Wednesday, 24 April 2013

I'm jumping up and down with excitement - Sewing Bee final and a new haberdashery in Brum!!

***SPOILER - don't read this if you haven't watched the Sewing Bee final yet!!***

Guthrie & Ghani

The Grand Opening Party starts at 10.30am on
Saturday 27th April!
You've all seen finalist Lauren on the Great British Sewing Bee, right? How fabulous was she? Wasn't the final absolutely brilliant? Those evening dresses were just beautiful. What a shame she didn't win but well done Anne, a worthy winner. Let's hope that this puts sewing well and truly on the cool map.

Well, for the last year or so, Lauren's been doing up a building in Birmingham to open up a haberdashery, fabric store and creative studios! And it's being launched this coming Saturday...

Here's what Lauren says on her blog:
"Come along to check out our range of fabulous fabrics, lovely yarns and lots of essential haberdashery bits and pieces for making your craft projects something special. Take a tour of our fully equipped creative studio where you can sign up for a wide range of upcoming workshops. Look out for our special invitation postcards that will be available to pick up from lots of locations around Birmingham. Keep it safe and bring it along with you on the day to enter into our prize draw to win lots of g&g goodies"

And another little surprise - Tilly (from & The Buttons fame), Stuart, Sandra and Ann from the Bee will also be there to lend a hand - oh I'm so excited! So if you live locally (or even if you don't!) why don't you pop along and see what's on offer and join in the fun. I'm planning to get there at some point in the late morning/ lunchtime (once I've finished my on-call at work, boo...) and am really looking forward to meeting new sewers (sewists?), hopefully making some new crafty friends... and maybe buying some more fabric! For all the details have a look at Lauren's website.

Be there or be.... a broken needle...?


  1. i'm super jealous! =)

  2. Hi Sabs I am hoping to attend the birmingham meet up in June, so see you there.

  3. You'll have to have a special fabric shopping trip over to Birmingham in that case!

  4. Hi Zora, that's brilliant! Can't wait, not long to go now.


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