Making things runs in my family. My dad, in particular sometimes makes batches of fun, sometimes silly things. Remember the Pet Rock? Huge, huge trend back in the day (don't make me say the '70's but yes, that is when it was). After that trend, dad came up with "rock groups". Basically a pile of rocks on a piece of wood. Sadly it really didn't take off. After that he was making "mood lights". He took some gold fish bowls, drilled a hole in the bottom, inserted a little night light and then filled it up with colored marbles. He makes these things and gives them away to everyone he knows. Then it's off to something new. He has made wood whirligigs for the backyard, a beautiful jewelry box for my mom, even a light blue wooden Barbie camper for little ol' me. :-)
A few years ago, he cut, sanded and painted some blocks of wood and fitted them with a clock. He wanted me to sell them in my shop. Which I did, even though they really did not go with the ambiance. They are cute, but not so much me.
I remember someone finally purchasing one of them. She had received a gift card for my shop from a relative. While I rang it up, she commented that after searching all over the shop, this clock was the only thing she liked. 8-0 Well... I am glad she found something....
Eventually the clocks sold out. But then much later I received a box in the mail from my dad. He sent me all the rest of the clock block leftovers. Some were finished and others were mid-way. Well, like most projects it was put away..........
Until, my husband Bob. attempting to excavate his workshop, found the box of blocks. We decided it was time to give them a makeover. My daughter Elizabeth and I started to cover them with various vintage wallpapers and then attaching cute little wooden bead feet to them.
Guess, what? I cannot keep them in stock. There are 50 or so of the littlest blocks that need clocks and covers etc. So we will be at it again soon. Watch for them on the web-shop. But for now some of these larger ones pictured are available on the site.