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girl’s guide to diy fashion mini book blog tour…

We have been so GRATEFUL for the amazing response that Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion has received. We were thrilled when three of our favorite blogs agreed to participate in the a “mini” book blog tour this week…it starts tomorrow! Each of these fabulously “creative” and “inspiring” blogs will be covering the book on their […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bow Clutch DIY…

Not only are “BOWS” trendy in fashion, they are also a favorite at Pins & Needles! From using it as an applique on a sweatshirt to adding one as a finishing touch to a purse to stitching a giant one onto the front of a pillow (which one of students just did this week) – […]

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 […]