Monday, 27 February 2012

Brain Injury Foundation Op Shop Genge St Civic (Canberra)

I'm fortunate enough to work as a volunteer with community radio (2xx 98.3 fm) in the Griffin Centre; downstairs of course is the wonderful Brain Injury Foundation Op Shop.. It's small but that's perfect for me to duck into on the way through to help with our Monday morning show 'Words Apart' (10:30 am Mondays). Today I was delighted to have found a wonderful old picture frame ($2) AND J.R.R Tolkien's 'the legend of Sigurd & Gudrun' ($3); which frankly is wonderfully serendipitous (spelling?) as I'm currently reading a lot about mythic poetry..

On my budget (working part time) the $5 is affordable even for me. Wonderful feeling to get these two; now I'll need to find something to place in the frame AND make a bit of time to skim through Sigurd & Gurdrun...

Picture to follow (I'm posting from my phone which doesn't seem to want to upload the photo I've just taken...)

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Creative Commons licensing of I Op Therefore I am - ACT

Hi fellow I Oppers

We will be adding a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license to I Op Therefore I Am – ACT at the end of March 2012 in order to comply with industry best practice.

Creative Commons Licence

This licence allows others to share your posts and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

We have emailed all contributors today asking that you reply by the end of March (if not sooner) with your agreement. We are also blogging in case we don't have your current email details.

If we don’t hear from you we will assume you are not interested in continuing to contribute.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Canberra Weekly cover!

Have you picked up your copy yet? And do you fancy sharing a picture and story of your fave op shopped outfit on the blog?

(Behind the scenes photos can be found here)

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Tip Shopping in Canberra

I have recently posted in my blog about my experiences at Canberra's Tiny's Green Shed tip shops.

There are 2 tip shops in Canberra:
  • Southside at the Resource Management Centre, Mugga Lane, Symonston, Canberra
  • Northside at the Mitchell Resource Management Centre, Flemington Road, Mitchell, Canberra
They're open daily 7.30am-5pm except Christmas Day and Good Friday. For more information and maps, see the Tiny's Green Shed website.

My blog post on the Mitchell tip shop (including photos)

My blog post on the Mugga Lane tip shop (including photos)

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Another Chance – another sale

I paid a visit to Another Chance in Scullen. They are having a sale.

According to the sign, it'll be going for all of February.

Dear Vinnies.

I saw this at the local Vinnies on Friday. I was there two days before, and will swear that I had not seen this advert.

Dear Vinnies, If you want your sales to succeed, you need to give better notice of them.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Behind the scenes with Canberra Weekly

This morning Taph, ToF and I met with Katherine and Teagan from Canberra Weekly at Vinnie Tuggeranong.

The challenge? To style Katherine for a cover shot using the contents of one op shop (and, luckily for us, one back room)
Katherine looks worried that we're going for the Ugly Betty lookbefore perusing the racks of newly unpacked stock.
Teagan finds a jacket she loves.
And ToF helps the assistants with their unpacking
while we narrow down our choices into quality, workable outfits.