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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Alice In Wonderland - Its Always Time for Tea!

Oooo gosh... I'm late... I'm late is just one of the many phrases and sayings that has inspired my passion for all things Alice In Wonderland.

As a Child it is something I remember reading fondly along with The Hobbit and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe! I was forever being told off for daydreaming and not concentrating on the lesson in hand! But you see I have always had a creative mind, always taking me off to magical places and a dreamworlds where anythings possible.

My passion of all things magical continued into adult hood where my thirst and need to be creative just grew and grew. I love the storybooks of yester year and loved reading to my son when he was a child. Reading to my son every night was the most favorite part of the day, as was it his... my son being a child with dyslexia and having a book read on a daily basis was a great help to his academic development.

So with such a long love affair with the magical story telling and imagery around, it was only going to be a matter of time that I would create Alice inspired fully felted creations.

Time for TEA is probably my most favorite saying out of all the Alice phrases, I think mainly because I am a tea-aholic! There Iv'e said it and also coming from a very long line of Welsh ancestors... tea was always what solved every problem, every thirst and every celebration. There would always be a pot of tea on at my Grandma's and Great Grandma's house and it was always served from a pot and in china tea cups. Some would say that its a very British thing, for me its always been a very Welsh thing!

So inspired by this magical book and all her characters, I have created my own nod to Alice, I hope that she and her author would be proud of these interpretations... and so now there's only one thing left to do!

Lets fill the pot!




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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Business. It’s all about keeping it social!


Well hello lovely makers, creators and all round lovely people! I thought I’d take a few minutes of your time (thank you for reading this, btw!) to sing my praises in favour of social media, and how I use it in my business.



There’s no escaping how popular the likes of Facebook and Twitter have become, and as you know, I have fully embraced both platforms with open arms.  Social media gives me a chance to get closer to my customers and other like-minded felt fans.  We can share ideas, images and new designs as well as using the Facebook page and Twitter feed to tell you all about my courses and any press coverage that I’m fortunate enough to secure.   



I also love hearing from you and seeing the results of your felting after you’ve been on one of my courses or made with one of my kits – and social media makes this all so very easy and instant – would you send me a picture of your endeavours if you have to have it developed and copied and then post it the old fashioned way?



I really can’t imagine running a business without social media now, and I’d like to thank you all for taking the time to visit my Facebook page and for following me on Twitter.



Have a great day! 




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Friday, 11 July 2014

Its a Teddy Bears Picnic with Guest Star Lily the Lamb...

Hello and a very happy Friday to all you lovely makers,creators and well all round lovely people!Today we bring you fun and frolics at the Teddy Bears picnic of the year. Hosted by Bear grace created by Burman Bears and special guest of honour Tigerlily Makes very own Lily Lamb!

What a flurry of activity the Handmade Boutique was on Tuesday, with preparations for the event of the year... the Burman Bears annual Teddy Bears picnic! Well this picnic was to be like no other picnic, as it was to play host to one very special guests Lily Lamb and  Grandma Lily Lamb!

Well what a day, Lily and Grandma Lily had, so many new bears to meet it was such the social event with laughter, fun, games and plenty of food to be had. Lily had fun with all the bears, but she was particularly taken with one or two special characters! Bear Grace was in so much adoration of Lily that she scooped her up and hugged her dearly.

With the first introductions successfully underway it was time to mingle and mingle they did, with all the bears and Lambs keen to chat and play games.



Well one of many great introductions was Lily Lamb and Bloo the Elephant, this pair really hit it off and as Lily said "Oh Bloo don't be blue I will be your friend" and so it was!


After much fun, it was time to leave and what better way to say goodbye to your wonderful hosts than with a friendly kiss to seal the friendship! Come back soon for more picnic stories! 



All bear designs Copyright Angela Burman Burman Bears all design rights reserved. Lily Lamb Copyright Lisa Marie Olson Tigerlily Makes all design rights reserved.

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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Lily Lamb's Debut into the Handmade Boutique...

A wonderfully warm welcome to you all to the latest little piece of all things fully felted!

Today I wanted to introduce to you some new Lily Lamb designs and get your thoughts on this new look and new direction!

Well as you all know, from the very beginning, Lily Lamb has been the driving force behind Tigerlily Makes... she is a much loved and adored character and has many guises and duties that she performs in her right Royal role as a fully felted princess!

She has been on holidays; has traveled afar and quite often you will see her visiting her ancestors at places like Buckingham Palace and Chatsworth House!

With all the good work she does, I feel it only fair to reward her with her very own special range of must haves and things you can't live without lines!

Hope you like them as much as Lily does. Currently available at the Handmade Boutique

Fridge Magnet & Mirror Collection

Lily Lamb Handbag Mirror

Princess Lily Handbag Mirror

Rosalily Handbag Mirror

Reverse of Land Gal Lily Key-ring

Front of Land Gal Lily Key-ring

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