Just over 3 years ago a friend of mine a fellow crafter of cards and paper goods, had her wish come true in opening a little shop that another friend of mine was looking to rent out.

To help her out and get the shop ready and stocked with items ready for opening, I was able to give her a few bits and bobs that I had made and were lying around the house. These items I make throughout the year, I then give to my daughters who then sell on at the grandchildren’s school fetes to raise much needed funds.

I was able to give her a few patchwork cushions, knitted cardigans, booties, and a couple of clocks I had fiddled around making one weekend when trying to do something with all the hoops I had somehow found myself with after rescuing them from various charity shops over the years.

The clocks are just something I did at the time, with no pattern, just giving a little thought and I mean little and then going for it! I have made most of the family a clock sometime or another and two have been bought for presents to give to friends, which is always nice when someone asks for one of your ‘makes’.

This was the first clock I made and have hanging in my hallway, applique and french knots.

Now I find myself creating these blogs having to think of different subjects and having just recently made another clock for myself and my newly decorated room, a flash of inspiration a few days ago. I decided that I could write up a pattern for my method of making the clocks. They are such a great and rewarding thing to make and can be personalised in various ways for either yourself or for giving as a present. They cost very little, you can use up lots of scraps in the making, the only real outlay is the hoop, clock mechanism and the battery, but still not a lot of money.

This one is hand embroidery with seed bead embellishing.

The pattern is for a clock face being created through hand stitching straight onto the hoop a great project for on the move or taking away with you.

This one was made as a birthday present, again using applique and french knots.

The pattern to purchase is £5 and can be purchased through my shop here,  a step by step guide with photograph prompts at each stage, and this is the clock face featured in the pattern.

All I ask is you use this pattern for your own use only and post a picture of your make on the UKQU Facebook page for all to admire and enjoy.

My most recent, this time by machine free motion embroidery.