23 July 2009

giveaway: paper clocks

decoylab is a favorite etsy shop of mine. being one who is charmed with swiss cuckoo clocks, i find their printed version quite clever. a modern twist on an old classic, in the best possible way. these unique clocks are printed on hefty paper in an array of pretty hues, sure to invite chit chat among visitors. artistic, handmade, unlike anything you've ever seen, tells time, and has major i really really want that appeal. tick tock, the perfect clock.



maiko of decoylab is a woman of many talents; illustrator/designer/artist/clockmaker and mom to name a few. she is generously offering one m.writes reader a paper clock from her colorful collection. simply leave a comment to enter to win. tell me what you would do if i could grant you one more hour in the day. comments are open until saturday / july 25 / midnight / mountain time. a random winner will be announced next week.

thank you, maiko

102 comments:

Kayla said...

These clocks are fabulous!

If I had one more hour in the day, I would probably use that to read. I don't have much time to do that anymore, and this way, the extra hour could be my reading hour.

Thanks so much for this post.

Fiona said...

Beautiful clocks. Writing would be what I'd use the extra time for. Allowing my thoughts to flow and trying to work through my raging hormones!
P.S. Just started at week 1 with your writing prompts, finding them really helpful :)

Julie said...

I would spend that extra hour talking with my kids. I sometimes feel that, no matter how much time we spend, it is never enough.

Beautiful clocks! What a great idea!

sara said...

if i had one more hour in a day, i would do yoga & meditate.

Alyssa said...

Those are lovely!

I would definitely read.

middleofthetable said...

with one more hour in the day, i would devote it solely to creative ventures. quilting, sewing, art-journaling.

who am i kidding? i just need to prioritize the hours i *do* have.

love the clocks!

Mary said...

Cook. The hour would be right before dinner time, giving me enough time to really put my heart and soul into a meal (instead of rushing through it stressfully).

jaclyn said...

i would like to think another hour would help me read to my kiddies more!

Sonja said...

easy - sleep!

Parker said...

cute clocks. I would read more.

Catherine said...

GIven an extra hour (or just using the hours I do have better), I would definitely clean my house. It seems like I'm never getting as much done as I mean to.

Kelly said...

i think i would use the extra hour towards working on the etsy shop i'm in the process of trying to open. :)

xo
Kelly

ps: love her clocks... have had my eye on them for some time!

Molly said...

I love these clocks!!! If I had one more hour left in the day I would spend it with my husband laying in the grass and talking about nothing :) Have a great day!!
~Molly P

A Toast to Kos said...

I would sit on the bed with my husband and talk for a full hour. And laugh, and laugh, and laugh. We need more laughter in our lives. That is exactly what I would do.

JT and Lizzie Davis said...

I would spent one extra hour at the beach -- Summer is slipping by way to quickly. The yellow clock would be perfect in my living room.

RLM said...

I've loved these clocks for a long time! I would spend an extra hour doing something crafty - it seems my knitting/sewing always falls to the bottom of the list when life gets busy.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Jan said...

Oh, lovely!! If I had one more hour in the day -- I would force myself to bed earlier and try to catch up on sleep. It sure seems that there's so much fun stuff going on and I never want to miss a thing - so I miss out on sleep instead. More sleep!

Melissa A. said...

I love these clocks. They have been on my esty faves for awhile now. It would be great to win one.

If I could have one more hour in the day I would get my husband and head on over to Starbucks, oder my favorite drink, chai tea latte, and sit in their big fluffy gray chairs and have conversations about God, our favorite subject.

Crystal Johnson said...

One more hour might allow me a shower! ha! And maybe even w/o a little audience :)

erica said...

One more hour...
I'd like to say I would do something productive like my laudry, work on my business, run those errands I keep putting off, etc. But to be honest I'm sure I would end up taking a nap! :)

Hil said...

I would read. I don't have enough time to read, and really need to make more time to do it! I just ordered a new book and can't wait to get started.

Rebecca (Dog-Eared) said...

probably just sleep. or talk to friends more.

jona said...

I would write and finish my dissertation. Yes because that is fully possible with an additional magical hour.

Those clocks are so darn adorable!

erica said...

you're right...i really want one of those!

if i had one more hour in the day, i'd probably snuggle up on the couch and get lost in a book. (i'd probably need more that an hour though)

Amy said...

If I had one more hour in the day I would hopefully spend it in pure enjoyment. Not on the "have tos" but the "want tos"....if I wanted to sit and stare at the wall for an hour, that's what I would do. Or I would write and reflect on the day, or read, or watch something funny, or plant a flower...... just spend it doing something I would LOVE to be doing.

audrey said...

If I had one more hour in the day I would diligently keep a journal. {sigh...}

Desiree Fawn said...

With a 6 month old babe? I would NAP with one more hour! Nap and snuggle.

Cassie said...

These clocks are so cute!

If I had one more hour in the day, I would take a dance class. I wish I was a really good dancer.

jeffrey said...

it's a toss-up between 'me time' and 'kids time'. for myself i'd be taking pictures, for the kids we'd be riding bikes in the evening watching the fireflies come out.

jeffrey

Dansie Family said...

what a fun idea. if i had one more, i would exercise more. or maybe clean more. or maybe spend more quality time with the kids. dang i need more hours.

hannah said...

