This has been a very innovative blog hop. A lot of new ideas, and it is enjoyable and peaceful having a smaller amount of ladies to visit in one day, we can take our time and browse their blogs actually getting to know them a little better. And yet look forward to more people to meet and creative surprises to see the next day. I'd like to thank Madame Sam for her great ideas, along with Amy and the other cheerleaders for their willing to help boost our moral.
For my ruffle challenge I tried to think of something different and easy enough for me to do at the same time. I purchased my ruffle foot thinking that would speed things up for me. WRONG! I spent two days try to set the thing to the right spacing, never did get it right. So I ruffled by hand. So here we go.
I picked up an old lamp, yard sales or thrift stores are a great place to look. Picking a lite shade because of the fabric being lite.Then I cut my fabric into 3" stripes, and about twice the circumference of the shade for the length. The last strip being 1-1/2" wide.
I then seamed the thinner black strip to the lightest pink strip, folded over in half and pressed and stitched in the ditch from front. This being the top ruffle and making it a finished piece.
After hand gathering, making sure it would reach around to meet I knotted both ends so they would not slip.
I attached the bottom row with hot glue first, using the bottom of the shade as a guide going 1/8" past it. Then the top row with the seam of the two fabrics on the edge of shade giving me about 1/2" over the top. I then spaced the remaining 3 rows equally in between the remaining space
After the assembling of the fabric rows I turned the shade upside down and lightly sprayed with Mary Ellen's
Best Press and let dry. I then turned it right-side up and sprayed with scotch guard, making it easier to dust later.
Contrary to the final picture the lamp will not be used outside. :o) It is going to be an evening light in
the up stairs bathroom at the shop, which I am now in the process of revamping. I hope to have it done and posted in two weeks.
Hope you enjoyed yourself, and maybe I even surprised a few you with my selection. Please leave a note and let me know what you think. And don't forget to visit my fellow bloggers and fined all kinds of beautiful things.
Your lamp is too cute!ReplyDelete
What a clever idea to spruce up a lamp shade! Love the colors.ReplyDelete
That turned out nicely.....all that trial and error paid off.ReplyDelete
This is stunning..and yes I have never ever made a ruffled lamp…will have to do that now ….yours is divine….totally worth the visit…YEAHHHHH you is a ruffler...ReplyDelete
I really love this. I could see something like this done in different pinks for my granddaughter who is into anything pink and girly. She's 4 :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing.
Very sweet!! Another very original project!ReplyDelete
What a cute idea! I've only decorated a couple of lampshades and then it was very simply with lace or trim but I think I could do this. :) blessings, marleneReplyDelete
This is a sweet idea Tonia ... love the different colours for the ruffles. Having this in a bathroom would really make the space delicate & girly :) Wendy xReplyDelete
Very cute ruffles!ReplyDelete
I like the revamp of the lamp and it will look lovely in the new room. Can't wait to see the room pics. Don't give up on the ruffler attachment. You'll get it figured out and then it will save you lots of time. Mine does anyway. I wrote the settings down but sometimes have to tweek it with different weights of fabric.ReplyDelete
Your New lamp shade turned out so cute. Great idea.ReplyDelete
Sweet lamp! I love the ruffles on it...too cute!ReplyDelete
Hello,It's nice to meet you ! I see my button on your side bar...thank you, I'm honored. Your ruffles look perfect and they turned that lamp into a very feminine, cute piece that would look great in any room. I'll be watching to see what your new revamped room looks like !ReplyDelete
I would never have thought of making a frilly lampshade but I love it. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
What a fun idea, and I did not know the scotchguard trick, but I do now! :-)ReplyDelete
What a cute little lamp! It's all the sweeter because it was upcycled! Great job!ReplyDelete
Tonia! I LOVE your lampshade. It is really adorable! That was a great idea. Thank you for sharing how you made it too!ReplyDelete
Very cute! What a great way to upcycle. Thank you for sharing your creativity! :)ReplyDelete
Sweet lamp shade! Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing.ReplyDelete
How clever! I like your lamp and the colors are perfect. They match my sitting room perfectly, lol.ReplyDelete
What a great way to brighten up a plain lampshade. It's absolutely stunning!ReplyDelete
Love your lampshade! I don't do ruffles....really but I thinking about where I could put a ruffled lampshade. Hmmmm.....ReplyDelete
This is so cute! I would love to make one for my daughter's room.ReplyDelete
Really cute and boudoir looking. Thanks for the step-by-step!ReplyDelete
Absolutely too cool. Why live with plain jane when you can ruffle it up.ReplyDelete
Cute!! What a great idea!!ReplyDelete
What a clever idea. The ruffled shade is a great touch -- wonderful to use as a night lamp because the fabric would help block the light a bit more without dimming it complete. Great color choices -- can't wait to see the finished room. And . . . though I am not a ruffly person, I have a niece and three and 3/4 great nieces all under the age of six. One great nephew who might not object to pleats. And plenty of old lamps. And Christmas is a-comin' -- eventually.ReplyDelete
Very nice and so ruffley. I have a lamp I've thought about doing, too; maybe this is the push I needed to get going.ReplyDelete
I looove your lampshade!!! Perfect idea!!! & very good job!! Yep...I love it!! :)ReplyDelete
Great job on that "new" lamp and thanks for the tutorial on the ruffled lampshade!ReplyDelete
How cute! Such a clever idea. :)ReplyDelete
Great looking lampshade! Thanks for sharing how to make it. I love your choice of fabrics as well.ReplyDelete
What a perfectly rufffffly ideas you had. The lampshade is beautiful! ~ShariReplyDelete
Your lamp is fun and unique with its layers of ruffles. Ruffles are Fabric Smiling. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...ReplyDelete
I have seen so many great ideas while visiting blogs in this hop. Your lamp shade is so cute with all of those ruffles. It would be a great addition to any room.ReplyDelete
Great idea to add ruffles to a lamp, shame you couldn't get your ruffle foot to play nicely - I had never heard of a ruffle foot until this blog hop!ReplyDelete
I love your new girly lampshade! The fabrics are pretty.ReplyDelete
oooh, I love this idea---a lot! Too bad you could not get the ruffle foot to work properly but you still got the project done by other means. Well done.ReplyDelete
It turned out simply lovely! It is a fabulous little Ruffle redo. Sew glad that you joined us for this hop. I hope you join us again.ReplyDelete
What a very creative idea. Love that lampshade. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Very nice lamp shade. I love it because it is so girly. Thanks for joining the hop. There's nothing better than sharing comments and projects with each other...ReplyDelete
What fun, the first lampshade of the hop:)ReplyDelete
Look how quick and easy that little project is...and it's adorable! I even love the book you set out!ReplyDelete
What a fun way to decorate a lampshade…it's so cute!! Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
The lampshade is so cute. Thank you for sharing the steps, I am not sure where I would have started.ReplyDelete
Such a fun idea with the lampshade. It is so cute!!! Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
I may just have a lamp that needs ruffles too!!! Great idea! :)ReplyDelete
I love your lamp and am going to pin this tute. You are reading one of my favorite authors too!ReplyDelete