Having spent a good chunk of my adult life working in the sewing industry I always get excited when I come across a Farmers Market Finds vendor who sews, especially if they are younger. Although programming like Project Runway has inspired a new generation of sewing enthusiasts, this time-honored craft loses more sewers than it gains. A true shame since I can promise we would all be very disappointed in a world that offers only ready-to-wear and mass produced fashion and accessories….BORING! We don’t want to be marketed to the masses, we want to make 2016 the year of our best selves, our healthiest bodies, and our best looks! Fortunately, Tiger Lily Lane is going to help us freshen up our wardrobes, our homes, our kids and even our pets!
Amanda Meidus, owner and creative force behind Tiger Lily Lane has been crafting for as long as she can remember, making handmade cards and gifts is part of her history. Although a Physical Therapist Assistant by trade, Amanda like so many entrepreneurs is turning her hobby into a full-time career ensuring she will never be “one of those people who hates going to work every day.” A self-taught jewelry maker and sewer, she got her start when she bought something that someone else had made, and her husband said,”You could probably have made that yourself, couldn’t you?” She replied, “No, I don’t have supplies or tools for that.” Within 20 minutes he had ordered everything she needed to get started! We love pro-active partners who encourage and inspire us to do great things!
Amanda, under the name Tiger Lily Lane now make handmade fabric gifts for all different types of people including infinity scarves, baby bibs and burp cloths, nursing scarves, handbags, tote bags, and quilts. She recently re-opened a jewelry site as well that allows her to dabble in a little bit of everything! You can see a wide range of her products on Farmers Market Finds, but be sure to follow her on Facebook as well to keep up with her new creations and show schedule. Here are a couple of our favorites!
Learning how to run and manage her business has been a lot of trial and error with a lot of research, online classes and tutorials. Feedback from friends and family helps her to continually improve her product line to match more of what people are looking for. With prices ranging from $6 up to $100 for a quilt, customers can count on a wide selection, great designs, fast shipping, and terrific customer service. Want a chance to win some Tiger Lily Lane products? Then enter this week’s giveaway for your chance to win a beautiful leopard infinity scarf and soy candle! It may not be the Powerball jackpot but you’ll be heading into the New Year in style!