Friday, October 19, 2012

DIY : Crochet With a Pen

my excitement yesterday

was all about : crochet with a pen!

for this DIY project you need porcelain markers, some doilies and mugs or other dishware

first of all, let me excuse the colors of the paint on the mugs : it irritates me that I can't get the colors right

the blue is a more darker Delft Blue in real life, and the teal is not as neon as it seems


well, what do you think? are you sharing my excitement?

I started out with the Nordic winter decor, just because I wanted a try out before I did the crochet painting

that's the way it works for me when I haven't done a certain craft for a while

I start with a try out, to get the hang on it again

as some of you might remember, in my early blog days, I did a similar project to this

big difference between that project, is the size of the tip of the pen was much smaller this time

with the dolies on the table and the mug in my hand, I just did it

no try out on paper, no pre-design, just do it

I definitely had my very happy moment yesterday when I re-created three doily patterns on the mug

can you tell the resemblance?

if I may say so, I am very pleased with how they turned out!

also, I can see the endless possibilities for this project

different colors, repetitive patterns, symmetrical patterns...

but for now, we just have two new mugs

to drink tea and latte's with a very bright smile


  1. You did a marvelous job, such a creative way to crochet on a mug! perfection❤

  2. Hoi Maaike, ze zijn superleuk geworden! Ik ken dat wel een beetje. De ene keer vooraf schetsen en de andere keer gewoon doen. Kleurtjes zijn ook super, mmmm, weer een ding erbij op mijn to-do-list....(ik ga ze pinnen).
    Groetjes en een fijn weekend.

  3. Ze zijn echt super. Met de kleuren op de foto's is toch niks mis? Delfts blauw is idd wat donkerder, maar ondanks de verkleuring op de foto's blijft het een supermooi resultaat.

    Groetjes Marie-Thérèse

  4. Hej Maaike! Ze zijn echt super leuk! Geweldig.
    Alvast een fijn weekend!

  5. You did great! Now you just have to tell us where we can get the pens! And do you have to bake them on?

  6. yes very nice, lovely idea! must look out for a porcelain pen. Have a good weekend, Heather x

  7. Ohh, so beautifull and original. But what is the pens? Want to buy the same.

  8. Wow. These are amazing. I LOVE them. I would have to make sure I had the latte AFTER I painted the mug but even then I know I do not have such a steady hand. You did a great job.

  9. ohhh zoveel leuks ik word er happy van ik kom een kop koffie bij je halen en natuurlijk wil ik die in die gave mok,

  10. Wow, the pattern is amazing! Well done :)

  11. I love, looove, LOVE these! I think you might be able to do this with a Dollar Store mug and Sharpies....bake at 300 for 30 minutes and done! I'm mos def going to try this. Thank you for sharing!


  12. Love,love,love the designs on your mugs! :) Barb.

  13. Come over and say hi, I am having a giveaway❤ I forgot to tell you when I commented earlier!

  14. Aaaaaaahhhhhhh! Gorgeous! I remember those tea cups you had in your banner when you first started blogging. I went out and bought myself a porcelain pen but it worked like .... crap... Either no ink came out or it came out in a big lump... I just don't know how you do it. Fantastic. How I wish I could figure this out and make some pretty cups for myself. What pen brand do you use? Darling cups...

  15. Your blog is so sweet. Thanks for inspiring me with your talents!
    PS. nice to meet you!
    xxx Liz

  16. this is my first time by, this mugs are fantastic, good for you for being able to just wing it and make it look this good.

  17. these are great! totally share your excitement. Christmas gift anyone?? : )


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