Fridays At The Office

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Everyone digitizes with a little bit of their own flair here. Bonnie has a particularity awesome decked-out digitizing hand, don’t you think?

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So This Happened… Giving Bunny IN SPACE

Urban Threadster Valarie and her team at ARAWR went above and beyond and literally got a Giving Bunny up into the edge of space.

So awhile back on facebook, we were messing around after seeing an awesome video of a gal who shot one of her toys into space. It inspired us to post a joking challenge to invite someone to try and get a Giving Bunny in space, complete with cheesy photoshopped space-bunny image. If you don’t know what the Giving Bunny Project is, it’s basically a worldwide collaborative effort for crafty folk to make tiny plush bunnies and leave them all around the world to spread a little joy. You can read all about it in the original post. Since it’s creation, the Giving Bunnies have spread literally around the globe, landing on every continent including Antarctica. We never imagined it could go father than that…

Well, what we’ve learned is that we should never, ever underestimate the awesomeness of Urban Threadsters. Because Valarie and her team at ARAWR took it upon themselves to help the bunnies conquer (near) space, and it is every bit as awesome as you could imagine. The flight into space involved a 1200 gram balloon, and that tiny bunny made it to an astonishing 101,000 ft. That little plush is practically a little Felix Bunn-gartner now.

Urban Threadster Valarie and her team at ARAWR went above and beyond and literally got a Giving Bunny up into the edge of space.

Urban Threadster Valarie and her team at ARAWR went above and beyond and literally got a Giving Bunny up into the edge of space.

And yes, there’s video of that majestic bunny floating above the world, in his tiny little scarf. Good thing too, it’s probably pretty cold up there…

You can check out more details, photos, and video, including take-off and landing, over on the ARAWR website. A HUGE thank you to Valarie and her team for making the office seriously go into excited meltdown today. We are reminded again and again that we really have the coolest customers ever. And I suppose now, we’re going to have to update that google map. Anyone know how to add a bunny in space?

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Color Inspirations – Haunted Hues

Try out this spooky Haunted Hues color scheme on your embroidery designs to transform them into something fit for Halloween!

All this week, we’re celebrating Halloween in July, and it was just too tempting not to put up a spooky color post.  The great thing about color palettes is they can totally transform a piece for a new season. This formally bright pink dancer got a spooky makeover with this Haunted Hues color inspiration. A little black and orange mixed with grungy hues and a pop of purple can really transform a piece to look like something totally new, and totally spooky. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

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Urban Entrepreneurs- MaeFlowers & JuneBugs

Urban Entrepreneurs highlights stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items and be their own boss. They also offer their own bit of wisdom about the realities of running your own biz!

Embroidered wings using Urban Threads embroidery design from MaeFlowers & JuneBugs etsy store

MaeFlowers & JuneBugs on Etsy

What’s your best tip for getting better results out of your store?

I’ve found that my wings have gotten more attention when I started expanding on the different forms of social media I’m using. It doesn’t have to be time consuming, either. You can link your business facebook page and your Twitter account to Instagram, so any time I post a picture on Instagram, it’s shared to both facebook and Twitter. I also make sure that I am sharing my products on Pinterest as well, and having friends and family re-pin to their own boards helps get the reach up. Social media is free to use, so we should all make the most of it!

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Quick Pic – Going Batty

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

Embroidered Chic Halloween Pillow from Quick Pics - The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

In theme with this week’s Halloween in July celebrations, I thought I’d pick something spooky to feature on this edition of Quick Pics. Quilted Thimble Cottage on flickr stitched up these simple but chic Halloween pillows with this elegant bat design. Honestly, I think it’s pretty enough to be out all year. Then again, I’d make every day Halloween if I could. Still, this isn’t a bad time to start thinking about decor and especially stitched costumes. It’s just a few short months away!

 

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Fit In

Why fit in when you were born to stand out

Happy Halloween in July everyone. Forget the norm. Make it Halloween every day!

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Fridays At The Office

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

Artist Caitlin never throws her pencils away. She just keeps using and saving them to make more awesome drawings! Psst- if you look carefully you can see some sneak peeks and get a look at early revisions of current designs. Happy Friday everyone!

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