Category: crafts

valentine’s day inspiration…

It is February so LOVE IS IN THE AIR at Pins & Needles…the team has been busy stitching and crafting away getting ready for Valentine’s Day! Like many of you, we just LOVE to get creative for this sweet holiday – from handmade cards to gifts, decorations and more. Here are some of our favorites […]

holiday garland DIY…

One of the big hits during the holidays last year were the holiday garlands we created and covered the studio with! So of course we had to bring them out again this season. They are simple and fun to make and also make great gifts – all you need is some felt and some basic […]

p&n advent calendar diy…

Holiday planning, shopping, decorating, crafting and more is in full swing! One of the best parts of the holidays and often the moments that we remember most are not only the days of Christmas or Chanukah, it’s all the preparation leading up to them. This time of year always reminds of our personal memories of the days […]

let’s create and celebrate!

Come join the Pins & Needles team to celebrate the holidays! We are hosting our 2nd Annual Creative  Holiday DIY Event on Saturday, December 5th. It’s an afternoon of stitching and crafting! Stop by the studio anytime between 2:30pm – 5:30pm to make handmade ornaments, cards, wrapping paper and more! There will be sweet treats and lots […]

stuffed turkey diy…

We are beginning to feel the excitement brewing for the holidays and first up is Thanksgiving! There are so many ways to get creative and make things for the holidays and the P&N team never misses the opportunity to get stitching to celebrate! We were recently reminded of a project we presented last year…our Stuffed […]

kids love to sew…p&n open house

Since opening the studio a year ago, our community of kids and teens continues to grow! We feel so lucky to be able to work with this emerging group of young sewers and creators!! We think we have the BEST JOB ever – – it’s so rewarding to witness how they style and approach their […]

getting creative with candy wrappers…

Now I am sure you will all agree that the candy is one of the best parts of Halloween – – we know it is for the team at P&N!! We have already started to build our candy collection and not only for all our tick-or-treaters but for the fun crafty projects we are working […]

denim suede fringe zipper pouch diy

The team at C&T Publishing, publishers of my book, Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion asked all of it’s authors to put together a fun and creative DIY to help celebrate National Sewing Month that would be posted on their site. I decided to design a DIY based on the the Pretty Pencil Case from the book’s […]

pom-pom pencil DIY

There may still be a few weeks left of summer, but we are beginning to think about Fall – – especially all the creative ways to get ready for Back-To-School! We have lots of imaginative ideas we have been working on! We even have our first BTS Essentials Workshop scheduled this September (9/9 and 9/19 – e-mail […]

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 […]