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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, 15 May 2011

Handmade Monday - Sorry it's been a while!

Oh dear, what a terrible blogger I have been of late! My lovely husband has been working on my website (very exciting!) which links to my blog so I've not been able to use it much.

Anyhoo. Hope everyone has had a lovely week. The poor year 6s had their Sats last week - so now looking forward to the 2 weeks before half term being full of crafty fun. We're making phone socks next week - will be sure to take some pictures!

A few things that have made me smile this week:

I emptied out my coin jar and got a brand new, shiny, easy for beginners to use... sewing machine!

I did my first hem yesterday - I was so proud!


I stumbled across this lovely lady and would like to share her website with anyone who hasn't seen it. I'm very jealous of her ability to make anything look beautiful and the way she manages to bake, craft, garden, raise twins and still blog everyday! 



Here are some things I've been up to:





Have a wonderful week. I'm looking forward to sharing some sewing machine makes with you as soon as I have something other than hems!

Please check out some wonderful blogs at Hand Made Monday

Anna xx

16 comments:

  1. Wow, coin jar = sewing machine, that's impressive! Love the butterflies, as usual. Will go and check out your link next.

    Thanks for ttaking part in HM x

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  2. Oooh cannot wait to see what you create with your new machine!

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  3. Loving your butterflies as always!!! x

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  4. Oooo a new sewing machine how exciting for you. Looking forward to seeing lots of new makes!

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  5. Congrats on the new sewing machine, looking forward to seeing what you make :)

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  6. Congratulations on your new sewing machine, I love penny jars. Your flutterbys are really pretty.

    Jan x

    P.S... I'll be sure to check out the link, she looks interesting.

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  7. Good luck with your new machine and enjoy. Love the butterfly glasses, so pretty for the summer.

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  8. Love the glasses but can't wait to see what you are going to produce with your new toy

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  9. I love those champagne glasses! So much better than drinking champagne from boring glasses :) HT x

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  10. I love the butterflies they do make the glasses so much more interesting.
    I look forward to seeing what you make with your new sewing machine.

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  11. I just got a new sewing machine too! Can't wait to see what you do. I have sewn thru the years, but not well, I keep saying I will learn, but then I don't really. Will be watching your blog for updates! :)

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  12. Glasses look great, funny enough I'm not one for butterflies but these are nice. Look forward to seeing your sewing creations.

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  13. Your coin jar must have been huge!!! I have one where I'm saving up for an Embellisher but so far it has about 50p in it. Love your butterfly glass ware. Hugs Mrs A.

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  14. what lovely painted glass look forward to seeing what you will be making on your sewing machine xx

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  15. Do you have plans for the sewing machine? Or was it just a longing? My coin jar funds my coffee shop trips!

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  16. Beautiful glasses, you must have a very steady hand! I am now off to count my coin jar!
    Jo x

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