Category: inspiration

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 […]

a sneak peak at my book…GIRL’S GUIDE TO DIY FASHION!

I am filled with so much EXCITEMENT that my book, A GIRL’S GUIDE TO DIY FASHION: Design and Sew 5 Complete Outfits will be available in three weeks!!! WOW! I cannot believe it! BUT you can PRE-ORDER your copy now through Pins & Needles (see button at bottom of post) or on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or directly […]

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 […]

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 […]

12 days of giftmas…

Many of you are probably in full swing with your holiday shopping!! In the spirit of the holidays we present you with “12” of our most favorite “creative and crafty” gifts… First…Knot & Bow packaging – – the “chicest” stocking stuffers around…also the perfect way to add a bit of “WOW” to any of your gift […]

new fabric, new books and more…

Lots of new fabrics, notions, books, kits and more continue to arrive at the shop…here is a quick peak at some of the most recent highlights! You may find yourself inspired to start thinking about your holiday gift giving! Ann Kelle’s fabric designs for Robert Kaufman are one of our favorites at P&N…it is always hard […]

monster madness…

Ever since I saw the little monster bag charms that Fendi introduced as a Holiday Capsule Collection I have been wanting to make my very own. They are calling these little furry characters “Buggies“. They look more like monsters than bugs to me, but they are such a fun way to add “style” to any […]

the good witch and bad witch…

Not only does October remind us that Fall is officially here…it means that Halloween is around the corner. Halloween is a favorite holiday at P&N…well we love all the holidays especially since it is always the perfect opportunity to be creative with everything from decor to gifts to costumes and more. Last Halloween one of the […]