We were incredibly lucky to have our kitchen/dining room (which is also my lampshade workshop) decorated just before lock down and I have been meaning to share it on here since then so I'm sorry it's taken so long. I adore this space. It's so light and airy but also very cosy in the winter.… Continue reading Welcome to my studio!
The weeks are blurring into each other more and more now, that's for sure. Here in the UK we're into week 4 of lock down and some days it's hard to know what day of the week it is. Overall I'm still feeling mostly happy and incredibly grateful but I had a slight dip mid… Continue reading Covid-19 Lock Down – Week Three – Up and Down
We're actually into week three of lock down as I write this. I'm trying not to listen to the news too much during the day as it's all too worrying. It feels like we're getting close to the peak of this pandemic and I just want it all to be over. I even had a… Continue reading Covid-19 Lock Down – Week Two – Gratitude
As I type, Terry the plasterer is skimming our dining room ceiling to remove all traces of the horrible artex. My latest decorating project... So, I had already chosen some wallpaper about a year ago but I thought I should have a quick look to see if there are any others I like more (did… Continue reading gilhoolie loves lampshades and…wallpaper
It's been quite a while since I studied Interior Design and it was really good to have the chance to refresh that knowledge by putting together a sample board for a client last week. I didn't have to do this but I find it helps visualise how a scheme is going to look with the… Continue reading Art Deco with a twist…
I've had a very productive morning, printing strips of fabric to make into lampshades. These are for a gallery in Leeds called The Bowery who asked me to supply them with some of my handmade lampshades. I'm really excited about this opportunity to see some of my lampshades and gilhoolie patterns in a gallery. I… Continue reading Deep breath…yes, I’m screenprinting!
Just to let you know, thanks to my lovely husband James who is very good at whizzy stuff, you can now access this blog by going to gilhoolie.co.uk and you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Not sure if you've noticed already but you can now go straight to my folksy shop via the 'Shop' tab… Continue reading Whizzy stuff…
My favourite seasons are definitely Autumn and Spring but if I had to choose between the two I guess it would have to be Spring, with the last remnants of Winter fading away as the days gradually get longer and the sun's rays get warmer. My favourite flowers are tulips too; I love their sleek… Continue reading Dreaming of spring…
I'm all for recycling, so when a close friend asked me to make some bunting from an old, tired cushion to brighten up her daughter's bedroom, I was more than happy to. The cushion had originally been made from a lovely pink, spotty fabric left over from the curtains in the room. It was just… Continue reading Another happy customer!
I have finally set up my gilhoolie shop on folksy! HOORAY! You'll find a few gilhoolie things on there so far but I'm still working on adding some more including my bags, bunting and the rest of my lampshades. So please come back in a week or so and have another look (don't worry, I'm… Continue reading gilhoolie has set up shop!