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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, 19 June 2011

Handmade Monday

Happy Handmade Monday everyone!

Hope you've had a great weekend. Here's a few things I've been up to:

Father in law is a keen birdwatcher, and spends alot of time at a nature reserve where the logo is a kingfisher. It was his birthday this week so to go with his bird box with infra red camera I made him this pint glass:

It was also my friends birthday, and she's doing her new kitchen in green so I made her these wine glasses. Sorry...it's butterflies again. I think I may have a problem. 

It's hard to see the detail in the pictures, but the cat liked them...

Glass aside. Thought I'd share the cakes that I made for father's day:

These were all new recipes I tried, which I'll put up some time in the week. I obviously had to taste them all to check they were ok.

and finally, here are what my class came up with when I let them create their own cookies this week:

They could add anything they wanted, 
although I did have to step in when one group tried to add chewing gum. 

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  1. Loving the butterflies - I too have a problem - I've used them as a theme for my art work for the last two years!
    The Cakes look amazing too - making my mouth water.

  2. The kingfisher is fantastic and more butterflies, we all have a theme this week. Yumm to the cakes

  3. Your kingfisher pic makes such a lovely pic on a pint glass!

    And didn't your class do well with their cookies, there will be some jolly chuffed dad's out there.

  4. Love the kingfisher. The cakes look lovely and OF COURSE you had to test them. You know where I am if you ever need a second opinion.

  5. the kingfisher is pretty! well done! it's a lovely decoration on this glass. bet your dad liked it a lot!

    your cupcakes look so scrumptious! i could do with the whole lot! :D

  6. Lovely present for your father-in-law, very special. Cakes look absolutely scrumptious!

  7. Love the glasses-the kingfisher is stunning!The cakes look gorgeous too!

  8. The kingfisher glass is gorgeous and so are the butterflies. The cakes look great too, if you need help with the tasting just let me know.

  9. Wow - that kingfisher glass is amazing - would love to be so talented, well done! (and what a lucky father-in-law)

  10. The glass is gorgeous! I'm sure your father in law will love it x
    The cakes look delicious too!

  11. Great kingfisher & Happy birthday to your F-I-L!

    I love butterflies so don't worry about always going back to them - they are soooo popular at the moment.

    Ali x

  12. Super kingfisher! How lovely to give such a personal gift. I'm a teacher too - 6th formers! I bake the cakes and they eat them - if they've done well!

  13. What a busy week, that kingfisher is awesome! I am thinking about having a go at glass painting.

  14. wow that kingfisher is amazing lucky dad in fact all the glass painting is lovely you are very talented and you have time to bake?? I bet the cakes went down very well for fathers day xxx

  15. Lovely glass work, I bet the cakes were also well received.

  16. So nice to have come across your blog. The glasses are all beautiful. And those desserts look delicious! So nice of you to share it with everyone.
    Have a great day,
    Janet Bernasconi
    Janet's Creative Pillows

  17. Gorgeous work. Love your cat checking out your workmanship!

  18. Love all your work especially the kingfisher, that's ace and what a fantastic gift.

    I've awarded you a Versatile Blogger award, see my blog for details :)