Thursday, April 02, 2009

i'm going to japan!

and i am ever so excited!! i've decided to move back to japan for a year, and teach english while i ponder my future. hee hee, that sounds so deep. sometimes (mostly in the middle of the night) i wonder if my plan is a little too wacky, but i really do believe that it's a great idea that makes sense for multiple reasons, and i am so fortunate and thankful that i have this opportunity. i'll be flying to osaka in 1.5 weeks, and staying with my lovely friends in kobe. i'll be teaching part time at the wonderful conversation school where i worked while i was an exchange student in '06-'08. and of course i will continue to explore japanese handmade crafts, and also to make felt.

however, as i am packing and organizing my things, i have decided to have a little blog sale. starting with these japanese haori coats, which are traditionally worn over a kimono. they could be worn as a jacket, or used as a source for beautifully patterned fabric. i'll post a few more times today and tomorrow with other japanese fabric. email me directly if you are interested, feltcafe@gmail.com, and i will update each item to note when it is sold.

plum haori coat, pattern of waves (detail at the top of this post), crepe fabric. $35 plus actual shipping cost.
purple haori coat, polyester fabric. $20 + actual shipping cost.
red stripes haori coat, silk, $45 + actual shipping cost.

5 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow that's so cool I have always wanted to travel around the world and Japan is so pretty I have always wanted to go there but never got the chance.

Janie said...

I would LOVE to go back to Japan, all that wonderful food and that fabulous language... Hmm...

Have a wonderful trip and let us know how you're doing xx

Laura said...

Wow! How exciting! Hope you have a great time and post about any wonderful crafts you discover!

Lee said...

What, am I the only one who thinks its a bad idea for you to leave? Well, I do, but not really. Not if I can come visit.

elisabetha said...

Whether you know it or not you have already figured out where you want to be -- in japan! congratulations - it must have been a tough decision. i constantly feel the call back to japan too...i'm a bit envious. and so very excited for you! :)