Color Inspirations – Turquoise & Tinsel

Get brave with your holiday colors on a design that is already influenced by the season with this Turquoise & Tinsel color inspiration.

The holiday color inspirations continue! The fun thing about holiday designs is a strong festive theme can usually carry a non-traditional color scheme pretty well, as the “holiday” part is already pretty clear. So get brave with your colors! Try some tinsel-inspired metallic silvers set next to earthy tones of browns and creams. Then give it that festive “pop” with a beautiful, saturated turquoise! See how it compares to the original.

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Urban Entrepreneurs – Celtique Creations

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!

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

The one thing I’ve learned is that it’s much easier selling in person. People can pick up, feel and see why your wares are worth having. Online, it’s a whole different ball game. Not only do you have to have amazing pictures (with many angles), you also need full, rich descriptions and to understand SEO. The learning curve for selling online is much steeper than for selling in person.

You have to be willing to put in quite a bit of time researching selling strategies then watching stats to see if what you’re doing is working. You have to promote yourself and keep tweaking things that aren’t working.

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Quick Pic – Ouija Purse

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

Ouija Purse- The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

If you’ve had maybe just enough holly and santas for one day, you’ll appreciate this change of pace… a totally chic and wicked looking Ouija Purse from Fine Line Leather Design.

Yeah, you can add this one to my Christmas list for sure.

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Dear Santa…

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Fridays At The Office

Behind the scenes peeks at life and work at the Urban Threads office.

We just had our big 2015 planning meeting to scheme up all the fun things we’re up to next year, and we had a little award ceremony to kick it off for the team. These are the little “awards” that were given out, depending on each team member’s mad skills. Can you guess what each one might mean?

Want more sneak peeks, office life, and behind the scenes? Follow us on Instagram at urbanthreadsemb

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Color Inspirations – Holiday Luxe

Get a new twist on your Christmas embroidery designs with this Holiday Luxe color inspiration.

Get a new twist on Christmas with this Holiday Luxe color inspiration. You don’t have to ditch all the classic colors, but rotate them a bit on the color wheel and see what happens. Deep reds become plums. Bright greens get a bluish, teal cast. Keep your glitzy golds to finish it off. It adds a royal look to any holiday design! See how it compares to the original.

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Handmade Highlights – Little Jed

Handmade Highlights - The best in hand embroidery projects from Urban Threads customers.

Such a lovely idea! A “subway style” birth announcement in embroidery, with a little elephant and fox detail. What a darling keepsake for the babies room! Keep up the good work daisyeyes.

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