treehouse brooklyn 430 graham ave brooklyn, new york 11211

treehouse brooklyn 430 graham ave brooklyn, new york 11211

Saturday, December 23, 2006

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! store schedule..

happy holly-daze to all of our treehouse friends,

we will be open christmas eve,
12/24 from noon to 5pm.
the shop will be
closed monday, 12/25 through thursday 12/28.

we will open again on FRIDAY, 12/29.
normal store hours will resume on 12/29:
wednesday thru sunday 1-8pm...
hope to see you in the new year (or before!!)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


treehouse featured find:
treehouse twigs!! (aka gift certificates..)

we know how hard it can be to choose just one gift for someone we've made it easy on you! get them a gift certificate from treehouse! we like to call 'em treehouse twigs...available in any denomination. and the giftee can apply it towards anything in the shop, including classes!
what a great gift! and what a smart gifter you are!
stop in tuesday thru sunday, 12 noon - 9pm. we're open late for the holidays, and we're even open on christmas eve til 5.
(we don't suggest waiting til the last minute to get 'yer gifts, but if you do, we'll be here...)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

swing on over!

treehouse's first annual Holiday Bash!
Join us December 14th from 6-9 pm for sales, festivities and merriment! Top secret surprises await and rum balls too! there or you'll find coal in your stocking!
430 graham ave between withers and frost
brooklyn ny 11211
* 718.482.TREE *

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

xquizzy journals

treehouse featured find:

journals by xquizzy!

treehouse friend liz titone, of the fabulous paper good line xquizzy, creates these playful and functional journals using vintage books and encyclopedias. each one is made by hand, and includes a secret envelope for all your love letters as well as a bonus printed page in the middle of the blanks.
every cover is different, so swing on in to treehouse and choose your favorite!
$15, assorted selection

Saturday, December 09, 2006


Bust Magazine's 2nd annual holiday craftacular is today!!

Come out and support your local indie designers!
treehouse will be there...will you?!

BUST Holiday Craftacular
Saturday, December 9th, 2006, from 11 am to 9pm
The Warsaw, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 261 Driggs Ave [at Eckford]

Thursday, December 07, 2006

holiday stencils!

treehouse featured find #9:
holiday stencil sets from stencil 1!
create your own handmade cards this year with a set of 3 limited edition stencils from our friends at stencil 1. each set includes pine branch, snowy pine tree, and snowflakes. easy as pie to use, you'll be stenciling up a snowstorm in no time!
$10 per set, available for a limited time only
(hint..hint: great secret santa gift! you could even throw in a paint brush and some glitter!)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

ooooh...ozark handspun

treehouse featured find #8: ozark handspun yarn
even if you don't know a stitch about knitting or crochet, you might want to pick up a skein or two of this amazing handspun yarn. the colors are inspiring and the texture is out of this world soft and cozy. artisan crafted, handspun yarn made in missouri. how could you resist?
one of a kind, handspun and dyed, wool and mohair. $20 per skein
oh, and here's a great gift idea: a skein of ozark, a pair of vintage knitting needles and a gift certificate for a crochet or knitting class at treehouse. done.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

holiday edition chai latte soap

treehouse featured find #7:
holiday edition CHAI LATTE soap!
just in! new from the ladies at biggs and featherbelle, and only for the holiday season...made with sweet nutmeg, spicy black pepper and goat's milk and honey. smells so good, just like a holiday treat should!
limited edition: $4.50 each
(come in today, (yes we are now open on tuesday!) and get a bar for only $4! )

Saturday, December 02, 2006


treehouse feature find #6:
bang necklaces!

this is treehouse friend Lauren. she's wearing two necklaces by one of our favorite jewelry designers bang. laser cut leaves, birds, and lightning bolt clouds are just a few of the whimsical styles to choose from. and if you're smart and sassy like lauren, you'll layer a couple for that extra bang.
$36 (psst...take 10% off all bang necklaces today only!)

join us

hey treehouse friends and neighbors... want to know more about treehouse?
wondering when the next shin dig is happening?

never miss a sale or party,
join the mailing list

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

saltlick tees (for the dudes)!

