3.29.2014

Three - In Honor of Spring


 I have trouble ridding myself of things that are still perfectly good, perfectly usable.  I often make plans for those things that no longer apply to life, but struggle to follow through on those plans as life moves swiftly and busily.  I just never get around to making the plan an action.


One such project was the upcycle of an old lamp shade.  This hot pink, fuzzy lampshade had once belonged to an inexpensive lamp that years ago lit my daughter's little girl bedroom. 

 

 

Eighteen months ago, I played around with some yarn leftover from another project.  I made as many rosettes as I could from the leftovers.  I made a plan then tucked the plan away for another day.

 

Motivated by Red Berry Crochet and her 52 Week Crochet Challenge, I trimmed the ends off my many colorful rosettes and scavenged for the long forgotten lampshade.  This week's challenge was to create a crochet flower to celebrate Spring.  I think I met the challenge.


I played around with arrangement.


Then attached the rosettes to the old lampshade.

 

I was unhappy with the bottom edge, so I made a little yellow ruffle to trim the bottom of the shade.

 





I am excited about the results and it was great fun to make then photograph.  It is still sitting in the bright light of my home office and every time I walk by and see it, I smile.  It makes me happy even though I have no ideas where in my home this bright shade will reside.  It will be interesting to see how it looks this evening when I flip the switch and see the shade lit from within. Happy Spring.

47 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I am going to show this to my mom, she is great at crocheting, maybe she will make me one. If you have not shared this yet at Bacon Time linky, please do.

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  2. Oh I love your lamp shade. A great idea!

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  3. this is sooooooo beautiful..! congratulations! :) so colourful and happy! :)

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  4. Lovely idea!!! I love the bright colours, so fun! Thanks for sharing this! Would love to have you visit me sometime :)
    Hope you have a wonderful day and week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  5. See when I first hit the page and glanced at the colors I was thinking what a fun "spring should be here by now hat!"

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  6. Ohhh, how absolutely beautiful. The colors just jump right out at you and look so cheerful. What a clever project. Just love it. This will certainly brighten up a home.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea with us!

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  7. Kelly thank goodness you dug out all those rosettes, this lampshade has been transformed into something quirky, unique and so SPRING it is shouting from the rooftops. I love it :-)

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  8. My gosh this is the cutest thing I've ever seen! You're such an artist! This is going in my Pinterest scrapbook!!

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  9. This is soooo adorable! You are such an artist - true artists can envision and make things happen. I have added this to my Pinterest crochet "scrapbook"!

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  10. I too have a list of things I want to modify or transform but never have time enough... so the list grows longer and longer! :-)
    This refashioned lamp is great, I love the colours you chose!

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  11. It is adorable, a wonderful project. The colours are stunning, I love it.

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  12. That is so sweet! I love the colors and you did a great job and it's a great idea too. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much for inspiring me to finish this project! ~Kelly

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  13. Beautiful lamp! Those rosettes are gorgeously crocheted! Great colors, too!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  14. This is awesome! I love all the bright colors! It is indeed a very happy lampshade.

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    1. Thank you ever so much, Robbie! This lamp makes me smile ever time I walk by. ~Kelly

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  15. Found you on Kathewithane. Oh thank you for such a happy spring lamp shade and you're ingenious to think of this. Any little girls dream come true lamp.

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  16. Beautiful! How did you attach the roses?

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I ended up stitching these on, but I am sure the right hot glue would work as well as long as the light bulb is cool burning. ~Kelly

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    2. Thanks Anne ... this is the question & answer I was looking for :)

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  17. What a great idea! It looks so ravishing!!! Most probably I'll copy it ;) -it's just the question of the 24 hours a day has-

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    1. Thank you, much! Be sure to show us your lampshade when you finish! I am working on another one this week. ~Kelly

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  18. This project makes me so happy! What a fantastic idea for rosettes! Glad to have found you via Moogly's link party.

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  19. Nice work. I really like it very much and useful idea.

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  20. Whew, I crochet, so I know how much work that is! What a creative project!
    I found you at Tip Me Tuesday! :)
    Kim @ pinspiredhome.blogspot.com

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  21. Back to let you know I will be featuring your lampshade at this weeks linky party!

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much Mindie! I am blushing!!!! ~Kelly

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  22. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this!!!
    Thank You for your creativity

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  23. So cute! I love this idea and love making rosettes to decorate with!

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    1. Nicole - Thank you so much. I would love to see what you have created with rosettes! ~Kelly

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  24. Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party this week. {knuckle bumps} Did you know that I can "lend" your blog posts my Google page rank for better search engine traffic? {fabulous} If you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room, you'll be in business! {wink} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}
    http://www.tipjunkie.com/post/how-to-add-a-craft-room-project-on-tip-junkie/

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  25. Hi loving the Challenge 52. Just adding everyone to my blog roll.
    Adore the shade.....going to be a long list of new stitches to try I think x

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  26. That lampshade is ADORABLE - so fun and just screams SPRING!

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  27. That is darling! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/04/make-it-pretty-monday-week-96.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  28. I love the lampshade how did you attach the rosettes?

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  29. C est magnifique et ca me donne une idee
    J ai une lampe de bureau rouge que j allume pour travailler le soir
    Je vais faire des petites rosettes assez semblables avec du coton naturel fin et je vais garnir cette lampe
    Longtemps que je cherchais comment la rendre jolie et voici la solution
    Un grand merci pour cette bonne idee

    Sylvian1e

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    1. You are welcome! I am glad this sparked an idea for you and I hope you will come back here and let me know when your lampshades are finished and show them to us! ~Kelly

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  30. Think this would count as yarn bombing :)? :D :D :D

    ~Carrie

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  31. Is there a particular pattern you used for the rosettes? I just love your lamp and would like to do one too.

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  32. Thank you, Anne. This is the question & answer I was looking for :)

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  33. This has got to be the prettiest, yummiest lamp shade I've ever seen. Came across your project on TipJunkie and from the thumbnail, thought at first it was some sort of rainbow cake! :-)

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  34. Your lamp makes me smile. Do you have a pattern for the rosettes? Mary

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  35. I love this lampshade. I actually need new lampshades though I'd do plain colours because husband would not like such a colourful one. I'd do this for my lamp in the spare room which I intend to make into a craft room and want it girly, colourful and all the rest just like me lol. Second childhood is my excuse.

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