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March 22, 2018
DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments from The Village Haberdashery

Laura Howard is back today with a brand new tutorial for cute Easter tree ornaments you can make out of felt! Over to you, Laura!
DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

Felt ornaments aren’t just for Christmas! Decorate a Spring or Easter display with these cute felt chicken and egg ornaments – they’d look fab hung from doorknobs, or from a cluster of budding twigs in a vase. You could also use the templates to sew felt chicken brooches (you definitely can’t have too many fun felt chickens!).

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

You will need:
*The PDF template sheet
*Wool blend felt in assorted colours, including Halloween orange ...

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March 1, 2018
DIY felt daffodil headband tutorial from The Village Haberdashery

Our A Year of Wreaths project with Laura Howard ended in December and we wanted to do a few more posts to show you how the templates and tutorials she shared in the series could be used to create a whole bunch of different projects! Here is the first post in this spin off series, with a tutorial for a pretty spring daffodil headband. Daffodils have recently become available again and they are just the best! So it’s perfect timing for this spring headband which is just as cheerful as the flower it represents. Over to you, Laura!

DIY felt daffodil girl's headband tutorial

One ...

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February 13, 2018
DIY Embroidered Plant Lady brooches tutorial from The Village Haberdashery

We are obsessed with Laura Howard‘s latest creation: Plant Lady brooches! Perfect handmade flair to show off your plant lady status or a fabulous gift – Mother’s Day is just around the corner and let’s not forget it! Over to you, Laura…

DIY Embroidered Plant Lady brooches tutorial

Add a bit of plant lady style to your outfits with these fun felt brooches! There’s an embroidered “plant lady” badge, a cute cactus and a massive monstera leaf.

These leafy designs would make great gifts for the plant-lovers in your life. You could also leave off the brooch backs and use the designs as ...

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February 6, 2018
Hearts & Kisses Felt Tic Tac Toe Set DIY for Valentine’s Day from The Village Haberdashery

We’re in the Valentine’s Day spirit! And here is a cute DIY you can make play with your Valentine courtesy of Laura Howard! Over to you, Laura!

Hearts and Kisses Felt Tic Tac Toe Set DIY for Valentine's Day

Instead of Noughts and Crosses, why not play a game of Hearts and Kisses! Use colourful wool blend felt to make this felt game board and pieces decorated with hearts and X-shaped “kisses”. For even quicker crafting, glue the felt game pieces together with craft glue and make a board from colourful card.

Tools & Materials:
The PDF template sheet.
Wool blend felt in Fuchsia, Cotton Candy, Purple and Wisteria.
Sewing thread ...

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January 28, 2018
Pun-tastic Valentine’s Cards DIY from The Village Haberdashery

We are getting into the Valentine’s crafting spirit hard in our shop, and Laura Howard is helping spread the love with some fab tutorials. Read on to find out how to make these truly wonderful pun-tastic Valentines for someone you love! Thanks, Laura!

Pun-Tastic Valentines DIY

Today I’m sharing templates for making cute and colourful Valentine’s Day cards inspired by silly puns. BEE mine, I’m PINE-ing for you, You make me HOPPY – whichever card (or cards) you choose, I hope you’ll have fun making these!

Pun-Tastic Valentines Cards

All these cards were made using the fab Super Colour 60 paper pad ...

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January 23, 2018
DIY Felt Weather Baby Mobile from The Village Haberdashery

Today we have such a fun project for you mums to be, or for anyone wanting to give a handmade gift to a new baby in the family/friend group! This sweet and colourful weather-themed baby mobile was created by Laura Howard. Take it away, Laura!

DIY Felt Weather Baby Mobile Tutorial

Today I’m sharing a how-to for making a cute and colourful felt baby mobile inspired by the weather. Learn to sew fluffy clouds and rainclouds, a smiling sun and a bright rainbow then combine them all to make a mobile!

DIY Felt Weather Baby Mobile Tutorial

This mobile would make a sweet addition to any nursery or a special ...

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January 15, 2018
Tutorial! Vegan leather necklace from The Village Haberdashery

We have these really cool packs of vegan leather in stock, but what can we make with them?! We put the question to the super talented Laura Howard and this is the final of four tutorials she’s written for us! Find all of the tutorials in the series here.

Take it away Laura…

DIY Vegan Leather Necklace Tutorial by Laura Howard

DIY Vegan Leather Necklace Tutorial by Laura Howard

Use a chain from an old necklace, or a length of ribbon, to make a bold geometric necklace. Use the templates provided or get creative and draw your own design!