treehouse featured find #5:

saltlick tees and sweatshirts for the dudes!
you can't go wrong with a smart, thought provoking felt applique tee or sweatshirt from our friends at brooklyn based label saltlick. designs range from anatomy (anatomical hearts!) to rocket ships and boomboxes. each piece is hand stitched and no two are exactly alike.
tees: $58, sweatshirts: $98


treehouse featured find #4:
banana necklace by snack mountain!
wow. treehouse friend lauren has done it again with her banana man necklaces. as the creator of snack mountain and hilarious otherworldly food characters, lauren is constantly cracking us up with her special cast of friends. also check out her 1 inch buttons and framed art prints for sale at, you guessed it, treehouse!!
necklace: $18 (also available in blue/yellow)
pins: $1 each
framed prints: $24

Monday, November 27, 2006

earrings by K.I.M.

treehouse featured find #3:
charm jewelry by Keep it Moving Design
adorable earrings by Kim from Keep it Moving Design are a perfect gift idea! each pair is unique and handmade with vintage charms and findings. we love the tiny cameos and vintage watch face pieces. there's even a pair with hand knit "coral"... and while you're checking out the jewels, be sure to see the knit tree crafted especially for treehouse by the talented and lovely kim.
$24 - $48 (limited availability: one of a kind pieces*)

Saturday, November 25, 2006

fancy treat wallet: cute!

treehouse featured find #2:

31 corn lane's fancy treat wallet!

the lovely ladies from super duper local label 31 corn lane have made the perfect wallet. inspired by every girl's best friend holly hobbie, the fancy treat wallet is one in a series of amazing handbags and accessories featured by the corn lane girls here at treehouse. happy patchwork designs, cute as a button details and fabulous functionality equals a wallet so spectacular you'll never want to hide it inside your handbag.
$30 available at treehouse
(psst: mention the featured finds gift guide and
save 10% on this wallet today! )

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

happy burd day

treehouse featured find #1:
burd by lucy marten!
each one of these "burds" is lovingly handmade by our friend lucy. hand stitched and stuffed, these lovelies are made from vintage fabrics. each one is totally an individual. and don't you just love the funny little feet. they're actually weighted just a bit so the little guys won't fly off their perch...a small flock is available at treehouse just for you.
$70 limited availablity

Happy Thanksgiving!

tomorrow marks the unofficial start of the holiday season.
treehouse wants to start it off with a bang...!
starting today (well, really tomorrow i guess) we're going to feature a super great, original and fantastic treehouse item every day til the end of december. kind of like an inspired gift guide. use it to find ideas for shopping, or start a list for yourself!
and remember, many of our lovely designers make one of a kind pieces and/or very small limited edition lines.
so if you like what you see, swing into the branches of treehouse and check it out.
we'll be open extended hours and special days for the holidays...tba after thanksgiving.

430 graham ave, williamsburg BROOKLYN!,
b/t withers and frost streets,

open wed-sun 1-8pm (tuesdays starting in December...!)
click here for a map!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

really?! really.

psssst. wanna hear a secret? every now and again, treehouse put things on the rack for free! really. all you have to do is read the tags...
chalk it up to too many treasures in our back room, a strange desire to give away, or even just the pleasure of seeing someone find a surprise.

above top is a picture of maggie and brad. (funny because he really is an engineer!)
jeff is pictured below them. he found the perfect blue tee to go with his eyes!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

new biggs and featherbelle shipment!

just in! we are restocked with deliciously potent biggs and featherbelle body products. come in and smell for yourself...soaps, lip balms and body butters created with essential oils and all natural ingredients like oatmeal, sweet almond oil, green tea, sea salt and vitamin E!
from their website:
"Biggs & Featherbelle soaps are handmade with unique recipes to meet the needs of different skin types, using the properties of natural resources to heal and nourish. Every ingredient is purposeful and free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and additives."

sample sale today

sample sale TODAY! in park slope...
treehouse designers hodgepodge, raeburn ink and elyse allen will join other treehouse friends for a real deal sample sale!
check it out if you're in park slope today: 249 19th street #4B (between 5th and 6th aves)

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

New Class Schedule's the updated class schedule for the next 2 months.
New classes are in the mix, (like hat making and earring workshops...)
Sign up tabs coming soon...but for now, email us to reserve your spot!
Knitting and Embroidery sessions start next week (!) so don't delay, sign up today!

