Happy New Year to those of you i haven't encountered in blog land over the last couple of weeks, i hope you are feeling refreshed after all the festive fun?!
I had a fantastic family Christmas but now i'm itching to get started on a host of new projects i've got planned for this year... i will tell you more about some of them very soon!
Custom Mug Designs
I love being given the opportunity to work together with a customer on an idea they have for something they'd like made, especially when its a gift for someone special - somehow their enthusiasm rubs off on me and i'm always super inspired and excited by these kind of projects!
Today i'd like to share with you a couple of mug designs i've created over the last few months, both were for talented crafters which added a bit of extra pressure to create something special! They were both very pleased with the results though i'm happy to say :)
Mugs For Men - The Kite Surfer Design
If you've been reading my blog for a while you may remember me showing you this drummer mug which i painted back in August.
Well, a lovely lady called Zoe saw it and asked me if i would create a similarly styled silhouette mug for her husband. She wanted the image to be a kite surfer, with a wrap around design, a splash of colour, and the words 'i'd rather be kite surfing'. This is what i came up with...
The wrap around design makes it a bit difficult to photograph but hopefully you get the idea with these shots. I had so much fun working on this design and i'm super grateful to Zoe for trusting me to do it!
Rainbow Umbrella - Best Friend Mug
Sandhya is a lovely lady who i connected with through Etsy. She has a gorgeous Etsy shop of her own (which i'll be doing a feature on soon so watch this space!) and i was thrilled that she wanted me to design a special Christmas gift for her to give to her best friend.
She wanted something based around the Rihanna song, 'Umbrella', with a rainbow colour scheme, and we put our ideas together to come up with this design.
I love all the bright colours and had so much fun painting it - happily, the recipient of the mug loved it too!
Commission Your Own Custom Design Hand Painted Mug
If you have an idea for a mug design that you'd like my help to bring to life then do get in touch (my email is in the sidebar, or you can contact me through my website, Etsy or other shops) i'm more than happy to chat things over, share my ideas and let you know what is possible!
The price for a large mug is £14/£15 and a regular mug, £12/£13.
Christmas Pressies! A Colourful Pen Roll
I haven't forgotten that i promised to show you some more of the Christmas pressies i made for friends and family. I have to confess that i neglected to photograph most of the things i intended to show you before i gave them as gifts! Such is the way of things during the franticness of pre-Christmas preparations :)
However, i briefly borrowed back this colourful pen roll (complete with a much coveted set of coloured fineliner pens) from the lovely young lady i gave it to, just to get a couple of photos for you!
I'm really pleased with how it turned out (and am sooooooooooo in love with this Michael Miller fabric!) i hope you like it too :)
Its time to say thank you for visiting for another week and fly off through cyber space to Handmade Monday to find out all about what my fellow crafty bloggers have been up to... see you next time! x