Sunday, May 29, 2011

Latest Treasury

Just had to share my latest Etsy treasury. Urban Creatures is part of Team EcoEtsy and they have a weekly treasury contest. The winner gets their treasury posted on Team EcoEtsy's blog.

My inspiration was summer and my favorite color at the moment yellow!

Here's the link:

Wish me luck!!!

Ciao for now,

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Braided Beauties

This week, Urban Creatures was very fortunate to be included in one of Etsy's daily email blasts. Featured was one of our chunky, braided bracelets. It was quite an honor to be shown and the response was more than we could have hoped for. Thank you Etsy!

With the high of this excitement we got the bug to make more. Here are few newbies that we added to our store over the last couple of days. Our bracelets are quite a statement piece and an easy way to dress up any Summer outfit. They have anywhere from 15 to 24 of our t-shirt strands and measure approximately 1 inch wide. Because they are made from t-shirts, they are stretchy so they are one size fits all.

Ciao for now,

Friday, May 27, 2011

New Urban Creature Design

We at Urban Creatures are always trying to come up with nifty, little ideas for products we can make with our left over t-shirt scraps. Recently, we have created some hair clips, ponytail holders, and even baby headbands.

Now I have a new pillow idea that I am pretty excited about. The front is from a log cabin quilt design. All of the pieces are our repurposed t-shirt scraps. I fused some interfacing to the strips so once the pillow is completed and functional it will not loose its shape. It is entirely made from cotton jersey.

Of course, this is just the front. I think I will complete the pillow by adding a light, heather gray to the border and the back. This pillow will have a 14x14 pillow insert and I will use a coordinating zipper for the back. Maybe in the pink, orange, or blue. I want it to be fun and vibrant!

I'm hoping to finish this soon and will definitely post pics of the finished product.

Ciao for now,

P.S. I'm playing with the layout and design of my blog. I definitely need a better heading. If anybody can suggest some sites that could be useful for designing a blog please let me know;)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Morning

I'm having the most unexpected, lovely Monday morning. Upon checking the blogs I follow I noticed it is Sew Mama Sew giveaway day. Follow the link and you will see a list of all the blogs that are participating in this fun event. Each blog is giving something special away. Some are giving away fabric, some patterns, and some are giving away handcrafted creations.

I do have to warn you, the list is quite long. So, grab a cup of coffee and start browsing. The contests are open until Wednesday, May 25th so you should be able to tackle most if not all of them.


Ciao for now,