Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Lunch Bag Tutorial

It’s that time of year again, it’s time for the kids to head back to school! And with that comes school supply shopping and crafting, yes, crafting. In taking a look at the lunch bags (for both kids and adults) we didn’t really see anything that inspired us to bring our lunch day in and […]

A Baby Shower and a Tutorial

We had a fabulous time at my baby shower this past weekend! I am so lucky to have so many wonderful friends and family members and I am especially lucky to have such a wonderful friend, Rachel, who hosted this beautiful event here at the shop. We wanted to share some photos with you of […]

Alt Summit NYC

Last week I was lucky to attend the first ever Alt Summit in NYC! I went with my friend Monica Lee from Smart Creative Women. It is always exciting to come back from an event and share all of the inspiring things I learn! Alt Summit is a premiere business conference for design and lifestyle […]

Save the Date for a Crafting Event

We’re excited to announce that our friend Sarah Goldschadt’s new book Craft-A-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects is coming out this fall and we’re having a book signing party on October 2nd from 7-9 pm and you’re all invited! We’ll have food, drinks, crafts, and of course Sarah will be here to sign your copy of […]

NYC Blogger Social

  This past Saturday, Pins & Needles was one of the sponsors of the NY Blogger Social hosted by Rebecca Beach, of A Daily Something and Michelle Edgemont, Brooklyn based Wedding and Style extroidinaire. Both incredibly talented bloggers and creators – make sure to check out their blogs and work. The get together was to […]

My Friday Night Visit to The Met

Living and working in NYC we have so many amazing places that are at our finger tips and provide a source of inspiration whether you enjoy making things or not. On Friday night I took advantage of one of these special places…The Metropolitan Museum of Art being just blocks away from the shop. I went […]

P&N photo shoot by Alice Gao…

At P&N we are all big fans of photography and most of the visuals you see on our site, our blog, Facebook and Etsy are shot by us! Back in the Spring we were introduced to the fabulous and talented NY based photographer, Alice Gao. We immediately fell in love with her approach and sensability. […]

Mommy-to-Be: My Quiet Book

Recently I’ve been inspired by all of the quiet books for kids that are shown online or in stores. I decided to take a stab at making my own. I decided to base my “theme” on the alphabet so every page had an illustration or texture that represented each letter. I used different colors of […]

D.I.Y Yoga Mat Strap

Many of us at Pins & Needles are big fans of yoga and have been spending a lot of time in class this summer. After discussing all the different ways we carry our mats – in a yoga mat carrier, in our tote bags or just holding it in our hands we decided to stitch […]

New Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Our new Fall 2012 Class Schedule is finally here! We have added some new classes and made sure to schedule some of our most popular ones including our Stylish Japanese Dressmaking Class and Pillowmaking Workshop. Check out our website for full class details and decriptions. Also you can download the full schedules here (kids/adults). Please […]