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FizzyT, July 28th, 2015

Possibly the cutest new baby gift ever here. Our super soft comfort blankets are a super soft fleecy square with a little itty bitty lammekin on one side. So ridiculously gorgeous, these are a delightful gift for a newborn, easy to wash and of course perfect for us to embroider with your choice of name.

There’s something about creating a personalised baby gift that just seems, well so much more personal than anything else. This is something to treasure for ages, and at £13 is not too spendy for an instant heirloom. Cuddles ahoy this is cuteness overload!

FizzyT, July 24th, 2015

Did you notice it was raining a littleYes, absolutely revolting and totally scuppering any plans I may have had to venture out of doors and sit in an idyllic pub garden sipping fruity marvellousness. Instead I am hugging a hoodie from the inside out and wondering whether this is the night to burn the accumulated recycling. And heat up some soup.

I love our hoodies in all weathers, but when it’s a not so mild summer’s evening, then they’re really nothing better. Choose from the value option, lightweight and a bargain at twenty quid, or opt for the heavier premium hoodies, either zipable or non zipable. Embrodered to your chilly heart’s content. Perfect and snug, just what you need in July!

FizzyT, July 21st, 2015

At the back of our cupboard sits a variety of T Shirt Studio oldies. Some of the first printed mugs we ever produced, well over ten years ago now, are still going strong, barely faded and still loved. This one took a bit of a tumble, and is now in the geriatric pile, but won’t ever get thrown away.

Our mugs are brilliant blank canvasses for your children’s heartbreakingly rubbish first drawings. There’s a lovely naivety about them that you just have to capture whilst it lasts, because it’ll be gone in an instant. That’s why capturing their efforts on something you use every day is so precious. Even when the handle breaks and it’s done a tonne in the dishwasher, it’s still there reminding you of some sweet moments. And for only a fiver, you can enjoy our mugs for a bargain. Priceless!

FizzyT, July 19th, 2015

By far the funniest thing I’ve seen all week was this baby on board sticker and it’s literal counterpart of baby doll on a plank. Whilst safety features are obviously important, the stickers on the back of cars warning you that someone’s little princess in inside can sometimes feel slightly irksome, especially when those with said stickers cut you up, lane hog or park you in.

It’s made me chuckle quietly for enough days now to realise it has to go on one of our coffee mugs. Providing the odd snigger alongside your teabreak beverage of choice is always fun and a great idea if you’re stuck for a small yet effective birthday gift.

FizzyT, July 12th, 2015

When our towels first came out, I totally queue jumped to get them as gifts for everybody’s children. Along with our water bottles, pretty much the most practical thing you can ever bestow on a parent of small things. Big bright bold fonts, a selection of colours, and really hard wearing, these not only save hours sewing name tapes onto towels (sellotape just doesn’t cut it for things that are going to get wet), but you can also see them from afar when your eyes are all ikky from being in the pool. A thing I recently learned was down to urine, not chlorine. Nice.

This little number must be at least four years old and is still going like a trojan. The towel has wrapped a shivering child many a time, been left out on the washing line for weeks and been unintentionally boil washed to within an inch of it’s life, and yet the embroidery hasn’t snagged or faded and the towel hasn’t pulled.

This is a ‘from tot to teenager’ number and I have to say, hands down the best presents I’ve ever given. Coming to a beach or a swimming pool near you soon!

FizzyT, July 9th, 2015

I love our phone cases. Hardy, durable and compatible with various iPhone and Samsung models, these are a klutz’s delight. Design with your own photo, logo or use one of our templates to create not only a really personal phone cover, but one that will make your phone easy to find (or is that less easy to lose?!), much more likely to survive the paces that you put it through and create something that’s truly original.

The phone cases have flown off the proverbial shelves ever since we started stocking them, and we’re so excited that we’ve frozen the price and they’re all just a tenner. Great as a gift, or for keeping your own phone in tippity top condition!

FizzyT, July 6th, 2015

Paris Hilton hacks me off for a lot of reasons. Mainly because she paved the way for the Kardashian’s to achieve global domination through sheer vacuousness, though her own vacuousness seems mild in comparison.

Hilton is pretty much the original heiress airhead, to the extent that jar of marmite would appear to be a positive Hawking-like genius if the two were put together. Whilst Hilton has been totally eclipsed by Klan Kardashian (KK started out as Hilton’s stylist), she still parties on with the pooches in the background. A stint dj-ing and also singing has been fairly underwhelming, and apart from the reality TV obsession she cruelly unleashed on the world, there’s not much more to say.

This week she hit the news for being involved in a prank on Egyptian television. On a small plane, Hilton was tricked believing that the plane was just about to crash. Whether she was in on the ‘prank’ is unclear, you can watch the whole thing and judge for yourself, although it’s pretty dire, so I wouldn’t bother. The message the prank says loud and clear is that public humiliation is prime time viewing. Not just humiliation, but someone possibly thinking they’re going to die. As annoying as Hilton may be, do we really want to see her living out her last moments on earth? Even if she has subjected us to her singing. As the barriers are pushed ever further to provide what passes for entertainment, it strikes me that cheap thrills at someone else’s expense can’t be much fun, this though…..yuk.

So today it’s a Paris tribute tee, just to remind me that I’m almost feeling sorry for her, and that’s a thing I thought I would never do!


FizzyT, July 1st, 2015

Blimey, we don’t need telling that it’s the hottest first of July, like, ever. I’ve got huge sympathy for people stuck on the Tube, or other insufferably sweltering spots right now. Just about anywhere is too hot really, except maybe in a dungeon or at the bottom of the fridge.

If you haven’t already, this is the time to take an extended iced tea break and design some summer clobber. Towels and t-shirts spring to mind. Today is not the day to think ahead to the long months of winter! Our personalised towels are soft and fluffy, fantastic for beaches,or kids at the pool. We can embroider a name or a group, you choose the colours and the font. Just the thought of cool water should help. If not, a long sip of something fruity!