London, baby!

Victory Regent Street
So, summer is finally here, and that means the holiday is drawing closer. I will be working in July, but before that, I am going to London! The weekend, that around these parts of the world is called Midsummer (around 20th of June), I will be visiting London for the first time in YEARS. I am very excited about this, and will humbly take suggestions on where to go and what to do.

One thing I am eager to see, but that I don´t know what is called or where is situated, is a fabric shop with second hand fabric. Anyone know what I am talking about? Please let me know – I´d love to visit, as the second hand fabric market in Oslo is non-existent.

I already have some things on my must- see list, including the V&A and Goldhawk Road. I am also hoping for a trip to Raystitch. And of course, if anyone wants to meet up – I´d  love that! I have quite a flexible schedule, you know, it comes with the holiday territory, so I am up for a chat or some fabric shopping, a coffee or a cocktail. Just let me know! My email adress is delfinelise(at)

Speaking of meet-ups, I just had the opportunity to meet up with Alessa of Farbenfreude, while I was on a work trip to Berlin. She´s such a lovely person! We were so busy chatting about sewing, music and language, do some market strolling and some shawarma- and ice cream eating, that we forgot to take a picture to prove this event took place. So you´ll have to take my word for it. By the way, go visit Berlin – it´s wonderful!

On Monday I had the chance to meet up with another Norwegian seamstress, she contacted med during Me Made May, having noticed familiar scenery in my photos. We chatted for hours – it´s so nice to have someone nearby interested in the same things! Of course, I did forget to take a picture of that too…

 MMM13: Day 17 HatThis was the photo that made Christina recognize Oslo. So thanks to Rådhusplassen for that! 

So, everyone bring on your best London suggestions, whether it´s sewing or knitting related, your favorite cocktail bar or Indian restaurant, please share! I will be eagerly waiting.

Have a nice day!



  1. Kathryn on 12/06/2013 at 11:54

    Hello! That’s exciting you’re coming to London! I read about a vintage fabric shop on Cheshire st in the east end of London and i still haven’t been so if you happen to be visiting at a weekend I’d love to go with you. I’ll drop you an email. Here’s some information on the >a href=””>shop and there’s a good guide to London fabric shopping here from Yes I like That’s blog.

    • Sølvi on 12/06/2013 at 12:02

      That´s awesome -thanks for the tips – I´ll love to meet up over the weekend, so just drop me a line about when you are available, and we could go together. 🙂

  2. Merche on 16/06/2013 at 22:20

    omg!Really? I´ll be there for a week with my mum and daughter but in August! Keep us informed about your trip to London, what you liked best, etc Alright?!!

    • Sølvi on 16/06/2013 at 22:29

      Yup – I´m so excited – already planning some meet-ups and some fabric excursions. Can´t wait. I definitely will keep you informed! 🙂

  3. Zoe on 11/07/2013 at 05:25

    Hope your holiday is great! I don’t live in London, but I do know of a London fabric shopping guide:

    Hope that can help you.

  4. Annette Tirette on 12/07/2013 at 17:03

    London was awesome! I nominated you for a blog award!

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