And on the top, if you please, they put a star made out of cheese.

18 Dec

One of my favorite children’s books, Mr Willowby’s Christmas Tree inspired this year’s Christmas window.  It would have been nice if I knew something about embroidery before I started.  I do love the new pearl cotton we have in the shop though.  Very few knotty mishaps and I went through at least 100 yards of floss.  My technique improves as I finish each mouse.  I’m still working on the baby mouse.

This email is filled with gift ideas for those whose crafty endeavors have left them plum out of time for hand made gifts.

Happy Holidays to all! 


Always a good choice for the beloved knitter on your list.
madeline tosh 

Madeline Tosh back in stock!

Dk, Merino light, and sock.

For the hand dyed enthusiasts, this yarn back in from


Classic Ticking Stripes in Christmas Reds from French General

Great for napkins, table runners and placemats for your holiday dinner.
Also great for wrapping!  $15.99 per yard.

Tools and Notions

Hand Made Needle Cases


Made by Crippenworks with vintage and other fabric chosen by Brooklyn General.


Vintage buttons 

 vintage buttons

Always an ever changing selection of vintage and new buttons.
Hand Made Pin Cushions
Tomato pin cushions made with over dyed recycled wool by Reclaimed Wool.
Books and Patterns
knit local

As informative as it is inspiring, this book is above all a stunning fashion source, with gorgeous projects that will leave you feeling good and looking even better.


Selvedge Magazine

Beautiful and inspirational, as always.Review the year with all the Selvedge Magazines of 2011.  $96 for 6 issues.


General Store
Little gifts for the reader… 

book plates 1 


 Holiday decor
Handmade felted Santa ornaments by Reclaimed Wool.
Made in Oregon of recycled wool.  $24

New from Coral and Tusk, festive kitchen towels in four different woodland (my favorite) animal themes.  Made in Brooklyn. $36 each

For weekend crafting…
Weekend duffels from Dominique Picquier.  Why not carry your crafts with a bit of French style?  All bags are hand printed with patterns inspired from nature.
Made in France.  $368

Not handmade but luxurious none the less.

Wallace Sewell and Swan’s Island throws in soft merino wool.  $400-$475.

For foul weather style.
 Katie Mawson scarves.  $130
Coordinating hats and fingerless gloves also available.  Made in England. 
Wallace Sewell scarves for him and her. Woven in 100% lambswool.  $80.
Made in England.
Give the gift of classes this year

Purchase a class in the form of a gift certificate and let them pick their own class.  Choose from many levels of classes in sewing, knitting, embroidery, felting, spinning and upholstery and starting in the new year, Crafterschool – an after school craft program for kids.


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