Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Lily Lamb & Plans for 2015

Well hello and a lovely warm and cosy welcome this December edition of the Tigerlily Makes blog. I thought I might share with you  plans for moving forward into 2015 and the decisions behind the directions we are headed.

With 2014 nearly behind us I can tell you that is has been one of my most difficult years to date, both personally and professionally. I have had to work tirelessly and constantly both in balancing my personal and professional life, to maintain the standard everyone loves and knows about Tigerlily Makes designs.

I fell in love with felting several years ago now, having come from a needle work and textile arts background at the age of 13, textiles have always been my first love.

I had aimed to make felting my living, but in actual fact a small needle felted lamb called Lily has really paved the way for a much bigger and unique concept in the design process. Lily Lamb's initial role was to become the official Tigerlily Makes mascot and branding.  Little did I know then how much she would naturally grow and develop into what she is today... a much loved character with many guises, fitting perfectly into a wider product range.

So it makes perfect sense to me to be lead by where Lily is destined to be, in early 2015 I will be leaving the Handmade Boutique's to focus on Lily the Lamb, her very own website currently up and running... as well as growing and developing her product range.  I will slowly be winding Tigerlily Makes up and focus on Lily Lamb.

I will be starting the new year, by writing and developing the very first 2 short picture story books in a series of books. The books will aim to appeal to both parents and children containing fun characters but leaning towards problem solving situations and life lessons.

I have already begun to source and work with some manufacturers on developing and marketing the range further and will be meeting with some of the UK's biggest manufactures in early 2015. Whilst I focus on building this range I hope to offer a smaller personalised Lily Lamb range online whilst Lily is charming her way through the UK.

So I guess the key is to learn to adapt and change with the demands of the market place. So watch this space and we will keep you posted.

But for now keeeeeeep lambing!







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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Christmas Gift Idea's

A very warm welcome to this autumnal November post. Now that Halloween is firmly behind us and Bonfire night is almost done... then we can turn to Christmas... yes I did say Christmas!

With not many weeks left until now until the biggest day of the year, we at Tigerlily Towers thought you might like a few gift ideas to help you along the way. There's pretty much something for everyone either in our online store or in one of our stockists.

So lets get straight to it.




The Lily Lamb Coluring & Activity Book Is a great one for keep the children entertained this festive season


Alice in Wonderland Inspired Wall art and room Decor Available only at the Handmade Boutique Sutton 

Gorgeous Card Packs and Gift Wrap only at the Handmade Boutique Sutton & Birmingham

Christmas Buttons & Coasters only available at Handmade Boutique Sutton 
This is just a taster of what is on offer from Tigerlily Makes this year and so I will be back soon with more Christmas ideas. 

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Lily Lamb Colouring & Activity Books have arrived...

Well I am quite literally squeeling with excitement and dancing like no one is watching over my latest creations!

Introducing the 24 page Lily Lamb colouring and activity book, beautiful outline drawings of my beloved Lily and Louis Lambs in their various guises. This colouring book is A4 in size and is designed to be slightly educational in its approach.

The first two pages will give you a colouring guide for all the Lily's and Louis's featured in the book, this will help children identify different colours and make decisions about their own colour choices. Pages 4 to 19 have a combination of single Lily or Louis Lambs with fun sayins such as, Lily Lamb says "Its fun to bake" as she stands proud waiting for you to colour in her bakers apron. Page 19 gives you a balnk page to draw your favorite Lily or Louis Lamb, page 20 is all about counting each different Louis and Lily lamb. Pages 21 & 22 will help with learning the lamb names with the Lambs themselves. Page 23 is a fun maze which will help Princess Lily Lamb find her way through the maze and back to the castle.

The final page is a fun educational story page, where you can fill in the blanks to complete the story.

Well enough of of all that, I guess I had better show you what all the fuss is about! LOL

Happy colouring!





 
 


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Monday, 13 October 2014

Handmade Felt Christmas Pudding Cards

Hello again and continuing on the dreaded C word theme, my felted Christmas pudding cards are making a return again this year. I just love making these, I am not sure why they are so popular... but each year customers ask for them. Is it the something very shiny that comes with each pudding or the very berry, berries that top the pudding or maybe just the whole thing. Who knows but, but people want them and who am I to argue.

These are currently in production as we speak and will be in our boutiques from October.

For now though hope you are having a pudding of a time in the run up t the festive season!


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Monday, 22 September 2014

Very Berry & Very Festive Christmas card...

A very warm and happy welcome to the latest festive edition of the TM blog from the top of the tower!

