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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, June 5th, 2015

Well, this is summer now. No more excuses weather. At the start of the week, it was so cold and windy I lit a fire, and now it’s so hot I need a whole new summer wardrobe in an instant.

When the Great British Weather finally decides to play ball, it’s mega important to keep hydrated. Our personalised water bottles are great to carry around, or to drop into your child’s school bag. You can add any design you want, a photo, image, logo or just a name (for school children or if you’ve forgotten your own). Also, and quite importantly, it’s much cheaper and more environmental than buying bottled water. If you don’t like the  taste of your tap water, you could buy a water filter, and it’d still be cheaper.

A great idea for one, all and everyone! 

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, March 8th, 2015

It’s International Women’s Day, which is a platform to celebrate and encourage women the world over to inspire themselves. And to be pissed off at tampon tax and unequal pay and not to be able to take safety for granted. You’d think that in the 21st Century, women wouldn’t need their own International Day, but they do, and you only need to flick your eyes across the top news stories to see that our increasingly developed world is becoming more like the Dark Ages every day.

So, to celebrate and encourage women, here’s a choice quote on a mug. This line by Janis Joplin isn’t just about feminism, it’s about everyone equally, which is kinda the point I guess.

FizzyT, February 16th, 2015

So this all came about when I read an article in the Independent the other day listing some of the most cringeworthy lines from 50 Shades of Grey. It was one of those terrible moments when I couldn’t stop reading even though I knew that I would never get that time back. I think I lost a bit of my breakfast onto the computer screen. Or was it my brain! Obviously, the phenomenon that is EL James doesn’t give a flying fart if her prose made me do a sicky, she’s sold megamillions of her mommy porn master(bate)piece. I kinda wish she knew the pain she was causing tho.

Anyway the lovely Violet has mocked up a mug to celebrate the most overused, oversexed sentences in the book. Now there’s no escaping, we are, quite literally, bound to it forever. Yeah, thanks for that Violet! My tea bag will never look at me in the same way again! Ew.

FizzyT, January 31st, 2015

So, I ran out of coffee yesterday and didn’t have my morning caffeine shot today. It was so very needed (after Friday night especially) and I had a withdrawal headache (of course not a hangover) so I went out and gorged on espressos until even the coffee cups were palpitating. Apparently coffee has a half life, a bit like uranium. In fact, the strength I drink the stuff, it’s probably more lethal than uranium, and if it gets me up in the morning, it could more than power a few nuclear plants.

So this is a little homage mug to my day today. Our mugs are only a fiver, so perfect for pepping up your essential coffee break. Take a look. Then take a swig, and you’ll start to feel almost human again! 

FizzyT, January 16th, 2015

It’s been a long week this one. Statistics show that January is definitely the longest month, with about 53 days, mostly Mondays, and hardly any weekends. The weather has been atrocious, the world’s a mess and if you’re still keeping up your New Year’s Resolution then it’s only because you were canny and resolved to drink more.

Still, here at TShirt Studio we’re soldiering on, even though our humour is  akin to the dregs of the limescale in the kettle…pretty flakey and fairly tasteless. So here’s a good weekend mug for you. Our mugs are amazing value….still only a fiver, a bargain when you think of the wry grin you get every time you look at it. Countdown to the weekend……we’re nearly there, honest!!!

FizzyT, May 20th, 2014

One of my favourite mug kinds of personalised mug is the morning coffee ‘arrrghhhh I don’t want to get up’ kind of slogan. There are loads of these around, or you can make up your own.

This is one of my all time favourites….and it makes a great gift or just a little treat for yourself. Write it yourself, or use one of our fonts…..or force a small child to write it for you….there’s something more bleary about a five year old’s handwriting!

FizzyT, April 28th, 2014

Think this is my favourite of our t-shirt templates (or mugs/hoodies etc). The printed image of a U.S. dollar with your own photo and up to three lines of text. A really good idea for teams, gifts or your own personal design. Add an image and something to go with it, to create your own unique t-shirt…… in the money!!!!