Sewing Cafe

I’ve just read a very interesting article about two women who have opened a sewing cafe in Paris. The idea is that people can come in a rent a sewing machine by the hour, accompanied by coffee and cake, along the same lines as an internet cafe. What’s particularily interesting for me, is that I have been thinking a ‘Bake and make’ cafe would be an amazing venture. Food (and fabric) for thought…

Full article here

Swap Shop

Spring is nearly upon us, and what better way to celebrate and prompt a clear out, but to have a swap shop. The idea is so simple too. Bring your unwanted clothes and take away something you will love forever! It’s always a fab way to catch up, drink wine and eat cake! There were about 16 of us and although some 1st timers where a little bit tentative to start with, it wasn’t long before everyone got stuck in. I pretty sure that everyone took a few things home. I managed to pick up a denim skirt, a chocolate brown fake fur coat, which i’ll put away for the winter and a gorgeous vintage playsuit. Now it’s up to Julene and I to go to the charity shop, to cart away the remaining 4 bin bags full of clothes. It’s a win-win situation all round !