Cigar box clocks and goodies for a good cause

Every year I work with some nice people on the JREF forum to help raise money for scholarships for The Amazing Meeting.  We are not affiliated with the JREF, we simply like to send some of our forum members to a conference that can be life changing’

Moxie likes a frame made from a vintage map.

Moxie likes a frame made from a vintage map.

I always have an auction, but this year decided to throw in an etsy shop.  I’ve never tried this before, but I ended up with a lot of cool crafts after teaching a few classes to local students.

Vintage London map, and a clock with a hiding spot.

Vintage London map, and a clock with a hiding spot.

My favorite is the cigar box clock.  Nice clean wooden cigar box that is exactly the right shape to sit on a shelf or end table.  It also is a fun spot to “hide” things, and the clock faces are vintage maps or illustrations from old books.

One box features Baker Street, for the Sherlock fan.

Cat image from 1920's childrens book.

Cat image from 1920’s childrens book.

each clock comes with a fun hiding spot!

each clock comes with a fun hiding spot!

I also have some fun frames I did with old maps (seriously with GPS maps are vintage).

All the money from the shop I am donating to the fund, which we named the Mr.Skinny Fund after one of our beloved, but now gone, forum members.

So, my teaching examples are now your treasures.  Plus 100% goes to help the Mr.Skinny Fund.



Categories: Art, crafts, James Randi Educational Foundatioin - JREF, Skeptic

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4 replies

  1. Your cat’s name is Moxie! Is it named after the soda or my daughter or something else? Either way, LOVE it!

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