Provider of Joy and Happiness through Colour and Embroidery!
Hi there! I'm Melanie, the purveyor of joy and happiness through the vibrant world of color and embroidery at TOM & LILY CREATIONS. Originally a language teacher, I embarked on the exciting journey of founding my own design company after the arrival of our children, Thomas and Lily.
Now based near Perpignan in the sunny south of France, my designs radiate with brightness, vivid hues, and a touch of humor—all crafted to bring a smile to my customers' faces. As an independent Cross Stitch and Blackwork designer, I've been passionately creating and stitching my own designs for 18 years.
My profound connection with color is deeply ingrained in both me and the DNA of my business. Color is more than just a visual aspect; it's a source of vitality and energy for me. This vibrant energy is infused into my designs, hand-dyed threads (Color Gem Threads), and hand-dyed fabrics.
With a commitment to infusing joy and love into every product, I strive to make you feel special when using my creations. My motto, "COLOUR IS LIFE," encapsulates the essence of what I bring to the world—celebrating the beauty of life through the kaleidoscope of colors in every stitch.
Designer of Poetic and Bucolic Embroidery enrobed in a Universe of Silk
My grandmother embroidered, crocheted, knitted, and played the guitar… A budding artist.
I kept the passion for manual things and developed them over time!
During my five years of studying graphic design at the Arts Décoratifs in Geneva, in addition to drawing and painting, I explored mostly needlework with a predilection for silk ribbon embroidery...then came patchwork, painting on silk, miniature display cases and recently Punch Needle!
The creative process begins long before the first drawings are put down on paper
and is constantly evolving. It's the elaboration of a long process of reflection of which the imagination is the keystone. Then comes the time for the choice of materials, the development of the colour palette.
Le Jardin d'Emilie was born slowly and in 2009 the first flower bloomed!
Customisable and scalable embroidery...
I create charts for counted cross stitch, traditional and ribbon embroidery to be stitched together or separately according to your mood!
It's with joy that I give you some of the contents of my box of secrets... Welcome to the garden...