Category Archive: op shops

How to increase your op shop options

Recently I did a guest post on the Econest blog about finding stuff at op shops. If you’re not already an op shop convert, hopefully reading that post will convince you to give… Continue reading

Spring is coming: DIY Game of Thrones-style

If I were to say Game of Thrones is influencing my DIY ideas lately, I’m sure visions of dragon-skin corsets and wolf-fur jerkins start dancing through your head. But it’s more difficult than… Continue reading

The incredible shrinking jumper

You may wonder where I am and what exactly I’m doing in this shot. All will be revealed in the very near future (that is, if you haven’t already seen my weekend Instagrams… Continue reading

Autumn – the season for sewing

What season is it in your part of the world? Here in Melbourne the past few days have been more like spring, but as it’s officially very late autumn, I thought I should… Continue reading

Bloggers on the Peninsula: Part 1

 What kind of mood are you in today?  This mood hat I found in an op shop in Dandenong didn’t have “excited” and “lucky”, but that’s how I was feeling last Friday as… Continue reading

Our haul from the Nuffnang op shop crawl

It’s taken me a little while, but finally, here are some snaps from the op shop crawl I did with a group of bloggers at the end of March. The gathering was organised… Continue reading

Scottish Samurai style

In my last post, I showed you a few of my outfits from LMFF and promised I’d give you a closer look at this neckpiece.  It’s a bit hard to tell what exactly… Continue reading

LMFF: Pier pressure

It was a whirlwind week, but LMFF is over for another year. Did you make it to any of the shows? If not, here’s the action you missed – away from the runway*.… Continue reading

Oriental Express

 I’m sure by now that if you’ve read a few posts of mine, you’ll realise that I’m rather partial to fiddling with all sorts of ethnic dress to make it more fashion-y. Somewhat… Continue reading

T-dress times two

Do you remember this dress?   More to the point, did I ever actually post about the original refashioning that I did on it? I was sure I had, which is why I didn’t… Continue reading