Arthur Titch Gardner!

Well, I'm home alone for the first day with our new little addition - Arthur the miniature schnauzer puppy! Otherwise known as Arthur Daley, King Arthur, Arf a cucumber!!! He came home with us on Saturday and had the best bank holiday weekend ever. Such an intelligent cheeky little chap, we love him to bits... Continue Reading →

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Lampshades galore…

This week I thought I’d share with you a few photos of the lovely lampshades I have made recently. I’m afraid the picture quality isn’t great; I don’t usually have time for a proper photo shoot before posting them off or handing them over to clients! I really should though as they look much better in real life…

Happiness message in every tub…

Last week I opened an ice-cream tub to discover a message inside the lid that kind of summed up my first week back making lampshades after a long summer break. So there I was, eating my ice-cream and apple and blackberry pie with the family, when I read: "The three grand essentials to happiness in... Continue Reading →

Why lampshades?…

When I'm teaching I'm frequently asked, why do I make lampshades? Well, I can't easily explain why, I just have this obsession with them and they make me happy. I've been writing this blog now for two years and making lampshades for nearly as long and I still have to pinch myself to check it's... Continue Reading →

Lampshade upcycling …

I'm all for upcycling so when I was asked by a client to remake two large cone shaped lampshades I said yes, of course, no problem. You see, my client was really happy with the dimensions of the old lampshades so didn't want to have new ones made. So instead, I stripped down the lampshades... Continue Reading →

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 →

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