Yesterday I showed off my fancy goodies from Hannah for the mug swap. Today I'm showing you what I got for my partner, Katy. She showed you what I sent her for the swap yesterday - you can check out her post here. She's so sweet!
Anyway, when Kim sent me my assignment, I found out I had Katy! She has a cute blog, her kids are like the exact same ages as mine and she's contributor for Beautifully Rooted. I knew I would have fun shopping for her and learning more about her through her blog.
I chose to keep my identity a secret. I thought it would be more fun that way. So, I started scouring the internets looking for a mug. She's from California and I originally tried to find a cute vintage mug on etsy. Then I thought maybe she wouldn't want a mug that she didn't know where it came from and who drank out of it before.
So, what did I do?
Hit up anthropologie, duh.
Anthro always has the cutest mugs. I love my initial mug so that's what I went in for. Then I worried that she might already have one.
Thankfully anthro had more to offer. I could have each of these and not mind one bit.
I picked out her mug then headed home to get a tad crafty.
I knew there were several ladies sewing mug rugs for their buddy and loved the idea. Only problem: I don't sew.
But I can sketch! So I cut out a piece of card stock and used the mug for inspiration.
I drew little designs.
Went over them with my trustee sharpie.
Then added some paint. I think my inner @underthesycamore and @kristenrogers were coming out.
I had also been on the hunt for other California items because of her Cali love. And found a couple vintage postcards and a wooden nickel from CA.
I tucked them all in the box, taped it like crazy and shipped it off.
Mug swap 2012 done. I'm really excited about next years. I told Kim I'm a lifer now on her swap so she can't ever stop.
And ya know, I kind of want to make my own little antro-inspired set of notecards for myself.
Hmmm, I may just do that.