Saturday, January 5, 2013

handmade gifts 2012, part 2


For my nephew, Michael, who will be getting his own place soon. Presumably on Tatooine. I designed the coffee mug in Illustrator and produced it via Zazzle. I'm counting it as handmade even though I didn't technically make the mug. It was shipped so promptly and turned out just great, but of course I forgot to take a picture of the real mug. Blast!

These photos are from Zazzle's project preview, which is amazingly accurate. I've made a few things on Zazzle over the last few years and I'm always pleased with the result.


This quickly made light/dark switch plate was a last-minute addition. It was inspired by some really funny ones I've seen around the web. All it takes to DIY is a Sharpie and The Force. Ok, just a Sharpie.

Also included a bar of both white and dark chocolate in the package labeled as Luke and Vader's faves. Belabor the theme, I did.

15 comments:

  1. I love Zazzle! They rock! Also, that light switch is so awesome!
    Liz
    http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/

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    1. They do rock. I had a small hiccup because the first mug I designed that looked similar to R2 was bounced by them for trademark concerns, so I had to revamp to something pretty generic for it to be accepted. 2nd time's the charm. :-)

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    1. I love Star Wars. I'm such a nerd, so I love that my nephew is too. :-)

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    1. Huge geek, I am. However, I could totally do without episodes 1, 2, and 3. LAME. :-) Spoken like a true old grouch.

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  4. love the mug! We still have ours. :) G is becoming a fan - so proud of her!

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    1. I was thinking about your mug when I ordered this one. Those were good times. And it sure is a big country. Ha. My two are getting into it too. We'll be a family of super geeks.

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  5. LOL this is totally great!! Love it.

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  6. Oh wow that mug is great. Did you make it available to buy from Zazzle, or just order it as a one off?

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    1. Hey, Sharlene,
      I didn't make it available because it seemed impossible to market it or name it in any way that made sense. I can't use any term that is a stars wars term, so it seemed like a problem.

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  7. Love the light switch plate! Made me laugh.

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