Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Mommy-to-Be: Little Pants for My Little Man

Here are shots of the back and front of my jeans, which are elastic waist so they’ll be super easy to pull on and off. So we’re having a boy and I couldn’t be more excited! And now that we know what we’re having, it’s time to start making clothes. The first project I made […]

mini sewing summer camp

So they say that Memorial Day marks the official first weekend of Summer and of course that means many of our clients and their families begin getting ready for camp…but there is always some time between the last day of school and the first day of camp, so Pins & Needles thought why not keep […]

inspiration by the sea

With summer upon us, it’s time to hit the beach, or at the very least get inspired by the beach. Below are a few of the things (which you can make or buy) that are inspiring us to take in the sun and surf, even if we can’t make it to the beach. After all, […]

quilt market recap part 1

We spent last weekend in Kansas City browsing the aisles of the Spring 2012 International Quilt Market. As always, it is so exciting to see what will be coming out in the world of fabric, notions, patterns and more. This past market was no different. I would say it is hard to pick favorites, but […]

Fabric Remix: Ikat

Ikat is making a big comeback in a huge way, and here in the shop it’s no different. We’re crazy about ikat and are getting new fabrics with this popular and colorful print in all the time. Here are a few of the ikat prints we have in stock now, perfect for pillows, drapes, or […]

In Love with Color Blocking

We LOVE color! All different shades, hues, brights, and pastels. And we love mixing and matching colors as much as possible whether it be here in the shop or in our projects. That’s why we’re so excited one of the latest trends is color blocking, mixing and matching bold, contrasting colors in a fun way. […]

The New Store Board

So now that April (and almost May) are over, we decided it was time to change up the displays in the store. We have a ton of new fabulous trims and ribbons in so we decided to do ribbon garland on the front wall. We’ve made some garland like this in the past using Liberty […]

Crafter Hours: We Made Owlies

This last week we had a special friend stop by the shop to teach us how to make owlies during Crafter Hours. The end result was a lot of fun and a whole family of owls. Here, our friend Steph, learns how to cut out the two pieces of fabric to start the owlies. Here, […]

Baby Shower Inspiration Board

As most of you who read the blog frequently know by now I’m expecting my first child in the fall. With that comes a lot of exciting things like picking out things for the baby’s nursery, shopping for baby clothes, making lots of crafts (all of which I’ve shared with you here on the Pins […]

Summer Sewing Crafts

Just in time for summer we’ve pulled together some of our favorite summer craft and sewing projects. You’ll want to use them during your next bar-b-q, take them to the beach with you, or just lounge around in some of the light, summery frocks. Enjoy summer and enjoy these crafts! This adorable embroidered pin cushion […]