Posts Tagged ‘steampunk’

Quick Pic – Carousel Magic

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

Steampunk Carousel Top from Quick Pics -The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Melissa on facebook shared this darling image in a message, being sure to mention that “‘We love our steampunk carousel dragon that Karen Webb of Quietmoon Reflections did for us!” The carnival style tutu really makes a great pairing with that steampunk dragon. What a happy face!

Quick Pic – Robo Jeans

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

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Flickr user Tipsy Fox took the pockets off her 4 year old son’s jeans and monogrammed one with ZSC from the Steampunk Alphabet, and the other with a little Rabble Robot. What a super cute way to personalize a pair of jeans for a little man!

Color Inspirations – Violet Ruin

Try this elegantly grungy Violet Ruin color scheme out on your embroidery designs.

Sometimes, decay is beautiful. This week, be edgy and elegant with this grungy Violet Ruin color scheme. Saturated purples and soft, rusty greens show age with grace. Put it on a slightly mottled fabric with wonderful worn tones for an elegant look that feels beautifully aged. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

Color Inspirations – Rainbow Rust

Try this colorful but subtle Rainbow Rust color scheme out on your embroidery designs.

Rainbow color schemes don’t always have to be bubble gum bright. This week, try this elegant and rustic Rainbow Rust color scheme. It lets you add a spectrum of colors without getting too girly, using browns, rusty purples and soft greens to bring your colors together. A colorful fabric adds to the fun. Gorgeous but not too over the top! See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

Color Inspirations – Stormy Seas & Gold

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This week, go dark and broody with a touch of elegance using this Stormy Seas & Gold color scheme. Rich fabrics, deep dark blues, sea greens, and a flash of metallic gold bring dark elegance to any design. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

Color Inspirations – Steampunk Pink

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Use a gorgeous photo to inspire a new color scheme for your designs! Try something a little different from the usual brass and brown and give your usually rustic designs a romantic edge in honor of Valentine’s Day. Try this Steampunk Pink color scheme on the Steampunk section and add a bit of soft Victorian elegance. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

2013 Costume Contest Finalists

Well, the leaves have fallen and once again Halloween has come and gone, but boy oh boy, you guys did not disappoint this year! We’ve been hosting Urban Threads’ annual Halloween costume contest for three years now, and we are always so blown away by the level of creativity shown by everyone. You guys really know how to go all out!

After much fussing and back and forth in the office, the UT team has picked our top 10 favorite costumes. Now it’s up to YOU to vote on your favorite and choose the lucky stitcher worthy of the $50 gift certificate. Of course EVERYONE did an amazing job, but the voting must go on. So, have a glance through this year’s top ten, and then vote for your favorite costume at the bottom of the post!

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There’s this amazing Steampunk Alchemist gown from Wendy! She used lots of apothecary designs as well as a mix of the Anatomy design pack on the dress. She even stitched her own steampunk parasol. Elegant and dark and perfect for the season.

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This costume was a creative twist on one little girl’s amazing idea, which went down a bit like this, according to mom Rachel:

“Mama,” she said “I want to be awesome for Halloween!” “Yes, baby, it will be. What do you want to be?” I asked again. “Awesome!” she said again. “Yes dear, I heard you. What would you like to dress up as? Can you tell me what it looks like?” “It’s looks awesome! You can do that, right, mama?” 

That’s right, this little one went as AWESOME for Halloween. And her mom really did her proud. The Because I’m Awesome design was just too perfect.

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This little fairy is adorable! The costume beautifully utilizes the Elven Court series all over the costume with a bright and cheerful pink. Krista even stitched large versions of the wings and made them freestanding! A super creative use of all the designs, and it seems to make for one happy little fairy.

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In a fun twist, this costume also utilizes the Elven Court series, but it’s a fantastic example of how different a series can look depending on color and usage! This Green Witch costume from Beth uses the same designs but in a beautiful natural color scheme, plus a creative use of the lace witch hat. A fun reinvention of the classic witch for Halloween.

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Liddy from Holland went all out this year, making a bunch of amazing dresses. However, nothing quite captured our attention like this Gothic Halloween Gown. It utilized so many of our favorite gothic designs, including many from the new Gothic Gala series, but also including a great appearance by the Gothic Glam skull, the Clockwork Natura Bird Skull and even the Evenfall choker. I bet she looked amazing at the Halloween Ball she attended it in.

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Lace, lace and more lace! This amazing Poison Ivy costume from Laura shows just what you can do with a single lace design and a lot of determination. She stitched the Lively Leaf lace design over and over in different greens to create this leafy dress. She then added the Floral Fascinator as an extra flourish. She makes a really excellent Poison Ivy.

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How could we not include this adorable Little Red Riding Hood costume, complete with the “Big Bad Wolf” dressed up as grandma? Mariah and Krusher are back again, using simple and sweet flower accents, and of course the Little Red Riding Hood design. I have to say, Krusher’s little grandma bonnet is just killing me.

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Deanna stitched this Odin costume for her husband — featuring Elder Futhark runes and many other Nordic designs. That is one Viking I wouldn’t mess with! What a great cloak, don’t you think?

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This Wolf Mage costume by ayneSt is truly epic! Fuzzy and fierce, it features some Nordic Wolves and of course a dimensional Dark Wolf stitched on the back of the cloak. Plus it looks nice and cozy for roaming around those dark, chilly nights.

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Finally, showing another great use of the new Gothic Gala designs, Tiffanie stitched up this glam Dark Little Miss Muffet costume. Showcasing the spider as a centerpiece, she also added some elegant spiderweb draped designs from the same series, and a little spider hiding at the back! A dark twist on a traditional favorite… just our style!

Wow! It was really so hard choosing just ten. I mean take a look at the whole gallery of this year’s costumes! Everyone did an amazing job as usual this year, and you guys continue to make Halloween one of our favorite holidays. Are you ready to vote? Use the poll below (if you don’t see it, try reloading your page or disabling pop-up blockers!) and vote JUST ONCE for your favorite. Voting is open now until Sunday, Nov 10 at 11:59 p.m.! The results will be posted after the weekend.

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Good luck to the final contestants, and congrats to everyone! I hope you all had a happy and crafty Halloween.

*CONTEST IS CLOSED! – Congrats to Rachel for that AWESOME costume!*