Sweet Tiffy’s T-Shirts

The older I become I realize the importance of having multiple streams of income. I don’t think it is wise to rely on any one form of income. As I was trying to think about various ways to supplement my cash flow,  I thought about designing slogans/graphics for T-shirts. My first idea design included using my last name HEARD. It is a unique name and thought I could come up with several slogans. As I began to research on goggle, I saw a company already had a business called “Ya Heard”. Of course I was disappointed because I have “YA Heard” on my Letterman jacket from High School and certainly would have put on a shirt!  I was beginning to think to myself the T-shirt business may not be for me.

A couple months later I was in church and as  I went up for prayer, Evangelist Donna Gordan prayed for me and said,”You have many ideas and talents, you need to start using them”. After prayer, I began to remember the idea that I tossed away so easily because one company had already branded themselves using my last name. So I figured i could still start a T-shirt business but I could expand the line. When I tell people I create shirts, they often ask what is the theme. I always explain, I don’t have a particular theme and don’t want to limit my creativity by solely sticking to one particular concept.. My various collections can best be described as “Slices of Tiffany Life”. I am like a scrumptious apple pie cut into pieces for everyone to enjoy,  remembering that each slice is important. For example I will have a line for social workers, travelers, plus size gals, people who date men from other countries, people who attend church, etc. These are each a part of my life but by itself does not define who I am. Yes I’m a social worker but its only my profession, not entirely who I am as a person.

My first three shirts are part of my traveling collection

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Please check them out and provide me with your feedback. I have posted the link under Sweet Tiffy’s Shirt on the home page: www.shop.spreadshirt.com/sweettiffys and you will be directed to Spread Shirt for various colors and sizes for purchase.

I’m excited because I will be a vendor at a conference for the first time! Please send a quick prayer, good luck and positive vibes that the shirts will generate income.

25 Comments

  1. Very nice stuff! I wish you the best of luck. We recently opened our own tee shop too on the site and fingers crossed hope to have success. Positive vibes sent your way and lots of success.

    • Thanks Mimi! I took a survey in another group, and the chose that shirt design. So i will be taking that shirt to sell at the conference. Yes know i know its essential, didn’t think about it before.

  2. Congrats on doing something you put your mind too and on your first conference! I too have considered making t-shirts but always let the idea pass because there are so many companies out there already so I commend you on doing it even in your doubt!!

    • Thank you so much Shamera! I’m nervous and excited all at the same time. It is true, I think making T-shirts is the thing to do now, which is why I’m trying to market to various groups because somebody may want to support but may not because the shirt does not interest them..Thanks again for your response.

  3. Congrats on doing something you put your mind too and on your first conference! I too have considered making t-shirts but always let the idea pass because there are so many companies out there already so I commend you on doing it even in your doubt!!

  4. I am so glad I read this, I’ve been tossing the idea of a T-shirt line around in my heaf for weeks, this is totally a sign that I need to do it! I love the Be You shirt btw!

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