Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Eggstraordninary Easter!

Wishing you all a very, very happy Easter. Put your feet up, drink tea, grab yourself some eggstraordinary eggs & egg cosies and indulge in some wonderful R & R.

So with the "Bella Blossom Slippers", the "Very Properly Done Egg Cosies and copious amounts of tea, we all here at Tigerlily Makes hope you have everything for a warm, woolly, cosy and fully felted Easter break.

Handmade buttons by Skye German at Button It.
In  the meantime keeeeeeeep felting!

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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Super feltastic slippertastic course is on today!!

Hi lovely makers, creators and all round lovely people, today I am running the feltastic felt slipper course at Hobbycraft Tamworth.  I am so excited about this course as its one of my favourites and also because its butterfly week at Hobbycraft Tamworth.  Hobbycraft Tamworth have been running a fundraising event all week and today there are lots of activities going on.

Do pop in and say hi and if you want to take a sneak peek around the craft studio door and take a look at what a Tigerlily Makes course looks like, then just for today you will be very welcome. Normally on a course day we would normally squirrel ourselves away in blissful feltiness in our own little world... but for today to help the charity we don't mind if you take a quick look.

But for now keeeeeeeeeeeep felting :)
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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Final demo day at Hobbycraft Tamworth

Good morning peeps, just a quick note to say that I will be at Hobbycraft Tamworth today for the final demo day. 1-4pm

All week Hobbycraft has been running its butterfly event week, to help raise money for children's hospices.

Come see free demos about the big shot machine, all things felty and how you can put your felt through the machine.

But for now keeeeeeep felting!


Wednesday, 27 March 2013

More beautiful samples at Hobbycraft Tamworths Butterfly week

Hello lovely peeps,  just a quick follow on from yesterdays post to share some more lovely makes with you from our fund raising week of events at Hobbycraft Tamworth.

All demonstrations are free and all donations will go to our local Children's Hospice Acorns.

So do pop in today to chat with the designers and see the demonstrations, I will be there 1pm-4pm.

But for now happy crafting!



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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Butterfly Week at Hobbycraft Tamworth Raising Money for Childrens Hospices


Hi peeps, just a quick one today to let you know that all this week Hobbycraft are raising money to help Children's hospices throughout the UK.  Hobbycraft Tamworth is supporting Acorns and have organised a run of demonstrations from talented local designers on a wide range of crafts during the week.

I have been there today and will be there Wednesday and Thursday 1pm-4pm demonstrating die cutting with the big shot and needle felting.

Here's just a taster of what we've been up to this week.





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Monday, 25 March 2013

Visit the Stampin Delight Blog and be inspired by the Stampin Senorita!

Hi peeps, well as you all know, I love all sorts of crafts but have a particular love of textiles and paper crafts!

So I had to share this fabulous blog with you all about crafting with the Stampin Up Demonstrator and Stampin Senorita Louise Sims.

I absolutely love "Stampin UP" and before you ask its not all about stamping... oh no kits a whole lot more, it provides, die cutters, embossers, designer papers, designer fabrics, buttons, ribbons, trim, brads, lace and a whole host of products with continued support and many inspiration stampin up blogs you will be inundated with ideas and inspirations from home d├ęcor, handmade cards, gifts and so much more.

Pay Louise a visit and I promise you won't be disappointed!

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Its competition time with a chance to WIN Daisy Doodles Bag Kit

Hello lovely peeps, well in celebration of the launch of our new felt making kits... drum roll please! we are launching a competition to WIN one of these brand new kits for yourself, to try at home or give as a gift.

The kit that is up for grabs is our much coveted and loved Daisy Doodles Felt Bag Making Kit. This kit was most popular at our recent trade show preview and now it could be yours.

Here's what you have to do to win:
  • Leave a comment here on the blog post
  • Become a follower on our blog
  • Visit the facebook page like and share 
That's it, that's all you have to do and the winner will be announced a week today Tuesday 26th March. The winner will be picked at random using random org list randomiser.

And finally!! here is the finished bag that you can make with the kit.

But for now keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep felting!

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Monday, 18 March 2013

Princess Lily At The V & A Museum


Wonderfully warm and woolly welcomes to you all today. 
 
