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Card making is a little like ...

Being nice to the cats (again)

More cat basket sewing (yes this blog is definitely just a record of my crafting activities). These little buddies are quite furry and being able to wash their basket cover is so much nicer than previous.  Also, doesn't Seb look scary in the photo - could you really not make him something?? Fabric a brac fabric (so far shorts and a skirt ) and some buttons from stash to close the cover.

Meandering around Melbourne

At the end of a far too busy period of work in November, I took myself off to Melbourne to visit BM who was there working. I spent about a week there wandering around the city and soaking up the atmosphere and re-energising myself. I love the old villas. One of my first stops was to Tessuti fabrics on Flinders Lane. ` The little gallery outside the door is a very charming addition! Of course the fabrics are also a draw. This stuff was scuba and knit in the same print.  I was rather tempted but managed to restrain myself! The Melbourne Cup was coming up so there were a few hats on show. The street art in Melbourne is funky and makes a city wander that much more interesting. I spent quite a bit of time window shopping and snapping pictures as inspirations for future craft and sewing makes. I'm keen to try my hand at a beaded necklace like this at some point. And I entered stalking territory trying