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December 15, 2017
A close up on our Christmas Morning vignette! from The Village Haberdashery

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 ...

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December 13, 2017
Finished Project! from I Have A Notion

So what do I do.... when... I am not cooking, cleaning, puppying or going to guilds? Creating of course. Most of my creations don't start on Monday and finish in a chronological fashion. They start, get sidelined by an obligation or other deadline... like the project I am going to talk about today. "The Night Circus" was inspired by a Facebook post made by a member of one of the Quilt Guilds I

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Christmas Commission from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art


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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

The Christmas Commission is almost done! Let me catch you up. This week I put all the finishing touches on the painting, and completed the quilting.  OH and made my very own Charlie Brown Xmas tree with branches from the woods and lights.

I do love the lights this time of year, but Teeny would eat them if I made them readily accessible on a real tree indoors. Also, woe betide any ornaments and the tree itself would probably be knocked over. She ...

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Christmas Gift Guide: 10 stocking filler ideas! from The Village Haberdashery

Welcome to the third and final post in our series of Christmas Gift Guides! Today we are sharing some some ideas for those last minute stocking fillers!

Christmas Gift Guide at The Village Haberdashery

These little keychain paper punches are super fun and perfect for crafters of all ages! We have some really sweet designs and they are the perfect stocking size!

Paper punches

Merchant and Mills have a fantastic range of sewing knick-knacks that would put a smile on a sewists face on Christmas Morning. How about a beautifully crafted Bamboo point turner, a sweet box of pins, luxury needles, or a handy sewing gauge and tailor’s ...

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December 12, 2017
2 More fusions to love: City Loft and Floralia Fusion from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey there, makers!

The hectic holiday season is in full swing but we just had to take a break from all the gift making to show you the new additions to our Fusions bite-sized collections. Quilters, sewists, and all around crafty friends, we’re happy to show you Floralia and City Loft Fusions! Like all the other Fusions, both of these collections contain 10 prints from many of our designers that have been recolored to be part of conceptual themes.

Best of all, both of these collections have two prints in knits and one in rayon! So, let’s see ...

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Around Here Week 49 from The Snarky Quilter

Over the river and through the woods? I only wish the path led to my grandmother’s house though it does lead me back to my house. We’ve had a very light dusting of snow, but the ground is frozen and … Continue reading

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December 11, 2017
Happy Mail Winner! from Val's Quilting Studio

Remember to find happiness in the little things along the way.

Remember to steal as many hugs and kisses as you can.

 As I think:
Thank you to everyone for visiting my blog during the Virtual Cookie Exchange and to all of you who are my loyal followers/bloggy friends. Our blogs are certainly a happy spot in my life.
I have a happy shout out to Deb who blogs at Frugal Little Bungalow. Yep! Random Number Generator chose your number as the winner of my Happy Mail Give-Away. Congrats Deb!

I specialize in edge to edge pantographs with over ...

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Gift wrapping inspiration and 14 top tips with Gift Wrap Guru Jane Means from The Village Haberdashery

When it comes to gift wrapping your Christmas presents, you can wait until the last minute and let it stress you out or you can make it a fun event, with Christmas treats, mulled wine and lots of creativity! We have loads of supplies for wrapping beautiful gifts, including pretty gift wrap and plenty of DIY supplies for decorating your packages.

If you’re local, we also have a fun gift wrap and cardmaking workshop for kids next Wednesday morning – find out more about that and sign up here!

Gift Wrap and DIY Supplies

For gift wrapping tips and inspiration this year, we turned to ...

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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Christmas Glitter from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I love Christmas. The sparkle. The glitter. The beauty. 

Mercury glass balls are the perfect accessory...(really, balls of any type!) @Jen Hekhuis Nelson

Rose gold, gold, and silver Christmas treeI think white is an amazing colour because it is snow colour. White colour makes perfect Christmas decor. Well with the help of white you guys can have a wonderful white Christmas scenes at your homes. You must try the ideas given below.