Today I am going to share a visit that my wonderfully warm royally appointed parents over at Tigerlily Makes took me on last year to the V & A museum.

Where do I begin? There's so much to say about the V & A, so much history set within one of the most beautiful buildings in the whole of London.

Firstly I should say that the museum is BIG and has several overwhelmingly interesting historical departments, so much so that you will really need to spend the whole day there if not a couple if you can spare it.

Even the staircases are set with beautifully preserved woodwork and amazingly designed floor tiles, mosaics and the like. Not to mention the ceilings, light fittings and architecture - not only in the restaurant but the whole building throughout.

Pictured are just some of the desgin features of the V & A from the Museum rooms themselves to floor tiling and the decandance of the light fittings in the tea rooms.


 
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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Introducing Dilly's Daffs a Daffodil Handmade Cushion

Hello lovely makers creators and all round lovely people, today I am introducing one of my brand new ranges. Handmade cushions made from the finest wool felt fabric!

Introdcucing Dilly's Daffs a Daffoldil handmade cushion, part of the Dilly's Daffs a Daff range of designs and kits exclusive to Tigerlily Makes. This handmade felt cushion with felt and fabric applique daffodil, is inspired by the beautiful Daffodil Gardens at the National Trust.

Daffodils have been a huge part of our family for many generations and I just simply couldn't wait to to impliment them into my designs.

This handmade cushion is just one in a range of daffodil designs in the Tigerlily Makes family, including the much anticipated Dilly's Daffodil's a Daff felt-making kit, which will make its debut later this year.

So really there's nothing more to tell you about this range, except to leave you with the design itself.
But for now keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep felting!
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Friday, 15 March 2013

Lily Takes Tea Fit For A Royal At Packwood House

Good morning and a very happy Friday morning to you all, today Lily takes a "Right Royal" cuppa at Packwood House!

Packwood House was originally 16th-century, yet its interiors were extensively restored between the First and Second world wars by Graham Baron Ash to create a fascinating 20th-century evocation of domestic Tudor architecture. Through its long history the house adopted many styles and features depending on the owner, but has now been restored to its original intent or as closely as would allow.

Packwood House contains a fine collection of 16th-Century textiles and furniture, and the gardens have renowned herbaceous borders and a famous collection of yews.

Packwood also houses one of the most prestigious fine china tea cups & saucer collections rumoured to have been commissioned for one very important lady who just may have been royal - we will let you decide from the pictures!

We are members of the National Trust and get an enormous amount out of our membership. Quite often we take the guided tours and we find this to be so valuable in learning much more about the history behind these great historic houses.

NB Please note that some National Trust properties don't allow you to take photographs inside the house so please always ask permission first.  Many will allow it provided you don't use a flash. I had asked and been given permission to take the internal shot featured here.




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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Button's Buttons and more buttons...

Hello lovely peeps, well this morning I thought we would talk buttons, we have a gorgeous range of large and jumbo buttons to adorn any craft project or handknitted to wear items. They are a great statement accessory, so we though we would show one very quick and easy make with our large dotty buttons a quick and easy button brooch!

Enjoy and happy crafting!


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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

How to make felt video tutorial

Hello again peeps, I often get all kinds of responses when I tell people what I do  such as felting! like you mean on a roof? Oh you mean fuzzy felts? or oh yes I have done felting when you boil wool jumpers in the washing machine!!

Well actually although I have by accident shrunk my husbands jumpers on a hot wash! Its actually none of the above.

Both wet and dry felting is done through a process of aggitation of the wool fibres, but wet felting is acheived by not only agitation of the wool but with soap and water.  So I thought I would put a little video tutorial together for those of you who haven't come accross felting before to show you how its done.

Hope you enjoy and keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep felting!

Thank you for taking the time to visit Tigerlily Makes The Felt-making Blog Lisa X Thank you for taking the time to visit Tigerlily Makes The Felt-making Blog Lisa X All content and design work, including text, photos, etc are © copyright 2013 Lisa Marie Olson owner of Tigerlily Makes (unless otherwise stated and named whereby copyright resides with said named person)and cannot be copied without prior permission from the copyright owner. www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Hydsville Tower School Workshop cont...

Goood morning lovely makers creators and all round lovely people, today I thought I would share some more of the amazing works by year 8 pupils at Hydsville Tower School, Hydsville is based in Walsall and is a privately run school which means that this particular school invest heavily in each pupils growth and development.

