Last night I headed off to the Sofitel with Nikki to hear Amy Butler speak. After snaffling some canapes and white wine, we were ushered into a room that had many of her beautiful fabrics and products on display.
There was even a little goody bag containing a couple of free patterns.
Amy was delightful. The fomat of the evening was a combination of question and answer and a slideshow where Amy talked us through her design philosophy and process. Questions were also taken from the floor – I think that one came from Danielle. Amy was humble, gracious, beautiful and very easy to listen to. At the end she happily signed books, posed for photographs and chatted.
Did I mention that Amy is also very tall? 6 feet tall, and wearing high heels. Lucky for me we were sitting for this photo or I would have been up to her navel.
The other terrific part about the evening was getting to meet up with lots of lovely bloggers. Sharon, Justine, Nichola, Fi, Louise, Cathy, Jan, Kitty Baroque (I still don’t know her real name!), and lovely Blogless Kerry, who provided all these photos (since I forgot my camera)! I apologise now to anyone I have left out – oh, Leanne from Kimono House was there too, I spotted Rosalie Quinlan and Melanie Hurlston through the crowd and I think I saw Jhoanna as well. Name tags with our real names and our blog names would have been handy.
Afterwards Nikki, Jan, Kerry and I headed up to the 35th floor of the Sofitel for champagne (for the others) and coffee (for me). Lots more crafty chatter, and overall a very successful evening!