17.11.11

a lampshade

I've been making lots of stuff lately. I've almost finished to re-decorate the living/dining room.
I had to make space for a piano for A.
I made a DIY project, a lampshade.
For some in-explicable reason there are two lights at a very close distance to each other, but none on the other half of the room were is needed, I bought a long cable and made a a lampshade  with Liberty fabric, it's red, I never do reds, sometimes happens.
I purchased a lampshade kit from Helen Rawlinson , she makes pretty textiles and lampshades, I found  her shop via Kerry.  
I bought it ages ago and then let it in a corner until I knew exactly what I wanted. The idea was to put something on the ceiling to hang the lampshade on top of the table but we realised that the ceiling is made of "cardboard" so we (or he, the husband) wisely decided not to do it. Hence the lamp hang there in a stupid position really. Aaanyway, to make the lampshade was much easier than I thought, it only took a while to tuck the fabric in. What do you think?

I added few more vintage stuff in my shop (I will add more the next week).
Also, I'm working on some new handmade, woollies goodies to be precise. 

There's only one pink cloud left but I'm making some off white ones...let's see the result.

Enjoy the rest of your day.



9 comments:

WSAKE said...

such a pretty lamp! so no-wintery!

la casita said...

WSake, thank you, precisely! that's my way to fight winter blues, got rid of the creamy depressing colour on the walls and added pretty florals around (I'm making cushions too with lots of lovely Liberty fabrics)

Anita said...

I love it! Simple, yet chic and beautiful...awesome job!

Janis said...

You are a girl with lots of energy and I admire that - and love the Liberty fabric - not too red at all. xo

la casita said...

Thank you, Anita and Janis :)

lespommettesduchat said...

I love your creations...

Kylie said...

It looks great Alessandra! I thought it'd be really hard to curl under the ends... you make me want to try it :) Kx

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Oh, this looks like fun. Thanks.

la casita said...

Thank you, lespommettesduchat and Denise :)
Kylie, of course go for it, you can make it easily, the curling is easy peasy with the tool that comes with the kit you only need to be patient the first time (and I know you are).
Have fun!