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!