Practice makes perfect…

It’s been all about practicing this week. I finally stripped my old lampshade frame yesterday. I think I had been putting it off because I was worried about what I’d find and there didn’t seem much point until I had chosen some fabric to recover it with. Amazingly, the horrible, faded, dusty cover came off (very stubbornly, a lot of sewing to unpick), to reveal a frame that is in absolutely perfect condition. The stand still needs some TLC but at least I can get on and cover the lampshade now. Oh, and I made another trip to my local antique shop and found another lampshade frame, much smaller but still really good to practice on.

Bare lampshade frame

What fabric to choose?

I also had a bit more practice at machine embroidery the other day and decided to copy my new logo onto some fabric to see what it looked like. I think it adds to the hand-drawn feel of the logo and it was nice to add a bit of colour for the two tulips.

My new business cards arrived too, no going back now!

gilhoolie logo machine embroidered

This entry was published on May 17, 2012 at 11:18 am. It’s filed under Lampshades, Sewing projects and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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