Fill column vases with ornaments or silver and gold sprayed small natural items (nuts, little pinecones). Dollar Tree has these vases for only one dollar, although they're a small version, but could be grouped by the half dozen and raised to different levels with stacks of coasters or something underneath.

Floreros para decorar en navidad Vases to decorate at Christmas #Centrosdemesanavideños #Comodecorarennavidad #Decoracionesnavideñas #Florerosparadecorarennavidad #ideasparanavidad #Navidad2016

Christmas living room with silver and gold mantel display

Okay so not quite this intense but I love the colors. Imagine with just a hint of light teal!

Victorian Christmas Wreath, Silver and Gold Christmas Wreath, Elegant Christmas Wreath for DoorA trio of lantern filled with inexpensive silver and gold ornaments from HomeGoods for simple, beautiful front porch holiday decorations (sponsored pin)

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You may not find many large quilts in silver and gold, but you will find many quilted table runners, tree skirts, and stockings. 

Quilted Table Topper in Gold and Silver Christmas QuiltedRustic Glam Decor Quilted Table Runner in Neutral Shades of

Excited to share the latest addition to my #etsy shop: Silver and gold table runnerChristmas Table Runner, elegant, handmade, quilted, fabric from Kaufman Flourish Line Measures 46.5 x 15.25 inches Made by Chris This gorgeous fabric has beautiful brilliant silver and gold metallic with the most gorgeous ornaments, poinsettias, medallion and blue snowflakes etched

MAKE NEW FRIENDS by Wendy Sheppard: Pair classic silver and gold for a beautiful wall hanging quilt. To create this pretty wall hanging, Wendy Sheppard used triangles that seem to float!

Gold Regency Dupioni Quilted Stocking Main

Already dreaming of Christmas. Channel Quilted Velvet Stocking | Pottery Barn

Our sweet, snowy tree skirt features sparkly, embroidered scrolls on a bright white backdrop, wrapping your tree with the magic of a glistening white Christmas. It makes the perfect place to put your expertly wrapped presents.

Silver and Gold Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

Gold tree skirt.

Do with silver and gold with driftwood! Love

Item #: C226 Holiday quilted ornament, no sew folded fabric technique, three layer ornament. This ornament is silver and gold themed. The center of the ornament is crafted with gold glitter cotton fabric. The second row is alternating gold glitter fabric and white/silver glitter

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

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December 10, 2017
Mein fertiger 6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke Quilt from Quiltmanufaktur

Wie man innerhalb von 12 Monaten aus 12 Blöcken einen eigenen Quilt in den Händen hält, war das erklärte Ziel von uns 6 Köpfen für euch! 33 Blogbeiträge - 12 davon die Block Tutorials - haben wir für diesen Quilt Along insgesamt bisher geschrieben, unzählige Fragen auf Facebook beantwortet und eure schönen Ergebnisse immer wieder bewundert und gelobt. Und jetzt, Anfang Dezember hat Gesine euch den letzten Block unseres Sampler Quilts - den Ohio Star - vorgestellt. Der Stern ist der gebührende Abschluss für dieses Jahr, findet ihr nicht auch?!

Ein besseres Bild ging leider aus Zeitgründen nicht...

Die bisherigen Blogbeiträge von uns 6 ...

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December 8, 2017
9 DIY ideas for decorating your Christmas Tree in handmade style! from The Village Haberdashery

We have so many super fun kits and crafty bits and bobs that would be ideal to help you create that perfect handmade Christmas. Here is a quick round up of some Christmas Tree decoration ideas!

These Tapestry Kits by Stitch Me contain everything you need to make some amazing tree decorations. With lots of designs to choose from they are bound to put a smile on your face.

Tapestry kits christmas decorations

Simply tie some embroidery thread to the top of these cute felt motifs to create instant decorations! Or why not grab some wool felt and cut out your own shapes.

Felt motifs christmas

Buttonbag ...

