Wednesday, 11 March 2009
A Little Crafting And A Pretty Swap....
Inspired by Diary Of A Tinyholder's pretty covered lampshade I decided to give mine a little CK inspired makeover too. It was so easy. I had a lovely BHS floor lamp, though felt the lampshade a tad boring for my taste and wanted to liven it up a little. I used CK and LA samples and offcuts, and along with some PVA glue, some pinking shears and some pretty pom pom braid to hide the join, this is what I came up with.
I like the idea that I can turn the lampshade to see a different look depending on my mood :)
I have also received my lovely Pink inspired swap from TheGiantess's Weblog over at the SC Cafe.
Gorgeous little jewels for me to have fun with.
Yummy chocolate liqueurs, beautiful ribbon, hand covered note book and a sweet bathroom pretty to scrub Big Sister's and Little Man's cheeky faces.
Beautiful handmade carrier bag holder.
A wonderful fabric painting pen.
A very special handmade heart.
And a beautiful and something I shall treasure, personalised finger pin cushion.
Thank you The Giantess, they are all very special and I love the swap you sent me :)
I am enjoying a little project here at Home Sweet Home. I have decided having had much wonderful encouragement from my lovely friends, to make a little patchwork quilt, yes I know, one would really think it was beyond me but it is amazing what some encouragement does to the soul. You actually believe that maybe, maybe you could make something wonderful :)
Miss Poppins' old pretty dresses. I could easily find 20 or so pretty baby and toddler dresses, and feels so much nicer to use them this way than to bring them out every so often, give them a sniff have a good cry and then put them back again.
I am aiming for one very similar to Sew Hot Mitmot's
Ha Ha in my dreams. Isn't it the most delightful thing you have ever seen.
I really love the way she has the squares, so clever.
Thank you Mitmot for the use of your pretty photographs.
Here are all my little girls dresses ready for the big cut.
The first dress I wept, but from then on was easy going, and I have plenty more dresses. Here they are all piled high having been chopped.
And here are 50 squares prettily displayed on an Ikea child's cot duvet I have used as a template, as yet I am unsure how big to do it.
So a little crafting going on here, keeps me busy and out of mischief :)