Pins & Needles

A blog made mainly because my computer is getting clogged with all my sewing ideas, inspiration, projects, and tutorials! With ideas making my sewing to do list longer every day, this might help keep me on track. Warning: may also become a food blog.

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  • Does anyone have a pattern or tutorial for a simple tank dress like this?

    Does anyone have a pattern or tutorial for a simple tank dress like this?


    2 notes || Posted on the lovely 7th of July in 2014 @ 02.58
  • likewolvesss:

    DIY: KIMONO <3 


    415 notes || Posted on the lovely 20th of April in 2014 @ 21.10
  • loveyouramerica:

    reggiewin:

    Charles Shridde “House of the Future” for Motorola 1961

    “These exquisitely detailed paintings show how Motorola envisioned the future in 1961”

    (via sewonandsewforth)


    20 notes || Posted on the lovely 5th of June in 2013 @ 10.40
  • ps-imadethis:



The two tone trend is everywhere; from fingers, to frocks to locks…but why stop there? When it comes to fun in the sun, two is always better than one…so grab a friend and that bin of bright nail polishes (we know you have one) to add some shade to your shades! Watch this DIY go down on our new series on StyleList.com, “Pretty Savvy” presented by Jeep! Get inspired all Summer long as Erica presents a collection of j’amazing new projects; from fresh fashions to artsy accessories and more.  



To create: Use paper tape to separate the top half from the bottom of the sunglasses. Using your first nail polish color, paint on an even layer onto the top half of the sunglasses. If the lacquer appears opaque, paint an additional layer. Remove the tape and paint the bottom half with an alternate nail polish color. For a glossy finish, apply a top coat.


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Get down with DIY and a dope playlist
CLICK HERE for the P.S.- I made this…Playlist
Curated by The Jane Doze

    ps-imadethis:

    The two tone trend is everywhere; from fingers, to frocks to locks…but why stop there? When it comes to fun in the sun, two is always better than one…so grab a friend and that bin of bright nail polishes (we know you have one) to add some shade to your shades! Watch this DIY go down on our new series on StyleList.com, “Pretty Savvy” presented by Jeep! Get inspired all Summer long as Erica presents a collection of j’amazing new projects; from fresh fashions to artsy accessories and more.  

    To create: Use paper tape to separate the top half from the bottom of the sunglasses. Using your first nail polish color, paint on an even layer onto the top half of the sunglasses. If the lacquer appears opaque, paint an additional layer. Remove the tape and paint the bottom half with an alternate nail polish color. For a glossy finish, apply a top coat.
    This summer enter the “Pretty Savvy” Sweepstakes for the chance to win a weekly prize of $500 and a Grand Prize of $1,000! Click here to find out all the details!
    Get down with DIY and a dope playlist
    CLICK HERE for the P.S.- I made this…Playlist
    Curated by The Jane Doze

    (Source: ps-imadethis)


    1,132 notes || Posted on the lovely 4th of June in 2013 @ 12.07
  • ps-imadethis:

Between crushes, fascinations and lust-have trends, our sea of inspiration is never-ending, which brings me to my latest obsession… the color MINT!  From my manicures to my midnight snacks, I just cant get enough.  I took a cue from my go-to hue and decided to inject a happy medium (literally) into my home. A new coat of paint can transform a room and your mood, but choosing the right color can be a little nerve-racking. I dove into this DIY with my head and paint brush held high knowing that Valspar’s Love Your Color Guarantee would be my safety net.  Make your home stylish from the floor to ceiling with a freshly painted feeling! 

To create:  Chose three paint colors in a light, medium, and darker shade that hail from the same color family.  I chose Valspar’s Ultra Green (light), Beach Blanket (medium), and Sea Treasure (dark).   
STEP 1: Trim wall with painter’s tape and use a roller to paint entire wall the lightest hue. STEP 2: Paint a bottom panel with the darkest hue. STEP 3: Mix your medium and dark shade together to create the 2nd darkest color and paint a section. Next, move up on the wall and paint the 3rd section the middle color only. STEP 4: Blend the colors together using a smaller paint brush that is DRY, until areas and lines bleed together. You may need to touch up with mixed paint as you go, as it takes on an amazing ombré effect.


