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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, 20 March 2011

Handmade Monday

I bit premature to write this on a Sunday morning, I know. But, I'm trying to put off cleaning the bathroom :)

This week I was ...

...jumping for joy!

 As I sold my first ever item to a complete stranger. Hip, hip, hurray! The bird wine glass that everyone was so nice about last week sold within 2 hours of being on Folksy - which just blew my mind and left me smiling for about 3 days.

So I decided to make a larger version and also try out another vintage bird design from The Graphics Fairy:

I have also been making some champagne glasses on request. I spent ages thinking about what I should put on a glass for a retiring male electrician  - and eventually settled for something simple:

I would just like to thank everyone again for their lovely comments and support over the last few weeks. I'm so glad I was invited to join in with Handmade Monday as I've discovered some amazing blogs and had some wonderful feedback from lovely people.

Anna xx


  1. Once again, Anna, these are lovely. Not surprised you had your first sale - hope it's the first of many.

    I think there may be something wrong with the link - can you check back & if it's not showing up, try submitting it again? I've edited it, but it's not yet showing for me. Thanks for joining in again x

  2. Congratulations on your sale, it was lovely and so is the new design.
    Just to confirm the link on wendy's blog isn't working. I think that you missed a dot between blogspot and com
    Hugs Sue x

  3. Love the bird glasses and not surprised it went as beautiful.

  4. I'm so pleased for you. Not suprised you are jumping for joy, enjoy the feeling. Fingers crossed for more sales.

  5. Brilliant news on your sale :) I also like the simple design you've used on the retirement glasses :)

  6. wow its agreat feeling when you sell isnt it hope you have many more as your crafting is beautiful xx

  7. I went on a glass painting course some years ago - you inspire me to have another go (got side-tracked with other things!) I too enjoy looking at the Blogs I find through Handmade Monday! Nancy

  8. Congratulations hun :) And you've followed it up with more amazing designs. The retirement ones are so lovely.

    Kimberley x

  9. Congratulations on the sale! The glass was very pretty and so are the new ones.

  10. Congratulations! It's so nice when someone you don't know actually wants to spend money on your things :) Look forward to seeing more of your lovely designs.

  11. Congratulations on your sale. Love those retirement glasses - simple is often the best!

    Ali x
    Ali's Craft Studio

  12. Yey! for the sale but I'm not a bit surprised, your work is gorgeous.

  13. Congratulations on the sale. Your work is beautiful. Raise a glass (pardon the pun) to yourself and enjoy more sales to follow

  14. Congratulations on your first sale and is a testament to your beautiful work.

  15. Congratualtions on the sale :-)

    The retirement glass's are FAB to :-) alas my retirement is FAR FAR FAR FAR away . . * sigh *

    Pop over to my blog www.silverthistlebeads.com/blog/ for my Handmade Monday post :-)

    Francesca x

  16. those are lovely glasses. so cheerful!

    i found your blog thru the crafts forum and i thought id say hi to my glass painter friend :)