Posts Tagged ‘skull’

Color Inspirations – Sunset Aqua

Find unexpected color combinations in nature with this  Sunset Aqua color inspiration for your embroidery designs.

This week, find the unexpected color combinations in nature. A blazing amber sunset over rustic fields combines unexpectedly with an aqua sky as it transitions from blue to gold. Bring these unusual tones into your own designs by combining the rustic with the unexpected. A dark, rich leather is the perfect backdrop to set in a golden tone, and then bring it to life with the aqua hues of the sunset. Those bright blue-greens and yellows will really pop! See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

Handmade Highlights – Undead Rockabilly


Even though Dia de los Muertos was a couple of days ago, I couldn’t help sharing this awesome hand stitched applique sugar skull from mrscreativegypsy. He’s just one little piece of the original design, but her stitches have added so much character, he’s amazing on his own!

Color Inspirations – Autumn & Bone

Add a spooky seasonal touch to your embroidery designs with this Autumn & Bone color scheme.

This week, find some inspiration in the season with this Autumn & Bone color scheme. Looking at the bare trees and the brilliant leaves on the ground, you can see where the classic Halloween palette comes from. However, that doesn’t mean you have to use it on only Halloween designs. Try it with some elegance using mostly black and whites, and then save those bold hues as a pop of autumn splendor. You can even bleed in a little ombre fun to your fabric first. It can bring a creepy sophistication to any design, spooky or not! See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

Fridays At The Office


Someone on Facebook suggested that the big lace skull could be used like a mask. Naturally, we had to test this theory. Our digitizer Bonnie volunteered. We have deemed it a terrifying success.

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Quick Pic – Awesome Day of the Dead Nursery

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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


Seriously the sweetest alternative nursery I’ve seen. Check out all those amazing colorful skulls! Kylie on facebook used Calavera for the quilt and the sugar skull pincushion for the mobile, in addition to lots of sweet skully fabric and decals. Man, maybe MY room could use some skulls…

Color Inspirations – Lavender & Lux

Try this luxurious Lavender & Lux color scheme out on your embroidery designs.

This week, go extra luxurious with this Lavender & Lux color scheme. Decadent brocade fabrics in warm greys add luxury and class to a pallet of metallics and rich purples. Changing the bright and bold stitches of a traditional Day of the Dead design into warm golds transforms the patterns into graceful baroque swirls. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?


Delicate stitches? Check. Pink satin? Check. Light and lacy skulls? Check and check. Anytime I see pink and pretty and skulls and bones together I’m on board.

These amazing chain stitched pillows are from the series Artnatomy, from artist Cecile Dachary. You can just appreciate the delicate stitches and dark motifs as some great inspiration, or visit Yellow Velvet to actually buy them and find out more about the project. The website is in french, so you’ll want to have google translate on!