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!