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Maggie May & Josh Kelly  Creative Workshops, Local Goods & Gifts! 800 High Street, Thornbury Wed - Fri: 11-6 Sat: 11-5 Sun: 12-4 Supporting local Thinkers, Makers & Do-ers!

Hello Thinkers, Makers and Doers!

We had a jam packed day at @thinkthornbury yesterday. Our first ‘Little Thinkers’ and ‘Introduction to Art Therapy’ classes were both sold out!

Being part of our community and sharing ideas about creative confidence and wellbeing for the big and little alike! Dream town!! We also have a fresh batch of hand screen printed cards from or good friends @meandamber and our most popular notebook is BACK IN STOCK!

If you’re one of the million people keen on a ceramic travel cup, they will be back in stock soon. We promise. The nature of handmade means we can’t just get things when we want them sometimes. Our philosophy is to support Makers and Doers, so there is a little bit of patience involved sometimes!
Make sure you’re signed up to the mailing list on our website www.thinkthornbury.com as that’s where we announce things like new very exciting stock and our new hairdos.

Have you got plans this weekend? We hear @thornbury_picturehouse has some great flicks on and as always there is excellent food to be had at @ampersandthornbury, @brotheralec, @umbertoespressobar and @greekstreetfood (just to name a few!). If you haven’t gotten a chance to visit our lovely neck of the woods we’re sure you’ll enjoy it!

Thornbury has that ‘village vibe’ and we’re proud to be counted among some very cool family run small businesses.

Come and say hello!

Much Love, Think Thornbury .
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Hello Thinkers, Makers and Doers!
Look at this happy cactus in a pot that was made at our ceramic handbuilding workshop!!!! 😍👏🏼🙌🏼😱❤️ THIS is why we do what we do here at @thinkthornbury! Suspending our excitement for just a moment, we would like to remind you that ceramic handbuilding is on again in August and if you would like to make your own Instagram worthy home for a cactus you can! You can also make a whole heap of other exciting things with our skilled teacher @arcadia_scott.

I mean, honestly, look at this ceramic piece of joy! Well done @scoutgathers 👏🏼. All our workshops can be found on www.thinkthornbury.com

Macrame with @middleaisle this weekend is sold out but there is one more date later in July.

Love Think Thornbury! .
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A fresh look for our July window!

In between running the shop, staying in top of the behind the scenes action, booking workshops, perfecting the art of writing in the third person, looking after three crazy pets and remembering to feed and water herself.... Maggie May has her eyes on those yellow gloves!

Do you stroll past our window and put your hands up against the glass to peer in?

What’s your favourite thing in our window?

Love, The @thinkthornbury shop front window. . .
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Hello Thinkers, Makers and Doers!
One of the best things about our handbuilding class with @arcadia_scott is that we get to see you again when you pick up your work!! Being able to part of your ceramic hand building journey is wonderful. Clay has to dry fully before it gets fired or it smashes into a million pieces in the kiln. Well, I think that’s a huge over simplification of the firing process but I’ve seen the results of not letting clay dry fully and it’s pretty tragic when you’ve spent ages working on something ☹️. Arcadia, our queen of clay, is the woman to ask about the secrets of the kiln magic in her super popular ceramic handbuilding class on August 19th! Yep, it might seem like a little bit too early to be booking into something but let me tell you, tickets are already selling and we haven’t even announced it 😯😍. Monique and Kate came into @thinkthornbury yesterday to pick up their masterpieces and there were big smiles all around! We picked their favourite things and took a quick snap in store as we gushed about how nice it is to be in a creative community that supports each other.

Our classes are for creative adventures but a great opportunity to spend time with your bestie, partner or family! We also encourage making new friends 👏🏼. It’s great to get out of the house and share something fun.

We’re open today till 4pm. If you’re Northside pop in and say hello! Think Thornbury is warm and full of smiles. If you’re keen to become a ‘Thinker’ you can sign up to our mailing list and learn a little bit more about what we have on offer.

Much Love, Maggie May . .
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Hello Thinkers, Makers and Doers! Looking for a card with a ghost seamlessly transitioning from work to party mode? We’ve got you covered!

