Get Your Cuckoo! 9


The Limited Edition Backyard Birds Cuckoo ClockBirds Cuckoo Clock

A bird lover since my childhood when I headed early in the morning to watch the Great Horned Owls return to their nest, my second clock simply had to star birds.  I designed this clock to look like a bird feeder, so we can bring the outdoors is.

It’s animated! When the cuckoo sings, the Blue Bird feds the baby (aka cuckoo) and the Cardinal pecks.

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When searching for bird images to show the carvers at Schneider my idea I found Lance Long’s Etsy shop. I fell in love! He agreed to carve birds for 100 clocks. But that’s it. This is your opportunity to get a limited edition!

 

The American Barn Cuckoo Clock

Barn ClockWhat could be more American than the family farm? In my quest to reinvent the cuckoo clock this icon of America simply had to up front in the line up. Not only is the barn an icon of American goodness, but everyone loves animals. From the Holstein cow to the tiny mouse on the stall door, each animals is hand carved in Germany.

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When the cuckoo calls the farmer hoes. Then, music plays and a bay horse pops in and out of his stall. Funny how he resembles my horse Harley. Hum… Surely a coincidence!

 

The Quilt Shop Cuckoo ClockThe Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock

This is the one that started it all!

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When a TV show for quilters I was hosting was sent to Switzerland to shoot an episode at Bernina I saw taping a second episode as my opportunity to get a a rare peek inside.a cuckoo clock factory.When cameras were about to roll I asked if we could tweak the clock to look like a quilt shop for our viewers. They bit! Next thing I knew, to have one for myself I had to order 100. Thank goodness 99 others were cuckoo for my crazy design too!

 

Jodie Davis


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9 thoughts on “Get Your Cuckoo!

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Melissa,

      I had to go up on the price since the last time, when they forgot the animation and charged for clocks without. I didn’t mark them up all the way — split the difference. So they are $395 plus $16 Priority shipping. I’m sure hoping to build the business so I can buy them in larger batches to get the price down.
      If you order more than one (thinking what with having a shop you might get together with customers) I will ship them together and you can save on postage.
      And if you have any ideas for marketing them through quilt shops please let me know. I am so aware that there are many people who would like them that don’t know about them.
      Thanks for your interest!

      Jodie
      P.S. Will I see you at Market?

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Wanda,
      I’ll be running another Kickstarter campaign early next year = next month!
      Did you sign up for my newsletter? I’ll be sending one out to let people know about it. And I will check back here and make sure everyone who asked gets notified.
      Thanks for your interest!
      Jodie

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Jolynn,

      Yes, I believe I’ll be ready to launch tomorrow. Are you on the email list? Otherwise, I have it here so I’ll send you an email personally. We need to get 49 other cuckoo clock lovers. We can do it!

      Thanks so much for your kind words about the clock. It turns out I’m not the only nut after all 😉

      Jodie

  • John Furciniti

    Hi Jodi,
    I was really hoping to be added to your mailing list to receive the newsletter. Was also wondering how often you run a campaign for the cuckoo clock. Wasn’t sure if it was something you did annually, or perhaps several times a year? Absolutely love the clock !! We have recently added a quilt room to our home and I believe this clock would make a great addition. Because the cost of the clock is what it is, and I was thinking it might make a wonderful Christmas present, i wondered if I was not able to afford it at this time would there be any chance of any future campaigns this year that would still make it possible to give as a Christmas present?

    Thank you,
    John

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi John,

      Not to worry! I just did a campaign, and ordered some extra clocks, but they’ll go pretty quickly. I have another design in the works, which I believe will be ready in two months or so. At that point I won’t have to fill an order with just one design; a 75-clock minimum can be comprised of both designs. That way it’s easier to meet the minimum.
      I expect I’ll order two more times this year. I have in mind May and July/August, the latter for Christmas, but will check with the factory to make sure.
      I’ll add you to the newsletter list so you’ll be kept in the know.
      Congrats on the new quilt room. Having the right space makes such a difference — boosts one’s creativity!

      Jodie

      Jodie