One Hour Day

One Hour Day

Daily Antics

I hope to post most days but it will all depend on my level of fatigue and pain. Maybe this will encourage others to join in!

Friday 31st

March 2017Posted by Flo Sat, April 01, 2017 01:21:40
Another late post. I keep meaning to do this earlier but I think it's nice to sum up my day. I finished off the alien set today. I'm really happy with it. I finished the last bit at the end of my hour of energy but really wanted to take some photos as the sun was shining. I tried my best but I really wish I was better at photography, I don't have the patience to set everything up and tweak it into the best position and light source. So I took my pink fleece outside and laid it out but it was full of dog hair, the downside of having two dogs! So I took some white cotton sheet and put it over the pink and snapped away. I've brightened them up at bit and cropped as much as I can but they still look a bit rubbish.

Tonight I have spend the evening designing some wall plaques I hope to have something to show you tomorrow.
This little alien pot is for sweets, nuts or crisps. I tried to make his eyes super shiny.


This pop up card could either be a birthday card or a party invite. The wording can be changed and added to.It folds flat into it's own envelope for posting.This is my little robot gift box, I think he is so cute. His head comes off and there is plenty of room for a nice present!There you go, my alien collection..
night night for now xx

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Thursday 30th

March 2017Posted by Flo Fri, March 31, 2017 02:30:28
I'm surrounded by aliens and flowers..

Just a quick blog tonight, it's already tomorrow so I need some sleep. I've done very well today, making flowers for my granddaughters Easter bonnet and trying to finish my alien set. I'm almost done, I just need to add some finishing touches to complete the look. I'll put a photo lower down but it's not very good as I don't like having an overhead light on (certain migraine) so it's a bit dark. I'll take more tomorrow when they are finished.

I bought some cupcakes for the cupcake holder so I could take better photos. I got it all set up outside in the sun and it started raining, bah. I got a couple of photos and rushed inside and it stopped after a few minutes. I didn't have enough energy to do it all again so they will have to do. At least I didn't eat any cupcakes. I'm taking them to my daughters tomorrow and my grandsons can eat them!

Anyway, sleepy tired exhausted, night night.

Ok, the photos are in the wrong place but I'm too tired to sort it. Night night. Again

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Wednesday 29th

March 2017Posted by Flo Wed, March 29, 2017 21:37:18
My one hour was spent on babysitting today, what a delightful hour. My granddaughter is such a star, she gave me a wonderful rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Her mum and dad went out to have a look at their new baby. That was the easiest way to explain it. It was their 20 week scan and we were very excited to hear if it was a pink one or a blue one. Mum and dad returned with a big box for her to open and out popped a big pink balloon! So that will make three granddaughters and three grandsons, along with my great grandson aren't I lucky!

I gave this little Easter hat to my granddaughter, she can't have normal chocolate due to an allergy so her mum popped in a special one for her!


This photo is of a wall hanger that I made for my daughters birthday. I'm going to make some more for my Etsy shop in different colours, maybe they'll sell. I'm debating whether or not to change my Etsy shop name to One Hour Day, I have made a Facebook page and an Instagram account so it would tie them all together. I will be famous!

Night night for now xx

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Tuesday 28th

March 2017Posted by Flo Tue, March 28, 2017 23:12:49
Bah! I just wrote my whole blog and tried to upload the photos and it all went blank so I'm having to start again. So it will be either much better or I'll miss out loads of things I remembered to put in last time.

So, I remembered what day it was today which is an improvement on yesterday. I had a good day finishing off the alien cupcake holder and I'm really pleased with the outcome. I have some photo's but they aren't very good, it really is my let down. I want to sell the things I make on Etsy but without good photos it's hard to get sales. I'm hoping to make a pink and purple one for the girls (or boys with good taste) or maybe adjust the design to cater for baby showers or hen nights, all things whizzing around my head.
A few months ago I made myself a lamp that I really loved. Being made from cardboard but quite sturdy it was ideal for the camper van. Unfortunately it wasn't sturdy enough to withstand me sitting on it so it is now in cardboard heaven, oops. I am going to make another one but think I'll do it in jazzier colours, seeing as it's for me!

night night for now

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Monday 27th?

March 2017Posted by Flo Tue, March 28, 2017 01:48:47
I think it's the 27th but very tired and just wanted to write a little before trying to sleep. In the grand scheme getting the date right isn't a high priority.

My one hour day was demoted to half an hour today. I had a lovely day out yesterday but today I am paying for it. So I had to cancel my weekly date with my grandson Max which I hate doing, we have so much fun and always try to do something crafty after having a happy meal at McDonald's (sshhh, don't tell the diet police). I hope he's not as disappointed as I am. We are having tea with his mum and little brother on Wednesday as a belated Mother's Day outing so I've got a surprise for him and his brother, more on that shortly.

So today I used my half hour of energy to cut out a new pattern I bought. I love it and I'm going to be making them to sell now I am a licensed creator of Dreaming Tree designs. The piece I am working on is part of a set for children or even young at heart adults! The theme is Celestial and includes little alien cupcake wrappers, cards and a super flying saucer shape cupcake holder. The cupcake holder is what I started today. Normally I would get it finished but I haven't managed it so will have to finish it tomorrow. Here are a few photos of the work in progress, I'll hopefully get it finished tomorrow and filled with little alien cupcakes and I can take it for Max and Will on Wednesday.

Night night for now.



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Mother's Day

March 2017Posted by Flo Mon, March 27, 2017 00:15:26
I forgot to add a photo of me and my camper van with my dogs. You have to look closely to see Bobby, he's a black dog on a dark background.

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Sunday 26th

March 2017Posted by Flo Mon, March 27, 2017 00:12:49
Today was Mother's day. My youngest son James suggested we went out for the day. We ended up going to a local lake but when we got there it was packed out, so we ended up going exploring and found a local 'The Range' store alongside a canal so we ended up walking the dogs along the canal then having a look around The Range. We also sneaked in a cheeky McDonalds, what a Mothers day treat! It also used up more than my hour of energy for the day. I'm sure I'll pay for it tomorrow. I am hoping to get some crafting done though. I enjoy cutting out 3D models and have already made quite a few items. I keep giving them away without getting good photos though so I really need to make a point of getting some.

My latest projects include table flower decorations for a club dinner and a flower shop for my beautiful granddaughter.
My next projects are looking like they are going to be just as much fun to make. I'll let you know more tomorrow, now it's time for me to sleep.



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Saturday 25th

March 2017Posted by Flo Sat, March 25, 2017 22:17:40
Hello, I spent my hour today giving my Mazda Bongo 'Belle' a clean and decoration. I cut the vinyl out two weeks ago but only got to put them on today. I love creating and cutting out. I have a machine or two that helps.

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