To make this necklace you will need:

* A synthetic leather kit
* A sewing needle
* Sewing scissors ...

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January 5, 2018
A Year of Wreaths: December Embroidered Snowflakes Wreath by Laura Howard from The Village Haberdashery

It’s time for the December wreath (so sorry this one is a little late) in our Year of Wreaths series with Laura Howard! Read on for her embroidered snowflakes wreath tutorial and pick up a kit here! Take it away, Laura!

Embroidered Snowflakes Wreath Tutorial by Laura Howard

The final wreath in this seasonal series is a little bit late (sorry!) but hopefully worth the wait. You could make it as a winter wreath to add a bit of sparkle to these dark and gloomy days, or stitch it ready for next Christmas!

This month’s wreath features embroidered snowflakes, silver sequins and seed beads, and ...

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January 2, 2018
Tutorial! Vegan leather lightning bolt brooch from The Village Haberdashery

We have these really cool packs of vegan leather in stock, but what can we make with them?! We put the question to the super talented Laura Howard and this is the third of four tutorials she’s written for us! Find all of the tutorials in the series here.

Take it away Laura…

DIY Vegan Leather Lightning Bolt Brooch Tutorial by Laura Howard

DIY Vegan Leather Lightning Bolt Brooch Tutorial by Laura Howard

DIY Vegan Leather Lightning Bolt Brooch Tutorial by Laura Howard

This bold lightning bolt brooch would look great pinned to a black coat or sweater! You can also follow these steps to make brooches using the star templates, or any other shape you fancy.

To make this brooch you will need:

* A synthetic leather kit
* A ...

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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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November 30, 2017
DIY Christmas cards with Laura Howard, part one 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! Here is part one of her inspirational tutorials. Take it away Laura…

Can I tell you a secret? Christmas crafting is my absolute favourite kind of crafting!

DIY Christmas Card Ideas with Laura Howard!
Today I’m sharing some 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 ...

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November 13, 2017
Tutorial! Vegan leather notebook cover from The Village Haberdashery

We have these really cool packs of vegan leather in stock, but what can we make with them?! We put the question to the super talented Laura Howard and this is the second of four tutorials she’s written for us! Find the first tutorial here.

Take it away Laura…

Vegan Leather Mini Notebook

Make a mini notebook with a faux leather cover to keep it protected in your bag or pocket! These little notebooks are simple to make, and you can easily remove and reuse the leather cover once the notebook is full.

To make the notebook you will need:

* A synthetic leather ...

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November 2, 2017
Tutorial! Vegan leather star headband from The Village Haberdashery

We have these really cool packs of vegan leather in stock, but what can we make with them?! We put the question to the super talented Laura Howard and this is the first of four tutorials she’s written for us! Take it away Laura…

Vegan Leather Star Headband Tutorial

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

Vegan leather star headband tutorial

I’m so excited to share some ideas for using these awesome packs of synthetic leather. I love this stuff (especially the super-cool metallics – they’re so shiny!), it looks great and it’s really easy to cut and sew. There are loads of things you could use this fun faux leather for. Hair clips ...

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October 19, 2017
A Year of Wreaths: October Cosy Cat Felt Wreath by Laura Howard from The Village Haberdashery

It’s time for the October wreath in our Year of Wreaths series with Laura Howard! Read on for her super cute Cat Lady wreath tutorial and pick up a kit here! Take it away, Laura!

A Year of Wreaths: October Cosy Cat Felt Wreath by Laura Howard

This month’s wreath is all about cosiness: curling up with a colourful blanket, like this cute sleeping kitty!

A Year of Wreaths: October Cosy Cat Felt Wreath by Laura Howard

I’ve stitched a grey cat but you could easily customise this wreath and make a cat that looks like your own pet – switch the felt colour, add some felt patches, and use embroidery thread to add stripes or other markings. You could also sew ...

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September 22, 2017
A Year of Wreaths: September Embroidered Oak Leaves Wreath by Laura Howard from The Village Haberdashery

It’s time for the September wreath in our Year of Wreaths series with Laura Howard! Read on for her autumn-inspired wreath tutorial and pick up a kit here! Take it away, Laura!

Embroidered Oak Leaves Wreath
This month’s wreath design celebrates the arrival of autumn! It features berry red yarn, a bit of sparkle, and a cluster of felt oak leaves stitched with the opening line of John Keats’ famous poem ‘To Autumn’: “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”.
You’ll find all the supplies you need to make the wreath in The Village Haberdashery shop – follow the links below for individual ...

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