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Replenished

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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Melbourne

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

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

ThursdayA day trip to Mentone
Carmels Fabrics
11 Como Parade West
Mentone

Southern Opportunity Shop
51 Florence Street
Mentone

Sunbeam Cakes
129 Mentone Parade
Mentone

The Lolly Jar
50 Florence Street
Mentone

Friday – CBD
Buttonmania & Japanese fabric place

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

Koko Black Bourke St

Job Warehouse fabric emporium
56 Bourke Street
Melbourne

Tram to Brunswick Street – including:

Meet Me At Mikes
63 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy

Saturday
Patchwork on Central Park
148 Burke Rd East Malvern Vic 3145

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

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

Ikea, Richmond?

Monday

Check-in time 7.30am!!!!

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Ziguzagu

Ziguzagu is the name of the amazing warehouse in Melbourne where I got the gorgeous vintage japanese fabric, which covers these button badges. They are displayed on giant playing cards, nice hand aye? I’ll be selling these at the Pataka Craft Market – Nov 17th, 10am-4pm.

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Melbourne Poems

Billie suggested having the character appear sooner in Heavy blankets I think she’s right, anyway – here you go:

Fish tailing

on the desert road.
The roof of the escort van
in the gravel verge.
Crawling through
the side window
I take Shannon’s hand
and step out.
The road stretches
in either direction
to the horizon.
“Let’s not wait”
she says.
We stick out our thumbs
and jump the next ride.

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Lonely girls

in toilets
make Neapolitan
rainbows
wind paper
round their fists
their wrists.

Lonely girls
in mirrors
convex, concave
eat whole
cabbages
reveal their insides
read red thread.

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Heavy blankets

hospital corners
candlewick
wallpaper scraps inside wardrobes
oiled stripes under carpet
small spaces
to fit yourself into
knees by ears, tight
breathing all
of you.

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Peel

She’s shaving inches off
with a potato peeler
whittling herself down.
Her legs, pounds
of butter
melting
from the heat
of pounding treadmills.
Distillation
tendons
bones
a framework
to hang
next season on.

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The Memory of Silk

Perspiration
Little Blossom runs
her shoes
ta-ta-ta
in small steps.
The silk says
shu-shu-shu
to the dry leaves.

Tears
Little Blossom waits.
The sun rolls over
her heart
doki-doki.
The silk is silent.

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