Tuesday, 13 November 2012

And My Heart Skipped A Beat......

 
 
Sometimes things just jump out at you don't they? Your heart skips a beat, and you know you need THAT thing! (this happens a lot to me in Blogland!).
 
When I saw this in this months Country Living, I just knew I needed to have a go, so these...
 
 
Have been stripped to these....
 
 
Not quite right I know, Sarah Moore is a clever lady, she understands my dilemma, she writes, and I quote:
 
'This is not an instant project, as finding the perfect reclaimed shade takes time, but the results last for years.' Thank you Sarah, just what I needed to hear!! It might be one of those Christmas trees that starts small, but grows each year!
 
I will look out for some more, namely a drum shade for the trunk! I think covered with ribbons of these...
 
 
And these...
 
 
Some little baubles, wool Pompoms, and other such delights it will look great! (I hope!). The ladies in the charity shops thought I was bonkers when I said what I needed them for....they will have a good laugh over their cuppa, can you remember that mad woman who wanted lampshades to make into a Christmas tree?!
 
This week, the very kind Mrs H sent me some lovely bits of felt...
 
 
Maybe I can make some little decorations to go on my tree?!
Thank you Mrs H, a little parcel of thanks will find its way to you soon!
 
 
Thank you all SO MUCH for you support on yesterdays post. You are all so kind and thoughtful and I really do appreciate you taking the time, to leave your thoughts, experiences and comments. However I feel I need just to say, I'm just a very ordinary person, trying to do her best with the challenges she faces. There are many people with much harder challenges, there are those with less.
I'm not always patient, ask Mr Bea and my girls, they will tell you! I can be as grumpy and as miserable as the next person, I'm not always kind and thoughtful, I try hard not to be judgemental, but can be at times.
 
One thing I am is compassionate and caring, I have empathy by the bucket load, taught to me by my Mum. She always asked me to walk in another's shoes before I made up my mind about them, (very irritating as a teenager!).
 
 
I will be back next week, this weekend I'm being treated by a very good friend to a little bit of indulgence, to just be.....me! I can't wait!
 
Welcome to all those who have chosen to press the follow button, there will soon be 200 of you! I feel a little giveaway is in order, just to celebrate!
 
 
Have a very good week, Crafting, Creating, and Christmas Making! (note to self, start to buy Christmas pressies, start to make Christmas pressies!).
 
 
Ada :) x
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

50 comments:

  1. I love the Sarah Moore Christmas tree too ... love that the ladies thought you were a bit bonkers ... if only they knew what we know :) ... have a wonderful weekend ... you deserve it ... Bee xx

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    1. Thanks Bee, I'm really looking forward to it! :) x

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  2. Oh Wow i love that tree i have never seen that before but i really love the concept of it. And im loving your use for vintage cotton roles to what a fabulous idea its so refreshing to find new creative ideas. Im going to look forward to seeing yours grow and see how you decorate it i may have to try it myself if you don't mind. dee x

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    1. Of course not, let's have a Christmas tree making party! :) x

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  3. What a lovely idea! I shall look forward to see how your christmas tree evolves!


    P x

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  4. Love it!! I do have to go into town to buy the Country living, and to visit the thriftshops. And can I have the children too? Sometimes I'm a little bit melancholic about the fastnes with which my boys are growing nowadays. your tree will be marvelous!!
    groetjes, Gerda

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  5. Wow that is just amazing.....my heart skipped too......my goodness!
    I can't wait to see how yours evolves!

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  6. Oh my goodness, Ada! Yes, I can totally see why you fell for that 'Christmas Tree'. Show us what you make of it, won't you please?

    Stephanie

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  7. Iv'e seen this too and thought how I would like to give it a go. I can't wait to see it finished, so no pressure!!!
    thanks for the mention and again I can't wait to see what you make. Have fun
    : ) x

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  8. What a fun idea! Have a lovely relaxed weekend. Elaina xo

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  9. Your Mum taught you well Ada, bless you!

    Can't wait to see the tree in all its glory, I saw it in CL too, but a bit beyond my faffing skills I think!

    Have fun

    Love, Claire xx

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  10. Loving the lampshade tree. I think it would be a step too far for Hubbie though. We've actually only been together four and a half years as we met quite late and got married and had little F pretty quickly, so I'm still 'working on him' as regards all things pretty, vintage and lovely. He's getting there slowly but I still have to introduce certain things very slowly. Hope you have a great weekend. Wouldn't mind a weekend to 'just be me' myself. Who knows, my weekend may involve a lot of hard work! Anyway, you enjoy yourself. Fiona x

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  11. love the xmas tree to be!!!! What a lovely idea!!! and yes, use all the stuff you've just shown us!!! great!
    xxx Ale

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  12. Hi Ada,
    Can't to see how the Christmas Tree turns out!
    Have a fantastic weekend & be kind to yourself.
    Oh & Thanks for being my 1st follower!
    Natalie
    x

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  13. What a fabulous idea! I can't wait to see your finished tree with it's vintage fabric and wooden cotton reels :0) xx

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  14. Looking forward to seeing the end result! Lizzie

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  15. Have a wonderful weekend away Ada - you never know, you might come across the perfect lampshade on your travels...or some more vintage sheets!! x

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    1. Very posh spa hotel, don't think there will be anything vintage, apart from the wine! :) x

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  16. What a great project! I can't wait to see how it turns out! :)
    -Stephanie

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  17. I bought a cheap drum shade on eBay (as you do) and of course...I covered it with wallpaper AS YOU DO!!

