again.
April

Nikki C said...

Happy April's fool day and I'm sure you'll find your desk under all that creative mess hugs Nikki 37 Ps made a new badge for everyone too

Deb said...

You have a lot going on there but isn't it cosy to sometimes work in a nice little space? Sometimes I like that, sometimes I don't!
have a great week, Debxx # 39

Roberta B said...

I think my desk looked about like yours when I started tonight.. but I don't get nearly as much don't as you. Thanks again for this great hop that you put on. Roberta 42

RosA said...

I do like a desk where there's lots happening, or at least the possibility of that! Wish I knew whether or not I "needed" one of those Cropodile thingies.
Have a good week Julia,
RosA # 38

Monica said...

I don't stand on chairs for fear i will fall in my mess and no one will be able to find me. Julia, you are so refreshing and fun. The desk is that of a working woman not the "ladies who lunch" You Go gal.
Monica 43

Sharon Madson said...

Love your messy desk and the different views! :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia...A chocoholic I see :-)!!!! and that's an eyelet punch - I have one of those....mmm somewhere, and a LOT of eyelets all different sizes and I have used about 5!! A busy creative desk as usual. Cheers and have a wonderful week RobynO#40

Sandy said...

Love the desk today when I get to see so much. Stamps are lovely texture one and those word stickers look interesting..
Sandy :)

Andrea said...

lol we are all fighting for space today ...happy woyww hugs Andrea #45 x

Hammers said...

Love that placemat..it cracked me up. Love the busy desk and the wonderful light from your window. 5th anniversary is a massive milestone..working on my ATC now. Cx #49

VonnyK said...

If you look at my post this week you'll feel so much better. Your desk is perfectly neat compared to mine! I still giggle every time I see the knickers for chocolate thing, that's so cool. I have to wobble on a chair as I'm a short armed, short fat woman and believe me it isn't a pretty sight with bum out and wobbling over a desk!!
Have a great week, looks like your spring has sprung outside.
Von #48

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Have a blessed week, Julia!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just chuckling as read throguh the comments Julia sounds like your posting early tricked us up about the world in the nicest way..

... and really your desk is simply great in my books as reassures me that mess is creative.. must admit have cleaned up this week all around but on my desk..
I like your script stamp there .. handy size!!
happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #46 or so I think.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm not sure what happened to my first comment so will try again as it did not appear as expected but just gone..

A great desk Julia, thanks so much for sharing so faithfully every week.. and well love it mess is creative..
I smiled at confusing folks all over the world of WOYWW with your posting times :D
happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #47

Patsy Paterno said...

As usual I am highly amused by all your drivel! And your sign about chocolate and knickers!!!! I have attempted to climb on my chair and all the while thinking, "if I get into an accident because of this....!!!" But so far, all's well, thank goodness! Happy WOYWW!!! patsy

Lynda Beazley said...

In my befuddled state at 6.20am this morning I really didn't know what day it was at all when I came to link up! Have a happy week
Bemused and befuddled Lynda B no 52 X

Claire said...

Nearly forgot you again - sorry! Great ultra-busy desk - and yay, there's an ATC swap again - the years roll by, don't they??
Happy WOYWW!
no. 50
xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, love it! Lots of stuff to poke about through, makes the visit more fun. Liking the look of that text stamp in the top pic.The coaster made me smile too. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx

Ann B said...

Love that coaster, but at my age it doesn't even need chocolate :-)
Happy WOYWW
AnnB

Lynn Holland said...

Since taking my photos for today's WOYWW you want to see the state of my desk.
I changed my mind that many times about what I'm going to be doing I've now got most of my craft stash on the prepared tables for my workshop. It's going to take me hours to put it all right and I still haven't got any finished samples ready

Donna Wheat said...

great crafty desk as usual, spotted a must-have - purple Stazon! Will have to look out for that, Donna

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Not sure what the other comments are about, as I have been absent from my pc since Saturday! Wish my desk was messier, as that would mean I actually have time to sit down and do some crafting. Next week will mean a whole week to myself - and hubby is away for 4 days too - so I can really get on with my sewing/cards/scrapbooking/journaling then!! Ali x #61

misteejay said...

Very busy desk Julia. Glad to hear that you don't balance on chairs or swing from lampshades to get your interesting shots.

Toni xx

Sue said...

You sure do cram a lot of stuff on your work area:) LOL

Eliza said...

