The Village Haberdashery & Hampstead Heath

Did You Make That At The Village Haberdashery

Yesterday was Ella’s 5th birthday – so what better way to celebrate than with a trip to see Annie at The Village Haberdashery, with Ella wearing her High Five Kerchief? Sounded like a good idea to me!

Make Day Amazing

This was my first visit to the new, larger store in West Hampstead. It’s amazing – and beautiful. Here is their oh-so-serene teaching and workshop space…

the village haberdashery class studio

And here are their racks of wool. So yummy!

wool the village haberdashery

giant wool

I bought some beautiful claret linen – the depth of colour is to die for.

russet linen

After our fabric shopping, we visited Hampstead Heath so that Ella could enjoy a well-deserved run around. The heath is only two train stops away from The Village Haberdashery. If that doesn’t call for a group fabric outing followed by a group picnic on the heath, I don’t know what does!

hampstead heath

Did you know about the three bathing ponds on the heath? Understandably, neither photography nor dogs are allowed. Next time, I might need to leave Ella at home…

hampstead heath mixed bathing pond

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12 Responses to The Village Haberdashery & Hampstead Heath

  1. Silvia says:

    Happy birthday Ella! I hope you cooked her a nice dinner after your outing! She’s a great enabler in the fabric shopping dept…

  2. What a perfect birthday! I definitely can’t imagine anything better. I’ve been wanting to visit the new village haberdashery for so long, it looks just gorgeous!

  3. Dianne says:

    That does look gorgeous and a super day out, you will have to venture a dip next time. I look forward to seeing the fabric take shape. x

  4. Katie M says:

    We spent 3.5 years living in Hampstead and I used to love taking my dog for rambles in the Heath. Even after living there for several years, I used to get lost. I never swam in the ponds, but I know that exact spot you’ve photographed. Were the blackberries in season? Every year we went blackberry picking, and absolutely gorged ourselves.

  5. Deborah says:

    What a wonderful way to spend a birthday! And that red linen is beautiful.

  6. Hi Karen, Happy birthday to Ella. Have you changed a setting to stop the full post being available on Feedly?

  7. Megan says:

    You can take Ella on the train? How marvellous!

  8. Sue says:

    If I lived nearer, I would be there in a shot. Sounds like a perfect day!

  9. Beads and Barnacles says:

    What a wonderful day out. I think fabric shopping and a picnic sounds like a wonderful idea 🙂

  10. Happy birthday, Ella! What a beautiful space and the workshops look like fun. I have never been out to Hampstead Heath but live pretty close to London now and have been planning a fabric shopping day for later in the year. Will have to pop this on my list. Xx

  11. Sarah says:

    Happy birthday, Ella! What a lovely day and, wow, that red line is gorgeous!

  12. ooobop says:

    Happy birthday beautiful Ella! And yes please to Hamstead-haberdashery-picnic meet up! 😀

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