When I made my very first lampshade, I made a lot of mistakes - so I kept it! Actually my daughter wanted it so she has it now. But what I want to say is that on that first lampshade, I put something special; a button that was from my grandmother's wedding dress. So when Nova, one of my friends, commissioned me to make her a lampshade I asked her if there was anything special she would like to add to her shade. The three little pins above were a gift to her from her grandmother! Nova had gotten a vintage floor lamp with a torn shade and asked me to make one of my "doily" lampshades for it. I think it turned out very pretty, and you can see where I put the pins - right in the front where they have a place of honor! So what do you think?
And remember in a previous post, the six cute little birdhouse drawer pulls that my friend Fran and I got from a yard sale - and a picture of what Fran did with her three (she hung some vintage pot holders from them?) Well the pictures above are of my mantle (post Christmas!) I made them into picture hangers with a little ribbon and lace!
Well, now that 2009 is here, I wish you all a good year. Have fun with what you are making, enjoy your families and friends. Get out and go somewhere or see something you haven't seen before. Enjoy the life you have, and thank the Good Lord for your (and our) many blessings!