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we are super excited; 1,2,3 ...woohoo :)
so up until then we'll be working harder to get your orders out before we leave & feel free to order to your hearts content while we are away, as on our return we'll work extra hard to get the back logged cleared :)
Monday, October 26, 2009
Check out these vintage Dracula & Frankenstein original print tshirts from 1974. We think these are the coolest thing to wear this October.
For a limited & spooky time these are only £12.
LAST CHANCE TO ORDER... Time is running out, but if you order by today, you should have them by the weekend. (UK / IRELAND orders only)
Happy halloween X
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Anneka is a freelance illustrator based in Staffordshire, England. She takes inspiration from anything, whether it be a smelly puddle in the street to an old man’s beard; her work is all about having fun and creating playful characters.
we ♥ her style.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Yesterday we got a lovely package in the post. A new batch of our wonderful tea cozies arrived freshly knitted by our delightful 82 year old knitting queen Mary. How amazing is she? Each time Mary sends us a batch, i am always surprised by a woolie rainbow of colour. so grab one while you can... stocks never last long.
visit our tea cozie page
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
our latest model for teeandtoast is 1 year old Malcolm from LA. he loves yogurt, as well as playing "go fetch" and running around in circles. he is the gorgeous son of my wonderful friends Lena & Rodd, who where over visiting during a whirlwind adventure from Korea to LA! thanks for letting Malcolm model for me, & thanks for coming to visit!
Thursday, October 01, 2009
This was a little job i did at the start of the summer for my big brother Paul and his golf pal's, who where over for an Irish golf tournament. (i don't think they won - but they should have at least got a prize for the best golf polo's!)
Next year there will be 12 of them, so i'll have to put my thinking cap on for an even better design!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
As I pottered around the house recently I noticed all the decorations are kinda all about me. gnomes, mushrooms, snoopy, pigs, fairies, vintage fisherprice toys, butterflies, teapots, toasters & lots of rainbow coloured objects. So I felt sorry for my other half and thought what things would he maybe like to fill the house with... surfing, mountains, rivers, maps... grrrrrr! it's all very outdoorsy stuff.
so I came up with this little doodle to add a bit of "my guy" to the house. he likes mountains & occasionally he climbs them. he especially likes climbing snowy mountains, I imagine (as i'll never be there to wittness such events!) that when he climbs to the top he puts his arms in the air and screams "Victory!!!!" just like his favourite character from Entourage, Johnny Drama.
So he hasn't seen it yet, i'll let you know how long it takes for him to notice his mountain that is now situated under a fairy... with a mushroom on one side & a hummingbird on the other!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Keep an eye on the website as we will be uploading lots of lovely picture soon.
Monday, July 06, 2009
for some reason koalas was the 1st thought that came into my head when i heard the title of this fun illustration competition. i was going to have a big scary monster down below, but i thought little koalas hugging on for life was endearing enough. hee hee.
rand renfrow seems to be the brains behind the test everything zines. each month he gives a theme and calls for hand drawn submissions. so the theme this month is "Hugs Will Save Us" and you can only use the colours orange & black.
Fingers crossed our little koalas will make it through to the final 16 that get printed into a zine, but if not it was good to draw new friends :)
for more info: http://testeverythingzine.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/new-theme/
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Get 21% off at www.teeandtoast.com until the 21st June - WORLD T-SHIRT DAY! yip yip yurray!!!
Enter the code: TSHIRTDAY at checkout and hit the refresh button. Enjoy!
Also if you are on twitter we are running silly competitions in the run up to World T Shirt Day.
Todays comp is to tweet us your favourite or silliest joke, the joke that brings the biggest smile to my face wins a free t-shirt worth £20.
Tomorrows comp i think will be doodle based, so keep your eye on twitter to find out more!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I know it's father's day - but it is also International T-shirt Day on Sunday the 21st June, so come visit your local t-shirt company teeandtoast at our stall at the Black Market 12pm – 5pm.
Black Market is a celebration of creativity and the DIY spirit, a marketplace showcasing the work of independent artists, designers, illustrators and crafters alongside bountiful stalls from collectors of records, books, tshirts and vintage clothing. The event offers a unique opportunity to meet these talented creatives, to purchase their wares, trade ideas and hopefully leave feeling inspired to create things yourself.
