Color Inspirations – Sand & Aqua

Try this Sand & Aqua color scheme out on your embroidery designs for a bright, Caribbean feel to your projects.

Life’s a beach! Sometimes you don’t need an off-the-wall or unexpected color scheme. The gorgeous hues of the ocean are always a good place to find inspiration, especially with already beachy designs! With this Sand & Aqua color scheme, super bright blues bring to mind the waters of the Caribbean, which is never a bad thing. Keep your blues bright and let everything else sit in a neutral tone of sand. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

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Urban Entrepreneurs – Daisyeyes Handmade

Urban Entrepreneurs highlights stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items and be their own boss. They also offer their own bit of wisdom about the realities of running your own biz!

Hand stitched Urban Threads embroidery design from daisyeyes handmade etsy store

Daisyeyes Handmade on Etsy

What’s the one thing you wish you knew when you started your store?

The one thing I wish I knew when I started my store is how to budget my time. As a mom working from home, it’s such a struggle to make use of good time to do the businessy things (accounting etc), the product development, planning for future items, completing orders and trying to give myself time to just be creative….not to mention just being a mom and a wife!

I’m learning how to limit and schedule my social media/web time and I’m getting rid of distractions and those things that help me procrastinate. I am building time into my days to just be creative so I don’t lose the enjoyment in that process. I am planning in 6 month increments for new items and giving myself reasonable deadlines for meeting those goals.

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Quick Pic – Pug Life

Inspiring ideas from customers!

The best and brightest chosen from images off facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Living the Pug Life, from Quick Pics -The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

This pic from Instagram user jess4276 made me chuckle. As she put it simply, “Molly is working on her embroidery project”. Truly living the Pug Life.

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Never Enough

One is never enough

The good news is, unlike cookies, they can be enjoyed again and again. It’s probably best cookies can’t do that.

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Fridays At The Office

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Digitizer Danielle recently moved to a new cube. It took a whole cart to move all her toys. Sometimes you just need fairy wings and cuddly plush microorganisms to digitize properly.

What inspiring stuff do you keep in your workspace?

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Color Inspirations – Neon Flash

Try this on-trend Neon Flash color scheme out on your embroidery designs.

This color inspiration comes straight from the pages of fashion magazines and summer street trends. Pairing stark black and white with a pop of neon color has become quite the thing in the fashion world, so this Neon Flash color scheme is one way to make your designs extra trendy. Obviously, to add some interest, you can introduce shades of grey as well (and maybe even some metallics, for that extra fashionable flash of silver) but then you finale is always a pop of neon. The fun thing about this scheme is the neon can be anything… pink, green, yellow. Whatever neon you like! Everything looks good with black and white. See how it compares to the original.

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Handmade Highlights – The Little Mermaid

UT handstitcher Lisa stitched this dark mermaid for her niece's birthday using an Urban Threads dark fairytales design.

UT handstitcher Lisa stitched this dark mermaid for her niece’s birthday. She had a unique twist on presenting, it which she explains, “Rather than hoop this embroidery up once complete, I decided to stretch the fabric over an artists canvas, I really like the clean, contemporary look.” Lisa also mentioned her niece told her that she loves her Little Mermaid and has hung it in her house. What a brilliant birthday present!

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