So, the SewBrum meet-up took place yesterday. Massive thanks to everyone who came along – I hope you all had a good time & managed to meet some new-to-you sewists.
We had people joining at different points during the day & I was rubbish at keeping count (whoops) but I think there were 56 of us in total by the time we reached Moseley in the afternoon. A list of attendees is provided below so you can keep in touch.
We started the day in Birmingham city centre with a trip to Barry’s Fabrics, followed by Fancy Silk Store and the Rag Market for those who didn’t spend too long / all their money in Barry’s! It was a bit of a wet start walking to Barry’s but luckily the weather improved so we didn’t get drenched while heading to catch the bus into Moseley (which took longer than it could have as I haven’t caught that bus in about 15 years and the stop had moved slightly – sorry!). When I was still at school / sixth form I used to catch the 50 bus every Saturday to go shopping in Birmingham with my friends – including my friend Michelle who came to the meet-up – but it’s been a long time! For anyone who couldn’t make the meet-up but would like to visit Guthrie & Ghani it’s a really quick bus trip from Birmingham city centre – you just need to catch the 50 bus which leaves from a stop by Moor Street Station / the Bullring Shopping Centre, & it takes 15 minutes to reach Moseley Village.
We arrived at Guthrie & Ghani in the afternoon. Lauren Guthrie had set-up the Studio space above the shop especially for the meet-up, with an adorable tea/coffee bar (manned by Lauren’s mom) & goodie bags.
Me, my mom, lovely friends Michelle & Helen & Rachel had baked a selection of cakes to feed attendees and raise some money for Parkinson’s UK.
We finished the afternoon with a pattern/fabric swap which was obscenely large! Two tables worth.
It was lovely to meet / chat with everyone who came along. I will be keeping in touch!
I’d love to see everyone’s pictures / blog posts about the day – do post a link in the comments section below.
(If I’ve missed anyone, or you would like your blog/twitter info added contact me)
Alex / instagram: @little_blackheart
Alison / http://anotherlittlecraftycreation.wordpress.com / @Crafty_Alibobs
Amanda Stinton / instagram: @amandastinton
Amanda Wyatt / http://wearawyatt.blogspot.co.uk / @inspired2sew
Amy T / http://almondrock.co.uk / @almondrock_sews
Ann Hebden / http://allmyownworkbyann.com / @amowby
Anne Wagenhauser / http://bellemegan.wordpress.com / @mercuryhandmade
Camilla / http://pootleandmake.wordpress.com/
Char / http://dinoprincesschar.blogspot.co.uk / @dinoprincesschr
Charlie / http://thisblogisnotforyou.com / @tbinfy
Charlotte Forcer / @tracesofrock
Claire / http://www.iwanttobeaturtle.com / @iwanttobeturtle
Claire / http://www.sew-incidentally.com / @ClaireSews
Daniela / http://ela-sews.blogspot.co.uk / @ElaSews
Emma Thompson / http://www.emmasenchantedworld.wordpress.com
Helen Siddon / http://justsewtherapeutic.wordpress.com
Helena / http://www.libraknitsandsews.blogspot.com
Jo Norcup / @jonorcup
Katie / http://www.whatkatiesews.net / @whatkatiedoes
Kelly Smith / http://makesewdo.wordpress.com / @makesewdo
Louise / http://notsewsimple.wordpress.com / @notsewsimple
Louise / http://thereshesews.wordpress.com / @LouiseBibbings
Meg / http://mookaht.blogspot.co.uk / @MegMookaht
Montana Howe / https://montanadesigns.wordpress.com / @myssmarsh
Nicole Needles / http://nicoleneedles.blogspot.co.uk
Rachel Shaw / http://www.astudyinstitching.blogspot.com
Rachel Wain / http://rachagainstthesewingmachine.blogspot.co.uk / @rachel_wain
Sarah Ford / http://www.amilliondresses.com / @amilliondresses
Susan Ward / http://wevebroughtthewrongbox.wordpress.com
Thea / http://www.theainsewingland.wordpress.com / @TheaSewingland
Victoria Maus / http://www.littlesquish.co.uk/blog / @LittleSquishUK
Victoria Peat / http://www.littleblackduck.co.uk / @LBDuck