The sun was shining and I was stuck in doors busy making lampshades for last weekend's Mary's marvellous vintage and craft fair, Bramhall Lane, Sheffield. The sunshine hit me and I ran out doors to take some photos of 'Washi Cream' 25cm diameter lampshade. I've been making Washi for some time now, we're old friends, but our love was rekindled in the midday sun. When we move house and I can finally decorate my home and pick my own lampshades (I know!!) I will be making a large 60cm Washi shade to splash its colourful stripes across my dining room ceiling. Better stock up on fabric!
So, we're nearly at the end of another year. 2012 has been a fruitful one for Nightingale and lamp. This time last year I was only just starting out, dipping my toes in the water, so to speak. I had my daughter Tillie in June and my boy Herbie will be 3 in February. It's been full on with 2 small children but I've tried to give it my all and have received some lovely comments from so many people. 2013 will hopefully start with a load of networking: new shops, fabric samples, suppliers. I'm tutoring a workshop in February with Running with scissors, which I'm so excited about. Today I've been messing about with my website, I've messed up on some parts, but it's all part of the learning process. my new years resolution is to blog, blog, blog.