Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Prettifying Time


We've had a slightly boring Silver Clock in our kitchen for an absolute age, years in fact. I decided that was quite simply was not pretty enough. It still worked fine and I didn't have the heart to just throw it away. So out came my Button box, Burlap, Embroidery Thread, Glue, Scissors, Gold Enamel Paint, an Embroidery Hoop and our Dremel. It was time to make it prettier.


I took apart our Clock and attacked it with power tools to make it fit within the Embroidery Hoop. Then there was some painting, gluing and sewing. There was quite a bit of drying time too. I was so pleased it still worked and that I hadn't broken it pulling it apart. It was also nice to use a some of the Buttons that I had collected over time that were just to precious to use. Pretty Mother or Pearl, textured Shell and Flower Buttons as well as some more simple ones. I just went ahead and used them as we'll keep it for a long time. It's so much prettier than our old clock.


9 comments:

Beccy said...

Oh my word, this is such an amazing idea! You are so talented - it looks fab x

Belmont Yarns said...

That's really really clever! I love it. I'm not a fan of clocks but that is just lovely and so inventive!!

Helen xx

Louise said...

A brilliant idea and it looks so good. Well done!!

gilly said...

What a fab idea - love it!
Xx

Lynne said...

How clever! I've thought about doing something similar SO often and never got round to doing it. Well done you - again! Lx

Jooles said...

Gosh that is amazing!
love jooles xxx

Lisa said...

Your new clock from 'old' is just fab Claire!
And your lovely handiwork will be enjoyed time and time again, sorry dreadful joke!
Lisa x

Plain Jane said...

Beautiful x

Stacey S said...

What a clever idea! I love your buttons.