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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 July 2011

Handmade Monday

Hello everyone, hope you've all had a great week.

I've got a few random bits for show and tell this week:

When I went on a farm residential last year, the cockerels woke us up at silly o'clock each day. It was my friends 40th yesterday, so I made her this glass as a memento of those 'happy' memories:

I've been meaning to do something with all of our wedding cards, and today I finally got around to it. I cut out the messages to stick into the guest book, and made this picture with bits of each front cover:

Finally, now that I am a bit addicted to these white box frames, I decided to use them to make thank you presents for my LSA's  - seeing as it's the last week of term next week. Woo Hoo!

Thanks for reading. Don't forget to check out Handmade Monday. 

I'm also linking to Lovely Little Snippets
Anna xx


  1. like the glass with the cockerel! unusual sight! :) your frames are lovely!

  2. What a wonderful collage of wedding cards - just love that - super stylish! I must do mine but they'll be nearly vintage (almost 30 years old)! Lucky LSAs - what a lovely present. Well done - enjoy the holidays!

  3. What a wonderful idea for your wedding cards and I love the thank you frames, they'll be lovely gifts.x

  4. Love that collage of wedding cards - what a brilliant idea! The cockerel cocktail glass is super & the framed thankyous are fab x

  5. What a busy week. I bet your friend loved the cockerel glass. Great idea to frame the cards as you have done, always nice to have something on your wall that has meaning. Where did you get your frames from?

  6. I really like the idea for using the wedding cards to make a picture. what A great way to keep them.

  7. The cockerel glass is gorgeous I'm sure your friend will love it. I do like your collage of wedding cards. The picture frames are a lovely idea.

  8. you have some amazing ideas I love all your framed work lovely gifts and something they will keep forever xxx

  9. Hi love the idea for your wedding cards its great - mine are just put away and you don't see so this would be a lovely reminder every time you pass by. Love the recipe for your muffins but am trying to lose weight at the mo although if you say they are healthy muffins then I will believe you and have to try them lol!!

  10. I just have to say I love your blog! I'd love it if you came over and linked up at Lovely Little Snippets!

  11. Brilliant "cock"tail glass!

  12. Love that glass and the play on words at the bottom - brilliant!!

    I also think what you have done with your wedding cards are genius. Clever girl!

    Ali x

  13. Beautiful idea with the cards and your friends cocktail-doodle-do glass is great.

    Jan x

  14. The collage frame is such a good idea, a lasting memento of your special day. Love the glass and thank you for visiting my blog, have a good week