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A close up on our Christmas Morning vignette!

It’s Christmas!!!

Kym here and I am so excited to share the details of our third Christmas display this year! We have gone all traditional with red, green, gold and blue colours. Our two children are dressed in their Christmas pyjamas on Christmas Morning with their stockings by the Christmas tree.

Christmas Morning Vignette

Our littlest is wearing her ‘Knitted by Nana’ Christmas Jumper! Nana has stitched it up in Rico Essentials Merino DK yarn in Red and natural. Isn’t it adorable!

Christmas Morning vignette

The pattern is a vintage find from (you can find it here). I just love the snowflake detail! (A big big thanks to my Nana London for this!)

Christmas Morning vignette

Our little one is wearing her Christmas Jumper over her Oliver + S Sleepover Pajamas in Santa Express – Main in White by Doodlebug Design (Riley Blake).

Christmas Morning vignette

Our little girl’s big brother is also wearing his Oliver + S Sleepover Pajamas!

Christmas Morning vignette

Fabric here is Nutcracker Christmas – Nutcracker Minis in Green by Riley Blake Designers. So sweet!

Christmas Morning vignette

We chose to add a contrast lapel, cuff and pocket facing with a little Kona Cotton Solids – Lipstick. I had great fun with the pattern matching on the pocket!

Christmas Morning vignette

Instead of buttons we have gone for Kam Snaps. These are super easy to attach and nice and easy for kids to use too.

Christmas Morning vignette

Their stockings made by @needlesandlemons are all ready for Father Christmas!

Christmas Morning vignette

Our lovely friend Sara has made us this totally amazing tree skirt!

Christmas Morning vignette

It is so clever how it looks like presents under the tree! Fabrics are from the Nutcracker Act 1 collection by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller mixed with Kona Cotton Solid – Basil and some sparkly Essex Yarn Dyed Metallic.

Christmas Morning vignette

Sara’s detail in gold embroidery thread is stunning!

Christmas Morning vignette

On the back is Mini Candy Cane Stripe in Red from the Studio Christmas collection by Michael Miller for an extra festive finish.

Our lovely tree was kindly donated to us by Pines and Needles and we totally love how Christmasy it makes the shop look! We have a lovely selection of hand made decorations hanging on its branches including these exquisite ones by Laura Howard. You can find a tutorial for these ones here!

We have also used Laura Howard’s pinwheel tutorial as inspiration for our wool felt tree topper with the addition of some felt balls… such fun!

No tree would be complete without some presents! We have wrapped ours in our Classical Christmas wrapping paper. Find all of our gift wrap supplies here and check out our blog post by Gift Wrap Guru Jane Means here for more inspiration and ideas!

We hope you have enjoyed reading all about our Christmas Morning vignette as much as we enjoyed creating it!

Merry Christmas Everyone!



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A close up on our Christmas Party vignette!

It’s getting closer folks! We are into December and Christmas party season is here! Exciting times! We had lots of fun putting this vignette together in store and it really makes me smile every time I see it. The red, mint and pink colour schemes has worked better that we had imagined. We really hope you’ll pop in to our London shop see it in person!

Christmas Party Vignette

Christmas Party Vignette

The star of the party is most certainly our Rag rug wreath centre piece. The lovely Elspeth from Ragged Life made this masterpiece especially for us. Isn’t it amazing?! She used a selection of our Christmas Fabrics and fabrics from her stash to make it and the combination is just stunning!

Christmas Wreath by Elspeth from Ragged Life

I just love how the more you look at it the more colour you see. These flowers are just perfect!

Christmas Wreath by Elspeth from Ragged Life

Want to learn how to Rag Rug? Elspeth is teaching her Rag Rugging for Beginners classes at our West Hampstead store in the new year. Head over to our classes section here to find out more.

Christmas Wreath by Elspeth from Ragged Life

A big thank you to Bobby Fitzpatrick for letting us shoot photos of our garments in their awesome retro cocktail bar. Isn’t this backdrop perfect? Our lady is all dressed up and ready to rock around the Christmas tree in her christmas party dress!

