It's funny, one of the first things I think when I'm designing my fabric is "ooh, how would this look as a lampshade??". I think I've been quietly obsessing over making my fabric into lampshades for quite some time now. I love lamps - they make SUCH a difference to the feel of a room. When I first met Pete I fell in love with his bedroom for all the lamps he had around the place, and now we have them all around the living room :)
Anyway, the biggest challenge has been finding the wire lampshade frames. They are surprisingly difficult to come across in old Melbourne town. Okay I admit, I knew for quite some time that you could get them from Handworks in Prahran, but like many Melbournians I suffer from a strange irrational fear of crossing the Yarra River to the other side of town. "Ah, your party is in St Kilda. Ohhh...."
Anyway, my good friend Karin kept me company on this arduous journey and finally I got to make these!
The one on the left is Kristen Doran's Mollybirds fabric - it makes a gorgeous table lamp and I love the texture of the fabric. The key to successfully lampshade making is spray adhesive - my new love. I might post a tute about how to make them shortly.
These two will probably go up on etsy once I sort out my pricing and packaging. They're fully fitted with power cord, switch and bulb socket, but I suppose that won't be much use to US customers! So maybe i'll sell the electical bits separately if people want them.
Oh and thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post about A2 :) :)