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Update 2/11/2014 – DIY Mug!

Ok I know this update is a little late. I’m supposed to update on Saturdays, and it’s Tuesday. BUT, I had food poisoning/the flu (not sure which) this week and it set me a little bit behind on everything. So there was nothing to blog about on Saturday. I finished a custom order for two hats, and now I am moving on to a baby hat/booties/blanket set! I am really excited about it, it’s my biggest order yet and I think it’s going to be super cute! I haven’t made the booties before, so I’m making a practice pair for my Daisy to be sure they come out perfect. In the mean time, I did a spontaneous craft project today that turned out to be really fun! And so, SO easy. I’m sure you have probably seen this DIY mug idea before, it’s all over the internet. But in case you haven’t, I’ll post the instructions here with photos of my own. You only need three things:

  • A white mug of any shape or size. I got mine at Wal Mart for $3, and they actually have a pretty cute selection of different white mugs. I know that most dollar stores also carry them.
  • Sharpies of any color. The fine tip work best.
  • An oven set at 350 degrees.

Simply draw your design on the mug, and set in the oven for 30 minutes. Couldn’t be ANY easier, right? This is the first one I’ve made, but with how well it turned out I might end up making a whole collection. I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, so my mug is a quote that I love from the books.

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Make sure you set your mug on a baking pan! This would be a really fun project for kids, too. Or a fun gift. The possibilities are pretty much endless with these!

 

That’s it for today, I will update with the baby booties next!

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Update 2/1/14: My Favorite Button

Ok, first things first. Update on the Etsy shop: I have created and named it! My brand name will be Daisy Baby Designs (DB Designs). I originally wanted Crazy Daisy Designs, but upon a google search, a larger company by that name already exists. According to my marketing research, you generally want to pick a name that has a chance at coming up toward the top of a google search. I tried many different combinations, and Daisy Baby won out. I have also designed my logo and created a Facebook page for DB Designs. Check it out here. Oh, and I have a twitter! When my Etsy shop is finally up and running, I’ll be tweeting and posting new listings. So be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ me!

Now for the fun part. We’ve gotten almost a foot of snow in my area over the last couple of days, so I have been house-bound with my ten-month-old. I decided to try my hand at a couple of new things, one of them being attaching buttons to crochet pieces! It is way easier than I thought it would be. I made a coffee mug cozy, and an ear warmer. Both for myself, which I justified by convincing myself I was practicing…Anyway, they came out pretty great! Both are made from scrap yarn I had stocked up from previous projects. I found the buttons in a pack at Jo Ann’s a while back, and I couldn’t resist buying them. I have been itching to use them ever since! Mug cozies and ear warmers are easy for me to whip out in a short amount of time, so I’m thinking I will make quite a few of them for my shop. Maybe even matching sets of mug cozies with fun colors and buttons! Both of the patterns that I used, I found for free via Pinterest. So I am posting links to the patterns, with pictures of how mine came out below.

I am hoping to make Saturday my blogging day. I will try my best to update every Saturday with the progress I’ve made during the week. As always, thanks for reading!

Coffee Mug Cozy

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Ear Warmer

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Free Pattern