Monday, 23 July 2012

Patterns



My friend gave me a belated birthday present a few weeks ago, and I decided to try it out today. She gave me a kit to customise a mug which I think was from Paperchase. She didn't tell me, but I saw one in there the other day, but can't find it on the website if you want to get one. I love how she got me something crafty to do, I love presents like that! I thought up a few patterns to draw on it but was too scared to actually do them! So I bought some other plain white mugs to use for practice, which is the one you see above.

I'd seen this pattern somewhere before ages ago but I can't remember where, and decided to recreate it. Now I don't have a steady hand at all, so my lines were thick and wobbly which hopefully adds to it! And drawing on a mug wasn't as easy as I thought it would be, but it wasn't too bad. I can't wait to add to this collection, and the pen that comes with the mug is supposedly dishwasher safe after 72 hours. However I don't have a dishwasher so I won't know if that works!

If you don't have a kit or fancy getting one, Elsie at A Beautiful Mess gives some tips to draw on your mugs with sharpies which I'll definitely try out for different colours, you put them in the oven to set the pattern and then you have to wash everything by hand. If you attempt or have attepted to draw on mugs, plates, bowls or whatever let me know, I like checking out things like that :)

Hope everyone has a lovely week, looks like the Sun has decided to visit us so enjoy it while it lasts!

10 comments:

  1. Ohh I love that idea! I have friends that would adore this as a gift.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Much love: http://missvictoriam.blogspot.co.uk/ - If you want to follow back if you don't already. I am trying to get my followers up at the moment so I would really appreciate it.

    xx

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    1. No worries, and I'm already following you back :) I like your beauty make up reviews. Hope you manage to get your followers up :)

      Lisa xx

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  2. I love crafty things too - I just wish I had more time for them!

    Gems x


    Fashion, Well Done

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    1. I know I wish I did too. Whenever I do have time for them I seem to procrastinate, oops!

      Lisa xx

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  3. lovely! xx

    http://www.theprovocativecouture.com/

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  4. Found your blog and love it! I bought some mugs the other day to customise with a sharpie, so much fun!!
    Pop by and say hello :)
    Nic @ our little balham life

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    1. Thanks, glad you like it, and I can't see what designs you come up with, I'm following you back now :)

      Lisa xx

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  5. I'm actually really impressed by that! You're really creative! I don't know how I've missed all these posts, they haven't been showing up in my feed! :( xx

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    1. Thanks :D

      Oh that's really weird, I have no clue why that's happened, probably blogger being silly!

      Lisa xx

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