Christmas Emery Dress

This is the Christine Hayes Emery Dress in Christmas Dreams – Trees in Evergreen and was made with the combined stitching power of Alice and I (Kym).

Christmas Emery Dress

We both had great fun choosing the pink for the massive bow on the front. It is in Kona Cotton Solid – Honeysuckle and also lines the bodice.

Christmas Emery Dress

We have filled out the gathered skirt with a tulle petticoat. Such a perfect party dress shape!

Christmas Emery Dress

There are still spaces on our Sew a Christmas Dress class with Charlotte Newland! Check out the dates and more information  here.

Christmas Emery Dress

Our second lady is the Hostess with the Mostess in her Domestic Goddess Christmas Apron.

Domestic Goddess Apron

The fabric is so cute! It is a recipe for Christmas Cookies!

Domestic Goddess Apron

With its vintage-style and totally fabulous bow, it truly is the perfect Christmas apron!

Domestic Goddess Apron

You can find a tutorial on how to make your very own apron here and be all ready for serving up the Christmas drinks!

Domestic Goddess Apron

Our Hostess is also wearing her handmade felt ball necklace. Such a nice simple accessory to make while sitting in front of the telly!

Felt Ball necklace

She is serving the disco drinks on her decoupaged tray. We have a tutorial for this here (written by Chloe Hardisty from  Cotton Clara) and also our lovely quilted table runner by Caroline here.

Decoupage Tray

And of course no party is complete without a pink Christmas tree right?!!

Christmas party vignette at The Village Haberdashery

We hope you have enjoyed reading about our Christmas Party Vignette and are getting into the Christmas spirit yourselves! Don’t forget to tag your makes with #thevillagehaberdashery.

Keep your eyes peeled… we have one more Christmas display coming soon!


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A close up on our Narnia Vignette!

Christmas is approaching and our first seasonal shop display is up! We decided to go for a Winter Wonderland / Narnia theme for our first this year and we love it!

When searching for a winter quilt pattern I (Kym) came across the Quilting in Black and White book and this amazing pattern! Just perfect for our Narnia forest scene.

The Michael Miller Woodland Winter collection was the obvious fabric choice here, it is so pretty! The trees are in Trees and Birds in Winter Grey,  Winter Birds and Berries in Snowdrop Grey, and Flurry – Black Spot (by Susan Driscoll for Dashwood Studio).

The sweet appliqué birds and the binding are Essex Yarn Dyed Metallic – Copper. I just love how it sparkles and gives it a real festive Christmas feel!

The border is Architextures – Crosshatch in Charcoal by Carolyn Friedlander. With advice from our teachers Charlotte and Jenny, I decided on diagonal lines quilting on the Kona Cotton Solids – White background.

On the back I have used Winter Friends in Grey, also from the Woodland Winter collection.

Our Snow Queen is wearing the Mimosa poncho from I Am Patterns, a pattern company that we will be stocking very soon! Yes that is the red Colette Myrtle dress from our Valentines Day vignette you can spot underneath!

Fabric is Wool – Chanel Tweed in Dove Grey and Cream and is so super cosy for chilly winter days.

I especially love the big cowl neck and welt pockets.

This pattern is perfect for sewists of all levels with different options depending on your experience.

The hem is bound with some Ivory Bias Binding for an elegant finish and some winter berries finish off her outfit just lovely!

Guys! It is snowing in our store! I had such fun making these snowy pom poms with some yarn from my stash using the Large Clover PomPom maker!

Our forest floor is littered with some winter berries, acorns, mushrooms, twigs and snow! The snowy floor is Poly/Spandex/Lurex Jersey – White.

The Snow Queen has also brought along a box of Turkish Delight to tempt you into our store!

Our wooden wall charms are the perfect finishing touch to the display. I released my inner child with the gold paintglitter, and Mod Podge here!

We hope you enjoyed reading about our Narnia vignette as much as we enjoyed creating it. Keep an eye out for more Christmas themed displays coming soon!

