Friday, January 29, 2010

By accident

At school at Christmas we have this wonderful thing called "Secret Santa." Yes, I know I'm backtracking, just stick with me!

So, a couple of years ago, I drew my friend's name. I knew just what I would get her for one of her "final" gifts. (See, we get little gifts for the first 4 days, you know, surprise them a little each day, make them smile, and then the last day when we have our staff breakfast, we give the "Big" gift, the gift that makes it all worth while.)

Anyway, she is a reading aide, so I knew she would use this item I was going to make her when she gave tests, etc.

Now, this one I will show you, is not the one I made her, this is the one I made for myself....which started the whole thing.

You see, teachers talk, and some of them liked what I made my friend, so they started placing their orders, for themselves, and for friends.

This is my dilemma. I LIKE making these, I like it ALOT. I am thinking about creating an Etsy store to sell these and cute boxes, etc. This is where I need your input.

This is the top of my clipboard with all the CUTE ribbons that make me swoon when I pass them in the aisle at Hobby Lobby.
This is the back.

And this is the front.
My daughter is constantly asking me, "Mom, why did you put an i on the front of your board? Your name starts with an "L". I know dearest, it's a lowercase L." It's what I had, deal with it.
Anyway, all the boards I've made so far are custom. So, what do you think. I'm on the fence and need some feedback. I know there are a lot of people on Etsy that sell clipboards. Should I be one of them?
Help out a soul just searching.....


  1. That is too cute...I really like the textures and colors you used. I say go for it on Etsy! You never know what might happen. There are a lot of people who really like the vintage look (myself included!). I never would have thought of jazzing up a clipboard like that!

  2. Oooooo. . . . LOVE this. So cute-now what can I use a clipboard for?? :) How much are they, can I ask?? My future sister in law is going to be a teacher and this would be a really cute gift!! You're so crafty!! Someday I hope to find the time to be more crafty (I don't even have kids yet-maybe this is a lofty goal for me?) :)

    Jess B


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