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)gmail.com.
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…
This 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!
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=”http://www.thevintageguidetolondon.com/vintage-fabrics-head-shop/”>shop and there’s a good guide to London fabric shopping here from Yes I like That’s blog.
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. 🙂
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?!!
Yup – I´m so excited – already planning some meet-ups and some fabric excursions. Can´t wait. I definitely will keep you informed! 🙂
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.
London was awesome! I nominated you for a blog award! http://annettetirette.blogspot.be/2013/07/super-sweet-blogging-award.html