Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Not sure I believe in the 'nesting' theory of expectant mothers.  The closest I came to 'nesting' before Little Imp was born was starting to make a lamp shade and light shade for her room. The lampshade I managed to finish before her birth, the light shade only had its final touches done just before her first birthday. So much for nesting!

I've always liked little creatures, and ladybugs and bees seemed easy enough to make out of felt, so that's where I began. Lots of fiddly snipping of felt and plenty of hand stitching later the bugs and bees were all in place on the calico I had cut to size to fit the shades.  The lamp was easy to finish off - just glued the calico and then lengths of red ribbons onto the shade.  The overhead light shade was a bit trickier, needing some sewing and trimming to get a neat fit, and I really struggled to find the right shade of red tassle trim that I was after.  So that is my excuse for the bare light bulb in Little Imp's room that has probably blinded her with each nappy change until I finally finished the shade a few months ago.