Month: February 2015

Castaway to Couture

Castaway to Couture Sarah got in touch to tell us about Castaway to Couture Castaway to Couture is an exciting project for op shop lovers and refashioners. it is a National refashioning competition to celebrate National Sewing month in May, brought to you by the Australian Sewing Guild Inc. (ASG), in collaboration with Red Cross Shops. The idea is simple, pick up a garment (or a few!) from Red Cross Shops, use your sewing skills to refashion it into something new and enter the competition via the ASG Facebook app. Winners will be determined via public vote, so make sure...

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Why are Op Shops becoming so expensive?

Why are Op Shops becoming so expensive? Thanks to Desley for contributing this piece in response to some recent discussions on op shop pricing on the page and group. Desley is an op shop fan who has been following the page from almost the beginning and has several years first hand experience in managing an op shop in Brisbane. I hear this cry every day so I have to put pen to paper again to explain NOT justify the current situation of “Op Shops”. Maybe the larger charities should be renaming their Thrift Shops Boutiques; Second hand stores or something similar as...

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Vintage & Op Shop Tour in Planning

Vintage & Op Shop Tour in Planning Mode! If anyone is keen on a vintage and op shop coach tour please drop me a message so I can add you to the “interested list” I’m hoping to run it in May or June beginning with a pick up in Mordialloc around 8.30. We would then make our way to Rosebud to check out the Rosebud Vintage Bazaar which has been on my to do list for so long I’m now attempting to do something about it! We would then make a trip back stopping at a number of op shops...

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Paper To You Giveaway

Paper To You Giveaway Thanks to the lovely ladies from Paper To You who share our love of op shopping I have a super sweet giveaway running. This beautiful handmade posy made from a repurposed op shop children’s book would make a lovely gift for a friend, a sister, your Mum, a teacher….. The giveaway starts now and see the bottom of the post on how to take part but now to find out more about the Paper to You team. Paper To You Paper to you was conceived in January 2013 after playing with paper designs and realizing we had...

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