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The backstory to our Desert-themed custom t-shirts.

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The backstory to our Desert-themed custom t-shirts.

  My love of the desert began when I was a young girl. In the late 1960's and the 70's, I traveled with my mom by train from Los Angeles to Wisconsin to visit her family. The train passed through the northwest. The red, expansive rock landscapes fascinated me. I vividly recall my excitement when mom purchased for me a piece of handmade jewelry from an Albuquerque, New Mexico gift shop. It was a lapel pin of moccasins. I can still feel the leather and tiny beads of those lapel pins. My trips to Mesa, Arizona began in the 1980's,...

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What Makes Me Smile When I Design?

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What Makes Me Smile When I Design?

Four cows, cocked heads, and color to go with a variety of fabrics.

I loved this drawing even more now.

I was smiling. Good design, charming faces, and good color. I did think I would like to shift the color to Fall colors, but not for the first pass.

I got online and started applying the design to a variety of shirts and colors. Here is the result.  

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The Backstory of the Latest Addition to our Hearing Loss T-shirts

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The Backstory of the Latest Addition to our Hearing Loss T-shirts

Neatee designer Linnaea has been profoundly hard-of-hearing since birth.  She has authored two books about hearing loss, and is frequently asked to speak on the topic to organizations and groups.  She has developed a website devoted to helping with the challenges of hearing loss at HearingLossTips.com

Neatees has designed some t-shirts to assist the hard-of-hearing.  This latest one, "I can't hear you when you cover your mouth,"  is a visual representation of what it is like when a hearing impaired person needs to read lips that are being covered.

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Origin of the “yes” cat

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Origin of the “yes” cat

One of our favorite designs is the “yes” cat.  The cat, so far, appears on two shirts; the “YES” shirt and the “FOOD” shirt.  We have a "chocolate" shirt in the makings. The story behind that cute cat is a particular pose of my cat, Wilson Bones Mallette, on the sofa.  He looks calm in this photo, but all I need to do is rattle a bag of treats, and his face instantly resembles our yes cat illustration.   The Wilson “Willy” story How Wilson got his name: My husband and I are owned by just one kitty – Wilson...

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