Oh Julia, it's not that bad there is some space on there, at least you have been active and crafting. I like that script stamp next to the card.

Have a wonderful week, craft for me will you, if you need company we could skype play LOL

Happy WOYWW

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 36
my favourite number

glitterandglue said...

Hi Julia. Wouldn't worry about the state of chaos - just means you are extra busy! Trust you get everything done to deadlines. Have a great week amidst your busyness.
Margaret

glitterandglue said...

Oops, Julia. It seems I had already been linked up by someone else who found my blog which had been posted at a minute past midnight. Consequently I'm on twice - I don't know how to remove my name from number 67. I'm now number 22 apparently - golly - such a small number!!!
Margaret #22 & 67!!

Kate Hadfield said...

*snort* "Will show knickers for chocolate" mwahaha! Thanks for giving me a good old belly chuckle first thing on a wet and grey morning! I have to admit, I tidies my desk up a bit before doing my photos, maybe next week I'll be brave and show the full horror - you have been warned...

Carole Z said...

Hi Julia, oh your desk us fab...mine is the same, I had to clear a little space to actually show the work that is on it, lol..it's been weeks since I took part, so good to be back, Carole Z XX #69

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I missed it as I always seem to be one of the last to post, posting on Wednesday mornings here in Michigan. Your work desk is so fun to look at this week! I notice that I have so many of the same things. Looking forward to seeing the finished card next week. Diane #69

Winnie said...

What a fun filled desk there Julia! I am chuckling as I don't climb up either, I would fall for sure, and my short arms get in some of my desk in one shot. Really love how you look out when you are creating!!
Thanks for all the fun! Happy anniversary WOYWW! Winnie #71

My name is Cindy said...

I'd stick with edge shot - the overhead version definitely looks worse! Happy WOYWW, Cindyx

Elaine Hughes said...

I'm chuckling at the cheeky coaster. :D Loving the creative mess too, as always. I always seem to have to tidy up before I can get anything done - probably my form of procrastination really.

Can't believe it has been 5 years of WOYWW! Madness.

Elaine #71

House of Bears said...

We spotted your coaster. We need one!

BJ said...

I could barely take your desk in after the revelation of the arm length especially as our arm spam is usually the same as our height, which makes mine very short. BJ#76

Neesie said...

JULIA...I'm shocked...'will show knickers for chocolate'? Really ;D
I have to confess I probably would too hehe
I wish I had a desk all messy and creative because then perhaps I'd be productive like you.
Have a great WOYWW xoxo
Neesie no number

RosA said...

Hmm, that's weird, I thought I left a comment about 6 hours ago? Guess I must have pushed the wrong key, somewhere, somehow? Then again, I might have been distracted by my lovely, shiny new phone :) which brings me kicking and screaming out of the Jurassic age :)
That's my kind of desk you have there Julia! Although I wish I could decide whether or not I needed one of those Cropodiles. A vexing crafty dilemna!
Have a good week,
RosA # 38

Christine said...

So that's where my Cropadile went .... thought I hadn't seen it in a while ....
Thanks again for hosting this wonderful meet up, in person next month woo! hoo!

Bishopsmate #74

Annie Claxton said...

hehehe I am also a short fat long-armed woman perfectly adapted for crafting purposes - built-in cushion for extended scrapping, short sight for close work and long reach for accessing tools, supplies and chocolate without detaching myself from the chair! Fabulous mess and I know great things will come from it! :o) Annie C #77

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Julia, well I looooooove your crocheted blanket, love the colors, it's going to be beautiful when done, and I didn't know wetting the mulberry paper made it like that, great tip, now your desk is always great to see all the stuff on it, I love that big wooden stamp, lovely mess, nice to know we all share our messness, have a wonderful day and thanks for being the Hostess with the Mostess, ((( big hugs )))..

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hello lovely!

Desk looking as productive as always, it won't be long before we all meet up again and I'm really looking forward to it. Take care Zo xx

Angie said...

Your desk is like playing a good game of I Spy! I love peeking in to see what items I'll catch a glimpse of this week!
Happy Wednesday!
Angie #84

Lisa said...

At least your desk show evidence of some actual crafting going on. Mine is just sad.....

Kim said...

LOL! You had me choking on my coffee as I read how you don't attempt feats of nimble danger. Wise words....as my only concession to the stupidness of me getting on my swirly desk chair is to take off my slippers.'cause that is sooo much safer!
Have a great week.
-K

Sandy Trefger said...

