These complete posts celebrate completed tasks that have been on a to do list for a long time, and analyse why they were not completed earlier.
When I was discussing ideas for my father in laws birthday present it was suggested he would like a diary to record all the details connected to the community garden where he is chief gardener. For some reason instead of buying a gardening diary I interpreted this as a history of the garden and as my mind is currently on scrapbooking that is what I decided to make.
I intend to make a scrap pages for all my photographs and make them into a book for each year. However I’m not as quick as I’d like at completing the pages and haven’t finished a year yet, so it was a challenge to produce 50 pages in 4 months particularly as the content varied from photographs, web pages and physical documents. You can see a flash version of the whole book below.
|Task:||Create a book containing scrap pages describing the creation and ongoing story of the Grace and Flavour community garden|
|Why complete it:||A birthday present for my father in law|
|Duration to complete:||4 months|
|What needed to do:|
|What caused delay:||I actually think creating 50 pages in 4 months is impressive, however the two activities that took the most time was collecting the information as it came from a variety of sources and working out how to fit a lot of text on to some of the pages|
|Benefits of completing||Able to give a very personal and unique gift to my father in law at a surprise party in the community garden|
|Improvements||Using templates, whether I’d created or bought them, helped save a lot of time so I should create templates from my favourite layouts|