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« on: November 29, 2006 10:45:05 PM »

I got this boring wall clock at Ikea, took out the face and drew my own. It's called Time for Tasty and I want to do a series and sell them at a craft show next year.  But do you think people will like them as much as I do?

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006 11:08:05 PM »

i think it is wonderful.  i would buy it.

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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006 04:04:20 AM »

i like it alot. i like how professional it looks, and the image. depending on price (of course) i would buy one.
the only thing i could possibly consider not liking is the plastic frame. which i imagine won't bother alot of/ most people. i don't know if other frames are at all an option (what other clocks do ikea have? Wink )?
also, just a thought i had, maybe with brighter colours you'd hit the kids-bedroom market as well as the indie demographic? Smiley

also, did they have little bedside clocks? because it is so hard to get nice bedside clocks. they might be a cool variation on a theme.

« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006 05:11:31 AM »

It's great! It ought to sell! Did you paint the second hand or was it red already? It's a cool touch.

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006 08:20:53 AM »

That style seems to be rather popular, so I'm sure it will sell. It's a really cute clock.

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2006 01:59:12 PM »

I agree with lupinbunny, I love the face but I'm not too crazy on the frame.  But, yeah, I think it will sell.  It's very cool.

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2006 04:33:19 AM »

I think it depends on the craft show. I wouldn't count on many sales if it's a family/grandma affair. Too "different".

And, what do people have to match it up with? How 'bout doing a matching pencil holder or whatnot to upgrade the offering?

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2006 10:54:54 PM »

I agree with craftychef, that you have to be careful of what the craft show you are attending is catering to. This clock is not a grandma clock (though my grandmother is nearly blind and deaf and thought the Will Ferrell movie "Elf" was a good Western, she might buy it) This is for the trendy 18-29 year old.

I also agree with Lupinbunny, that the white on white is a little bland. I would consider painting the frame RED. You can buy spray paint made for plastics at hardware stores. That way you'll get a nice even coat instead of paiting it by hand, which could leave it streaky/lumpy.

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2006 06:39:07 AM »

Definitely! That is very cute.
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2006 04:52:42 PM »

lol, I almost bought that IKEA clock recently out of desperation... really like your version though - it has to sell!

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