We’ve had a little clock on our mantlepiece for years… now it sits on a bookshelf as we have no fireplace.
I can’t actually remember what it looked like when I first bought it, but it’s been changed many, many times over time.
The design before the last one had some delicate flowers painted by my daughter, then we started going up to London regularly and I decided to draw the London skyline.
It’s stayed like that for quite a few years.
This morning, however I realised that, shock – horror I haven’t really done anything to blog about!
So I looked around the room trying to think what I haven’t written about and my eyes fell on this little clock.
This is what I did…
Firstly, I took the clock part out and left just the wooden case.
I picked off the skyline
and then sanded down the white paint, which is all textured for some reason, can’t remember how that happened!
I then coloured it with my gold pentel marker.
I decided to use a sewing theme and stuck a paper tape measure around the bottom and half of it around the narrow top.
Then I remembered I had some plastic buttons which were all sewing items, so out came the button pot… some time later, there are a lot of buttons to sort through!
I found these buttons.
I cut off the button hook on the back and stuck them on with a strong glue.
This is it in situ, I quite like it, what do you think?
I’m thinking that everytime I look at the clock it will be ‘sewing time’!