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To all the Funk Soul Mothers...

Lucy Parley

To all the Funk Soul Mothers...

It's one of our most popular slogan tees without a doubt. Funk Soul Mother has been flying off the shelves since it was launched in June - helped without a doubt by the small fact that Mr Fatboy Slim himself wore one on one of his Friday night track list posts on Instagram (see below). That was definitely a busy night, and it sparked off a lot of love for our best-loved slogan tee. Buy your Funk Soul Mother unisex crew-neck tee here - or for a Funk Soul Mother scoop-neck slogan tee style, click here. But it's not just Mr Cook's influence...


CAMPING WITH KIDS

Lucy Parley

CAMPING WITH KIDS

  So. Last night I slept in a tent with my family to make the most of the Easter holidays and distract us from the current lockdown. Fire pit fun, toasted marshmallows, BBQ dinner… #MakingMemories and all that. But let me share with you a few interesting facts I learned while camping with my kids…   There is no grown-up time. Your kids will not go to bed until you go to bed, so either they will be up gone 11pm, making noise and pratting about while you try to relax and drink cider from a can with your other...


As seen in Woman magazine!

Lucy Parley

As seen in Woman magazine!

  IT'S HERE! Nothing to see really, just little old me and my little old biz in a best-selling national weekly magazine! Super-excited to be in this week's Woman (cover issue 27 January 2020), in a feature called Don't Tell Me I Can't Launch a Business at 40 (written by yours truly). With a gorgeous holding shot taken by the amazing Kathryn Parsonage (www.kathrynparsonagephotography.com), who made the time to come and shoot at my house after a busy morning watching our kids perform Christmas songs at the local church - ya know, the usual juggle. She even took a load...


#mumlife

Lucy Parley

#mumlife

  When I designed this slogan for my tees it was with the idea that when a mum wears it and walks by another mum, they’d give each other a wry little grin and a virtual high five and would know, silently, exactly what was being said. Because being a mum is all the things. And a lot of them are full-on. #mumlife is: All the washing, every day, all the time. Loading it in, unloading it, hanging it up, bringing it in, putting it away. All the goddamn time. All the meal/bottle prep and snacks and clearing it away....


My first pop-up!

Lucy Parley

My first pop-up!

Sun's out, tees out - IT'S T-SHIRT WEATHER, PEOPLE! I'm still buzzing from hosting my first pop-up stall at the weekend at the school summer fair. Yes, there was a huge amount of planning and investment (stock, clothing rails, marketing materials) but I'm so glad I did it as I made more sales of #HappyTees than I thought I would at a local fair and the feedback I got from people was really lovely, so it was a truly positive experience and one I'm hoping to repeat (though possibly in less face-meltingly hot weather...). For any small businesses out there wondering whether...