Posts Tagged ‘hand embroidery’

Handmade Highlights – Book Cover

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I love this sweet hand stitched book covers by Benhy Costello. The peacock feathers look great, and it’s such a creative way of covering cherished books!

Urban Entrepreneurs -Craftypodes

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

The one thing we wish we’d known is that Internet shoppers respond well to just being yourself. You don’t need to compete with other makers!

Handmade Highlights – Engraved Heart

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I love the story behind this piece of hand embroidery. Zoe’s mom Kim was pregnant in the hospital, waiting for her to be born while she stitched this woodgrain heart. What a great way to pass the time while in early labor!

Handmade Highlights – Mendhika Medallion

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Debbie stitched the Mendhika Medallion with such delicate detail. The subtle bead work is a lovely touch. These designs are very complex, and her dedication to the craft of embroidery shows.

Handmade Highlights – Cherry Blossom Ship WIP

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Adoring this in-progress shot of the Cherry Blossom Ship design. I love the varied embroidery thread weight that Hal Calico used to make the ship really pop. It looks so sophisticated stitched all in cream.

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Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

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Flickr user Chudames shows just how cool real embroiderers are, especially when working on Crochet or Die designs. I’m just going to imagine I always look this awesome working on projects.

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Urban Entrepreneurs – Daisyeyes Handmade

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 wish I knew when I started my store is how to budget my time. As a mom working from home, it’s such a struggle to make use of good time to do the businessy things (accounting etc), the product development, planning for future items, completing orders and trying to give myself time to just be creative….not to mention just being a mom and a wife!

I’m learning how to limit and schedule my social media/web time and I’m getting rid of distractions and those things that help me procrastinate. I am building time into my days to just be creative so I don’t lose the enjoyment in that process. I am planning in 6 month increments for new items and giving myself reasonable deadlines for meeting those goals.