Sunday, 28 October 2012

Handmade Monday 90

Come on in - it's time for Handmade Monday again!  This week I'm talking lampshades...

OK, so Craftseller magazine asked me to make a lampshade.  Now, here's a confession: I have never actually made a lampshade before, so I was a bit nervous that this, my first-ever one, was for publication!



So, one thing I have done is loads of research.  I can tell you that I got pretty much everything I needed in the form of a kit from Needcraft and I am impressed.

They supply the metal rings, self-adhesive safety backing, heat-proof tape and even a little gadget that helps neaten everything up. And  they supply absolutely brilliant instructions, too.

So I'm a little less worried than I was when I got the commission!  But time will tell, won't it?!

A Giveaway...


Just in case you missed it, I've got together with Wholeport to offer you a giveaway.   Pop over here to find out how to enter it.  Whatever kind of creativity you specialise in, I think you'll find something on the Wholeport website you'll like.

So, that's all from me this Handmade Monday.  It's over to you - do enjoy browsing the lovely links being left for Handmade Monday, won't you?

15 comments:

Handbags by Helen said...

I've always wondered how you made lampshades - now I know where I can get some instructions. Can't wait to see your finished item!

Free Spirit Designs said...

i sooooooooo want to make lampshades too! Its been on the back burner for ages so hopefully seeing yours in its finished state will spur me on to having a go :) x

Mythillogical said...

Look forward to seeing your lampshade. That's something I'd like to try too- one for my daughters bedroom would be fun!

yorkshiregirl said...

I went to a lampshade making workshop on Thursday evening and used one of these kits! Super easy and really great results (even if I do say so myself!) Good luck, I'll look forward to seeing the results :)

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

A great idea to make a lampshade - look forward to seeing it finished. Hope you have a good week.

Blue Forest Jewellery said...

Looking forward to seeing your lampshades as everything you make is so much fun. Have a great week!
Alison x

tickledpinkcrafts said...

Can't wait to see the finished lampshade - you are very brave! xx

Jam Dalory said...

A lampshade? Blimey you can turn your hand to just about anything! I look forward to seeing the finished result! x

Highland Monkey's said...

That looks interesting, and I know with your crafty fingers you will turn out something fab.

Picto said...

It would be great to be able to match a lampshade with other items in a room, a great idea. Looking forward to seeing the results.

Jan x

Fiddly Fingers said...

Thanks for letting us know where to get lampshade components from. I've been thinking about replacing a couple of lampshades for a while now. Look forward to seeing how yours turns out!

Carolee Crafts said...

Good luck with your lampshade kit, you will be fine and they are quite easy to make, hope we get to see a pic when completed

Helen said...

That sounds really intriguing and i'm sure you will be ace at it!

Ros Made Me said...

Ooh sticky stuff and folding with only one pair of hands... get the swear box ready and remember you can do it!

Wendy said...

Thanks for all your comments. Better dig the swear box out, Ros!!