Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ruffly Lampshade Project

So while worrying about Daisy (by the way she is fine now) I have been ruffling away and making a lampshade for my bedroom that I love!  I was inspired by this post lampshade inspiration here and I just changed it up a bit by ruffling the fabric.  Also, she went up and down with the fabric and I went side to side. I think I will try up and down if I make another one but not sure how much different that would make it.
So first of all, if you like ruffles and you sew I would highly suggest getting a ruffler attachment for your machine.  I love mine!  I can ruffle all day until my hearts content and it is so easy!
I ended up tearing 3 inch pieces of white muslin. I ended up using 17 pieces. I left the raw edges.  I ruffled right down the middle of the strips and folding them in half hot glued them down to the lampshade. I went back and forth in about 4 inch long sections.
I just kept going back and forth with the ruffled pieces..which was kind of time consuming but I watched an episode of Nate and actually it was quite relaxing.
What started out as $3.99 lamp my daughters found for me at Goodwill .

Turned into this beautiful bedside lamp.

I love all these pretty ruffles!
 Janae thinks it looks similar to the coffee filter wreaths that you see a lot on blogs and that I also love. I agree it does.  One of the things I like almost as much as ruffles is feathers so thought I'd also share a picture of this lampshade I made a couple of years ago.
Happy ruffling!

Just wanted to add--thank you Janae for making my new blog banner! Its so great to have a daughter to help you out with your blog.


Kelli @ The Loss Cause said...

I love it! Great job! It is very feminine and romantic. I might have to ruffle my next one!

Love your blog.

Kelli @

Anonymous said...

What a darling lampshade!! I love all the pretty ruffles and the blue base is just beautiful!! Great Job!

bee blessed

Janae said...

I Love it!!!! I want one too, will you help me make one sometime please? It would be cute in Bella's bedroom. I could use that lamp base thats very similar to this blue one you have but pink I haven't dont anything with it yet.

Janae said...

Ps & your welcome for your banner!! Anytime :)

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Sarah, Three Boys said...

So pretty! I love the ruffles:)

Chef in Training said...

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WhyCuzICan said...

Very cute idea! :) I love ruffles too, but I don't have a ruffle foot for my machine; guess I need one now :)

Very happy to hear that Daisy is doing better, too. That was pretty scary for you and your family :(

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Suzanne in NW Illinois