Monthly Archives: October, 2012

a month of halloween crafting

We have spent a lot of time on the blog this past month getting ready for Halloween and with only two days left until the big day we wanted to take a look back and share some of the DIY we did to get ready to celebrate. You may be inspired to do some last […]

new blog schedule and more halloween ideas

With the season in full swing and lots of sewing, crafting and creating going on at Pins & Needles we are changing things up a bit on the blog. Beginning next week you will see posts from us every Monday and Thursday. Now to today’s post…. As you all have probably gathered we are big […]

some of our must reads and a giveaway

In addition to all the new books that have arrived at the shop, we also have some that are not so new, but definite must-reads and we wanted to share a bit about a few on our list… First up is our newest embroidery book called Little Stitches by Aneela Hoey, which we’re also giving […]

Martha Stewart American Made Event

Last Thursday, I attended the Martha Stewart American Made Workshop in NYC at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station. I had been reading and hearing a lot about American Made and was so excited to see it come to life. The team at MSL says that, “American Made is designed to spotlight, celebrate and support […]

DIY Fabric with Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint…

We posted this DIY and our participation in the “Check Out My Crafts” contest on Wednesday this week, but we have been getting complements and interest in the how to at the shop ever since so we wanted to re-post it today. Also check out some of the other creative things other bloggers have done […]

trick-or-treat bags

  As you have probably noticed we are big fans of Halloween – – there are so many fun ways to celebrate and DIYs to go along with that so today we are back with a quick DIY for trick-or-treat bags – I mean if you are going to get all that candy why not […]

New Fall Fabrics

Each season we look forward to the arrival of our new fabrics and this Fall is no different – today we wanted to share some of the new fabric that is making its way onto our shelves. As we have mentioned in earlier blog posts, the new Liberty Lifestyle Collection arrived a few weeks ago […]

A Halloween Costume DIY for Project Nursery

  We are excited to share our first guest post on the incredibly inspiring website “Project Nursery” where Rachel shares a Halloween D.I.Y we are sure everyone will love. Check it out here. Trick or Treat!!  

four fun and easy halloween masks

We were looking around the shop the other day brainstorming ideas for Halloween, one of our favorite holidays! At first we have to admit, we were a little stumped, but then we came across this brown fur trim we had been hanging on to and it got us thinking that we should make masks. Once […]

Decoupaged Pumpkins

It is always fun to get creative for Halloween especially with pumpkins whether you go the classical route of carving or be a bit more crafty like we have using some our favorite fabric of the season (which happens to be perfectly spooky) and decoupage the outside of  the pumpkins. Here we show you how […]