Posts Tagged ‘skulls’

Quick Pic – Spooky Greetings

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Alicia shared this spooky-cute wreath on her instagram account. I love that it feels both crafty and appropriately spooky for the season, with those fun plushy skulls. Plus, the bright bold colors of Dia de los Muertos adds more color than Halloween usually allows!

Get The Look – Mexican Embroidered Blouse

Get inspired by the gorgeous stitches of Mexican embroidered blouses, and then see how to DIY your own version with an alternative twist.

Embroidered mexican blouses can often be pricey to buy, but that cost is often justified because they’re usually covered in gorgeous hand embroidered work. If you’re not lucky enough to grab one in Mexico, or don’t feel like spending the money or the time hand stitching your own, you can easily make one of your own inspired by the gorgeous embroidery of Mexico. But of course, with an Urban Threads twist!

Get inspired by the gorgeous stitches of Mexican embroidered blouses, and then see how to DIY your own version with an alternative twist.

You can grab a scoop neck blouse at lots of stores, as the “peasant” top (as the style is often called these days) is rather trendy. Then, all you need to complete your top is some awesomely punk-y folk art designs. Of course, for you Urban Threadsters, we couldn’t help but throw in skulls, sparrows and other more alternative designs into the colorful mix.

Get inspired by the gorgeous stitches of Mexican embroidered blouses, and then see how to DIY your own version with an alternative twist.

These designs were made to fit together around different shapes, so the sparrows for example make great shoulder swoops when mirrored, and you can pick your favorite symmetrical design for the center. There are also a couple accents you can use to fill in extra spaces and make the whole are look embroidered if you want.

Get inspired by the gorgeous stitches of Mexican embroidered blouses, and then see how to DIY your own version with an alternative twist.

As a final touch and an homage to the folk art style of our original inspiration, try out a couple of your sewing machine’s decorative stitches. You’ll probably find one or two that will make excellent borders and accents and give it that finishing touch.

Get inspired by the gorgeous stitches of Mexican embroidered blouses, and then see how to DIY your own version with an alternative twist.

For a super bight, alternative and slightly skull-ier take on the traditional Mexican blouse, this DIY is a simple way to update a top. You can add as much or as little to your top as you like, and even tone the colors down to look more traditional. Heck, it may take people a moment or two to realize some of those cute folk flowers are skulls. And that’s half the fun ;)

Fridays At The Office

Behind the scenes peeks at life and work at the Urban Threads office

Our head digitizer Danielle and her little unicorn buddy working on digitizing a new series. Given that this photo features skulls and unicorns, I’d say it sums up the Urban Threads office pretty well. Happy Friday everyone!

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