Well folk as with the pudding wrap the Christmas card selection is making a come back, we can;t get enough of these high quality 6 x 6 Christmas card designs! As with the wrap these lovely trio of cards has been designed and produce right here in the UK. So please support local designer/makers and buy not only local but British too.

This fun trio will be available from October and can be purchased as single card or a pack.

For now I will leave you a peep and the range!




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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Gift wrap will get Christmas all wrapped up!

Hello and a very warm and fully felted welcome to the latest edition of the TM blog from the top of Tigerlily Towers!

Well its back by popular demand our excellent quality gift wrap sheets are making a return to the Handmade Boutiques this Christmas. They will be sold in multi packs of 10 Sheets to make your wrapping go that bit further and will be in our Sutton, Birmngham and Solihull Christmas Shop. So keep your eyes peeled for those. Wrap will be available from October.

Team the wrap up with a simple bit of twine and you have the perfect look. All of Tigerlily Makes products including the gift wrap and cards ranges are designed and produced right here in the UK. So please support your local designers by buying British.

For now thought I will leave to wrap to your hearts content!


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Friday, 12 September 2014

Christmas Puddings! And the marathon begins!

Well can you believe it lovely felt folks! its that time of year again when the kidywinkles go back to school and our attentions turn to one of the most frantic and busy times of the year!

Well once again I am making needle felted Christmas Pudding Tree Decorations! YES I am and have been for a few weeks now! The first batch almost done and starting the next batch!  They will be available from the beginning of October. I am only making a limited run this year, so be sure to get yours whilst you can!

Christmas for us designers, is one of the most busiest times of the year! Whilst I love Christmas I am always grateful to sit down with my family to share Christmas lunch, my feet quite literally won't touch the ground from now until Christmas day! With School workshops to deliver, 2 felting workshops at our Sutton Boutique, stockists to stock, new designs to launch and so much more, the next few months will quite literally fly by!

Sometimes I feel like the Snowman flying high above it it all whilst it quite literally passes me by! Lol! However when I see the joy on peoples faces as they learn a new skill or take home something truly special it makes it all worth while.

So for now I will give you the first sneak peek of Lily's Pudds a Pudding Tree Decoration!

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Lily Lamb Notebooks have landed with much aplomb at the Handmade Boutique

Gosh well where O where does the time go... I realise that much time has passed since my last post!

However in my defense I have been rather busy building the Lily Lamb range and have launched the first few products at both the Birmingham & Sutton branches of the Handmade Boutique.

So I thought I would give you all a sneak peak at the first in the notebook series. There are more designs to come as well as a stunning colouring and activity book.

Hope you like and have a great day!



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Thursday, 7 August 2014

The handmade Boutique Opens its 2nd Store in Gracechurch Shopping Centre

Well hello and a very warm welcome to you all on yet another fully felted blog!

Well exciting news... drum role please! Handmade Boutique opens its 2nd boutique in the heart of the Gracechurch Shopping Centre in the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield!

Tigerlily Makes has been invited to join the boutiques 2nd store to accompany its flagship store in The Great Western Arcade in Birmingham. The boutique will house some of the finest designer/handmade products in the whole of the midlands, with many of us based in the heart of Sutton Coldifeld.

There will be a workshop area, where there will be a lovely selection of workshops on offer, enabling people to come and learn how to make some of the designer projects that are made and sold in the store.

But for now I shall leave yo with just a few of the Tigerlily Makes designs that will be heading over to Sutton.






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Monday, 21 July 2014

New Spiro Bound Notebooks coming soon...

Well folks its that time again for another fully felted addition to Tigerlily Makes!

Well we have chatted a few times now about my much loved and cherished Lily Lamb! So I hope you don't mind if we chat again about her!

Lily Lamb started out in life as a needle felted undressed lamb, which formed the basis of the Lily Lamb mascot an undressed image produced for my website with a little flower in her hair. She has grown and developed along the way and I have watched her blossom into the wonderful young lady that she is now!

Lily has not been on this journey on her own though I might add, oh no she has had much support and guidance from the shinning light in her life " Grandma Lily" together they have faced challenges and overcome them. Lily Loves her grandma so much that she is always hugging her, for after all that is what grandma's are for!

So what better way to say thank you to Grandma Lily than to share the front cover of a notebook with her!

Lily Lamb & Grandma Lily - Part of the Lily Lamb Family

The Original Undressed Lily Lamb, given as a treasure hunt prize for Tigerlily Makes 1st Birthday

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