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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Updating Website

Finally getting around to updating my website. Still some work to do but check it out at Shades-ETC.

I'm still planning on making more lampshades for teacup and teapot lamps.  I have a ton of them to do!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Still Here!

Yes, I'm still here.  I've been busy with lots of projects.  One of them was being a vendor at the local Bethel Baptist Christmas Show in November.  I split the space with my friend who makes quilted table runners and other cool items.  We had a nice day together and I met a lot of people.  We both sold lots of items and felt that it was a good day.

Now on to more projects.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Piggy Bank Lamp Fun Has Begun

The story has begun with the base ready and waiting for the piggies to come sit on it.  The pattern is ready for the lampshade to be made once the piggies get here so we can choose the fabric that matches them the best.  

 Will the piggies arrive in good condition?  Will they be the right size for the base?  Will the color be such that we can match the lampshade fabric?  Will Cindy get the shade done next week?  Stay tuned for answers to these questions....

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Piggy Bank Lamp Wedding Gift

Piggy Banks

These cute bride and groom piggy banks are soon to be the focus of my next customer's order for a lamp.

The bride and groom collect piggy banks so it's a perfect wedding gift!

Stay tuned for more pictures as I create this adorable wedding gift.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Here it is; finally done.  The customer found the green and coral trim she wanted. It is a fun look.  I hope she will send me a picture of it on the lamp.

This fabric was from a $300 dress that she found for $3!!  It has a coral lining which I used for the shade's lining.  I also dyed the hug snug which I used to wrap the wires with so that it matched the lining.

Do you need a lamp updated or a shade redone?  Email or leave a comment below and let's see what we can do for you!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Coral Custom Made Lampshade Order

I've been working on this lampshade for a customer.  It is going to be made with a dress lining and outer fabric.  This is the lining.  I had just enough fabric for the lining.  It has been a real challenge as the lining fabric wants to ravel.  I've used some fray check on portions, which I hope will help.  I have almost half of the outer fabric on but no picture yet.  The coral color should be very interesting in the room the customer is putting this lampshade.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Chandelier Lampshade Order

Small Chandelier Type Lampshades

Another customer order for five of these awesome small shades.  They are 4" high. The outer cover is a marbled paper.  All five will look different.  I'm so excited to see these done.

Sometimes handmade lampshade making is fun!