I got extremely motivated today and decided to make a custom lampshade for the nursery. I also thought that if I got enough fabric, I could potentially make a matching valance for the window. I ventured to JoAnn Fabric's and found the perfect mix of pink, purple and green (not the pattern above but similar). I came home, made a pattern for the lampshade and went to cut the fabric. I quickly realized that you can't make a lampshade with striped fabric when the lampshade top is smaller than the bottom. Now I either have to find different fabric or a different lampshade.