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A close up on our Anna Maria Horner vignette!

When the super talented and lovely Anna Maria Horner joined us in our West Hampstead shop to teach back in August, her truly stunning Floral Retrospective quilt was pinned up on our display wall and we just fell in love with it! We were totally inspired to create a vignette with her fabrics.

Read on for full details, more pics and links plus check out our Facebook page for a live tour!

Her fabrics have such amazing striking colour and her Color Dive quilt pattern is the perfect choice to show them off!

I (Kym) have used fabrics from the Floral Retrospective collection, as well as some Annie had in her stash from the original Good Folks collection.

They work so well together and I’m super happy with how the chevron blocks of colour have worked out.

On the back is Kona Cotton Solids – Curry and a scrappy stripe of Floral Retrospective fabrics.

It is bound using pink bias binding.

I have only done a little ‘in-the-ditch’ quilting on this as I didn’t want to make it any more ‘busy’, but taking inspiration from our teacher Jenny Haynes, I may add a little hand quilting to it eventually too… what do you think?

The lovely Alice made our Anna Maria Horner lady’s dress and isn’t it just perfect!

Pattern is The Avid Seamstress Day Dress and fabric is Floral Retrospective – Overachiever in Velvet.

This is such an elegant pattern, perfect for every-day wear or dressing up.

We love the beautifully fitted bodice and handy pockets.

This would be the perfect choice to bring along to one of Charlotte Newland’s Fitting Classes or Guided Studio Time sessions!

Hanging above our display we have added even more colour with some fun Tissue Paper Pompons! These can be found in our Party Supplies section!

We hope you enjoyed reading about our most colourful vignette yet!

Shop all of our Anna Maria Horner fabrics here and don’t forget to share your makes with #thevillagehaberdashery.



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A close up on our ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ Vignette!

With the arrival of the totally amazing Menagerie collection by Rifle Paper Co./Anna Rifle Bond, and Cotton + Steel, we were so excited to use their awesome prints in one of our shop vignettes.

We took our inspiration from the fabric itself and now when you enter our West Hampstead store it is like walking into the jungle!

Our lady is all ready for her jungle adventure in her Closet Case Patterns Kalle Shirtdress made by the lovely Alice.

Fabric is the Menagerie – Jungle in Red quilting cotton and it also comes in natural and hunter green!

We love Alice’s patch pocket detail and the cute shell buttons she picked out to finish it off perfectly.

The Kalle is such a great pattern for casual wear or to be dressed up for work or a night out… or a stroll through the jungle of course!

Our lady is carrying her jungle essentials in her cross-body bag in Essex Yarn Dyed Metallic – Sand.

Every girl’s gotta have a sparkly handbag right? I will be sharing my tutorial to make your own cross-body bag here on The Daily Stitch soon!

Our lady’s stylish sun hat is all ready too… with added pom poms! These ones were made using the awesome Multipom tool!

Need a rest from your jungle stroll? Why not take a seat on our new jungle chair?!

As soon as we saw the Monstera in Natural Canvas we knew it had to be used for our next chair!

This is another Ikea purchase (the Stockholm 2017 chair) and we have re-covered the cushions in this gorgeous fabric.

You can learn to make your own chair box cushions just like these ones in my new class… find out more and sign up here!

Hanging above our vignette are our jungle macrame lanterns.

I used Susana Cunha’s modern macrame plant hanger tutorial and Hoooked Zpagetti t-shirt yarn for these. You can make them to fit any sized jar, plant pot or other container you like. Super simple and a great relaxing craft. You can also check out our upcoming Macrame classes here.

Our Crafty Mamas have been busy during our Thursday baby club making our jungle foliage which really sets the scene perfectly. We used templates from Paper Parties by Erin Hung and added some jungle bling with gold paint and glitter!

Caroline also made this lovely Monstera leaf using our paper flower making supplies!

We hope you enjoyed reading all about our Jungle vignette as much as we enjoyed creating it!


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