Posts Tagged ‘bunny’

UT Valentine’s Tutorials

Valentines Day is fast approaching (less than a week now!) and now is the moment all us crafty folk go into a bit of a panic trying to think of something sweet and quick to whip up for that special someone, or to make our night out a little more magical. Fear not, we have some quick tutorials you can create in an afternoon that are sure to do the trick!

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Short on supplies? All you need to make this cute pillow is to dig into your fabric stash and pull out all your favorite scraps. Patch it all together and add some one color embroidery for a stunning lace effect. Get the tutorial here.

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This week’s new tutorial is great if you’re looking for a crafty way to glam up your evening. Dress up a plain headband with this gorgeous piece of machined lace and a few crystals and you have an accessory to suit any look. Get the tutorial here.

Want more ways to cuddle up? Craft up this romantic Parisian postcard-inspired pillow! Layer up light stitching designs for a look that’s rustic and divine. See how here.

Want to know if your sweetheart digs you? Rock it grade school style with this retro “do you like me” card. Give it to your honey and let them stitch back their answer for a super sweet handmade memento you can keep! Learn to make it here.

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Finally, for those not into Valentine’s Day this year, you can always go to the dark side and make this adorable yet slightly disgruntled vampire bunny plush. He’ll keep you company on Valentines Day! Get a free template and learn how to make your furry friend here.

Happy Valentines (or Un-valentines) Day! There’s no better time to make something by hand :)

A Giving Bunny Reaches Antarctica – World Domination Complete!

This is an update on the Giving Bunny Project, which if you haven’t heard of, you should totally check out right here and join in!!

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I was hoping this day would maybe one day come, but it seemed too tall an order to ask. Ladies and gents, the giving bunnies have reached seven continents. That’s right, we got a little furball to Antarctica!!

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June sent me this email last night and I had to post it first thing. A friend of hers was going on a cruise down to Antarctica and took a bunny with her. Little bunny J.C. braved the Drake Passage to make it all the way down to our final continent needed for world domination. We have literally taken over the world with bunnies!

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Good luck on your adventure little J.C! Maybe in time another adventurous bunny will join you in your new cold home, and I hope you make some researcher down there a good bunny friend. Thank you so much June!!

As always, the Giving Bunny Project continues on indefinitely, and there is always a chance to spread a little more bunny joy. If you’d like to take part or have a hankering to take a bunny to a new exotic location (anyone going to the Amazon?) be sure to check out the original post to make and share your own bunny!

P.S. – Want to see where all the bunnies have ended up all over the world? Check out our interactive map!

Every Birthday Needs Presents!

Who cares if it’s our birthday… we think you deserve presents!

Not content with just doing a huge Storewide Sale (through 6/3/12), we thought the last week of the big birthday bash should be a whole week of giveaways! Yup, we’re giving away something each day, Monday through Friday. Four of something each day to be exact, since it’s our fourth birthday.

Each day four lucky people will be the winner of that day’s giveaway, and the prizes just get better as the week goes on. How do you enter? Well, it’s pretty simple. Each day, starting Monday, May 28, the giveaway will open at 10am Central time and close 12 hours later. That’s 10am to 10pm you have each day to enter each giveaway.

Except for Friday’s posting, which will be open ALL WEEKEND! See details below.

You can only enter once per giveaway, but you can participate in each day’s giveaway if you like. Winners are chosen randomly. That’s 5 chances to win something awesome! So, what can you win each day, and how do you enter?

Check out the goodies below…

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Monday, May 28 – Spoonflower Gift Certificate

 

We really love playing around with new patterns and fabrics in our Spoonflower store, and we’re totally stoked that Spoonflower has agreed to sponsor Monday’s giveaway!

The Prize: Four lucky people will win a Spoonflower gift certificate good for one fat quarter of fabric plush shipping.

On Monday, May 28 at 10am, a blog post will go up marking the start of the Spoonflower giveaway. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on the post naming your favorite fabric from our Spoonflower store, OR a happy birthday wish (Monday is our official birthday!) and you’ll be entered.

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Tuesday, May 29 – Exclusive Printed Poster

 

We knew you always wondered, so on April 1 of this year we posted exclusive industry secrets about the truth behind how machine embroidery designs are made. Yes, our secret is out, try not to act too shocked.

You guys seemed to really dig this process, and as well as requesting Steampunk Bacon Cat as an actual design (which we totally did), and the Digomatic 2000 as an actual design (which we did too), there were numerous requests for this piece as a poster. Well, you’re in luck, gang…

The Prize: Four lucky people will win this exclusive 48 inch poster print of How Machine Embroidery Designs Are Made, complete with tiny sewing gremlins and their tiny tacos, all in gorgeous full color matte printed glory.

On Tuesday, May 29 at 10am, a blog post will go up marking the start of the poster giveaway. All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on the post telling us what part of the machine embroidery process you think is the most important (gnomes? monkeys? diet coke and sprinkles? I bet it’s the tiny tacos…) and you’ll be entered. Better have a good space picked out on your wall, because this is one big poster, baby.

