Sunday, May 13, 2012

Gifts for Grandma Part III

Last installment of Grandma gifts. These mugs are for the girls' other grandma, Nana Karen.

Hi Nana/Karen/Mom! Happy Mother's Day! We love you!

She won't get the mugs till we next meet, since we don't quite trust the post to get them to her without some bits breaking off. So we took photos for teaser shots, with the promise that she will soon get to drink molten nutella -or some lesser beverage - in them in person.

The girls worked hard on their mugs all week, using these markers and general instructions from the internet. They cleaned off their designs and redrew them a couple times till they were satisfied. Kate wanted to color more than draw, so if hers looks as if I cheated and helped, it's because I did.

Their only guidelines were that they had to write their names and draw their self-portraits. 

The rest they dreamed up themselves,

including a conspiracy to decorate the handles so it was almost impossible to move the mugs around for a while.

We're going to bake them in the oven so everything is dishwasher-proof. Because we don't want to add yet another thing for Mothers (and Grandmothers) to hand-wash, do we?

I have to go marinate chicken now, but later this evening - hopefully after copious amounts of ice cream - I will post photos of what the kids and their dad got me for Mother's Day! Hint: it has a rechargeable battery (so no, it wasn't an industrial sewing machine).


  1. Love those mugs! what a great Idea.

  2. So beautiful mugs!! I didn't know about this porcelain markers!!
    thanks for the idea!

  3. What a great idea! SO going to buy porcelain markers for a future project....I know two little girls that would LOVE to decorate mugs :-)


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