Have you been wondering what I’ve been up to? I hope so. I’d hate to think I haven’t been missed. The answer is my day job. It completely took over my life over the last month or so. Seriously. I haven’t even bought OR made a single Christmas present yet. Yikes! It’s getting a bit on the late side for me to make much this year but we’ll see.
Normally, I hate to mix business with pleasure – i.e. my day job and my blog – but I did do one minorly crafty venture for my new team that I thought I would share. Inspired by Carina’s lovely tea cup, I decorated some water glasses for each staffer (including myself, of course). Starting with inexpensive ceramic tumblers from Ikea and some Procelaine 150 markers, Steve wrote each person’s name on one side of the cup. Steve wrote it because he has the nice handwriting, not me. Then I added my rendition of our company logo to the reverse side. Awe, husband and wife collaboration……. Anyway, after letting them dry for a day I baked them in the oven and wallah! instant customized beverage glasses. Apparently, my crafty mojo isn’t completely lost.
Next time I’m at Ikea, I think I’ll pick up some other mugs or cups and let the kids take the Porcelaine markers to them. A little classier than the old paper insert into the plastic cup don’t you think? Ooo! Decorating glazed flower pots would be kind of fun too!! Hmmmm…. What other glazed ceramics can I scribble on?
Update: Coincidentaly Jen did this same project this last week – check her’s out here! They’re way cuter than mine since she was doing them for holiday gifts vs. a work thing like me.