Inky shoes …

So Lee came home from the studio with some tattoo ink accidentally dropped on his white plimsolls. He had only had them a short while and I commented on how he was always splashing ink on his clothes. The next day Lee sent me a photo of the same shoes … not with just a couple of splashes of ink on them but lots and lots and lots! 

Certainly different … what do you think? 

Woweee it’s Bowie … 

Yesterday Lee finished the portrait of David Bowie he has been working on. It is acrylic on canvas. I absolutely adore David Bowie and am completely blown away by this stunning portrait. 

We are going to be releasing limited edition canvas prints at £50 each! 

Well … what do you think? 

Fresh designs at The Freshwater Inn

So this weekend I have been mostly making polo shirts which were commissioned by The Freshwater Inn. 

We are so lucky to have this  warm and welcoming village pub as our local. The pub is situated in Freshwater East village just above the  beach and has beautiful sea views from the garden and conservatory.  The pub has just had a super duper make-over and the owners wanted some smart  new polo shirts for their staff team. 

Lee drew the original design for them (it’s absolutely  not just an off the shelf font folks)  and I got busy with the vinyl and cutting. 

We just took all the polo shirts up to pub and had a super scrummy Sunday lunch too! Absolute result! 

What do you think? (Dexter stuck his nose in the photo …good job it’s a dog friendly pub!) 

I believe in miracles …

I have just finished this super sweet Audrey Hepburn vintage inspired quote shoulder bag …  I used the unique design that Lee created for our Icon Range of Tshirts, so you can even have a gorgeous Tshirt to match this peachy bag.  ❤️

Oh and I must be honest since Lee and I found each other I really do believe in miracles …

Leopard cherry clips

Today I made myself a cute hair clip with some gorgeous, furry fabric that I sourced from a teeny tiny little fabric shop in The Dock. It was a £3 remnant and I had enough for some leopard print shorts (ready for Vegas), a matching do-rag and this clip. I think I have enough fabric to make some bows for shoes clips too. Absolutely love that I got all of that for just £3 and a bit of imagination ❤️


Designer bright cotton playsuits … 

On browsing thorough my 1980’s Make it Easy set of patterns I came across an idea for a gorgeous playsuit. I love summer holiday playsuits but sadly the two vintage playsuits in my wardrobe are too small. (I am going to shrink into them one day honest!) 

I cut the pattern suggestion onto brown paper and used this stunning  bird fabric in bright blue, red and green.  The bow, frill and turn ups were added from my imagination to make this playsuit our very first, totally original, Trashcan Emporium design.


The elasticated waist and bust make it so easy to step in and out of, and the lack of straps make it perfect for avoiding those holiday tan strap marks. Plus of course, no vintage inspired playsuit would be complete without a matching do-rag. 

If you would like to buy one of these gorgeous playsuits then they are just £30 each and of  course have a free matching do-rag. 

I have lots of lovely fabric available;

  • Red cats and dogs
  • Red Scotty dogs
  • White owls
  • White hearts, flowers, butterflies
  • Red little heart
  • Blue rabbits and toadstools
  • Cream cup-cake
  • Light Blue dragon fly
  • Bright blue dragon fly


If you would like to order a playsuit then just  drop me a message indicating your usual dress size, waist size and chest size.  

All orders will be completed beginning of September and if you are unable to collect from our studio then postage is just £2.85 ❤️