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!

Monday 3rd

AprilPosted by Flo Tue, April 04, 2017 00:04:43
Added photo's, see below!

Hello anyone who may be reading. I'm not sure anyone does but it's a nice way to end my day, summing up the days events and non events!

im spending the night in my Bongo with my two dogs, Spindle, who is a 10 year old Boxer/collie cross and Bobby who is 3 and a Jack Russell crossed with a poodle, although the only poodle bit is his colour (black) and a wavy bit in his coat when I don't get it trimmed. He's quite naughty but only in a cheeky way. His worst behaviour is running off if not on his lead so sadly he never gets any really good run free time. There's a new place opening near me where you can take your dogs to play but it's a bit out of my price range. I was going to save up a bit and maybe take him once a month but now they have decided to charge 50p every time a dog does any toileting on the premises. They say the extra funds will go to an animal charity, which I applaud but that could really up the cost for me if both mine decided to cock their legs a couple of times. Anyhow, I'll just have to get him on his long lead and let him run, although he can almost pull my arm out of its socket when he gets to the end!

Ok, I sound boring to myself now so I'll sign off for tonight with a photo of Bobby on guard.

No photos, they won't upload from my iPad 😞 So I will have to add them tomorrow
night night for now xx

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Sunday 2nd

AprilPosted by Flo Sun, April 02, 2017 22:52:37
I spent most of my hour today trying to get my cutting machine (it's a Brother Scanncut 300) to cut my card stock cleanly. It's so frustrating! It all started the other day. I called in to The Range to spend my Mother's Day money on my favourite card stock. It's called Craft Sensations Basic Paper Stack. It's so nice, either 12 bright or 12 pastel colours, is a price I can afford only to be told they have discontinued stocking it! Aaggrrgh!

I've searched online but can't find anyone else who stocks it and to order from the manufacturer as trade the minimum order is £600, you do get free p&p though so silver lining and all that... anyway I bought the 'replacement product' that The Range employee (not the happiest bunny in the warren) assured me was of equal quality, even though it's only a4 whereas my favourite is 12x12.

It's not good. I spent ages last night adjusting my patterns to work with the a4 but it doesn't cut cleanly and looks definitely 'home made' rather than 'hand crafted'. I've emailed the company so I'm hoping for a reply tomorrow, if not I might just phone them!

So, no photos today because I haven't got anything done. I hope I'm not too boring.

night night for now.

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Saturday 1st

AprilPosted by Flo Sun, April 02, 2017 02:29:42
Well I wasn't an April fool, although I did see some good ideas that I wish were true. One was a creative hat that you wore and it sent all your ideas to your computer, the other was a drone that picked up dog poo! I could utilise both of those daily!

I haven't got much crafting done today. I cut some words out for my son and made him a sign to put on his fence to stop people parking and blocking his gate, I hope it works.

I used the most of my energy collecting a book case that I acquired through 'Schpock' (not sure of the spelling). I am moving into a smaller house next week so I've been on the lookout for furniture, it's very exciting trying to find bargains. Luckily the people I bought it off lifted it into the van and my son lifted it out at the other end. I am storing it all at my daughters (not long now then you can have your space back!) and I'm getting quite a collection.

A good friend has given me quite a few things and this week she brought me some beautiful large elephant cushions, I love them! I might take some inspiration from them and make some wall art for the new house.

So I have no new photos for today so here's a photo of something I made a few months ago. Once again it's not a good photo but it's a silhouette of my granddaughter and her dog, they are the best of friends and I wanted to show it.

night night for now xx

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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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