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 ❤️
I love helping people get all ‘arty farty’ and I have such a happy time hosting creative experiences in The ThreadShed. This weekend a Mother and Son visited all the way from Connecticut in the good ole US of A and designed some fabulous Tees to celebrate Grandpa’s 99th birthday! (Fair play Grandpa that is pretty epic). Also the son was so impressed with Lee’s original artwork that he booked in to have the image tattooed on his shoulder and on his very last day in the UK too! Damn good taste that man!!!
The next day my visitors were an adorable, loved up couple, celebrating their second wedding anniversary by enjoying a gloriously sunny, long weekend in beautiful Pembrokeshire. The second anniversary is traditionally “cotton” and so what could be more perfect than making a couple of Tees in the ThreadShed huh?
Happy Monday all and another creative fun day for me ❤️
I absolutely love adding a few new T-Shirt designs to our collection! Brother-in-law came to visit this weekend and is a fan of the ‘old skool’ Tattoo style art. We found some great pieces in Lee’s drawing book in and I was able to add them onto some T-shirts for him to take back to London. Inspired by the new designs I decided it was time to make myself a new Tee too and used Lee’s flaming heart and dagger drawing that I received as my Valentine Gift this year. Instead of wearing my heart on my sleeve I can now wear it on my Tee.
Don’t forget any of Lee’s art you admire can also be added to a Tee and of course will proudly bear our unique ‘Trashcan Emporium’ label.
We also have a pretty good selection of arty Tees in the studio at the mo so why not stop by and wear your art on your Tee too!
After the recent cartoonizing of the very handsome George I soon had another request to cartoonize another lovely pup. Myla, a 4 month old Golden Retriever is the latest doggy addition to our dog loving family, and is owned by Daughter and Boyfriend. Myla is one adorable little pup and I was delighted to cartoonize her. I so enjoyed transforming Myla into a Pink Retriever but Daughter was determined that Myla should only be cartoonized as golden, being a Golden Retriever and all that. I did have such fun with Myla’s gorgeous image and I am really delighted as how the cartoons came out. I love how vivid and golden she is and of course that soulful expression pulls on the heart strings. Sublimated onto a black Tee Myla looks absolutely stunning and I also popped her cartoon onto a little black rucksack for when she goes on doggy play dates or sleep overs.
If you would also like to cartoonize your doggy (or moggy), onto a bag or a Tee or whatever, then I’m your gal, and you really don’t need to keep your Golden Retriever golden, your Chocolate Lab chocolate or your Red Setter red either …
Meet George, the very handsome Vizsla.
Yesterday George visited The Thread Shed with his proud mam and dad who were going to spend a couple of hours with me designing their own T-Shirts. Unfortunately my trusted Silhouette programme, on which I have designed and made over 600 images, chose yesterday to be completely evil, and every time we tried to play with George’s photo to turn him into a cartoon doggy, Silhouette would crash and die. Images I had previously saved were lost, files disappeared, and Silhouette began rapidly flashing on and off. Because I have always used Silhouette so successfully unfortunately I didn’t have a back up plan to cope with it’s very bad and extremely naughty behaviour. Luckily George’s parents were simply lovely and very patient, and finally we abandoned Silhouette and they headed over to Paint to create their designs.
Handsome George became a cute cartoon doggy on his mam’s Tee, and some original geometric designs were sublimated onto his dad’s Tee.
This morning I have been investigating and it seems that a Windows 10 update may have caused a compatibility issue with Silhouette. Further investigations are underway.
A huge thank you to George and his mum and dad for being such lovely visitors, and for their humour and patience. I really hope they will enjoy wearing their unique and original T-shirts designed (eventually) here at The ThreadShed in Fresh East.
The moral of this story, of course, is ALWAYS HAVE A BACK UP PLAN.
Over the holiday period our Freshwater East T-shirts have been snapped up by lots of people to give to friends and relatives as gifts. We know for sure that some ended up in Australia and Hawaii but we also know some have just gone on a little holiday.
Here is one happy T-Shirt currently on holiday in Malaga.
We love to see our creations all around the world so do send us your pics … and we really do think that Freshwater East is probably the best beach in the world ❤️
I have been busily making us some new Tees for our forthcoming little jaunt. I absolutely adore this vest with a print of some art that Lee created for a Valentines gift for me.
It immortalises our first dance as Mr and Mrs, whilst still in the beautiful chapel at Manorbier Castle, to ‘Baby I Love You’ by The Ramones.
I am one lucky gal … and so to my beautiful, creative, colourful, kind, and now beardless husband…
‘Baby I Love You Too’ ❤️