Their committment to their pupils means that that often use outside resources like mine to give their pupils a varied and enriching programme.

This is the 3rd felt making day I have been asked to run here and there are more scheduled for later in the year.

The pupils are a delight to teach and what I love about teaching any child is the fact that they don't overthink the process they just go with it and produce the most amazing results, but don't take my word for it, see from the examples below.



But for now keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep felting!
Thank you for taking the time to visit Tigerlily Makes The Felt-making Blog Lisa X Thank you for taking the time to visit Tigerlily Makes The Felt-making Blog Lisa X All content and design work, including text, photos, etc are © copyright 2013 Lisa Marie Olson owner of Tigerlily Makes (unless otherwise stated and named whereby copyright resides with said named person)and cannot be copied without prior permission from the copyright owner. www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Kit of the Week! Tilly Littles Flower Heart Kit

Hello lovely makers and creators, well I wanted to share with you one of our feltastic complete needle felting kits, which is our kit of the week this week! Tilly Little's Flower Heart Kit... its had an upgrade to make 3 - 6 hearts in 3 different colours, complete with 3 sets of ribbon, brooch backs, foam punching pad, needles and full colour step by step phtographic brochure.

This is a great kit to get your started and makes a lovely gift as it comes in a beautiful buff re-usable box.

But don't take our word for it, check it out for yourself and make something truly wonderful and handmade by you.
 


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Monday, 11 March 2013

Newsletter Subscription & New Look Facebook

Hello lovely makers, creators and all round lovely people! today is just a quick short post to let you know 2 things firstly our latest newsletter has landed NEwsletter subscription - http://eepurl.com/wAMN5 and you can subsribe to it on the Tigerlily Makes Homepage and secondly about our new facebook timeline look!

 
 
 
Our new timeline has been given a make over to reflect the spirit of our new fresh spring/summer designs that will easily lift you out and through many winters to come!  My new time line pics have been created by the talented Angie Spurgeon who is behind Artwork By Angie

But for now!! Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep Felting!

Thank you for taking the time to visit Tigerlily Makes The Felt-making Blog Lisa X Thank you for taking the time to visit Tigerlily Makes The Felt-making Blog Lisa X All content and design work, including text, photos, etc are © copyright 2013 Lisa Marie Olson owner of Tigerlily Makes (unless otherwise stated and named whereby copyright resides with said named person)and cannot be copied without prior permission from the copyright owner. www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Regalily's Very Properly Done Egg Cosy...

Happy Thursday everyone, well its a pretty wet Thursday here at Tigerlily Towers! so what do we feel like when it's like this? Well for me its a good old fashioned soft boiled egg and soldiers... yes I know I am little old for soldiers but I love them! There I've said it!!

So what could be more perfect than making your own egg cosy to keep your soft boiled eggs warm!

Today we introduce one of our newest kits the Regalily's Very Properly Done Egg Cosy (part of the Regalily Range) Complete Kit, This stunning kit makes not one but 4 egg cosies and comes complete with merino wool, re-usable plastic template, re-useable printed template, felting mat, netting and re-usable full colour step by step instructions. So everything you need to create your perfecctly styled breakfast table!

This kit will be availble in our online store in the next 2 weeks and you can pre-order yours now by emailing Lisa at info@tigerlilymakes.co.uk

But for now keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep felting!
Thank you for taking the time to visit Tigerlily Makes The Felt-making Blog Lisa X Thank you for taking the time to visit Tigerlily Makes The Felt-making Blog Lisa X All content and design work, including text, photos, etc are © copyright 2013 Lisa Marie Olson owner of Tigerlily Makes (unless otherwise stated and named whereby copyright resides with said named person)and cannot be copied without prior permission from the copyright owner. www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Hydsville Tower School Workshops... first peeps!

Hello, lovely peeps, just a quick post today as we are busy, busy, busy here at Tigerlily Towers! BUT! I just wanted to share some pictures that some of the Year 8 Pupils made on a recent school workshop I ran.  Year 8 Pupils are aged 12/13 and this was the 2nd workshop I ran for the school.

The pupils are a pleasure to teach and that is why I am returning for the 3rd time on Friday of this week.

