How exciting is this? The Village Haberdashery – my favourite UK-based online store – is now going live with a bricks and mortar shop. Annie is opening it for a sneak preview this weekend, details to be found here. There will be fabric, and wool, and thread – what more could a person want?
I was all set to pop along myself this weekend, but something has come up. Something important and exciting, which I hope to share with you – maybe over the festive period. But believe you me, I shall totally be visiting The Village Haberdashery once it’s officially open in the New Year.
The shop is based in West Hampstead. This is one of my favourite parts of London. Close to Hampstead, but not so close that you have to feel intimidated by the rich sorts swanning around. It’s always had a good selection of shops, and I’m delighted to see The Village Haberdashery join the ranks.
Fascinating West Hampstead FACT! One of my ex-boyfriends used to rent a flat in the area. He lived beneath Gareth Malone from The Choir, before he became famous. Bonus fascinating FACT! The communal areas were carpeted in Seventies brown shag pile. I’m giving you that fact for free. Go forth and amaze your friends with this inside info, only to be gleaned from reading sewing blogs.
Seriously. Don’t you feel sorry for all the people who don’t read sewing blogs? If you haven’t already stumbled upon these recent inspiring stories, then you really should pop by here and here - tissues to the ready.