Posts Tagged ‘gift’

Gift Guide – The Kitchen Maven

Wondering what to get that kitchen wizard in your life, or thinking about your own list to Santa?

The Kitchen Maven Embroidery Gift Guide

Happiness Is Homemade  |  Bakers Gonna Bake   |  Stupid Dishes  |  La Dolce Vita  | Bitchin’ in the Kitchen + potholder tutorial  |  Kitchen Engravings  |

Cook up some great ideas for the holidays! The kitchen is a great place to add a splash of personality, and there are lots of fun kitchen designs you can add to aprons, potholders, towels and more.  Whip up something for yourself, or make that new gift extra special for the kitchen maven in your life.


See a new gift guide every week through the holidays for fun ideas on what to get or make for everyone on your list!

Handmade Highlights – Bah Humbug


Delightfully festive, and oh so quirky. Lisa Leggett on instagram stitched this merry Bah Humbug last Christmas for a friend, obviously someone with a sense of humor. It’s too cute not to bring up again!

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.

Urban Entrepreneurs – Dice Bags By Jibbi

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!


Dice Bags By Jibbi on Etsy

What’s your best tip for getting better results out of your store?

I struggle with taking attractive photographs of my bags – it takes me a while to get them right. Once I do, the best results I get are when I post vibrant, attractive photos to social media with links. It took me a long time to set up a dedicated twitter account (@dicebagsbyjibbi) but my daily hits have doubled since I did. I also get a big influx of them when I make a big post to Tumblr with many photos. That sounds like 2 tips, but I think it’s a combination of the two – pretty pictures and telling all the great friends out there in internetland!

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!

Handmade Highlights – Sailing In Progress


I know we usually feature finished hand embroidery projects, but this ship in a bottle embroidery from instagram user Jen already looks stunning. Those delicate, careful stitches are just enchanting. She’s hoping to finish in time to give it her dad on Father’s Day. I can’t wait to see it all done!