For more detailed descriptions, go to the treehouse website .

*Embroidery with Cal Patch
$80 : Thursday 11/9 and 11/16, 6:30-8:30pm

*Crochet with Cal Patch: Make a Scarf!
$80: Thursday 11/30 and 12/7, 6:30-8:30pm

*Crochet with Cal Patch: Make a Hat!
$80: Sunday 12/10 and 12/17, 5-7pm

*Beginner Knitting with Kim Hamlin: Scarf Project
$80: Wednesday 11/8 and 11/15, 6:30 – 8:30pm

*Knitting in the Round with Kim Hamlin: Hat Project
$80: Wednesday, 11/29 and 12/6, 6:30-8:30pm

*Saturday Knit Circle with Kim
$20: Saturday, 11/18, 2-5pm

*Bookmaking (Accordion style) with Dominic Miller
$145 including materials fee: Sunday 11/26 and 12/3, 1pm-4pm

*Junk to Jewels: Necklaces & Bracelets
$55 including materials fee: Friday 11/10 or Wednesday 12/13, 6:30-8:30pm

*Junk to Jewels: Earrings
$55 including materials fee: Friday 11/17 or Thursday 12/14, 6:30–8:30pm

p.s. all of our classes take place in the treehouse, sometimes during business hours.
because of this, the classes are kept small so that everyone can participate (usually 4-6 people per class).
once a class fills up, we'll start a waiting list for the next session.
any questions? ask away!

Happy Halloween

Arlo and dad Matt, hangin' in the branches at treehouse!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Class update

*Please note!*

Beginner Crochet (see below) is still scheduled for Sunday 10/29, 11/5 and 11/12, but the time has changed.
Class will now take place from 1pm-4pm (instead of 6-8pm).

Beginner Crochet with Cal Patch
If you drool over the lacy, openwork crochet sweaters, scarves and hats in all the mags, why not learn to make your own? It's not as hard as you might think. In three 2 hour classes Cal (of the amazing clothing label hodge podge), will help you master the basic stitches and you’ll learn how to combine them to make fancy patterns. By the end of the third class you'll have made your first hat! Bring a skein of a light or bright-colored smooth yarn, and a hook that's sized for the yarn (G/H for worsted, I/J for bulky), or get a starter kit at the Treehouse. Get hooked!
$120 : Sunday 10/29, 11/5, and 11/12 1-4pm *please note: this is a revised schedule*

AND: More classes are on the way soon, promise!
The new schedule will be posted by the end of this upcoming week.
Bookmaking : Accordian Style, Embroidery, Knitting 101 AND Knitting 202 (!) as well as Junk to Jewels :Earrings and Junk to Jewels: Necklaces and Bracelets are all on the horizon.
Stay tuned


News for you: treehouse friend justine franko has opened her new eco-friendly lifestyle boutique in williamsburg. it promises to be a stunning gem on the brooklyn landscape! read about it below:
Om Sweet Home, Williamsburg's 1st and only eco friendly lifestyle, housewares, and home furnishings store is hitting the streets with a bang on October 19th. Om Sweet Home believes in offering products tnat are earth friendly and sumptuous like women's clothing from Stewart Brown and fine bead and bath linens by LOOP, as well as solid wood furniture of reclaimed wood by Dave Hollier.
Om Sweet Home: 59 Kent Avenue @ N. 10th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

there's still time to sign up for your dream class

wanna learn something new and exciting?
lookin' to hang out with smart, interesting and crafty cats?
meant to sign up last week but forgot and now you think it's too late?
well here's the latest scoop on the treehouse class schedule:

classes are still forming, there are a few spaces left, and a couple changes have been made to the original sessions.

*INTRO to CROCHET has moved to Sunday, Oct 29, Nov 5 & Nov 12th. Time is still 6-8pm.

