Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tick-Tock

For the past wee while Richard and I have been working a few new products for the shop, and I'm really excited to show you some of the final products! It's no secret that we (ok, I...) love embroidery hoops and on a thrifting expedition awhile back I noticed that there were shelves and shelves of old clocks. While an electric blue stained glass windmill or ceramic duck may be someones idea of a lovely clock, I was pretty sure that we could whip up something a little more appealing.

I used some thrifted wool suiting for the clock faces and then embroidered the numbers on freehand. I really enjoy the rhythm of embroidering, so we cozied (ok, maybe not cozied per se as it was so bloody hot) up on the couch on the weekend evenings with our string of Bette Davis movies, cold beers and some embroidery floss. Richard was in charge of putting them all together, which is good because as it turns out I have no patience for fitting them all together when it's so hot, haha.


Not only are these now in our shop (with more to come!), but they are also on our 'table' at the Poppytalk Handmade Market as part of the 'Home Sweet Home' theme. The current market is running from today until August 15th and you really should all pop over and check it out, there is a lot of great handmade and vintage stuff to pretty up your home!

10 comments:

dahlhaus said...

Love the new clocks! They turned out ohh so cute! All the best over at Poppytalk! :)

goldendovedesign said...

These are great! I am curious as to how they are put together so they actually function as clocks... but besides their functionality, they are so good looking!

Nicole said...

These are just perfect...we've been looking for a cute kitchen clock, something that's a bit "homespun" without being painted with roosters or pigs :)

And today, here you are, with your embroidery hoop goodness!

Urban Environmentalist said...

They are lovely Becka! What a novel idea!

Casey said...

wow! awesome clocks!

I'd love to figure out how to make them, my girls want a clock in their room but I don't want to buy one of those ugly kid clocks they have in stores.

Amber Csar said...

Just beautiful!

Sheryl said...

Clever and lovely! I agree one would be perfect for the kitchen (my kitchen). Now to find your etsy shop...

Lyn Tupaea said...

Awesome !!!!!!! what a great idea - I loooove them (: xxxxx mum

becka said...

Aww, thanks so much guys!

Nicole, I totally know what you mean about the pigs and roosters! Why do they think we love those??

Goldenlove, we attach a clock movement to the hands through the back...if that makes sense? You can see a photo of the back on the etsy listings if that helps it to make more sense!

kate said...

so wonderful, well done!