Posh PJs

When your lovely sister buys you glamorous satin pyjamas that have extra long sleeves and legs and you feel so fabulous in them that you decide they just HAVE to be monogrammed ❤️

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Burn Baby Burn…

So… it’s my birthday today and I always get very excited for my birthday gift off The Husband. He is so blinkin’ creative and always surprises me with something extraordinary and very unique that he has made me.

This year was no exception as I received this beautiful present created with the pyrography iron that I bought him for his birthday.

This stunning guitar is going to look absolutely spectacular as an original piece of art hanging on my living room wall but do you know I may even learn to strum a few chords in honour of the fact that this is the first time ever EVER EVER that my portrait has been burnt into a guitar … now how cool is that? ❤️

Draw your own!

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?

Dado’s Memory Pillow …

Sometime I am entrusted with important sewing tasks … such as taking the hem up on an exquisite wedding dress, or altering the waist on a beautiful prom dress. I understand that handing over any item of clothing to a dress-maker for alteration requires trust and confidence, even more so when the clothing has special memories attached and belonged to someone who is greatly loved and missed.

This week I was entrusted with the cardigan of a husband, father and grandfather and his memories have been loved and treasured by his family for many years. His much loved cardigan was often worn by him and features in photographs with not only his own children but also his grandchildren. His cardigan has been so very precious to the family and of course represents happy memories, sweet sentiment, big smiles and huge love.

After a visit to The ThreadShed the cardigan has been transformed into ‘Dado’s Pillow’ and instead of being tucked away in a drawer can be kept on the sofa to bring cuddles and comfort to his family at all times.

Many thanks to his daughter Hannah for her trust in me and for understanding what a precious birthday gift it would be for her Mam. I really hope that Dado is smiling down on his family and enjoying the transformation of the cardigan that he adored so much ❤️

Sisters, Sisters…

The holiday season is well and truly underway here in Freshwater East and that means happy times with holidaymakers in The ThreadShed. I love working with the ideas that children and young people bring for their Tees and helping them create something that is unique and personal to them. They see their design move from laptop screen to sublimation paper and onto the heat press, and the moment of the big reveal when they pull their Tee off the heat press is simply priceless.

I had a great afternoon with these three gorgeous girls this week. Their T-shirts were inspired by kittens, unicorns, pandas, skulls, graffiti and Stranger Things Netflix show (a great programme). They were a lovely creative chatty trio with some clear ideas of what they each wanted.

All three were very happy with their final design and have made something unique and lovely to remind them of a very happy holiday in Pembrokeshire!

Top marks to Dad who booked the experience I say 😄

Transformers … cardies in disguise …

I recently acquired two men’s V-neck pullovers, one in grey and one in green. Now, given The Husband is more likely to flick a V than pick a V, I wasn’t quite sure what todo with them both. After a bit of a ponder, I got out the scissors and with a slice up the middle, a crop of the sleeves and a slash of the waist, a quick overlock on the sewing machine a few rows of crochet and a bit of creative knitting, these totally cute little cardies were created.

A proper transformation huh? Which is your favourite … the cherries or the daisies?

Draw it! Tattoo it!

The Husband always says that if he can draw it then he can tattoo it, and given his drawings are pretty special then it goes without saying that his tattoos are mighty awesome too.

One recent customer tested that with a request for a tattoo of one of Lee’s fabulous Bic Biro skull drawings. As you all probably know Lee has a growing collection of skulls penned in Bic Biro destined for a coffee table book and which we have also printed onto our cool T-shirts and made into very unusual fabric. However, our lovely customer having a tattoo of one of the drawings … just absolutely class!!!