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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, 25 September 2011

Handmade Monday

Hi everyone, hope you've had a lovely week.

Thank you for all the kind words last week. School was a bit better, I'm trying to focus on the nice bits of the job now and ignore the rubbish!

Not a great deal to show with regards to glass this week.

A quick commission:

And a  play around with lettering

I've also been baking (recipes to follow soon)

Chocolate filled muffins

Triple Chocolate Muffines (that's dark choc on top - it's not burnt honest!)

And finally, in a shameless bid to get some 'likes' I've sorted out my facebook page which you can see here:

Have a fantastic week and don't forget to check out Handmade Monday.


Monday, 19 September 2011

Handmade Monday

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by.

Last week was a tough old week at school, and I've found myself longing to stay home and paint rather than be in the classroom. It worries me that I seem to enjoy teaching less with each year that passes - maybe it's a mid twenties crisis!

But I've snuck into the craft room long enough this week to make a couple of things for show and tell. My husband showed me how to take some better pictures this weekend so hopefully these are clearer than my usual mobile phone shots!

Strawberry Margarita Glass 

It's quite summery, I know, but I've just been meaning to paint this for a while now. 

Chocolate Caramel Martini

I wanted to create an autumnal glass that was a bit grown up, so with galaxy caramel on the brain this is what I came up with. 

A Trio of New Glasses

A big thank you to those of you who commented on the new glass shape last week, I feel loads better about them now. A customer ordered 3 of them in different designs, so thought I'd show off the new shapes in all their glory. One still needs a name added to the base. 

Thank you for reading - have a crafty week!

Please check out Handmade Monday xxx

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Handmade Monday

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

Thought I'd share a few recent bits and bobs, would love your opinions:

After some good advice, I decided to buy some better quality cocktail glasses. The one on the left is the old style, new on the right. It's slightly smaller, but has a more 'martini' shape I think. Which do you prefer?

I was very excited when these glasses arrived, but now have no idea what to put on them! Here's the first experiment. 

You may remember my devilish red wine glass a few blogs back, well I finally finished the set:

Lastly, I'm really pleased with this one. Here is my rainbow hurricane glass

Looking forward to hearing what you think!

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Anna xx