My biggest claim to lampshade fame? A few years ago, I was thrilled to have one of my shades (a little Art-Deco number) place third in a contest and it was later displayed at the American Sewing and Art Expo. I'm especially drawn to period lighting from the twenties and thirties. After my husband replaces the old wiring I go to work on creating the perfect lamp shade. Sometimes I use antique fabrics and appliques. Each fabric panel is sewn by hand, and just one of these little beauties takes about a month to complete. But the results are always worth it!
A beautiful floor lamp from the twenties.
Here's the shade I made for it! One of my favorites...
A lampshade in the making : )
The moral of the story? There isn't one...Have fun today and don't forget to give in to your creative passions no matter how quirky they may seem.
“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” — Albert Einstein