... Ok, that's a lie. I took more than two. But I did manage to meet up with a few awesome sewing bloggers and leave them with only one group shot taken. Here it is:
From left to right: me, Kathryn, Roisin, Roisin's boyfriend Nic and Solvi. We met up for a nice brunch and even though all these people were sort of strangers to me (except for Roisin, who helped me get my greedy paws on awesome fabric before) we hit it off right away. After stuffing our faces we went to Liberty, where I limited myself to sewing notions, and then to an amazing vintage shop where drawers of fabric just kept popping up. I left with the flower print in this picture:
It's a curtain, but a very lightweight one, and I think I have enough for a summer dress. The other fabric is a cotton voile I bought in Brighton after developing an instant crush.
After the shopping we went for drinks at a pub. Again, I didn't take any pictures, but managed to make a quick sketch:
My portraits usually don't really look like their subjects, it's more of a way to get a quick impression, almost like a note in a diary.
After this we went searching for a place to eat and ended up in an amazing marble miracle of a place, but again, no photographs. I was too busy enjoying my crème brûlée. Zoe from So, Zo joined us for dinner, she really is a sweetheart. After all this it was time to say goodbye. It was an exhausting day but the best start I could possibly imagine for my stay in London!
The rest of the vacation was great as well. Here are some pictures I did take:
We went to Brighton to fill our lungs with sea air and meet up with an illustrator friend. It turned out to be a very pleasant surprise: the city was so incredibly nice, with loads of cool stuff to be found. We even made a new friend:
I've identified this guy as a lesser spotted dogfish, but feel free to correct me! I was pretty impressed, finding a shark doesn't happen every day.
We also tracked down my boyfriend's long-lost Spanish cousin.
And then we went to see the location used as 221B Baker Street in the BBC Sherlock series. You can actually rent the flat right now, even though it looks nothing like the set of course.
That's all there is to say right now! I have an outfit post coming up, so stay tuned for that!