Saturday, October 23, 2010

Book Review Corner

It's time for Book Review Corner again!
Today, we have two titles from the lovely and talented Anna Maria Horner -
Seams to Me and Handmade Beginnings.
Seams to Me is a manual for beginning sewing, and Anna has some great chapters about choosing the correct fabric, finding the right tools, laying out patterns and beginning sewing techniques.

This book has a nice mix of whimsical and practical projects.
I would love to make this art piece, what fun!
There are clothes for youngsters, clothes for grown-ups, and fun accessories.
Handmade Beginnings is full of more wonderful patterns, many of which are for the pampering of the prospective and new mother.
Anna also has included patterns for clothes and accessories for the new baby and even some projects for elder siblings so they feel included in all of the family excitement!

Both of these books have an envelope of patterns in the back, and they are spiral-bound, so they stay open while you're working, a big plus for me.

If you have used any good, or not so good, sewing or crafting books lately, drop us a note in the comments. We're always looking for more books to highlight in our Book Review Corner!

Happy Sewing,
The Treadlettes

Friday, October 22, 2010

Spooky Sale

Stop in for a look at our selection of Halloween Fabrics, now reduced 40%! We have many fun and spooky patterns, perfect for a trick-or-treat bag, or fun holiday-appropriate napkins and place-mats!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Lots to Tell

I have a jam-packed post for you today!
First of all, the last day of our sale is tomorrow, so come on in. You know you want to.

Second, we have these terrific pieces from the new Vogue catalog, all designed by Katherine Tilton.
These patterns are quite versatilePattern #8691 was used for both the gray and brown tops, and #8690 for the v-neck tops.
We have this pattern in a solid and a stripe which really highlights the interesting lines in the top.

Along with these fascinating pieces, we have so much new fabric, I don't quite know where to start!

Yesterday our favorite UPS driver brought the new fabric from Liesl Gibson at Oliver + S.
We have 8 cotton prints, and 9 knits.
These fabrics have the same whimsy that we expect from the Oliver + S line of patterns, and they feel terrific! I may have to make myself a top, they're all so cute!
Add to that a full complement of wools,

and some wonderful fleeces

and we are set up for the fall!