Probably our new favourite card in the fresh restock of @ableandgame cards. Let us tell you the competition for the top spot was a scary contest! Actually, they’re all fabulous so we might just rotate the top spot in our affections daily so they know they’re loved equally.
We also expanded the collection of Able and Game goods to Melbourne made tea towels and tote bags!! Woohoo, being able to keep new and fun things into coming @thinkthornbury so there is always a fresh discovery is a wonderful feeling for us as your Think Thornbury captains! We’ve got some exciting little finds coming soon. Small business is all about growing with your community and sharing.

Make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list for an extra way to keep in touch. Our mailing list has longer interviews with our Makers and Doers, updates on workshops and hidden jokes! I mean what’s an email without a few jokes?

You can sign up on our website www.thinkthornbury.com
We will only use your email to send you info about the shop and jokes. Pinky promise!

Have a beautiful Saturday, hope to see you in the shop. We’re open till 5pm

Much Love Maggie May (& Josh who is in London now!! Woohoo go @thirtyseventy3070!) .
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Have you got your hands on the, quite literally, hottest thing in @thinkthornbury?

Our hot water bottle covers are handmade in Reservoir by a local legend who hunts for vintage woollen blankets who are in need of a little lovin!

We have strong memories of these blankets here at Think. They’re the ones we used as children and were found in abundance to cuddle up in all winter long. They also made great impromptu picnic blankets! It’s so nice to see them repurposed into something oh so very useful and unique! Each one has its own personality and little features.

Maggie May snapped up a white one that still has the ‘Tasmanian Wool Blanket’ tag on it last winter and it’s going strong.

Think of these as the hot water bottle covers as something you’ll be able to pass down. $49.95 isn’t bad for a family heirloom!

Open today till 6pm

Much Love Maggie May and Elli (who is in the shop today whilst Maggie May gets through all the back room madness!) .
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Good morning Thinkers, Makers and Do-ers!

Do you have a Little or Mini Thinker? Yesterday we announced our Little Thinker classes and you absolutely blew us away with all the bookings!! There is only one spot left for the 11/7 class [edit SOLD OUT] and a couple for our first class next Wednesday 4/7. They’re $26.50 for two hours of fun play, art and craft with Fran from @seemakeplay.

Fran has 12 years of primary teaching and creative workshop experience as well as being Mum to her own Mini Thinker, Raph! Here they are playing on our Think Thornbury change room/mirror adventure room for little & mini Thinkers 🙊❤️. If you have a Mini Thinker (under 5) we have a great one hour class for you to do together on Saturday 14/7.
Design and decorate a fun tote bag with your name, badges to inspire.
This class is a great opportunity to discuss some mini ideas about sustainability and reusing a bag when we head off to the shops!

Sharing and nurturing creativity is important at every age and we hope these are regular classes we can offer at @thinkthornbury.

Bookings are essential! www.thinkthornbury.com

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, would like to know more about us or just want to check out the space prior to visiting.

We’re open today from 11am till 6pm!

Much Love Maggie May and Fran
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We thought we were excited to be stocking @theeyecreative_mag till we met Colin aka @habitatlegit who was the first person to snap up a copy today!
Colin and his amazing digital collages are featured in the newest issue which is hot off the press and in @thinkthornbury now!

Pleased as punch. Local creatives, Thinking, Making and Doing in it’s pages (that are printed in Melbourne on recycled paper no less) what more could you love?

Thank you to everyone who has called and sent messages about our ‘Little Thinker’ and ‘Mini Thinker’ classes starting next Wednesday.
If you’ve already snapped up a spot give your self a big pat on the back! Our classes are ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Check out our bio link for more details and how to book. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Open till 6pm tonight.
Thank you to everyone sharing the love about our workshops and shop. Being part of such a wonderful community is truly something special and we owe it all to you!

Much Love Maggie May and Josh (Who’s back in London after playing shows with @thirtyseventy3070 in Berlin. Only another 4 weeks till he’s back in the country!) .
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Good Morning Thinkers, Makers and Do-ers!! Do you know what starts next week? School holidays! Do you know what we’ve got planned for you? Little Thinker and Mini Thinker workshops!! They’re something we’ve always wanted to share with you and the little minds in your life. We’re so happy to have Fran from @seemakeplay will be joining us for three creative and fun filled days.