P.S.- A few of Erica’s favorite things:  Melissa di Menna Print, Jonathan Adler Tray,  CB2 Console Table, Satya Twena Hats,  Moroccan Rug, from my travels!

    ps-imadethis:

    Between crushes, fascinations and lust-have trends, our sea of inspiration is never-ending, which brings me to my latest obsession… the color MINT!  From my manicures to my midnight snacks, I just cant get enough.  I took a cue from my go-to hue and decided to inject a happy medium (literally) into my home. A new coat of paint can transform a room and your mood, but choosing the right color can be a little nerve-racking. I dove into this DIY with my head and paint brush held high knowing that Valspar’s Love Your Color Guarantee would be my safety net.  Make your home stylish from the floor to ceiling with a freshly painted feeling!

    To create:  Chose three paint colors in a light, medium, and darker shade that hail from the same color family.  I chose Valspar’s Ultra Green (light), Beach Blanket (medium), and Sea Treasure (dark).   

    STEP 1: Trim wall with painter’s tape and use a roller to paint entire wall the lightest hue. STEP 2: Paint a bottom panel with the darkest hue. STEP 3: Mix your medium and dark shade together to create the 2nd darkest color and paint a section. Next, move up on the wall and paint the 3rd section the middle color only. STEP 4: Blend the colors together using a smaller paint brush that is DRY, until areas and lines bleed together. You may need to touch up with mixed paint as you go, as it takes on an amazing ombré effect.

    P.S.- A few of Erica’s favorite things:  Melissa di Menna Print, Jonathan Adler Tray,  CB2 Console Table, Satya Twena Hats,  Moroccan Rug, from my travels!

    (Source: ps-imadethis)


    17,202 notes || Posted on the lovely 10th of August in 2012 @ 00.58
  • popsiclesplinter:

Head scarf tutorial (click through photo)

    popsiclesplinter:

    Head scarf tutorial (click through photo)

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    434 notes || Posted on the lovely 20th of July in 2012 @ 11.51
  • truebluemeandyou:

DIY Easy Beach Splattered Dress Tutorial from julie ann art here. Left Photo: $95 Mary Meyer Bleach Dress here, Right Photo: DIY from julie ann art. *For tons more tutorials on dyeing/bleaching fabric go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/dye

    truebluemeandyou:

    DIY Easy Beach Splattered Dress Tutorial from julie ann art here. Left Photo: $95 Mary Meyer Bleach Dress here, Right Photo: DIY from julie ann art. *For tons more tutorials on dyeing/bleaching fabric go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/dye

    (via truebluemeandyou)


    1,742 notes || Posted on the lovely 19th of July in 2012 @ 11.50
  • truebluemeandyou:

    DIY Sequin Clutch Tutorial from Sweet Verbena here. This is one of the best tutorials I’ve seen for a sequin bag (think Zara sequin wallet/clutch that has been sold out forever).You can also purchase these bags from Sweet Verbena’s Etsy store here*This matches the sequin mini skirt by Sweet Verbena I posted here


    338 notes || Posted on the lovely 19th of July in 2012 @ 01.59
  • murahiyo:

Tutorial para coser faldas Tu-Tu para niñas :D

Can I make an adult size of this??

    murahiyo:

    Tutorial para coser faldas Tu-Tu para niñas :D

    Can I make an adult size of this??


    3 notes || Posted on the lovely 15th of July in 2012 @ 02.02
  • theprepstory:

How To: Sailors Knot. Make your own preppy bracelet this summer!

    theprepstory:

    How To: Sailors Knot. Make your own preppy bracelet this summer!

    (via nauticalnonsensery)


    48 notes || Posted on the lovely 3rd of July in 2012 @ 21.02
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