Berries and birdies

I want to apologize for not posting more often. We have had great weather still and I have been enjoying it with my nephew. We have had great time picking blueberries and raspberries, cycling (he cycles, I run after him) and also thrifting. He might only be three, but he really knows what his aunt needs. The other day we were going to visit a local flea market, and just before we entered I said (half joking, half serious thinking all my pending strawberry-orders): "I only need some strawberry fabric, really." And look what that dear boy delivered to me within ten minutes:



Thank you so much dear!

And that fabric was really needed! I have made quite a few birdie&strawberry items this summer, and I still have more custom orders to be made. I think this design is one of my most summery filled ones, and many of you have liked that too. There have been smaller and bigger pouches, some pins, and a few bags too. And some more yet to come.



Some are in my etsy shop, but most are custom orders and some is going to be sold here in Finland. This is my second batch of felt goods to Lappeenranta, and I am happy my work has been much liked there too, fills me with joy! Thank you so much girls!



And since this post seems to be strawberry themed again, I definitely need to fill you in with the latest of the battle. I took your advise, and asked help from my superhero friend and see what happened!



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Sweet (victory) Thursday!

Yours,
Mia

24 comments:

Nova Melina said...

Ihan super ihania juttuja oot taas tehnyt! Toi kettupussukka on suorastaan valloittava!

Mia said...

Kiitoksia!

Ketut on taas palailemassa mieleen, lieneekö hiukan syksyistä haisua jo ilmassa ;) No ei onneksi vielä, aurinko paistaa täysillä!

Iloista ja aurinkoista torstaita sinulle!

Mia

Kerry said...

What beautiful dots of red in you pictures, vibrant strawberries and your lovely makes. Weather is so dreary in the Uk especially for summer, you pics look so bright!

Helen Philipps said...

I love all the bright and beautiful makes in this post! The bird and strawberry designs are really gorgeous. I'm glad to see you still have some real strawberries growing in your garden too! Your little nephew sounds adorable. Have a happy summer day!
Helen x

Jill said...

Sweet victory indeed :0)
Your little nephew certainly has a good eye - he's found you some fab strawberry fabric there.
xx
PS - how's your Superhero cape coming along? Have you started it yet? xx

faith76 said...

Yeah! Super Hero to the rescue -at last you have some ripe wild strawberrires :)

Anne said...

Mia, I'm so happy to hear your things are a big success in South Karelia.
It's a strawberry and blueberry summer this year!! Mister L can come and shop with me any time!

Happy hot Thursday!!

Anne at PlumCreek22

Mia said...

Hi Kerry,

We have had the most wonderful summer (second one in a row!!!) and it's hot and beautiful here today also - I am sending you lot of sunshine!

Happy Thursday!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you Helen,

The birdie&strawberry was this summer's hit ;) so to speak, and oh yes, my little strawberry bushes are in full bloom and thanks to my superhero friends we've tasted some too!

Happy and crafty week with lot's of sunshine!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hi Jill,

I haven't started the super-cape yet, but I have one planned in my nephews b-day which is in 1.5months away. I try to get it done by that :)

Happy day to you and your own dear superhero :)

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hi Faith,

I know, I know, sometimes nothing but extreme helps: get the superhero to rescue! And the strawberries were soooo yummy!

Happy day!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello dear Anne,

And I'm super pleased that my little things are selling in that super-cute shop! Lovely! And oh, Mr.L would LOVE to shop with you, he loves thrift stores and flea markets and has a great eye for pretty things already :)

Have a wonderful day and many greetings from hot and humid Finland!

Yours,
Mia

Jane said...

Mia and Superhero 2, Birdies 0 -
what a result and you have tasted your 1st stawberries for some time. Now Mia you know just how much I L*O*V*E the strawberry as a summer image, how clever is your darling nephew finding that material. It really is so stunning and as for all your new makes I am blown away, you are just so talented my dear.
Billy has gone off on his hols and I am in the middle of packing so I shall say au revoir for now and see you next week!
You seem to be getting the sun we have lacked for the last week, enjoy ;0)
Jane x

Mia said...

I know, Jane, this is a real victory :)

And thank you so much for the most wonderful comment about my work, it's lovely to hear that it's liked! Strawberry for me is THE summer-thing, and paired with yellow...Oh my!

Have a wonderful time in Paris, dear, and I'll see you next week! I am sending you some sun,too, we have it for real, it's +32c or so as we speak!

Au revoir!

Yours,
Mia

greenrabbitdesigns said...

What a clever boy your little nephew is finding you exactly what you wanted. :)
I love your strawberry creations and I'm so glad they're selling so well (no surprise really).
And thanks to that superhero of yours you got to eat some of your own strawberries too!!! :)
The sun has eventually come here this afternoon, thank goodness!
Have a lovely weekend Mia,
Vivienne x

Mia said...

I know Viv, I think he's the most clever boy in the whole wide world (and who's nephew isn't if you asked the auntie?) and he really looks the shelves and shouts things like: "Moomins! Look aunt Moomins!" :) He's a wonderful little guy, and we'll have him with us this weekend, we're having a mini holiday in a log cabin. Should be wonderful! Hopefully sun shines here and at yours!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend too!

Yours,
Mia

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Mia, you keep getting better and better, more creative and more colorful! Love all your designs! So happy you are getting special orders and well received in Finland. You may become the Queen of felting! xoRobin❤

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Robin :)

I think this beautiful summer and sunny days also get these colors out, and not to mention the happy bugs... I am so happy you like my work!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Teje said...

Dear Mia! I love your birdie-straberry pouches! I'm really happy to hear that you have your unique crafts in Lappeenranta and that most amazing Castle area! When ever I'm in Finland we have to go there to have coffee with cake-pie and see all the lovely crafty things! I'm from Kouvola but my parents from Lappeenranta.
Have a great time and next time have a cake for me, too!
xxx Teje
PS. Could you please tell me where you order that ribbon with your name.

Mia said...

Hello Teje,

I am so happy to have my things in Lappeenranta too, the shop is most charming, I hope you'll get the change to visit!

I order my nametags here: http://www.easy2name.com/ and I have been happy with them. They're sew-on (there might be some sticker types too, I haven't tried) and reasonable priced, and my order always arrives quickly too :)

Have a happy new week!

Yours,
Mia

Teje said...

Thank you Mia for your help! I don't know when I'll come to Finland but it's sure that then I'm going to visit that shop (again) and now it will be so nice to see your crafts there!
xxx Teje

Mia said...

You're so welcome, Teje!

Happy week from sunny Finland!

Yours,
Mia

Beth said...

Wow, again the shot with everything together is amazing, you must have felt a great sense of achievement seeing all your pretties laid out together. Your nephew is a very clever chap, not sure my boys would get it quite so right. Bethx

Mia said...

Hi Beth,

I love the "mission accomplished" shots, too, makes me happy for a while and then...A next batch :)

My nephew loves the fleamarkets, but mostly he admires plastic tractors, trains and anything Bob the Builder-themed there :) but he also spots the Moomins for me! Sweet little helper!

Have a great Sunday!

Yours,
Mia