Sunday, October 14, 2007

deadline to apply for 2007 CRAFTACULAR!!!

hey! if you haven't applied yet for the 2007 BUST Holiday Craftacular, don't delay! the deadline is tomorrow, monday, october 15. i am feeling really excited about it this year since it'll be in MANHATTAN, in much swankier digs: the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th street. you can apply and get more details here... good luck everyone!

Monday, October 08, 2007

all-day tote class @ brooklyn general

we've developed a new class at brooklyn general, for 'advanced beginners', after finding that the true intermediate project (like the BBW tunic) could be a bit too challenging for someone who has only been sewing for 4 weeks and made one wrap skirt. so i'm happy to announce Sewing 102! we'll make the cute tote bag pictured above (at right in both pics), perfect for those who are still getting their 'sew-legs' (har!) or who haven't sewn in years and want a refresher course...

**please note: one session begins tomorrow evening (10/9) and another wednesday morning (10/10) so act fast!

Sewing 102: All-Day Tote $150
Four 2-hour classes

Step up your stitching skills with this very practical tote bag from Lotta Jansdotter's book Simple Sewing. You'll learn how to do pockets, linings, topstitching and straps and become much more confident with your sewing.

1 yard medium- to heavy-weight fabric for bag
1 yard medium-weight fabric for lining
1/2 yard of twill tape (1" wide)
thread to match
optional: quick-release metal key clip
basic sewing supplies (scissors, pins, pincushion, ruler or tape measure, tailor's chalk, seam ripper)

Session A: Tues 6:30 to 8:30 pm, 10/9, 16, 23, 30
Session B: Wed 11 am to 1 pm, 10/10, 17, 24, 31

To register, please call the shop at 718–237–7753 (leave a message!). please don't register by e-mail this week, as kaitlyn is on vacation.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Indie Craft Fair Guide

taryn of mymy (an online and brick-and-mortar shop based in pennsylvania) compiles and keeps current a master list of all the craft fairs, DIY markets and indie sales across the country! thank goodness someone is doing it! if you're organizing an event or know of one she's missed, submit listings to


new fall/winter styles from Angela Spencer's Irresistable Stuff!


Check out the new styles that will keep you warm this fall. Each hat has been designed & hand knit by angie, her mum and local knitters. The wool is from U.S farms & made from 85% wool 15% Mohair. For more styles check out the website.

New for the Season "Granted Metallic"

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


EMBROIDER me crazy:
Rebecca gave birth to a perfect 7 pound, 7 ounce baby boy, named.....Jackson! Jackson Lee Brent, that is. We in the trees couldn't be happier.... more info to come soon...

and there's even more excitement in the trees:
classes are back!, and new jewelry and vintage and fall delights and more at treehouse!
read on....and then come on by!

With September already coming to a close, the branches of treehouse have been busy busy busy! we're all about embroidery : classes, jewels and more. you crafty cats can learn to embroider your own creations...and for the craft loving, but not doing, come in and check out the treehouse's own ode to embroidery. jewelry, clothing and more. and don't forget to take advantage of the CRAFT library. it's williamsburg's best kept secret! stop in and read up. you can't take 'em with you, but read as many books as you can while you're here!
see you in the branches!

First up for October:
Embroidery with Cal Patch

The lovely Cal Patch is back in the trees again this fall with her fabulous embroidery skills and that loveable sidekick Gertie too. In this one session extravaganza, you'll learn 12 classic embroidery stitches and be off and running to custom-decorate everything you own! After making a basic stitch sampler, Cal will guide you through planning your own personal project. All supplies included ...including tasty treats!...Stitch away!
OCTOBER 14th, 6:30-8:30pm, $40
please email to sign-up!

coming in November:
Knitting with Kim: the basics and more

psst: please let us know what craft classes you'd be most interested in, so we can better fulfill your craftin' cravins'!

DZITNUP & more!

Beautiful, hand embroidered jewelry and clothing
Dzitnup is an incredible design project that aims to promote the creative, economic and social liberation of female artisans in the Yucatan, Mexico. these one-of-a-kind colorful pieces use traditional embroidery techniques and motifs with a contemporary western twist. it's handmade, it's international, it's stunning, it's supporting a great cause, it's so affordable, and it's going very fast!

plus, we are honored in the trees to have a very limited selection of truly exquisite hand-embroidered jewelry by the lovely and super-talented Guillermina Baiguera. these are gallery worthy masterpiece creations, you may have seen her work featured at one of our favorite gallerys, littlecakes. now you can see more here in the trees...

*MORE CLASSES:knitting, crochet and jewels
*FALL and WINTER fashions by even more local designers
*treehouse KIDS, TOTS, & BABY section is growing...
*vintage boots, belts, hats and more are flying outta here.

kisses from the trees,
siri & rebecca
treehouse brooklyn*

430 graham ave btwn withers & frost sts.
3rd stop L train graham ave
brooklyn, ny 11211

open wed-sun, 1ish to 8ish

(718) 482-TREE (8733)

Save $! We're so excited to welcome mr. jackson into our treehouse, that for this month only, if you say super-top-secret password "JACKSON" you'll save $7.07 off your first item of $28 or more. and you'll see the new window display of vintage baby shoes, and.....
(Offer Expires: Oct 27th, 2007)