Tuesday, August 31, 2010

i 'heart' my new display board

when i first saw this tutorial over at one red robin i just knew i had to make one for myself. and now that i have a space to display it in i had no excuses not to make it. this will just be so pretty on the wall of Lilly cottage and friends and it will inspire me to make a few more bag charms or brooches to hang on it.
this started life as a very cheap pine picture frame with no glass. i painted it up ready to be transformed into a brooch display board. i popped a bit of lace under the frame to hide the staples. the lighting isn't that great but it really is the sweetest little thing and compliments my handmade pretties so well.
last Sunday was a wonderful start to our new venture with lots of pretties finding new homes and each of us heading home to create more items to fill in gaps in the shop. i had a day of relief teaching today which was absolutely wonderful but of course that has meant 1 day less of creating. the beauty of this cottage is that there are 3 of us contributing which means that if one person is having a slow week the other two are sure to be creating something so the shop will never look empty. i worked on my stitchery last night but am not sure how to display it... might need some help with that one. i will post about it as soon as i get a chance.
best be off and make some dinner before the children eat their own arms.


  1. Congratulations on your great new adventure! I've missed all the excitement of you getting to do what makes you really happy(I've been too overworked to blog or read blogs - but you'd understand that feeling!), so it's lovely to see your beautiful cottage. Your display board looks delightful too.

  2. woo hoo!!! I am glad the first day was successful! Your display board is gorgeous!

  3. Hi Rosey,
    Glad to hear you had a fabulous day on Sunday!
    Way to go, great way to display your small handmade goodies*
    Happy creating,

  4. That looks very cute1 I made a memory board awhile back and it looks abit like that... I made lots of mistakes,Yours looks great! but I hang all my bloggy friend cards and goodies on it1
    How at home you must be with your own crafty space!

  5. I love it ! You deserve all the exciting things that I know are coming your way !

  6. Congratulations on a successful first day, you deserve it. Must be so satisfying to see all your hard work being so appreciated and loved. Well done!
    I love your display board, I was only wondering the other day what I could do with a couple of old frames I had, thanks for the idea.

  7. Your display board is SUPER cute! I'm glad things are going so well for you! And I absolutely adore that little mushroom! Complete and Utter CUTENESS!