I thought I had a BBQ to attend on July 4th (not the BBQ at my parent's house). I double checked the date and the BBQ was on Sunday, July 5th. Oopps but it ended up working out perfect. I had so many small details to finish at the new home and my mom and I got to do a project. I love projects!
I wish my mom had a blog so she could write about all the projects my sister and I have asked her help us with. A few times (or more), she has actually done the majority of the project and we watched. When Jenn and I were in college, my mom made 26 throw pillows one summer. You must start the semester with a stylish apartment, right? One year for Christmas Jenn and I had an idea to make homemade food gifts for our friends. We (kind of) helped and mostly watched as my mom made homemade jelly and homemade salsa and canned it. Jenn made labels and we wrapped the lids in fabric and ribbon. My mom was a home economics major in college and she can do anything!
As my dad watched the fireworks from the front porch on July 4th, my mom and I covered an old Pottery Barn lamp shade. I thought about purchasing a new shade but the one I had fit the lamp base perfectly. Originally when I purchased the shade, it had crystal beads hanging from the bottom. They started falling off. WHAT???
Lay the lamp shade on your paper. Slowly turn the shade and trace a pattern.
After you trace the lamp shade, add a 1 inch border to fold into the shade at the end.