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In Your Stylish Craft Kit: Tasia Pona of Sewaholic

A few months back we started carrying patterns from the fabulous Sewaholic. These contemporary and extremely “sewer friendly” patterns have quickly become go to patterns for us at Pins & Needles. Today we are thrilled to feature the pattern collection creator and owner, Tasia Pona as our special guest for the P&N monthly column “In […]

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why we love washi tape

  Washi tape is one of our new favorite craft supplies that we are carrying at the shop – it is available in so many punchy, bright fun prints and colors. We have been exploring all the crafty and creative ways you can use it – everything from wrapping presents this past holiday season, making […]

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“Taggies” Blanket DIY on Project Nursery

This is one of our favorite projects yet for Project Nursery…”Taggies” blankets. They’re super easy to make and all the little ones we know love them because they’re colorful, soft, and have lots of fun ribbons and trims to grab onto with those little hands. Get the full how-to over at Project Nursery and stay […]

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a hopscotch mat for a cold, winter day

One of our favorite materials, especially when it comes to crafting with kids, is chalkboard vinyl fabric. We’ve made a chalkboard placemat, chalkboard ornaments, and even door hangings.  This time we decided to step it up a notch by making a chalkboard/felt reversible hopscotch, the perfect activity for the cold, winter months. Making this project (and then playing […]

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In Your Stylish Craft Kit: Kelly of Studio DIY

Back last year at a blog event hosted by Rebecca Beach of A Daily Something, Rachel met the fabulous Kelly Lanza, of Studio DIY. She was so inspired by her that we invited her to be one of our special guests for our in Your Stylish Craft Kit. Kelly is the editor and founder of […]

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happy new year, we’re back

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Wishing you and your family a fabulous and SPARKLY 2013! We are back posting on the blog. We have lots of new fabrics, new project inspiration, new classes and more to share! So stay tuned and we look foward to continuing to celebrate our love of sewing, […]

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we’re taking some time enjoy the holidays…

In celebration of the holidays, we’ll be taking a short break from the blog from December 21st through January 1st, and back posting after that. We hope you and yours have a very happy holiday and a great start to the new year. We look forward to seeing you in 2013 when we’ll have a […]

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Yes, Christmas is right around the corner (there are only five shopping days left to be exact). But that doesn’t mean there isn’t still plenty of time to get some great gifts for everyone on your list. Here are just a few ideas that the crafter in your life will love.  A subscription to the […]

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Give the Gift of Books and a Giveaway

Still have some people left on your gift giving list why not get them a book – today we share some of the newest titles that have arrived at the shop and of course some of our favorites…and we are actually giving a book as a gift to you – so make sure to enter […]

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Creative Holiday Crafts

December is one of the busiest months of the year, if not the busiest, so who could possibly have time to craft? We do! Or at least, we are able to make time for a few simple crafts like the ones below. The best part is that hese are easy and fun enough that you […]