I had also arranged to meet my good friend Hayley (also a sewing enthusiast) and we went for a lovely brunch at Yorks Bakery next to New Street station. We pottered around Birmingham including the very shiny new shopping centre and John Lewis store.
I skipped the allotted fabric shopping section of the Sew Brum gathering as I honestly do not need any more fabric until I sew some more things for myself (and others). I was happy to meet up at Guthrie and Ghani at 2pm where Lauren (owner of G&G and GBSB contestant) had put on a lovely spread of cakes and other goodies.
Here is an example of one of the lovely Liberty bags that had some little free things such as discount codes a few sweets and haberdashery items. Very thoughtful and fun!
Lots of sewing chatter and fabric fondling went on and it was great to meet new Instagram and blogger friends such as the lovely crew below:
|Left to right: Craftysooze, Elle (Laura loves Pugs), Gabby (Gabby Young Official) and Buuny Pumpkin Boutique|
I am not usually a raffle winner, but on this occasion I ended up with one of the top prizes of 10 metres of Girl Charlee UK knit fabric! Amazing. Here is a picture of the massive win:
As you can see, this win was huuuuge and considering I am a total novice with knit fabrics decided to share the love:
- Sarah C got the stripy pink, orange and grey knit who has since made it into a lovely top
- Deborah (of GBSB fame) got a black and white moustache print
- Gabby got a lovely floral / aztec knit and has already made a top for her sis with it!
- Rhiannon got the aqua and white aztec print
- Ben went for the plain aqua knit
- I don't recall who got the red patterned print (somebody nice!)
|The calm before the storm. Raffle prize announcements!|
|Every sewer for herself!|
A big shout out to Charlotte at English Girl at Home for the organisation of the event and Lauren for hosting at Guthrie and Ghani.
Roll on Sew Brum 2016!