Crazy Times call for a Crazy Clock

My bathroom clock died a few months back. I’ve been missing it. After making my little ottoman cover, I had the brain storm of making a cloth clock. Why not?

So I made a big circle out of paper, folded it until I came up with the right size, repeatable triangle pattern and started to cut a swatch from 12 of my recent fabric designs. Here’s the result.

Not exactly round, but I like asymmetric shapes. It could actually be any shape at all since I’m using a VERY thick, fusion material that I can cut. And yes, that IS a Covid design for 8 o’clock. That was my Mask challenge offering this past year. I had to include that, of course.

This clock brings new meaning to the Confucius curse, “May you live in interesting times.” The point being, you’ll be so distracted, you’ll never find enlightenment. These are the times we live in.

I’m thinking about adding rhinestones where the numbers go. Might as well go all-in for distraction.

I finished sewing it and started to assemble the clock works only to discover, I was missing the minute hand! Sigh…..

The clock work comes with it’s own hook, so you can use anything you want for the clock face.

I’ve ordered two clock works on line. They’ll have fancier hands that will show better on the busy background. So, it was a blessing in disguise. They should be here by Dec. 17th.

I’ll get working on the one I plan to make for a friend in California. I don’t think she’ll mind if I’m a bit late from the actual Christmas date. But, I will have worked out all the “how-to’s” on my bathroom clock by the time the complete clockwork sets arrive. Another fun distraction.


Happily retired! Renewing my interests in music and art. Hoping to improve my skills in all creative areas.

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