Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

Flickr Roundup

As usual, you might be forgiven of late for being distracted by all the adorable pups, horses and kitties that took over the flickr pool for awhile, but there are some things that really ought not be missed.

Let’s see just a few of what’s popped up of late…

Steamed at Dragoncon

You can never go wrong with kicking things off with a little steampunk style, right? And flourishes got it just right.

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Looking to add a little cool to your wardrobe? Yes indeed. Julieann20 did just that by splitting the seam and adding some embroidered coolness. Where have we seen something like this before?

Oh yeah, when we got all glammed up in Stitches Magazine, thought I’m pretty sure Julie Ann did it first. I’m now thinking I have a lot of very boring pairs of jeans. Thanks for the inspiration, Julie Ann!

my cherrie apron

OMG, could you just die of cuteness?

I don’t cook, but I would try my darndest if I had this little number, just to have a viable excuse to wear it around. Creations by Dawn decided to redo her whole kitchen in a cherry theme, and this is the little apron to match. Oh, the red lace is killing me! I love it.

sit hand pillow

Huzzah, Stitchfork has joined us on flickr! I follow her blog pretty regularly, and she has the prettiest photos of her embroidery on there.  It was such a treat to see one show up in the flickr pool.

And this? Too adorable. Way to be commanding, snarky and cute all in one go. Not easy to pull off in one pillow.

Happy Monster Pillows...

Happy Monster pillows are happy!

As was scandinaviangrrl when she bought a new IKEA chair for sewing. I think these little monsters are just the thing to liven it up.

Taylor's got a brand new bag.

Noordermeer1 has accomplished what many have tried and failed at before… stitching for a teenage guy! She has pulled it off masterfully. Taylor looks pretty slick with his new bag.

Tin Girl

More steampunk! And what steampunk it is… dj_ghostuk is at it again, this time making an amazing stitched gear bodice for this seriously sweet Tin Girl costume.

I’m starting to think I should just have a whole section for amazing embroidered steampunk costumes. Please tell me you’re entering this into our costume contest, right dj_ghostuk?

Fearghus not happy about wearing another hat

Speaking of adorable costumes…

Ok, so little Fearghus doesn’t look super thrilled to be modeling that slick top hat, but I think he looks fabulous. That blue that Lemon Tree Tales picked out really brings out his uh… eyes, don’t you think?

As usual, to check out all the stitchy goodness, head on over to our flickr group for and eyeful, and a healthy dose of inspiration!

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!

UT Tutorial – Linen & Lace Wedding Bunting

It’s that season, and wedding bells are ringing. Need to make some rustic decor in a hurry?

With our new lace pennant design, you can whip up some simple and totally adorable wedding bunting to add a little vintage romance to any space.  Make a small one to hang above the newlyweds table, or make a long string and drape it around a tree for a truly chic effect. Embroider the name and date of the couple on one of the flags to make it an heirloom to last!

Check out the tutorial here, and let those bells ring.

The Magical Monochrome Stitches of Marpet…

A little vintage glam, anyone?

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You might have noticed that this weeks designs follow a bit of a love theme, and nothing to me seems more romantic than white and cream stitches and layers of lace. That’s why I thought it would be the perfect time to show you some of the magical stitchery of Marpet

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I just love the vintage look of off-whites, creams and lace, and I LOVE how many embroidery designs she has layered on her pieces, using everything from steampunk to apothecary (which, by the way, is a fabulous combination). They feel so light and yet decadent at the same time!
She really has an eye for layering, and I’m quite fond of her color schemes, as I’ve used similar ones myself in the past.

Hats off to you madame, you know your stitching.

Tutorial – Framed Pincushion

My personal project list these days is made up pretty much exclusively of things that involve ornate frames. Bulletin boards, chalkboards, mirrors, you name it. (Here’s hoping for a good garage sale season…) Add this project to the must-do list: a vintage framed pincushion. This tutorial by Beach Vintage uses an old embroidered hankie, but it’d be awesome with some of your own brand-new hand-stitchin’. It’d even work with machine embroidery if you choose a design that’s very light-stitching and open. Love love love! Via Craft.

New Apothecary Series

We’re very excited to introduce you to our newest batch of designs, the Apothecary Series.

Trinkets and labels of wonder promising all kinds of miracle cures for every kind of ailment, all with an old world charm and just a hint of snark. As well as beautiful solid stitching designs perfect for your bathroom or kitchen (remember, you can stitch just the black for lighter fabrics!), we have a number of gorgeous in the hoop projects from handmade vintage tags to herbal sachets and drawstring bags.

Lucky you, these are on sale along with everything else in our store for half off through May 31, 2011! Find them all here.