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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, 31 July 2011

Handmade Monday

Hello! Hope you've all had a good week. The first week off from school has been magical, and I have lots to share.

The first, most exciting thing, is that my craft room is finished! Hurrah! Save for something interesting to go on the walls. You can see it here if you're interested :)

But the best thing about it, is the magical cupboard that my dad just finished today. This is more of a 'Dad Made' than 'hand made' bit of news:



Isn't she beautiful!

Ok, here are somethings I really did do without parental supervision:

 Two matching cocktail glasses for a wedding gift - apparently the bride LOVES elephants.

These are for an engagement present for a couple getting married in South Africa, and the images were from their invitation. These were tricky!

Thanks for reading, and don't forget to check out Handmade Monday.

Anna xx

P.S We're off on our Honeymoon next Saturday - so I'll be missing a couple of Mondays!


  1. What a brilliant cupboard by your dad! Love the African style glasses - gorgeous!

  2. Your dad did a brilliant job on the cupboard. I love elephants to and those are just lovely.

  3. The wardrobe is just gorgeous!And I love the glasses,especially the elephants!

  4. what a transformation in the room Great wallpaper backing up those lovely shelves an enjoyable place to work xx

  5. Gosh that is a brilliant display cupboard! I am sure the bride and groom will delighted with your glasses, they are lovely.

    Hope that you have a brilliant time on honeymoon.

  6. Love the cupboard, what a difference a day makes. Your glasses as always are brilliant

  7. You can never have too much storage space, and I'd love something that looked as good as yours. The glasses are very unique.

  8. That's a great storage area, well done to your dad. The glasses are brilliant, especially the elephants. I used lots of elephants on my last blog.

    Enjoy your Honeymoon.

    Jan x

  9. I have to admit, I am a little jealous of your craft room, but in a good way, wow, amazing! Hope that keeps me motivated, I've been working on my back room. Of course, it's also a guest bedroom, so it can never be devoted to crafts, because it has a bed and such right in the middle of it, but still, trying to store as much of my *stuff* in there as efficiently as possible! But your place is gorgeous! :)
    Now...wow, to the glasses for the couple in S. Africa, those are my favorite. What wonderful work (among your other wonderful work). :)

  10. The cupboard is fab I am so jealous!
    Loving the glasses with the elephants and giraffes on they will adore them :)

  11. The glasses are fantastic, the elephants are great and so cute.
    Very jealous you have a craft room!

    Have a great honeymoon :)


  12. Wonderful room - really makes me want to down tools and sort mine out now!! You will be so creative in such a wonderful place.

    Have a wonderful honeymoon - I love the elephants and animal decorations, really wonderful stuff!

    Ali x

  13. Good job on the glasses, have a fantastic honeymoon you'll have your new room to look forward to when you get back

  14. I am having a little craft room envy at the moment, it looks really great and the cupboard looks superb. Nice to have a space to work in rather than the kitchen table. Love the elephants too, you have done a brilliant job. Have a lovely honeymoon x

  15. Oh wow! Can I borrow your dad please - I would LOVE a cupboard like that!
    I agree with the others - the glasses are brilliant. What a lovely, personal gift for someone :)
    Have a wonderful honeymoon too! x