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FizzyT, October 22nd, 2015

piratesI’m a massive fan of our personalised hoodies throughout the range. They are just so warm and easy to wash, they’re a bit of a snuggly staple in my wardrobe.

Our kids hoodies are just great too, and perfect for this in between weather. Kids love to design their own items as well, so a legitimate half term activity is to let them create their clothes. Either with the help of our templates, their own design or something you cunningly steer them towards, this is guaranteed to be something they love and will be mega practical. Win win!

FizzyT, October 20th, 2015

Halloween is just around the corner, winking at us with greedy little handfuls of sweets and chocolate and exploding costumes.┬áPersonally, I love a good pumpkin but that’s about as far as my enthusiasm goes in that ghoulish direction.

I do rather like this t-shirt by the amazingness that is Threadless however. Part pumpkin from the Nightmare Before Christmas,shirt_guys_01 part pirate, part uber cutesome cuddliness, this one has definitely got my vote for Trick or Treating, pumpkin carving or just anything atumn-y. Happy Halloween!

FizzyT, October 7th, 2015

CaptureI’m quite sure that Hillary Clinton must be one of the most unflappable women in the States. Having survived the Monica Lewinski affair with a remarkable show of dignity, having to overcome the comments on her dress code must be pretty small fry.

I love how her campaign t-shirt is a take off of her trademark trouser suit. Never a good look (unless you’re Lucy Liu, which frankly, she isn’t), Hillary has embraced the joke, and taken it one further. If a sense of humour was useful in politics, she’d win the race by a mile! Go Hilly!

FizzyT, September 28th, 2015

pudseyThe Children in Need figurehead is a poorly bear, known to all as Pudsey. A near iconic symbol of one the most famous children’s charities, Pudsey Bear graces the annual fund-raising tee in many different guises, but never as snazzy as this year’s incarnation by designer Giles Deacon.

Well known for his t-shirt designs, Deacon has come up with some amazing t-shirts here. Metallic and glitzy, more than slightly abstract, these are sure to appeal to the fashion concious as well as the faithful followers.

To buy your tee, go to the Children in Need website, this is one funky charity tee you’ll be happy to wear!

FizzyT, September 12th, 2015

winecowThis is my new favourite toy. The tipsy cow. Possibly the nicest kind of curdly toy, and a whole udder level of cute gifts. Sorry. I can’t help but milk this a little bit…….even if I’m whey overstepping the mark!

Take a look at our range of stuffed toys. Gorgeous and cute, design their tee with photos, slogans or use our templates to create your own designs…..go on, they’re am000zing!!!

FizzyT, September 8th, 2015

refugeeswelcomePossibly the most traumatic happening in the area where T Shirt Studio is based, was the Great Floods of 2007. Throughout a very rainy day, puddles became pools, roads became unassailable rivers, and houses became swimming pools. I quite remember sitting on the stairs of my friend’s house sipping a G&T Carry on up the Khyber style as her piano floated past below us. It took over 6 months before her house was back to normal, and she still gets queasy when she thinks about the mismatched curtains in the B&B she stayed in for the duration of the renovations.

The trauma of our floods however, is just a minuscule glimpse of what it must be like for people really fleeing in fear of their lives. The panic of trying to save your children to the extent you’d jump on a rickety ship or cling to a lorry; where the Hobson’s Choice of your options are a toss up between certain death or almost certain death. It’s not even wanting a better life that’s motivating some people. It’s just wanting life.

Whilst the ins and outs of the conflict situations and civil wars around the world are beyond me, I think we have to make an effort to try and understand the plight of others in the world. Solutions are going to be hard and painful to come by. Compassion should be easy to find.


FizzyT, September 3rd, 2015

CaptureSometimes I wonder if vintage style t-shirts are more popular than modern tees, which is sort of ironic, seeing as there’ll all modern in a way. Anyway, that’s just one of those things that makes me chuckle on a grim, windy day. These t-shirts by Project Social T make me very happy. Available from Topshop, this American brand has really nailed the vintage look, (I hate that expression ‘nailed it’, it’s like ‘bang on trend’ makes me want to scream, don’t know why I used it, sorry).

So, anyway, these tees are really good design, vintage-y well worn look, cool and laid back, with some great styles of tees and sweats. Perfect modern vintage!

FizzyT, August 30th, 2015

CaptureT-shirt printing can be pretty fun and frivolous. I love it when it’s both, as it can really brighten up an outfit. Well, a pair of jeans probably.

This fruit sticker printed number by Opening Ceremony from Net a Porter is the designer take on what would be me sticking old bar or mats or similar onto a piece of card, taking a photo and putting it onto a tee. Thus it is more creative and artistic, yet considerably more expensive. I do rather love my bargain basement approach, but this is the real deal. Check out their range for other great t-shirt ideas that you could do yourself….!!

FizzyT, August 23rd, 2015

I love a bit of a sweaty work out, whether it be going for a run, exerting myself to get to the fridge for more cake, there’s always energy needed. And now I’ve discovered the beauty of moisture wicking I am unstoppable. Well, until I run out of steam that is, which takes about 5 minutes actually running and 4 cake trips, whichever is more likely. Ahem.

Anyway, here’s a Sweaty Betty number, which really does stop you getting all soggy. The fabric acts as a sort of sponge, drawing ikky sweat into it’s fibres and keeping you dry. The latest fads and trends in exercise and sport do expect you to get as revoltingly soggy as possible, so something that doesn’t weigh you down is most desirable. But, ew, don’t forget to wash it occasionally!

FizzyT, August 19th, 2015

Absolutely love this really unique ┬át-shirt design, for a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro that’s looking and advertising for sponsors. I really like that each of our t-shirts are made individually to order, so you can have a variety of designs that are slightly (or wholly) different, so really facilitating smaller projects that don’t want to set up a screen print run or make a bulk order. The thought that someone is doing this for a good cause and in such a cool yet nifty way is really brilliant.

Hope to see this at the summit of the mountain in a few months or weeks time!