Archive for the ‘Flickr Roundup’ Category

Flickr Roundup – Halloween Edition!

Well, it may all be sleigh bells and jolly tidings everywhere else around July, but around here we’re howling at the moon and having ourselves a spooky time. It’s Halloween in July! In celebration, I thought we’d have a ghoulish little roundup of some of the creepy crafts our stitching wizards have made for everyone’s favorite time of year.

OK, my favorite time of year. But on here I practically count for everyone.


Lace as always is a big hit with the gothic crowd (as you’ll quickly be able to tell from this roundup) and this gorgeous mask was whipped up by Storied Threads, embroiderer and costumer extraordinaire. I just love the addition of the flowing feathers! It makes it all look so dark and romantic.

Halloween Triptych

Our creepy take on old world primitive style was a big hit when we released them, and Lyn Sews wasted no time in stitching up three of the creepy characers of the Primitive Macabre series into this awesome Hallowen triptych. I’m really loving the burlap colored fabric she used as well, it really gives them an old world feel.

Tia in mask

It’s a little bit steampunk, to be sure… ok, a lot of steampunk… but steampunk is going to be huge for Halloween again this year, and you might as well embrace it! dj ghostuk made this gorgeous ensemble with the raven mask (pictured up top) minus the raven’s beak, but plus 4 different steampunky colors to fabulous effect. You’ll also notice a tiny little lace key hidden up top amongst the feathers of her hat.

The whole effect is really fantastic, and something I would be proud to rock on Halloween! It’s also making me wish I had a lot more hair…


Speaking of rockin’ it proud and loud, Carol stitched up this Dia De Los Muertos Calavera dress for a friend, and I am just loving the skull fabric! And the pose. But really, you can never have enough skull fabric, can you?

blue black bat choker test drive 3-1-2011

Lace is at it again, in full gothic effect! These lace bats were not originally designed to be a necklace, but when has a little thing like that ever stopped an Urban Threadster? Certainly not one like Nayayane, who stitched them together and added some bling for a festive way to celebrate the season.

Or any season really. Give them little Santa hats and I’m sure they’d fit right into the Holidays.

Moon-lit tree tote bag

Just feeling dark and spooky any old time?

Well like our any-season Santa-hat-wearing winged mammals (bet you dont see that sentence on a blog everyday) this bag is perfect for any time, provided you’re feeling a little spooky. And, if it’s not feeling spooky enough, well you can add some of our winged friends to this elegant tree design stitched up by My World’s a Stage, and call it good.


Need a costume in a hurry? Crafty Dame has just the thing! Stitch some freestanding lace wings and baste them onto a tee, and you’ve got a little magic in a hurry. Not feeling so heavenly? Stitch ’em in black for a darker twist.

Handmade Vampire Bunny Felt Stuffie

Of course, who could forget our fangtastic little vampire bunny, who really us trying so very hard to hypnotize you with those beady little eyes of his. Hippofairy really captured the essence of everything I love about fanged bunnies, namely that they always look cute and little bit bonkers. He fits the bill nicely.


Finally, I just had to finish this one, because not only is it a truly epic picture of a Elizabeth’s grumpy kitty in our witchy little lace hat, but also, it’s really begging to be LOLcat captioned. Leave your LOLcat hilarity in the comments!

If this Halloweeny roundup doesn’t get you in a witchy mood, well just wait to see what stitching wizardry we have in store for you tomorrow. And when I say wizard, well, I really mean it…

Do you want to see your stuff featured in a roundup? Upload it to our flickr pool or e-mail it to!

Flickr Roundup – Steampunk Edition

It’s high time for another fantastical flickr roundup, and I thought in honor of this week *wink wink* we’d have it steampunk themed! Yessir, Urban Threadsters do love their steampunk. Have a look and just what gear-filled goodies they’ve stitched up…

With a name like Gear...

Everyone’s favorite professional convention vampire (off duty at the moment, unless vampires are going for the seampunk look too) Marty Gear! And let’s face it, with a name like Gear, was he born to dress any other way?

Mrs Beckinsale's Steampunk Bag

Beautiful stitching by Mrs. Beckinsale on this amazing hand embroidered steampunk purse. Truly lovely work.

First Kindle Case

This kindle case came along before ours and inspired the tutorial! I just adore the colors and the fabrics that binary goddess chose.

SteamPunk Octopus handkerchief Finished
You might have already seen this Octopus floating around on our webpage, since he’s such a fabulous example of stunning non-stitchy work! Yup, you can do steampunk without metal, or cogs or even embroidery. All you need is silk and a little talent, like vylettefairwell clearly has!

Navigator Jacket
Got an old jacket lying around? No you don’t. You have a brand new steampunk navigators jacket, you just don’t know it yet! Carla knew it, she just needed some embroidery to prove it.

Steampunk is for all occasions! That’s right, even Paddy’s day isn’t safe from a little geartastic stitching when timewrinkler is around.

Oh Wickedstepmother1969, at it again with these fabulous steampunk gaiters. Who wants a pair of those, with their fabulous lace trim and real metal accents? *raises hand* I do! I do!

I’m in love with the colors and the design of this oh-so victorian top from Jacqueline. The gears are just a perfect touch.

Finally, how could we not cover some of the many many versions of our lace top hat that have been done to perfection? This is one of my favorite steampunk examples from Storied Threads. The variegated thread and the tiny clock hands are just what it needed.

