Phew! Saturday was intense. Lots of new people, some bloggers, some not. Lots of fabric and patterns. Lots of booty. And a smidgeon of snow.
I didn’t take any cool pictures of everyone but Claire has a great photo of everyone who made the day so fun. [Clutched in my hand is one of the tasty cupcakes Claire made for us all! It barely survived the photo-taking session.]
After we met up at Brighton station we made our way for All Bar One for lunch and swapping. And check out the excellent things I received in the swap! The cute little bag on the left of the picture was a gift (another one) from Zoe and Claire who sewed up a different bag for everyone with cute trims and notions inside.
After all that (some free wine featured in there too), we strolled off to Ditto Fabrics. I’d browsed through their online shop frequently and seen lots of tempting fabrics. Turns out that the online store and physical store don’t really overlap in terms of stock so I wasn’t loving it as much. This is partly down to the excellent swapping but I think I’ve also been a bit spoilt by those Brixton remnant bins.
Having said all that, I still scored some navy ponte di roma that was on sale, and a black and white knit. What’s that? Do I have a knit problem?
I CAN STOP BUYING KNITS ANYTIME I WANT. >sob<
Other cool things include:
- Kathryn‘s stylish kimono-style black and white striped top, with cute pocket and neck trim.
- Meeting the famous Pat of So Zo… fame briefly. There was yoke chat.
- When I got home I realised most people there had been wearing something they’d made themselves. And you couldn’t have picked out what was bought and what was handmade.
Zoe was even cooler in real life and Claire is the person I want to stand next to in an emergency. This lady has a handy tool for every crisis. They were both very generous with their time and trims, so thank you ladies!