Fridays At The Office

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Sneak peek! Digitizer Bonnie (a Chicago transplant) seems especially excited about this upcoming series, even stitching something up a little special as a test. We’re all pretty excited too, after all everyone has a place that’s a little special in their hearts!

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Color Inspirations – Succulent Hues

Find illumination in the vibrancy of nature with this  Succulent Hues color inspiration for your embroidery designs.

Find illumination in the vibrancy of nature with this Succulent Hues color inspiration. The bright, unexpected jewel tones of natural succulents brings a glorious ombre blend to your embroidery designs. Find a design that already incorporated an ombre transition into its color scheme, or totally transform one into something fresh and new by adding this chic transition. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

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Handmade Highlights – Cozy Kitties

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Kim left this super cute set of photos on our facebook page, sharing that, “Yesterday I taught England how to hand embroider. She finished the design today and I couldn’t be more proud!! I am so thankful that all my kids are creative and love to make.”

How adorable!

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Fridays At The Office

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Artist Caitlin is working on a super pretty tutorial featuring some magical new embroidery designs. Look for these beauties out next week! Lovely and mysterious…

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Color Inspirations – Silver & Dusk

Find the duskier elegance in cool, dark colors with this Silver and Dusk color inspiration for your embroidery designs.

Butterflies and bright designs don’t always have to be neon and pinks. Find the duskier elegance in cool, dark colors with this Silver and Dusk color inspiration. Dark, dusty tones have a soft touch when done in blues. Mix in deep blacks for mystery, and a hint of purple to keep it from being too gloomy. It’s a great way to transform otherwise too-cheery designs into something more elegant. See how it compares to the original.

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Urban Entrepreneurs – Puddin’s Retreat

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!

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Puddin’s Retreat

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

Keep pushing (which is posting on Facebook) or if you are on Etsy keep relisting; set yourself a weekly budget and do it. Just keep relisting/pushing or both on Facebook.

You can push on Etsy by re-listing a few item every day so it keeps your items near the top or the top few screens you look at, and post on Facebook at least twice a day with new pictures and also comments to keep the page looking fresh.

Also be confident about what you make, keep smiling and most of all don’t worry about other pages and that they are doing better than you.

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Quick Pic – Cool Cat

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

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OK, so this kitty just made a Quick Pic appearance a couple weeks ago, but this is too sweet not to share! magnoliafly on instagram is too cool for school in her Hip Kitty tee. Neon-on-black really electrifies this design!

How are you rocking embroidery in your wardrobe lately?

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