Okay, so I am new to this whole blogging thing ( BIG thanks to Robin for giving me a chance!!) and recently attended my first blogger event. It was for a chalkboard t-shirt company called Chalk Me Up! I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with the owner, Shelley Henshaw, and she is super nice and has such a great product.
Shelley developed the idea in 2011 when her son came home with a can of chalkboard spray paint and used it on his wall. Shelley thought it would be great if she could get it onto a t-shirt, and over the course of the next year tried every kind out there. In 2012, she finally hit the jackpot and found one that worked, and the rest is history. She is now in her 6th year of business and the t-shirts have been a huge success, particularly in her home market of New York/New Jersey. She wants to expand into New England (and all over, of course!) because she grew up here in Western MA.
These t-shirts are so cool! Each one comes with a free box of chalk (it works best when the chalk has been worn down a bit, though) and you decorate them any way you want. Want to change your picture? A damp cloth will wipe it away easily. They are machine washable and can be dried in the dryer, though the color of the shirt may fade, so air drying is best. They come in several designs: the talk bubble, heart, flower, T=Rex, shark, and a brontosaurus. She can even do custom orders (there may be an extra fee).
These shirts are great for birthday parties; I know my son had a dinosaur birthday for his 4th birthday many years ago and would have LOVED these. They are also great for bachelorette parties, group events, and fundraisers (contact Shelley at https://chalkmeup.com/ for details).
I am not very artistically inclined, but I did a few designs so I could test these out. I sprayed the shirt with water and lightly wiped it…….no chalk! A word to the wise: do not wipe it with paper towels, it will leave a residue.
A big thank you to Shelley for letting me test out her shirt, and another thank you to the sponsors of this event https://www.notvodkawater.com/ & #craftsbynoelle