Sunday, 3 February 2013

Walthamstow Wonderfulness

Yesterday morning, I awoke in a cold sweat from a nightmare. I dreamt that I'd overslept and missed the Walthamstow Sewing Blogger Meet-Up organised by Stevie. Mercifully, it was only a dream, so I didn't get to miss any of this...


Lovely ladies...


Swapping our pattern and fabric stashes...


Claire demonstrated her unbelievable organisational skills once again, this time with a swatch sheet previewing all 20 pieces of fabrics she'd brought to swap...


Claire
Stevie and Dibs simply ooze sex appeal with their granny shoppers!!

So what did I come away with?






The majority of this was from the swap, so a pretty good haul for £5.50!

I feel so lucky to have met such a wonderful group of people who share my passion for all things sewing :)

20 comments:

  1. So lovely, wish there were things like this is little old Adelaide:)

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  2. Gaaaah, I'm so jealous of this meet-up! If I hadn't been at my 2nd pattern drafting class, I would have been there in a flash! It doesn't surprise me that Claire had a swatch sheet, the woman is extraordinary! And you did well for £5.50...love all your fabrics!

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  3. I was so said I miss the fun too. Claire is my idol!!!!

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  4. Oh you are soooo lucky! I can't think of anything more fun :)
    As for those dreams - I still have the dream where I'm about to sit exams and haven't gone to any classes all year....

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  5. What a brilliant idea, I love that mustard and white fabric. I live in Yorkshire near the coast, a good trek to meet up. Maybe one should be arranged for "Up North" You have given me food for thought, Looks like you all had a great day.

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  7. Thanks for coming to the meetup Tilly! It was lovely to see you and everyone else!
    Glad you got some goodies, I'll have you know that granny shopper is one of the best things I've ever bought! :P No back pain from being loaded down with too much fabric. See Claire is superwoman for suggesting it! x

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  8. Hi there!
    My name is Charlotte and I just started a vintage-oriented blog! I'd love if you'd go take a look. =]
    Thank you!
    -Charlotte
    http://abelleofthebluegrass.blogspot.com

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  9. What great fun sewing meet-ups are!! This one looks especially active with attendees leaving with CARTS of goods!! You Brits do it right!

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  10. Wow - pure fabric envy here, what lovely items you picked up. Hmm I'm going to do a forage and see if there's anything similar in Cardiff! x

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  12. Tilly it was lovely to see you on Saturday - thanks loads for my new corduroy fabric and I hope that you enjoy your new floral knit fabric and book :)!

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  13. Hi Tilly it was lovely to meet you iv been following your blog for a while. You and the sewing blogosphere is inspirational to me. Hope we meet again soon. Zora

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  14. lovely to see you again Tilly. I always get so nervous before these meet ups, but always have the best time. I really didn't mean to come home with more fabric though! x

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  15. Hi Tilly, so sorry to have missed this. :( love the stash fabrics...

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  16. Wow, that fabric on the right is so beautiful!

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  17. Looks like you all had an awesome time! I was just gutted I'm back home and couldn't come along :( Whilst I was working in London last summer I went to Walthamstow pretty much every weekend, its such a great fabric sourcing area. I love the blue and lemon fabric you picked up!

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  18. I love the flower fabrics - gorgeous. I am in London at the end of the month and plan to go to Walthamstow - looks like it might be dangerous on the purse!!

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