Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Home again

Matroyshka dolls in park near Meet Me At Mikes, Fitzroy, Melbourne

We are back from our brief trip to Melbourne. The reason for the trip was to visit Alex's brother and his fiancee. They are getting married in Melbourne in November and Alex is the best man so there were a few pre-wedding things to sort out that were easier to do in person. I tagged along because I hadn't been to Melbourne for a couple of years and I wanted to check out some of the crafty places I'd been reading about.

While the boys were sorting out suit hire, I fed my fabric addiction by visiting Amitie and Patchwork on Central Park. The next day I managed to make it to the suburb of Fitzroy and checked out the funky shops and cafes. There is a definite craft vibe in Melbourne and a lot of it seems to be centred in Fitzroy. It reminded me of a much bigger, craftier Cuba Street.

Inside Patchwork on Central Park

New Fabrics from Patchwork on Central Park

New Fabrics from Amitie

Magazine inspiration

On Sunday we went out to a wildlife sanctuary and saw a baby koala and a baby wombat. We also hand-fed kangaroos and wallabies. Photos to come tomorrow.


Helen said...

Oooh! Can't wait to get back to Melbourne in a couple of months!
Lovely :)

tash* said...

FRANKIE!!! ohhhh i'm going to have to start stalking borders again. Bet it doesn't get here for another three weeks. sigh.

Also super jealous of your fabric! looks fantastic...Fitzroy really is the bestest place.

Melissa said...

your trip to melbourne sounds divine! i love those fabrics you chose. and the beautiful animals too of course!

Shannon said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip to Melbourne! Can't wait to see what fabulous things you whip up with your new fabric!