A lamp shade and a Koala

Before we left our house I grabbed a few projects that I’d like to find the time to do.  One is  to find some fabric  to recover a lamp shade to go with the pink lamp base I’d painted earlier this year.  The turquoise shade  developed a mysterious  large dent.  hmmmm….boys?

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I’ve brought a very cheap lamp shade from Bunnings, cut out a template from butchers paper, brought the adhesive spray, watched some YouTube videos and now I’m on the hunt for some suitable  fabric.

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I’ve seen some gorgeous lamp shades …..

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I have fallen in love with this owl lamp shade.  The website Little Treasures that I found this shade on is worth checking out.  They have several other designs and they’re all equally as lovely.

I’m still on the hunt for fabric that I like.  I have visited many different online fabric stores and came across one that has some brilliant fabrics.  It turns out the business is here in Brisbane.  It’s called Voodoo Rabbit and is on Stanley Street, East Brisbane.

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Acacia Racoons Canyon by Free Spirit

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A Ghastlie Night Mold Green by Alexander Henry

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A Ghastlie Gallery Smoke by Alexander Henry

I recently bought a chocolate-brown and  rather battered , plaster Koala from The Cottage Garden Nursery at East Brisbane.  I’ve left it at my parent’s house and my lovely mother has started to sand it down.  I’ve been perusing the spray can aisle at Bunnings for a colour.

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Any suggestions?

Love Lockets at Mt Coot-tha.

I went to Mt Coot-tha for work this morning. It is one of Brisbane’s prime lookouts . While standing admiring the view I noticed a lock secured to the railings.  It was engraved with an inscription.  Then I noticed quite a few of them, all engraved!!
Does anyone know anything about this ‘Love Lock’ phenomenom???

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When I got home from work this afternoon I had to find out more and found hundreds of photos on Google.

The following is courtesy of Wikipedia.

“Love padlocks (also known as love locks and, in Taiwan, wish locks) are a custom by which padlocks are affixed to a fence, gate, bridge or similar public fixture by sweethearts at an increasing number of locations around the world to symbolize their everlasting love”

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I love this idea!!!

Mr F and I will have to go to Bunnings this weekend I think and buy  ourselves a lock!