Category: inspiration

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 […]

have a handmade mother’s day!

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend and nothing says “I Love You Mom“, like something handmade from the heart! There are countless things that you can make for mom, and we have rounded up some of our favorite old and new projects that we hope inspire you to make your gift this year! One of […]

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 […]

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 […]