Tattytini in hand, we headed though to the workshop which had been set-up in the very well decorated back room. It was lovely to finally meet Sonja (who gave me the honour of being Customer of the Month earlier this year) & chat with the other wonderful ladies of TD. The Workshop Agenda was to make your own Tape Measure Rosette Brooch – something which I was really looking forward to!
Getting to grips with making the Brooch was rather fun – we both got the hang of it (and thanks to a lot of help from Lucy which I admit I needed!) I produced my 1st very own piece of Tatty!
I couldn’t just leave it at one – there was custom made Tatty Devine Tape Measures all over the table in different colours, just begging to be turned into accessories… and I had a specific reason for needing more than one of them too. In between sipping on Cocktails with Tina & trying not to prick my finger through the laughter, chatter with other guests and fun we were having, I managed to make a few more Rosettes – result.
Of course, the main event of the evening was The Book and finally having the chance to meet Rosie and Harriet, who are a huge inspiration to me as a young woman trying to make my own way doing what I love. Without doubt, they looked as stylish as ever & have given me yet more inspiration for my cycle wardrobe – and the accessories that will go with them…
With my copy of their book to hand, I headed over to them to say “Hello” and get my book signed. Now, you can call this my geek-out moment if you must, but I was absolutely gob-smacked when Rosie asked “Should this be made out to Lady Vélo then?” Goodness me – they knew who I was!
That was HUGE for me & I think my reaction must have told Rosie and Harriet that too. It’s incredibly touching and an honour to know that two women who I admire so much knew who I was and what I do – and for that I will forever have this smile in my mind.
As I said, I had a specific reason for making more than one of the Rosettes… of course they make a fabulous edition to my wardrobe, but why stop at adding them to your clothing?
I love how these look on the Basket and making these, along with reading through the book, has given me more inspiration for a project that I’m working on… more on that later.
Thanks Tatty Devine for a fantastic evening… and if Lucy remembers what I said about The Boy and his Cupcakes, we’re working on that for you all… 😉