Go with your gut Julie!…

Sometimes I think far too much about what I'm doing, especially when I'm designing and I wish I could just get on and 'do' more. I had a lovely day yesterday with Angela from Cocoon Home, trawling fabric and trim shops across London (literally, I slept well last night, it felt like we covered the... Continue Reading →

Advertisements

Hello 2013!…

It's time to look back at the last twelve months at gilhoolie and make some real plans for 2013. Sometimes I can't believe some of the events below only happened a matter of months ago and I have to say, I'm really looking forward to more fun and learning in the next twelve months. So,... Continue Reading →

A lesson learnt…

It's been too long since my hand-stitched lampshade course and I'm only just finishing off my next project. Luckily I have some really good handouts from the course but I wish I had made another one straight away! I remembered how to do the outside fabric but really struggled with the lining, taking two attempts... Continue Reading →

It’s good to learn something new…

I had the best day yesterday on the first part of the bespoke lampshade course at Homemade London. It is being run by Angela Constantinou from Cocoon Home who is lovely; a brilliant teacher who is passionate about sewing and making lampshades. I really had no idea how traditional lampshades were made but after reading... Continue Reading →

Three weekends of lampshades…

It's nearly half term and, like most parents I'm looking forward to a break from the usual routine and a bit of a rest. The week before a school holiday is always a bit manic though, as if I won't ever be able to do gilhoolie stuff again... (sounds like a nightmare to me!) But,... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