My name is Anna, and I work as a primary school teacher in greater London. I love eating pizza and watching TV with my husband. I also love painting glass, and any other crafty pursuits that give me a chance to make a mess!
I am on a bit of a mission to learn how to cook, bake, sew and generally make things before I have children. I'm trying to learn something new each day. I really value your support, so thank you for following me xx
This weeks Handmade Monday is inspired by Halloween and Pinterest. For those of you who don't use Pinterest yet - you must try it before Christmas! It's absolutley packed with ideas for amazing things to make and do. If you want to see what I mean have a look at my 'things I'd love to make' board.
Anyhoo. Here are some things that I found on Pinterest that were recreated in my home for Halloween.
Using old jam jars, vintage poison labels and some plastic bugs, I made these cocktail jars.
With some plastic bug rings, I made some wine charms (and forgot to take pictures of them on wine glasses!)
We also had an infestation of bats. I wanted them to look like they were swooping out from the cupboards.
I also made some rats to go up the stairs - which I was REALLY pleased with. Alas, I forgot to take a picture. Damn the Halloween excitment going to my head!
For anyone who doesn't know - that's paper. So thought I'd share the day's makes.
My husband made me a beautiful yellow rose (my favourite)
And I made him an animation using paper:
My brilliant mum came round with a replica of our wedding cake:
We were married at the beautiful Hatfield House, and went back there for a visit yesterday. It's even lovlier than it was a year ago, and it looks like they are going to have some brilliant Christmas Fairs on this year.
We've had the most wonderful year. I think it takes a very special type of person to marry someone who makes such a mess and is so fond of paint that stains everything. I can't wait to see what I'm sharing with you this time next year :)
Last week went by without any trouble. My class are settling down and I seem to be enjoying things a bit more than I was previously. Maybe this is because of the kids or maybe because I've eaten alot of chocolate this week
On the crafty front, I had an order for 3 of the chocolate martini glasses which went out this week.
And it gives me great pleasure to share my Christmas glasses!