Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Mommy-to-Be: Simple Sewing Projects

One of our new favorite books is Simple Sewing for Baby by Lotta Jansdotter. And since I’m expecting my first baby in the fall, this has become my crafting bible as of late. I’m going to be bringing you a few projects in the upcoming weeks from this book but also some of my favorite […]

Japanese Dress-Making Class, Part 1

The first part of our Japanese dress-making class kicked off this past Saturday and it was so much fun! We started by learning about the different patterns and how to read them. Rachel took us through how to trace and cut the pattern pieces out and some of the classmates even got started on the […]

Fabulous Fabrics in Fabulous Places

If you know us, you know we love Liberty fabrics. They’re classic, yet trendy, preppy, yet a little bit edgy. They’re versatile and can be used to make an adorable bag, a cute skirt, bloomers, and more. So we were pleasantly surprised when we were joined in our love of Liberty by another one of […]

The Tangerine Trend

When Pantone announced its color of the year for 2012, which is tangerine, I have to admit, I had my doubts. It’s so bright and it doesn’t work on everyone, but I’ve been made a believer. Not only are there tangerine beauties strutting their stuff on the runways, but it’s showing up in home décor, […]

Fabric Remix: Sew Bright (and cheerful!)

There is nothing better than sewing up some bright colors on a cloudy, grey day! It is always sure to brighten up your mood. The two top swatches are from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the orange floral is part of Oliver & S Moda fabric collection. All four of these together would […]

We *HEART* Liberty

Aren’t these Colette bloomers  just the cutest? We made our sample with the adorable Kitty Grace fabric from Liberty of London. The neutral color palette and abstract paisley heart design give the shorts a very soft, romantic feeling. Garnish it with a little lace, some tiny ribbon bows, and voila! You’ll have a pair of knickers that you’ll want to […]

Hearts galore

Check out our Valentine’s board at the store for some last minute V-Day inspiration. We used our amazing chalkboard fabric once again for a simple, easy valentine’s card and decoration. The playing cards garland at the top was inspired by a very easy craft project from Country Living’s last issue. And you can actually find some great tips on […]

Quilting on Super Bowl Sunday…

As everyone here in NYC geared up for the Super Bowl 2012 yesterday (congratulations to the Giants!)…the team at P&N was hosting an Intro to Quilting class – taught by our quilting extraordinaire, Mandy Munroe. The students did such a fabulous job that we just had to share some photos of their lap quilts. It so amazing to […]

Good Times at Craftsy Meet Up

Last week, we hosted the Craftsy Meet up Party for the NYC branch.  Some wonderful people stopped by to meet other like-minded creative types and work on various crafty projects.  We had a great time meeting tons of new faces and chatting about some of our favorite creative topics. Kim Cee, the creator of Craft […]

Fabric Remix: New in Town

The best way to beat a little February gloom is to do a little daydreaming about spring. Lucky for us, our spring fabric orders are starting to arrive! It’s never too early to start thinking about your spring wardrobe and what colors and prints you’d like to add to your ensemble.  Why not let some of these brand […]