Wednesday, 4 July 2012

WOYWW - 161

Wednesday and time for a trip round the planet to snoop on desks in every shape, size and form. After the shame of last week - I did a bit of a tidy up:
Such a relief to know that there's actually a bit of spare desk to work on now. I hereby pledge to keep it tidy - it's so much easier to think without being almost overwhelmed/surrounded by a mass of detritus, cr*p, rubbish stuff. That's not to say there isn't still a basket of goodies waiting to be used for the first time to the back right though :)

I can see some opalescent big gems waiting to be put away, the stuff to make a Christmas card and my new big boy laptop - which is driving me crazy 'cos I mostly touch type and keep hitting the wrong keys to the right hand side :( Love the huge screen though - cor, am I gonna be able to snoop today :)

Ah, and here are the final two lovely ATCs - I did find yours Kay, and it was indeed in a safe place as I thought:
Kay's fab Doodly Bird on the left and Mary's (GlitterGrammy) beauty to the right - aren't they both fabulous.

Oh dear, there's also a sign of my OCD streak - those big gems waiting to be put away have been neatly sorted into little squares while I was speaking on the phone to someone! The little charm is a silver plated fish bone BTW. Avon sometimes sell discontinued jewellery in their bargain booklets and I always look out for things like these little cuties.

Right, that's me done - now it's your turn to go leaping round everyone's desks - using Julia's as a launching pad. Have fun and Happy WOYWW!

Di
x

53 comments:

mamapez5 said...

You're on the ball today Di. I haven't even put Tuesday to bed yet! You have a very tidy desk today. Too tidy for you, but I'm sure you'll soon be snowed under again.
Lovely ATCs. I'm sorry we didn't get to swap, but maybe next time.
Kate x

Judys Fabrications said...

Tidying is a sure fire sign that a creative binge is coming.I find tidying sorts my thoughts, and I'm much more productive when I start with a tidy desk.
Judy #9

Anonymous said...

Ooh, great minds think alike Di, I tidied too! Feels so much better now, hope the temps drop a bit after the weekend cause I don't much feel like messing it up at the moment.

Hugs
Brenda 7

Joynana said...

You really did tidy up. Everything is putaway. Happy WOYWW. #17

Lindsay Weirich said...

cute ATC and tidy space!
Lindsay #18

505whimsygirl said...

Hello there Di,

Glad you found the doodly bird! And aren't you with it - being number 5!!! I love it when Julia posts (late/or is it early there?) and I can start visiting Tuesday evening.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #27

Spyder said...

Hi Di...wow very tidy, now just pop over here and put all my crafting mess somewhere...agh, it's still in the same heap, but at least my windows are very clean!! Have a great crafty week!
HaPPy WoyWw
((Lyn)) #22

Shoshi said...

Lovely tidy desk, Di! Mine is very occasionally like that, but it doesn't stay like it for long, even if I'm not actually creating - it just becomes a dumping ground for everything else!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #25

Neesie said...

Now that is serious Di...getting a bigger screen so you can seriously snoop. You're indeed a dedicated WOYWWer!
The TAG's are just so right for you...in all their pinkyness!
Happy WOYWW ~ Neesie #29

Neil said...

Hi there. Nice to pop in and see your creative world this week. I won't stay long; don't want to give you my cold! wow, such a neat desk! Hope you have a good creative week though.
Neil # 33

okienurse said...

woohoo Nice neat desk! Love the new laptop. I just got a new MacBook thanks to my son in law and I am loving it. Not as big a screen though. Have a great week. Vickie #36

jill said...

Such a tidy desk , hope you manage to keep it take way till next week. Happy crafting jill #43

Amanda said...

Such a neat and tidy desk today Di, love the new lappy that screen looks huge. I often find I have made stuff into shapes and always like to have something to doodle on when on the phone, never been able to sit still lol. I am pleased you found your atc's cos they are gorgeous. Hugs, Amanda x

Darnell J Knauss said...

That looks SOOO pretty to me! Doesn't it make you just want to get creative all over again?! Have a great week! Hope to get to the playground soon! Darnell #35

scrappymo! said...

What a tidy desk! Lovbe the ATC's!

inkypinkycraft said...

Great atcs! Have a great week trace x 52

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely tidy desk there and I love those ATCs too - I was away so missed out on all that fun! Have a fabulous week and thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl - No. 58

Helen said...

I like your tidy desk - but I find when my space is tidy and I have room, I end up not knowing how to proceed!!! Happy WOYWW, Helen 12

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ooooh, I do love tidy desks...messy is stressy in my opinion, lol!! You see, I would make patterns out of those gorgeous little gems too - good tip about Avon as well.
I have started to try a new little crafting venture - all will be revealed next week. It's a slippery slope from now on, I tell you!!

Hugs, LLJ #60 xx

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. Lovely tidy desk, and those ATCs are fab. I want a bigger laptop, as my current notebook is just too small for my digital crafting. Ali x #71

Annie said...

Such a tidy space today!! It won't last :-)
Fab ATCs....what a lot of them must have been flying round the planet for our celebrations.
Hugs,
A x #66

Karen said...

Just quickly popping by between hospital visits to see what you're all doing! Have fun on WOYWW. Karen T, 77 x

Julia Dunnit said...

Good grief, I'd be afraid to break the tidy! It's definitely easier to sit down and get on when all is tidy, I must say...although I can't admit to fiddling my gems into neat shapes...ever!!

Annie said...

Just pop the trousers in the post Di with instructions and I will have them back to you return of post :-)
Hugs,
A x

Anonymous said...

Mine is tidy too, and I agree it is so much easier to craft in a clean space, but so HARD to stick to the tidy resolution!

Mary Anne (1)

BJ said...

