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« on: June 13, 2010 02:40:03 AM »

My first post - and a project that I am a little bit proud of, I think it turned out rather nicely  Smiley

My boyfriend has recently discovered that he quite likes to drink espresso. We didn't have espresso cups, his birthday was coming up and I was lucky enough to find a set of white ones in a charity shop for next to no money. This is what I made, using Pebeo porcelaine markers:

Each cup stands for something he likes.
1. Music - and records in particular

The saucer is a record, so when you put the cup on the saucer it's like putting the arm of the record player on the record. Oh, and he likes monkeys.

2. Godzilla is not a monkey - demonstrating my shocking lack of knowledge on Japanese monsters, which he corrected soon after we met.

And another monkey.

Image sources (though I drew them on the cups freehand - never knew I was able to do that...)
Godzilla: http://www.eprintablecoloringpages.com/index.php?main_page=large_coloring_page&pID=27163&cPath=2255
Monkey: http://www.eprintablecoloringpages.com/index.php?main_page=large_coloring_page&pID=27163&cPath=2255

3. He likes Failblog. He also quite likes tea. Hence: Espresso FAIL!

(Thanks to Chimes for the idea of the tea bag in the cup: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=348782.0)

4. Me of course.

I'm German, and he is learning German. "Wunderbar" (meaning "wonderful") is one of his favourite words. Sometimes he asks me "what is this and that word in German?" and embarrassingly, sometimes I can't remember Shocked
When he asked me once what "humour" is this came out.

Of course I noticed too late that I spelled humour "humor", which actually IS the German word. Ho hum.

The boyfriend said he really liked them. What do you think?

« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010 03:14:49 AM »

They are so funny, personal and lovely- and shows a great kind of (german) humor, too!  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010 04:58:16 AM »

These are awesome Taramor! You are a great artist, drawing on a curved surface can't be easy. Good work

« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010 06:13:42 AM »

Thanks for the comments, but it's me who made them Wink

I didn't mind the curved surface so much, and it's very good that you can actually get the colour off again quite easily before it's burned. Made it a lot easier to start Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2010 07:21:27 AM »

It's so cool they're so personal .... every time he uses them, he'll be happy! I'm in favor of inside jokes for presents - it's a great conversation starter, if nothing else. These are really neat ... and you did a very good job. Godzilla rocks, especially.

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2010 08:07:49 AM »

 I REALLY like these Smiley   Love the tea bag one and Godzilla Cool  Really nice work  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2010 09:09:48 AM »

Glad you like them.

The boyfriend said earlier that it was the nicest present he had in a long time. Yay! That made me rather happy!
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2010 10:39:45 AM »

Es ist wunderbar!  Wink  (I'm Dutch, learned German at school)

Love them, like the personal touch with humour!
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2010 12:04:58 PM »

these are great! i love the record one especially

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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2010 12:38:37 PM »

These are awesome. What a sweet and thoughtful present!

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