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Siobhan
« on: January 04, 2008 06:38:49 AM »

I made this clock as a Christmas present for my wee daughter, who LOVES clocks and greets them with enthusiasm. Except, she can't say the "L". This makes trips to housewares shops a source of intense amusement and embarrassment. "That's right dear heart.... lots of CLOCKs. And another CLOCK. Yes, that's a very big CLLLOCK isn't it?"  Cheesy

The image came from a book of William Morris designs, and is based on "The Strawberry Thief", if you're familiar with it. Ironing the transfer on to fresh acrylic paint didn't work brilliantly well (instructions? bah, who needs to follow rules.  Roll Eyes ), but it was a good enough guide.

I can't post photos yet, so links to the pics it is. Here's
the clockface without hands or numbers so you can see the design a bit better, and
here's the finished product. Yeah, I fixed the wonky 9.  Tongue

And she loved it! "Birdie! C(l)ock! TWEETWEET!"  Cheesy Two year olds are so easy to impress!
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008 01:49:00 PM »

haha thats so cool.

when my cousin was 3, she used to LOVE flags
and she LOVED pointing them out..
only she couldn't pronounce the 'l' either..
so we just taught her to call them "bigs".
 Cheesy aha
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008 02:28:43 PM »

That's a beautiful clock.  Your daughter is a lucky girl.
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Siobhan
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2008 03:16:02 AM »

Thanks so much! It took most of Christmas Eve to paint. Poor kid, everyone else's presents got done first...actually I procrastinated because I knew it would be the hardest one to do.  Cheesy
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