Indeed very neat. As for my "Pizza" box, I don't think it was ever actually a pizza box really as I received craft items in it (some suppliers actually DO use inside-out pizza boxes but this one hadn't) I'd be more inclined to buy 12" papers on the internet than a pizza to get a box - LOL Thanks for stopping by BJ#18

SueH said...

I wasn’t sure it was actually ‘your’ desk when I first saw the picture Di…..had to do a second take because I don’t think I’ve ever seen it that tidy, Lol!
Great tip about Avon. Have a look in Primark too at the jewellery because they usually have lovely charm bracelets that you can pull apart and also very cheap.

Happy Crafting!

Sue
x
#62

Victoria said...

But it's so tidy! Have I come to the right place?! If it gets messy again, you can always blame it on the playmates!

Emily said...

It must be tidy up time in blog land this week as yours isn't the first tidied up desk I've come across lol...

i'm looking forward to seeing all the good things that come from your tidy desk.

Emily #89

Ann B said...

A tidy space is a tidy mind - don't know what that says about me then.
I have a tin full of old and sale jewellery. Have you tried Primark, they sometimes have charm laden necklaces, and so cheap.
Ann B
#65

Hazel said...

Love the ATCs. Very tidy desk today, Di. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #20 x

lisa said...

Wow, now that's one tidy desk, Di. Bet you tidied it especially to show off that fabulous laptop!!!!
Gorgeous ATC's.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #91

Neet said...

That is so tidy but it shows off that beautiful curve to your desk. Well done on being a tidy girl today.
Hugs, Neet #3 xx

MrsC.x said...

so tidy puts mine to shame

Happy WOYWW xx Charlie.xx #72

Glenda said...

I always love to visit! A tidy desk is good sometimes! Enjoy your day! glenda 100

Mary said...

WOW...look at that desk, oh so neat and tidy. Good job! I think the mid-west heat and humidity are playing tricks with my computer. I've been trying to get a comment out for over an hour....I do hope this one finds it's way across the pond. Have a most wonderful crafty week, thank you for the kind words. See you on the playground very soon...

Stephanie-Emma said...

Isn't it really satisfying having a tidy up - just never lasts long for me!!

Stephanie-Emma #108

Twiglet said...

I like to see a nice neat desk! Now get crafting and enjoy yourself!! x Jo

Redanne said...

Oh dear Di, better not visit me with that big screen, mine's a worse mess than yours was last time! Love the ATCs. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #49

Shoshi said...

Thank you for your 2 comments on my blog Di, and I'm thrilled that you want to swap ATCs with me!! That's great. I think there was an advantage in joining the swap unofficially and late, because I'm sure I'm ending up with more ATCs than I would have done if I'd signed up properly lol!! Glad you like what I've done. I've still got a few spares after sending off most of them, but I can always do more - I've got a whole stack of ATC-sized cards cut up and ready for drawing on!

Shoshi #25

sandee said...

Oh be glad I am not your friend as I love to play with OCD's...hee hee I use to know a guy at work that would sort his m&M's into neat little color piles on a paper towel before he would eat them and I loved to walk by and tip the corner of the paper towel up and mix them all back together! I thought it was fun....lol...he put up with my humor and would go back to sorting! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina with a hot dog in one hand and a flag in the other! :) #37

Laura said...

Ah, Avon jewellery is great for dismantling!!
Have a good week,
Laura
95
x

Pam said...

Very tidy desk. Hugs Pam x

Anne said...

Very neat and tidy my desk was like that Monday until Ella my GD came to play and wanted to make a card :-) had fun tho. Happy WOYWW
Anne x #131

nerllybird said...

Great tidying! Not so sure about the pledge, though, I do believe I've made that one a few times, lol!
Helen S #79

Samantha Elliott said...

That desk is WAY too tidy Di! Now let us see the rest of the room ey!
I have been naughty today and skipped out....shhh! I had a SU delivery today!! Had to ink them up and put them in their new home, make sure they were settled in, cosy, you know! LOL xx

Kathleen said...

Looks lovely, like the gems, can you find anything though. I always find when I have a tidy that things seem to go missing. Lost 2 cards I made for my eldest Grandson, teacher thank you cards all ready except for putting the names on, no idea where they are searched everywhere.

Kath x

Sandra H said...

Nice tidy space Di, Do you know where everything is now its tidy?! too tidy some might say....lol:)x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's far too clean. You need to mess that desk up right away. Immediately. Pronto! Quit reading and do it!!! Mine is already missing under piles of stuff. For all the junk, only one card to show for it. Thunder now. The cat (with the drug problem) is terrified. I have to go pet her.

Mrs A. said...

Used to sort my tubes of smarties out like that. Into the colours and then eat the odds to make sure each colour had the same number and then eat one round at a time. (I think the gods had me sorted out to be an accountant even then)!!! Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. Stringing onions at the moment. Little ones. Yep, six to a string. Oh the things we do for art. Hugs Mrs A.

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, I'm late in getting round to you because I decided to start at the end today, but better late than never :) Like your new laptop ... I've been pricing up a new one to replace this PC sometime ... it takes up too much space and, obvious really, it's not portable, but there is just so much choice out there :( I'm thinking about it. Right, now that I've visited you, I'm off to bed - I need my beauty sleep :) Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #85

Peggy Cain said...

a day late making the rounds.. what a clean looking space I'd be afraid to start another messy project. LOL have a great day

Debs Willis said...

OMG that's tidy! I love it when my desk is tidy, cos i can see what I'm doing and find everything, but most of the time I;m just too impatient to start the next project so I don't tidy the leftovers away until i can't stand it any more - and that can mean one HUMONGOUS mess :-)

I live by the motto, a messy mind is a creative mind - my excuse and I;m clinging to it tooth and nail loL!!

Happy woyww

Debs x