With the internet, the world is so small. Since I started documenting my sewing in this blog, I’ve had several opportunities to meet with people whom I’ve first had contact with online. The experience of meeting someone you know for the first time feels so surreal but fun! Last week, I met up with Sophia from Iro Iro Crafts, her friend Reina, and Zhing. (Zhing has the cutest little dog which she likes to dress up as Sushi!) Sophia was visiting Japan from the U.K. and we all went to Shimokitazawa for a coffee and desert and thrift shopping! It was so fun! Sophia is young, creative and talented..I sure wasn’t like her when I was 17…:p She wrote a guest post here on a detachable crochet lace collar.
For our little meet-up, I think Shimokitazawa was a perfect place. The place is filled with cute cafes, restaurants, zakka shops and thrift stores, and it’s not overwhelming like Shinjuku or Shibuya. We had cake and ice coffee (that day was soo hot and humid!), then headed to some thrift shops. We stopped by at one of my favorite shops, 3 biki no koneko (“three little kittens” in Japanese). I like the shop because it has a 630 yen rack. By good fortune, when we went there, they were having a sale and the rack had a reduced price of 315 Yen! I picked up a white pleated skirt for 315 yen 🙂