It's a long weekend in Victoria this weekend, so I thought I'd tempt the locals (and visitors alike) ...
I had the pleasure of dropping in to chat with Rachael from Maker Handmade in South Melbourne yesterday. I really love this shop. If I were going to open a shop, it would be like this - full of hand crafted and beautiful things. The variety is amazing as you can see from my photo's above - delicate jewellery, fragrant soaps and creams, hand upholstered furniture, clothing, artworks, homewares and so much more. I love how Rachael styles her shop too. At the moment she has a beautiful vintage dressing table in the window displaying beautiful girly things like handmade clutches, necklaces and delicate ceramic items - my photo (and all the reflection!) does not do it justice. It's really worth a visit. While you're in South Melbourne, you could also drop in to another of my favourite shops (just up the road from Maker Handmade) - Izzi and Popo - gorgeous French and European collectables and homewares. They have the most lovely french linen in the shop at the moment - drool! So once you factor in refuelling at one of the many cafes or the South Melbourne Market, I think you could easily spend a morning or afternoon in "therapy"! Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you enjoy it. Be safe!
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