Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Winter workshops!

Looking for something fun and creative to do on Saturday? Well, Anna and I will be holding our first vintage DIY workshop in the new cabin artspace next door to Bon Marche Pigeonhole, you should come along!

The workshops will be devoted to showing you how to alter, style or renovate your op shop finds into something that will fit you well, doesn't smell like grandma's moth-balls, but is still a classic and genuine vintage piece of clothing! You'll be taught how to always have luck at the op shop and how to have the foresight to turn that size 26 floral muu-muu with a lovely print into a pretty and wearable dress. The workshop will cover basic sewing, op-shopping tips, some knowledge of fashion and textile styles from 1950-1990, and result in a renovated piece of vintage clothing that fits like a dream!

Attendees must bring with them:
- a piece or two of op shop/vintage clothing you've found that needs to be altered/renovated/ styled to be more wearable. Example: huge, long dresses with shoulder pads, maybe, or skirts and blouses with awesome fabric that are just not generally wearable
- a pair of scissors
- a notebook and pen
- a sense of adventure!

Date: Vintage 1 – Saturday August 1st, 2 - 4pm
Vintage 2 – Saturday August 29th, 2 - 4pm
Cost: $20 at the door

There are limited places available so get in quick!

To register, email your contact details to: with VINTAGE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION in the subject line, specifying which date you would like to attend.

See you there!

Love, Hannah x

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

cheap sweet treats!

For those of you who've made it along to the last few sales, you might've been lucky enough to get your hands on some the special $2 Cakiepops donated by Bobby the Baker.

These custom made Cakiepops are very special for a few reasons- they're the only ones with marshmallows in them, they're friggin' delicious AND all of the money raised from their sales goes to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation!!

Bobby is also holding a Baking Workshop at Pigeonhole as part of the store's Cabin Fever winter arts project. Opening night is tomorrow night, Wednesday the 22nd of July, at 7pm in the creative space next to the Bon Marche Arcade store. Here you can sign up for Bobby's class as well as the Vintage Styling workshop that will be run by our very own Hannah McGrath and Anna Brown.

So, if you still only get $2 a week for pocket money, put it aside until the next sale and grab a delicious treat to see you through the queue!

Much love,
Sophia and tbtw

(p.s. Here's a pic of the aforementioned Cakiepops. Ours are a bit different because they're pink and not months old like these ones probably are by now.)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Accio Shoulder Pads!

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "If Professor McGonagall (the best female Harry Potter character there is) can wear mad, structured shoulders, why can't I?". Well, we at two bucks 'til wednesday hear you. Oh yes, we do. So as an ode to Minerva, we'll be saving all of the shoulder pads we rip out of our vintage clothes and will be giving them away on our next sale day.

We know that a lot of people like their silhouettes to be au natural, but if you want bulk up your blazer or sharpen up your shirt, feel free to take as many home as you can carry.

In parting, I've always said it and I'll say it again- winter is a great time to read a Harry Potter book, or seven, so if you haven't already, you really need to do that.

Much love,
Sophia and tbtw

Thursday, July 9, 2009

home again, home again, jiggity-jig!

We just got back from a lovely roadtrip down south to The Pole and Manji(mup). There was a lot of Harry Potter, Ligretto and cups of tea to be had as we kept warm by the fireplace. Sigh...
Oh, and we got some absolutely sweet bargains at the op-shops along the way- tan loafers, denim shirts, cream blouses and adorable knitwear a'plenty.

We've got a couple more months of op-shopping to do before the next sale, but we'll keep you updated in the mean time (meantime?).

So, until then, enjoy your wintery holidays!

Much love,
Sophia and two bucks 'til wednesday