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  18. Ooh I can't wait to see the finished project! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Victoria xx

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  19. Hi Ada, yes that image jumped out at me too! I wasn't sure where as I had spent some time reading all the mags in the supermarket, while I was waiting to pick up my son!! it's a great idea isn't it. I like the idea of adding to it every year, enjoy, Heather x

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  20. Oh yes that tree had me breaking out in a sweat....and a very deep need of the wants.....so i am really looking forward to seeing what you do with your lampy bits and pieces....how exciting.....xxx

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  21. I saw that article in Country Living and I am looking forward to seeing your finished creation.
    Sarah x

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  22. Niiiice.....that'll keep you out of mischief! ;)

    Enjoy your weekend treat...a spa hotel sounds utterly blissful.

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  23. Enjoy your time to be, rather than do Ada, this weekend!
    Loved the country living feature too.Can't wait to see the end result...hehe..Love Mariax

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  24. I'm very excited to see how it turns out. Such a brilliant idea. Have a wonderful weekend being you! xx

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  25. I saw the same article in Country Living - I am really liking her ideas. Enjoy you week just being "you" Ada - you deserve it. x

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  26. Awesome aren't they ... I'm thinking of trying for a 'shade' tree that hangs from the ceiling and is consequently whippet proof!!

    I missed your last post ... you are doing such wonderful things in such difficult circumstances ... I'm thinking you are the resident's silver lining x

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  27. Oh, I think this is going to be a fabulous tree! I really liked the idea:)
    Thanks a lot for writing such kind words at my blog:) Yes, I do try to write a bit in English, and I hope there aren't too many mistakes...
    :-)

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  28. I look forward to seeing the lampshade tree as it develops. I bet it will look great...
    Jo x

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  29. Can't wait to see what you make of your lamp-shade tree, Ada, what an intrigueing idea - yes I did see it in CL. And you have a truely fab time just being YOU! You deserve it....but we want to hear all about it when you get back....details please! Lx

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  30. Love the lampshade figure!! So neat! Can't wait to see you put your magical touch to it! ;) xo Heather

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  31. charity shops here I come!! why oh why did I throw out old shades in the past, never mind I will start collecting again, love the tree.

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  32. That Christmas tree - wow, my heart skipped a beat too! Such a fresh idea :) Can't wait to see your spin on it

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  33. I saw this too! I'll be buying the lampshades I left at the charity shop only yesterday after buying the magazine on the way home to see this tree *doh*! I might just get this finished by next year!

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  34. Hello my Dear Ada, I have been keeping up with your blogs, even though I don't always comment. You have a lovely gift for story telling. I get excited whenever I click on my link to your blog and I see a new one is up!
    Thank you for the happy mail, which I picked up yesterday and opened today and will give you some blog lovin' for it, maybe tomorrow? Somehow, I have over filled my days and gotten involved in too many things and the Christmas rush has not even begun.
    Trying to keep things simple.....XO Sherrie

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  35. I can see crafty folk all over the world stripping their lamp shades!! What a stunning idea, love it : -) Have a fabulous weekend.

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  36. Very, very cool idea! So many possibilities to hang from these stripped shades. Can't wait to see what you finish with. Wendy

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  37. What a fab idea!!! I'm so excited to see what it turns out like x

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  38. i saw that article- what a great idea- i love the shape it makes for the tree shape- your fabrics are dreamy ;0)

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  39. I love this idea! I would have never thought of using lamp shades in this way..genius. Please do share a photo of it all decorated :)
    Have a fab weekend..enjoy yourself.
    Magie x


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  40. What an inspiring idea, it will be so lovely to make! Have a happy week, Ada!
    Helen x

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  41. What a great idea! Fabulous!

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  42. Ooo what a fun project, so glad i found your blog today, Catherine x

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  43. Will so pleased you like the tree. Can't wait to see what yours looks like. Will come back to see. I thought I might try your cotton reels with wallpaper scraps.

    Best regards

    Sarah Moore

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  44. That tree is adorable!!! What a brilliant idea. Have fun and enjoy your time with your friend. xo

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  45. I saw this in a shop today Ada :o) the frames were sprayed silver and looks fabulous. I love your idea of making it a truly vintage sheet addict tree x. Hope you are having a great time just being you this weekend xox Penelope

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  46. Adore this idea! I love it for an outrageous chandelier as well, maybe in a 2-story stairwell. Can't wait to watch it grow :~)

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