Women’s Expo & A Lampshade Just in the ‘Nick of Time!

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

This weekend Kim and I are at the Utah Valley Women’s Expo letting women know about our new webshow here at theDIYdish.com! What a fun experience this has been to meet many, many wonderful fabulous women. Many viewers of our blog we have met for the first time and that has been so exciting for us!

We began setting up at the Expo on Thursday evening. We soon realized we needed some pop of color and something to display that was at a varying eye level length. This display called for a re-covered LAMPSHADE! We decided that we had shared with you in Episode 5 how easy lampshades were to recover, now we needed to REALLY put that claim to the test and do one just one hour before the show would start!

Off to TJ-Max we ran, and it doesn’t take us TOO long to find an amazing quilt shop. (Somehow our “cute-fabric-radar-signal” goes off and before you know it, we’re stepping into a brand-new quilt shop we had never known about before! LOL!)

Here’s a short clip so you can see how EASY this project was and  that, indeed,  this lamp can be made in just the ‘nick of time!

And here’s the final lampshade! Woo hoo! What do you think?

And look who flew in from Oregon… our most wonderful friend, Leigh Anne from YourHomebasedMom! She traveled here for her son’s graduation and was so nice to come by and visit us at the Expo. She even brought us these GORGEOUS, re-usable shopping bags that SHE MADE! Talk about shopping for groceries in style! :) Thank you Leigh Anne for the thoughtful gift and your genuine smile you brought that day!