The activities are all centred around play, developing creative confidence and exploring art and craft. They use problem solving and get little Thinkers into a sunshine filled space to use their hands and minds in a creative and fun way. They’re the perfect mid week art and craft adventure!

And they’re only $26.50 for two hours all materials included!

Parents, this is an awesome chance to drop off your Little Thinkers whilst you head off for a relaxing long lunch, stroll down High Street Thornbury, Catch up with some friends or just enjoy a tiny break in the middle of the school holidays week.

Our first class is NEXT WEEK and has three great activities over two hours!! Wednesday 4th July
11am - 1pm

The class is limited to 10 students and booking via our website are essential. Know a friend who might live this idea? Tell them why below in the comments! We love and appreciate your support for our small business ❤️❤️❤️. Let us know if you have any questions or need our help making a booking.

Much Love, Maggie May and Fran .
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Happy Saturday Thinkers, Makers and Doers!

How did your day start? Extra cuddle time in bed or straight outside into the fresh air? Maggie May and @caseyschuurman were up and doing all the things at @thinkthornbury this morning! Setting up for a monoline lettering class with two hands makes for quick work when it’s two creative ladies who are just so excited about what they’re doing.
Sorry we’ve been a bit quiet on the ‘socials’ over here. With Mr Joshua Kelly being a touring musician over in the Europe with @thirtyseventy3070 it’s been a bit more challenging for Maggie May to touch base with you all. I promise we still love you! ‘Hectic’ might be a word we’d use to describe half of our creative team being on the other side of of the world... couldn’t be more proud!

We started Think for this exact reason. Being self employed and creative sometimes means you have to make different choices about what you’re going to do in your life. It sure means a lot of work but it’s fun and exciting work that contributes to our community. Being an artist, musician or a creative person shouldn’t mean sacrificing your passion, you just have to use all that creativity to craft a way to support yourself! We support our workshop hosts to develop and grow with our workshop spaces.

Thank you to everyone who has popped in this week to see how Maggie May is handling things too. The hugs, cups of warm beverages, words of encouragement and extra special deliveries of pasta from @umbertoespressobar have been VERY APPRECIATED.

A round of applause for supporting local business!

We’re open till 5pm today and Sunday 12 till 4pm. Holly and Rachael, Maggie May’s friends will be helping out in the shop whilst she teaches her Macramé workshop.

Much Love, Maggie May, Casey, Rachael and Holly! .
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We think being a beginner is fantastic!

We’re passionate about giving you the opportunity to be a beginner and not an instant expert. It can feel challenging to try something new but if you can take a deep breath and come say hello to us at @thinkthornbury we’ll help you shake off all those scary vibes and give something new a try!

Monoline letter is a great class to dip your toes into the water of writing with your hand, some very cool @lousy.ink and a fancy monoline nibbed Pen!

@caseyschuurman our excellent and very nice teacher will guide you through this style of lettering and give you the best start at trying something new.

Perhaps you’re already in the world of inky pens and fun calligraphy or hand lettering and want to expand your skill set? You’ll also love this class.

There are less than a handful of spots left to the next class on Saturday 23rd June!
Much Love, Maggie May and Casey! .
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Hey Thinkers, Makers and Do-ers! Saturday is such a fun day for Maggie May in the shop.

It’s the day people are usually moving a little slower and treating themselves to a wander around Thornbury complete with a visit to the @thornbury_picturehouse, brunch at @ampersandthornbury or the lunch specials @umbertoespressobar (mmmmm pasta, could go some pasta round about now...) Everyone has been so smiley and happy in the shop today. Emma and Marlene were no exception. They picked up two of our favourite things, and it was great to see ‘Edward’ our locally made soft friend, go to such a lovely home! (I don’t like to play favourites but he was my favourite) I have long said that these little cuddly friends are perfect for children and adults alike. East Brunswick is so well represented by these two smiling Thinkers! Thanks for popping by, you’re welcome to visit again anytime!

We’re open till 5pm today and then it’s prep time for our Macramé workshop on tomorrow. There is one ticket left if you’re keen to try your hand at it. Ticket link in Bio.

Much Love, Maggie May & Josh (who is probably still sound asleep in Manchester round about now!) .
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