So yesterday I spent all my snatched moments and then half my evening making a new lampshade. I have been thinking about this new style for a while now, and thought it would be perfect for summer, and as the sun has been out for the last few days, it all seems to have come together nicely.
The problem is that I don;t know what to call it – I am torn between two names, as the inspiration from the design has come from two places.
Firstly, since having children, I seem to spend rather a lot of time blowing bubbles. I usually keep at least one pot of bubbles in the bottom of the pushchair for emergencies, and we have hundreds of pots at home, an dpossibly a few in the car! I have to admit, it will be a rather sad day when the smallest one tells me he is too small big for bubbles. Can you get away with blowing bubbles just for grown-ups?!
The second place of inspiration is a great love of mine – pebbles. The best pebbles are to be found on the big long stretch of beach between Aberdovey and Tywyn. We try to get down there at least twice a year, and I always take a pebble home, much to my husbands dismay! Alternatively, if you are down south, the next best beach is at Littlehampton, by the fab restaurant that looks like a big dog poo (according to small daughter) – the East Beach Cafe – but it does serve the most wonderful food.
And so…. I thought I would leave it up to you to decide if this shade should be called ‘pebbles’ or ‘bubbles’. Take a look and let me know what you think….