Sunday, 30 December 2012

A new year, a new challenge...

The new year is almost there, so time for resolutions!
Elsie from A Beautiful Mess inspired me to do a 365-challenge. For 365 days I am going to try to make a drawing every day, see how far I get! I will make a weekly round-up of all my drawings.
I also want to sew at least one thing a month, I love sewing, but I make too little time to do it, so this year, let's give it a shot!
Are you challenging yourself?

Monday, 24 December 2012

Festive style: hair

I know it's been some time since I wrote a post, and it is going to be a quick one today... I have exams coming up, so not much time to DIY and write about it...
So, if you are just like me into a little glam on Christmas Eve, here are a couple hairdo's to try:

 1. Braid bun via The Beauty Department

2. Chic updo via The Beauty Department

3. Try some accessories to spice it up:
 (from top: 79 ideas, Gal meets Glam, BHLDN)

Happy holidays!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Festive style: glitter shoes

With festive season coming up, it's time you start adding some sparkle!
Here is some inspiration:

For people on a high budget:
1. Stella McCartney
2. Jimmy Choo
3. Miu Miu
4. Miu Miu
(Miu Miu has looooots of glittery shoes this season!)

If you have a slightly smaller budget:
5. Mellow Yellow
6. Replay
7. Shoemint

And if you like to DIY a pair of glitter shoes, I really like these:

The first pair is by Trinkets in Bloom, the second by a pair & a spare. Tutorials are in the links!
Have fun if you are giving it a shot!

(All images by their respective owners)

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Saturday, 24 November 2012

PNP: travel jewellery organiser

The first Pumps & Needles project (that is what PNP stands for) on the blog!
I'll be sharing new and not so new things I've made, since I already made things 

ofcourse before I started this blog.
I made this travel jewellery organiser as a birthday gift for a friend, she was so
happy with it, and it wasn't very difficult to make! I think I might make another one 
for myself... I drafted the pattern myself, but basically, everything is made out of
rectangles. If you do have any questions, please feel free to ask, I'd love to help!

Sunday, 18 November 2012


Hello! My name is Birgit and this is my blog, Pumps & Needles.

I live in Belgium and I'm a business economics student, but here, I want to share some of my other interests: fashion, DIY and crafting. I also have a lot of shoes, and I can never resist to buy more, so that explains the name of my blog.

I want to share my projects with others, and get feedback, so what better way than to blog about it?

Let's go!