Monday, July 12, 2010

I got an award!

I got a lovely and unexpected surprise to have been passed the Versatile Blogger Award from fellow Melbournian, Kristina from Inaluxe! What an honour to have this award bestowed upon me by someone whose work I admire so much. Thanks Kristina - I'm a big fan!

By the way,for those of you are unfamiliar with Inaluxe, here are a few of my favourite examples of her work:

I just love the colour palettes she uses - they're vibrant but calm and soothing at the same time. I also love the clean look of her prints - they're neat, but quirky at the same time. Be sure to check out the Inaluxe shop on Etsy for more goodies!

Now, onto the award!

The Versatile Blogger Award's rules are - you must say 7 things about yourself and pass the award on to some of your favorite blogs and let them know.

So, here goes:

Hmm, gosh this is hard!

1. I learnt to drive a tractor before I learnt to drive a car.

2. I'm fussy about which magnets get to go on the fridge. My fridge is a work of art - no ugly magnets please!

3. I have played field hockey for about 20 years and have never missed a season.

4. I am strangely drawn to the colour red. This was a crazy obsession when I was about 5 years old. I had red

5. I cannot wait until I can quit my science job! I spend every day dreaming of expanding my
shop and running my own creative business.

6. My favourite drink at the moment is pear-infused vodka with dry ginger ale. I highly recommend it.

7. I used to hate my ears when I was younger, so much so that I once attempted to superglue them back. I don't recommend this. I have since grown into my ears, thankfully.

Now comes the part where I pass the award on to some of my favourite blogs. Unfortunately I can't give one to Inaluxe since they've already been awarded it, so here are my awardees:

Nicole Mallalieu: You SEW Girl! - The first blog I ever read, and my sewing/bag making idol/one-stop-supply-shop.

Cabin + cub - I really enjoy her blog, plus all Valerie's goodies, I want! She's also lovely and leaves lovely comments on my blog regularly!

Pocket Carnival - I adore Penny's cuter-than-cute illustrations, and I love hearing about her design processes and progress. An inspiration!

Summersville - I'm in awe of Lucie Summers' textile design prowess, and her blog is a very enjoyable read, too.

Girl Startup - We're both on a similar path, so I can really relate to her blog posts on the ins and outs of starting up an online shop selling bags. She designs some of her own fabric which she uses for making her bags. Well worth checking out.

Cicada Daydream - Michelle of Cloud 9 fabrics has a great blog which I always enjoy reading. It should be pretty obvious by now that I have a soft spot for textile designers. I live my life vicariously through them.

The Crafty DIY Bride - Even though I'm not planning a wedding (or even close to being engaged!), Mel - a fellow scientist in the same building as me - writes a beautiful blog, full of inspirational eye-candy and helpful crafty DIY tips.

Thanks again Kristina+Inaluxe - you made my day!


  1. Woo-hoo! what an awesome read, and I can't thank you enough for the really kind words on the art work - you're soooo lovely! I laughed where I read you glued your ears - no way?! that must have hurt, and you are so making me want to try no. 6. Thanks soooooo much Ambette! Fabulousness! xo Kristina

  2. I'm the same way about magnets! That is a good idea for a blog post, isn't it! Let's show our fridge jewels :-)

  3. I feel honored thanks so much for including me.

    I love inaluxe too, I brought one of her prints not long ago. We are a talented bunch :)

    I will have to have a read of those blogs you have suggested above :)

  4. Paz, actually that's a great idea for a blog post - lets do it!

    I'm a bit OCD with my fridge actually. I have all the postcards and magnets arranged a certain way, to the point where once when I moved house I actually took a photo of the fridge with everything on it so I could remember where it all went! It's kind of embarrassing...

    I collect magnets when I go travelling, but they can't be any old magnets. I particularly love my red double decker bus and black taxi cab magnets that I bought in London. Sometimes it must drive my boyfriend mad that I have to get a really cool/arty one and won't settle for the standard lame gift-shop ones.

    Funnily enough, it was my love of cool fridge magnets that drove me to Etsy and this whole creative business in the first place!

  5. Yay for awards! Hope it feels good to get some recognition for the blogging! Hope you and RT are good.

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