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FizzyT, December 18th, 2015

elfieWell, I think I’ve found the most annoying Christmas jumper of the year. Maybe ever. So terrible that I’m tempted to buy it for a secret santa next year, just to annoy the crap out of someone. Or everyone.

This culprit currently in the sale at ASOS features the two most hated things taht may ever have been invented; the selfie and the selfie stick. Together with a  cringeworthy elf joke. It’s a trio of hideousness. Truly. Even with the greatest irony in the world, I couldn’t force myself to wear it. Which kinda makes it the most genius Christmas jumper ever!

FizzyT, December 15th, 2015

pink-floyd-dark-side-of-the-moonMy mistake, when I saw the news this morning I thought it says Major Twin Peakes launching into space and all I could imagine was some mammoth mammary mountain reaching high into the stratosphere, Katie Price lying on her back kind of thing. But no, we’re putting a chap in space, well done us. Or rather well done Major Tim Peake, sorry about the whole name faux pas, oughtn’t really have made me snigger in the way it did, but I am quite childish.

Anyway, what with my word associations all going a little awry today, I thought a little lunar number might be make up for it. Bon voyage, Major!

FizzyT, December 13th, 2015

xmas babyWhat to get for a baby’s first Christmas? Cuddly toys and teddies are wonderful, but how about something more personal that can be kept forever. A great gift for someone’s who’s had a baby or even your own baby, is choosing something from our range our personalised baby wear and making it unique. That way you give something that’s both practical and a gift to treasure. A lovely idea which will delight and give endless joy.

FizzyT, December 11th, 2015

T Shirt Studio has teamed up with the Royal Air Force to create some truly stunning designs. The shape, colour and arrangement of everything is a perfect fir for what we wanted to achieve. Any kind of collaboration is incredibly rewarding; translating someone’s designs, making them a beautiful reality is beyond satisfying, and when it’s for the Royal Air Force, well, an extra bit more special. Enjoy! tss-raf-per-ardva-ad-astra

FizzyT, December 9th, 2015

i 6Excited that we’ve got iPhone 6 cases to personalise. Such an awesome Christmas gift, as you can only imagine how many people have iPhones on their wish list. Actually, you can’t. There’s too many of them.

Phones cases are one of our most popular Christmas items, and you can definitely understand why. The amount of new iPhones soaring across the skies to reach us in time all need to be protected from nights out, falling out of pockets and big hairy teenage feet.

Choose something different this year, and give an iPhone a chance!

FizzyT, December 2nd, 2015

gangsta santsThe Christmas jumper is yet another trend I’ve failed to embrace. I sort of wish I could carry it off, though the truth is, that it’s just too horribly close to what I wore when I was little, and I can’t really get jiggy with the irony.

I quite like this badass Gangsta Santa from New Look though. Quite a dude, with shades and sackfuls of attitude instead of toys. I could go for this. Almost.

FizzyT, December 1st, 2015

CaptureBeing a bit of an avid Ebay-er, I’ve come across quite a few listings where someone’s selling things given to them by an ex boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife. I’m not sure if it’s Schadenfreude, but they’re usually quite funny, even if it’s in a way that makes you wince a little. You really get the feeling that things didn’t end well; whether the listing’s about financial gain or revenge is quite often the most uncomfortable bit, although the sense of humour usually comes through. Mostly.

So when I found out there’s a whole website dedicated to gifts from ‘The Ex’, I wasn’t sure whether it would be a bit cursed. ‘Never Liked it Anyway‘ is a whole website dedicated to flogging stuff given to you by The B*****d or the B***h. Tongue in cheek-ish, it is a whole cathartic process of exorcising your demons. I’m kinda hooked on the stories that accompany the things that are being sold, though I think maybe that’s wrong. Anyway, for the spurned or the spurnee, this is a must see!

FizzyT, November 27th, 2015

tss-rs-tree [524426]We’ve got some fab new designs for Christmas, all made by our talented Matt, so I though I’d share one with you today.

First up, the classic Christmas Tree. This is a lovely one for your t-shirt, teddy bear’s shirt or hoodie. What I love about rhinestones is that they look so delicate, but give a load of robust sparkle and a little bit of magic. This one you can personalise with your own text, colour and of course, choice of garment. Just chosse a colour for the tree, and another colour for the base and your text. Add some sparkle to Christmas!

FizzyT, November 22nd, 2015

PreviewYouDesign (22)If you’re looking for a Secret Santa, or a great stocking filler, look no further. We’ve got such a huge range of gifts, for every budget and everyone. From woolly scarves with your local team on, to mugs with pictures of the grandchildren, to huggy soft toys for loved ones, there’s something you can make really personal without having to take out a new mortgage.

Personalised items really do make a special present, and can bring joy for years to come. Take a look around the site, you’ll find there’s more than you could ever imagine! Ho ho ho and happy shopping!

FizzyT, November 17th, 2015

headWell, they did say it would be gale force winds! This week’s been all over the place. There was sunshine, and some pleasantness, but now it’s gone full out winter mode. Time to beat the windswept look and go for warm and snug instead. So much nicer than your hair standing on end, teeth a-chattering!

Our Peruvian hats are just the thing for winter. The bees knees, the cat’s pyjamas and the dog’s…er…biscuits (!) all rolled into one! Warm and cosy, with the best ear flaps! Perfect for any outdoor activity, ridiculously warm, and mega easy to wash. You’ll be so glad you got one of these. You are welcome!