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Wednesday, May 30 – Chompy Bunnies

 

I think it’s fair to say that Craft Bunny has a lot of fans around here, what with him generally showing up randomly in all manner of pictures and tutorials and generally chomping on things he shouldn’t. We’ve done a number of giveaways with other bunnies (he’s actually a Monty Python plush toy) and they’ve always been a huge hit. Who are we to deny the world more rabid bunnies?

The Prize: Four lucky people will win one crazy Craft Bunny cousin each! All the teeth and destruction you could hope for in a small fluffy package.

On Wednesday, May 30 at 10am, a blog post will go up marking the start of the bunny giveaway. All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on the post telling us what YOUR bunny’s name would be, and you’re entered! Just remember, if you win, mind your fingers, and have a healthy supply of things to chomp on when you bunny arrives.

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Thursday, May 31 – Swag Package

 

There’s just something irresistible about shiny buttons and stickers, isn’t there? They’re just so… shiny! Well, everyone needs a little more flair in their life, and awesome Urban Threads swag is the way to do it.

The Prize: Four lucky people will win a swag pack consisting of four UT buttons (one of each design), four stickers, and one awesome Urban Threads mug.

On Thursday, May 31 at 10am, a blog post will go up marking the start of the swag pack giveaway. All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on the post telling us what your favorite design on the site is, and you’re entered! Take a gander through the whole collection, and pick a design or pack you think is a cut above the rest. The winners get to rock their Urban Threads style in button form, cover their machine in stickers, or show their devotion to alternative stitching even while enjoying a cuppa joe.

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Friday, June 1 – $50 Urban Threads Gift Certificate

 

This ones the big one, folks, because we’re giving away FOUR of these babies and you have FOUR chances to win one, plus this giveaway is open ALL weekend long! That’s because we’re giving away one gift certificate in four different ways in four different places, and you can enter them all. Here’s where the action is happening…

1) We’ll post about the gift certificate giveaway on the blog at 10am; just comment on the posting to enter.

2) We’ll also post about the giveaway on Facebook at 10am; just comment to enter (you’ll need to be a fan of us on Facebook).

3) We’ll tweet about it on our Twitter account at 10am; just retweet and follow us to enter.

4) Finally, we’ll post a secret password in Friday’s newsletter as well as a giveaway email address. You’ll want to subscribe to our newsletter before Friday to get the password, then email in the secret password to enter!

You can do ALL of these things to give yourself four ways of winning! Friday’s giveaway is open from posting time on Friday to Sunday night, June 3 at 10pm Central time. You’ve got the whole weekend to give yourself lots of chances at $50 of UT goodies.

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So, if you like presents I’d say you should definitely hang around Urban Threads next week, check out our Storewide Sale, and win some free stuff. It all starts next Monday, and you have a chance to enter and win something each day.

Have fun shopping until then, and see you back here next week for our big birthday bash giveaway!

UT Tutorial – Articulated Lace Bunny

Stitch a little reminder that spring is on the way with this freestanding lace bunny design. Why? Because it’s pretty. Pretty doesn’t need a reason.

Grab your bunny here, and then learn how to make him in what has to be our shortest tutorial ever.

Bunny Love

Given my love of bunnies, I hope I can be forgiven for the decibel level of SQUEE I emitted upon finding this little gem. Is that not the cutest little sock bunny you’ve ever seen? He looks super easy to make too, just a few snips and some embroidery.

Excuse me, I have a whole stack of lost socks who are starting to look suspiciously like a pile of bunnies.

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Fanged Bunnies Everywhere

I add crazy bunnies to a lot of things. Designs, tutorials, even future nefarious schemes to take over the world (shh).

Too many things probably, or so I tell myself. My only redeeming quality, it seemed, was that I withheld from adding fangs to all of them. Sometimes they’re just nice, normal bunnies. It’s a struggle, but I try. I try not to inflict my craziness onto the world.

I swear.

It just leaks out sometimes.

Well, craftster user mominashoe created this  design hack by combining our sneezy bunny tissue holder with our sneezy monster tissue holder in order to give the bunny fangs.

I love it when you guys are right along with me in crazy land. It’s one of the many reasons I love you all.

I’m pretty sure most of you are as nutso as I am.

UT Tutorial – Cute Critter Tissue Holders

Cold season is upon is, and the a case of the sniffles isn’t something we can usually escape for long. You might as well be prepared, and well, a little entertained as well right?

Then grab yourself a super cute and fairly hilarious little bunny, monster, or robot to keep you company through the cold season. They’re created entirely in the hoop and they’re  a snap to make.

Get the tutorial here on how to stitch ‘em together in the hoop.

One they’re created, just feed em’ some travel size tissue packets and you’re good to go.

Honestly, who hasn’t wanted their own personal robot cold assistant to keep you company while you’re sick?