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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, 27 March 2011

Handmade Monday

I'm feeling more optimistic as these Sundays go on - 2 more weeks until the Easter Holidays Yippee! What will I do with my free time I wonder... :)

Actually - my little brother has asked me to help him make a large ring cushion, to go around a circular bed for his friend. It still takes me half an hour to thread my sewing machine so not sure how that little project will go! (Any advice welcome!)

Anyhoo, not had much free time this week but managed a couple of bits:

This vase was painted using an image from The Graphics Fairy. It's supposed to be a crescent moon with roses, but my husband thought it was a dolphin. Here's to hoping he just wasn't wearing his glasses!

I made this little sweets jar for my friends little boy - Dev. I have 3 jars left so may put this up as an example on Folksy - although I am a bit nervy about putting up things that I have got physically sitting upstairs!

These are an engagement present. The light isn't great but the hearts are different shades of sparkly purple.

Well, thats all folks. Don't forget to check out HandMade Monday on Wendy's 1st Unique Gifts.



  1. Those glasses with the hearts are really effective - they'll make a lovely gift.

    Thanks for taking part in Handmade Monday x

  2. beautiful work as always! :-) xxx

  3. Hi there sorry to hear you arnt too freindly with your sewing machine and threading if I can help in any way I love sewing generally the parts are all numbered up I chose a brother this time its magic it threads the needle and even chops the thread when you have finished good luck xxx
    beautiful glasses fantastic wedding presents by the way xx

  4. Just beautiful and like you love the graphics fairy. Make friends with your machine and play nice worth it in the long run, lol

  5. Beautiful work - I don't envy you having to work on curved surfaces!

    Ali x
    Ali's Craft Studio

  6. Great work, love the bunny jar, great Easter gift.
    Hugs Sue x

  7. These are really gorgeous, the sweets jar is ideal for easte filled with mini eggs. The graphics fairy is fab - isn't he, I love seeing what you do with her designs. What machine do you have, if it's not too old a make why not take it to a sewing machine shop and get them to demonstrate where you are going wrong? I used to be the same (praying that once it was threaded it would never come unthreaded or me have to change the cotton, as I was rubbish at threading it), luckily I updated it and got a Janome and now it takes seconds.
    Happy Monday
    Rebecca xx

  8. That sweetie jar is a really good idea. The glasses are lovely also. I definitely think you should put the sweet jars onto folksy.

  9. the glasses are beautiful and the sweet jar is really cute. Good luck with your machine, I have trouble with the bobbin bit with mine.

  10. The glasses are very nice, but I love the rabbit jar. Plus it has sweets in it. More please :)

  11. What a lovely idea for an engagement present, they will love it.
    And that definately does not look like a dolphin! MEN!!!

  12. LOvely stuff... Love those glasses x

  13. I have an overlocker which I hardly ever use as I have to read the handbook each time I use it and so I know how you feel.
    Glass painting looks perfect : )

  14. Most definetely can't see a dolphin anywhere. The colour combination looks really effective. Love the engagement present glass ware too.