Monthly Archives: April 2015

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Large bowed empire lampshade

By | April 19th, 2015|Colours & Patterns, Handmade, Lampshades, Trends|

Yes, I have finished, the large bowed empire lampshade covered with  a Bluebellgray fabric called " Flower Field Ecru". Depicting a collection of wild flowers swaying  in a summer breeze.(Click Here).  I am really pleased with the way it looks, the fabric works well with the large shade. I also have the fabrics' Saffron Butterfly and Petite Mode by Bluebellgray. I think I will have a go at making those fabrics into large lampshades. Perhaps I will take them to my stand at The RHS Malvern Spring Festival. All ready to go.  

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Blooms in bold designs for Spring 2015

By | April 11th, 2015|Colours & Patterns, Handmade, Lampshades, Trends|

The trend for Spring 2015, seems very much for bold blooms, with Designers Guild Shanghai garden, a garden in blossom with trailing roses and peonies. Liberties new collection inspired by 'The Secret Garden' bringing wild flowers into your home, and Blue Bell Greys' most stunning collection of bold blooms. I have been spoilt for choice. The lampshade I have just been working on  Blue Bell Greys "Flower Field Ecru" fabric. A collection of wild flowers swaying  in a summer breeze, transports you to a country flower field. This looks stunning as a large bowed empire. The size of the shade is perfect for the pattern on the fabric. As you can see I am just finishing off the sewing, excited to see the finished lampshade    

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