Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Whats on My Workdesk Wednesday 204? NOTHING!

Well fellow Wednesday desk hopper welcome to my desk in Cape Town, South Africa, there is not much to look at this week, but a clear desk and work room!  I show you this now as I know from years of experience that this too will not last! (No Julia I am not trying to show you up, I promise!)

I have been very frustrated of late by what I term DESK SHRINKAGE...If I lived in Harry Potters world, I would have assumed that someone had cast a spell to make my desk shrink every time I worked at it, together with the "Bermuda Triangle spell" where I loose just about any tool (usually my scissors) while sitting still!
I have been on the look out for an "Ikea" type of "hairdressers" trolley like a few of you have and due to the fact that we do not have Ikea here in SA they are not generally available.  However I came across this folding stand in our local store called "Biggie Best" while not looking for anything particular at all, I nearly did a happy dance on the spot.  It ticked all the right boxes (except for the wheels which my DH will pop on for me some time soon so I don't scratch the floor) including being pretty.  AND it folds like a step ladder...I told the shop assistant that once this one was full, it would never fold again, though it is a nice feature...

I have moved all my "rats nests" as my Mom calls them onto my soon to be trolley and Walla,  I have a clear desk!
On my desk today you see my recent purchase of two refill cases of Theresa Collins stamp pouches so I can make more of my own stamps!  Then there are the the two boxes I made, one for finished cards and the other for card making stash filed in themes, together with a tin of more card making stash filed in colour (still waiting for foam core to be back in stock at my local store to make the 3rd one and replace the tin) and in front of these on the mini easel is the envelope with my ATC for WOYWW 208 ready to post!
To the left of me

To the right of me

I have been a member of Google Plus for a while now and while fiddling around with the options available the other day I tried switching to Google Plus Comments...BAD move!  It would seem that as I have been a G+ member for more than a month, it has deleted my Blogger comment section now that I have gone back to plain old Blogger and there is no UNDO button to get rid of the Google Plus Commenting thing, and believe me I have tried a ton of ways to fix it, but seeing as COMMENTS is not on my dashboard to click on, I cannot fix it.  So my dear WOYWW friend, please do not feel you have to become a G+ member if you are not already to be able to comment on my desk today...rather just move on to the next person.  I am trying to make a plan and if I have to create a new blog to be able to join in WOYWW, then so be it.  Google will not win!  First they tried forcing me to pay for my photo storage, now this!  If you have any help or suggestions and can't comment please email me.  belinda@acorncrafts.co.za  I would really appreciate it.

In the mean time, I am off to our hostesses desk over at Stamping Ground to see if you have joined in so I can comment on your workspace.

Bella



28 comments:

  1. G'day Bella
    as usual its Friday before I get to blog hope for WOYWW but here I am. I love your room and desk...I have a such a small space/room. I don't have Ikea either.One thing though my desk will never ever be that clear LOL
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #87

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  2. Hi Bella! I'm late (as usual) getting around so you must have fixed the comment thingie. It did not make me sign on to Google + and it works fine so you don't have to start a new blog. Phew! I hate those Blogger guys, but for now most of their features work for me ...

    Anyhoo, great WOYWW post and I'm tickled for you that you found a trolley that will work for you!! You have lots and lots of wonderful goodies in your space!

    Have a wonderful week! Darnell #60

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  3. Your have a great space to work in.The painting of the children is really good:) Have a great week! (well whats left of it) :) Jules No57

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  4. Wonderful clean area! I can't work when the shrinkage starts, I have to clean up in between projects lol!
    Angie #96

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  5. oh thanks for the heads up on the google plus...I almost did that too. Love that everything is right at your fingertips(when you can find them LOL). I love the way your desk is laid out! Thanksfor popping in to say hi! Sue K #14

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  6. WOW! Your crafty room is stunning. It's superb, I don't want to leave!

    Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

    Maggie
    http://maggiescraft.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  7. Hi Bella,

    You may say there's nothing on your desk but there's so much to see!!!

    How I wish I had my own little craft room!

    Peace,
    Kay

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  8. Ohhhh! Pretty AND tidy!! My favorites! That is a gorgeous stand. I love it when I stumble upon those perfect treasures!

    My youngest is named Bella too!