Of course, there are all kinds of non steampunk related goodies in the flickr pool, just click to have a look, or wait until next time to see who’s featured!

Do you want to see your stuff featured in a roundup? Upload it to our flickr pool or e-mail it to!

Flickr Roundup

With all the excitement that was swirling about in the flickr pool of late, you might be forgiven for missing some of the NON-monarch-related gems, but there are quite a few. More than a few. A lot actually. So, wondering what you’ve been missing?

Have a peek…

Pink & Black tutu

Yup, that’s a doggie in a tutu, from the mind of crestedcrazy. Now, before you bemoan the cruelty of sticking a pup in a tutu, take note that at least the pup is not being subjected to bad embroidery. No butterflies for this furball, no sir. Sugar skulls all the way, and I think that makes this a rocking outfit for a dog.

Gnome Sweet Gnome

At it again, Ganz und Garn, destroys us with the sweetest ideas, like this gnomariffic (it’s not  a word, but it should be) little key organizer for your door.

Plus, it’s a great cover for my scatterbrainedness…the excuse that the house gnome stole my keys is a little more valid. No confirmation on if he’s responsible for missing socks or lost sunglasses yet.


Vintage furniture and steampunk embroidery? I’m in love. Stitched by Tangled Threads.

geisha wall hanging

I just adore how the bright pink pops in this one. A beautiful way to add a splash of color to your wall by ChristiDL.

This pic was a thank you note from the happy customer to Richaway1230 for making this couple this awesome and skulltacular matching set for their wedding. Awww. I love Dia de los Muertos weddings.

hexagons and bee 002

Simple is beautiful! This little bee piece by life is crafty is just stunning. I hope she keeps it framed in the hoop too, I think it’s just adorable.


Speaking of adorable…

How cute is this?

Don’t answer that. We already know. Masterminded by Clairebear.

Poe Inspired Towels

…and taking a turn for the slightly more gothic, these wonderfully macabre little handtowels by FabulouslyFierce.

I suppose you could call them cute too, it depends on your inclinations towards Poe. Personally I’m more a Brad Pitt person myself.

Is this all, you say? Not by a long shot. A lot of goodies slipped by while the contest went on, so go have a gander around the flickr pool to see what you might have missed!

Do you want to see your stuff featured in a roundup? Upload it to our flickr pool or e-mail it to!

Flickr Roundup

Lots has been cooking up in our flickr group lately, and I thought it high time for another flickr roundup! Let’s see what the stitchers have been cooking up recently…


When in doubt, put a bird on it.

janlynn25 stitched our wordy bird on a beautiful white pillow to let him shine. And how much do you love that button border?

Regal Rooster Mug Rug

See? The same theory applies. You can never go wrong with birds.

donmark26 made this quilted mug rug for a friend, adding a dash of regal rooster. Lucky friend. I’m loving all the colors and patterns in the fabric she chose.

wise owl hair clip

Experimental as ever, auntifranni stitched up this normally solid stitching owl as a freestanding piece, and it worked! I love it when crafters try something totally different.

Heck, I operate on the theory that if I don’t know something can’t be done, it’s usually a lot easier to do.

Japan Action

renstyles made this gorgeous koi journal as part of a fundraiser for tsunami relief in Japan. I love it when stitchers craft for a cause, and what a wonderful piece! I adore those colors.

Flower border

Talk about ambitious…

SusanB Designs decided to take home decor in her own hands and took on a massive appliqué project! She repeated the blooming trio appliqué design over and over, with all kinds of pretty fabrics, to make this wonderful border! That must have taken ages, but it looks so worth it!

Do you want to see your stuff featured in a roundup? Upload it to our flickr pool or e-mail it to!

Flickr Roundup

A shiny new blog deserves a shiny new roundup! We’re starting fresh here, so let’s take a peek at what pretties have shown up in the flickr pool lately…

I'm So Retro bag

This little retro disk was a popular little freebie awhile back, and people have made all kinds of adorkable things with it, including this awesome little bag from Kentfield.  We actually have a printout of this design taped to the side of one of our computers in back.

Yes, we’re that retro.


Finished boots

Some seriously awesome boots from fiftyfirstcrafts, from everyone’s favorite sweater boots tute. I am loving the colors and seriously loving the cross design she chose.


alice in wonderland quilt 2

Can you believe this quilt? Look closely – that’s dozens of our Wonderland designs stitched alll over it!

I drool.

Though not on the quilt though. That wouldn’t be nice.

This stunner was stitched up by horsehaircreek and I think we agree we’re all in love.


Zipped Pouch

*In soviet Russia, machine embroiders you!*


Adorable little zippered pouch from donmark26. Plus, how cute is that little nesting doll fabric?


Maneki Neko

We got to show a little love to our hand stitchin’ peeps, and I am so in love with this fuzzy little needle punch kitteh.

I seriously don’t think that guy could  get any cuter. I hope karalynnn has some seriously epic plans for kitty.


zombie hand angle

Finally, feeling an epic hunger for braaaiiinnzz yet? No? Well, that’s probably good for the rest of us anyway…

You know, I have to say, there’s something really beautiful about the marriage of zombies and polka dot fabric. I think zombies should try it more often. It would give ’em a little pizzaz.

This precision stitched piece of zombie perfection has been brought to you by TiLT creations.

And the letter Z.

I think we’re off to a fine stitchy start here, peeps. Keep adding your fine threads to our the Urban Embroidery flickr pool and you might see them featured here!