Lilian Eve Designs
Tell us about your business.I'm the designer for LilianEveDesigns, a wife, & a high school teacher among other things. I love to create & totally need to create- everyday & all hours of the day. I'm spreading the word on how fulfilling and necessary creativity is to the human soul. Love & nurture your family, be true & honest with your friends and... make good stuff -- three necessary, yummy ingredients for a happy & beautiful life. Hence, the name selected for my shop meaning = beautiful life. I've always been an old soul. Lover of vintage, old world charm, and long for days with pies that cool on window sills- long sun bleached hair- grandma's strawberry printed cardigan- nanny's hot pink and green crocheted chevron print afghan- & days filled with not enough hours to sit, hook, glue, paint, sew, & chat about crafts over a mason jar filled ice tea with blueberries. I long to inspire, make things that make people smile & feel comfort... totally a junkie for what my future holds. I'd love to craft for a living.
What makes your business stand out?I am inspired by everyday life & pour myself into everything from the process of selecting materials to making & packaging. Each time I create something, I'm excited to make more & inspired to do more. It's a vicious cycle of creating that causes me to dig deep to see my crafty core. I love to be in the kitchen, in the garden or known to crochet or sew just about anywhere. Few people can relate but it's what keeps me going. I love to create. My enthusiasm for craft seems to be endless. If you have a special occasion, it's probably a handmade piece from me with a story behind it of countless hours & love. I have behind the scenes on IG @lilianevedesigns
What's the best business advice you've received?From my dad: 'Do what you love & you will never work a day in your life.' I've gone many sleepless nights filling orders & the best nights of my life. Making things & sending them into the world. It's a simple idea but it's the root of truth. Cheers.
Mark Your Calendar
NominationsJune 3–Aug. 29, 2014
Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.
JudgingJune 23–Sept. 9, 2014
Judges will select finalists throughout this period.Meet the judges
Online VotingSept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014
Vote for your favorite American makers.See the finalists
Winners AnnouncedOct. 17, 2014
2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.See past Award Winners
American Made EventNov. 7–8, 2014
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