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  9. love your space to create! Did you do the painting in the background, Love it! So much to see, love all your stuff! I just ordered some empty cases because I am switching my wood stamps over but I never thought of using them to hold cards, that would be a perfect gift set. Happy crafting!

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  10. I love your new storage unit :-)
    Hugs,
    A x # 53

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  11. Running late this week!

    Love your crafty space. Looks so spacious and organised. Love it!

    Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

    Maggie
    x

    http://maggiescraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. a tidy desk and great find, thats a good week for you.

    Gill x

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  13. I'm loving your new storage trolley, it so pretty and holds all your things really well by the looks of it.
    You have a great craft room and I had to smile at the Bermuda Triangle. Now that's what causes everything to disappear. I always wondered!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #70

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  14. So super organised - looks great! I thought of going g+ but the explanation confused me as to what would happen to my blogger a/c so I backtracked and left it well alone! Good luck with re-instating everything. Thanks for popping past my desk today & leaving me a comment - much appreciated! x

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  15. I am in awe of your craft space and it looks so organised!!!! I love the trolley it actually looks better than the ikea one! x

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  16. Just popping in to wish you a Happy 4th WOYWW anniversary and to thank you for your lovely comment. I have emailed you separately.
    Your craft workspace looks so well organised and an attractive area to in which to create. Love the new stand too.
    Love and best wishes
    Jo x

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  17. Your space looks amazing as always, Bella! As for G+, I signed up for it some time ago and just don't use it as I can't understand how it works. All I know is, when I want to comment on someone's blog and click the link, it often takes me there instead and it's an absolute pain. I wish they'd keep the 2 things completely separate.

    Shoshi

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  18. Sorry - meant to say happy WOYWW, and put my number, which is #116 - way down on this list this week because I forgot all about it till this evening!!

    Shoshi #116

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  19. I don't understand all the blog changes they make all the time myself. Things that don't work at home, work at work or on another browser. I just don't get it.

    Anyway, you desk is looking fabulous! You have so much right at your fingertips. I love your desk design with everything right there and piled up high. I would have a desk like that if I wasn't so rolltop desk addicted. The one I have now is my second one as I wore out my first one.

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  20. Hello Miss Bella :), thanks for stopping by, it's a little spooky my room, has shrinkage and that darn triangle LOL. Well you have done a BRILLIANT job on organizing everything I loooove that, the wheelies on the cart will be fabulous, good hubby :). That room looks like we could have some big fun creating in there, and you know what a clean desk says, "LET'S PLAY".. Thanks for sharing you fabulous creating space have fun.. Dianne #94

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  21. Hi,
    thanks so much for stopping by :-) Yes, I do know those spells very well. I can't count the occasions I'm looking for something desperately, I blame it on our poltergeist Hugo my little one invented. Usually he seems to be a nice enough guy but he also seems to be a bit cocky occasionally :-D Your workspace looks great to me, though. Seems you have lots of great plans, too. And yes, I'm struggling with this G+ thing, too. But I don't want to get involved if it can be avoided, I have to admit. Re your question: fusible film comes in different colors: http://www.de-craftorij.nl/webwinkel/catalogsearch/result/?q=fusible+film You have to put two or more layers together and iron them, then they kind of 'melt' together. You can crumple it up beforehand or put tiny things between the layers. I only bought one so far just to try it. Have a great day, all the best, Suzanne

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  22. your desk & space is a crafty wonderland! i never signed up for G+ because it made me nervous ... i'm sorry i can't help, but i also wish they would leave good enuf alone!

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  23. I love looking at your work room! What a great space!

    I have not joined Google +...What a pain, I am sure they eventually make us all join it. There must be so many options, because everyone's page is different!

    Carol

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  24. Oh look at that wonderful desk! That rack is so nice and far prettier than a hairdressers cart, great find! Thanks for the visit and the share into your room!
    Angie #19

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  25. such an organised desk lots of ideas to make stuff..I agree with you this Google link stuff is a pain and I dont like it at all

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  26. Hi Pat, Happy Christmas and WOYWW for yesterday and thanks for visiting. My good knee keeps giving way coming down the stairs, I hate this!
    I LOVE your trolley, and I so emphathise with the shrinking desk and Harry Potter like disappearing scissors! That is me too!
    I love your blog makeover for the holidays too!

    Carol x

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  27. I mean Belinda (you came up as Pat on the email).

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