I would sew. I have been collecting beautiful fabric and haven't had time to do anything with it.

Love those clocks! They are beautiful!

Jessica said...

I love those clocks. And my kitchen clock just died.. how fortuitous!
If I had one more hour in the day, I would give my hubs a back massage, paint my little one's toes bright pink, and then reread my MS Living.

Hillary said...

just sit still and think. without worrying that I need to do something else.

Martha H. said...

I would work on my digital scrapbooking if I had 1 more hour in the day.

Anne said...

These clocks are adorable! I could really use one in my bathroom... which leads to my extra hour.

I wish I had an extra hour before 8am. I love to get up early to cherish the precious morning but I also love snuggling up to my husband. If I had an extra hour before work maybe I could do both!

KK said...

Lets be honest, I would probably use an extra hour to sleep. :)

by M said...

These clocks are gorgeous! If I had just one more hour in the day, I would make some new snazzy pieces of jewelry for my shop, snap some photos, go swimming with the husband, and get a snow cone on the way home!

summer said...

oh man. i have a major thing for clocks. my grandfather owned his own clock shop. it was sweet.

if i were given one extra hour, i would spend it on last night's walk with grant. i wanted it to last forever.

Karen said...

love these clocks!

With an extra hour I'd spend it as one on one time with my kids.

steph-a-ronie said...

these are darling!

If I had one more hour, I would garden. :-)

loft2dwell said...

Today I'd choose to sleep longer, but most days I'd take that hour to try to clean out our 2nd bedroom.

Jay said...

These are beautiful! Hmmm - one more hour? Depends on the day ... today I would choose to go to the gym but tomorrow it would proabably be sleep and Saturday it would be to read :)
Thanks for the chance! Cheers :)

rebecca said...

i am in love with the cuckoo clock. but if i win you have to help me decide the color! one more hour? i would spend time with my grandpa or dad.

A. said...

Oh, man, so darling! It would look so cute on our living room wall!

If I had one more hour, I would spend it with my adorable husband, talking and laughing the whole entire time. I love him so very much.

Ashley said...

Wow, those are beautiful. I would spend one more hour each day with my husband.

melissa kaye said...

All of her clocks are quite lovely! I really like the yellow tea pot and the owl. :)
If I could have one hour in the day I would probably use it to catch up on sleep.

gigi said...

I wish I could say something really profound that I would do with my extra hour, but I'd probably end up sitting around, puzzling about what I could do to make the most of it. And then it would be over.

Hanna said...

Hm I'm pretty sure I wouldn't do anything extra if I had one more hour. I'd hope that I'd exercise or do something fun, though.. maybe read?

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

LOVE her etsy shop. Give me an extra hour to read and sew please!

Krista said...

sleep for sure.

alex said...

adorable clocks!

honestly, if i had an extra hour today, i would probably take a nap! haha

tara said...

as a brand new mom- one extra hour would be so nice :) i should use it to sleep, but i'd probably knit!!

Tracy said...

One more hour = more kisses for the new, sweet baby.

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Contact said...

With one more hour, I would devise a scheme to take over the world(!) involving mainly spoons...

Kim said...

maybe it's the late afternoon hour, but the first thing that came to mind was SLEEP! very selfish, I know, but as I type this, my keyboard is looking very comfy to me now... snoooze.... Im dreaming of those gorgeous clocks! :)
Kim

Lisa said...

If I had one more hour, I would sleep. Lame as that sounds, it would make me a happier, more sane mother and wife.

SiSi said...

If I could have one more hour of the day, I would love to be in bed snuggling with the hubby. I know.. cheesy! :)
Thanks for giving us a chance to win one of them:)

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Kristina said...

How adorable! I love these clocks.

One more hour? I would snuggle, which would most likely lead to napping together :)

Lisa R. Lewis said...

Oh boy. My husband is planning to take over the world?! (my husband is Contact his comment is above).

If I had one extra hour to the day, I would like it to be at the end of the day....when the stars are out. I'd use it to lay on a blanket and contemplate my place in the universe with my a+ husband by my side.

p.s. these clocks are fantastic.

beck said...

love the clocks! I would probably to something different everyday - things would include - reading, sleeping, exercising. :) i would love an extra hour!

Emily said...

These clocks are so gorgeous- I especially love the bouquet clock in auqua!

I'd love to say that I would deicate that extra hour to spending with my husband or reading or working on crafts.... to be honest though, I would probably sleep. wamp wamp....

-e

mj said...

so cute! people are so creative!!

JJB said...

Just lovely. With one more hour in my day...I might clean the dishes or scrub the bathrooms, but more likely I would print those pictures for my summer 09 minibook!

thewindhover said...

If I had one more hour in the day... I would drive to the top of a hill in my neighbourhood and watch the sun set with my man.

p.s. clocks are beautiful!

melissa mae said...

if I had one more hour in my day I would spend it snuggling and giggling with my daughter.

Karie said...

I'd go on more walks with my husband.

Through the Looking Glass said...

