Meoooow

Dear, dear friends,

It's been a while (an underestimation of the year) since I last blogged, but I have to say I've spent every minute of my absence working. It's been crazy busy last two months, and as I shipped the last of the enormous order (more of that later) yesterday, I am now back to online. I want to say sorry to all of you lovely bloggers who have been writing great posts and I haven't got the time or energy to comment that much. I will be back, I promise. But back to the latest events! Some of you may remember the summer of the cats? Well this one was one big meooow, and all of it was because I got my first (there's always a first!) magazine-mention in August, and needed to be prepared.
And what a mention it was - a glossy magazine for cat fans and no less than in Japan! As a cat-lover I was really happy about it -can you spot my cat-bag there?
 Oh yes, there it is!
Some of you may already know that my bags and pouches are sold in Japan, but this made me extra proud still! My Japanese skills are not that great *ahem* but my cats and birds and other things seem to be speaking to Japanise people greatly - I will tell you more of that later.

I am now off to sort my working space (it's a MESS), and try to get my thoughts and calendar organized and updated, and will be back with more stories soon.

Happy Tuesday!

Yours,
Mia

23 comments:

Nova Melina said...

PAljon onnea Mia! Hienoa!! :)

Mia said...

Kiitos, Nova!

Sinunkin blogisi on niitten joukossa, joissa olen käynyt juttujasi ja kuviasui ihastelemassa, ja kommenttien jättäminen on jäänyt, anteeksi :) Palaan pikapuoliin taas!

Iloista syyskuista viikkoa!

Mia

Jill said...

How exciting, Mia. All your makes are beautiful and deserving of the pages in glossy magazines. Well done. x

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Jill! It's all pretty exciting (and still somehow unbelievable) but I must say I'm loving it :)

Have a wonderful day and a lot of sunshine to your September!

Yours,
Mia

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Congratulations Mia!!! A magazine feature, woohoo!! :)
Well deserved too. No wonder you've been busy, you've probably spent the summer making cats as opposed to me who has spent the summer chasing cats (one with a frog in it's mouth only this morning!!!!)
Really great news Mia, I'm sure it says really great things in that magazine but my Japanese isn't wonderful either! ;)
Happy Tuesday,
Vivienne x

verykerryberry said...

How fantastic! Your bag looks perfect in the magazine, so pleased for you!

Jane said...

O wow Mia that is fantastic, you must be delighted and it is so well deserved as your creations are just gorgeous. I thought that kitten on the magazine looked just like my Billy as a kitten. Talking of Billy he is on holiday with my parents and I have packed ready for tomorrow. Thanks for liking my snowman card today...I thought it would really appeal to you ;0) See you in a week or so after my sunny hols!
Jane x

Stins said...

No need for excuses!
Your bag is the prettiest if you ask me...
No wonder the Japanese like it!

Mia said...

Thank you, Vivienne!

You lucky girl can chase cats every day (well frogs are not that adorable but still), I so wish I had one to keep me company when I work!

Have a wonderful day!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you so much Kerry,

I'm happy too!

Wonderful September!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you, Jane!

Kisses to Billy-boy, he's my favorite cat of all :)

And oh how I loved your card! I actually hopped my way to all the blogs showing the cards, and there were some cute ones (one pink even!) but yours is still my favorite!

Happy holidays, dear friend, enjoy!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Oh how sweet words, Stins :) - thank you! I'm happy for this, and excited still too...And i so wanted to share the news with all of you!

Happy Tuesday!

Yours,
Mia

Helen Philipps said...

This is such exciting news, Mia! Your work is really special and I'm so glad that it has become successful, and not surprised either! Now I can see why you have been soooo busy!! Look forward to hearing more about it all soon :)
Have a wonderful week.
Helen x

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

And thank you so much! It's lovely to receive all these greetings from you, my bloggy-friends, it makes all even more special :)

Have a wonderful day, and sunshine from us!

Yours,
Mia

bethbutcher said...

Well done! Your stuff is lovely and I can see why they love it so much!

Beth said...

Hello lovely Mia, what fabulous news and well deserved! I can imagine your wonderful creations being very popular in Japan. I hope all the work that's kept you busy has also been fun, I know how it can slip from fun into stressful sometimes. Beth (thelinencat)x

Mia said...

Hello both dear Beths :)

Lovely to have you all greet me here, makes me very happy, thank you!

I wish you both sunny September days!

Yours,
Mia

Anne said...

Bravo Mia!! I'm soooo happy for you.
I love Japan and it's great to see your handmade things in that magazine.

Keep up the good work and happy September.....

Anne
PC22

Mia said...

Thank you, Anne dear!

I know you love everything about Japan, and knew that you'll be so proud of me :)

Have a happy September and all the best for G for his new adventures!

Yours,
Mia

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Oh wow! Congratulations on that mention, and how lovely to be able to make people all over the world happy with your gorgeous bags :D

Mia said...

Thank you, Annie!

Lovely to share these news with all of you fabulous people!

Sunshine from Finland!

Yours,
Mia

Teje Karjalainen said...

Upeaa Mia!!! Fantastic Mia!!!
I have missed your latest posts and I'm so happy to hear that your have had lots of work and your talented work has been found till Japan! x Teje

Mia said...

Thank you, Teje!

It's been a bad and great summer here, you see, some great news like this and then rainrainrain - as it's raining now too :( But sharing my good news with all of you is wonderful, thank you so much for your kind comment!

Happy day!

Yours,
Mia