Monday, October 27, 2008

Has Anyone Seen Where I Left Autumn?


I swear, Japan just skipped a season! Within a few days I have gone from dressing in cool clothes and feeling quite warm, to dressing in warm clothes and feeling quite cool. From wearing... well not much... to bed, to flannel pjs (Tickle Me Elmo if you're interested). I was waiting until this weekend to change over the wardrobe from summer to winter, but tonight have had to scramble to find things warm enough to wear. I think gloves will be in order for my morning bike ride to school from now on.

This wardrobe change over is going to be a big one. It will be the last change over before we move. Rather than just putting away the summer gear, we're going to have to decide what will go back to Australia with us next year, what will be recycled/remade and what may just have to be thrown out. There aren't any charities to donate the clothing to here, which is a real shame.

And some really good news.... I won the nappy bag!! This gorgeous nappy bag is made by the very generous and talented Sable Fyre. I can't wait to see it in person, but will have to wait. I've asked her to send it to my Australian address to save her on postage and for me on shipping room when I move back.

So, now I have some of the baby clothes, the nappy bag... what else was it I needed - oh that's right a baby!

10 comments:

Jenny said...

Strange weather these days. So glad you won the nappy bag-exciting times ahead!

Fuji Mama said...

I'm voting for the baby to come soon! :-)

CurlyPops said...

You can always use it as a really large handbag until then...
How weird that there are no charities to donate unwanted items to. Surely there are people in need in Japan?

Semsavblanc said...

It's a sign!!

Rashai said...

Thanks for dropping by, I believe it's easy to find that kimono doggie over there.
Nice blogs! if you don't mind, can I link your blog?
Thanks

Leni and Rose said...

Ohhh...definitely a sign!!!

Sherrin said...

oh! I thought I missed something for a minute!! Congrats on the win... hopefully you have a reason to use it in the near future! :o)

BigCat said...

Congrats on winning. That is so cool seeing as you really wanted it.

magikquilter said...

You have a lot to do before you return Melanie and how strange that there are no charities. Are there no homeless or shelters there either?

Good on you for winning the nappy bag and also loved your pendants...did you make them yourself?

namakemono said...

try second hand shops of flea markets for getting rid of clothes - where I live, there is a second hand shop run by the city that takes stuff for free then sells it cheaply (many other places will buy it from you - but they tend to like "brand" stuff -and of course sell it for a lot more!). A friend had good fun with a flea market, but said it was a lot of work. Or else see if any good friends can use your osagari (hand-me-downs) - my friends and I do quite well with that here, although I tend to me more on the receiving end lol. HTH (^-^)

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