Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Lampshade Making workshop by Detola and Geek

Here are some of the pictures from my last lampshade making workshop about 2 weeks ago at Hearts and Craft in Walkern Village, Hertfordshire

A couple of the lovely ladies I taught how to make lampshades at my last workshop. As you can see they really got stuck in! 

 One of  my students decided to add a bit of trim to jazz up her toadstool print lampshade

I think it's safe to see they were happy with their own professionally finished handmade lampshades. (someones camera-shy) 

Will be releasing more dates soon at 'Hearts and Craft' in Walkern, Hertfordshire as well as some other venues (possibly in London) in the very near future.

I also teach individual / 1-2-1s and lampshade making parties like an alternative hen night/ birthday celebration / gift for her etc. If you are interested in hosting a party where I come to you please message me at detola@detolaandgeek.com. The host / hostess will also get a 20% discount off their own charge /price.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentine' Day from Detola And Geek HQ

It's a Love Thang! That song by 'The Whispers' comes to mind. 

Detola and Geek x Valentines Love = Etsy Match

You can't go wrong heart emoticon Simples! 

The fashionable design of your home http://etsy.me/1F5s1wc
My love is like a red red rose... http://etsy.me/1ySDgon

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Day 2 Art Chain‬ challenge: Bull's Eye African Print Cushion

Day 2 of The ‪#‎ArtChain‬ challenge:
Culled from my Detola and Geek's Facebook page .....
Here is the first cushion I made which I call the Bulls Eye Circles African print fabric cushion.

Shortly after starting my lampshade making journey, I got a message from a potential Etsy customer asking if I made cushions. The fabric they wanted was the Bull's Eye African Print one. I was like yikes - I've never ever used a sewing machine before in my life. After calming myself down I started phoning around, frantically, to see if any of 
my friends could borrow me their sewing machine as well as give me a crash course in 'Sewing 101'. I found one nearly immediately & I replied the customer letting them know that I DO make cushions as well. That was my introduction to the world of sewing. Two borrowed sewing machines later, am the proud owner of a Janome 7025 
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I nominate my very talented friend Lee of 'By Candlelight 27' to share for 5 days 1 creation per day & nominate a different person each time. Off you go girl ......

Monday, 2 February 2015

Day 1 - Art Chain Challenge on Facebook

I forgot to share this amazing challenge that snowballed on Facebbok recently. I am still trying to track down the originator as it would be great to hear how they were inspired to start this

Culled from my Detola and Geek's Facebook page .....

Has anyone heard of Art Chain? I hadn't until I got nominated by my wonderful friend Susie, of Sewsannah who makes fab colourful purses!

So it goes a little something like this - I have to share a different handmade product I have made per day for 5 days and nominate 5 other designer/maker/crafters on each day.

Day 1 of the Art Chain Challenge:

My maiden share is the first batch of vibrant ‪African print lampshades I made. Didn't have a clue about the best way to photograph them. So I just tried to show off the shapes, colours & designs the best way I could (Also used to be known as Dezine Konnections Interior design wink emoticon)
I now nominate Lara of Allabouteveshop to share for 5 days 1 creation per day & nominate a different person each time. Off you go girl ......