June 10, 2010

we have winners!!

can you tell what it is yet??? expertly modelled by his Nibs...aka Mr. Tidypants...it is indeed a lampshade...and i bet nobody is more suprized than Darcy who guessed correctly!!


its not quite finished yet...as i ran out of thread...and i'm not sure when i can get out to get some more...so i can only show you the back...
***hint***
when stitching freehand like this, i always start at the back/part least likey to be seen...as i find my stitches are a bit uneven to start with, but sort themselves out once i get going! ;0)

i'm loving having a part of my skirt preserved forever...and plan to make lots of things with the rest of it...

...so why did i cut it up??? actually nobody guessed quite correctly...but Tea bag was closest with her first guess...of a stain...the real truth is...i decided to give the bathroom loo a quick spruce up 5 mins before some guests arrived...and in my hurry i splashed bleach on it...and didn't notice!!!
and the moral of this story is:
********always get someone else to do the dirty jobs!!! ;0) **********
so if Darcy and Tea bag would both be so kind as to leave me their addresses in the comments below or as a PM to agirlcalledbob on UKS...your goodies will swifty wing their way to you!
thanks for playing along...and when its actually finished...i'll share the lampshade in situ, rather than on hubby's head! lol

9 comments:

Sandra said...

ohhh I'm liking it very very much

Julia Dunnit said...

How utterly fab is that. You may wanna get a shorter lamp base though, the proportion's slightly out.

Linda Elbourne said...

Blimey I was close :0)

Jenny said...

That is soooo cool! I want one! xx

Darcy said...

OMG that is insanely funny, i can't believe i was correct hahahaha, and it's only beacuse i have been thinking of making a lampshade myself hahahaah can't stop laughing..

but you did a great job and it looks gorgeous, fab way to use your fave sjirt.

Debsg said...

Oh wow. Clever you. Love it.

Anne said...

It's brilliant! What a fab way to do something positive with your skirt - looks fab! Love Julia's comment!

Olivia said...

Beautiful lampshade, love the turquoise flowers :)

Rosie said...

Excellent work missus ... now where is the beautiful object going in your house?
PS David should always wear one!