Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Refurbished & Renovated furniture at its best...

A little something different today lovely felt folk and to continue my promise of sneak peeks into my new studio space!

I have to say that during the resurrection and rebuilding of our family home during the flood damage there has been one constant driving force with regards to the replacement furniture. My thanks have to go the The Vintage Emporium gals at Middleton Hall Courtyard Center, as to be quite honest I am not sure we would have found the enormously special and beautifully renovated unique pieces that we have now. Nothing was too much trouble, if pieces couldn't be found at the right sizes then TVE and their husbands would build it from scratch, they took the nightmare out of the nightmare and were there every step of the way making the process so much easier.
Beautifully renovated to specification this gorgeous 1930's wardrobe now in situ in my studio. 


Sneak peeks - The old desk removed from Middleton Hall and beautifully  renovated chair.

Somehow thank you doesn't seem enough! So if you are looking for something extra special that is lovingly restored, then The Vintage Emporium is your first stop!

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Monday, 4 May 2015

A place for everything and everything in its place...

Big cheery waves from the top of Tigerlily Towers today. Just a short post today to share with you some of the new display shelving in  the new look studio. As you know Tigerlily Towers suffered major flood damage last year and as such very little that wasn't damaged. It has been a long road back to recovery, though I have to say the results are stunning.


This shelving unit has been lovingly and beautifully restored by The Vintage Emporium gals at Middleton Hall Courtyard Center. 

I think everyone looks very at home in their new space.


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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Family Von Tweet & Mrs & Mrs Von Tweet have a new home!

A lovely warm welcome to this latest edition of the TM blog, calling from the top of Tigerlily Towers!

Today's post is to share with you a little bit of progress on how the flood damage is concluding and to share that our bird families finally have new homes to settle into.

Master Von Tweet is looking very proud of  the new play space he shares with his sister

Miss & Master Von Tweet are very excited to be re-joining surf school, something that has been put on hold during the evacuation of their home last year. 
Miss Von Tweet is simply itching to try out her new surf boards, happy times! 

The new studio space where our bird families new home is, is almost complete and I will be bringing more insights and sneak peeks very soon.

For now thought keeeeeeeep felting!

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Sneak Peek into Craft Stash Drawer


Welcome to the Tigerlily Makes blog, bringing you newsy news from the top of Tigerlily Towers!

Today's blog post is a sneak peek into my craft stash drawer and some of my most essential items! We all have those drawers that are full to bursting with our can't live without items... so today I thought I would give you a brief insight into mine.

So here is the first glimpse of the inside of my drawer, its a big central drawer as it forms part of a stunning desk saved from Middleton Hall in the midlands. it has two sets of 3 drawers either side of it and has been beautifully restored by the gals at The Vintage Emporium at Middleton Hall Courtyard Center

It houses my felting needles, my Stamping up Stamp Carving Kit, my favorite sewing threads, paper cutters, glues, glue sticks and so much more. 

This Gutterman Thread box is one of my favorite things as it houses so many of my favorite colours. 

So whats in your craft stash drawer? 

Take care for now and in the meantime keeeeeeeeeeeep felting!

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Welcome to the New Look blog...

Hello everyone,

a very warm welcome to you all. I shall keep this post really short as its just to say welcome to the new look blog. I hope that you will be as pleased as I am with it.

Its crisper, cleaner and easier to find your way around. From my perspective the new, crisp clean look will allow you to focus on what is the most important things which are the designs.

They say a picture paints a thousand words, so I shall leave you with my new look avatar and I will be back very soon with more newsy news from the top of Tigerlily Towers!




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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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