Wednesday, 20 May 2009

I can haz more compliments?

I somehow attracted attention of Helg of Perfume Shrine herself and my blog was awarded for being fabulous. Feels good.

The rules are thus:
1. You have to pass it (the award) on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.
Instructions: Include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them. When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well. And don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.

I'm not sure whether my addictions are fabulous. Neither am I sure whether yours truly is actually fabulous, especially after this long pause in blogging, I caught a nasty cold in this July weather and ended up on antibiotics and still, I'm coughing like an old smoker but, well, Helg says so.
I'm passing the trophy onto five others. Etsians and Ravelers.

Maisy Brown is a fabulous couturiere who recreates the sixties in a way that rocks. Her partner, Buster McGee rocks, too, but he has no blog on his own.

Keith of Mindless Pursuits does fabulous silkscreen prints, as far as I reckon, just now he's working on a t-shirt for the official fan club of the abovementioned Buster who got a role in some TV series, alas, unknown in my part of Europe.

Angela just is. While knitting and eating cake, I suppose.

is a Ravelry friend and there's something enchanting about her which I cannot define. That cat with a green hat? Or is she fabulous because she agreed with trying to teach me some French, which needs particular audacity?

Feral Jane is feral. She collects vintage knitting patterns, too.

Now, my addictions, which may not be so fabulous:

1. I knit. Everything said.
I also collect yarn. Just sayin', in case you haven't seen me knitting yet. I also live on Ravelry, those who are in the know... erm, know.
2. Books. There are things written in them and the things are interesting. Since childhood, I was obsessed with knowledge. I wanted to learn things. Just things, often I didn't mind what sort of things (apparently, sports were not in that category, nor being a nice girl). I was fascinated by the idea that somehow, knowledge floats in the air and all I need to do is to get the ability to filter it out. I haven't managed yet entirely but it's not that bad.
3. Perfumes, how banal.
4. Art. Not the kitschified idea of art that is sold on mugs and aprons but art with background. Momentarily demonstrated by the enthusiasm not typical at all in yours truly, I'm working on my thesis and somehow happily enjoy the rather obscure subject.
5. Siamese cats, coffee and chocolate: there's never enough.

One special addendum for Helg:


  1. Ha! Ma cherie, that's exactly what makes you fabulous!
    Love your collection (perfume and yarn, I was just this close to mistyping yearn...those two are entwined, aren't they?)
    Fun thins and some we share. (Do you like the Nemo? And do I see some Gucci Nobile there, or is it No.3?)
    As to knowing...I always say it's man's (and woman's) business to be inquisitive. Otherwise we'd still be living in caves. ;-)

  2. I lurve Nemo! One day in the distant future, I'll line up all those fragrances that remind me of mint candies and compare them in detail: Jules, Heritage by Guerlain, Wood and spices by Montale and Nemo. I think Nemo is the best but I should compare them side by side.
    The pic is no big deal, I'll run it through Photoshop again to sharpen it - it's Le De what I think you might think is No.3 or Gucci Nobile.
    A part of my collection is at home II so the silly fancy bottles of Asja are missing, for example, but especially for you I dug out the Diorling.
    Yarn and perfumes entwined... being as clumsy as I am, I wanted to dab a bit of Amazone on me and dripped a nice bit of extrait into the sweater in progress on my lap. Well, smells pretty:D