Today I met up with Tilly from Tilly and the buttons. This was my first ever meet up with another blogger. I was really excited to meet Tilly--we started blogging around the same time and I've been a regular follower of her blog and absolutely love her sewing creations!
We started out with lunch at a laid back vegetarian restaurant:
We had so much fun chatting! I feel like I've known Tilly forever...she is so lovely!
After a fun lunch we went fabric shopping at Edinburgh Fabrics. This was my first time in the store and it's fantastic (I will be definitely going back in the near future).
Check out the beautiful floral fabric:
We had fun plotting and planning our next projects together. We both walked away with a lot of goodies from the store. I got some beautiful blue cotton fabric for a summer dress and loads of zippers and thread.
Here we are together in the store. I just had to wear my newly finished dress..I love it so much!
Then we went to an amazing tearoom/antique store called Anteaques. I highly recommend this tearoom if you are ever in Edinburgh.
The tea is fantastic, the scones are amazing and the places is packed with antiques.
We ended up talking with the owner about fabric and sewing....he wants to someday open a fabric shop. He also had a vintage Singer machine in the tearoom that he ended up bringing out to show us:
Isn't that a beautiful machine? It's a hand cranked machine and still works perfectly.
Then for the icing on the cake we looked through four charity shops that were in the neighbourhood....Tilly found a book that she already had and uses regularly as a reference source for sewing... so this fabulous sewing book came home with me:
What a FABULOUS day. Thanks Tilly--I had so much fun!