Just about bordering on odd, I see things through different eyes.The heading says it all - I live, I love, I craft, I am me...


Chrimbly countdown =14 and a festive Ta-Da!

 One sublimely sunny walk in the Lakes over summer produced so many memories and photo opportunities including a walk near Aira Falls, Ullswater. The woodland surrounding the beauty spot had a number of trees with rustic name signs.  Ever ready for a number for my countdown - this was the perfect time to snap myself a number 14 :)
 This number 14 is from a cute fisherman's cottage in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, it was so pretty and just sang out against the black painted walls.

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I have a friend who has the most beautiful lampshades with hares and stags adorning them.  I love love love the hare version but know it is way out of my budget and I balk at the thought of paying so much for something that, although beautiful, is really just frivolous.  

So, when my wobbly standard lamp's shade wobbled one wobble too far and I had to replace it, I purchased a plain warm cream drum shade - bordering on boring. (No, it was boring) But I had a plan! 
This is the back - hence all the vertical stripes - I forgot to take a photo of the front..... 
When you spin it round....
A silver birch woodland appears,
while a shy stag tip toes out. 
Want to try it for yourself?
This is how I did it.

I drew an outline on brown paper, 
if you squint you will see
a vixen on the top right...
...then I cut it out and with the use of a small piece of tape... 
 Suddenly my birch woodland had a vixen
following a secret foxy pathway.
A quick peep behind the scenes....

You betcha!

Ta-Da :) 

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  1. The tiled 14 looks great on the dark wall. Now that lampshade is to die for and though I have a standard lamp it is especially so I can sew or knit at night and I wouldn't be able to do anything like that with it. You're very artistic. Take care.

  2. oh my word, that is quite brilliant! love it xxx

  3. Very clever and very effective. Keep those ideas coming!

  4. I love your lampshade - I may have to steal the idea!!

  5. Wow, that is fantastic!!!!!!! You are so clever, I am highly impressed and more than a teensy bit jealous! Wonderful! xx

  6. Hi there, just popped by to say hello & thanks for your comment about snoozy teas! Have tried a night time one - although it does make me feel relaxed, sadly doesn't banish all my nocturnal demons!! Loving your Christmas countdown, what a nice idea :) x

  7. Lovely Ullswater photo. Hope to go over there soon, waiting for slightly better weather.

    Gorgeous lampshade, you are such a creatively talented soul :-)


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