Posts Tagged ‘valentines’

Be My Anti-Valentine – 5 Ways to Celebrate the Other Side of Valentine’s Day

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1. Meh Conversation Heart | 2. Cupid’s Bad Day | 3. Devilish Love | 4. Love Sucks (with Bunny Plushie Tutorial) | 5. Love Hurts

Not feeling so lovey-dovey as the big day draws near? Never fret. Hidden within Urban Threads’ weekend Valentine’s Sale are a few gems that are sure to warm your cold heart with their slightly twisted tastes. Grab them this weekend before the sale is over, and rock that day of roses your way.

UT Valentine’s Tutorials

Valentines Day is fast approaching (less than a week now!) and now is the moment all us crafty folk go into a bit of a panic trying to think of something sweet and quick to whip up for that special someone, or to make our night out a little more magical. Fear not, we have some quick tutorials you can create in an afternoon that are sure to do the trick!

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Short on supplies? All you need to make this cute pillow is to dig into your fabric stash and pull out all your favorite scraps. Patch it all together and add some one color embroidery for a stunning lace effect. Get the tutorial here.

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This week’s new tutorial is great if you’re looking for a crafty way to glam up your evening. Dress up a plain headband with this gorgeous piece of machined lace and a few crystals and you have an accessory to suit any look. Get the tutorial here.

Want more ways to cuddle up? Craft up this romantic Parisian postcard-inspired pillow! Layer up light stitching designs for a look that’s rustic and divine. See how here.

Want to know if your sweetheart digs you? Rock it grade school style with this retro “do you like me” card. Give it to your honey and let them stitch back their answer for a super sweet handmade memento you can keep! Learn to make it here.

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Finally, for those not into Valentine’s Day this year, you can always go to the dark side and make this adorable yet slightly disgruntled vampire bunny plush. He’ll keep you company on Valentines Day! Get a free template and learn how to make your furry friend here.

Happy Valentines (or Un-valentines) Day! There’s no better time to make something by hand :)

Flickr Roundup

I’m in love with all the amazing work in the UT Flickr group. Let me count the ways with a February roundup!

Valentine's Kitties

These sweet, quirky Valentines day kitties by Weirdlings are so much fun! I love the different color ways of the doodle heart, and of course the little embroidered eyes really bring these kitties to life.

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My baby Olive, loves baths and yellow ducks! I think this quilt is right in her wheel house. Kathleen really had a creative stroke of genius when putting this together.

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Dueling duck quilts! This one by Katrina adds great typography to the quilt layout.

Bacon Cat Towel is Born

Of course Steampunk Bacon Cat should live in the kitchen! Vintage FairyTale’s made this awesome ruffled kitchen towel.

bunting

This beautiful wedding bunting with gorgeous celtic charms was created by the anti cute. This would be great to decorate for any romantic occasion.

Odo likes his new pouch

What what what?! Hak42 has a steam punk sugar glider named Odo?! Odo really has a sweet little home in this embroidered bag.

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I love these wristlets by Jessica that use some neat skull and music embroidery. These look so fun and can store so many usefully tiny things you might need on hand.

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The colors on this doodle bird really pop! I love the way Tami paired embroidery and fabric designs.

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Pippa created a beautiful space quilt with glow in the dark thread for the constellations. She created the milky way with a bleach splattering technique.

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This stunning evolution hand towel by stichfork makes me want to bake some crumpets and throw a valentines day tea party!

Flight of Fancy journal

Wow! Heather carved a rubber stamp, then printed the image and pasted it to a journal cover. This flight of fancy design never looked better!

Rose

I wanted to show off the mad hand embroidery skills by idurrant20. This rose detail from the dark fairy tale series is exquisite.

Embroidered Covered Box

Yes! Timewrinker wins again! She created this cute celtic heart box and I love the rick rack border.

I love how versatile and imaginative everyone is with their embroidery. Keep sharing the love and posting pictures to the UT Flickr group of all the amazing projects you create. We love seeing it, and we love you 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.

 

Tutorial – Embroidered Paper Tea Cup

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Looking for something sweet to hold a gift on Valentines, or maybe just give on its own? Next to Nicx has a template and easy tutorial on how to make this great little gift. Fill it with chocolates and you have the perfect embroidered valentines surprise!

Get the tutorial here

UT Tutorial – Valentine Memento Kit

Looking for a sweet and stitchy valentine idea for your honey? Well, nothing says romance like those notes you used to write your crush in 5th grade (Hi Mark!)

Bring back that old-school nostalgia with this cute machine and hand embroidered valentine kit. Stitch the little card kit for your love and let them stitch back their answer. It makes a darling little handmade memento when it’s done!

Get the tutorial right here.

psst… you know that cute “do you like me” design used in the tute? It’s on sale through this weekend!

All You Need Is Love

Hooray, It’s February!

Did you know February is National Embroidery month? It’s also that time we start thinking about fun crafts for Valentines Day. Looking to celebrate both? There’s a great guest tutorial over on feeling stitchy on how to create this gorgeous wire and embroidery valentine. Sometimes simple is so beautiful.

Ready to get stitching? Get the tutorial here.