Friday, 31 May 2013

A journey into a wonderful treasure trove of vintage lovelies and designer handmade goods...

Hi everyone, just a quick post as we prepare for our jollies, just wanted to share this fabulous boutique with you... I will just let the video blog speak for itself.




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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Courses, courses and more courses...

Just a quick one today lovely makers, creators and all round lovely people, just thought I would let the video blog speak for all our lovely courses on offer at Tigerlily Towers.



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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Regalily Puttin on the Ritz kits goes down a storm AGAIN!

Hello and a very, very warm, woolly and fully felted welcome aboard the "Wool Train" as we take a ride on the latest felty journey.

Today I wanted to share a quick video blog about one of our most popular kits.  What ever show we do and we are just back from a 2 day show, this kit always attracts a lot of attention and always goes home with new owners ready to be fully felted!

So we thought you might like to know what all the fuss is about!

But for now.... keeeeeeeeeeeeep 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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Tilly Littles Flower Heart - Needle Felted Heart

Hello lovely makers creators and all round lovely people, just a little extra video blog today about the wonderful world of needle felting kits.

Hope you enjoy!



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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

The Regalily Very Properly Done Egg Cosy Kit!

Hello and a very warm, woolly and fully felted welcome to our latest blog post. Today I thought I would share a little introduction to one of our most popular kits, the Regalily's Very Properly Done Egg Cosy kit. This is such a fun kit and a great way to get into felt making.

So take a little look at this video blog to find out all the info you need about this kit, what it contains and what you can make with the kit.

But for now keeeeeeeeep 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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Staffordshire Days Out - The Shugborough Estate



There are many beautiful  places to visit and sights to see in Staffordshire, and the Shugborough Estate situated just 4 miles from Stafford offers a wonderful day out, whatever your age! 
 
 

It was a very warm and sunny Bank Holiday Monday when we paid a visit to the Shugborough Estate.  The queue to get in snaked out of the main entrance building and along the side of the road, but thankfully, given that we are National Trust members (the property is jointly owned by the NT and Staffordshire County Council) our membership cards were checked as we queued and we were granted a speedy entrance via a side gate. 

Wandering through the estate grounds with the sun beaming high in the sky was an absolute delight.  Despite the crowded car park and queue to get in, it didn’t actually seem that crowded.  We walked as far as is possible within the grounds, crossing over the river which was full of families splashing about with the kids and a plethora of dogs.   

After treating ourselves to a sandwich from the on-site café –which we decided to eat al fresco, sitting on the grass in the sun, it was time to look around the magnificent Mansion House – a truly breath-taking building which has been restored to give you a real taste of what life would have been like to live at Shugborough in the 18th Century.  

I think my favourite aspect of the day was the Lord Lichfield exhibition and the insight into the Lichfield Private Apartments – somewhat voyeuristic, yet a compelling view into the life of one of our great artists, one almost expected him to pop up and enquire as to whether you were having a good day! 

For history buffs, the servants quarters are not to be missed – with working staff located around the kitchens, scullery and brew house you really do step back in time. 

New  for the 2013 season are the scarecrows and their dressing up box, located within the walled garden.  Great fun for kids of all ages (even those in their 40s and beyond!) to rummage through the wooden dressing up box and add a touch of glamour – or practicality – to the scarecrows on display.
 
 
 
The beauty of Shugborough is that it changes with the months and seasons.  I for one will be going back later on in the year to see how the newly-planted vegetables have fared over the English summer – and to sample some more delicious ice cream from the parlour!  

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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes

Monday, 20 May 2013

An Insight to all things felty and all things Tigerlily...

Hello a lovely warm, very woolly and fully felted welcomes to you all this fine eve!

I often get asked what is Tigerlily Makes all about, what is that you do... well I thought I would put together this little video blog to give you a guided tour of all things felty and all things Tigerllily.

Hope you enjoy and for now keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep felting!





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Stop Press!!! Beautiful handmade gift from a talented designer…

Hello lovely peeps, makers and creators.

