Thursday, 22 November 2012


Part two
{no photos though}

Sewing Heaven or Hell?

The sewing of the lampshade has begun...

Truthfully?  So far it isn't so bad as I had thought it might be {phew}...
The seams match up quite nicely to the frame which will look tidy once it's actually on and the lamp lit.  I'll hold my hands up that I could have left more of a seam allowance to trim back to make life easier but at the time of cutting I didn't want to waste the lovely fabric.

So that's the heaven but I can't help but feel that hell is just around the corner, chuckling to itself at what it is waiting to unleash.  
I'm not a seamstress and this is so far turning out better than I had hoped.  As I tap away the cover is sat half hand stitched to the frame and I think I may have made a bit of a boo boo....but then again I may not have.  It is late and my eyes/mind are tired so it's not the time to go and take a look...
as I said it I could be sewing heaven or I could be be in sewing hell by this time tomorrow night.

On a side note I did pick up my copy of Granny Chic from the works yesterday for a fantastic price of £5.99!!  Pop down to your store and if you don't see it ask them as mine wasn't yet out on the shelves.
Almost wishing I had the book before I started this project as I may have given their glued patchwork method a go on this shade, as it would have been a perfect one to use.  
The one I have waiting in the boot of the car {they are so big I cant find space for them both indoors!} is definitely a strip and recover one.  Just waiting to see how the first one goes...
I must get to the charity shop tomorrow as there was a super large drum one in there the other day but I ran out of budget to pick it up when I saw it {isn't that always the way?}

Apologies once again for the lack of photos Lolly's camera is out of battery and by the time it charges I shall be tucked up in bed, dreaming of finding Vintage fabrics.


  1. You are teasing us with no photos!
    I'm sure it will look very pretty when it's finished.
    Z xx

  2. Can't wait to see the finished product, I'm sure it will be wonderful! I have been doing the Granny Chic lampshades, will share all soon, they are fantastic and really easy, but very, very messy ...

    I pre-ordered Granny Chic from Amazon in July and paid about £11.50 for it so was annoyed to see it in The Works a week later! However, I have bought it for presents for lovely people, but it's only £5.99 in ours, do the prices vary throughout the country? Not fair if they do!

    Have a crafty weekend!

    Claire xxx

  3. I'm struggling just binding the spokes, well done you, can't wait to see it! :)