Happy Pet T-Shirt Day!

I recently had a fabulous morning with a couple of bright sparks visiting the ThreadShed. A young holidaymaker and his cousin came to an ‘arty farty’ design your own T-shirt workshop. They both had a head full of creative ideas and designed some gorgeous T-shirts around their much adored pets – so Copper the pony and puppies Daisy and Libby are now emblazoned on some colourful and unique personalised T-shirts being worn by some very happy, smiley, creative kids!

Oh and if you want happy smiley creative kids too then book them in at The ThreadShed Fresh East where they can choose from a huge choice of creative experiences.


WIN WIN WIN – MOTHER’S DAY COMPETITION ❤️⭐️🌹 Do you know of a super cool mother? We are giving away a Trashcan Emporium limited edition T-shirt to a super cool mummy. Simply like our page, share this post and in the comment box nominate a super cool mummy explaining which of these cool images you know she would love on a T-shirt and why! Competition closes at midnight on Saturday 30th March and winners will be announced on Mother’s Day and posted out to the winning ‘super cool mother’ on Monday 1st April …

Woody on guitar and Trash as Cash …

Blinkin’ love Trash and Woody together … two top blokes, doing what they love, supporting each other, developing each other, inspiring each other, creating amazing tattoos and wonderful art, and also having some fun ❤️

Forever Art Tattoo Studio Pembroke for an ace Tattoo by top blokes and maybe some live music too! 🎶

Wear your art on your Tee …

I absolutely love adding a few new T-Shirt designs to our collection! Brother-in-law came to visit this weekend and is a fan of the ‘old skool’ Tattoo style art. We found some great pieces in Lee’s drawing book in and I was able to add them onto some T-shirts for him to take back to London. Inspired by the new designs I decided it was time to make myself a new Tee too and used Lee’s flaming heart and dagger drawing that I received as my Valentine Gift this year. Instead of wearing my heart on my sleeve I can now wear it on my Tee.

Don’t forget any of Lee’s art you admire can also be added to a Tee and of course will proudly bear our unique ‘Trashcan Emporium’ label.

We also have a pretty good selection of arty Tees in the studio at the mo so why not stop by and wear your art on your Tee too!

Cartoonize Your Doggy …

After the recent cartoonizing of the very handsome George I soon had another request to cartoonize another lovely pup.  Myla, a 4 month old Golden Retriever is the latest doggy addition to our dog loving family, and is owned by Daughter and Boyfriend.  Myla is one adorable little pup and I was delighted to cartoonize her.  I so enjoyed transforming Myla into a Pink Retriever but Daughter was determined that Myla should only be cartoonized as golden, being a Golden Retriever and all that.  I did have such fun with Myla’s gorgeous image and I am really delighted as how the cartoons came out.  I love how vivid and golden she is and of course that soulful expression pulls on the heart strings.  Sublimated onto a black Tee Myla looks absolutely stunning and I also popped her cartoon onto a little black rucksack for when she goes on doggy play dates or sleep overs.

If you would also like to cartoonize your doggy (or moggy), onto a bag or a Tee or whatever, then I’m your gal, and you really don’t need to keep your Golden Retriever golden, your Chocolate Lab chocolate or your Red Setter red either …





Hearts and Daggers …

I simply love receiving a special ‘arty farty’ creation from the husband on Saint Valentine’s Day. This year my gift was a burning heart pierced with a dagger, set against a shocking pink backdrop showered with hearts, declaring simply “LOVE. Well I do and he does and we hope you do too!

Hope it was a happy Valentines Day for you all (whether it was filled with hearts and daggers or not!) 💜

Always have a back up plan …

Meet George, the very handsome Vizsla.


Yesterday George visited The Thread Shed with his proud mam and dad who were going to spend a couple of hours with me designing their own T-Shirts.    Unfortunately my trusted Silhouette programme, on which I have designed and made over 600 images, chose yesterday to be completely evil, and every time we tried to play with George’s photo to turn him into a cartoon doggy, Silhouette would crash and die.   Images I had previously saved were lost, files disappeared, and Silhouette began rapidly flashing on and off.    Because I have always used Silhouette so successfully unfortunately I didn’t have a back up plan to cope with it’s very bad and extremely naughty behaviour. Luckily George’s parents were simply lovely and very patient, and finally we abandoned Silhouette and they headed over to Paint to create their designs.

Handsome George became a cute cartoon doggy on his mam’s Tee, and some original geometric designs were sublimated onto his dad’s Tee.

This morning I have been investigating and it seems that a Windows 10 update may have caused a compatibility issue with Silhouette.  Further investigations are underway.

A huge thank you to George and his mum and dad for being such lovely visitors, and for their humour and patience.  I really hope they will enjoy wearing their unique and original T-shirts designed (eventually) here at The ThreadShed in Fresh East.

The moral of this story, of course, is ALWAYS HAVE A BACK UP PLAN.

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