November Blog Challenge Day 18 - Etsy Finds - Lilly Dillys

Today’s Etsy find is accessories designer Louise Hickman, aka Lilly Dillys! She makes all sorts of lovely things and as well as selling on Etsy, has a real life “bricks and mortar” shop in the very pretty town of Bewdley in Worcestershire. Here’s what Louise sent me when I asked her to tell me all about her business:

“...I am a specialist accessories tailor and I make all manner of bespoke accessories for Ladies, Gents, Children and Pets! My inspiration for my business came from two angles. Firstly, when I got married in 2011 I couldn't find items that were exactly what I wanted and I ended up doing 90% of everything myself. I came away from that experience realising that there was a gap in the market and wanted to offer my creative services to other people. Secondly, my daughter Lilly was unfortunately diagnosed with eye cancer at 18months old and at the time I was college lecturing. We didn't know if I would have to give up my job to care for Lilly at home so I launched the business as a back up plan. After doing a few commissions for friends and family I got the bug so when my university offered up redundancies in Nov 2016 I jumped at the chance and launched into my business full time. August 2017 I opened my first boutique & atelier and the rest is history!..”

Here’s a few photos from Louise’s Etsy shop, and please go check out her website and facebook page. Also if you’re ever in Bewdley, then make sure you pay Lilly Dilly’s a visit.