Thursday, February 23, 2012

Perfect Perch for a Pooch


























Last idea I posted about is making lampshades or window treatments. Still on the list. In fact, I am currently working on a small repeat pattern which I plan to screen print to then turn into a lamp shade. I finally worked out the motif yesterday morning and will try to put into repeat in the next couple of days so that I can then make my screen and then hopefully print it. I will share images once I get that worked out. However, added to the list is a new dog bed for my lovely little Cleo. The one I made for her about a year ago is getting TIRED. I would love to recreate something like the beds above. So stylish. These are on the home page of Lisa Fine Textiles. She is not selling these, but I love the idea of taking really high-end fabric and making something chic for one's furry friend. Okay, not the most practical, but a fun idea nonetheless. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

In need of a project



















Images: Pinterest

Over the last week I have been very itchy to take on a little craft project at home. One of the possibilities is creating fabric roller shades. This, after a client came in with one that she made with this beautiful fabric she picked up at Liberty of London years ago. Totally inspiring. Then it got me thinking about what else I could do...recover a lampshade came to mind. I am sure I will start with a basic hardback lampshade to get my feet wet, but I aspire to make a pleated lampshade like above with a beautiful printed border design. It is always good to set goals, don't you think? Happy weekend!

Friday, February 3, 2012