Monthly Archives: June, 2012

New Books and a Giveaway!

A slew of new books have arrived at the shop and we wanted to share some of our favorites. We are always so inspired by the creativity that these books are filled with – so inspiring!  We loved Jennifer Paganelli’s first book. It is called Girl’s World  and we have done a slew of her projects, so we knew that her […]

tropical inspiration

Give us a tropical vacation anytime of the year! I love the sun, the sand, and the fashions and accessories. And with summer in full swing, we’re definitely thinking about our next tropical get away, but since we’re here in NYC for now, here are some things that are inspiring us now. 1. How adorable are […]

fun projects from mini summer sewing camp…

We just finished our first mini summer sewing camp on Friday and we had so much fun making all the different projects…see some samples below. The first week we stitched up lots of accessories and the second week the projects focused on fashion.  The students made everything from fun eye masks, candy zipper pouches, to giant pillow poufs, hooded […]

we love martha stewart’s new craftstudio app…

We were lucky enough to be invited to get a sneak peak at the newest addition to the Martha Stewart App Family, CraftStudio. On Tuesday night we attended an intimate gathering at the beautiful home of Gael Towey, Chief Integration and Creative Director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, which is tucked away in the fabulous […]

fabric remix: geometrics

We love a bold, modern geometric pattern here at Pins & Needles! And as shown by the fabrics we’ve chosen below, they come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. From top left clockwise: Zipper tape in grey and white, shards in blue, grey, and white, dots in dots in orange, and stacked in black […]

Map Crafts

As everyone heads out of town on their summer vacation, it makes us wonder what we should do with all of those maps we’ve accumulated on road trips and journeys abroad? When the trip is over, the memories that the maps remind of us don’t have to be forgotten – check out some of the inspiring […]

Mommy-to-Be: Appliqued Bibs

Recently I decided I wanted to make some bibs for my baby (it may have been after my friend Kelle warned me about how much her newborn drooled and how many bibs she went through in the first months of life). I had been looking for an easy tutorial and low and behold, I found […]

A Simple Father’s Day Gift

You’ve heard it before, dad does not want the same old tie for Father’s Day! Well we’re here to help with that dilemma. We have a new accessory that’s just as easy to make as it is to buy a tie at a department store.   These stylish ribbon belts require only two materials (grosgrain […]

Mommy-to-Be: Cute Hats

Since my baby will be born in the fall and still be small in the winter, I wanted to stock up on some hats to keep his head warm. I found this quick and easy pattern in the book Making Children’s Clothes, by Emma Hardy. I decided to use some of the lightweight jersey we had […]

Fabric Remix: Black and White

Even though everything is not always black and white, we sure do love the color combination. In honor of this classic partnership we’ve pulled together some of our favorite black and white fabrics from the shop. From left to right: Black and white trees from David Textiles, black and white stripes from Michael Miller, black […]