I’ve just spent a glorious couple of days walking a teeny bit of the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coastal path with my Bestie and my God-Daughter! On their last night in glorious South West Wales we took a glass of wine into The ThreadShed and created some pretty cool T-shirts. Their design choices were penguins galore for my God-Daughter and a little tribute to 1970s band Sweet for my glam rock loving Bestie! I absolutely love sharing my gorgeous pink ThreadShed with my customers but sharing it with important people was pretty special! (In fact it was a bit of a Blockbuster!!!😄❤️)
I facilitate quite a few ‘arty farty’ workshops at The ThreadShed Fresh East – Sew Your Own Cushion Cover, Design Your Own T-shirt (which is the most popular), Design Your Own Mug and Design Your Own Pin Badges, but my favourite is Sew Your Own Skirt. This workshop lasts up to 6 hours and costs £50 per person. This includes all you need for your skirt (fabric, thread, zip and button) and so is an absolute bargain!
This week I spent some happy hours with a gorgeous, happy mum and daughter duo, who described themselves as complete and utter novices. Mum had used a sewing machine at school but not since, and Daughter not at all.
They were happy with the fabric choices on offer, soon mastered their sewing machines, and finished their skirts in around 5 1/4 hours! I was really impressed by how they both did and there really was some beautiful sewing!
Wearing something beautiful you have made yourself is a great feeling … why not book in with someone special to you and enjoy some sewing fun in the cute pink ThreadShed too?
It was a whole series of Record Breakers this week …
1) The youngest participant in a session = just 2 years old
2) The most participants in one session – a grandma, an auntie and two adorable children = 4 ‘arty farty’ participants
3) The most sessions on one day = 3
4) The most visitors/participants in one day = 8
5) The first time that Monty Don, of Gardeners World fame, has appeared on a T-shirt leaving The ThreadShed Fresh East
A great day – I loved it all and I really hope that there will be more record Breakers to come – after all “dedication, dedication, dedication is what you need.”
It’s so sweet when loved up couples choose a visit to the ThreadShed Fresh East to celebrate something special. I’ve hosted a few couples celebrating their anniversary and this fabulous couple came along to celebrate their one year anniversary … their designs were very different but each left with a T-shirt they were proud of! Many congratulations to them and I hope they come back and celebrate year 2 with me too ❤️
One of the things I just love about getting ‘arty farty’ to design your own T-shirt is that each and every T-shirt leaving the ThreadShed is utterly unique and personal to the visiting designer. Holidaymakers come to me with a headful of ideas and together we play with online images, and use the Silhouette software, to turn their raw ideas into great T-shirt designs.
This week a father and son team turned their back on simple stock images and instead drew their own images. Each individual drawing represented an activity during their holiday in glorious Pembrokeshire. There were drawings of their Airbnb jet plane accommodation (complete with a PlayStation in the cockpit), a fun game of football golf, a kayaking adventure through caves, and of course a visit to The ThreadShed, and all were were drawn by the super bright and creative 7 year old holidaymaker and his Dad. The images came straight out of his imagination and a stack of coloured pencils.
Now that’s the way to remember a great holiday huh?
I am never really stuck for a special gift for someone. I just pop out to The ThreadShed and create something appropriate and personal. This week some friends in the village were celebrating their silver wedding anniversary with a party at their gorgeous beach front house The Dingle (Check it out as it’s available to rent for holidays in our beautiful village).
Let’s face it 25 years is mighty impressive in these days of ‘short term marriage’ so I really wanted to mark it with a special gift. After a bit of ‘mind craft’ I plumped for a plump, personalised cushion embroidered in silver of course.
The party was super, the Prosecco, was flowing, and the plump little cushion came up trumps.
Oh and I take orders for personalised cushions and I have hundreds of colours of beautiful embroidery threads and some gorgeous fabrics awaiting your own perfect creation for a perfect celebration.
I had two gorgeous young visitors to The ThreadShed this week. Two holidaymakers came on an ‘arty farty design your own T-shirt’ experience with me.
They were bright, confident, lovely children with very clear ideas of what they wanted for their own tees. We had a great afternoon working up their designs together and they were both so pleased with their final designs. One T-shirt was of a golfing and sleeping theme and the other a horse and hydrangea design. They were both a delight to work with and I hope they come back and try some other ‘arty farty’ crafts with me when they next visit beautiful Freshwater East.
Don’t forget I take bookings for arty farty experiences for both children and adults. It’s always fun no matter how old or young you are ❤️