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A Little Crush on Crochet

A Little Crush on Crochet

... there may well be 70s kids out there suffering post-traumatic stress after having been made to wear Granny Square dresses, tops and shorts in public.

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Expanding My Stay-At-Home Wardrobe

If you are going to be stuck at home, you may as well be comfy. The other week I was appalled to discover that I didn’t have a single ‘comfy sweater’, so I took a quick trip to my local op shop to grab some items before settling into my life of relative isolation. (I say ‘relative’ because there are 4 boys in my house and it actually doesn’t feel very isolated at all.) So what came in and what got ditched from the wardrobe? I bought this Russell Athletic lime green jumper (love a bit of green – it...

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Letting go ...

What happens to all the extra clothes? Da Loop is an extremely fussy establishment - we only sell items that are in exceptional condition. However, sometimes we accidentally buy or acquire things that don't always fit that description! Many rushed purchases are found to possess, on later inspection, a STUBBORN STAIN, a MINISCULE HOLE, a bad home-hemming job or other devastating feature. Too much washing defeats our sustainable objective (and tests Da Loop's patience), and sewing is not one of Da Loop's strong points. There are also garments in excellent condition that sometimes just don't sell. One of the hardest...

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Clifftop Calamities: the lengths one goes to for a good photo ...

Clifftop Calamities: the lengths one goes to for a good photo ...

Teetering on clifftops or risking life and limb in the middle of train tracks. It's all in a day's work at Da Loop.

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Irma turns 100! What 'getting a new dress' meant back in the day

Irma turns 100! What 'getting a new dress' meant back in the day

At 100 years of age, Irma is on the ball ... in more ways than one.

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