Today I just simply have to share with you the wonderful work of the amazingly talented Skye German. For those of you who don’t know I am an accredited arts & crafts tutor and used to travel the country demonstrating a whole host of crafts and running workshops for a well know craft company. When I opened the felt boutique… I found I had a lot of surplus stash, tools and equipment.

Not wanting this to go to waste I set about selling my personal items on Ebay and this believe it or not is how I met the amazing Skye German. Skye was the winning bidder for my craft stash and we immediately struck a rapport via our email communications. That chance meeting has led to a very special friendship that has been on-going for about 2 years now.

Skye is a wonderful person whom is a full time carer and designs and creates wonderful things to sell around that.  Skyes designs and creations are all very bespoke and unique and are very popular with her audience.

Pictured above is one of Skyes amazing designs which she customised especially for me with my name on it! I immediately fell in love with it when I received it, and it now takes pride of place on our sofa.

I feel so blessed and lucky to have met such wonderfully kind and generous friends in my industry sector.

Thank you so much Skye for your wonderful gift, I absolutely adore it.

 
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Sunday, 19 May 2013

Boost Your Blog Course with the Great Little Picture Company

Well hello and a very warm, woolly and fully felted welcome to you all, on this fine Sunday afternoon!

Today I would like to share with you a fantastic course run by the Great Little Picture Company, its all about boosting your blog with relevant content and how to take good blog photos.  I went to this just this morning, we started at 9am and had completed everything we needed to know by 12 noon.

The course is extremely well constructed and founder of GLPC Sara Moseley makes everything really easy and simple to follow, she is a very generous and patient tutor.  Detailed course notes are provided for you as part of your course session and for you to take home and refer back to.  Tea's and coffee were also provided and were in good supply.

With my new found knowledge, I couldn't wait to get back and put it into practice! So with a little over an hours worth of playing around with the settings on my camera, I feel I found that one good blog shot!

And here it is.
I would highly recommend this course to any blogger out there, knowing your camera and taking better photos is the key to an encapsulating read.

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Saturday, 18 May 2013

The Vintage Emporium - Wrapped Bagged and Tagged...

Hello and a very, very warm, woolly and fully felted welcome to the latest edition of the Tigerlily Makes Blog.  Todays post is brought to you by Chief Feltrepreneur Lisa Marie Olson (that's just me! lol)

So I am very excited to be sharing with you today a lovely independent designer/maker team, The Vintage Emporium - Wrapped Bagged and Tagged who have recently purchased some of TM's lovely ethically sourced high quality felting wools! Buying felting wools is not an oddity in my business, but what is really special is what some of our lovely customers create with their woolly bundles.

Well I had Karen one half of this dynamic duo contact me about buying some wool, we exchanged info and a purchase of the bumper pack of wools was made, out it went and within less than a week Karen set to work on a bespoke vintage piece.  So when Karen pointed me to her stunning work that she had created with the merino wool pack I just HAD!!! to share!

So I will leave you with her work pictured below, but do pop by her page and give her a like and a big cheery wave from me, you will not be disappointed and you can find all the info you need there.



Beautiful needle felted embellishment created for an original
drawing lovingly translated into this textural delight
Image and designs copyright The Vintage Empporium - Wrapped Bagged & Tagged

But for now keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep 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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Friday, 17 May 2013

Oh my Blighty Bunting Handmade Greetings Cards...

Well hello and a very warm, woolly and fully felted welcome to this latest felted edition of the Tigerlily Makes blog.

Today as we approach what we should be calling summer and in light of festival season being upon what better way to add some good old blighty fun, than with this bespoke handmade "Blighty Bunting" Card.  This beautiful handmade card range comes in lots of different colour combinations and is made with 100% recycled card and envelope. It forms just one of many ethically made greetings card in our handmade card ranges and is a card that will suit almost any occasion.

These will be available to purchase very soon from our website, the Handmade Boutique (Great Western Arcade Birmingham), the Flutterby Art Boutique (Curborough Craft & Antique Center) and The Old Needleworks (Redditch).

But if you would like to purchase in the meantime, just drop me an email at info@tigerlilymakes.co.uk






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Regalily's Washy Washy Days Peg Bag Video Blog...

Well hello and a very, very warm, woolly and fully felted welcome to Fridays blog post.  Today I wanted to share a little video blog all about the Regalily's Washy Wash Days felted Peg Bag felt making kit.

The video blog covers the finished sample, the key design features and hints and tips, it forms part of one of my most favourite ranges the Regalily Range and is available online now. You won't be disappointed with this one, it always gains such adoration and has already become a popular kit.

But or now 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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Glorously Glorious Hand Felted Slippers made by Katherine on a lovely felt making day

Well hello and welcome lovely makers, creators and all round lovely people, today I have a very special share with you... I want to share a pair of hand felted slippers made by the lovely Katherine on a recent Tigerlily Makes felt slipper course.

Katherine has recently found a love of felting so has already enjoyed some of the benefits at home, but nonetheless wanted to give the art of felted slippers ago. As our slipper courses are very popular, I was in the position of getting extra requests for the course, so I decided to run a private slipper course from my home in the midlands. There were just 4 of us including myself and it was a brilliant day of lovely felting with wonderful company and beautifully finished slippers

We had lots of my finished slipper samples on display for people to look at for inspiration, colour combinations and just general shapes so you can imagine the fun we had when we were all trying to decide shapes, finishing embellishments and colour combinations!

I have blogged previously about Shelly's and Sally's slippers, but now I can share with you the finished slippers by Katherine. Katherine is an amazing woman, she has a full time job, carer to hubby, good friend and all round crafty person. Katherine also suffers from joint problems that can be really painful and sometimes it can take a while for Katherine to finish her projects, but finish them she does and with great style.

So below is Katherine's finished pair, lovely colour combinations were chosen and Katherine went for one of my favourite styles the dolly shoe style, she then finished with some handmade flowers that were available to take with her on the day and accompanied them with this beautiful felted leaf duo that she made at home, which I think compliment the slippers beautifully. I have tended to add leaf detail to nearly every one of my felted projects and after seeing Katherine's leaves... I may well just have to take a leaf out of Katherine's book (if you pardon the pun) and add some leaf type detail to a pair of my slippers. But just take a look at these beauties for yourself.

But for now keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep 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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Button it Buttons in perfect Partnership with Tigerlily Makes Felt Projects...

Hello and a very warm welcome to you all on this second blog post of the day, I just wanted to share a little follow up post to the one directly below this one. If you have taken a read of the post below you will know that I just adore Button It Buttons, so I thought I would share a few pics of them actually on my felted slippers.

These are the types of slippers that we make on our felt slipper course and they are beautifully finished with Button it Buttons. In fact there are so many different buttons to choose from and so many projects to be adorned with them that you won't be disappointed.




But for now keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep felting and of course buttoning up!
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Buttons Buttons and more buttons for Button It...

Well hello and welcome everyone to the latest edition of the Tigerlily Makes blog, today I am very excited to be sharing a recent new find on the Isle of Lewis. A few years back I met a lovely lady over the internet and yes I know exactly how that sounds!! However I am a great believer in things happening for a reason, I was selling my ex demo equipment that I had bought over a number of years... as my creative journey had taken me into a different direction, back to my first love textiles. This is when I met Skye a lovely lady in the Isle of Lewis who is a full time carer and whom craft has brought no end of enjoyment and possibilities for her. We instantly struck up a friendship and we have been in touch ever since.

We have seen each other through some highs and some lows and we have really been on this creative journey together.

So when Skye having mastered a whole number of crafts,  decided to combine her love of ceramic buttons with beautiful artwork it was the perfect partnership. The result is now her fabulously popular Button It page and a whole host of growing and developing gorgeous arty buttons.

So I confess!! I have fallen in love with Skyes Buttons and use them in my felt works, if I am being totally honest I have got a little/a lot addicted to them!! I know I am seeking help through Buttonaholics!

But they are so beautiful and so versatile that they can be used not only as buttons but for a whole host of projects.  So I guess there's really nothing more to say, other than you must visit the page, you won't be disappointed and I will leave you with some examples of her buttons and my growing stash!


Some artwork has been kindly supplied by other artists please see the page for more info on those specific designs such as the beetle etc.





Tank 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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Regalily's Putting on the Ritz Felt Bag Making Kit is back in Stock...

Hi everyone and very warm second welcome today, this is just a quick update to let you all know that one of our very popular kits the Regalily's Puttin on the Ritz Bag kit is now back in stock.  So we though we would share this little video blog in celebration, you can see the finished and handmade project that you make with the kit and the kit itself.

But for now keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep 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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Rosalilys Blooming Blooms Bouquet Handmade Card

Well hello everybody and welcome to the very latest and hot off the press edition of the Tigerlily Makes Blog.

Today I would like to share with you one of my newest handmade card ranges that I absolutely adore, it is part of my signature and luxury range of ethically handmade cards.

Introducing Rosalily's Blooming Blooms Handmade Card, this card has been made with 100% recycled card and ethically sourced wool felt. The card has been hand printed with that lovely dotty background to finish the look.

This is a great all round occasion card and is currently available online at www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk in store at Flutterby Art Boutique and will be available soon from the Handmade Boutique and The old Needle Works .

but for now I will leave you with a few variations!




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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Design Excellence is coming to the Handmade Boutique in Birmingham

Well hello everyone and a very happy Sunday to you all, as many of you know I have been very privileged to have been asked to be one of a number of designers at a specialist designer Handmade Boutique, opening on the first of July 2013.

So I thought it fitting to provide a list of all involved with links to each of the beautiful pages/websites etc so that you can see for yourself the standard of beautifully handcrafted and artisan designers that will be in residence at the boutique.   Please visit their pages and stop by and like.

Serendipity Candles and Founder of the Handmade Boutique - www.facebook.com/serendipitycandlestracie
Tigerlily Makes - www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes
Sew Moloney -  www.facebook.com/SewMoloney
Perlina Jewellery - www.facebook.com/perlina.jewellery
The Occasional Cookie -  www.facebook.com/TheOccasionalCookieUK
Stitch Galore -  www.facebook.com/stitchgalore
Titch Design - www.facebook.com/TitchDesign
Jade Deval Designs - www.facebook.com/Jadedevalldesigns
Honeypips - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Honeypips/273975292637821
Caramel Designs -  www.facebook.com/CaramelDesigns
Kirsty Mason Papercuts - www.facebook.com/Kirsty.M.papercutting.artist
Vintage Lovelies Décor - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Lovelies-Decor/571894322845500
Jenny Rose Mann - www.facebook.com/Jennyrosemann
Miss Pitchy Patchy - www.facebook.com/MissPitchyPatchy
Black Acres Soap Pantry - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Acres-Soap-Pantry/131813970254121?fref=ts
Alice Louisa Design - https://www.facebook.com/pages/alice-louisa-design/136585119790631?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser
Smartipants - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Smartipants/145354375579909?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser
Linen Circus - https://www.facebook.com/linencircus?fref=ts

Lovely pages, lovely makes and all at the Handmade Boutique!

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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Saturday, 11 May 2013

An Interview with Serendipity Candles, bringing glamour and ethical products together in harmony...


Good Morning lovely makers, creators and all round lovely people, todays post is a little different. Today I thought I would share a recent interview that I had the privilege of being involved in with the founder and creator of the Handmade Boutique.  As many of you know I have been asked to join this talented chorus of designs and so asked the founder to tell us her story and this is how it goes.

So firstly can I ask who you are and where you are?

A: My name is Tracie and my business is Serendipity Candles, I am also the founder of Handmade Boutique which was initially set up as a 14 week Pop-Up Shop last September in The Mailbox, Birmingham, housing 17 Midlands based Designer makers. It was such a success that we are now opening again as a permanent Boutique in July at The Great Western Arcade, Birmingham.


What is that you specifically do and when did you start?

A: I started making Soya Candles in Vintage crockery last year just for myself as I love fragranced candles burning at home. A few of my friends asked me to make some for them and so I looked into doing a Handmade Event to see how they sold to the general public. I had such a great response with my first event that it encouraged me to carry on making and developing the range to create the business that I have now.

What would you say is uniquely different about what you do?

A: Serendipity Candles combine elegant vintage styling with beautifully scented soya wax candles to create that perfect gift for someone special or to add a touch of luxury to your home. I source the finest vintage china and glassware around to perfectly complement the long-lasting, lovingly produced candles.

Can you us more about the candles themselves?

A: Serendipity Candles are created from 100% natural soya wax which allows the scents of the natural fragrance oils to fill your home with a beautiful, pure aroma, all our Candles are hand poured. When the candle is finished, you’ll have the stunning container to use for many years to come.

I have worked hard to develop my brand over the last 12 months and now have 17 stockists nationwide which is very exciting. I look forward to sharing with you new developments and opportunities as they come along. I will also be sharing with you the products that will be featured in Handmade Boutique.

You can keep up to date with Serendipity Candles on the official facebook page and at the Handmade Boutique Page

Image and designs copyright Serendipity Candles

Image and designs copyright Serendipity Candles

Image and designs copyright Serendipity Candles
 
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Friday, 10 May 2013

Bowdalicious Slippers and slippertastic slipper making courses.

Well hello there lovely makers, creators and all round lovely people! Today I thought I would share with you another pair of finished slipper samples following a recent slipper course... introducing Bowdalicious hand felted slippers.

The slipper course is one of my favourite courses I just love the end result and the fact that you can actually wear them too is most appealing... though I have to admit, I do like to make them just to have sat next to the fire or on the stairs as pretty decoration!

I also wanted to share with you a recent new find in the form of the handmade buttons that I have used to embellish and complete the look. These stunning buttons have been handmade by a lovely lady called Skye of Button It in the Isle of Lewis, not Isle of Skye as I blundered in my courses video blog below! Skye is a wonderfully creative lady and we met quite by accident and have been sharing our creations and working together ever since. Skye has a keen eye for colour, design and also has a little daring streak in her, by putting together combinations that are fun and quirky too. I will share more of her collection in the coming weeks as I now have rather a gorgeous stash and growing collection of Button It buttons.

But for now I will leave you with the finished slippers adorned with beautiful buttons and to say keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep felting :)

I have another pair just like these! (giggle giggle)



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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes
 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Course's Courses and More Courses...

Hello lovely makers creators and all round lovely people, just dropping by with a big cheery wave from the top of Tigerlily Towers to let you know that our new Autumn Winter Courses schedule is now up and running with lot of lovely courses, some new some favourites, but lots to choose from.

Take a look at our courses section on our website and have a little watch of the video blog about our courses below :)


But for now keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep 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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Picture this Regalily's Very Properly Done Egg Cosy Kit _ Afresco dining!

Picture the scene a summers morning, breakfast alfresco, beautifully soft boiled eggs kept warm with this stunning hand felted egg cosy that you can make with our complete kit :) I will let the pictures and video blog explain the rest!



But for now keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep 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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Featured Artist You Me & Lucia E at Flutterby Art Boutique...

Today we bring you yet another talented designer from the Flutterby Art Boutique at Curborough Craft and Antique Centre near Lichfield. The Boutique is run by the fabulous, bubbly and very lovable Kate Williams AKA Kate Flutterby Art Williams!

So todays post is all about a lovely lady who designs and creates the most adorable girls girls clothes and toys.  This is Helens Story...

Helen is a full-time mummy to her beautiful daughter Lucia. Sewing has run through her family for generations having learnt her craft from her mother.

She started making her daughter’s clothes and general items for around the home but continues to expand her range. This is how “You, Me & Lucia E” was created, to share Helen’s homemade items, principally sewn, but all inspired by beautiful fabrics.

You may have seen Helen’s range of dollies, rabbits and rattles in a local Lichfield boutique called Mooch Kids. All of her dollies and soft toys are CE compliant and safe from birth. So there is real peace of mind that these have been tested and are safe for your little ones to play with.

Helen only uses the finest quality cotton fabrics and 100% wool felt, the detail is exquisite with hand embroidered facial features and personalisation if requested. So these really do feel like a quality product but at the same time unique and individual.

She also showcases at Flutterby Art Boutique and has a dedicated Facebook page which sells these and other items such as little girl's dresses, pretty bunting, children's bags, children's aprons and fabric notice boards.

She says of her new venture “I love what I do, it is a million miles away from my previous career in the commercial banking industry, but I love the creativity and freedom this affords me especially as it enables me to spend quality time with my daughter”.
 
Here are a few images of just some of the stunning designs Helen creates :)
 
Image and designs Copyright You Me & Lucia E

Gorgeous rattle -
Image and designs Copyright You Me & Lucia E


 
 
 
Beautiful dolly -
Image and designs Copyright You Me & Lucia E
 
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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Monday, 6 May 2013

Feltastic Felt Slippers made by loely newbie felters on a felt making course...

Hello lovely makers, creators and all round lovely people, what better way to start off this Bank Holiday Monday than to share with you some of the finished slipper samples made on one of our feltastic slipper courses.

So lets just get straight to it and share with you the wonderful finished samples of Sally and Shelly.

Shelly's feltastic finished pair


Sally's feltfabulous finished pair
 
Thank you ladies for such a wonderful day in your company, you are both natural felters, with fun and laughter throughout the day, with lots of cake of course, what a great way to spend a day.
 
If you would like to come on one of course and create your own specially handmade and bespoke felted project, just visit our website for more details. www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk/courses



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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Ta Dah!!! Our YouTube Channel Has Arrived .......!

Hello lovely makers, creators and generally lovely people! Well, we are very excited to announce that we now have our very own YouTube Channel up and running.

Over the coming weeks we will be uploading regular videos covering a wide variety of topics covering anything from what we are all about to tips and advice on your felting and crafting dilemmas.

We have already begun giving product reviews not just on our own but products but we will be reviewing products that Tigerlily Makes owner Lisa Marie Olson has experience with.

We will also be having a basic question and answers slot bi-monthly and you can put your crafty queries to Lisa via email: info@tigerlilymakes.co.uk

So we thought we would get the ball rolling with one of our complete project needle felting kits.

But for now we hope you enjoy the videos and keeeeeep crafting!

 
 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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes

Friday, 3 May 2013

Bank Holiday Special Offers

Hello lovely makers, creators and all round lovely people. Today we are in the Guild hall Lichfield so do pop by and say hi. We are also running an exclusive Bank Holiday offer this weekend at The Flutterby Art Boutique at Curborough Craft and Antique centre near Lichfield. Just quote TMBlog to claim 15% off any Tigerlily Makes product stocked at the boutique. Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend everyone.

Rosalily's Rosalicious Boxed Framed Wall Art a the the Handmade Boutique

Hello makers and creators well I can now reveal that Tigerlily Makes will be joining lots of other talented designers at the Handmade Boutique in the Great Western Arcade in Birmingham, here in this short video blog is just one of the products that you will be able to purchase from the boutique as well as handmade cards and so much more! The Arcade opens on the 1st July 2013 please stop by and like the Boutique page for up to date news.
 

  

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Felt Pictures Course second stage changes…

Hello world!

As promised I bring to you the second in our changing stages features from our felt pictures course.

Pictured below is a selection of pictures in the wet stage of the felting process, if you take a look at the dry stage In a later post you will be able to compare the differences that felting brings to each stage.

To see the courses on offer just visit our courses page.

But for now keeeeeeep 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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes   www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes  

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Cheif Feltrepreneur Lisa Marie introduces her designer handmade card range...

Hello lovely makers and creators, just a quick update and latest video blog featuring our latest range of designer handmade cards. These cards are currently available from Flutterby Art Boutique, they will also be in other stockists and on the website soon.

Hope you like!

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. Tigerlily Makes is a member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design and all designs are registered and protected. www.acid.uk.com   www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk   www.facebook.com/tigerlilymakes  www.twitter.com/tigerlilymakes