Friday, 15 January 2016

Detola and Geek lampshades are a lighting fantastic on Folksy

Yes I know this colour popping handmade lampshade of mine is quite bright & of the non-African print in naturel but it's warm. And I know it isn't Summer but it will inject colour into any room which needs some.

Not 1 but 3 of my "Detola and Geek" lamp shades got featured on Folksy's blog. If you haven't heard of them (mouth wide open), then you'd  better get on down there. 

Folksy is an online marketplace that sells "Modern British Craft" on behalf of UK-based handmade designers and makers. 

"A place to buy handmade gifts and crafts supplies and for British designers and  makers to sell their work" ~ Folksy

My candy striped retro lampshade made page 1. Yay!!!  You just need to scroll down ( to nearly the end) and 'oops there it is'  

If you go onto page 2, there are 2 more of mine - African wax print inspired . Double Yay!!!

Friday, 8 January 2016

Handmade Lampshades Book: First freebie of the year!

Are you like me, you enter a giveaway, do all that is required to possibly win and then forget about it the next minute. This is one of those instances!

I did that last month, totally gave it no other thought!

An then ...... I won!!! I won a copy. So "fantabulous" !!! :-)

Happy coincidence that it arrived, a few days ago, on the day I was so bugged down with the dreaded "lurgy"! Urghhh.

When you run your own business, it is  a continuous learning process. And I love it. Gotta keep the "grey matter" ticking so to speak.

Thanks Needcraft, I can't wait to jump right into this book. 

Keep your eyes peeled for some new designs y Detola and Geek coming out in 2016.

I make colourful African inspired lampshades, home décor & gifts. My designs are typically bold, geometric, retro & sometimes geeky too! I do work on custom orders using my fabrics or ones supplied by you to match your interiors. 

My shops & social media hook-ups are

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year 2016 from Detola & Geek!

Well Hello 2016, you've finally birthed!

(Image credit: @Nikisgrove on Instagram)

I must bag myself one of these colourful illustrations sometime this year! Right up my street!

Remember this year to be:

  • Fierce
  • Fabulous 
  • Just you!

Wishing everyone all the best for 2016 !!! Cheers :-)