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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

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Hand Made Monday

My highlight of the week was discovering a stunning picture of a bluebird on The Graphics Fairy's Blog (check out brag Monday) which I put on to a wine glass. It has a little envelope in it's beak which I am going to leave blank in case someone would like it to say a particular name.



I'm not sure that I am entirely recovered from last St Patrick's day, so I will be staying home this year. So I have made my friend Joan an Irish Coffee Glass to make up for being a wimp and not hitting the pubs:



And finally, my clever little brother got his A Level results on Tuesday - and I thought this would be a good excuse to have a go at making a card. Let me know if you get the joke (hint - they are meant to be clogs!)


Don't forget to check out the other Hand Made Mondays!

Anna xx


22 comments:

  1. * sits pondering the joke * think the wine has kicked in ! I love the bluebird as well, the space for a name is a great idea, and St Patrick's day is not the same without a hang over the following day :)

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  2. The glass painting really is looking lovely. I saw a stall at the craft fair i was at today selling similar and they were doing really well.

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  3. You were wise to leave a space for the name I think. Personalisation definitely helps sell things! Also love the Irish coffee glass - gorgeous!

    THanks for taking part in Handmade Monday x

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  4. Love the bluebird, the Graphic Fairy is a fantastic source for vintage papers etc and the Irish coffee glass, yumm

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  5. Really love your work....Altho I did have think for a bit about the card (was a bit dim obviously lol)

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  6. Fantastic work, love the bluebird, great idea about personalising it.
    Hugs Sue x

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  7. The coffee glass is fab :)

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  8. OH now i need to put some whiskey or something in my coffee, love the art work on the glasses.

    Drew

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  9. Your work is lovely Anna. My outlining is done on flat surfaces so I can really appreciate how difficult working on curves really is!

    The blue tit is beautiful and being able to personalise it is brilliant.

    Ali x

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  10. I LOVE love love the glass!

    The card is very clever, although my ex-blondness came through and i sat here going whaaaat???? Oh yeah i get it. I'm sure your brother will catch on quicker than i did!

    Kimberley x

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  11. Your work is lovely, and I really love the bluebird painting :) xx

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  12. Nice work. Very good idea to leave room for a name as that always helps to sell something.

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  13. The bluebird is awesome. I can't see how you can paint on a round surface, but I can't paint on a flat one, so there you go. What lovely work. I'm so impressed. :)

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  14. Thanks everyone for the very kind comments - I am smiling :) To put you out of your misery the card is supposed to be 'clever clogs'! xx

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  15. Lovely work, the glasses are both fab, I may keep popping back to you for ideas on a wine glass' it's nice to have something different. Good idea leaving the envelope blank :) x

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  16. I am so impressed, I can't paint to save my life. Takes me all my time to paint the walls never mind something so delicate on non flat surfaces. Liking the card also. Well done

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  17. *Love* the bird on the glass, so colourful and gorgeous. Great idea leaving the envelope blank.

    LH

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  18. Love the card - very flash :D

    I really like the coffee mug - everything should be Irish I think. Shame that would make me look like I have a problem though ;)

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  19. Wow, very cool projects! Amazing job transferring that image onto a wine glass!
    Visiting from the Graphics Fairy. TFS!

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  20. YOu've been busy, love the card, simple, clever and elegant x

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  21. Wow! How do you do this? SO beautiful!

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  22. I love the glass - it's really beautiful! Glad you explained re. the clogs - I didn't get it (but I do now obviously!!)
    Rebecca

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