Sunday, December 12, 2010


Merry Christmas to all !

I am putting up my Leg Lamp for you to see since it's the season for the movie, "The Christmas Story". I love that movie and watch it a lot at this time of year.
If you have seen the movie you know about the lamp. The father wins second place in a contest he enters and wins the lamp. He loves it, the wife doesn't and "accidentally" breaks it when she is watering flowers.
I love the lamp and made one in 1 inch scale. Giselle Sullivan made the leg for me, with a hole in the bottom for the wiring to go through. She was so helpful with getting the stocking on, Matte Modge Podge. The shade has a wooden frame I steam bent the pieces to the shape I wanted. The shade in the movie is large and I wanted the same shade so I couldn't use a ready made miniature. I mixed some dye I had to get the color of silk I wanted. The craziest part was the fringe, I twisted embroidery floss back onto itself a little at a time for each strand. Took forever, I am crazy, but I think it looks great. One day I will get around to making a Christmas scene with the lamp in the window just like the movie!!
TTYL Kris

7 comments:

  1. never seen the movie, but the lamp is really something!!! Love it hahaha
    I'm not so sure if I would be happy if my husband would bring such a lamp home ;-)

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  2. It does look great. It's good to be crazy so that it can be great :)

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  3. Sooooooooooo CUTE!!! and we love that movie too!

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  4. "I'm not so sure if I would be happy if my husband would bring such a lamp home ;-)"

    But - it's a MAJOR AWARD!!

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  5. Hi Kris, Your lamp looks great. I was wondering how you made the stocking and what you used for it.

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful lamp and the story.

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