I had the best time yesterday! I was able to meet up with Kerry from Kestrel Finds and Makes and Kristen of KristenMakes.
The Dome in Edinburgh. It is such a beautiful building right in the heart of Edinburgh--and it was completely decked out for the holidays. They even had the smell of cinnamon wafting in the air!!
After our delicious tea (complete with sandwiches, scones and cakes), we headed to K1 Yarns Knitting Boutique. They had the cutest knitted loch ness monster and castle in their store window! After that we headed over to the vintage megastore Armstrong & Sons where I passed on some overly priced patterns but did come home with some underpriced yardage of wool!!
We ambled through the Grassmarket area visiting several cute accessories and antique stores. Then we visited one of my favourite window shopping stores 'Fabhatrix'. Someday when I've saved up enough money, I'd love to get a bespoke 20's or 30's style hat made for me! Then we went to a new to me store--the Grassmarket Embroidery Shop! Such a fantastic resource for everything related to embroidery!
After that we headed over to the Edinburgh Christmas Market--where Prince's Street Gardens is turned into a winter wonderland complete with rides, christmas stalls and mulled wine!
The three of us were talking about hosting another Scotland crafters meet-up on Saturday the 14th of January! We are calling it the Crafters' Ceilidh. We would love for you to join us! We are hoping to include a pattern/fabric/yarn swap, visits to local fabric and yarn stores and lots of sewing/knitting related blethering! Let me know if you are interested in coming and if Edinburgh or Glasgow is your preferred host city. We are hoping we can also entice a few of you from down south and across the water to come and join us as well!