Saturday, January 5, 2013

Social Sewing goes on the road.

Come one, come all to a day of fun, fabrics and fancies notions.
Join me as we try to conquer as many fabric shops as possible! On the 9th of February we will visit the following stores:

GJ's
Rathdowne Remnants
Then onto :
Darn Cheap They have a great habby and trimming section!
*Then morning tea*
Cloth Shop
Then onto :
The Button Shop (Malvern)
Cutting Edge (Malvern)
Franke Stuart (if we have enough time as it closes at 2) 
*lunch* 
Then onto :
Alannah Hill Clear it (Brunswick)
The Fabric shop (Brunswick)

Then onto Rockwell's and son for dinner and a good old catch up.
If there is enough of us, we can do a set menu, but we'll wait to see if how many people will come.
A show and tell will be mandatory sometime through out the day. :)

Date: Saturday 9th of February.

Time: 8.45am out the front of GJ's
we will be leaving for our next stop between 9.30-9.45.

Start location:
GJ's fabric store, 443 Lygon Street  Brunswick East VIC 3057

Finish location:
Rockwell and son, 288 Smith Street  Collingwood VIC 3066

What to bring: A good attitude, cash and or cards, light snacks and water. Any patterns etc that may help with fabric purchases.

RSVP: No later than 5th of February. Either by commenting or emailing.

The idea is to car pool as much as possible, please email me allegravintage@gmail.com if your interested in driving or if you need a lift, or if you just want to say hi!

Note: I haven't allowed a lot of time at GJ's or Rathdowne as most of us have been there before or regularly, however as we have a few interstate visitors attending, I would like them to see both places.

I don't have a set time limit for each place we visit, I'd prefer the day to be fun and relaxing, Rachel has put together a timeline and I will make a list of the addresses if you want to drive yourself, just let me know if you would like a copy. I hope you all can make it to part or all of the day, I think it's going to be a blast!

Kat x

35 comments:

  1. Jealous! Sounds like an awesome day :-) Wish there were more sewing people in Auckland...

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    1. Let us know if you ever come over, we're happy to arrange a get together for interstate or international visitors. :)

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  2. Jealous! Sounds like an awesome day :-) Wish there were more sewing people in Auckland...

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  3. Ohhhhh, if only I didn't live in QLD!!! Make sure you take heaps of photos and post about all the fun you get up to (the bits you can, that is!!!)

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    1. Judith, you'll have to come down one day! Trust me I'll be a snapparrazi that day, as I don't plan on buying that much fabric!

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  4. oh if I only I lived nearby! It sounds like fun! Can I nominate you for the Liebster award?

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    1. oh I forgot to mention to please look at my blog for the award info :)

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    2. Hi Jenny,
      Thanks so much for the award, I checked out your blog and will comment when I go back for a further read. :) K

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  5. I'm in! But of course you already knew that ;)

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    1. Its nice to know you'll turn up, only joking. Do you need a lift or are you driving yourself?

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    2. I was going to offer my services as a car pool, actually. I'm happy either way :)

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  6. Sounds like a fabulous day! I'm sorry I'll miss the shopping extravaganza as we'll be in Sydney doing the same thing. Fabric Shopping!

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    1. Ah great minds think a like, even if in a different state. Enjoy your day.

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  7. I'm in too, but you already knew that!

    I have already booked the car and can give 3 (or 4 friendly) fellow shoppers a lift :)

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    1. Excellent, I don't plan to drive the whole day as I know I'll drop about 3pm and I'd like to keep going, I'll email you to work out cars closer to the date or at the SS.

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  8. Can't wait! I've only shopped at spotlight for the last year and a half so I am so excited!! Plus I get to meet everyone :)

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    1. You had better bring a massive shopping bag, hey wait, maybe make a few so you can get the fabric stash down that little bit further. Can't wait to meet you!

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  9. I'll probably come and go, start at Brunswick and finish at Ivanhoe, and maybe reappear for dinner :)

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    1. Feel free to bring your baby to some of it if its easier for you. :)

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  10. I'd love to be in - I will need to confirm closer to the date because I am thinking of all kinds of things for that weekend that might clash (like a visit to my family in Brisbane). But if I'm in, I can offer my car services and 4 fellow shoppers.

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    1. That would be lovely if you can offer your car but if you can't it will be fine, hope to see you along and see you at the SS.

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  11. I'm excited to be coming over for this and joining the fabulous Melbourne social sewing group. I'm looking forward to visiting some of the more far-flung places and catching up with everyone!!

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    1. Can't wait to see you again kirsty. Let me know when you get in, I think there are drinks planned friday night with Amanda from Bimble and Pimble - but I'd have to confirm with Rachel.

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  12. Sounds so fun - and I think we have a twin event in Sydney on the same day!

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  13. Hey Kat! Fabulous idea, I'd love to come along! I can make my own way to GJs, but if theres a spare car seat that'd be great :) I'll be at social sewing, so I'll chat to you then (hopefully).

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    1. Hi Mindy,
      There is room for you in the cars, if we're not at GJ's just text Rach. We won't leave you behind.

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  14. I'm in too- I thought I'd already commented.

    Do we have ideas of numbers for dinner / any dietary requests? I'll ask the boys to put aside the table for us.

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  15. I'm in too! Though I'm carfree. – Danika

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    1. Does carefree mean not spending? ;p

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  16. Hi Kat, I am late with my RSVP, but I can come too! I will try to get a lift with Rachel. Looking forwards to it!

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    1. Yay Claire, I'll have to keep close to you so I can see your lovely choices!

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  17. Hi Kat, can newbies come along, I would love to meet some other sewists. - depends if I can get a babysitter!!

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    1. Hi Nessie, did you get my email? You're more than welcome to come along!

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  18. I'd love to join you for dinner, and possibly earlier on ( I need to be back in Coburg by 11)
    What time do you think you will be at Rockwell & sons?

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    1. I think you'll have plenty of time to be back by 11pm.
      Rockwell's opens at 6, so we have that time booked, we have room in the cars if you want a lift from one of the fabric shops, just message Rachel and she'll let me know. :)

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