Fw: Halloween in July at Urban Threads!

Yeah, I know! It's Lammas-time, not Samhain. Sorry! I enjoy the spookies, and this online store just gets me all twitterpated. Go find the project on upgrading a hardcover book to a secret hiding spot. It's beyond clever!

Greetings, crafters!

 

Some folks do Christmas in July. This week Urban Threads has been given over to a different sort of out-of-season celebration ... Halloween in July! Oh, the horror! Snag some supremely spooky new designs, get a free sugar skull for the ol' pumpkin bucket, and create a darkly elegant gothic lace choker. Enjoy these tricks and treats...

 

My, aren't you a Handsome Devil! This sinfully sassy design is great for adding some fire to bibs for dashing little dudes - or shirts and such for smooth gentlemen. Stitch this design for a unique look that's absolutely smokin'!

 

Jugar la Vida: "Play for life." A trio of mariachi-band skeletons play lively tunes in a captivating new design, perfect for your Dia de los Muertos crafting - or anyone who loves to live on the edge.

 

Gothlings, rejoice: our first bat has arrived! Baby Bat was created at the request of several Urban Threadsters, ranging from a 4-year-old spooky-kid-in-training to a 70-year-old professional vampire. (We've said it before and we'll say it again: you guys are awesome.) Go batty stitching this design on clothes, bags, cave-decor, and more!

 

Make no bones about it ... another frequent request, an Anatomical Ribcage joins the popular Anatomical Heart as a great pick for healthcare professionals who want the hippest threads in the hospital, and anyone who likes their embroidery on the beautifully spooky side.

 

But that is not all! At long last, we've made our very first freestanding lace design...

Pumpkins and bats and trick-or-treating are all well and good, but what if youre looking for something a little more elegant for Halloween? Something darkly daring, yet still wonderfully festive for All Hallows Eve, or anytime youre feeling a little dark. I have just the thing...

 

This week were diving into the wonders of embroidered lace, and all the cool things you can do with it. Ill show you how to stitch up lace designs, and then how to turn your beautiful lace piece into a gorgeous gothic choker. A little lace, a little silver, and some black satin ribbon and youve got a spooky statement for the season... or anytime. You can make lots more with this gothic lace than just a choker check out the tutorial for instructions!

 

Since you're all so crazy about the pretty sugar skull designs, we've whipped up a treat for your pumpkin bucket: an in-the-hoop sugar skull pincushion! This design is FREE through July 26 and is available in two sizes as a stitch-and-turn stuffie for machine embroidery, and in hand embroidery and digital stock art versions. It also makes a fun little stuffed toy for the kiddies, or just a festive Dia de los Muertos decoration. (You can stitch it out on fabric as usual, too, for a lighter version of the stitch-filled skulls.) Enjoy!

 

Still feeling spooky? Us too. Peruse the dark delights below, and check out the Gothic section of the site for more, and the Skully designs, and ... well, the ghostly stuff is everywhere, really.

Check out the blog for some dark crafting books and sites to get you in a spooky mood, an extra-large flickr roundup of the rockin' things you're making from Urban Threads designs, and the long-awaited contest winner, who has named her bunny ... Mortimer! Happy Halloween in July, and enjoy that sugar skull!


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