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Friday, February 3, 2012


Hello everybody,

Brrr.  Hope you're managing to stay warm.  It's sooo cold here, but beautifully sunny so that's okay. And I'm trying to contain my excitement because we have visitors coming for the weekend.  Two whole days of eating and drinking and chatting and general girliness.  And it's finally given us the incentive to sort out the bedroom that we've been using as a dumping ground since we moved in.  So this is how it looks now.

I made the lampshade this morning.  Can I just say that again - I made the lampshade this morning.  Yes indeed.  As my sister will tell you, I am a bit obsessed with lampshades at the moment.  It's so difficult to find nice ones for anything approaching a reasonable price.  And then it occurred to me that I could make my own. 

It was a bit fiddly and I needed to call in Mr. P to help at some point.  I suspect it's the kind of thing that gets easier with practice.  Which is good because I have a second kit and am waiting for some Etsy fabric to cover it with.  

Like it?

Have a lovely weekend.



  1. That's ruddy brilliant! Genius idea. Where did you get the kit from?

  2. i love that fabric - what a great idea! x

  3. Oooh that's lovely. You are clever!

  4. I like it very much much so, that you've inspired me to think creatively & have a go at one for our spare room!

  5. Brilliant. I have a bit of a thing for lampshades I am going to try and make my own now. -annie

  6. That is very impressive!!
    Nice work!
    Hope your weekend is amazingly fun, and your visitors are in awe of your elite skills

  7. LOVE it, I certainly do. And that Liberty print is a beautiful one. Totally agree with you, I, too, have spent many a night on the net searching for decent lampshades so I started doing my own. Yours looks really cool.
    Enjoy the weekend x

  8. yes, love it and love your blog!

  9. I agree with you. They are so expensive and the nice ones are way to much money. I want to make my own like yours. Yours is beautiful. If I can make one that looks as good as yours. I would be very happy.


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