Lampshade Commission 2

First I must wish you all a very happy New Year. The holidays have been quite a restful time for us so that we are fresh and ready for work. So here I am ready to have a wonderfully creative 2017 🙂

I now can show you my lampshade commission as it is safely with it’s new owner. Commissions are always a challenge and this was for a very avid Harry Potter Fan and I had to avoid copyright issues.

Here’s the finished item.lampshade-6Now for the process!

This is the lampshade ready to be up-cycled.lampshade-1 First I stained it with watered down fabric paint to match the paper I was going to use.lampshade-2 lampshade-3 I did think of using fabric for the covering but had the cutting out of letters to contend with so decided paper was best.lampshade-4 lampshade-5 lampshade-6 lampshade-7It took a lot of thinking about but I am pleased with the final out come 🙂

Lampshade Commission

I recently up-cycled this lampshade for our living room and shared with my friends and followers on Facebook.lamp-shade-2It has resulted in me getting a commission for a Lampshade of a specified design which I realised just in time that I’d better not say any more in case they read this post!!! 😛

 

Decorating my Studio

I decided as the weather is changing and it’s soon going to be cold that I would brighten my studio up so that it is more inviting during the bad weather. I haven’t really thought about it until now and I want to cheer it up.

I sealed up where the windows were leaking last winter and now, as you can see they need a coat of paint.decorating-studio-1decorating-studio-2 Looking better already.decorating-studio-3Now they need a nice top coat so I’m off to choose a colour! 🙂

Preparation for Christmas Open Studio

I’m enjoying getting ready for my Christmas open studio this Saturday.  Here are some Christmas textiles in the making. These are made from up-cycled fabrics, hand dyed and block printed. 🙂

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Card Stands in the Making

I started a new project recently as I’ve been having a constant battle in how to display some of my work at my makers markets. I have been making stands and generally trying to improve the presentation of my stall. Ultimately to try and improve sales!

I’ve had some apple trays for a while, knowing they would come in useful sometime and now they have! I saw something when I was out the other day and just motivated me to see what I could do.

I estimated what other bits of wood I might need which only cost about £10 and I got on with it.display-1 Measuring, sawing and painting:-)display-2 display-3Yes I’m impressed too!display-4I’ll take a photo of my stall on Saturday to show the stands all finished 🙂