Category: crafts

pig and bunny pillow DIY…

A few months back, we were asked to host a birthday party for a student of ours and we had one particular request…the birthday girl LOVED pigs and wanted the party project to be something with a pig. The P&N team was up for the challenge and designed this adorable “Pig Pillow” exclusively for the […]

bunny candy bags diy…

We may just be in the middle of March…but Easter is just a few weeks away so we wanted to get some Easter Holiday inspiration going and share one our favorite Easter DIYs – – these adorable bunny candy bags! Not only can they hold big bright jelly beans and other Easter candy, they double as […]

love is in the air…

LOVE IS IN THE AIR at Pins & Needles…the team has been busy stitching and crafting away getting ready for Valentine’s Day! We just had our annual “Kids Hearts & Crafts Workshop” this past weekend which was not without lots of Valentine’s Day creativity and fun… One of the projects we are most excited about […]

a little crafting fun for valentine’s day…

The P&N team has been busy getting ready for our annual Kids Hearts & Crafts Workshop!! We have created some new ways to say BE MY VALENTINE or I LOVE YOU! From hand-made Valentines made with bold and colorful papers, felt appliqués, stickers and more …. To adorable fortune cookies made of our favorite colored […]

heart patchwork pillow diy…

Each semester the team at P&N plans for a simple and FUN pillow for our students! For this term our creation is a “Patchwork Heart Pillow”. Not only is it a great way to use up scraps it’s also perfect timing with Valentine’s Day around the corner – make one for your favorite Valentine! Here […]

winter gloves with a pop…

As the temperatures drop here in NYC, many of us have pulled out our hats, gloves, cowls…anything to keep us WARM! We have been having a lot of fun “making” our own chic winter accessories at P&N! We even brought back a favorite from last year – the “fun” mini appliqued gloves… They are so […]

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 […]

Colleen’s Quilted Stocking DIY

Christmas stockings represent so much of the tradition of the holidays – – they are often passed down from generation to generation. Why not start this tradition for your family with a stocking you have made by hand. I love the idea of a making something that could be enjoyed by many year after year […]

a holiday garland DIY

What better way to celebrate the holidays then with our P&N community! This past Saturday we had our first Holiday Crafting Open House in the new studio. Our guests made holiday cards, ornaments, wrapping paper, garlands and more. The shop and studio was not only filled with kids and adults crafting away, our hand-made holiday […]

p&n holiday advent calendar…

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. The P&N team has been talking about their personal memories of the days leading up to the holidays…some with handmade advent calendars, some trimming the tree with heirloom […]