Enjoy the wonderfully inspirational creations of Year 8!


Can you spot who this comedien is? this picture is of Miranda Hart and
 has been sent to her by the pupil who made her!

But for now keeeeeeeep felting!
Thank you for taking the time to visit Tigerlily Makes The Felt-making Blog Lisa X Thank you for taking the time to visit Tigerlily Makes The Felt-making Blog Lisa X All content and design work, including text, photos, etc are © copyright 2013 Lisa Marie Olson owner of Tigerlily Makes (unless otherwise stated and named whereby copyright resides with said named person)and cannot be copied without prior permission from the copyright owner. www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Newbie Felt Makers make their debut at Tigerlily Towers...

Goooooood Tuesday Morning lovely makers, creators and all round lovely people, well today I thought I would share some of the wonderful new makes from Saturdays Bag/Tea Cosy course at Tigerlily Towers.

It was a brilliant day we started at around 10.30 am with a nice cuppa to get us going, we talked through first stages with a biscuit or two! and before we knew where we were it was time for lunch! after a short break and refueling, we carried on into the afternoon where we drank more tea and ate lovely cake. By 4pm we were in final stages making handles for our bags. We laughed, chatted, learnt new skils and had lots of fun.

So really theres only one thing more left to do and thats share the lovely ladies makes with you... enjoy!

Ita's Lovely Bag Ita is a first Time Felt Maker
Edith's gorgeous Tea Cosy, Edith is also a First Time Felt Maker
Edith's day job is as a business consultant so very different from her crafty alter ego!
 

 
 Marisa's Gorgeous Spring Time Bag and Marisa is a First Time Felter too!
Liane's Bag, Liane has felted at home herself before coming on the course... but felt that the course would give her a more detailed understanding of what she has come to love. Liane and the ladies took inspiration from the felt bag designs that were on show to help inspire creations from the Tigerlily Makes Ranges.   Liane is a very crafty person and has her own double decker craft bus called SID, where she runs children's parties... I can see she may well have to add some felty fun the schedule.
 
And last but not least...
 
Francessca's Bag back View
Francessca's lovely clutch bag created in her favourite colour PURPLE Francessca wanted to add a little of the designer touch to her creation with an elegant no handle tuck under your arm clutch, Francessca chose this cute shape from a range of differently shaped templates on offer at our courses.
 
So with all these newbie designs to inspire you and give you an idea of the magic you can be making very soon, theres only one thing left to say... Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep felting!
 
Thank you for taking the time to visit Tigerlily Makes The Felt-making Blog Lisa X Thank you for taking the time to visit Tigerlily Makes The Felt-making Blog Lisa X All content and design work, including text, photos, etc are © copyright 2013 Lisa Marie Olson owner of Tigerlily Makes (unless otherwise stated and named whereby copyright resides with said named person)and cannot be copied without prior permission from the copyright owner. www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Monday, 4 March 2013

Tigerlily Makes Complete Starter Needle Felting Kit has arrived...

Happy Monday peeps, just thought I would start Monday off by sharing one of my brand new starter kits!... I am very excited about this kits as it's been over 12 months in the designing and producing, due to the very specially and exclusively designed foam punching pad.

The kit includes a high density flame resistant foam punching pad, with its specially designed and exclusive to Tigerlily Makes flower shaped integral needle holder. This flower shaped needle holder has been specially designed by Tigerlily Makes owner Lisa Marie Olson, the holder is made from a sponge that is slightly softer that the high density foam punching pad and makes ideal storage for your needles between needle changes and when not in use. The kit also comes complete with 4 needles 2 medium, 2 fine, single needle wooden handle lots of ethically sourced  wool, full project instructions and very useful ehtically sourced drawstring backpack to carry it all in.

So its all there to get you started on you on your needle felted journey and you can buy yours now at Tigerlily Makes


Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep felting!

Thank you for taking the time to visit Tigerlily Makes The Felt-making Blog Lisa X Thank you for taking the time to visit Tigerlily Makes The Felt-making Blog Lisa X All content and design work, including text, photos, etc are © copyright 2013 Lisa Marie Olson owner of Tigerlily Makes (unless otherwise stated and named whereby copyright resides with said named person)and cannot be copied without prior permission from the copyright owner. www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes