Friday, 31 January 2014

Never Felt So Loved!



It’s that time of year again.  Every shop window is filled with red – from roses and love hearts to cuddly toys and helium balloons – yes, it’s nearly St Valentine’s Day again.

We all love to be told that we’re loved, but can anything burst your bubble more than an average card from a mass-produced card emporium which more than likely cost far too much to buy in the first place?

Do something different this Valentine’s Day and join me on my Needle Felted Hearts and Handmade Card course in Derby.   It promises to be a fully interactive, hands-on day where you will learn how to make delightful needle felted hearts, and your very own card which you can personalise, for the special person in your life.

Once you have the needle felting bug, you will find yourself making more hearts, flowers, bunting ….. in fact, the world will be your oyster and your interior d├ęcor will take on an identity of its own.

To book, just follow this link http://www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk/courses/4581871413

If that doesn't float your boat and you like the idea of the perfect gift heartfelt and sent with love, then these ready made hearts should be just the ticket, so gentlemen this is sure to score some brownie points and ladies... don't be subtle drop those BIG hints! Handmade Lavender Hearts 



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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Treat Your Eggs To A Cosy Kit!



It’s Farmhouse Breakfast Week this week folks.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so to celebrate the institution of the Great British Breakfast, here’s some facts about everyone’s favourite – the egg:-

  • There is a place in Switzerland called Egg with a population of just under 8000 people. There is another town called Egg in Austria with a population of just under 3500 people
  • Eggs are an excellent source of protein, minerals and essential vitamins and can make significant contributions to healthy diets
  • Approximately 10% of the egg contents are fat and this fat is almost entirely contained within the yolk. The good news is that only 3% is saturated fat
  • A medium egg contains less than 80 calories
  • Fresh eggs sink in water, stale ones float

As a real treat for your boiled eggs, take a look at my Felt Egg Cosy Kit.  Easy to make, it’s perfect for felt fans of all ages and abilities and makes the perfect gift too. The kit contains everything you need to make 4 co-coordinating egg cosy's



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Monday, 20 January 2014

Hand Felted Bunny Baby Slippers - Made To Order

Hello and a very happy Monday to all our lovely felt fans and felt folk! Today is just a very quick post to tell you about the launch of my brand new made to order baby slippers.

Introducing Belle & Bertie Bunny Newborn and Toddler Slippers, a beautifully hand felted pair of baby booties with a cutie bunny face and hand needle felted bunny ears.

They can be custom made into male or female versions hence, "Belle & Bertie" depending on which you go for. There is a range of colours to choose from and they would make the ideal nursery gift.

So I will just leave you with a few pics from the new design! For more info just click HERE!





All designs and images copyright Lisa Marie Olson Tigerlily Makes 


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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Made to order range now launched...

Wow well where do I start! There are so many exciting new things happening and going on here at Tigerlily Towers, the "Made to Order Range",  new felt courses added to our courses page, new Lily Lamb kit coming in the spring and a new ready made designs! Phew, think I need to sit down!

So I thought I might share one of the new sections and services now available on our "Brand New Website"... have I mentioned this before? I think I may have  (giggle giggle).

One of the frustrations that I had with my previous website, was that it was so costly and time consuming to update with new products or new categories. This meant that when demand was high for ready made versions of my kit samples and I needed to experiment with the ranges to gauge customer interest... I simply couldn't, because I didn't have the appropriate platform to show case them on. Well luckily I do now!

The "Bespoke" range or the "Made to Order range is a section on my website where you can have a number of my designs made to order or to your own specifications. This means that whilst you may have to wait a little longer you have greater flexibility in the finished item.

So I will bid you farewell for now, until next time and leave you with one of the made to order designs. But in the meantime keeeeeeeeeeeeeep felting!

http://www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk/catalogue/4581823965/Needle-Felted-Cottage-Collection/7270887

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Friday, 10 January 2014

Tigerlily Makes gets a Double Page Feature in Crafts Beautiful

Oh my goodness I am absolutely thrilled to have been interviewed by Crafts Beautiful mag for a double page feature in this months edition.

This has obviously been in the pipeline for quite sometime... but Shhhhh don't tell anyone that... lets just keep that between us! I was absolutely thrilled to have been contacted by CB's editor Sarah Crossland and I believe that I was put forward by CB's Rebecca Ellwood who I have been working closely with  now for quite sometime, on a number of promotional projects. Bekki has always been very supportive of myself and all that is Tigerlily Makes. Bekki has always ensured that I get the best advice when it comes to making the most of advertising and promotional aspects for Tigerlily Makes.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect or how big the feature would be, I found the whole process extremely pleasant, very well organised and I have to say the feature is outstanding! Then the absolute cherry and icing on the cake, was to have my egg cosy kits featured on the front cover!

So don't forget to pick up this months copy of CB and for now keeeeeeeeeeeeep felting!



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Thursday, 9 January 2014

A New Year, New Designs and a Brand New Website

Wow well what a mammoth few days we have had here at Tigerlily Makes! We have got off to a rip roaring and flying start to 2014 with a brand new website!

What can I say Tigerlily's previous websites and I have not been getting along... over the past four years I have had implemented 2 websites at the advice of media gurus and therefore on that advice have instructed web developers to do what the gurus have advised. After 4 agonising years of being so frustrated with a website that clearly doesn't function with the ease I would like it to, I decided enough was enough!

So I set to, to create my own with web package tools that I could purchase to plan and design exactly what I wanted and how I wanted it to look and function. It was the only way to provide the lovely shoppers, felters and newbie felters in the making with a much more enjoyable and easy shopping experience.

I have to say that I am literally jumping for joy and over the moon with this package. Its taken me 3 days from scratch, including formatting all the artwork from my artwork library  and doing it this way meant that I was fully able to understand the process and how my website functioned.

It is so easy to navigate around and this was my primary concern for anyone using the website. The shopping cart is nicely laid out and easy to use as well as providing shoppers postage options and multiple item discounts!

Hurrah I hear you say and not before time! Its been a long, long and very bumpy road where the website is concerned but at last... 3rd time lucky she says with fingers crossed it is hear and very user friendly.

So really I think there is only one more thing to say that's "Ta Dah" here it is! Hope you like it, click the photo to take a look around the live site.

www.tigerlilymakes.co.uk

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Monday, 6 January 2014

Happy New Year from Tigerlily Makes

Well what a festive season we have had, its been a full on time for us again as a family and here at Tigerlily Towers, but now I am back fully charged and raring to go.

So what better way to start the first blog of the year with a Happy New Year message!

2013 has certainly been a full-on year, with new avenues explored and many new friends made.  Highlights have included Create & Craft TV  (being a guest presenter was an amazing experience), The Handmade Boutique, a summer of craft fairs, The Vintage Emporium,  card making, buttons, new online retail opportunities and of course, passing on my love of all things felt via my training courses and craft kits.

Let’s hope that 2014 is just as exciting.  It goes without saying that top of the calendar for all of us here at Tigerlily Towers is the arrival of my first grand-child, due in March. 

Thank you for your company and your custom in 2013, and may I wish each and every one of you a  a warm and prosperous New Year.
For now though I will leave with Lily Lamb one of our new felting kits coming in the spring of this year!

But for now keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep felting!

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