Jingle bells



Is it too early? Of course not.
I am now officially on Christmas mood - and those Moomins will be part of the plan.

... to be continued...

Yours,
Mia

Lovely handmades - for me only!

I am feeling much happier now than I was when I posted last time. I am still thinking and dreaming (and even planning) my crafts-only-life, though, but much calmer sort of way. And I keep enjoying handmade prettiness - making, selling and buying it.

Oh yes, I have purchased some beautiful stuff. Some from etsy, some from dawanda and some found via flickr. I am going to show all them here starting from the latest perfection that arrived yesterday!

Let me introduce you Mia the Mouse:


She was little shy at first, being away from home and all, but it only took a minute. Her wonderful and talented creator Shelley from The Beauty is in a Detail had trained her well for the journey: she soon was exploring her new home and wanted to see upstairs too.



She jumped up the stairs to see my crafting space as she knew, that she would be spending most of her time there with me. I am now off to show her around - thank you still once Shelley!

You can see more of Shelley´s beautiful work here and purchase her wonderful handmades here! And oh, she also made me the most beautiful corsage - to match my clothing and Mias´s stripes - all pink! Thank you so much, Shelley, you made my day!

Have a lovely Saturday!

Yours,
Mias

Warning: Contains moaning





Oh, it has been weeks since I last posted. It is not that I don´t have things to write, quite the opposite: it seems that I have too many things in my mind (and my table) at the moment. I try to knit, sew, felt, decorate and promote my stuff all the same time (plus maintain my daily job, keep the house habitable and my family if not happy, close to that) and I am tired. The piles of felts, ready-cut fabrics grow...

I would love to have a creative way of living and only that. It´s not that I´d hate my current daily job, no, it just disturbs my crafts badly. I would love to have my days and weeks organized around my knitting needles and sewing machine (which I just purchased new, hooray, about that later) and deliveries and photo shoots. Now all that needs to be done during the evenings and weekends, and it leaves me no free time at all. Which is alright for a while but...

Is there anybody out there who struggles with these same problems? I would love to hear your ways of coping - and how did you take that last step and jumped (out of daily work, that is). What did it take? How are you doing now?

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I am so sorry about all that moaning. There are so many things that make me happy also: This fall has been so much better than summer was, sunny and rain-free. I also got that sewing machine (I have dreamed about it for two years) and I have purchased some pretty handmades too. I also have the most supportive sister ever (and that gorgeous nephew too) and there´s only three months until Christmas! My next post will be happier, I promise!

Peaceful Sunday!