3 December 2010

Blogger meet up with Karen and Carly!





On a snowy midweek evening, after a day of grappling with funding applications, I took refuge from the icy wind and settled down at Drink Shop & Do with Karen from Did You Make That? and Carly from Carly Makes Stuff. We had a lovely time stitching mulled wine sachets, chatting about our sewing projects, discussing our favourite blogs, and sharing the odd nugget of information about our day jobs.


  


Drink Shop & Do is a craft cafe which also sells little gorgeous things, from handmade pendants and vintage tea sets to sweeties and wool. Admittedly it sounds a little bit pretentious and a lot Cath Kidston but I was surprised by how relaxed and unannoying it was. Ooh and the cocktails are really inventive! We had Hot Grannies - vanilla infused brandy, warmed cloudy apple juice, toasted cinnamon and a mint candy cane garnish. Yum!


It was great seeing Karen again, whose brilliant blog I have praised and referenced galore and will no doubt continue to do. Thanks, Karen, for organising a lovely evening! It was also nice to meet Carly for the first time - Carly is fairly new on the blogging scene, a crafting queen with a very inspiring line in Christmas decorations (I'm planning to totally rip off her 'ho ho ho' bunting), so be sure to check out her blog.

Ooh hang on, before you do that, can you just take a second to admire BurdaStyle's Best of November - chockablock with gorgeous projects this month, ooh and wait, who's that at number 20?

I've got a crafty/fashioney weekend planned (if I can make it through the snow) - Craft Club at my friend Anna's, an outing with my mum to the Design Museum's Drawing Fashion exhibition and Somerset House's Dior Illustration exhibition, and a couple of silent movies at the Fashion in Film Festival. Have a good weekend, one and all!

13 comments:

  1. wow this looks so nice!i wosh we had a craft café in my city in Holland....
    thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Congratulations, I saw your picture, that's so cool!! Sounds like you had such a fun time, these pictures look lovely.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  3. Brilliant photos, Tilly! Fabulous models - where did you find them? It was a great evening. Thank you so much for all the support and links to my blog. It was lovely to see you again and here's to many more meet-ups.

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  4. Well done, I've just been and voted for Number 10!! Keeping everything crossed that you get to the Number 1 spot.

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  5. I could do with a hot granny right now! (that sounds INCREDIBLY wrong)

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  6. Just voted for you, you didn't even have to twist my arm, I LOVE your Betty Draper suit. x

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  7. Hey Laydee,

    Looks such a frikkin' perfect evening, I'm gutted I couldn't make it. Anyways, getting stranded in London if I made it there at all would have put something of a dampener on it! Congrats on being featured on the Burda photos album, well deserved.

    xxxx

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  8. Looks like such a fun night - and a very cool cafe (your pics of the place make it look SO much more fun than their pics on their website!)

    I'm also suffering from extreme white cable knit tight envy... are those your legs?

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  9. Congratulations, Miss Tilly! I just knew your Betty jacket would be picked. :)

    Your crafty evening looks loads of fun! How lovely to meet up with two bloggers! Love the mulled wine sachets and those drinks? Yum!

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  10. Coffee? Cocktails? Craft? Sooooo jealous!

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  11. Congratulations on the Burda nomination! I voted for you - it is such a brilliant jacket.

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  12. Oh it's such a nice cafe. I love to have a crafter's meet up like that:)

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  13. Those hot grannies sound delicious - what a great name!

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