Accessorize me!

Brose pisica din piele/ Leather cat broocheshttp://masutacuflori.blogspot.com (eu le-am cumparat de la expozitiile de Craciun si de 1-8 martie din pasajul de la Universitate)

Una dintre bucuriile mele cele mai mari la sarbatori pe baza de cadouri gen 1 si 8 martie, Paste si Craciun este ca imi pot completa colectia de accesorii handmade la targurile organizate in frumoasa noastra capitala in aceste perioade. Brosele sunt marea mea pasiune (folsesc verbul “a completa” in lipsa de altceva mai elocvent, pentru ca am in jur de 100 de brose handmade, dar niciodata nu poti avea prea multe, nu-i asa?).

Metoda mea de abordare a acestor targuri este urmatoarea: pornesc la drum cu gandul de a cumpara cadouri (sau cel putin asta este motivul pe care i-l ofer constiintei mele – care nu este oricum foarte insistenta sau sacaitoare, dupa cum mi s-a spus).
Descopar ceva care imi place. De exemplu, la targul de Craciun din pasajul de la Universtitate am descoperit brosele din piele in forma de pisica si fluturas facute de Mihaela (http://masutacuflori.blogspot.com). Cumpar mai multe, in diverse culori, in ideea ca acasa voi decide ce pastrez si ce dau cadou.

Ajung acasa, insir prada, o analizez indelung si ajung la concluzia ca pe langa o pisica rosie (culoare care ma atrage iremediabil), nu este de neconceput ca la un moment dat sa imi trebuiasca NEAPARAT si o pisica bej dechis sau una bej inchis. De asemenea, imi dau seama ca o singura pisica rosie nu este suficienta, mi-ar mai trebui cel putin inca una de rezerva. Nu se stie niciodata.

Dupa lungi chinuri, decid ca voi pastra pentru mine aproape tot ce am cumparat. Acum nu mai am deci ce oferi cadou.

Organizez o noua expeditie.

Uneori se intampla sa nu mai gasesc accesoriul respectiv, asa ca ma reorientez si cumpar altceva. Ceva care imi place si mie, desigur, pentru ca sunt o persoana altruista, care face cadouri frumoase.

Ajung acasa, insir prada si imi dau seama ca intr-adevar am facut o alegere buna. Noul accesoriu imi place mult. Foarte mult daca ma gandesc mai bine. Ba chiar dupa o vreme incepe sa mi se para ca viata ar inceta sa mai aiba sens fara lucrul respectiv.

Intr-un final decid ca viata este suficient de grea oricum (life sucks and then you die, right? Dar macar sa ai suficiente brose in forma de pisica!) si nu are rost sa mi-o otravesc singura, asa ca pastrez si noua recolta de cadouri.
Imi dau seama ca acum nu mai am ce oferi cadou…Si o iau de la inceput.

(Pe langa calitatile deja enumerate, sunt si o persoana analitica si introspectiva, asa ca o lista a motivelor care ma imping spre un asemenea comportament – benefic de altfel productiei locale de artizanat – ar fi urmatoarea: 1. am prins perioada comunista, cand era intelept sa-ti faci provizii, iar reusita in viata se masura in numarul de tacamuri de pui adunate in congelator; 2. am prins de asemenea perioada postcomunista cand tot ce puteai gasi in materie de cadouri erau niste jucarii de plastic chitaitoare – o perioada care m-a traumatizat si care ma face sa ma tem mereu ca intr-o buna zi, puf!, targurile de handmade vor disparea la fel de magic precum au aparut; 3. sunt zodia fecioara; 4. deci o fire obsesiva; 5. atunci cand eram mica si mi se cerea sa impart ceva cu alti copii, replica mea era “Da’ mai am?”. Acum doar gandesc asta.)

Breloc/ pandantiv cu cirese, din piele/ Leather cherries keyring/ pendanthttp://www.shop-style.ro (cumparat de la expozitia de 1-8 martie de la Sala Dalles)

Brose floare crosetate cumparate de la targul de 1-8 martie din pasajul de la Universitate/ Flower crochet brooches

Brosa fluture, din piele/ Leather butterfly broochhttp://masutacuflori.blogspot.com

Brosa floare din piele/  Leather flower broochhttp://www.shop-style.ro

Brosa din piele si plastic cumparata acum cativa ani de la o expozitie de la Sala Dalles/ Leather and plastic brooch

Breloc/ pandantiv mar rosu, din piele/ Leather red apple keyring/ pendant  – http://www.shop-style.ro

One of my great joys come Mother’s Day, Easter, Christmas and other gift-based holidays and celebrations is the fact that I can stock up on handmade accessories, which I buy at handmade fairs organized around these periods in Bucharest. My absolute favourite are brooches – I have around 100 of them already, but one can never have enough brooches (and dresses and shoes and bags etc.), that’s what I say.

My way of approaching these fairs is this: I start off thinking that I’m going to buy gifts (or at least this is the motive that I provide to my consciousness; it’s not in the habit of splitting hairs, so more or less anything goes).
I discover something that I like. For example, this Christmas I discovered the leather brooches shaped like cats and butterflies made by Mihaela (http://masutacuflori.blogspot.com). I buy several items, in various colours, thinking that when I get home I will decide what to keep and what to give as gifts.

Upon arriving home, I spread out my prey, I thoroughly analyze it and come to the conclusion that besides a red cat brooch (red being an irresistible colour to me), it is not inconceivable that at some point I might absolutely need a light beige or a tan cat brooch. I also realize that one red cat is not enough, at least one spare one is needed – you never know, accidents can happen.

After long torments, I decide that I will keep for myself almost everything that I bought. Of course now I have no more gifts.

I set out on a new expedition.

Sometimes it so happens that the item in question is sold out, so I have to find something else. Something that I too like, of course, because I am a selfless person, who makes nice gifts.

I arrive home, spread out my prey and realize that my choice of presents was indeed inspired. I like the new accessory a lot. A whole lot. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I get the feeling that life would cease to have a meaning for me without it.

I decide in the end that life is hard enough as it is (life sucks and then you die, right? But at least you have enough cat brooches!) and there’s no point in making it any more difficult myself, so the only possible solution is to keep the second batch of gifts as well.
Yet again I’m out of presents…And I start all over again.