*BOOKMAKING Session A has moved to Sunday, Oct 1st & Oct 8th. Time is still 1-4 pm.

email treehouse if you have any questions, want to sign up for a class, or just to say hi!

like night and day

our new window display, 9pm and 4pm.

feeling autumnal.'s officially fall.

don't worry though. the leaves on our trees will not be falling...only changing colors to reflect the season!
come in and check out our new designers (bang, machewski
, and bells).

and new fall shipments (beachfront community, daisy lacy, hodgepodge and bobbi clothes).

treehouse says "goodbye summer!".
hello apple pies, long sleeves and jackets with hoods.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Party up in the trees! THURSDAY 9/14!

hear ye, hear ye! it's official! treehouse is just about, almost, just barely there, on the verge of... TWO months old! in celebration of it all we're havin' a party! come check it out, this Thursday 9/14.

can you believe treehouse swung it's doors open almost two whole months ago? how quickly time flies....'specially up in the trees!

so, we're gonna try to make this brief. we know you're busy bees but we have so much to tell!
didya know that treehouse is having a summer sale and fall preview? didya know that craft classes are starting up any minute? didya know we're having a party to celebrate it all?

that's right fantastical cats, september 14th treehouse oh-so-cordially invites you to a back-to-craft-school, get a steal of a deal on summer, start planning for fall shindig.
come meet the teachers, check out our new designers (lots more stuff for the dudes btw, dude), drink a refreshing beverage(or 17), peruse our craft books, marvel at the hallucinatory mosaic floor.....

what kind of classes will we be offering, you ask? well, so far, we're beginning with crochet, knitting, embroidery, junk-to-jewels,! (see post below:))

WHEN? thurs., sept. 14th, 6-9pm
WHERE? treehouse, of course!
430 graham ave btw withers and frost sts.
williamsburg, brooklyn
(take the L train to Graham Ave, walk 5 blocks towards the BQE, we are on the right hand side between withers and frost street, #430.)
WHY? sales, previews, classes, teachers, treats, treasures...
WHO? you! & bring a date (or two) if you desire...

see ya up in the trees!

the ladies of treehouse,
rebecca & siri*

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Class is (almost) in session!

Hello crafty cats!
As promised, the official treehouse class schedule for September and October is here (see below)!
To sign up , please email the treehouse with the specific class and session you are interested in and your contact info.
See you up in the branches!

Junk to Jewels with Rebecca Lee

Ever wonder what to do with all those beads and baubles from Grandma’s closet? Or do you need yet another reason to keep hoarding broken necklaces and single earrings? Well here’s your answer! In just one two hour session you’ll learn how to restring and clasp necklaces on silk and nylon thread. You’ll layer chains on a single clasp using jump rings to attach pendants and beads, as well as reinvent your earring collection with dangles and chains. All this will be done with cut apart treasures and loose bead findings. We’ll provide the know how and lotsa junk, feel free to bring your own baubles as well. Treehouse’s own talented Rebecca will show you how it’s done!

$40 plus additional $15 materials fee (includes tool kit and findings!)
Wednesday 9/27, 6:30 – 8:30pm OR Thursday 10/5, 6:30-8:30 pm


Embroidery with Cal Patch

From denim jackets to tea towels to plush pillows, embroidery is a dreamy way to personalize your stuff. Learn 12 classic embroidery stitches and you'll be off and running to custom-decorate everything you own! At the first class you will make a basic stitch sampler, and in the second, the lovely cal patch will guide you through planning and starting your own personal project. All supplies included for first class; you'll bring your own treasure to customize for the second. Stitch away!

$80 : Thursday 10/12 and 10/19, 6:30-8:30pm (revised time!)

Bookmaking 101 (Accordion style) with Dominic Miller

Feeling bookish? Can’t quite figure out where to put those photos from your last trip to Bora Bora? Have a story to tell but no deserving place to put it? Well then grab a spot in this Art-meets-Craft two day workshop. In the first class, Dominic will lead you through the technical aspects of accordion bookmaking, discussing the approach, use of papers, archival materials, and general concepts behind the art form. You will complete one full artist book as well as be introduced to basic collage and backing methods. The second class will elaborate on collage techniques and let you follow your dream to a personalized book creation! This is a great opportunity for artists, illustrators, scrapbook enthusiasts, and anyone just interested in books. No technical experience necessary. Bookmark it.

