Monthly Archives: July, 2012

monogramming vintage hankies…

  I have always enjoyed giving sentimental gifts, especially adding that special personal touch – which, for me, is usually something that I make! Recently, we got a call at the shop from Elizabeth Graves, Editor-in-Chief of Martha Stewart Weddings, to help her with some special gifts she was putting together to celebrate her brother’s […]

Baby Shower Details

My baby shower is being hosted at Pins & Needles and is coming up in a month and I’m getting really excited! The theme is clouds and raindrops with a color palette of green, blue, and yellow because it is after all a shower! Leading up to the party we’re spending some time crafting some […]

look who is sewing…

If you have been to Pins & Needles you have probably met Mollie – our favorite furry little friend. You either find her sitting on top of our banquet looking out the front window or greeting all our clients and students with lots of kisses. Look where we found her…sitting at the sewing machine. We […]

Pins & Needles is hiring…

Do you want to work in an inspiring and creative space? Do you have a passion for sewing, quilting, embroidery and other modern crafts? Do you love fabric and all the materials for making things? Do you want to work with an enthusiastic and friendly team? Do you want to work for a new and […]

mommy-to-be: roll up changing pad

Our friend Judy came into the store the other day and had the most clever roll up changing pad. It was compact enough that she could roll it up and toss it in her purse, and cute enough to show off anywhere. We liked it so much that we decided to try and recreate it […]

2012 olympic inspiration

With the Olympics fast approaching we’re getting all geared up to cheer for team U.S.A. There are so many great ideas out there to support the games whether you are planning an Olympic viewing party or just want to get behind the historical competition. Here are some of ones that inspired us. If you are […]

summer vacation …

Happy Monday…we are so pleased to be back after a week off! We missed posting, stitching, being at the shop and of course you! We generally do not spend a lot of time on the blog posting on personal “stuff”, but after being away and really enjoying myself I decided why not share some great […]

simple summer scarf tutorial…

We were all ready to go on a bit of a break as mentioned in our last post, but we did not want to sign off without sharing a fun tutorial we have put together to help celebrate the summer! We know it sounds kind of funny to be talking about a scarf in the […]

in honor of the 4th of July

In honor of the holiday (and because we need a summer vacation too) we’ll be closing the shop from July 4-July 15 as well as taking a break from the blog. But don’t worry! We’ll be back in the shop on July 16 and back with more clever DIY ideas on the blog as well. We […]

New Embroidery Kits

We love the wall art embroidery kits from Penguin & Fish, so we were so excited to that Alyssa added some new critters to the collection including a giraffe, jellyfish, and a zebra. A hedgehog and owl kit are also available in the shop. Not only is the packaging super creative, the finished project is […]