Black Box, Hill St, Belfast
Sunday 21st June
12pm – 5pm
International T-Shirt Day
June 21 is the day on which T-shirt fans worldwide will celebrate International T-Shirt Day for the second year in a row. There is already a virtual party room available online at www.t-shirtday.com, where t-shirt enthusiasts can get information about this year’s festivities surrounding the event.
Celebrations officially start off with an “Open Runway” held in both Boston and Berlin, Germany. On this open-air fashion runway, T-shirt designers and T-shirt fans will have the opportunity to show their personal designs and looks centred around the world’s most universal clothing item.
In order to wet the appitite for the holiday, T-shirt blogger Adam Fletcher started a countdown to T-Shirt Day which consists of daily contests, riddles and promotions on T-shirt blogs and T-shirt shops around the world. See his schedule here.
Monday, June 08, 2009
I was there on saturday night with a hen party (i should probably apologise to the other customers if we where too loud, but we were all just having the craic!) and the bride-to-be Sam choose the best meal on the menu - i'm still dreaming about her delish salsa monkfish. so i am trying to persuade the boyf to go out for dinner this week just so i can order my own. I think it might be a done deal as i also keep raving about their Bailey's cheesecake - and he's a sucker for cheesecake, heh hee hee :)
Anyway this weekend it is Made In Belfast's 1st birthday, so happy birthday guys and congratulations to Emma the owner, you have made something Belfast should be proud of.
MADE IN BELFAST
Friday, June 05, 2009
There was a knock on the door this morning, i thought it was going to be my hungover brother saying hello and looking for his t-shirt order. Instead it was the postman with a giant box. As it had been my boyfriend Paul's birthday yesterday - i just presumed it was for him, but NO there was my name. It was for MEEEE!
The senders of the parcel are my wonderful and dearest best buddies Amanda (panda) and Corey, originally from Kansas (Panda was my old room mate at University of Kansas... KUUUU! That's how we met!) but now these folks live in the fab city of Chicago.
Anyway the parcel arrived filled with belated xmas prezzies, postcards from their travels and bits and pieces to let me know that these guys are always thinking of us... aww so sweet, and really cheered me up as i am feeling a little bit blue today. The funny thing is - for those who read my twitter, yesterday i said : "i wish i was magically being whisked off to renegade craft fair in Brooklyn this weekend. http://www.renegadecraft.com/"
It must be magic as the parcel contained some Renegade goodies from last years Chicago's fair. A wonderful renegade t-shirt and this hilarious card :) Isn't that just a lil bit spooky?
THANK YOU PANDA & COREY! I love everything - and I was a good girl not to sneak-a-peak at Paul's prezzie!
if you want to follow me on twitter.... http://twitter.com/teeandtoast
P.s isn't my picnic table condiment set awesome :)
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Father's Day is just around the corner - on Sunday the 21st June, so check out our cute idea's that will tell your dad how tea-rrific you think he is. We recommend ordering no later than Tue 16th June, if you live in the UK want your goodies to arrive in time.
here are some friendly suggestions:
cards - make sure you don't miss out on one of our "Daddy - you're tea-rrific!" cards. Each one is hand doodled for extra character and we use fair trade teabags in our design.
t-shirts - there are plenty to choose from but all dad's seem to have a fave... my dad's loves "Hello i'm Johnny Cash!" (it was news to me but apparently there is some joke floating around the golf club - it would be toooo long a story to tell you all!) Or maybe your dad will love, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Stevie Wonder... or maybe Mr T(ea)? And is the old man a bit of a dinosaur - he'd need to have a good sense of humour though! hee hee hee
mugs - there is plenty to choose from here too and all dads love to drink tea don't they?! As well as a "Make me some damn tea!" mug you could also throw in a bag of tea-rrrific tea!
but most importantly of all, make sure if you can to tell your dad you love them and give them a big squeezzy hug. that is the best present of all and probably all they really want :)
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Masterpiece 2.0 is a social media art project by Baschz and Selfcontrolfreak. It’s the first ever canvas being made with a Web 2.0 approach. It's pretty hard to explain unless you go to the site for yourself and watch whats happening, but it is so amazing - you'd be missing out if you didn't pay a visit.
