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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, 17 April 2011

Handmade Monday - All Grown Up

So yesterday, my baby brother...

 ...turned 18! It's very strange to think of him as being all grown up - even though he's been taller than me for quite some time now.

Here are  a couple of things I made him to mark the occasion:

I painted this tankard with a birthday message on one side and a Pink Floyd quote on the other (long you live and high you fly). It is written in Harry Potter font as we always used to watched that together.

I also painted this pint glass. He's a science nerd, and this is the chemical formula for ethanol (drinking alcohol) - or so wikipedia assures me!

Finally, he doesn't like much but he does like cookies - so I whipped up a 'giant' cookie. 

I also wanted to share with you the cake my mum made him. As well as being a nerd - he's also a rocker so she cleverly made him this guitar cake. 

What's that you cry? Where are the butterflies this week? Oh, ok then:

Don't forget to check out some lovely things, over at Hand Made Monday this week. 

Anna xx


  1. Lucky James! Love the glass with the formula! Nancy

  2. Some fabulous gifts and treats there - and very personal too. I'm sure they'll be much appreciated.
    Thanks for taking part in HM x

  3. he must have been delighted with all his prezzies, what a lucky chap!

  4. Aww great presents :) I love the butterflies!

  5. Gifts for your brother to treasure and love the butterfly cocktail glass.

  6. Your brother sounds like he is a hard man to please -but it looks as though you've done the trick! what lovely presents to give .
    Happy handmade Monday
    Rebecca xx

  7. What a lucky chap, I'm sure he'll love his gifts, I'd love the giant cookie it looks delish.
    Hugs Sue x

  8. You are so clever! I love it, especially the chemical formula for alcohol! WOW! :)

  9. Lovely selection of prezzies for your brother. Especialy like the cake your Mum made and your glass with the formula.

  10. Sounds like you had a great time making the prezzies, love them all, I'll bet he did too.

    Jan x

  11. The formula glass is so ace. I bet he loves it.

  12. I'm sure your brother loved the thought that went into his pressies and the memories they revived again.