Sorry if I stared at you in London …

Wow, what a wonder of organisational skills and an amazing gathering of sewing sensations! The meet-up on Saturday at London’s V&A and trip to Goldhawk Road was a feat to be reckoned with and Rachel did a wonderful job of making the whole show a sensation.


I took two photos all day (and not very good ones) which was very silly as I talked so much it wasn’t until I got home that I realised I didn’t even get one of Lizzie who had flown miles and miles to meet everyone and is as lovely and bright in real life as she is on her blog. This being my first meet-up, I did a lot of staring at women in awe of their outfits and also with that weird sensation of recognising someone from their blog but not really knowing them if you know what I mean (confusing).


From meeting Roisin for the first time at the tube and laughing at the fact she said “Is that a Simplicity 2444?” (that’s the first time anyone has ever said that to me) to hugging Lizzie goodbye after the infamous swap, the day was full of laughs and sweet natured chit chat from beginning to end. I learnt things too, that there is such a thing as continental knitting, that you an make a sensational dress from boiled wool and that Jane and I are the same age (we thought as much)!

Oh I knew there was something else, I bought some very predictable but exciting pieces …


And showed my weakness for a freebie by acquiring these in the swap. I know the navy huge piece in the background came from Stevie (thank you heaps again!) but where the other bits came from I have no idea but thank you anyway!


What an amazingly lovely bunch of women I met (and stared at). I’m really hoping there will be a list somewhere of who came because I am absolutely rubbish at remembering names, blogs and all that important stuff, so please if we chatted or I just stared at you, do comment so I can say hello!

Thank you again to Rachel, I had a lovely, inspiring, enjoyable day! x



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14 responses to “Sorry if I stared at you in London …

  1. punkmik

    Yay you stuck with the blue and orange! Awesome! It was such a great day but overwhelming trying to remember everyone. But like you I’m all inspired and ready to sew! 🙂

  2. It was amazing to meet you – and you were every bit as sweet & delightful as I thought. I think that’s the beauty of blogs, we write in our own voices so when we actually meet up, everyone is just like you imagined!

  3. It was really lovely to meet you! Look forward to seeing what you make with those pretty fabrics.

  4. It was lovely to meet you on Saturday – I too was exhausted afterwards! I’m afraid to say I dropped my bags in the room I sew in and haven’t had a chance to look at them since….

  5. Loving the floral fabric 🙂

  6. Rachel Pinheiro

    It was lovely meeting in person.. Thanks for coming x

  7. Tanya

    l am happy to see that one of my fabric swops have gone to a good home!!!! I can’t wait to see what you make with all your fabrics!!! 🙂

  8. It was an amazing day, my only regret is that I was very late joining in the fun and forgot my camera. I’m already counting down to the meet up in August.

  9. Hi, have been trying to figure out who got the gridded ironing board cover in their goodie bag! Was it you??

    Emma x

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