Posts Tagged ‘hand embroidery’

A New Find

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I can’t find out a whole lot about Junko Oki, but I’m totally intrigued. See more on her website.

The Bunnies Go Marching On…

Since their release less than two weeks ago, it has been nothing short of amazing watching The Giving Bunny army spread from one bunny on my studio table to a whole army spreading bunny joy across the world! With another weekend of possible bunny schemes to come, I thought I’d share some of the adventures these little guys have already been up to.

Folks jumped in with both feet to make a small army of regular bunnies…

Some of these bunnies will be off to the hospital children's ward soon!- StuffSusieMade

Jennifer's Bunnies

But it didn’t take long before they started taking on wild personalities of their own…

Australian bunnies

Diana's Bunnies
They formed their own little groups, even forming their own little bands and groupies…

The Blues Brothers Bunnies & Friends

Some seemed strangely familiar, but I couldn’t figure out exactly “Who” they were. Hmm.

Guess Who?

They ventured out for movies and social events…

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took on their own personalities and personas…

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and even expressed their own nerdy quirks and interests.

Diana's Darth Bunny

They are also made by all kinds of people, in all different ways, all over the world. They’ve been made (and found!) by adults and kids…

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Lydia's Giving Bunnies

Made by hand…

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by experienced stitches and those who had never tried embroidery before…

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And by machine, sometimes into mini bunny armies themselves!

And when the bunnies were done and dressed up, they ventured out into the world, waiting for their new owners and prepared for an adventure (and possible bad weather).

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They’ve invaded schools, libraries, coffee shops, movie theaters, nursing homes and even hospitals…

Bunny in a CT Scanner!

Bunny reviewing an X-ray.

Tucked away and waiting excitedly for their new owners to come along and find them.

Salem has been Bunny Bombed! #givingbunny number 4 is at Broadway Coffee

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With the growing bunny army venturing out into the world, bunnies are finding new homes and maybe even inspiring the creation of more bunnies! After all, it is the season of giving, and the bunnies are all for the holiday spirit.

Kelley's Bunnies

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With each bunny found, one more person might join in to spread the bunny joy, and thus the bunny army grows.

What’s more, with your help, the bunny tag has expanded from English to include four five new languages, GermanItalianFrenchSpanish and now Dutch

and spread to 5 continents around the world, with schemes even to Antarctica!

click the map to visit and add a bunny!

All within two short little weeks.

Who knew bunnies were so good at multiplying?

With your help, and a giving spirit, who knows for far these bunnies can go, and how many people we can bring a little joy to. If you want to take part, check out all the details on the Giving Bunny Project here, and grab your FREE bunny design for machine stitchers here, and hand stitchers here. You can browse through all the photos of the giving bunnies we’ve gotten so far with the gallery above and even add your own.

Happy holidays everyone, and thank you for being in the giving spirit! It has been nothing short of inspiring to watch the world embrace these bunnies. I hope your adventures go well this weekend :)

Easy Tutorials For A Handmade Christmas

Looking to whip up some handmade gifts this holiday season? Why not try one of these easy projects! Click on each image to go to the tutorial or use the link provided in each description.

Free gingerbread men design!

Make some adorable in the hoop gingerbread ornaments. Delicious looking and calorie free!

Norton's Hoodie

We shouldn’t forget about our furred friends this Christmas. Make your little furball a stylish dog hoodie from scratch.

Naughty or Nice?

Don’t have a stocking to fit your goodies? Maybe you’ve been a little naughty this year and you’re not expecting much. It doesn’t matter, with this furry naughty stocking your mantle can look good even if all you get is coal!

Upcycled sweater boots

Got tons of old sweaters lying around in your closet and can’t bring yourself to throw them away? Upcycle them into these super cute sweater boots to keep someone’s feet cozy this winter.

Feeling Toasty rice warming bag

Not cozy enough? How about this huggable heat pack that’s super “toasty”. It’s reheatable and easy to make by filling with rice! It also includes a super cute printable gift tag complete with instructions on how to use it.

Tired of hanging your candy canes up the old fashioned way? Why not make an adorable monster to nom on them for you and keep them safe. Yup, they’re super safe with him, I promise.

Do you know someone who’s always chilly around the house, wrapped in a blanket? Make their life a little easier with this super cute and stylish cozy winter wrap, which will let them cozy up but still use their arms!

Keyboard Cat

If you have a nerd or geek in your life who’s desk is in serious need of personality, make them this totally adorkable keyboard cat wrist rest! He’s like longcat’s nerdy cousin or something.

Finally, brighten up your tree with this lovely little Dala horse ornament, or give one to someone special! Handmade ornaments are a great gift and a fantastic memento from year to year.

You ready for the holiday season? Get your handmade Christmas going with one of these easy tutorials, or check out our whole tutorials section for tons of ideas!

Tutorial – Embroidered Gift Boxes

Etsy has a super cute tutorial up on how to make these hand embroidered gift boxes. The post includes free templates for the boxes and the designs, and it looks like the perfect way to add a handmade touch to your giving this season.

See the full post over on the Etsy blog.

Susanna Bauer’s Embroidered Leaves

Beautiful.

See more delicate combinations of leaves and cotton over on her website.

You’re Off The Edge Of the Map Here, Mate…

Here there be monsters.

And seriously gorgeous stitching. I can’t stop looking at this! A super sweet, full color rendition of our Battle of the Sea design stitched out by flickr user Sewphie T.

In case I was in need of something to be thankful for, talented UT stitchers like this always give me something to be elated about.  Happy Thanksgiving folks!

Flickr Roundup

It’s the November roundup!

Long November nights are a fantastic time for creating embroidery projects, and the UT Flickr Pool is a great place to find inspiration for your next creation. Check out what stitchers like you have been making of late…

Dragonfly Bag

This two tone dragonfly bag reminds me of a summery picnic. Summer Creations really knocked it out of the park.

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I love these beautiful Parisian clutches by Wiiberzug.  I could see them filled with cute cosmetics, or even mini embroidery kits!

Evenfall lace butterfly.

Draconyz used lavendar variegated thread and turned this Evenfall Lace Butterfly into a stunning hair clip.

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WickedStepmother1969 wins again by making these awesome embroidered batitude bunny high tops.

Skeleton Key Sweater (Key)

This hand embroidered skeleton key looks exquisite on Zhad_Squad‘s sweater.

Blue Polic Box

Magical Monk Bags created this stunning police box bag. Hmm, what does this remind me of?

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This purse by MeiSchterwerk makes such a bold statement. I love the yellow roses!

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This gears and cogs, pleather stocking by Annmadestuff is both festive and radical.

Diabetes Postcard 2012

2012 World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange by Gnewfer. Mad Scientist and kitty are proud to be a part of creating awareness!

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Speaking of mad scientists, here is a stuffie made in his imageSharkgoddess3 nailed it.

I hope everyone is staying warm and dry as the winter moves in, wherever you are. Take some time and check out all the awesome that is the UT Flickr Pool, and be sure to upload your own projects too. We love to see them all!

Do you want to see your stuff featured in a roundup? Upload it to our flickr pool or e-mail it to blog@urbanthreads.com, and you could see your stuff on StitchPunk.