At the start of the year I proclaimed that I was going to "not buy anything new" and also to try and achieve some sense of cost and space neutrality. Easier said than done!
However, in the weekend I took a large box of clothes, knick-knacks, handbags and some books to ReStore. The clothes were mainly one my daughter had outgrown, but also included a few of my own such as a sewing fail - cropped trousers, a Trademe fail - Donna Rae green cotton coat dress size 14 which did not fit me, nor did it resell after 2 listings on TM so out it went; and a pair of jeans which no longer fit me comfortably amongst other items which I have not worn for a year or more.
I also included a 2nd hand book fail - a novel about Boudicea which I bought for $2 from the Sallies a couple of weekends ago. The writing style was so awful I could not read it. The Eleventh Commandment, by Jeffrey Archer I bought at the same time on the other hand was an easy and enjoyable read, but as I did not want to keep it I decided to donate it as well.
Due to the wintery weather I have decided that some of my summer clothes are not going to see the light of day for a while, no amount of hosiery, underwear or cardigans will make some of the dresses suitable wear during winter so it makes sense to put them away. This also made a little extra room for a 1970s maxi dress bought via Trademe last week - a long pink crimplene lurex number :-)
This weekend I am looking forward to the famous 24 Hour Book sale which will be held at the Regent Theatre. This is the apparently the second largest booksale in Australasia. For those in Dunedin it starts at 12 noon Friday 25th to and ends promptly at 12
noon Saturday 26th May.
Last year I made a flying visit and scored two wonderful sewing books, including Vogue Sewing with boxed slipcover. I am planning a pile of Fashion magazines from the 2010-2011 to the Hospice shop this week as well, to make room for any potential purchases at the book sale.
Also coming up on the "Things to do" calendar is the Annual Presbyterian Support Fabric Sale, which is on
16th Jun 2012 11:00am-2:00pm. I doubt I will be buying much though, as I am seriously out of space at home to store anything remotely associated with sewing. I plan on just enjoying being amongst fabric lovers.