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Are you crazy in love with fibre and wool?

Here are some more summer highlights to share with you from TigerLillyMakes based in Staffordshire.

"We took some fantastic pictures, here is Jackie’s Tuscan delight… simply stunning.  Again Jackie had done done a wet felted-needle embellished picture before, however I think you will agree its simply beautiful. 

The new winter courses have been released and are on the website, they have gained much interest particularly the cobweb scarves and hats, places have begun already to get booked up… so if you fancy a lovely day of felt-making I would recommend you book soon .

Contact Lisa on 0845 543 9046

Remaining Course Dates limited places

Saturday 7th August — Beginners Bag/Tea Cosy/Hot Water BottleSunday  8th August—Beginners Bag
PRIVATE COURSE
Saturday 14th August—Beginners Bag/Tea Cosy/Hot Water BottleSaturday 28th August—Beginners Bag/Tea Cosy/Hot Water Bottle
Beginners Jewellery  9.30-3.30Thursday 19th  August—Beginners JewellerySaturday 21st August Beginners Jewellery
Tuesday  10th August –with Ian Whittle  6-10    Farmyard AnimalsTuesday 17th August—With Ian Whittle 6-10      Monsters & RobotsTuesday 24th August—With Ian Whittle 6-10       Pets  from Home
Contact Lisa on 0845 543 9046 or email: info@tigerlilymakes.co.uk

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Step into Lisa Olson’s shoes at Tigerlily Makes in Lichfield in Staffordshire and experience an explosion of innovation in felt colour and design.

The interior positively exudes creative thinking. Lisa helps you create chic handbags, slippers, tea cosies, decorative bowls and jewellery. It is a testament to Lisa’s teaching skills and personality that ensure that the courses she runs weekly are frequently booked well in advance.
 

Guests come from all over the country and the world to take part in a Tigerlily Makes felt-making day, so far Tigerlily Makes has been host to ladies coming as far as Hawaii!


No prim and proper reserved “look as I do school of tutoring here”. Guests are encouraged to give full vent to their creative streak - we all have one! Felt-makers have full input to their own design, from choosing the colour of the wool fibre, form and finishing touches. However it is Lisa’s attention to personal detail that sets her apart in this craft, even down to welcome tea and cakes served with no less style than at the Ritz. 

 

Beginners Felt Bag/Tea Cosy/Hot Water Bottle Cover  Tuesday 13th July 9.30pm-4pm

Beginners Felt Bag/Tea Cosy/Hot Water Bottle Cover  Thursday 15th July 9.30pm-4pm

Felt Slipper Course Thursday 22nd July 9.30pm-5pm

Beginners Felt Bag/Tea Cosy/Hot Water Bottle Cover  Saturday 24th July 9.30pm-4pm

Wet Felted Needle Felted Pictures Saturday 31st July 9.30pm-4pm

 

No previous experience needed.

 

Courses cost £49.00 or £59.00 for the slipper course which includes a pair of slipper lasts, all courses include the following:

 

All materials needed

The use of any tools and equipment

Guided tuition

Printed course notes to take home

Free aftercare advice leaflet

Free Loyalty card

10% of purchases on the day of the course

Lovely teas, juices, cakes and biscuits

A finished project to take home

 

Bring yourself and a packed lunch or take advantage of the 10% discount at The Barn Restaurant and I promise you a lovely relaxed and fun day.

 

For those who are travelling from a distance there is a lovely welcoming B&B in Whittington Village not too far from the Boutique.

 

For more information call Lisa on 0845 543 9046 or email: info@tigerlilymakes.co.uk

Tigerlily Makes

Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Swinfen

Lichfield

Staffordshire

WS14 9QR

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Crochet & Sunshine. Guest Post by @PeekoCrochet

I’m all for crochet on the go at any time and it being summer and hot has not put me off crocheting by any means - who says you need to crochet warm clothing?!  I make the most of the summery weather by bringing my crochet projects with me wherever I go - on the train, to the park, to the pub. Nothing beats sitting in the shade in the park or outside the pub with some nice light weight yarn, hook in hand, making stitch after stitch. Time is relaxed and breezy on afternoons like this.


Summertime is the perfect time to concentrate on crochet accessories and smaller projects. I’m currently making jewellery - earrings and a necklace.

It is also the perfect time to crochet flowers.  Crochet flowers are perfect for embellishing all manner of items, as well as sewing them together to make bracelets and necklaces.  At the moment, I am also crocheting my sister’s wedding bouquet! (pics to follow).
Summer is also the ideal time to make amigurumi. I just love Cute Design’s Amigurumi Black Penguin on MyEhive - what better way to cool down in summer than making a chilled little penguin.  There are so many cute little amigurumis that you could make, you should have no problem keeping busy all summer long. :)

  

So you see it’s easy to continue to crochet during the sunshiny days - just choose something light weight (no-one wants to be buried under a half-made afghan in the heat of summer) and keep on crocheting.
If after reading this, you’re thinking - ’I wish I could crochet’ or 'I wish I could crochet more flowers or amigurumi', why not come to a workshop and learn how! Get in touch for more information. 

