Even though the building that houses the g&g shop wasn't originally designed or intended to be a shop front, the huge bay window certainly acts as an amazing space to showcase our love of fabric and haberdashery.
Our resident window designer extraordinaire, Jo, always does such a wonderful job of dreaming up new ideas and thinking of so many little touches that make the window displays extra special. Once she has got the plans for a design together, usually the other g&g team members chip in and help making props or garlands.
So here is a nice round up of all the different displays that have featured in 2018.
This classic, fresh blue themed window went in in February after the Sale one had finished and before we went full on Spring time. It featured patterns that are tried and tested for us and are easy to mix and match into a handmade wardrobe.
The Tilly and the buttons Cleo pinafore dress is a lovely simple make that layers up perfectly with a Breton top. and the Pauline Alice Rosari skirt is great for wearing with cosy tights and jumpers.
In April this year the shop turned 5 years old! To celebrate we had a big party in the shop and a really striking and colourful floral display. I loved all of the handmade felt flowers!
We has some gorgeous dresses on the mannequins made up in some summery crepe fabric using the Tilly and the Buttons Etta Dress and the Sew Over It ultimate shift dress.
Then when it came to the party day we added lots of colourful balloons!
In June we paired things back with a spacious and simple display using natural tones with mustard and grey.
We made lots of giant scissors to hang from the ceiling a used the giant tape measure again. So many people ask where we got it from but Jo made it herself! It's a thick canvas fabric with the numbers and measure markers painted on.
For this window we featured the garments that were included in the summer wardrobe series on the blog. I loved all the hanging garlands and botanical touches.
When the hot summer sun had faded our autumnal window display went in. We used some of our new season woollen fabric and draped them around the mannequins.
I loved the cute little fabric pumpkins and gourds, the giant ball of yarn and our big buttons - they are actually circular wooden chopping boards with holes drilled into them!
It's so hard to pick a favourite but I really do love the Christmas window. This year we went back to the bright white Christmas trees and I think they are perfect for a window and keep things light when the days are so short at this time of year.
With hundreds of mini pom poms hanging from the ceiling it looks just like its snowing! And the scissors and cotton reel decorations are just perfect for a haberdashery shop window!
Thank you so much to everyone who has left compliments in the shop and on social media too about our displays - it means so much that you guys love them too!
I can't wait to see what 2019 brings us!