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December 7, 2017
DIY Christmas cards with Laura Howard, part two from The Village Haberdashery

The super talented Laura Howard has been busy crafting up some really cute Christmas card designs for you all to get creating. We love how many possibilities there are with card, washi tape and stamps! 

This is part two of her inspirational tutorials. You can find part one here. Take it away Laura!

DIY Christmas Card Ideas Tape by Laura Howard!
Today I’m sharing more ideas for making Christmas cards using this gorgeous festive paper pad. The coordinating sheets of paper and card work so well together, and the gold foil details are just fabulous!

DIY Christmas Card Ideas Tape by Laura Howard!
DIY Christmas Card Ideas Tape by Laura Howard!
I also used some lovely rubber stamps, washi tape from the same ...

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Compass Quilt from The Cloth Parcel

Ever since we saw this Compass Quilt at Quilt Market, we’ve been dying to make one.  It’s been a couple of years since that Market, but we finally finished this after having the top pieced and in our ready-to-quilt pile for the last eight months! (Now if we could just finish the several others still […]

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December 6, 2017
Working on a New Commission from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art


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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

It’s the season of bare trees and cold winds. We had a huge super moon this week which hung low and orange in the horizon as it rose. I am so inspired by Nature and this season is no different.  Although I don’t like cold weather and short dark days, there is something so soothing about the way it makes me want to turn inward and reflect on the past year. Do you feel the same?

This year I have been ...

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The ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for makers! 10 ideas to inspire creativity from The Village Haberdashery

Welcome to the second post in our series of Christmas Gift Guides! Today we are sharing some ideas for gifts for all the knitters, sewists, felters, weavers and makers out there! Use it as a guide for giving to the makers in your life…or just go ahead and send a link to this post to your friends and family to make sure you get something you’ll love!

The Village Haberdashery Christmas Gift Guide

Anyone who works with yarn or fabrics will love to receive some Soak modern laundry care products this Christmas! Soak Flatter is a starch-free smoothing spray that relaxes wrinkles and freshens ...

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December 5, 2017
Reading or Sewing? from Quilting Solutions

I love my sewing magazines.  They are a source of information, ideas and colorful pictures of other peoples' art.  I get three that lean mostly toward art quilting where I get to see what the supremely talented sewers are creating.  They are my creative stimulation.  I also get some other magazines that provide intellectual stimulation. "Archeology" has many designs from ancient cultures as will as great articles about them.  Mosaics are just quilts in stone.   Love them all.

Unfortunately I don't have room to store them and I have found that when I keep the whole magazine I never ...

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Spotlight on: Party Supplies! from The Village Haberdashery

We all love a party and decorating can be the best part. Whether it be a child’s party, Christmas, a wedding or another special occasion, let us inspire you with some ideas!

Liberty Party Horns

Lanterns, Banners & Pom Poms!

These are simple yet lovely, in a variety of colours & designs for your perfect party theme! Why not add some fairy lights to make them glow? Great to have hanging all year round!

Party Lanterns, Honeycombs and Pom Noms

Confetti Balloons

How gorgeous and fun are these confetti balloons! They create such an awesome effect for your celebration. They’re filled with colourful confetti & available in two different colour-ways ...

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Around Here Week 48 from The Snarky Quilter

I live about a half mile up hill from the Cuyahoga River. Many mornings the river valley is shrouded in fog that gradually lifts by mid morning. It makes for wonderfully atmospheric landscapes. I ran this photo through a filter … Continue reading

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December 4, 2017
A close up on our Christmas Party vignette! from The Village Haberdashery

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 ...

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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Robot from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Richard and I visited our youngest son, Rory, earlier in the week. Seems he was a bit under the weather, so Wednesday we made a quick trip just because retired people can do stuff like that, just, whenever. (It's taking me a little while to get used to being retired.) 

Anyway, just under his newly-built (but still needing concrete) carport was this cute little guy. He's about three feet tall and does nothing except stand sentinel in the front yard. 

Apparently Rory had some sort of water-heater gadget and a few dead wires, etc. hanging around ...

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