Well I have to say that Saturday was a very special day for me, all thanks to Karen at didyoumakethat. She organised a bloggers shopping trip to the fabric shop strip of Shepherds Bush which by an amazing stroke of luck, is on my doorstep! I didn’t make it to the first shopping part but so glad I joined the lovely ladies afterwards at the Vesbar to witness their amazing piles of fabric, and indulge in the best conversations I’ve had in such a long time.
I’ve only been blogging for 3 months and in that short space of time so many windows of inspirations have been opened for me.
The ladies came from far and wide… from Edinburgh, Bristol, Brixton… and I was lucky enough to chat to a few before they had to make their long journeys home. I love being around passionate people and especially people who are so generous in sharing their tips and experience. I am learning so much and for free! I am so very grateful.
I was recently recommended Karen’s blog by a work colleague but didn’t expect to meet her in person quite so soon! It transpires we work in the same industry too – very small world stuff!
Lauren of teaandcrumpetsvintage was the first person I met. She had bought some gorgeous all-natural fabrics for the reinactment costumes she creates. It was fascinating talking to her and her site is full of lovely vintage inspiration.
I recognised Jane of handmadejane instantly and we exchanged big smiles. We first ‘met’ on Burdastyle and so it was great to finally meet in person. Jane was wearing the coolest gingham blouse which she claimed to be a muslin! I’m so not going to use rubbish curtain linings for my muslins any more!
Steph, aka littlemisstwitchy, didn’t live too far away and so we were the last to leave. She looked fabulous in her spotty (Vogue 8615) dress and to make the world even smaller she works for the same company as me!
I regret that I didn’t take any photos myself so I hope that Karen doesn’t mind me shamelessly poaching this one of Dibs from dibsandthemachine, and her prize-winning pile of fabric! She was such fun!
And I just found this on Dibs’ site which is proof I was there! Though blissfully unaware of the snogging going on behind me!
Can’t wait for the next one. Sewing bloggers meet-ups are my favourite and my best!
9 thoughts on “Karen’s Fabulous Fabric Fandango!”
So sad I missed the dinner!!! We will definitely have to try and meet up at the next one! And what crazy coincidences that you and Steph work for the same company!! wild! Oh and the last photo made me laugh with that couple!
I didn’t do the dinner but I am so going to go for the full duration next time. I don’t want to miss out on a single bit!
Yes, that couple was hilarious! If that had been me, I’d have moved elsewhere in the MASSIVE bar but they seemed quite content to sit beside a massive group of semi-hysterical women with massive piles of fabric. What a small world it is – I saw your comment this morning on my Egmont bag!
Er, how many times can I use the word ‘massive’? It was, you know, massive!
He he. We could be the ‘sewing massive’!
It was so good to meet you, hopefully I’ll see you on the next trip, or failing that in the halls of Ealing! x
Indeed. What a lovely day. I’m so up for the next one! And do give me a shout if you are Ealing bound. We can do lunch!
It was so lovely to meet you in person Janene. We’ll have to do our own personal perusal of Goldhawk Road sometime soon (for research purposes!) x
Absolutely! Just say the word! x