Take this shade for example, which has been hanging above me from a beam in my workroom for about 2 years!
You see it was out of site out of mind!
The funny thing is you get used to the weird shape hanging above you and added to that the poor lamp stand that I bullied my husband to restore and paint has stood with out its shade equally as long and that was in my bedroom, so I had enough signs.
Anyway here is the finished lamp with the shade made with a pretty vintage German fabric.
Also finished off a favourite cushion with bobble trim. I LOVE bobble trim!
The light that it kicks off is really pretty. Anyway off to find some more unfinished jobs.
But in the meantime let me show you this fab rag bag that has been made to a high quality by Ragged Roses - yes everyone at Ragged Roses it was me who moved in there like a cat on a hot tin roof. Sheer luck and good timing - no special powers honest:o)
Half the fun of shopping is the special little goodies that come as a thank you and I have to say that Kim at http://raggedroses.blogspot.com/ has not disappointed.
I got the sweetest little corsage ornament a long with the bag and pom pom, a lovely card and all wrapped up in crepe paper and lace.
My daughter whisked the bag off to her room before I could say jiminy cricket. Well I did buy it for her but she's not getting the pom pom or all the other goodies - they're all mine.
Now continuing with beautiful things arriving through the post . Last month I arranged with Becca of http://bluebirdroses.blogspot.com to do a private swap. She sent me a selection of beautiful bluebird tags - but not any old tags these were 3d with the bluebird appearing like it was about to fly off into the sky.
They are so beautiful Becca, thank you.
In return I sent Becca a heart ornament.
Becca was an easy customer to please she wanted anything pink - well she had come to the right place.
I made her this little heart ornament with a ruffled frill from vintage 1930's eiderdown fabric and added another little heart attached within the larger heart and then embellished it with vintage costume trim.
Of course I made sure that it lived up to its name -
Twinkle Pink :))