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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, 9 October 2011

Handmade Monday and Giveaway


I hope you've had a wonderful weekend and are not suffering too much with that sinking sunday evening feeling.

I had a magical day yesterday, wondering around Hampton Court pretending to be a queen. Our little house does feel rather small after all that grandeur (and the garden definitely feels messier!)

And I couldn't fail to be inspired by sights such as this:

Back to the real world now, which in my case is full of butterflies.  I decided to extend the family of purple butterflies to other cocktail glasses, which has kept me busy.

And there we have it, one big happy purple family.

And finally...

Last week a posted my first give away to celebrate 50 glasses being sold. So here are the names  - it felt more appropriate to put them in a glass than a hat...

And the winner is...if you could make the drum roll noise in your heads please...

Congratulations to Wendy :)

Have a lovely week, and don't forget to check out Hand Made Monday

Anna x


  1. Well done Wendy (lucky you!) I'm sure those stained glass windows gave you some great inspiration. The purple butterfly cocktail glasses are lovely Mich x

  2. How exciting! Thank you so much Anna! They are lovely xx

  3. I have tried glass painting and it aint easy. Those are lovely though. Not surprised you have sold in excess of 50. Roll on the next 50.

  4. All the different shaped glasses look lovely grouped together. That stained glass is very grand, I'm not surprised that you were inspired. It looks like you had a great day.

    Jan x

  5. what a lovely set of glasses! my favourite glass shape is 1st and 3rd :) the glasses look so light, the butterflies makes them look so!

  6. I love your butterflies....always beautifully painted....
    Hampton Court is amazing....so easy to get lost in all the history!!

  7. Those are beautiful! And Wendy, well earned! :)

  8. Congratulations Wendy (sooo jealous!)

    That window is amazing - I haven't been to Hampton Court but I am sure I will get there one day - I used to work in Kingston for years so am kicking myself that I never visited then!

    Ali x

  9. The glasses look beautiful. I'd love to go to Hampton Court - lucky you!
    Jo x

  10. I love your glasses and the pics of the butterflies are so neat. Great for Christmas presents I feel! Congratulations on selling 50 glasses and to Wendy for been the lucky winner :)

  11. Those butterflies are so beautiful! We need every reminder of summer now the cooler weather has set in.

    Congratulations to Wendy and to you for your selling milestone :-)

    Alison x

  12. YAY Congrats to Wendy. I love butterflies so these glasses get my thumbs up for sure and well done in selling 50 of your glasses - they are truly wonderful.

  13. Honestly I swear that your painting on glass gets better week on week, the quality is superb :)