OK, so Craftseller magazine asked me to make a lampshade. Now, here's a confession: I have never actually made a lampshade before, so I was a bit nervous that this, my first-ever one, was for publication!
So, one thing I have done is loads of research. I can tell you that I got pretty much everything I needed in the form of a kit from Needcraft and I am impressed.
They supply the metal rings, self-adhesive safety backing, heat-proof tape and even a little gadget that helps neaten everything up. And they supply absolutely brilliant instructions, too.
So I'm a little less worried than I was when I got the commission! But time will tell, won't it?!
Just in case you missed it, I've got together with Wholeport to offer you a giveaway. Pop over here to find out how to enter it. Whatever kind of creativity you specialise in, I think you'll find something on the Wholeport website you'll like.
So, that's all from me this Handmade Monday. It's over to you - do enjoy browsing the lovely links being left for Handmade Monday, won't you?