Enjoy the weather (while it lasts) and get those crochet hooks back out of hiding.
Denise x

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US: Trader Joe's Uses Population Education Level to Choose Store Locations

(via toddsampsonImagine a department store that does not carry national brands - Trader Joe’s: my fav american store is the best-uber-successful example of this. Showing us the way forward as the rise of the anti-brand gains momentum - myehive.com is like its online equivalent! Population education? I wonder if my home town of Letchworth Garden City would get one? 

Handmade Winchester, we’re filming - get yer lippy on!

We hope to see you at Handmade Winchester! We are filming the second episode of 'Make A Living Doing What you Love' and looking forward to meeting you all. Please drop me a line if you would like to be included in our 30 second interview spots. It’s free and great publicity for your business!

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MyEhive.com attended WeMakeLondon Craft Spectacular at The Chelsea Town Hall, London June 2010!  We made a Short film it’s our first one feedback welcome!

How to Choose A Domain Name
Learning how to choose a domain name is of the utmost importance whether you are looking for a domain name for your business or for a personal website or blog.
Rona Campbell’s photography print shop is simply and correctly named http://ronacampbellphotography@myehive.com
 We learned the hard way so you don’t have to.  This applies also applies when choosing your URL for MyEhive.com.
No. 9 being one of the most important points: Keyword Rich – Choose a domain name that is full of keywords that are related to your website. If your site sells handmade soap then try and choose a domain name that contains the word “handmade soap” in the domain name
Do you need help choosing your domain name?

How to Choose A Domain Name

Learning how to choose a domain name is of the utmost importance whether you are looking for a domain name for your business or for a personal website or blog.

Rona Campbell’s photography print shop is simply and correctly named http://ronacampbellphotography@myehive.com

 We learned the hard way so you don’t have to.  This applies also applies when choosing your URL for MyEhive.com.

No. 9 being one of the most important points: Keyword Rich – Choose a domain name that is full of keywords that are related to your website. If your site sells handmade soap then try and choose a domain name that contains the word “handmade soap” in the domain name

Do you need help choosing your domain name?

Product of the week: World Cup flags - Origami Books - handmade by http://flairdesignrhyme.myehive.com

Product of the week: World Cup flags - Origami Books - handmade by http://flairdesignrhyme.myehive.com

Very Useful! Live map of London Underground trains

morgenstern:

incredible! and maybe useful especially if you live in London

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Grab our new badge for your website or blog! Just cut and paste this code into your website or blog:

<P><a href=”http://myehive.com” > <img border=0 src=”http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l2x2oorgI41qzo52jo1_250.gif” alt=”MyEhive.com help create wealth in your community!” border=0> </a></p>

You can even include a link back to your myehive shop - just replace the code ”http://myehive.com” with your shop url eg: ”http://yourshopname.myehive.com”

Grab our new badge for your website or blog! Just cut and paste this code into your website or blog:

<P>
<a href=”http://myehive.com” > <img border=0 src=”http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l2x2oorgI41qzo52jo1_250.gif” alt=”MyEhive.com help create wealth in your community!” border=0> </a>
</p>

You can even include a link back to your myehive shop - just replace the code ”http://myehive.com” with your shop url eg: ”http://yourshopname.myehive.com”

The Big MyEhive.com Giveaway starts here! Please send us samples and examples of your handmade goodies by Tuesday June 1st 2010.  The first hamper of goodies will be available to win at the We Make London Summer fair at Chelsea Town Hall on 26th June 2010 with over 82 stalls and over 1,000 people through the door and the event sponsored by Etsy - you goodies will be noticed - it&#8217;s FREE advertising!
We&#8217;ll be running the Big Giveaway the first Monday of every month. With a winner chosen at random from our newsletter sign-ups list, so make sure you have signed-up! If you are sending goods to be included in our giveaway - make sure they are with us by the last Friday of every month. Thank you!Your goodies will be photographed by us and your business will be listed under the photo plus a URL to your website/shop or blog, and included in our newsletter which goes out to over 1,000 people every week!
Please send your goodies to:
MyEhive.com HQ
63 Lytton Ave
Letchworth
SG6&#160;3HY
All you have to do to win -  is sign-up for our newsletter. We&#8217;ll generate a random number every month and if your email address corresponds to that entry number on our list, you&#8217;ll win! 

The Big MyEhive.com Giveaway starts here! 

Please send us samples and examples of your handmade goodies by Tuesday June 1st 2010.  The first hamper of goodies will be available to win at the We Make London Summer fair at Chelsea Town Hall on 26th June 2010 with over 82 stalls and over 1,000 people through the door and the event sponsored by Etsy - you goodies will be noticed - it’s FREE advertising!

We’ll be running the Big Giveaway the first Monday of every month. With a winner chosen at random from our newsletter sign-ups list, so make sure you have signed-up! 

If you are sending goods to be included in our giveaway - make sure they are with us by the last Friday of every month. Thank you!

Your goodies will be photographed by us and your business will be listed under the photo plus a URL to your website/shop or blog, and included in our newsletter which goes out to over 1,000 people every week!

Please send your goodies to:

MyEhive.com HQ

63 Lytton Ave

Letchworth

SG6 3HY

All you have to do to win -  is sign-up for our newsletter. We’ll generate a random number every month and if your email address corresponds to that entry number on our list, you’ll win!