It's time to be inspired again, by checking out all the fascinating things that crafty bloggers have been up to this month.
I left it a bit late to try something new this month as I only tackled this yesterday, but I am delighted to have found a new way to use up some of my stash - Lampshades!
When I was looking for fabric for curtains for our newly decorated bedroom, I bought a metre of Beach Huts fabric. After it had hung from the curtain rail for a couple of days I decided that it wasn't what I was looking for. Rather than consign it to the bottom of the fabric pile I decided to make a lampshade for the new room with it instead.
Never having made a lampshade before I opted to buy a kit rather than try to find all the materials separately. The kit came with the metal lampshade rings, the adhesive backing fabric, the transparent sticky tape and full instructions. So I was good to go.
The lampshade turned out to be so much easier and quicker to make than I had thought that I wondered why I had never tried this before :)
I have since bought another kit to make a pendant lampshade and I'm trying to get my head around getting the curves right on the directional fabric. I can now see why a drum shaped lampshade is an attractive proposition!
So now it is your turn to link up your New to Me in 2013 projects.
Link them up below and share your triumphs and/or disasters.
As ever please help to spread the word by linking back to this post in your post and/or adding the blog button to your sidebar.
out the other links and leave a comment along the way. The emphasis of
this link party is to celebrate the trying of something new, whether
it works out exactly as planned or not, so a little encouragement here
and there would not go amiss!
The link will remain open until April 30th so if you haven't already tried something new you still have time :)