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FizzyT, January 28th, 2017

We’re really excited by the new addition to the T Shirt Studio stable, slate coasters0E7A0556 beautifully printed with your own words or message. Table rings are to be a thing of the past (in my house, anyway) as these brilliant, customised coasters look amazing and protect surfaces.

Available in either a smooth or a rougher edged finish, these beauties only cost a fiver and are just fab to scatter around your house, ready for you to plonk your mugs of tea or coffee or glasses or beer down.

Take a look and get designing today!

FizzyT, December 9th, 2016

0e7a5315To my tiny little mind, present buying shouldn’t start until December. That makes me pretty disorganised according to most people, who had their lists done and dusted in September, but there you are. I don’t know anyone grown up who actually needs anything, so present buying becomes a quest to hunt down gifts that show love, affection and a bit of thought.

One of my favourite ideas is a personalised mug for friends. Pictures, slogans or a list of tea requirements hit the spot every time. Or a picture on a phone case. For a tenner, it’s a gift you know will get used and appreciated.

Or for the ultimate in hug value, take a look at our teddy bears, cows and dogs. Personalise their t-shirts with a picture or a message, and watch the recipient go a little bit misty eyed when they unwrap their very personal gift.

A bit of thought, and a couple of clicks, that’s all it takes. Happy present buying!

FizzyT, July 24th, 2016

cushy1One of my favourite items here at T-Shirt Towers is the cushion. It’s an excellent gift, and your can use one of our templates to create something with your own personal stamp on it, or upload a favourite image.

Today’s top tip is for if you’re uploading a photo onto a cushion. Using our 3D template, you can see exactly how the finished item is going to come out. The cushion on the left is with the image of flowers uncropped. You can see how the shape of the original photograph is rectangular, and stretches across the cushion. For your image to cover a greater surface area of the cushion, crop it into a square shape and see how different it looks, like the second image. Of course, you’re going to lose some of the edges of the photo, so if you’re taking a picture especially for the cushy2cushion, then try and imagine a square frame around your subject.

Either upload your image ready cropped, or click on the little icon next to the image button and have a play with cropping it yourself. Have fun designing!

FizzyT, July 15th, 2016

8V7A8497You could be forgiven for thinking that the country’s ever so slightly confused at the moment. Brexit, Boris and some other chap have left us in what’s known in the trade as a bit of an omnishambles.

Still, summer is here, schools are breaking up all over the place and hundreds of schoolchildren are looking forward to 6 weeks of lie ins and no homework. Who cares if the nation rots when you don’t have to do times tables until they’re coming out of your ears.

Thank you gifts with a personal touch are just the thing for teachers, friends or collegues, whatever time of year. Our most popular teacher mug ever bears the slogan ‘Keep Calm and Pretend it’s on the Lesson Plan’ wise words, maybe we could have a ‘Keep Calm and Pretend You Know what You’re Doing’ for the new incumbents at Westminster as well!!

FizzyT, January 18th, 2016

pizap.com14531366645581Don’t you just wish that January would take a hike? I’m all for the new year, but right now I’m sick of getting up in the dark, and coming home in the dark; I feel like a mole,never seeing the light.

The first thing I do when I get home at the moment is to light the stove and make a cup of tea. This is an old T Shirt Studio number that’s been through the mill so many times, but testament to the durability of our wares. The colour hasn’t faded although it’s sat outside in the garden for weeks on end, been through my rickety old dishwasher and generally not been very well cared for. Still, it welcomes me home and keeps me warm. You’ve got to love it for that.

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, 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 8th, 2015

IMAG0759My Facebook feed is just full of smug little critters I barely know reminding me that there are only 5 Fridays until Christmas, or 39 sleeps or 3 roast dinners or 2 stubbed toes and things like that. I want to punch them. However, it does make me think that there’s one thing that can make Christmas less of a headache and that is knowing you’ve got a whole lot of gifts sorted.

My favourite thing from T-Shirt Studio for a gift is a coffee mug with either a picture or a slogan on it. Easy and useful, it can be a picture of a loved one, or a crap yet cute drawing, or something funny, designed to cause hilarity. Either way, it’s good to know there’s a whole range of options right at your fingertips. And for total peace of mind, check out our delivery times here. Coming up to Christmas, we gets busier and busier and the poor postman is run ragged, so the sooner you get around to it the better and smugger you’ll be!

 

FizzyT, October 16th, 2015

PreviewYouDesign (64)Now that the weather is getting colder, I’m almost totally living in my TSS hoodie, hoodies in fact, as I have more than one. So many more. Reason being that apart from being incredibly toasty warm, is that it comes with totally handy little pouchy pockets within the pockets so your phone doesn’t drop out or get lost within many layers of clothing. Such an amazing invention, you’ll never know how you managed before with your phone in your back pocket bum calling random people you really don’t want to be dialling right now!

Oh, and it has thumb holes. The kind you used to make at school and incurring the wrath of the head. These come as standard. Take that!

 

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!