Progression of the Path to Fresh East …

Watching a work in progress is quite amazing. Lee has the most infinite patience in his approach to his art and a painting can take many many hours as it slowly transforms from the mapped out sketch to the glorious detailed finished masterpiece. This is beautifully demonstrated with this set of four photos of his recently finished “Path to Fresh East” … what do you think?

If this inspires you and you adore Freshwater East don’t forget we are selling a limited edition of mounted prints 20″ x 16″ at £40. Just drop us a message We are happy to post out worldwide too as long as postage is covered!

Path to Fresh East…

It’s rare The Husband paints a landscape … but I sooooooooo wanted to have a canvas of our beautiful bay at Freshwater East. One day, as we were walking onto the beach, he took a quite stunning photo and happily decided to paint it. The finished piece is absolutely wondrous and huge … really huge. We needed a very large space to hang it on and some good friends of ours have just bought themselves a fabulous inn in nearby Lamphey. The place has so much character, with lovely bed rooms for overnight stays, an amazing chef (who I just know is going to cook up a storm) and a lovely spacious environment for customers to relax and enjoy. They were truly delighted to hang the breathtaking canvas above the period fireplace in their quirky bar area. We think it looks fabulous there and we would like to wish Anna, Greg, Victoria and Andy, as well as their chef Antoni, every success as they open the doors of The Dial Inn for the first time today. Good luck!

Oh and a limited number of mounted A3 size prints are available for £40 each ❤️

Festive Skirts for Sale …

I’ve been busily stitching up some festive skirts in gorgeous vintage fabric.

I have 5 available … in a mixture of sizes such as 14-16, 16-18 and 18-20 (ish) at £20 each and they come with a tie headband and their own dust bag for safe storage outside the festivities.

They really are beautiful and so very flattering too as the fullness is at the bottom and there is no bulk around the middle.

Every lovely lady needs a festive skirt surely? To purchase just drop me a message … 

1. Bold Xmas print in reds and greens and a gorgeous heavy true vintage fabric – waist 35” and length 24” (14-16)

2. Bold Xmas print in gorgeous heavy true vintage fabric – waist 39” and length 27” (18-20)

3. Beautiful red green and gold true vintage Santa fabric – waist 39” and length 25” (18-20ish)

4. Stunning green true vintage fabric of golden bells and red/green holly – waist 38” and length 26” (16-18ish)

5. Gorgeous red true vintage fabric with golden bells and red/green holly – waist 38” and length 25”(16-18ish)

Jingle Hell …

Not quite so joyful during the festivities? Trashcan Emporium can help you express your feelings to the world with our 4 new and unique festive Tshirt designs…

1. Bad Santa (an original drawing sublimated onto a polycotton Tee)

2. Balls to Xmas (glitter vinyl on cotton Tee)

3. Jingle Hell (glitter vinyl on cotton Tee)

4. Ding Dong Merrily I’m High (glitter vinyl on cotton Tee)

(Message us to place an order)

Please do tell us which one is your favourite?

Unicorns and Cookie Monsters …

The “Arty Farty design your own TShirt” advertised on AirBnB as an experience is definitely the most popular thing to do in The ThreadShed. Each TShirt that leaves the ThreadShed is unique and is a wonderful reflection of the personality and character of the designer.

Recently two fabulous holidaymakers visiting the area came with their own pretty clear design ideas and it was great fun working with them both and watching their ideas evolve. Their final happy designs of a cookie monster bursting through a big cookie and a pink unicorn dead lifting giant balls of rainbow wool brought some smiles and will be a very unique reminder of their holiday in Wales.

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Showing the sewing …

Smiley, chatty Emily popped along to The ThreadShed for a sewing lesson during a half term visit to her Granny. There is an option on my wonderful Brother sewing machine to remove the foot pedal and instead use a button to stop and start the machine. This is a great feature when working with children and helps them get to grips with controlling both the fabric and the needle. Emily told me that her favourite fruit was watermelon so we also decided to embroider a cute personalised patch to sew onto her cushion. The animal print furry fabric Emily chose was quite bulky, and not so easy to sew as the two sides didn’t stay together easily. However when we were finished Emily checked the cushion very carefully to make sure it was all stitched properly. Her inspection was so thorough that Granny and I decided Emily had a future career in quality control. The end result was FAB-U-LOUS and Emily now has a gorgeous, personalised, fluffy cushion for her bedroom that she has made herself and how many 10 year olds can say that huh?

Sewing away …

Sometimes a Mummy on her holiday in Wales comes to The ThreadShed to enjoy a little quiet sewing time. This week a lovely Mummy devoted some peaceful hours to learning to sew, whilst Dad took two adorable children to Pembroke Castle for some half term adventures. The day before the Mummy messaged me “I am a complete novice – I apologise in advance!” Yet, on the day of the “arty Farty sew your own skirt experience” she sewed confidently, neatly and deftly, and in around 3.75 hours (almost setting an experience record) her gorgeous summery skirt, in a white cotton fabric with teeny coloured polka dots, was all finished.

My peaceful little ThreadShed, situated just 0.2 miles from stunning Freshwater East Bay, is the perfect space for busy mummies (or daddies) to learn something new in a calm, quiet, cosy (very pink) environment. We have gift vouchers available so why not gift a sewing experience to someone you love?