Monday, 8 October 2012

Pretty Crafty Home

Well I have been working and doing a bit of decorating preparation these last few weekends which is not leaving much time for crafting.
I was however fortunate enough to spill a jar of buttons and had a little idea...


A new lampshade. 
I had seen a button lampshade on Pinterest a while ago and was quite taken with it, but I had this shade going spare from an old table lamp so I sat and glued buttons to it with fabric glue.


I had intended to cover it entirely but I got this far and was quite happy with it.
It now takes pride of place in my lounge and is adding to my pretty crafty home.
My husband warned the kids that if they sit still for long enough I would stick buttons to them.


In other news I have built up my Christmas stash with a little fabric purchase from The Fat Quarters and have a couple of Christmas makes in mind.

Oooh not long now, anyone else getting excited for Christmas or am I just insane?
Yeah, it's ok, I know I'm insane.


24 comments:

Shirazz said...

I am sooo excited for christmas too! I have already made a draft version of the advent calendars i am making the little ones this year! I never used to like or enjoy christmas, but now with my new family i am loving it!!!

Loving the button lampshade idea!

Rosa Lily said...

Looks like we are both insane, I just looooove Christmas. Like the shade, very cool :) Sticking buttons on kids, a whole new hobby! xx

Vix said...

What an insanely brilliant idea, I've got so many buttons! x

Crafty Helen said...

Christmas really isn't so far away, so I would suggest 'well organised' rather than 'insane'! I made my Xmas cake last week and made the teacher & t/a presents this weekend. I also plan to get my little darlings writing their cards to their school friends over half term. I try so hard every year to get ahead but it still comes & bites me on the bum! XX

Liz said...

Fabulous idea for a lampshade!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Celtic Thistle said...

What a great idea, your lampshade looks very smart! We are not allowed discuss Christmas in our house until our youngest son's birthday is out of the way. It is on December 8th, so there is a lot of underhand activity goes on before that :)

Beki said...

Not insane, I've been out looking at Christmas decs today.
Love the light shade xx

Wendy said...

How sweet is your lampshade! I'm afraid my brain filtered out the rest of your post as I believe it contained the C word... I can't bear to think about it yet!

Jille said...

I'm already telling everyone at work how many sleeps until I can put my decorations up! Jille x

Dinki Dots said...

Very cute lampshade!
I'm also getting excited about Christmas!! I'm kind of getting giddy with ideas of things to make - how many of them will actually happen is another matter!
Maria x

LaaLaa said...

I'm absolutely ridiculously over excited about Christmas. Eleven weeks and soooo much to do. Not insane at all! xx

Kezzie said...

Ooh, this is an absolutely super idea!!! I absolutely love it, you are so clever!
Can't wait to see what you make next!!!

dosierosie said...

No your not insane I have started making presents as well.
Gillx

Lucy in the Clouds said...

Ah lovely - I'd imagine too many buttons would block a lot of light anyway. I have a lampshade makeover in my mind's eye at the moment too, mine involves pompom trim!!

Not thinking about Christmas yet!!!

Josie-Mary said...

Love your lamp shade! I like Christmas things but to me it just means lots of long hours :( I need to get out of retail to enjoy it again!! xx

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

What a great idea, I love it. Especially the heart shaped buttons, so cute. Don't worry, you're not the only one thinking of Christmas and getting excited - not at all insane!!

Sandra x

Crafted by Carly said...

Hi there,
Love the lampshade! What a brilliant idea!!!
I, too, an already very excited about Christmas!!! ;-)
Carly
x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I LOVE the lampshade. That is one brilliant idea. I'm not at all excited about Xmas. I'm not a fan! xx

qwiksave said...

It's a lovely idea to surround yourself with your crafty makes, I need to do it more. I'm also another great fan of BUTTONS!

As for Christmas, I'm well in the swing of it what with my recent craft fair. I've just signed myself up a stall at my youngest junior school too. xx

Tea at Weasel's said...

Ooh... Buttons AND christmas fabric! Loved this post, your lampshade looks fab. Thank you for your lovely comment, I'm so glad you liked my mini quilt and craft space :-)

Louise xx

Katie said...

I love your lampshade, I too had seen a button lampshade on Pinterest, I may have to give it ago now! Love your 'xmas fabrics! Can wait to see what you create! i am well and truly in the Christmas mode. Thanks for your comment this morning. Love Katie xxx

Dazie said...

OOoooo lovely shade! Think I might have a bash at that myself!

And the fabrics are gorgeous!!!
Dazie
x

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oohh the lampshade looks fab!
love
Alison
x

Charlie and Wendy said...

Love the lampshade, it's gorgeous. Your Christmas fabrics are fab too!!