Monthly Archives: September, 2012

And the winner of our surprise sewing challenge is…

Thank you to all who voted in our Surprise Sewing Challenge! We had so many great projects, we know it was hard to decide on just one winner, but we’re happy to announce today, we do have a winner. After you voted, the winner is Ruffles and Stuff with her I Love You Dots Ensemble. […]

You’re Invited to Our Crafting Event

Don’t forget this coming Tuesday, October 2 we’ll be hosting a fab craft event in honor of our friend Sarah Goldschadt’s new book Craft-A-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects. We’ll have craft projects, cupcakes, Sarah, and more! So join us at the shop from 7-9pm to buy the book, create, and meet the author. We’re looking […]

embroidery and Rebecca Rinquist

  We have long been fans of embroidery at Pins & Needles! Whenever we find ourselves with free time from our sewing and other craft projects we are always excited to play around with new embroidery stitches, techniques and materials as well as look through the numerous embroidery books available. So we are so excited […]

Vote in the P&N Surprise Sewing Challenge

Starting today you can vote for your favorite project and blogger in our Surprise Sewing Challenge! See the projects below (along with what “ingredients” they were given and added to create with) and vote in our poll (which lists all of the bloggers below) for your fave. The winner will be announced next Friday, September […]

a look at the design of craft-a-day

Today’s post from Sarah Goldschadt, takes a look at what went into the design of Craft-A-Day, her new book from Quirk Books. Katie Hatz, a designer (and photo retoucher!) at Quirk Books, designed my book Craft-a-Day, which is over 430 pages! She really nailed down a simple, fun design and I loved what she did with […]

Introducing the P&N Surprise Sewing Challenge

  Today we are super excited to announce the launch of our first ever Surprise Sewing Challenge – think Chopped from The Food Network, but for sewers and crafters! There are some really great sewing and stitching challenges in the blogging community that we love to follow and we got to thinking why not get in on […]

Make Paper Raindrops from Craft-A-Day

Today we have another guest post from our friend, crafter, and author Sarah Goldschadt. She is showing us One of the projects I knew I wanted to include in my book, Craft-a-Day was paper raindrops. I had made them a few years earlier when I took my mini-retirement in Copenhagen, Denmark and wanted a cheap way […]

a behind the scenes look at the new liberty lifestyle fabric collection

  With the arrival of the new range of Liberty Print Lifestyle fabrics designed for sewing and crafting (which you can purchase in our online store), we thought what better way to get inspired is to learn more about how it was created. We recently chatted with Sholto Drumlanrig, the designer at Liberty of London […]

In Your Stylish Craft Kit: Christine Haynes

  Today we’re excited to introduce a new feature on our blog called “In Your Stylish Craft Kit“, where we take a peek inside the bag of tricks of some of our favorite crafters, sewers, pattern makers, D.I.Yers’ and others living a creative life to discover some of their favorites tools, materials, supplies as well […]

A Behind the Scenes Look at Craft-A-Day

Today we’re proud to introduce a guest post by our friend, crafter, designer, and author, Sarah Goldschadt. Her new book Craft-A-Day comes out in October and we’re excited that we will be carrying the book in our shop and hosting a crafting event with Sarah on October 2 from 7pm-9pm, which you are all invited […]