December/January shop window display

I can’t tell you how pleased I am with how our new shop window turned out! We had a brilliant signwriter recreate our design elements (by hand!) and the first time I saw it I nearly cried. All of a sudden we had a real shop.

The Village Haberdashery shop window

Ignore that ugly wire that decided to drop down on our picture day. Will have to do something about that!

I was equally pleased with how the display came together – so close what I had envisioned! Whether you’ve been to the shop and seen it in person or not, I thought it was worth walking you through what we have in the display in case you would like to make some of these goodies yourself!

We finally got a non-rainy day to take these photos on Tuesday but that means there is a bit of glare – I’m sorry you can’t see everything perfectly. I’ll try to do something about that. In the meantime, these will have to do!

The Village Haberdashery shop window display

So from left to right, here is what you’ll find in our window:

  • Lovely, lovely, lovely curtains whipped up by yours truly using Melody Miller’s Ruby Star Vinyl. This print is called Starlet in Ambrosia and we’re nearly out of it due to the curtains, but it also comes in two other colourways. While I hope to rotate our display monthly, these babies will definitely be here permanantly!
  • Our little Christmas tree is decked out in bright wool felt balls – inspired by the tree Melody had in her most recent booth at Quilt Market. I love how this looks!
  • The first dress is the cute Anya Tunic by Green Bee Patterns. It’s made up in Robert Kaufman’s Carolina Chambray in Light Blue. We weren’t planning to stock the Light Blue – should we? The trim on this dress is from Cloud9’s newest collection, microMod by Rob Bancroft (Alexia’s husband). All of the Green Bee samples on display were sewn by designer Alexia Abegg.
  • Next we have an adorable little Iris Dress in the microMod print Vertigo in Teal. We are stocking this – I can’t believe how cute it looks on a girl’s dress! It was this little dress that sold me on the print.
  • This gorgeous quilt is made by Charlotte from Displacement Activity. Charlotte used Anna Maria Horner’s Field Study collection and her free feather bed quilt pattern. She hand-quilted it with pearl cotton and it’s just stunning!
  • Finally, the last dress is Green Bee’s popular Amelia Dress, made in Carolina Chambray in Black. We will be stocking this fabric as soon as my order gets here – all based on how much I loved this dress at market! The cowl is a free knitting pattern from Green Bee called the Sophia Cowl. It is made in Manos Maxima Merino which my distributor said has been discontinued (?) but you can get a similar look with Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Lettuce.

We’re currently working on putting together our January/February window, so keep an eye out!

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