The canvas interacts with its visitors who can affect the process and final outcome of this masterpiece. So teeandtoast have decided to join in the fun and have submitted our robot t-shirt for the Selfcontrolfreak to wear in the SHIRT 'EM process. Baschz comic book style is awesome and the flow is very comical, it keeps bringing a smile to my face.
We can't wait to watch Baschz paint live on the canvas, through the webcam or the time-lapse movies on youtube and we can also literally watch paint dry...
there is also the making of.. pictures on flickr and updates on twitter.
but we will keep you posted on what's happening too.
Selfcontrolfreak the other half to Masterpiece 2.0 is a character all on his own. He has a side project on his website that is filled with interactive video's. With the click or nudge of a mouse you can make him do lots of silly things, some are just so plain simple that they are entertaining. Others like hoovering the grass at night or dunking his head into a bucket of cold water are just absurd slapstick. BE WARNED: #10 is disgusting DON'T CLICK ON IT. unless your a boy or like gross stuff! :) DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU!!!!
Video #13 i can only presume will end up very messy as you have to feed the Selfcontrolfreak beer. i only got through a few cans, but maybe when i've a bit more time on my hands I'll see how wasted he gets. But really i'm more interested in hearing him belch from drinking all that beer so quickly!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Yeah well if partying hard wasn't enough, my wonderful friends and family gave me some fab prezzies. & they all seem to fall into these categories: 1920's, tee & toasty or nice & bright.
My very thoughtful boyfriend Paul bought me the most amazing camera, i've had my eye on it for some time and now i own a wonderful Nikon 40 automatic & SLR. WOW - so i decided to use it to help write a wee blog all about my prezzies :)
very tee and toasty - MEMO TOAST, how crazy is this present from my lovely friend Big Lisa. you push down the lever and a memo note flies through the air, just like a crazy popping piece of toast. so i'll be making many notes to myself just for the excuse to use it! hee hee hee. love it!
My friend roisin's present is also nice and toasty, cosy polka heart pj's. Pajamas are probably my 2nd favourite item of clothing after t-shirts, soo yeah PJ's :)
Look at this beautiful present from my friend Elaine, even the wrapping was sooo nice - I had to take a photo. It's such a compliment when friends are able to look at something and know you'll love it. Elaine bought this wonderful pouch from a shop on etsy called Glamour Damaged, and the colours are just soo nice & bright :)
I also got this wonderful wallet from Helen, with a beautiful butterfly emblem embossed onto the purple leather. It really is gorgeous, especially with the orange lining. The purple and orange are amazing together.
aren't the colours and pattern on this lampshade fantastic? this was a present from my boyfriend's family. Paul's little sister choose this i am sure, as she knows i am crazy for colours and patterns. it now has a wonderful new home brightening up our kitchen.
who can turn 30 without some bling? but also some colours, these bangles and rings are really going to be fab accessories to lots of outfits, thanks Helen for the colour & thanks Big Lisa for the colour :)A big C for Claire - woohoo
And wow - unfortunately this prezzie arrived after my party but my big Brother Damian and his lovely wife & girls, the dog & 2 goldfish. But it is an illustration of a flapper girl/ butterfly from the cover of life magazine. For me it also symbolizes life is gonna start at 30... woo hoo.
Sorry if i forgot to mention you - i honestly got far too much to blog about, but i'm not complaining. I'd lots of lovely baking supplied by my mum and my friend Emer, lots and lots of fizz to help keep the celebrations lasting longer, silly toys, vouchers, spa breaks, money, flowers, perfume & smellies & lots and lots of nice other things. i am a very lucky girl so thank you XXX
Unlike most i love it when it's my birthday, even this year with it being the big 3.0! As long as i grow old happy and healthy, i'm looking forward to the next 3o... or maybe 60 years life wants to throw at me. So anyway, the reason i love my birthday is because for the past few years i've been notorious for throwing (amazing, if i do say so myself) parties with a theme. From Jamaican BBQ's, Mexican Fiesta's, Beach Bum Camping, umm what else... oh yeah my favourite, Bring an Inflatable Object & Fancy Dress Accordingly (hee hee that was funny!), Bring a Bottle Cocktail Night & last but not least A 1920's Speakeasy Tea Party!
