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« on: May 03, 2013 07:25:29 AM »

I sent this as an angel for the Not Just Thread Embroidery Swap Round 9.  I angeled for perfectlybohemian.



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Original post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=420665.msg5030065#msg5030065

I hand embroidered the image of a cuckoo clock onto white cotton fabric and backed it with felt. I mounted it to a carved piece of wood that I had painted with a bright calypso blue around the edges. Hubby drilled the hole for the clock work for me (I have really bad wrists and couldn't push hard enough.)

I molded a little blue bird by hand with german glitter polymer clay and attached him on his little perch. I sprayed the wood with a light coat of shellac to protect the wood and then attached the clock hands.

I really like how it turned out.  It's a working hand embroidered cuckoo clock based an image from her pinterest. She loves woodland critters, so I knew I had to give it a try!

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013 07:28:05 AM »

What a cute idea! You did a great job on this. Smiley

EDIT: Oops, I forgot to say, you were an awesome angel! We love our Craftster angels!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013 08:14:12 AM »

This is one of the most awesome things I have ever gotten in a craft swap.  It is really fantastic! It goes wonderfully with my living room decor (see the candles in the picture!). I still think the super tiny mushrooms at the bottom are supposed to be a secret treasure of some sort because they are almost unnoticeable. And all the stitching it wonderful and whimsical! Just how I like it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013 10:20:23 AM »

Very creative and cute!
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