When Teddy joined our family last month we thought it would be fun to add some Haflinger horse themed mugs or other horse decor to our home. Because that’s what you do when you fall in love with something right? You want little reminders of it around your home to make you smile.
Then we made a surprising discovery – there isn’t much out there for Haflinger horse lovers. Sure there were some items here and there, but nothing that – in our opinion – captured both the beauty and personality of this awesome breed.
Looking through our options on Amazon, Etsy, Google shopping and not finding anything he liked, my 8-year-old asked: “Why don’t we just make what we have in our minds? We could do it ourselves.”
I hadn’t really thought about that before. And I had no idea how to design mugs, much less how to make the physical product. But it was an interesting notion. We decided to give it a shot.
Two weeks later, here is the result: our very first Haflinger horse mug, and a unicorn Haflinger at that! What do you think?
We went with a standard 11oz coffee mug to start because it was the perfect size for my morning coffee and my son’s obsession with hot chocolate. For the design, we made a cute Haflinger horse unicorn with green laurels on either side and the words “I Found My Unicorn & He’s a Haflinger” below. We love this mug!
We had fun working together on the design and, now that we’ve made one horse mug, the ideas are coming fast and furious. So here’s another announcement for this post: we have opened an Etsy shop! This mug will be the first one and it has two gender variations so that people who have mares could also buy this mug for their Haflinger. We’re excited to see what comes next…. stay tuned!