Monday, January 14, 2013

DIY doily heart dish towel and marker mugs

This Valentine's Day is my dog, Bailey, is turning three! This little dog has brought a lot of fun and cuteness into our house. So, when I saw this dish towel at the thrift store, I had to get it. 
I machine stitched a lovely white vintage lace heart above the message love me, love my dog. 
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There's so much inspiration out there. Karen at Dogs Don't Eat Pizza, really inspired me with her "you had me at woof" mug!
dogsdonteatpizza.com
I picked up a couple of mugs at the dollar store. Using an oil paint Sharpie marker, I created these two mugs for Valentine's Day.
To set ink, place messaged mugs on a tray in a cool oven, set temp to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. Let mugs cool before removing. They look nice with the towel!
He's wearing his new collar from the Perkey Pet
He needs an agent. Happy 3rd Birthday Bailey!

My project was featured on:
love me love my dog valentine towel by Sew Sweet Vintage
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48 comments:

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    1. Awe thanks! He's super smart and sweet. A little challenging to train:) Poodle-bichon mix!

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  2. Oh and I love your cups too! And what a cutie you have!
    Now I follow you too... :)

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  3. Those are such cute ideas! Will have to try the mug idea, so many things could be done with that, thanks for sharing that idea!! Your sweet one is so precious!! What a cutie!!!

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    1. The oven really sets the ink too! I tested it out and even steel wool didn't remove the message:)

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  4. Happy Bday to Bailey! he is so cute, I following your blog.
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog.
    XO
    Blessing
    :-)
    Isora

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  5. Hey I'm here following back,so happy to blog with you.
    Love this goggie stuff,I have a
    "Buddy" also...:0)
    ~JO @ LOblollyLane

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  6. S W E E T! Happy Birthday Bailey. What a cuteeeeeeee! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Debbie!!!! p.s. Rit's gonna post one of my tie dyes. I'll post when they do:)

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  7. Hi Michele, thanks for your beautiful comment and for being my newest follower!!! I´m following you too, you have such a beautiful and inspiring blog! And your Bailey is simply a sweetness... I can perfectly understand why you love him so much. Oh, and I loved the mug idea, maybe I´ll try that.
    Hugs,
    K.

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    1. Thank you. I' tried out the white markers on red cups yesterday. LOVED it. Just don't forget to set ink by baking!!!!!

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  8. Love your cups! I am following you now too!

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    1. Thanks. So many ways to use on china! And the oven really does set it!

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  9. So sweet! Thank you for stopping by on my blog and following!

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  10. Thanks for following my blog! I'm already following you!

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    1. Awe, thanks. Stil lovin' your mantel heart board!!! The cute bold look inspired me to make some pillows that I'll post soon!

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  11. Love your cute mugs and thanks so much for the visit and nice comments! I'm following you back!

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    1. Tried out the white markers on red cups! Worked great! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. What a great idea!! Love your mugs- Thanks for visiting my little space in blog land. You have a new follower too!!
    Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered

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    1. Thank you! My daughter said I sound like I'm from the future when I talk about link parties:)

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  13. Popped by from JAQS Studio, great post. Love your towel, mugs and Bailey, good to meet you :)

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    1. I'm so happy you stopped in :) Have a terrific weekend!

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  14. Hi, Michele

    I just love your sweet blog. I am so happy you found me and I am following you too! Love how you created those lovely mugs. Have a great week.

    Hugs,

    Vanessa

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    1. Thanks so much! Blog land is so vast, but it's cool to meet new people and get inspired!

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  15. What a great idea. Love this!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's GFC and FB. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

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    1. Thank you. I stopped by your blog too:) Lovely!!!!

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  16. Love the towel, love the mugs and Bailey is adorable. Thanks from another crazy dog lover, Patti@OldThingsNew

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    1. Thanks! Pets are a bit of work, but totally worth it!!!!!

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  17. What great mugs! And, your furry baby is precious! Thanks for sharing such a fun and creative idea!

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    1. Thanks Becca. I never thought of it that way, but i guess he is my fur baby:) Very sweet way to think of it!

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  18. eeep! what a cute little doggie! thanks for the tips with my pup! :)

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    1. Your pup is soooooo cute!!! It's a lot like having a new baby in the house:) My doggie had the longer fur too when he was small, but the went curly! Have fun, love your blog!

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  19. Happy birthday day to your sweet Bailey! Love all your treasures. Thanx for sharing at THT!

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  20. Cute blog. When it comes to our pets, we really are a package deal. So true.

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  21. So cute. Yes, it's true. When it comes to our pets we really are a package deal.

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  22. OH WOW!!!!!! Amazing!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

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  23. Cute idea! Happy birthday to your sweet pup. Valentines Day is my youngest sons birthday. His name is Dalan. He calls it Dalantines Day. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Dalantines Day! That is so cute:) Happy Bday back to Dalan and thanks so much for chatting:)

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  24. Bailey is too cute!!! Happy Birthday!
    Kim

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  25. Oil paint Sharpie??? Is that something other than a regular Sharpie? I just did a post about this very thing but mine rubbed off and I had asked if anyone had any ideas. Are there different Sharpie's I should have used?

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    1. The trick to setting the ink is to bake after you draw on your ceramic! After drawing your words or whatever, place ceramic in cold oven, then set to 350 degrees, then bake for 30 to 40 mins, then turn oven off and allow to cool. This should set the ink, even a regular sharpie pen:)

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