I had a hugely successful op-shopping morning on Thursday! I started off with the three op shops in the Bell Street Mall, in Heidelberg. It is such a dodgy mall but the op shops there seem to come up with the goods! The hardest bit is being there when they are actually open - the hospital one and the church one tend to only be open for about three hours in the middle of the day.
A complete set of Golden Hands sewing & embroidery magazines! Oh joy oh rapture. They are from the early seventies - Mum had a set when I was a child, and it went off to an op shop somewhere about ten years ago after I reassured Mum that “no, I won’t want these”. Well, fast-forward ten years and yes, I do want these! I had a look through a set at Brown Owls last week and realised what a fantastic resource they are. I was absurdly excited to find them for the grand total of $12. I really hope Andi that I haven't gazumped you and they weren't the ones that you were after! Now to keep an eye out for the Golden Hands crafts set (the ones in the white folders).
I also picked up a pair of Barbie roller-skates for my 5 year old daughter at the St Andrew's Op Shop in Fairfield. The other two Station Street oppies didn't come up with anything, but I reckon that I had a very successful morning!