The focal print in Golden Age, “Old Hollywood” is such a striking print and an unusual one, compositionally speaking. I love it! I think it’s so pretty and so interesting! Knowing that this print would be a bit more challenging to work with, I knew instantly I wanted to showcase it by creating a decorative accent pillow. I also knew I wanted to incorporate embroidery to give it a more three dimensional effect.
Last year at this time I was preparing to go on vacation to Mexico, leaving the cold Northwest for the sunny tropics of Playa del Carmen. I had never been to Mexico but grew up in California and had always been exposed to the vibrant culture. It instantly got my creative juices flowing; bright, fun images floating in my mind. I absolutely love folk art and have always been drawn to Mexican folk art and embroidery in particular. I wanted this ¡Fiesta! to be a fun, bright, vivid, cheery group that had folk art elements and that just made one smile when they saw it.
We've spent so much time preparing and the day is finally here! At Connecting Threads, the holidays are full of traditions. Our offices are decorated with stockings and Christmas trees. There is no shortage of candy and homemade goodies. Of course, everyone has a special gift they are creating for their love ones. We had our staff holiday party last week with Christmas music, yummy food and fun raffles.
We took some time to reflect upon the most important things in life and that includes you, our customers. The Connecting Threads family feels so blessed to be a part of your lives and we hope that your Christmas is full of laughter and love. We will spend the day relaxing with our family and friends. Our offices are closed on Christmas, but we'll be back to work on the 26th.
If you haven't seen it yet, here is our video Christmas card.
Hi everyone, Alisha here! If you haven't heard the big news, I'm about to welcome my first
little baby into the world. My due date is January 6th, but the way I'm
waddling around, I'm not sure it's going to take that long! As many of
you know, it is hard work to prepare for a new child. Between decorating
a nursery, picking a name, and the seemingly endless amount of time you
spend at the doctor's office, it's amazing if you can find a few
minutes to yourself! I suppose it's good preparation for when the kiddo
finally arrives. I think my favorite part of the whole process has been
decorating the nursery. Though, I have to say, it is much harder than I
Little known fact: I suffer from something called chromatophobia.
Depending on who you ask, it's really not as bad as it sounds, but it
definitely adds a whole new layer of complication into the process of
designing a room. Basically, what it breaks down to mean is that I get a
lot of anxiety from bright colors and a lot of contrast. When you
consider that babies love bright colors and lots of contrast, you can
see how this task might have been fairly daunting to me. When I first
started my planning, I thought I would go with a very neutral palette.
In my mind, my dream nursery would look something like this...
As if it's not fun enough working at a company surrounded by such crafty and talented people, sometimes our work could even be deemed as play which is pretty awesome! It all started when one of our interns, CJ, conjured up the idea behind this year's Christmasvideo. This year Crafts Americana Group participated in an internship program with a local high school. A few days a week we get a helping hand from several students. It's been so great getting to know them a little more and working with them these past few months. When CJ was asked to brainstorm some ideas for this year's video, he went straight to work and came up with this gem.