Friday, February 25, 2011

Mini Project #11

It's super cold outside! Today you can call me Two-ply. I'm wearing two of everything. Two socks, two pants (thermals and jeans), and two shirts. I think I can go for a third ply if it gets any

Well, despite the cold weather, I've managed to complete a mini project. This little project took roughly an hour to do, well, maybe even less than that, but I think it came out adorable. I turned a plain mini lampshade to a stylish one.

I ripped off the original fabric lampshade cover. I also had to use it as a template for the newer one which as you can see I used a damask fabric. I thought I was going to sew on the damask lampshade on, but found out that my handy glue gun was better. Last, I glued on the main ribbon, the lining ribbon as well as the ruffled trim. However, I had to dye the ruffled trim from white to cocoa brown before gluing it on. Although it's not fancy shmancy, I think it goes well with my bedroom decor.

I've got two more mini lampshades to work on...those will be a bit frillier, froufier, and, of course, pink!

Oh, in the next couple of days, I will be posting the completed Sneak Peek Project #10.

Until then, more projects to work on.


Monday, February 21, 2011

MIA, Completed Sneak Peek Project #6, and Sneak Peek Project #10

Sadly, I have been MIA. I have been feeling a bit guilty, but I have had SO many things to do with so little time. I promise I will be better. I have completed a handful of projects in the past couple of weeks too, and I am anxious to show and tell.

Remember Sneak Peek Project #6?

Well, it is finally done. Can you believe it took me this long to get it done? I must say it looks fab...just fab. I think my mom has her eye on it. I might just give it to her to make room for a tea cart I have in storage. I thought about giving the tea cart a mosaic touch too, but I am unsure right now. Appliques, decals, mosaics... decisions, decisions. The tea cart is actually low on my list, so it will be awhile before I get to it. Well, here it two tiered, mosaic table (aka Sneak Peek Project #6).

Now, here's a sneak peek into Sneak Peek Project #10.

It's actually the lampshade to the left. The lampshade to the right should be considered Sneak Peek Project #11. I'll get to that post once I am done with SPP #10.

I think I will post the results of SPP #10 on Cindy's Romantic Home Show & Tell Friday and The Shabby Chic Cottage"s Transformation Thursday.

Until then,