Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tick Tock Tick Tock

Jagger's New Clock

I just finished my new great nephew's (makes me sound old!) Christmas present!
I'm so happy with the way it turned out!  The colors will match his bedding & the "anchor" paintings I did for his room.  I used scrapbook paper, chipboard numbers & letters, a cute anchor I painted, & red buttons.
I can't believe I found that little anchor!  It looks just like the anchors in the paintings I did.  I also painted the clock hands navy blue to match (they were black) & the second hand red.  It's kind of hard to see but I added a little starburst at the end of the second hand.
What I thought was going to be an easy project turned out to be a lot trickier.  I searched all over town for a WHITE clock but could only find black in the size I wanted.  I ended up buying a $7 thermometer at Home Depot (ha).  After taking it apart I found the hole in the center was teeny tiny.  I had to get a little knife & very carefully scrape away plastic to make the hole big enough for the clock shaft.  I can't believe I did it without the whole thing cracking!  Anyway, with luck & my artistic skill (heehee) I got her done & the end result is just how I wanted it! 
Can't wait to give it to him on Saturday when my family gets together!  Now I'm off to make some pumpkin bread for my nephew.  The house is gonna smell good!

Hope the NEW YEAR brings you all lots of HAPPINESS!!!
xoxoxo

4 comments:

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Oh wow, that is so cute!

Happy new year my friends.

meowmeowmans said...

That is adorable! :)

Happy New Year!

Vicky said...

What a great gift! I'm sure he'll love it.

Happy New Year to you!

The Creek Cats said...

Very cool!!

Happy New Year

The Creek Cats and Maggie May