Musical lampshades and making new friends…

No, they don’t play a tune! I made these lined lampshades for a very musical family who wanted two lampshades for their lovely music room. They already had patterned blinds that they didn’t want to replace, so I decided to keep the outside of the lampshades plain by using a soft slate blue fabric and then lined them with cotton musical notes fabric. I really like these lined lampshades; they just seem that bit more special, particularly when the pattern on the inside faintly shows through when they’re lit.

Musical lampshades!
Musical lampshades!

Musical lampshades close-up

When I delivered these lampshades to my client, my six year old sat in the car and said, “It’s good making lampshades Mummy, you get to make new friends.” How sweet! It’s true though; I love the social side of making lampshades for people, as well as sourcing fabric and making the lampshades themselves, oh yes and teaching, only two days until I teach at Make & Do in Caversham, looking forward to it!…

4 thoughts on “Musical lampshades and making new friends…

  1. Ooh, I love these! My husband plays the piano and I think he’d really like a musical lampshade for the standard lamp that’s next to the piano. I’ll send you an e-mail to discuss!

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