Monday, September 10, 2012

the mugs were swapppppped


Cuppa Kim hosted an amazing Mug Swap in August.
Let's all take a moment to give a round of applause to Kim.
I mean, she organized it all. Assigning partners, spreading the word, making sure everyone got their partners blog, instagram and mailing address. That is a lot of work!
THANK YOU KIM!

I was so excited to open my package from sweet Christie
She sent me this beautiful mug


along with some TAZO teas, some Starbucks VIA and a cute little notebook. AND what was even cuter was she used a coffee cuff to package it in. So creative.

I have declared this my new favorite mug. My old favorite mug broke a few weeks ago so I am happy to have a replacement. I adore the design and it's just perfect for me. I am very particular about my mugs. Really, I am.

To see the mugs I sent off visit
Julie and Stephanie, they should be posting pictures of their hand drawn mugs.
I have never used porcelain pens before. I was really scared how they would turn out, but after I got the hang of drawing on a mug I ended up having a lot of fun with them. 

sneak peek of one of the mugs I drew
I found plain, white mugs with no texture. I washed and dried them, and used Porcelaine brand pens to draw on the mugs. I found my pens at Michael's on clearance too! I followed the directions (gasp, I hate directions) and allowed the paint to dry for 24 hours, then baked the mugs at 350 for like 45 minutes. After they cooled I washed and dried them again 
(and to be honest I was scared the paint might come off). 
I really want to get some more dishes and maybe a platter to draw on. They would make great inexpensive, handmade gifts.

Did you participate in the Mug Swap? Have you ever used porcelain pens?

15 comments:

  1. I love the mugs you made!! Those were some lucky swappers! You got a great little package too! I didn't participate but I would love to do something like this on my blog. I love the idea of a swap, and who doesn't love a good mug?

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  2. you. are a mug rockstar.
    seriously.
    what a fun adventure you took with the pens and drawing.


    your recipients were some lucky girls. :)

    thanks for participating, and promoting, and even adding to the giveaway. you're the best.

    for reals.

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  3. Love your handmade mug! It's so detailed & unique. :) Now, I have to ask - how do I get involved in the mug swap? It's such a fabulous idea, because what lady wouldn't want a lovely mug to sip her tea?

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  4. This mug swap was such a great idea! How much fun!!! The blue and white mug you sent off made my heart go pitter patter! sighhh....

    I used the porcelain pens to do some monogrammed mugs last year for teacher gifts and they turned out adorable!

    Your Instagram pics hooked me and I am excited to follow your blog!
    Talented you are!!! (lol, I sound like Yoda)

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  5. I did the mug swap, and it was a blast! For Christmas last year, I made platters for my friends using the Porcelain pens. I loved it! I saw the IG pic that Julie posted, and I was in love - so beautiful! Have a great week!

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  6. I am sooooo participating next year...lovin all the photos!

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  7. both mugs are SO pretty.
    ps. I would like a whole set of pen&paints mugs and dishes
    get on that, mmmmkay?! ;)
    xo.

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  8. i did the mug swap and LOVED it!!!

    you are a true talent, mrs lindsay.

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  9. Oh..... that's a beauty that you painted! So much fun!

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  10. You hit the jackpot with my closie. She is a great gift giver. I love her.

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  11. I haven't used the pens before, but I've used Porcelaine paints to create some ice cream bowls and coffee mugs. They're SO much fun! And inexpensive - my local dollar store has lots of white dishware for $1 a piece. I'm in a mug swap right now and just did a camera design on a mug for it =)

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  12. Beautiful! And of course you hand painted mugs, that are gorgeous. You rock!

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  13. Both awesome mugs you got and gifted! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your mug work in your shop ;)

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  14. How awesome is that cup! you are way talented

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  15. Oh how I wish the Stephanie that got your mug was me!...this Stephanie...as in KaHoney Stephanie. A girl can dream :)

    The mug you received was beautimous by the way. :)

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