A weekend in Brisbane

In the hunt for fabric, antique shops and big fashion brand stores which we don't have in Cairns my friend and I set out for a fun weekend in Brisbane.

Fabric

For fabric we actually only visited one shop called Voodoo Rabbit Fabric which was located in Annerley. I bought a cute pineapple print, cork and two cotton fabrics. Pictures follow below. I am thinking of making a pyjama top out of the pineapple fabric and patchwork cushions out of the other 2 fabrics and cork.

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Antique store

The Antique store we visited was called Southside Antiques Centre. I found some really nice wooden cotton spools and some metallic thread. The store is huge with 2 levels and there are lots of little treasures. Also there is a nice little vintage clothes shop nearby called Vintage Collective.

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Art Gallery

The Queensland Art Gallery was beautiful and a must see for people who love art. Here a couple of my favourite paintings from the exhibitions.

A piece by Montien Boonma

A piece by Montien Boonma

Painting by Arthur Streeton called "The road up the hill"

Painting by Arthur Streeton called "The road up the hill"

Painting by Margaret Olley called "Interior IV"

Painting by Margaret Olley called "Interior IV"

Art shop

Also I finally got to purchase some Arches hot pressed watercolour paper at Eckersley's (which is a great art supplies store with a huge range of products and good service). The second pad of paper is from Fabriano which I haven't heard of before. Now I just have to be "courages" enough to actually use the papers.

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