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to Christmas has begun! I have been using up all my words writing my novel for the last month so I have a story in pictures for you. My interwebbies have been down so I’ve got heaps done 😉

Rings for the fair amoung other things:

And a dress to wear for my poetry reading made from a pattern I got in the clothes swap group.

Simplicity 7978. Very Sylvia Plath meets Minnie Mouse 😉

I always need to be brave for readings so it was great to pick up this little reminder off the kitchen floor that morning:

I knew the fair would go well as I had just recieved this fortune:

and before all that I got my decoration swaps off:

After I’d sent them I came up with another idea that I liked much better – typical! Ah well, next year!

I made this for a friend as a little in joke. Haven’t told her yet, I wonder if she’ll guess it’s for her?


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One of the best bits of advice I’ve been given about being a mother is to apply the oxygen mask principle – ie to take care of yourself so you are able to then take care of others. The last few days in Melbourne has been exactly that. Well I guess actually I was being looked after rather than looking after myself ;).

I’m back feeling replenished and loving rather than worn out and resentfull.

Lots of cake:

Lots of craft:

And super thrifty shopping:

Oh and a couple of poems!

I’ll be back with more details but you can see the full pix on my flickr photostream.

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Back again

Well the school holidays are over, did you miss me?

We had a busy time. The older the kids get the more I can relax with them and enjoy their company. We had lots of visitors and had a few projects.

We made cordial

Recipe here.

I taught my neice how to sew a skirt.

We spring cleaned the dolls house and started renovations.

I weeded the garden, with the help of Pauline.

Turned 38.

Got a Nana basket for my birthday and clothes from the clothes swap.

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Well, its official, I’m off to Melbourne for Labour Weekend in October – a birthday pressie for me!

So, where should I go?

Being the A type kinda gal that I am I do have a detailed draft itinerary, but have I missed out anything VERY important? Tell me!!!

Melbourne 2008 – Helen & Billie’s big play date

Arrive Melbourne 5.30pm. Taxi to Billie’s in time for dinner 😉

ThursdayA day trip to Mentone
Carmels Fabrics
11 Como Parade West

Southern Opportunity Shop
51 Florence Street

Sunbeam Cakes
129 Mentone Parade

The Lolly Jar
50 Florence Street

Friday – CBD
Buttonmania & Japanese fabric place

R J Harvey and Co sewing supplies
3rd Floor
Nicholas Building
37 Swanston St (cnr Flinders Lane)

Koko Black Bourke St

Job Warehouse fabric emporium
56 Bourke Street

Tram to Brunswick Street – including:

Meet Me At Mikes
63 Brunswick Street

Patchwork on Central Park
148 Burke Rd East Malvern Vic 3145

Op shop down the road from Patchwork if open? or spotty.

Camberwell Rotary Sunday Market
Shopping Centre Carpark
Station Street
Sundays 6.30am to 12.30pm

Ikea, Richmond?


Check-in time 7.30am!!!!

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