Category: books

a year since the GIRL’S GUIDE TO DIY FASHION launched…

I can’t believe it has been a year since the official launch of my book…Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion: 5 Outfits to Design & Sew…how quickly time goes by and what an amazing year it has been and continues to be. It may have launched last May, but the support and excitement continued well beyond […]

hand-stitching inspiration…

One of the best parts of having a passion for creativity especially in the world of sewing and crafting is there are so many ways to express yourself and endless projects to make – well at least the team at Pins & Needles finds their list of projects constantly growing! Recently, many of the crafty […]

hot head wrap DIY…

One of our favorite ways to beat the heat and the “bad hair” days that come with the HOT days of summer are our signature handmade head wraps – – there are so many ways to make it… Use your favorite cotton fabric (like we did with Liberty print) or use a colorful knit or […]

fabric jewelry fun…

Lately in addition to getting creative with all the fun summer inspired projects there has been a lot of jewelry making happening at Pins & Needles! First…I was invited to participate in one of our favorite blogs – Sew Can She’s “Sewlebrity Sewalong” for the new book “Just For You“. It was a blast to work […]

highlights from the girl’s guide to DIY fashion celebration…

It has been a whirlwind these past few weeks with all the excitement around the launch of Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion: 5 Outfits to Design & Sew…I am so incredibly grateful and really blown away by the response to the book and all the support! I feel like I have to pinch myself. It […]

simple and chic bookmark diy…

We got really creative when sending out copies of my new book…Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion: 5 Outfits to Design and Sew – – we made these adorable bookmarks! Everyone loved them so much that we decided it had to be a must-have DIY for the blog. So…today we share the how-to… With the school […]

book cover DIY for mother’s day…

Are you a looking for a new and creative mother’s day gift to make? The best gifts are always those that are handmade especially for MOM!! For an upcoming event that Rachel and The P&N team are doing to celebrate Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion at one of our favorite local New York City Book […]

Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion…behind the scenes

It has been so exciting to see and hear all the positive responses to my new book, Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion…in fact it has been pretty thrilling and amazing!! We have been getting comments like…”it’s such an inviting book“, “I want to make every outfit“, “can’t decide which project to do first“, “this is the […]

Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion…

My book is finally coming out this week – – I have been on ‘pins & needles’ since I handed in my last bit of edits to the publisher many months back. A year ago now I was finishing up all the preparation for the how-to shots, collecting inspiration for the photo shoot and more…it was definitely […]

kicking off 2015 with a “crafty” book signing…

We are “sew” excited to kick off 2015 with a book signing and celebration for our friend Vera Vandenbosch’s latest book, “Scraps: Stylish Stash Fabric Crafts to Stitch” . Scraps is bursting with fashionable and unique jewelry, accessories and home décor projects to make from your treasured fabric scraps, leftover gift ribbons, old t-shirts and outgrown jeans! Enjoy […]