Sunday, 12 August 2012

Sailing Boat Mug For Handmade Monday



A Change Of Season

Another fairly sunny week in these parts... hints of Autumn are making themselves know though... i picked my first ripe blackberry this week! (gave it to the dog as he loves them :)). I also spotted the rather beautiful site of harvested wheat fields stacked the old fashion way whilst out walking.


I've even started thinking about.... gulp... C.. okay i'm not going to say it but i'm sure you can guess! (I'm pretty pleased with my first make with this theme and i will be sure to share with you at a more seasonally appropriate moment!)


Sailing Boat Mug

Today i'm still embracing Summer though, and what could be more Summery than messing about on boats. I'm pretty pleased with how my sailing boat mug turned out, particularly the water which i think looks rather inviting! There are five boats in total, and each has an inspirational name - 'Love', 'Peace', 'Hope', 'Courage' and 'Wisdom'. However, i can easily customise this design with names to fit personal preferences. Here are some more images to show you the whole design.





It is priced at £14 and i have been uncharacteristically efficient and already listed it on my Website and Etsy shop

Cats Cats Cats

Thank you very much to all those who left thoughtful and generous comments on my last Handmade Monday post (where you may remember i showed you my black cat mugs). The consensus seemed to be that black cats are considered lucky - good news! I hope to get one one day :)

You may remember that i also gave you a little peek at my new colourful cats mug last week - i have since published a blog post all about it with lots of pictures, but here is another especially for you...


It is also listed in my Website and Etsy shop priced £14. I hope you like how it turned out!

And that's all for this week folks... I am looking forward to popping over to Handmade Harbour and find out what you've all been up to... I will try and visit as many blogs as i can tonight before cosying up to watch the Olympics closing ceremony :) What's been your highlight by the way? Mine was probably the dressage to music (which made me cry) or Jessica Ennis Winning the 800meters at the end of the heptathlon (which also made me cry! :)) 

Thanks for visiting x 

36 comments:

  1. I love the boating themed mug and after we have done so well in the Olympics think these should go down a storm

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    1. thank you! i hadn't thought of that... but you could be right! :)

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  2. I love the colourful cat mug!! Glad to hear you have been enjoying the lovely weather :)

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  3. The boating mug is great and I see what you mean about the water. There have been many highlights to the Olympics, I really wasn't that bothered at the beginning but have thoroughly enjoyed everything! Looking forward to the closing ceremony too!

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    1. thank you!

      the Olympics have grown on me too... i'm not normally one for watching sport but the atmosphere around the whole thing had been fantastic :)

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  4. What a lovely picture of the harvested field :) I miss these - no arable around here but I grew up in East Yorkshire with wonderful big fields at harvest time!
    Love the sailing mugs too x

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    1. thank you!

      yes it is lovely to see the crops through the seasons :) x

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  5. Your mugs are lovely. The boats are so summery and fun.

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  6. Fields filled with 'proper' stacked wheat is an awesome sight, not the same with the round plastic bales of nowadays. Sailing boats always remind me of lazy days at the beach.

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    1. so true! the black plastic wrapping makes them look like giant rabbit droppings :)

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  7. Ah so nice and very apt with the olympics at the moment!

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    1. thank you!

      yes, that's probably where my inspiration came from although i wasn't really aware of that as i was creating the design! x

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  8. I like the waves lapping at the boats. My Uncle sails, and actually trained the Olympic team from 1997-2000, though if I'm honest, I find the sailing a little hard to follow and prefer the more straightforward first across the line gets gold type sports!

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    1. that's a great claim to fame! :)

      i agree, it is hard to follow the sailing... the tactics are confusing too! x

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  9. I love the boats,so colourful and definitely perfect for summer.

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  10. Your designs are lovely. Hopefully the boat design will help keep the summer around for a little bit longer.

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  11. The cat mug is my fave - but that's mainly because large bodies of water freak me out :)

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    1. thanks Kat!

      i think a lot of people feel that way x

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  12. I think you should call the mug, The Ainsley... after all it is a winner all the way! :)

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    1. ha! that's a great idea :) thank you! x

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  13. Your mugs are a real taste of summer and a great reminder of the Olympics too - maybe do a gold one for Ben Ainslee fans?
    I love the pic of the old fashioned wheat fields, its lovely to see traditions maintained :-)

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    1. that's a good idea! perhaps i could paint a gold medal on the handle or something :)

      i agree, it is lovely to look out at a more traditional landscape - there is something reassuring about it :) x

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  14. The boats are wonderful! I don't know how you do such a great job, I found the little sharpie mugs I made to be so hard to do! Yours are so professional looking! :)

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    1. awww thank you Susie! that's really sweet of you :) i think its one of those things where practice helps to build your skills and confidence - i'm only just starting to get to grips with the possibilities with porcelain painting but i have done different types of painting on ceramics in the past and i think this helps...

      i thought your mugs looks fab and also v professional too though! x

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  15. Love the sail boat mugs. Very summery - that's the closest we're going to get to summer i fear now.

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    1. thanks Helen :)

      i'm still holding out for some more sunshine... you never know! x

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  16. I love your mugs. There is something really jolly about seaside and boating themes. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. i completely agree i love the jolliness of all things seaside related :) x

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  17. wonderful porcelain painting, as always :)
    like your style a lot.
    the boats are just great and perfect for the current season :) the cats just purrrrfect, too! :)

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  18. Love the cat mug, it's fab :) i

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