Saturday, 19 June 2010

Blogger meet up with Debi!


My first blogger meet up! I'm in Edinburgh for the film festival so took the opportunity to meet up with the lovely Debi from My Happy Sewing Place. I was somewhat apprehensive walking into the rendez vous (would it be awkward? would we get on?), but the nerves evaporated the second we spotted each other across the cafe and burst into fits of giggles, shrieking and pointing at Debi's dress (she wore her dress! of course I was going to spot her!), to the bemusement of the rest of the clientele.


We bought up nearly the whole of Edinburgh Fabrics. Debi picked out some lovely blue cotton for her next very exciting, top secret project. It was great to find out more about Debi (although in a way it felt like I'd known her for years). And it was so much fun talking about sewing IRL!


I spent a fortune (blame Debi) but am proud to say I can match up all the fabric I bought with patterns I've been meaning to crack open, so expect to see some new finished projects soon. And I couldn't resist these buttons (above). They made me shriek in a very high pitched voice. I won't show you all the other stuff I bought as I'm a bit embarrassed about just how much of it there is! It was all really good value though, particularly the candy striped bed sheet I found in a charity shop for £1.29 that's going to become a Summer skirt (finds like that don't exist in London).





Afterwards went to Anteaques, a gorgeous antiques-and-tea shop (can you see what they did there?) where we ate scones and drank hazelnut tea (Debi) and verbena infusion (me), surrounded by historical gems. The owner came to take our order just as we were reviewing our purchases, and it turned out that he's obsessed with fabrics too! We had a nice time chatting to him, explaining how we met each other through blogging (I felt like such a nerd), and he rummaged around under some boxes to bring out a vintage Singer machine to show us.

I had such a fantastic afternoon! Hope to see you again soon, Debi!

16 comments:

  1. I'm glad you two had so much fun!

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  2. I am jealous! That looks like the most perfect day, especially the tea room with fabric obsessive owner. What can be better than one blogger? Two!

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  3. amazing!! What a wonderful day...and what a fine example of the wonderful friendships that can come from blogging!! Those buttons are ADORABLE, btw!!

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  4. The buttons are scrumptious! I'm so jealous of your day out.

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  5. How lovely! I would want those buttons even if I had no plans to use them!

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  6. Meeting up was so much fun! And the buttons and fabric were such a score! I'm pouring through the book this weekend :-)

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  7. Oh wow those buttons! I can't wait til the summer holidays for a trip to Edinburgh with my unsuspecting daughter!

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  8. Ah! Seems like you had a great day, how cool!

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  9. Oh wow, looks like you guys had tonnes of fun :D I'll be making a trip to Edinburgh in Feb (albeit for rugby fun haha) so I'll make sure to try and check out those places :D

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  10. Looks like a fab day out. I found a few of those buttons a few weeks ago in one of my local sewing shops. They are so cute, I couldn't resist either. I haven't really used them yet. Can't wait to see what you are going to put them on. I need inspiration.

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  11. I am immensely jealous! Everyone's having meet-ups it seems except for me. Those buttons are great - they stock them at the generic fabric/craft store here, but not in so many expressions (although they do come in red as well). And hazelnut tea? I wish we had that across the pond!

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  12. aheheheh. i have those same little girl buttons, when i saw them, i htought they were so adorable i put them on a hat. :) i now want to put them down the front of a dress. i was also able to find thsoe buttons in red. :) looks like you guys had fun, nice post. :)

    -Zinnia

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  13. That is so sweet, you both look like vintage queens eating your cream tea! I wish I could make my own clothes I have so many visions of what I would like to wear!

    http://thepeddarchronicles.blogspot.com/

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  14. Looks like you had fun! That antiques-and-tea shop looks fantastic! And what a great thing to meet up whilst travelling around!

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  15. i tagged you in the super 8-question blog thing! i hope you enjoy filling it out but if you don't, no biggie!

    except i dont know if this is like a chain letter that has been passed on for decades... if you dont you might get some sort of bad luck curse. i believe thats how they work...

    xoxo
    christine

    http://crissybaker.blogspot.com/2010/06/tagged-by-clare_22.html

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  16. What a cool idea, looks like you guys had a fun time! I can imagine it would be like a blind friend-date at first but I'm so glad it worked out :) LOVE the little face buttons too!

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