Quick Pic – Love This Shirt

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

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Such a sweet little shirt from Melisa H on facebook. Get a little love for yourself.

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Handmade Highlights – Cheers to Beer

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Erin created this piece for her Dad, and she clearly cares about her work and her father.  Look at all the color variation and stitch work in the grains and hops! Three cheers to beer and Erin!

Check out the Cheers to Beer hand embroidery pattern to make your own today!

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Fun and Games

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Color Inspirations – Petals & Frost

Try this Petals & Frost color scheme out on your embroidery designs.

This week, celebrate the first soft touch of spring into the cold using this Petals & Frost color scheme. Delicate grey fabrics, or those with a touch of a elegant watercolor bleed are the perfect offset to deep navy and a pallet of soft pinks. The first touches of spring are cold and grey, but that little hint of something warm and bright to come add depth and interest to your design. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

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Quick Pic – Lacy Masquerade

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Gorgeous use of the Evenfall lace designs from Kim Santariello on flickr. Grab these elegant designs for yourself!

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Get The Look – Lucky Ombre Embroidery Tee

Replicate the look of this pretty spring ombre tee with just simple lace and fabric paint!

Spring is right around the corner (I hope I hope I hope… stupid Minnesota) and I’ve started feeling like my winter wardrobe is super drab. Greys were my color all winter long but now I’m dreaming of light tees in bright colors, like this super pretty ombre tee from Lucky Brand. I found it on pinterest, but after a quick search around the appears to sadly be only one in existence on amazon, at least when I typed this there was.

Never fret, this tee is actually super easy to replicate! I’ll show you how…

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First what you need is a plain white tee and some white lace embroidery accents. This example uses these new lace neckline applique designs, but actually you can applique on any kind of freestanding lace or even use this technique with cutwork! The important part is whatever design you use, you stitch in white cotton, because that’s whats going to let us perfectly blend our lace in with our ombre.

You can either hand stitch the lace on like applique like we did in this tutorial, or stitch it directly on to the shirt. Either works!

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Next, get some of that awesome soft fabric paint. You can find this stuff in most fabric and craft stores, and it comes in tons of colors. Make sure you get the soft fabric paint, this is the kind that will sink into your fabric like dye, instead of sit on top like a screenprint. Lightly spray the top of your tee and the lace, getting lighter in your application as you go down.

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The paint will perfectly dye both your tee and your lace together, so the ombre will blend seamlessly. Easy!

Replicate the look of this pretty spring ombre tee with just simple lace and fabric paint!

From a plain white tee to a springy fashion statement, it’s easy to get the look of the original tee with simple supplies. Plus this way you can choose a t-shirt style that suits you, and pick whatever color for the ombre you like. As long as you use a cotton tee and white cotton thread for your lace, it will all blend and dye beautifully.

Happy spring!

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Color Inspirations – Stormy Seas & Gold

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This week, go dark and broody with a touch of elegance using this Stormy Seas & Gold color scheme. Rich fabrics, deep dark blues, sea greens, and a flash of metallic gold bring dark elegance to any design. See how it compares to the original.

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