My name is Toni Pilling and I am the founder of TeePee Creations.
My initial inspiration came when I was on a work placement at Rethinkthings Ltd in Liverpool whilst at university in 2016. I was helping out with designing their website and catalogue. Whilst there I was encouraged to go and sell my own illustrations… this was when TeePee Creations was founded.
I initially created the company to enhance the gift and card giving experience, now mainly focusing on greetings cards. Every card has matching confetti available as an upgrade which I believe is what makes my designs unique. This added extra touch gives the card a more personal feel, helping show that the giver of the greetings card has really thought about the recipient. I want that “Wow, that’s different! That’s a cute idea!” reaction with every card opened.
Wondering where the name ‘TeePee Creations’ came from? Back at school my nickname was TeePee, taken from the initials in my name – Toni Pilling!
If you want to know some more in depth information about me check out my March Meet The Maker posts on my blog where I spent a whole month writing about myself and TeePee Creations.
Curious Collection Shop Opening
March 30, 2019
You may remember over Christmas I stocked my cards in a pop up shop in Withington… well they now have a permanent shop and I have a card stand there along with over 40 other Manchester artists selling their crafts. It opened Saturday 30th March and I promise it is worth going too! So if your looking for a different card or gift or even a treat for yourself, go visit them at 445 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 4AN.Read more
A Curious Christmas Night Market
December 7, 2018
The pop up shop which I sell at will be having a late night opening as part of the Christmas Lights Switch On in Withington. If you bring a donation of the food bank you will get a free mulled wine! Come check it out, full of over 40 independent stalls.Read more
December 4, 2018
Reached 1000 orders!Read more
Vintage and Craft Fair at Smithills Hall
December 2, 2018
Had a lovely day selling at Smithills Hall Vintage and Craft Fair.Read more
Rochdale Christmas Market & Lights Switch On
November 24, 2018
I had a fun day selling at the Rochdale Christmas Lights Switch On Event.Read more
Pop Up Shop Opening
November 2, 2018
The Curious Arts Fair Pop Up shop opened with over 15 different independent artists work including my own cards! They will be on sale throughout the whole of November & December, Wednesday – Saturday. So if your looking for something different this Christmas then go check it out. Location – 437 Wilmslow Road Withington Manchester M20 4NWRead more
Heaton Fold Artisan Market
October 21, 2018
I was out selling at Heaton Fold Artisan Market in Bolton showcasing my wide range of cards and confetti.Read more
Apple Day Craft Fair
September 16, 2018
Had a great day selling at my first craft fair – Apply Day for Etsy Mcr. It was a great experience and has made me excited to do more stalls in the future.Read more
New Website Launch
September 14, 2018
I now have a website with a fully functioning shop and information all about TeePee Creations.Read more
Took The Naked Cards Pledge
September 5, 2018
On this date it was world environment day! So I decided to take a pledge to reduce my plastic packaging by no longer using cellophane wraps on my cards anymore. Naked cards is a social campaign to encourage online greetings card sellers to reduce their plastic waste, find out more about it here.Read more
1 Year Anniversary!
September 1, 2018
Exactly 1 year since my first physical sale.Read more
August 17, 2018
I received a total of 500 orders.Read more
Got Accepted On And So To Shop
July 15, 2018
I was happy to announce that And So To Shop accepted me as one of their indie sellers.Read more
June 12, 2018
I received a total of 300 orders.Read more
GDPR Best Selling Card
June 1, 2018
Whilst everyone was hating the new GDPR guidelines, I was absolutely loving it! I designed a card that took the mick out of them and sold nearly 100 of them in May 2018.Read more
May 30, 2018
I received a total of 200 orders!Read more
March 23, 2018
I received a total of 100 orders.Read more
1st Repeat Customer!
December 8, 2017
On Etsy I received an order of someone who had previously ordered a few weeks before.Read more
September 1, 2017
I had my first sale of a physical product! A ‘Thanks for Not Being a Prick Card’Read more