Cot bumper I’ve already blogged my very first make when we moved to Rhydyfelin; it was a cot bumper for Dougie’s first visit. The seaside themed fabric seemed just right for his visits and a change from his jungle themed room at home. I had made up my mind that before he came for Christmas I would use more of the fabric to brighten up the room a little. Making curtains wasn’t an option as I still haven’t decided what to do about the quirky window. I do like it, it has a bit of character but it needs a little bit of thought. Inspired by my daughter, Bethan, making lampshades for their family room I decided to give that a go and to make some bunting in the seaside fabric and some co-ordinating patterns as well. His Christening party bunting is up in his room at home so it felt right – and it’s an easy, speedy way to add a bit of colour. I found a drum lampshade kit in The Deco Shop in Machynlleth. You never know what you will find there and for all it’s so tiny I don’t think I have ever walked away empty handed. Making the lampshade was fiddly and I could have done with a third hand but it wasn’t difficult and I intend to do it again. Jeff suggested maps ….. watch this space.