Wednesday, 20 June 2012

haberdashery & some sewing

A few months ago I came across an excellent new online store called 'The Village Haberdashery'. Have you seen it?

Well I pretty much fell in love with its clean lines and easy to navigate pages and the retro feel that the store has. I like the way the store is laid out and I love how it links to the blog too. It was this link that led me to this post about a gorgeous table runner!

Well I knew there and then I needed that table runner in my life - its colours are perfect for my newly decorated kitchen, so I bought it and here it is!

Table runner

Up Close Table Runner

Now clearly its on the window in my sewing room in these pictures as my dining rom table is full of shizzle I couldn't be assed moving!! Naughty aren't I? Anyhow the table runner was so easy to make up I did it in an evening!

When I ordered the goodies to make up the table runner I also ordered some of the very sought after Ed Emberley 'Happy Drawings' fabric for Cloud 9,  to make Hunter some more baby trousers. These fabrics are organic and just so darn cute! 

Ed Emberley Happy Drawings

More recently I've ordered some Anna Maria Horner Velveteens to add to my stash. I'm hopefully going to make a giant star quilt using this pattern from Jeni and inspired by this quilt from Katy.


As I ordered the velveteens I noticed Annie had a pre-cut bunting kit from Laurie Wisbrun's Modern Whimsy. I adore this line and figured this purchase would kill two birds with one stone -  my need for bunting in the sewing room and my need to own some of this cute fabric!! Agreed?!

Modern Whimsy - Bunting Pre-Cuts
Pic from Village Haberdashery

I had the chance to meet Annie who owns this fabby store when I went to the Fat Quarterly Retreat at the beginning of the month and what a lovely lady she is. She's also a quilter which means she's on the ball with the highly desirable fabric lines we all want/need. In fact on the sites 'Coming Soon' section you can sign up to be notified when stock arrives of the pretties she has ordered for us!

I can tell you there are some beauties on there just now that Annie ordered on her recent trip to Quilt Market in Kansas City. I clearly will be requiring these beauties in my life.

LillyBelle - French Sampler in RoseRuby Star Vinyl - Records in AspicLillyBelle - Henna Stripe in MustardVelocity - Go by Bike in Teal
Velocity - Bird's Eye in SilverRuby Star Vinyl - Records in Absinthe

As well as great fabric Annie sells everything from Aurifil to embroidery threads,  Yarn to knitting needles and Trims to dressmaking patterns! In fact the current offer is 15% off Figgy's dressmaking patterns valid til June 26th.

So I think what I'm trying to say is if you haven't visited this great store, you really should!!


  1. I think I will be requiring some of that MM also :o)

  2. I didn't know about The Village Haberdashery until you tweeted about it... and now I've spent £30 on fabric that I didn't know I couldn't live without!

    Thank you/ cusrse you! Sx

  3. I love the VH and great service too. Enjoy your lovely goodies!

  4. Oh you mean she actually has stuff left after your little spree!?

  5. Did you leave any stock behind?!

  6. She does stock the most lovely fabrics. It is an easy site to easy! Di x

  7. May pop over to take a look but I MUST not buy anymore fabric..Ok? x

  8. Loving your Blog. Just blogged about my crafty weekend with my girls. I love all the crafty things. So relaxing and great fun :)

  9. Now, I'm thinking you might need to see someone about this little addiction of yours ;) I really like the Ed Emberley 'Happy Drawings' too, in fact I bought some a while ago, I so rarely buy quilting weight fabric these days, I kind of miss it, nice to see what's new and fab from your blog. Bethx


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