I would spend it completely alone. As a mother to four young kids, the thing I realize I literally never have anymore is alone time. Every women needs some time in solitary.

erica said...

i would probably make time to exercise or take a bubble bath and light candles! :) it seems i'm always too tired by evening to do either of these.

thanks!!!

the clocks are adorable!

clc said...

I would like to think I would exercise but the reality is I'd probably sleep!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh, these are great. she's very talented. if i had one more hour? I'm not sure...i'd probably read or sleep or something. i'm always behind on things though i should be really productive in that hour. lol

-lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Cherish Stockdale said...

Paint my fingers and toes. They are in need!

maryirene said...

one more hour in a day. i would take it in the morning and sleep in. ahh..i miss those days.

Jill said...

If I had an extra hour, I'd do the things I neglect in favor of crafting (i.e. cleaning my apartment).

Those clocks are beautiful ... I've never seen anything like them!

Chelsey said...

I already have one of these clocks but could go for another! If you could give me one more hour I would take a nap! I need more sleep!

Courtney said...

I would love the teapot clock! What to do with an extra hour...talk with my husband on the couch and rub each others feet while our kids sleep. Or...sneak into our kids rooms and snuggle them - my love for my kids grows exponentially when they are asleep!

amerikasweetness said...

Awesome looking clocks!!

Please give me one hour to cuddle with my hubby!!

Rosa said...

I'd slow down.

becky said...

those are so creative! if i had one more hour i'd spend it with my little mister! there is never enough time to play with the kids!

Leslie said...

i would sleep. of course.

Leslie said...

These clocks are too cute!

I would spend my extra hour catching up on all the books I want to read.

~Leslie S.

michelle said...

i would make a pretty dress to wear to a picnic.

mee.

(i really will find time to do this!)

Janssen said...

I would spend that hour working out every day.

Jess said...

I LOVE that aqua clock! If I had one more hour in the day, I would spend every minute playing with my little babe and my hubby. I would love one more hour!

Steffers said...

I love those clocks! I just got my first home and would love to put one up in it. With that extra hour I would spend it with my soon to be husband reading together. Marta I love your stuff my sister Hilary was right you are amazing!

darbie said...

Love the clocks!

If I had one more hour, I could get the laundry washed and folded in the same day...or still not get it done and play with my kids for a whole hour without interruption.

Cass said...

at this point ... with a 10 month old and 2 months til the next baby .... i'd like an hour in bed just to read!!

lai-mai said...

Love the folky pattern :) If I had one more hour, I would dance to my heart's content!

Erin said...

If I had one more hour in the day I'd use it to just relax. I'd lay on the grass in the garden, read a book, drink a glass of iced tea. I'd soak up the sun and let myself do nothing but enjoy for that extra hour... And then I'd tell myself to do it again tomorrow, extra hour or not!

PS: I love the tea pot clock...

Erin and James said...

i would play with my little boy a little longer, since I have to work full time so I get less time wtih him in the evenings!

Shirley said...

if i had one more hour in the day, i'd use it to make a really good cup of tea, sipping it while listening to some good ole mix of music (i have an eclectic taste), while lounging on the sofa with a blanket, with my eyes closed for good effect.

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tarable said...

One of these clocks would add a much needed pop of color to my work space.

With one more hour, I would sleep, or read books with my kids, or finish the several DIY home-improvement projects that are laying around my house.

Catherine Williams Photography said...

these clocks are sooo cute!

if i had one more hour in the day, i would definitely read. it is my favorite thing to do, but somehow it gets buried under schoolwork, photo assignments, exercise, and just LIFE!

<3 you marta!

Lila said...

I'd use the extra hour to write notes and mail them to my friends- something I don't often find the time to do.

Thanks for the giveaway-those clocks are beautiful

Katherine said...

These clocks are great, especially the one that actually looks like a cuckoo clock in green. My Omi has the real deal in her basement and when we were kids we thought it was the neatest thing.

I would like to say I would use the extra hour for something really great, but I would probably sleep :)

Thanks for offering this give-away.
Kathy

Jenn said...

This sounds ridiculous but I would sleep. I usually stay up to achieve things and maximize my time and then I end up not getting enough sleep.

Simply Stork said...

beautiful...what more can I say :o)

~simply~

brandy said...

I would use that hour to exercise. I seem to never get around to it.

Courtney B said...

beautiful.
right now (with my 3 week old) i would use an extra hour to sleep.

Fernanda said...

I would go for a run in the morning before heading out to work.

Elizabeth said...

It may sound trite, but I'd genuinely spend it just hanging out with my family. We seem to always want more time for that.

And now my son will be heading off to college next month....

noelle regina said...

if i had one more hour in the day ...

my husband and i retire to bed a few minutes earlier than we intend to fall asleep - to chat, to cuddle, to catch up. nestled under the covers with an antartic wind from our air conditioner we talk about our day, our long term goals, our plans ... but there's something about nestling under the covers in the dark, and despite our early retirement to give us this time, one of us always seems to nod off. if i had ONE MORE hour in my day, it would be snug under the covers discussing our wistful move to Rome or future home.

(and also, the clocks are GORGEOUS)

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