|View from our holiday cottage (looks better on a sunny day but we didn't have many of them!)|
However, because I had thought it would take a lot longer to sell our house and find one in Devon I had already booked a week in a cottage in Devon for half term, followed by another sewing meetup at the end of that week. So despite already having found a house we spent the week in Devon and re-visited our new house, and went to see the school. My little boy loved the cottage we stayed in because not only did it have a stunning view, but there were loads of rabbits. Every window you looked out of you could see bunnies!
|Rabbits viewed from the cottage windows|
The meet up was on the Saturday and went amazingly well. We decided to do an 'ask the experts' session where people could bring along their projects and get help or demonstrations for certain techniques, from quilting to dressmaking and alterations plus I was on hand to answer SEO or social media questions.
There were 2 skirts made on the day, one upcycled from trousers and one little girl's skirt made from scratch by someone new to sewing. Plus there was an amazing cushion made on the day, and very colour quilt in the works by Trash.
|Trash's colourful quilt|
|Tina's first skirt|
|Rosie's tablemat in the making|
|Everyone busy sewing and chatting|
If you fancy coming along to any (they are held in St Matthews Hall, Exeter) do drop me an e-mail and I will add you to the e-mail list so you get all the details. The next one will be start of June. If you are already on the mailing list the details will be sent out to you this week.
There are a few other posts from the attendees here if you'd like to find out more or see some more pics:
|We had a lot more sewing machines this time. Rosie (far left) learning to quilt|