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?

Sew much fun…

A sewing experience in the ThreadShed is individual, personal, attentive and totally focussed on the learning pace of the customer. If I can inspire someone to really start sewing then I’m pretty chuffed! . This week the lovely Julie spent a morning with me learning how to use a sewing machine. Julie is already a creative person (check out her sweet stuff on JMcCrafts), with her very own version of The ThreadShed in her garden, she just wanted to add sewing to her skills and makes. Julie was soon stitching beautifully and had her gorgeous cushion cover all sewn up in just two hours. She chose a gorgeous vintage cotton print and did a proper neat job. Best of all after the session was over Julie messaged me to say her new Brother sewing machine is on order. That a girl!

Arrive angry – leave happy …

Had a great morning in the ThreadShed with a young man down from England scouting the area for schools and houses with his Mam. He had wanted to head back home first thing but Mam had already booked him a design your own TShirt experience at The ThreadShed. Nevertheless he soon got stuck right into the creative process and incorporated all his great ideas into a very unique and personal TShirt.

Best of all he told me that he had arrived angry but left happy! Absolute result!

Happy space – happy place ❤️

Bless this f€%#*$g lush house!

Been playing on my amazing embroidery machine and of course pretending to be one of the Bronte sisters, sitting by the open fire, patiently stitching my sampler (have imagination – run wild).

The result is this gorgeous grey fabric embroidery piece in a vintage wooden frame for that authentic look.

It is just £20 – can be picked up from the studio or we can send out to you if you add £3 postage and packing!

Oh and I can also make these to order with your own “sweet” wording ❤️

Bats about Halloween …

Are you batty about bats? This cool bat drawing came straight out of Freshwater East (not hell) and was just finished by Lee. As a special Halloween Treat we will sublimate this image onto a soft, white poly-cotton Tee for just £12.

Order before 31st October for this special price. Pick up from the studio or we can post it out to you for an additional £3.

Bats all folks!!!