$120 plus additional $25 materials fee :
SESSION A: Sunday 10/1 and 10/8, 1pm-4pm *please note: this is a revised schedule*
SESSION B: Sunday 10/15 and 10/22, 1pm-4pm

Beginner Crochet with Cal Patch

If you drool over the lacy, openwork crochet sweaters, scarves and hats in all the mags, why not learn to make your own? It's not as hard as you might think. In three 2 hour classes Cal (of the amazing clothing label hodge podge), will help you master the basic stitches and you’ll learn how to combine them to make fancy patterns. By the end of the third class you'll have made your first hat! Bring a skein of a light or bright-colored smooth yarn, and a hook that's sized for the yarn (G/H for worsted, I/J for bulky), or get a starter kit at the Treehouse. Get hooked!

$120 : Sunday 10/29, 11/5, and 11/12 6-8pm *please note: this is a revised schedule*

Beginner Knitting with Kim Hamlin

Curious about those knitting circles in bars and cafes around the city. Well it’s not a secret society, you too can join the club. Kim, from Keep it Moving Design fame, will help you learn the basic steps of casting on, knit stitch, and casting off…everything you need to start knitting up a storm. In just three 2 hour sessions, you’ll complete a fabulous scarf for you or someone you love. Whether you’re just starting out or you need a refresher on the basics, this is the course for you! Bring
size 8 or 10 needles and a skein of light or bright-colored wool yarn, or get a starter kit at the Treehouse. Cast on, cast off!

$120 : Wednesday 10/4, 10/11, and 10/18, 6:30 – 8:30pm

p.s. all of our classes take place in the treehouse, sometimes during business hours. because of this, the classes are kept small so that everyone can participate (usually 4-6 people per class).
once a class fills up, we'll start a waiting list for the next session.
any questions?
ask away!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

the SALE is on!

hello friends!

the first ever treehouse summer sale is happening right now!
amazing deals on one of a kind pieces.
beachfront community bathing suits and sailor tanks are 30% off! stencil 1 hand air brushed tees for guys and girls are totally cute and on sale too. hodgepodge sun hats and summer tops, elyse allen soft bling tees for the ladies, AND all vintage is 30% off.
a rainy day is the best kind of day to hang out in our treehouse! come in and read a craft book in the comfy library chair, check out the sale, ask us about the upcoming might even catch a glimpse of the new fall items we're hoarding in the back room.
have a great sunday.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

back from vacation!

gettin' ready for the weekend sale at treehouse? well we are! up to 30% off on select merchandise. stop in and take a peek. starts saturday!!

AND our class schedule is due out this week. intro to crochet, knitting, accordian book binding, beginner's embroidery, as well as several surprise seminars and workshops. stay tuned for details.

AND new fall arrivals are sneaking into the branches. keep an eye out for autumnal hodge podge, feral childe and bobbi clothes, just to name a few!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

treehouse is on vacation

the shop will be closed until wednesday, august 23rd.
stay tuned for a summer sale, new fall items, and finally
(!) a seminar and class schedule for september...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

treehouse welcome!

welcome to treehouse brooklyn! welcome to the virtual home of treehouse brooklyn, opening hopefully mid-july in the beautiful neighborhood of williamsburg, brooklyn.
you can find us at 430 graham ave, just a few short blocks from the graham ave L-train stop. co-founded by rebecca lee, jewelry designer and proprietor extraordinaire of Becky Lee jewelry ( and fashion designer Siri Wilson with her one-of-a-kind line Sirius* ( .
treehouse will be an out-of-the-ordinary shop, craft school and design resource center experience.

for any questions, please email us at:

Waterfront Preservation Alliance needs support in trying to save the Domino Sugar Factory building

Please show your support of the preservation of Williamsburg's Domino Sugar refinery buildings. On June 27th Community Board 1 will be holding a joint meeting of the ULURP and Waterfront Committees. It's important that members and supporters of WPA come out to support the preservation of the historic buildings at the Domino site. Currently, the site is slated for residential redevelopment, but no commitment has been made to preserve and incorporate the historic buildings at the site into a residential development. WPA believes that there is ample opportunity at Domino for preservation and new development that meets the community's goals for open space and affordable housing as well. It is very important to have lots of residents at the meeting. If you can't attend please send a letter with your comments to Community Board 1 at the address below. Feel free to pass this email along to other fans of the buildings.

The meeting is at the CB1 offices, 435 Graham Avenue (corner of Frost), 6:30 PM