I have always been a person with a busy mind, I find it hard to switch off and just relax. As a child I always needed to be doing something and was never really able to just sit and watch television. My mum used to hate rainy days, when I would be stuck indoors getting bored.
I am no different as an adult, my mind is constantly whirling around thinking about everything that is going on, worrying about things, it never stops.
So, when Mindfun got in touch about their new Mindfun T-shirts, they sounded perfect for me.
Mindfun Tees was created as a way for people to calm their mind while creating their own beautiful pieces of wearable art. It’s a chance to take a little bit of time out, focus your mind and start colouring.
They have lots of designs to choose from butterflies to monster trucks. They have designs for both children and grown ups. I choose the rainbow unicorn design.
My pack arrived which contained the t-shirt, a pack of six fabric pens and an instruction card. I couldn’t wait to get started.
I choose to start on a night when Andy was out, so that I could indulge myself with sometime for me. The girls were in bed, I put my phone on silent and I set out to start.
You use the instruction card as a shield to stop the ink bleeding through to the back of the t-shirt and then pull the fabric taught to get the best results.
They recommend you colour one area of the design and then move to a completely different section. Because if two areas next to each other have wet ink it can bleed. I did my rainbow in sections for this reason.
I found it really relaxing and therapeutic. It definitely helped my busy mind as I was concentrating on getting it right. Typically Alice woke up and once I had settled her it was time for me to go to bed, I would have to finish it another night.
Next time Andy was home watching television and I definitely didn’t find it as relaxing. I would recommend doing it when you can have a nice quiet time. But, that might just be me or the programmes Andy watches that are noisy!
I got quite into the detail of it and the only thing I found disappointing was I didn’t have enough different colours for my rainbow. You can upgrade the pen set to receive three additional colours and this might be worth doing depending on which design you choose.
After you have finished decorating the t-shirt you iron the back to set the colour. It is machine washable at 60C. I washed my t-shirt and it came out perfect, none of the ink had run.
The prices of the shirts range from £19.99 to £23.99 depending on the number of pens you wish to purchase.
I really enjoyed doing my t-shirt and found it very relaxing when I was able to be alone to do it…
Disclosure: Mindfun sent me one t-shirt and a pack of pens for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are my own.