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Archive for May 2015

FizzyT, May 29th, 2015

Our phone cases are proving ever more popular as phones are such a part of our lives and tend to get thrown around like nothing else. Encasing them in an extra tough layer of plastic is truly practical, and our cases have the added advantage that you can personalise them with your own photo or image.

The robust cases come in a range of iPhone or Samsung compatible sizes, so you can choose just the right one for your mobile. Holiday snaps and baby photos are super popular, but you can create your own design or using our templates come up with a unique motif which will suit your own humour and style.

Whatever you decide, dial in style and make your phone an accessory as well as a necessity!

FizzyT, May 27th, 2015

I confess, I know absolutely nothing about US politics. Shocking, isn’t it? And whilst I am sitting here typing words to the effect that I really haven’t got time to find out, I could, in fact be looking up US politics and at least getting some kind of a basic grasp. I mean, how hard can it be?

Ah well, one of these days I’ll fill the gap in my knowledge and surprise you all. In the meantime, being vaguely aware of Hilary Clinton running for President or some kind of election, I was quite taken with her official merchandise, which shows that either she or someone in her team has a whopping sense of humour.

Sartorially, Ms Clinton favours the trouser suit as her political garb (no peskily stained dresses for this lady), so it’s quite funny that her official presidential tee is a printed take on said favourite item of clothing, with the words ‘Pantsuit Up’ on the back (they just don’t know the word trousers which I would say is a bit of a disadvantage)

Anyway, whatever she stands for, Hils gets our vote. Ok, so I promise I’ll find out one of these days!

FizzyT, May 21st, 2015

I was struck by an article in today’s Daily Mail featuring the ever entertaining Sarah Ferguson hefting a tote bag to a glamorous party in Cannes with the faces of her daughters when they were babies.

All grown up, hat and holiday mad now, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice are still the apple of their mother’s eye, and it’s sort of sweet to see that battered personalised item still in use and treasured. No matter how dated and decrepit, something like this will always bring back fond memories, and will never be thrown away.

I love this drawing that a friend’s daughter did of her father. Preserved for posterity on nothing less than a mug, a jigsaw and an apron. It’ll be lovely to see them used and loved and treasured for as long as they last.

FizzyT, May 17th, 2015

Well, I thought since the Royal baby is still going strong it was time for another princess baby grow. This one is made from the softest organic cotton, which is lovely next to the skin, and of course is free from chemicals and pesticides. Cotton is a particularly yummy crop for insects, and gets sprayed with all kinds of nasties. Choosing organic and Fair Trade is a great choice not only for your baby, but the familes of workers in cotton growing regions. And we have an amazing range of brilliant designs and templates, so if it’s for your own little prince or princess, or as a gift, you can choose something really special.

FizzyT, May 13th, 2015

For ages and ages, it seemed like summer was a thing of the past and that I’d be swaddled in hoodies and hot water bottles forever. It’s a particularly harsh kind of hibernation when you’re concious and shivering for 6 months of the year.

Still, the heating is now off (if, occasionally I leave the oven door open when I’m cooking. Efficient, not) and summer has to be just around the corner. So, time to dust out your t-shirts, emerge from your cocoon of cake fuelled warmth and start designing your summer t-shirts. Perfect for festivals, sports, yoga and personal fashion; designing your own clothing gives you that amazing feeling of creativitiy without any of the messy clearing up to do. And you get new stuff to wear. Awesome!

FizzyT, May 8th, 2015

Golly, it’s been quite a night! I was sooo convinced Labour would win, but there we go. Ed Miliband is on his way down, along iwth other well known politicians. Today, although there will be lots of happy SNP and Conservative supporters grinning in triumph, there will be a whole lot of Lib Dem and Labour hopefuls who are downcast and defeated. It was a massively big surprise, and I hope that you got the result you wanted. If not, here’s one for you. A bit of a twist on the absolute classic, with a nice bit of misery thrown in for goodwill. Chin up, it’s nearly the weekend!!!

 

FizzyT, May 6th, 2015

If you’ve been on another planet, you may have missed the fact that a new Royal baby was born. Otherwise you’ll already be saturated with the knowledge that Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, possibly already the most papped bump in the world, now has a face.

Already the right royal merchandising carousel has begun. You can buy commemorative everythings, from Yorkshire Tea to t-shirts the best of which being a nice little Not On the High Street slogan number. the baby t-shirt says ‘I was Charlotte first’ obviously stamping any other baby Charlotte’s parents with the sign of good taste which led them to choose the popular name. Personally, I think it would make more sense for grown ups named Charlotte to wear the same tee, as it would make an even better statement. Maybe an ‘I’ve been Charlotte for years and I’m still not a bloody princess’ t-shirt. I’ll ask my friend Charlotte she’s feel special wearing one. Not sure how it’d go down actually.