Once upon a time, in a land far away at the bottom of the world, lived seven little sewing bloggers. These bloggers all happily squirreled away in their own little homes, stitching and crafting, writing and photographing, making their lovely creations and sharing them with the internet world.
Then one day, one of the little sewing bloggers (we’ll call her the Crazy Gypsy) had a brilliant idea. “I know!” she said, “Lets arrange for all the Wellington sewing bloggers to meet, so we can finally meet each other in real life, away from the internets!” The other little sewing bloggers jumped for joy at this wonderful idea, and busily emailed back-and-forth, organsing where and when to meet.
Finally, the day arrived. The seven little sewing bloggers made their way to the pantry of Martha, where they exclaimed in delight over each others handmade garments, and indulged themselves with sparkly pink cake, milkshakes of surprising thickness, and talks of fabric and sewing.
Next, the seven little sewing bloggers wended their way down the Street of Cuba, pausing to unearth vintage pattern treasures at Unearthed, browse books at Minerva, and fondle fabric at Global Fabrics.
Eventually, the little sewing bloggers made their way to their final destination – Made Marion, where they descended on the large table at the back of the store and gleefully strewed fabric and patterns all over it’s surface. The bloggers nibbled biscuits (baked by the Crazy Gypsy), and poured over the offerings covering the table. They exclaimed at the patterns, draped the fabric over themselves, and each selected several offerings to take home.
And then it was time for the day to end. The seven little sewing bloggers, tired and happy, packed up their new-found goodies and wended their ways back to their little homes (and most likely their craft rooms), full of inspiration and tasty treats.
And they all lived happily ever after.
(A huge thanks to the wonderful Nikki who took all these photos, since I was having to much fun I forgot to take my camera out of my bag until the day was nearly over! Oops! Nikki has more photos and her story about the day up on her blog.)
Want to know who the seven little sewing bloggers were? Here they are!
Sadly Mel (The Curious Kiwi) had to run away just before the group photo, but you can spot her eyeing up the pink fabric above.
Thanks for the lovely day ladies – I had a blast! :-)