Posts Tagged ‘hand embroidery’

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!

Hand stitched Urban Threads embroidery design from daisyeyes handmade etsy store

Daisyeyes Handmade on Etsy

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.

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!

Handmade Highlights – Koi Bag

Hand stitched Koi bag with Urban Threads design

Mrs. Lacer stitched up this gorgeous hand embroidered Koi during her first experiment with Sulky Solvy to transfer images. What amazing detail, and how lovely to see it already turned into something darling and usable. So often these masterpieces get stitched and then never showcased. Great work Mrs. Lacer!

Handmade Highlights – Butterfly Hoop


Aimee D hand stitched these incredible butterfly hoops. I love the colors she used, transforming the butterfly completely from the original design. I love when hand embroiderers take UT designs to new beautiful heights with their crafty talents. Check out the Miniature Menagerie pack for a few more summery insects and decorative designs, all great for hand stitching!

Handmade Highlights – Sew or Dye Shirt


Tina changed “Sew or Die” to “Sew or Dye” in this colorful hand embroidery. She also created the shirt pattern, and has an obvious passion for sewing. Hand embroidering a garment gives it such a cool look. I know it takes a lot of extra time to hand stitch something that size, and I think it was totally worth the effort.

Grab your own Sew or Die design and show the world your passions.

Handmade Highlights – Origami Bunny


Kim took the origami bunny design to a whole new dimension when she added all satin stitching to the basic outlines. The weight of her satin stitches add such a nice depth and interest to her piece. Well done Kim!

Try your own satin version of the Origami Bunny, or try the other cute animals included in this Origami border design.