Soft days

Happy Easter weekend! We've had it sunny, bright, springly and chocolate-y so far, how's yours?

We are having sort of low-key Easter this year; we have just taken it slow, had a lot some chocolate, a lot of sauna and relaxing time. I have been re-charging my batteries, and have been flipping through books and magazines for new ideas and inspiration, and with one book in particular I have been spending a lot of time. I got this wonderful book for my birthday, and I must say I am a big fan. Arne&Carlos have a special feel in their books, sort of warm and soft yet cheerful and vibrant - and then there are colors, the fantastic colors:

 

You might remember I already have Arne&Carlos Christmas-book (and there's an Easter-one too), and this new one is all about summer and garden and flowers and the cutest soft toys:

   
For some reason I have been thinking of soft toys lately; how I would love to try one of my own, maybe a knitted fat chubby cat or a smiling raccoon! I bet it would be so much fun - but how to find the time off my beloved wool and barbed needle? And also seeing how wonderfully others do it... Oh my! Please take a look for both inspiration AND change to win a wonderful soft and beautiful Posie the bunny please click the picture below, Vivienne's fantastic giveaway is open for today (March 31st) still:


Lovely days of Easter, and oh: Welcome April!

Yours,
Mia

16 comments:

Jane said...

Good morning dear Mia and a very Happy Easter to you. The sun is shining here too but it's still cold. I would love to see your creations as soft toys.....imagine my heffalump pin brought to life. .oh my...how sweet that would be. Enjoy your chocolate and reading. .a perfect day. I have entered Viviennes Giveaway. ..good luck to us all..Posy is a sweetie. Jane x

Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Mia, I'm happy to hear you have relaxed and have a lovely Easter time! Your photos are beautiful and that book looks fun! Hugs from your friend far away! x Teje

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh I would love to see what kind of soft toy you would come up with Mia, it would cute, that much I know! :) looking forward to that. :)
So glad you are having a lovely relaxing chocolate filled (essential) Easter.
Enjoy my dear and thank you for the little mention, much appreciated!
Vivienne x

Mia said...

Happy Easter, dear Jane!

It's been a lovely, sunny day here with good food and even better company... Lovely! Wishing you a special day tomorrow... :)

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello dear Tje,

Hyvää pääsiäistä!

I wish you've been enjoying your weekends, and maybe had a few pääsiäismuna too?

Lovely April soon!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello dear Vivienne,

I love your sweet, sweet bunnies and I must say, that they have set the bar quite high for my soft-toys trying ;) But we'll see... I am keeping my fingers crossed for Posie...

Have a lovely Easter!

Yours,
Mia

Anne said...

Hello Mia,

I'm so happy you're having a relaxed weekend. There's been a lot going on here this past week. Relaxed sounds very good!! THanks for sharing some of your Easter pics. Would you believe, I saw the Easter Arne/Carlos book in a craft shop, just a few days ago??!! I thought of you and Ms. Vivienne.
Would love to see some handmade toys from your hands.

Happy Easter, dear Mia....
Anne
PC22 Studio

Mia said...

Happy Easter for you too, dear Anne!

I can imagine you being busy, all family together again and enjoying your time... I wish you'll have a relaxing Easter-Monday!

Yours,
Mia

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Mia, I know you could make some irresistible softie toys!!! Your talents are never ending!!! Low key is nice sometimes and also a welcome. Ours was anything but that, I'm pooped, but smiling!!
Excited about Vivienne giveaway.
Take care, xoRobin

Mia said...

Hello dear Robin,

I am so happy you've had wonderful Easter, and being pooped ;) after celebrating is the best! It's sunny and pretty here, and I am sending you some sunshine just in case you need some.

Happy last Easter-day!

Yours,
Mia

Megumi said...

Hello Mia from Japan!

I am glad to hear you had a nice time around Easter.
I left on Sat morning and arrived here on Sunday night, so I missed Easter completely. But is has been wonderful, and the business has been taken care of. We had a free day today and had a sighseeing day.
For my surprise, where I am staying had cooler days before, so the cherry bloosoms has been in full bloom this week. Oh it is beautifl and very very spring. So pink!

Very happy spring to you,
Megumi

Mia said...

Dear Megumi,

I am so happy for you! Japan sounds just LOVELY (pink I love!) and I am so happy you get to visit it all (even Easter was missed this year, we'll celebrate it twice as hard next year!) in spring...Enjoy!

Wishing you lovely first week of April!

Yours,
Mia

Jessie's Needle said...

Hello Mia,

A lovely blog. I'm just starting out too, your blog looks very professional. I'm a 50 something who has been thrifting for many years. My main passion is crochet. I live in the Lake District, northern England

Mia said...

Warmest hellos to Jessie's Needle, and welcome to my blog! Blogging is fantastic, and I warmly welcome you to our community, it's pretty tight-knit (and crocheted :)), and you'll find many wonderful people around here!

Happy weekend!

Yours,
Mia

sweetpea family said...

Hope Easter was fun we had a good family time - just found your lovely blog
Sue x

Mia said...

Hello Sue,

Welcome! We had lovely time, sun was shining and chocolate eggs were opened (plenty) - just perfect Easter!

Happy weekend and sunshine from Finland!

Yours,
Mia