From left to right along the couch: the back of John Tusher’s head, me, Elaine Decorno, Mary Shelterrific, Megan Not Martha (Photo courtesy of Eliza Truitt Photography)
So, guess who’s the Italian in this picture?
The Lab was fab. John and Ali from Velocity had done a spectacular job drumming up an even higher turnout than the first one (John’s going to have to get a bigger showroom) and everyone had come armed with loads of thought-provoking questions so it felt just like chatting with old friends. I hope I didn’t come across as too drunk.
My fellow panellists were all fascinating and have fabulous taste in shoes. John is the new Oprah.
Things I Learned:
– The way to drum up lots of comments on your blog is to write posts saying “xxxx – yes or no?” and/or write about bacon
– Pink hoses make people very excited (!)
– I MUST HAVE Elaine Decorno’s handbag
– People in Seattle are lovely and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
I didn’t even begin to chat to all the people I wanted to meet, but it was lovely to speak to Still Dottie (who rocks the platinum blonde crop I’ve always wanted but never dared to have); Kim who makes stunning handmade books; the fabulous-as-always Stanford Blatch-alike Uncle Beefy (we were wondering where all the male design bloggers are?), the very lovely Danielle from Apartment Therapy (an Apartment Therapy Seattleite, who knew?) and meet, albeit briefly, the very cute Tula from Whorange. I also talked to lots of other people who don’t have blogs and therefore can’t be linked to (how can this be? – get with the program!).
June’s Lab will feature Kristen Rask of Schmancy and a couple of other crafters talking about crafting and plush toys. I have a horrible feeling though that I’m going to have to miss this as I’m due to be cruising to Alaska with my crazy Italian rellies. Though in typical badly organised Italian fashion the cruise has not yet been booked, so there is still hope of a reprieve.