You’d Better Beware!

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!!!😄❤️)

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Pointing the Finger …

I simply love how humour helps change perceptions in some life situations. Yesterday we had a fabulous customer at the studio who had a little accident with a carbide cutting blade and unfortunately lost the top of his finger.

A visit to Lee at the studio and the result is a quite wonderful work of art on the top of the remainder of his finger.

I think it’s a brilliantly smiley example of unique and wonderful tattoo art. Just love it!

What do you think?

Sew much fun …

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?

Record Breakers…

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.”

A feather in my cap…

I blinkin’ love weddings I really do! I’m so happy to have found the perfect dress to wear to a wedding I’m going to this week and I am excited to wear it for the first time. However it’s the little finishing touches that I have such fun with and so I made this teeny little fascinator hair slide to exactly match my fabulous new (to me) true vintage dress. I think that the fascinator is a proper feather in my cap don’t you?

Lovebirds ❤️

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 ❤️

Proud to be Nice, Caring and Very Hyper …

Well I’ve been having a pretty fun time in The ThreadShed over the holidays with lots of lovely visitors getting all arty farty …

First up was the very lovely Emily who enjoyed designing a cute tee for her little sister…

And just as Emily was leaving this gorgeous pair of holiday-makers arrived. They were visiting the area with their mummy and daddy, who very gratefully snuck off for a scrummy lunch, at our fabulous village pub, the Freshwater Inn, whilst the children enjoyed being T-shirt designers …

Both sets of visitors wrote in my brand new “Leave Me a Beautiful Message” book! I must remember to ask all my customers to do this because, after all, life needs to be filled with beautiful messages don’t you think?