18 April 2014

Dates for Your Diary - Come Say Hi!

Hello friends, May is going to be a super duper exciting month for me, and I'd love you to help me celebrate! There are a couple of events coming up, where I'd love to meet you in person...


1) Book Launch Party chez Guthrie & Ghani!

When? Thursday 15th May 2014
What time? 6.30 - 8.30pm
Where? Guthrie & Ghani, 169 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JR

My friend and fellow Great British Sewing Bee contestant Lauren is hosting a jolly to celebrate the launch of my book! Come along to Guthrie & Ghani haberdashery in Birmingham for drinks, nibbles and an opportunity to meet and chat to fellow sewing enthusiasts. I'll be signing copies of my book, Love at First Stitch, and I'll pick out some fabric suggestions for you to pair with the lovely new patterns that are included in the book.

I'd love to see you there! If you're planning to come along, drop Lauren a line so she knows how many people to cater for: info@guthrie-ghani.co.uk or 0121 449 8419.


2) Makegood Festival - AKA my pop-up shop at Selfridges!

When? Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2014
What time? 10am - 6pm
Where? Old Selfridges Hotel, Orchard Street, London W1H (directly above Selfridges food hall)

I am super duper excited to invite you to this event that I've been gearing up to for some time - my pop-up shop at the Old Selfridges Hotel! For the last few months I've been a student on Doug Richard's fabulous School for Creative Startups, and at the end of May we'll be showcasing our businesses at Makegood, a festival of culture, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Makegood is going to be such an inspiring event. I went along to check it out last year when it was at Somerset House, and was blown away by the creativity and ingenuity of the up-and-coming businesses showcasing their products and services. My fellow students this year are such a talented bunch - discover everything from beautiful lingerie to hilarious greetings cards, scrummy cider to knitting patterns, Secret Date Club to walk-in cakes (whaat?!). Not only can you browse and buy stuff, but you can also attend inspiring talks from amazing speakers on all kinds of aspects of how to run a creative business. Get your ticket now at the early bird rate of £5 - it's well worth it.

I'll be there playing shops at my own booth for Tilly and the Buttons - eep! My sewing patterns will be available to buy - not only Coco, but I'm also hard at work to bring you the printed versions of Miette and Mathilde very soon - hooray! I'll be signing books, which will also be available to buy, and I'm dreaming up some other exciting surprises for the event... I'd love to have your support - come along and say hello!

Hope to see you there!

25 comments:

  1. Fantastic, just booked my ticket for the Makegood Festival and very much look forward to it!

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    1. Great! Looking forward to meeting you.

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  2. Wow busy busy busy! Looking forward to buying my copy of your book

    Louisa
    http://knottednelly.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. congratulations on so many great things!! I so wish I were in the UK so I could attend one of these...I would love to meet you someday! You are such a huge inspiration to me and I love your blog and patterns :)

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    1. Wish I could do a world tour to meet you all!

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  4. Wow! This all sounds so exiting! I am really looking forward to getting your new book and i hope the launch goes well! :)
    www.beccyandbuttonthecat.blogspot.com

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  5. I'm so upset! I used to live practically across the road from where Guthrie and Ghani is now .. was devastated I had moved 200 miles away when it opened and now I'm even more annoyed! Hope you have a great time, can't wait to get my book even if it will be via amazon! x

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  6. awww i hope i all goes well for you! it looks like it will be so much fun!

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  7. I've got my copy of the book pre-ordered and do hope that it is a success for you. May I please pick your brains? I have been searching for a reversible skirt pattern (White Stuff style), and have yet been unable to find one. Have you, in your experience ever made anything like this? Am wondering if I could wing it using a basic A line pattern? Thanks very much, H

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    1. Hmm... have you tried the big brands - McCalls, Butterick etc? I'd be surprised if they haven't done a reversible skirt at some point. Good luck!

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    2. Sewmesomething do a reversible skirt just like white stuff its called the viola skirt

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    3. Thanks so much ladies - the viola skirt is exactly what I've been looking for. Am off to order one now...X

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  8. Hi Tilly I've just bought myself and a friend a ticket for the Makegood festival on the Sunday so see you there ; )

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    1. Brilliant! Be sure to come say hi.

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  9. Will try and get to Makegood on Saturday. Have a wedding on the Sunday, though the couple say they don't want any gifts, is may be the place to find a cute little keepsake.

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    1. There will be some lovely things to buy at Makegood. Hope to see you there, Karen!

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  10. Hello Lovely Tilly, I am hoping that I can get to Birmingham to see you with Lauren, have ordered your book for my birthday so hopefully it will be with me on that evening. Have a wonderful Easter Tilly, you have been a real inspiration to me. Warm hugs and loves
    Dorothyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  11. Hi Tilly, awww I bet this is all so exciting for you! wish I could be there but the UK now seems too far away. Ill just have to sit and wait for your book to be delivered at home :) enjoy your celebrations!!!

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  12. Hi, I'm from Australia but will be visiting my Dad in London. The Makegood festival sounds amazing - will have to come for a visit on the weekend. Really bummed I'm missing your book launch. Looking forward to meeting you (also looking forward to some amazing fabric shopping - I've read your posts regarding places to visit in London. Would you know what places are good to buy fabric in Paris??)

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  13. Hi Tilly, I've been following your blog for a little while, and just wanted to say hi, and how inspiring you are. I'm really enjoying seeing how you've got to where you are, from a hobby to a thriving business in such a short space of time. This course you've done looks fantastic - both me and my husband are creative, and have business ideas, but are always a bit freaked out by the business spiel (or however you spell that word!). Its amazing that there are courses like this that take a different, simplified approach, and what a fantastic culmination with a pop-up shop in Selfridges - hope it goes well :)
    x Sam

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