Yep. That's what you get at my house!
A few weeks ago my friend MT & I were at the thrift store and we spotted these...
Zippy bags full of crocheted circles! I'm sure there is a name for these but since I only know Granny Square and these aren't square, circles it is! I bought 2 bags just because my creative wheels were spinning! Oh the things I could do with these.
Not all of the circles were the same, they were multi-colored, multi-sized but just screaming for something wonderful to be made out of them! Who am I to ignore screaming yarn things? Well... I did ignore them for a while! Several weeks after I
had to have bought them, I finally knew just what they were going to morph into!
A little trip to Ikea for this rather boring, plain Jane ol' plastic lampshade... shh.... It was Big's choice to go to Ikea on 'date day' so I grudgingly (ha!) went along...
It comes flat and all you do is snap the two ends together, plunk in the metal bar that holds it on the lamp - in this case suspends it from the light kit and then you have a lamp shade. How boring is that? That's where the crochet circles come in!!
I dumped the circles out on the floor, trying to be random but pretty soon I noticed that I had separated all the circles into their own little color piles. Sigh. No random anything here in OCD land!
A very not so boring lampshade! It looks a lot better in person (honest!) and even the boys' think it is well.... 'interesting'!
How's that for some thrift store finds and a big night
out in at the Cupcake house?
I like it!