Ha, ha, ha. I'm feeling the running out of time crunch myself. And I spied your little sign "I will show knickers for chocolate." Love it! I think I could would do that. Though over here they are not called knickers. :)

Krisha said...

I'm not linking this week due to a nasty head cold, but popped by to see what's on your desk and to say hi.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Tidying is more than I've done since last week. Unless your definition of tidying is removing the top layer and emptying a boxful of rubbish over what remains! No? Thought not!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Happy mess! And so lucky to have room for it and leave some space for crafting too. Here's an invasion of plants going on... Help?! :-)
Happy WOYWW-wishes! hugs, Wendy #94

April Story said...

Wow - 2 weeks in a row your desk has looked like this! What to do? lol
April #41

Lindart said...

What a delightfully messy desk! I love it!!
Lindart #95

pearshapedcrafting said...

Messy? Yeah! OK I have to agree this time! Panic sets in occasionally here too!!! Chris
psThink I might be able to come to the crop - can hubby be usefully employed - I'll bring some dies if I come and train him up on the big shot!!!

Kelly said...

Love the above shot. Got to see all the goodies much more clearly. Look forward to seeing how you work the card re-do. Creative Blessings! Kelly

Wendy L said...

Mine is a mess, but looking forward to tidying it up. xxxx

Stacy Sheldon said...

oh my gosh I thought you were always standing on a stool or a chair for these birds eye shots. I love the angle of the from the side view. :) hopefully you've captured some of the space to play again soon.
Stacy #98

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You might be interested to know that you can run your soda cans through your die cutter. It doesn't hurt the die or the machine, but if your die is old, there might be a slight burr on the edges of the cut can, so be careful when you remove them from the machine.

Caro said...

That is certainly a busy looking desk...do you do the trick of shoving everything to the sides and back to find that little bit of space for actual crafting?! Thanks for sharing! Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#102)

Lisa-Jane said...

See I can gloat about mine compared to yours this week but not normally! I'm frightened to go in my room at the moment because of the potential for viewings so it might be tidy for a while yet...

Sarah said...

Not as messy as usual, but it got there ;)
http://esellek.com/woyww-252-scraps-all-mighty/

Angie said...

Hi! I found you through Stacy, "Stacy's Memory Triggers". I think this is a super fun idea and hope to play along regularly! :) (so long as I can remember...I tend to forget things easily!)

You are so funny about the short arms!!! Bummer about the card that has to come apart. My card posted yesterday is now in the trash can. The joys and angst of the paper crafter!!! Thanks for hostessing!!!

Girl Cave Craft said...

It's nice that you've got a window view to look out on. I'm up in our loft so if I turn round I can look up at the sky. Nice view if I get up and go and look but have too many crafty things to do! Have a great week Julia. x

Stacey Merrill said...

No shock at all - just oggling all the goodies you have to play with! Hope you are having a creative day!

sandra de said...

Ohhh you can't have a messy desk if it all colour coordinates and has a cheeky phrase. You should be in advertising.
Sandra

Gráinne said...

Hi Julia, LOL - no, no shock at all :-) On the contrary, sister in mess :-D Oh how well I know the running out of time to do anything' panic. I love your shots, showing me that I'm not the only one with a more more than less permanent mess :-D Have a good day and sorry for being late, Suzanne xx #67

Gráinne said...

ah, 68 now ... strange :-)

Dawn Catmull said...

Love the italic style text stamp and love even more your 'will drop knickers for chocolate'...fab.
Dawn #3

Twiglet said...

Better late than never! I got tied up with a vintage china washing up project for Maxine's charity yesterday afternoon and came home worn out! I bet Annie was chuffed to be first yesterday - it would cheer her up a bit. Great shots of your "busy" desk! x Jo

Neet said...

Doh! Have only just found out you posted early - extra early! You little tinker, you! This dumb blonde did not even remember it was All Fools Day! Says it all.
Nice busy desk you are sporting this week - rather a lot of pink too - are you a pink person?

Hugs, Neet xx

Mrs.D said...

Julia, Thanks for your visit, very late in returning it. Unfortunately it is always my turn to do the locks, there is only me and himself on the boat and as I am not keen on driving in the locks, operating them seems to be my job. However they are all narrow locks, not like the big ones on the K&A down there near you. We plan to do those next year.
That card with the big bloom, which is coloured in with pro makers is one that has been around a long time whilst I try to find out what do to finish it. Will post when i eventually do it.
Chris #60

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