Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tabbed blanket and burp cloths

Patty made up these sweet burp cloths and tabbed blankets using fabric and trims from Treadle and other stores.

Matching boys

Matching boys by creatively at home
Matching boys, a photo by creatively at home on Flickr.

Stephanie has made the sweetest collection of outfits for her adorable boys.
These are from Growing Up Sew Liberated, which we reviewed just a couple of weeks ago on the blog.

Ready for fishing

Ready for fishing by creatively at home
Ready for fishing, a photo by creatively at home on Flickr.
This sweet backpack and hat are from Little Things to Sew by Oliver + S designer Liesl Gibson.

We're going to have a little display of the best of Treadle Yard Goods on Flickr now.
Our customers are so wonderful and full of creativity and we're so impressed with them all.
Enjoy these next few posts!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Book Review Corner

Hi All,
It's been a while since the last book review corner, but I just couldn't resist sharing this new find.

Growing Up Sew Liberated is the new book from Meg McElwee, and it is a beautiful collection of clothing, toys, accessories and parenting advice.

You may recognize Meg's name from her other book Sew Liberated, which I reviewed in this space about a year ago.
Meg's genius for easy-to-follow and carefully planned projects is again highlighted here.
The projects in this book are divided up into 5 chapters -
Greeting the Morning
Bread Sharing + Homemaking
Inside Play
Outside Play
Good Night, Sleep Tight
In this way Meg guides us through a day in the life of a child.

There is a nice range of difficulty represented in Growing Up Sew Liberated.
From the quick and easy Reversible Hooded Play Cape
to the Little Amigo Cloth Doll
which is a much more labor-intensive project.
Don't hesitate to try the projects with a higher degree of difficulty, however.
The directions are clear, concise and designed to guide sewists of all levels through to a successful project.

The clothes are sized for newborn through size 5.
The accessories, however, would be appropriate for children up to age 10.

Meg McElwee is a AMI-certified Montessori teacher, designer and mama to two young boys, find more of her inspiring projects here at SewLiberated.

Just a reminder, as well, that the final day of our Summer Clearance Sale is tomorrow, Sunday the 17th of July.

Happy Sewing!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Come in to Treadle for our Summer Clearance Sale running from now through the 17th of July.
At least 10% off everything, with discounts up to 50% on selected items.

We would also like to remind you to come join us and share your love of sewing. Fashion Sewing Club is a monthly meeting (held the second Tuesday of every month) featuring garments, pattern modification and review, and the latest news in the sewing world. You will be provided tips, techniques and new ideas that are sure to inspire you. High fashion, chic wear, proper fit, machine embroidery, children’s wear and Home Dec are just some of the topics we will explore. Whether you are an experienced sewer or just beginning – this club is for you! Bring Show and tell!

The fee is $10 (however, your first meeting is free!) and can either be prepaid by visiting the link below or paying at the meeting. The next meeting is Tuesday, July 12, at 10:30 a.m., and again at 6:30 p.m, and is held in Treadle 2. Please join us for either the morning or evening meeting.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Lou Lou Thi

We have the new line of fabrics from Anna Maria Horner in the store, and I know you will agree that it is quite lovely.
Here is Anna Maria's description of LouLouThi -

Loulouthi is a treasure box of all that I love about flowers and fabric coming together in form and inspiration. The word loulouthi simply translates from the Greek as “flower”. But in an ongoing story, my cultural heritage has enlivened these fabrics with visions of needleworks in progress, the gentle tending of village gardens, and the luxury of living alongside everyday works of art.
The language of flowers and floral handiwork has spoken to me since before I could thread my own needles, and this collection is my reply to all that beauty.

Such a creative woman, with a truly intentional design aesthetic.
As we have come to expect, her cotton voile fabrics are soft and dreamy, just the thing for a lightweight summer top or dress.

Please come to Treadle and choose one of these for your very own, but don't come on the 4th of July, as we will be closed for the holiday.
Happy sewing,
The Treadlettes.