Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Recharge with Ribbon

One of my favorite ways to recharge is to stay home and create something just for fun. I made this lampshade this morning. A couple of weeks ago on a Snohomish fun day I was very inspired by a couple of fabulous lampshades Debi Ward Kennedy made for her booth at Faded Elegance. I decided I needed to create one too for my nest.

First of all is finding a semi-empty space to work on. Here is the space available on my studio table. Of course I needed to check my email first and eat a cookie.

This lampshade came off the lamp I wanted to re-shade.

It's a miracle, but I figured out it didn't have the right skeleton for this project before I ripped off the middle cloth part. If I had, I would have been left with a top part like this and a separate bottom ring.

Back to the lampshade holding area to find this lovely one.

I dumped out my bag of blue ribbon scraps. This was easy because of my ribbon organizing system I explained here.

Ribbon pieces were tied around the top and bottom of the lampshade frame.
Once I started, it was hard to tear myself away to get another cup of coffee. And I really like my coffee in the morning.

Done and happy! -- Beth


KatCollects said...

Oh, I LOVE this, it turned out so pretty!

junkrescuerbeth said...

Thanks for the kind words. I am still checking it out several times a day. Sort of like when you clean out a drawer, and have to open it later to bask in the results of your efforts.

DivaDeb said...

And BASK you should - it's beautiful! (And aren't they just so much fun to make?!) You're gonna' be scouring old lampshades and ribbons everywhere now, my dear!

PS: check out the player piano music lampshades I made, and just put in the space and on our blog!

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