The rules were: 1920's attire, so girls in flapper dresses, beads & feathered head bands. guys in smart suits, bow ties, braces, waistcoats, trilby's and the odd nasty moustache floated about!
Drinking was only allowed to be out of teacups - just in case the prohibition police knocked on the door. & finally no entry without the password: WHOOP DEE DOO!
It really was a tee-rrific night, with everybody putting in alot of well appreciated effort. So special thanks to Me - for annoying everyone with my 1920's music, jeez it was only to set the mood peeps! Rob for organising the overhead projector which showed old episodes of laurel and hardy. Paul for helping to get the house tidy on time, my lovely mum who baked her little socks off, Ursula for surprising me with a wonderful cake (the candles all lit up a different colour!) & to everybody else for turning up & making it such a wonderful birthday.
drum roll please...
(i doubt any of these read my blog but i have a few awards i'd like to hand out...)
best dress: posh rosh :)
best hair: gemma (wow)
best hairdresser: rachel (thanks for doing my hair!)
best tash: k man scullion
biggest feather in their hair: big lisa
best dressed man: uum i might be biased, but tuff i'm giving it to boyfriend paul
best accessory: christopher for his puffing cigar
best teacup: me because most of your forgot to bring your own! tut tut. (2nd place to emer!)
best cocktail of the night: i'm giving that to paul cassidy - thanks for making paul pass out :)
best party goer - all you guys, thanks :)
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Have you seen www.graze.com? YUM YUM, i got this delicious box of treats through my door with love from Mr Postie. It's such a good idea - for £2.99 delivered, you can pick 4 from the 139 healthy & tasty products the have on the menu to fill your box with. They vary from fruit, nuts, seeds, savoury snacks and natural treats!
But as i work from home and have most of the ingredients already lying around my kitchen cupboard, I'll probably only treat myself to this box of surprises once in a while. Although i can remember the days when i was stuck in an office for hours with only the nasty choccie vending machine for company! So this is the perefect - healthier alternative for those of you who want to graze at your desk.
You can get a FREE box with my feed your friends code: B4CY7XGH
Saturday, May 09, 2009
heya'll hope you can make it down to the black market, its superdooper :)
Black Market is a celebration of creativity and the DIY spirit, a marketplace showcasing the work of independent artists, designers, illustrators and crafters alongside bountiful stalls from collectors of records, books and vintage clothing. The event offers a unique opportunity to meet these talented creatives, to purchase their wares, trade ideas and hopefully leave feeling inspired to create things yourself.
In this special festival market we take over the festival marquee presenting our biggest market yet along with:
Bicycle repair workshop
Really Rubbish Orchestra (join in and play skateboard guitars)
Caricature drawing from PJ Holden
Live painting from Kev Largey
With live music from:
Hornby's Swing Band
As always, delicious sweet and savoury home-cooked food is available, with guest DJs throughout the day.
Custom House Square. Belfast.
Tomorrow Sunday 10th May
Midday til - 4pm
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
maybe he would be happy living indoors in a plant pot instead... hmmmmm! he'd have gnomes for company!
(oooh yeah they had monster forks too's!)
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Hey guys, i just realised that i had talked about these mugs a while ago on twitter but forgot to add in a pic for all you to see. These wonderful hand drawn mugs are all designs from some of our fave teeandtoasty t-shirts! At the minute they are only available to buy on our stall at St George's Saturday Market or at any crafty event that we are doing. But if you really want to buy one online - give us a shout and we can sort it out. I promise to have them up on the website soon!
you can follow us on twitter... http://twitter.com/teeandtoast
Friday, May 01, 2009
Sustained is a magazine that aims to get the public to consider making small changes to their lifestyle to make them more sustainable and ethically led. I think it's a great read.