Our postman Joe showed Lee a picture of a really cool Jack Daniels guitar that he had made from recycled wood. Lee, despite not being able to play the guitar, fell in love with it. Luckily Joe was also looking for some new tattoos and the creative pair struck up a swap deal. We now own the beautiful Jack Daniels guitar from 'Boxed Blues' (who also make stomp boxes) and Joe has some amazing new ink from 'Foreverart Tattoos'. Just love this reciprocity … I call it Pembrokeshire currency! Next swap hopefully a cool stomp box!
(Oh and if there is a builder looking for some amazing ink I want a little porthole installed in our bedroom wall 😄)
So…we have a little shop on Amazon (Handmade at Amazon section – which sadly doesn’t allow us to sell our quirky clothes and Tshirts yet) where we showcase some of our arty farty stuff. In the shop are some of our hand-painted and hand-appliquéd handbags and briefcases, and we also sell prints of Lee’s awesome artwork. Every print is strictly limited edition and with Elvis, Bowie and other icons we have lots on offer. However our top selling item in our shop is this awesome Doc Marten’s print which has been in high demand. Just recently one was bought as a wedding present for a couple of old skinheads. What an awesome wedding present huh?
I love that Lee’s artwork is displayed in homes all around the country. Lee thonks that like all good artists his art will probably be worth more when he is dead … I much prefer the thought of people enjoying his art whilst he is definitely alive and kicking (in his Doc Martens of course).
Oh and if you would like to order amy of Lee’s prints just drop us a message direct … it will save Amazon robbing us of 25% 😄
I was commissioned to create a special birthday card this week for my brother-in-law. My sister, who commissioned the card, gave me total free reign to create something different. I love a challenge … so found this happy family photo … and traced it then cut it out in vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo.
I just love creating these very personal cards which I think are proper little works of art.
What do you think?
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!)
Next two weekends ‘Trashcan Emporium’ is going to be busy! Picton Castle Victorian Christmas Market on 19th and 20th, and Manorbier Castle Christmas Fayre on 26th and 27th.
Unfortunately Picton Castle only had outdoor space available. We just got our gazebo out and it looks incredibly flimsy …. please please please let the weather be kind to us!
I have made a lovely selection of cards for our stalls and I really don’t want these ace cards getting drenched in our lovely Welsh weather!
So we have had a real crafty day today … we have been busy making handbags all day!
Lee has hand painted a gorgeous leather briefcase but I am keeping that under wraps for a little longer.
In the meantime here are a couple that I finished today.
What do you think?
So … we have had a wonderfully arty farty day together today. Lee and I side by side painting some tattoo inspired art onto some gorgeous vintage handbags. I am so pleased with our creations so far … we currently have 14 gorgeous handbags that are now each a work in progress!
What a beautifully, gorgeously, wonderfully creative day together❤️