You read it here first. The one and only original, Plan B hand-embellished children's t-shirts are now on sale at a shop near you. Well, they are if you live near the Fulham Road in London. Otherwise they're not, but I've got to start somewhere.
And I actually started with making a t-shirt for L for her birthday. When I say "making" what I actually mean is "buying from John Lewis and applique-ing her name on the back". But I was rather pleased with it so then I made some for my nieces (more identical twins - allegedly it's not hereditary, but...). And my sister-in-law is friends with the lady who owns the shop and....
....the rest is history.
To be honest, I never actually thought it would happen. No false modesty here, but these are not professionally-made t-shirts. They have the charm of the genuinely home made... or something, so I got an incredible sense of achievement yesterday when I was told they were on the shop floor of what is, in all honesty, a very posh and not at all "delightfully amateurish" shop.
Now, I realise I'm not going to make my fortune making children's t-shirts from the comfort of my kitchen table with the sewing machine I got as a present for passing my GCSE's, but I am so excited by this. It feels like a real step towards finding something that I can do that is mine, and isn't just washing clothes, wiping noses or waiting for my children to grow up.
Oh, and ps, although I know some of you might disapprove of this, clearly if anyone does want one, you know where I am...
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