Fabulous Week

Good evening all, hope you are well. I have had a fabulous week, making more of the Newborn Baby Beanie Hats for the local hospital and attending the Knitting and Stitching Show on Saturday at Alexandra Palace in London.

I bagged some beautiful Bio Laminated fabrics from Sewing Sanctuary, hedgehogs and dachshunds, more makeup bag gift sets will be available soon. Please contact me if you would like to pre-order.

Sewing Sanctuary Bio-Laminated fabric

The Arty Crafty Place have so many amazing blocks and paints, that resistance was futile and two new blocks, including a retro sewing machine and three paints purchased, before I regained my self control and walked away from their stand (with a big smile on my face).

The Arty Crafty Place Goodies

I enjoyed chatting with Kerry Lord from Toft UK whilst getting the new book I bought for my sister-in-laws birthday signed and receiving a special limited edition patch (also personally signed) was a bonus. Tilly Walnes from Tilly and the Buttons assisted with fabric requirements so I could purchase some turquoise needle cord material to make the Ness skirt, a pattern I treated myself to, from last years show.

Turquoise needle cord fabric, Toft patch and Daisy and Grace triangle template

Lastly, but not least, I loved the quilted hanging Christmas trees and couldn’t resist the template from Daisy and Grace to add to my Christmas decoration range. Again, please contact me at needleznpinz@outlook.com to pre order.

As I said, fantastic week, broadband is still an issue, but fingers crossed it won’t be long before it’s fixed.

Please visit my website and follow me. I will be posting about all the new items as they are made. Clare x

Newborn Baby Beanie Hats

What a week, broadband still not working, but I have had several enquiries for specific designs of the makeup bag gift sets, adding a zipped pocket to a sweatshirt and 2 pink and 2 blue knitted hats for newborn babies.

The enquiry for the baby hats were actually for a donation to the local hospital. For personal reasons from my customer they wanted to give something back, as they had received fabulous care whilst having their own baby. They were told that there was a shortage of newborn beanie hats.

Using good quality Paintbox 100% cotton yarn in bubblegum pink, I cast on some stitches, making up the pattern as I went. It wasn’t long before the little beanie hat was knitted and just required sewing up.

I will continue making these throughout the coming week, in bubblegum pink and duck egg blue.

Hope you have a good week. Thank you for your time. Please visit NeedlezNPinz.com, which I am updating regularly (broadband dependent!). Clare x

Bee-autiful Gift Set

Hello to you all. As you maybe aware, I have been having a nightmare with my broadband service, which still isn’t working a month after reporting the fault. However, the sewing machine is.

I have just completed the bumblebee design makeup bag gift set. Making fabulous Christmas presents or just an amazing gift.

I love the simple design of the pvc fabric and the funky bright yellow zips. The large bag is approximately 26cm long, 11cm high and 7cm deep. The small bag is approximately 13cm long, 11cm high and 7cm deep.

These makeup bags/zipped pouches are available in several designs, as a set for £15.00 per set, or as individual items. The large bags are £10.50 each and the small bags are £7.00 each. All are dispatched with free of charge postage. Visit Needleznpinz.com/portfolio

Have a good week and bee happy 🐝 Clare x

Broadband, taken for granted

Forgive me for not posting recently, but due to the incompetence of British Telecom, I am struggling to upload anything. Our Broadband hasn’t worked properly since the end of August 🙄

Today it is taken for granted that all technology will just be there when we need it, but it is the most frustrating experience when it isn’t working!

However, I have been busy, completing the secret project, which will be revealed soon and purchasing more pvc fabric to make more makeup bag sets (£15.00 per set), ready for the Christmas orders (fingers crossed). Please visit needleznpinz.com/portfolio

Please contact me if you would like to place an order for sets in the above fabrics or have any bespoke requests Needleznpinz@outlook.com

Thank you for your patience and let’s hope BT can resolve the issues by the end of next week 🤞🏻Clare x

Lack of Crafting

Being employed in a full time position, although very enjoyable and a new challenge, has definitely impacted on my time in the sewing room. So, the plan for the weekend was to visit family and friends on Saturday and spend all day Sunday sewing and crafting.

However, my eldest daughter celebrated her birthday on Friday and we had the absolute privilege having our gorgeous 16 week old granddaughter for a sleepover.

The Beautiful Robyn Rose

In addition, my other daughter came to visit on Sunday and decided to stay over, which was fabulous having some quality time together.. Our sons were at the football on Saturday, but enjoyed speaking to them over the weekend too.

So, the sewing is now happening in the evenings, which is very stop-start-stop-start and the creative juices aren’t flowing so generously. The journey is continuing and hopefully the Christmas orders will start increasing. These makeup bag gift sets are definitely proving popular at £15.00 per set, with more fabric choices available from 23rd September.

Please check out my website Needleznpinz.com and follow me on Twitter @NeedlezNPinz Facebook @needlezn.pinz.71 Instragram @needleznpinz2017

Have a great week. From Clare x

Happy September

I have had a change of circumstances and once again I am employed. This means less time in the sewing room, but time spent in there will definitely be more effective.

I am working on a project for a friend, that is a bespoke design for their business. Can’t reveal anymore at the moment, but very exciting times!

Also, very pleased with my new business cards that arrived this week too.

In the meantime, please visit my website (needleznpinz.com) as I am still adding to it, following the rebuild.

Thank you for your time. Clare

Gifts for Her

With several female family birthdays coming up, I have been focused on making more gifts for her than anything else in the past week.

These makeup bag gift sets are an ideal present and with the organised amongst us getting their Christmas (sorry, I mentioned the C word) shopping done, I have fulfilled some of their orders too. Please visit needleznpinz.com

The set comprises two bags, the large measures 26cm long x 11cm high x 7cm deep and the small measures 13cm long x 11cm high x 7cm deep (all sizes are approximate). The sets are £15.00 each and P&P is free.

The bags are also available individually and in either oilcloth or cotton fabric. There definitely seems to be an animal theme, flamingos, gulls, zebras and horses. Also available, but not shown dachshund and chihuahua

Should you wish to place a bespoke order, please email me needleznpinz@outlook.com.

Have a good week from Clare

IT Nightmare

What a great, part stupid, thing to do! Rebuilding the website. I haven’t quite finished it, but what a huge learning curve.

Had some amazing support, via contacts on Linked In and WordPress. Reading loads of information on the web. Glad the IT geeks have uploaded so much data, that I would not have known or needed had I not deleted full content of my original website.

Large glass of wine, celebratory of course, chilled out evening and still tempted to throw the laptop out of the window.

Cheers and Goodnight x