She mentioned that she wanted a wall clock for the kitchen, I begged to be be the one to find the perfect clock for her.
Mission and a half!
The rest of her living area has a black/white colour scheme and the walls have a collection of the famous 'Top of the Rock' images (google 'Lunch on a skyscraper' if you're not sure what I mean) which she collected when she was in New York.
I decided I definitely wanted something personal/customised, and chose etsy as my store choice. I mean, who doesn't love something from etsy? It's like supported the small business of a friend.
Much to my delight, I discovered this store...
(Click to head to the etsy store)
Vinylclockwork is run by the lovely Scott (you'll see why I think he's so lovely soon!) who turns old vinyl records (preferably scratched ones) into beautiful clocks.
He makes two designs...
Can you guess which one I chose?
I'll give you a hint. Can you see a familiar face hiding under the 9 in the 'Circle' Design?
Once I saw the hidden Mickey I was sold.
Now the hard part, choosing an artist! She's a fan of the Beatles, but those albums are hard enough to come by as it is. I then wondered if there were many Disney albums around...
A quick trip to ebay showed me that yes, there definitely were and some were very reasonably priced ($0.99 anyone?). A short message off to Scott confirmed he would make one from a supplied album and that I could get it posted directly to him.
I bid on a Disney Dumbo record, for $0.99 + $6 postage. Ebay seller took their time, but Scott had it in his hot little hands about a week later.
Needless to say, I was as shattered as the record :-(
Scott came to my rescue though and offered to source a record from his local record shop. Not Dumbo, but 'It's a small world'. Happy enough with that and definitely can't complain about the service!
Scott made the clock and had it on it's way to Australia within a few days. It arrived on my sister's doorstep just over a week after he found the replacement record for me.
|As quoted on Facebook "Mickey clock for housewarming=amazeballs!! Xo"|
Housewarming present success!