Today I am not going to rave about what I am currently creating or planning on doing – rather I am going to share an inspirational tale of two lovely ladies who are following their crafting dreams – ‘A shop of ones own’.
This is the story of Linda and Laura of Lilly Cottage – who by the way hate their photo being taken so I have had to be very creative to show you their photos.
Lilly Cottage is a quaint little cottage store situated at ‘Old Petrie Town’, Kurwongbah, 35 kms north of Brisbane. Linda and Laura have had the shop for 18 months but their crafting journey started long before that. Both ladies have been selling their wares for many years at local markets and then through rented space at another store before embarking on this business venture together.
Linda & Laura manage the juggling act of raising a family and running a business with the help of their mums. Together these 4 women produce 60% of the beautiful wares sold at Lilly Cottage. They are so multi talented that they produce wares that are painted, sewn, embroidered, beaded, embellished, knitted, crocheted, collage, jewellery and pretty much anything they put their mind to. If that doesn’t keep this duo busy enough they also hold special events, tea parties and bubbly breakfasts – ooh I like the sound of that one!!!!.
Linda said “We are living our dream – we both took a very long, windy and bumpy road to get here, but we arrived and now have unpacked our luggage and we aren’t packing up again anytime soon, like ever”.
These ladies have dared to follow their crafting dream and couldn’t be happier. There is so much more I could tell you about this pair of very talented artisans but I will save that for another day. I hope like me, you are inspired by their story. If ever you are up their way remember to pop in and visit them at Lilly cottage. For everyone else we will have to be content with visiting their blog and eBay store:
Linda and Laura’s Blog:
And their eBay store:
Thank you Linda and Laura for being an inspiration to crafters everywhere who dare to dream.