Strongly summery

Oh my, oh my, oh my - it's June already, and so so so so wonderful weather! It was almost seven o'clock in the evening when I took this picture, and just take a look at the thermometer:


And just in case you can't see it clearly because of all that dust *ahem* it says inside +26,7C and outside +26,8C! For you, my dear friends, who use the Fahrenheit's this is really, really, really warm. Really. And what have I done to celebrate this wonderfulness? I have parked quite permanently outside, I have my studio in the garden, and under a new, big umbrella it's just a bliss. Nature around me is beautiful and green, and I have had some cute visitors too...


...just take a look at that rabbit (I think it is an European hare, actually), it was clearly too hot for him (he looks like a guy to me), and he rested quite a while almost next to me, and didn't care me poking the wool while he napped. And just what have I been poking?


Pillowcases! Cushion covers! With flowers and strawberries - just perfect for the season, I think.


I found that beautiful blue flowered fabric while thrifting some weeks ago, and it took some courage to cut it as I think it is one of my favorite finds for a long, long time. But now I'm happy I did it, the fabric turned into a a pretty pillow case with some blue needle felted flowers. And soon they were followed by more flowers...


...and a summer wouldn't be summer without strawberries, right?


Happy, happy happy I am, and off to make some more. I wish you all the loveliest first week of June!

Yours,
Mia

P.S. The pillowcases can be seen more closely here.

20 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

How wonderful Mia, crafting, big sunshine and the company of a beautiful hare, now that is bliss!!!! :)
Your cushions are amazing, that sleepy hare looks like he could have laid his head on one of them!
V xxx

Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

It's been simply amazing here last weeks, after last year's disaster I think we deserve it but I still can't believe it :)

We saw hares quite often around here, but they usually do not stay that close - it must be the heat!

Wishing you the most wonderful week!

Yours,
Mia

Helen Philipps said...

What a lovely post, Mia....it sounds so heavenly there, crafting in the sunny garden with a bunny (or hare) beside you!! And what gorgeous things you are making....your new designs look really inspired and very beautiful.
Helen x

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

And thank you for your lovely comment! It's been amazingly beautiful here, and I wish it's equally beautiful at yours, and you can enjoy your gardening (and crocheting in the sun!)!

Happy first week of June!

Yours,
Mia

Anne said...

Sunny days, new pillows and bunnies(hares)....what more could you want!!

Thanks for sharing your new designs.Here's to a sunny and creative June.....

Anne
PlumCreek22

Mia said...

hello dear Anne,

I know, it's pretty perfect start for June! I wish it's beautiful at yours too... All summer!

Happy Tuesday!

Yours,
Mia

Jane said...

I think we are all jumping for joy with this gorgeous sunshine Mia, long may it last. How tame that hare was....usually they steer clear of any human contact. Enjoy your outdoor crafting and as you say no summer creations are complete without strawberries, I love your new cushions! Enjoy the rest of the sunny week my friend,
Jane x

Teje Karjalainen said...

That's so wonderful! I hope you have time to have some holidays and enjoy summer! I love your new pillows! Fantastic design and lovely way to mix different materials! Hugs! x Teje

Mia said...

Hello Jane,

I know, these hares are pretty shy, and stay behind the tress and bushes usually but this one needed its rest in the shadows :)

I wish your first June-week is gorgeous, sunshine and gardening with Billy-boy!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Teje,

I am in LOVE with this weather, I so so so wish it'll last for months now! Thank you for your lovely comment on my pillows, I am just off to make a few more...

Happy Wednesday!

Yours,
Mia

The Faerie Factory said...

It's been sunny here in the UK too but not quite that warm. Those pillows are beautiful the blue is gorgeous. Sarah x

Mia said...

Hello Sarah,

I just popped into your blog and it seem pretty gorgeous at yours too, all those flowers... Oh! I wish June continues as wonderful for both of us!

Happy Wednesday!

Yours,
Mia

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Lovely Mia, lovely pillows, lovely sun and lovely company!! I think you have out done yourself with these gorgeous creations. The colors of the flowers/berries are so brilliant and the fabrics are perfectly matched. You have a wonderful imagination for design and details my friend. I'm so happy for you that you are having beautiful June weather. I think we all deserve it after our lengthy winter.
Enjoy this weather, xoRobin

Mia said...

Hello sweet Robin,

Thank you so much for your beautiful comment! Our weather continues to be gorgeous, and more pillow cases were made today: a perfect start for June!

I wish your summer has started beautifully, and you can enjoy sunny walks with Jack!

Yours,
Mia

Megumi said...

Mia,
I am so jelous you have a bunny friend. He looks like the one in one of story books. So cute. You had a lovely warm day. Is your summer rather humid, of dry? We are having warm days too, and it was perfect for my house getting painted this week.
I like your pillow cases. I think my favorite is the strawberry one.

Megumi

Mia said...

Hello Megumi,

Those hares keep visiting our yard (and I've heard they might have been visiting a few vegetable gardens around here too :) over the years), but they usually are much more shy...This one wasn't!

It's been lovely and sunny and dry here, it's humid when there's storm coming, but otherwise more it's more dry than tropical. And I wish it'll continue...

Happy June, dear friend!

Yours,
Mia

Ladybird Diaries said...

These cushions are absolutely lovely!
M x

Mia said...

Thank you so much!

I wish sun is shining to the ladybird diary pages too... We still have gorgeous weather!

Lovely Thursday!

Yours,
Mia

Beth said...

Hello Mia, I was pointing someone in the direction of folk who use foxes in their designs and in doing so popped onto your Etsy shop and saw your wonderful cushion covers - they work so well, they really are great! Nice to see Mr Hare sunning himself, long may the good weather last :) Bethx

Mia said...

Thank you for your lovely comment, Beth! Foxes, bunnies and OF COURSE birdies are my favorite things to make - and as you can see, there even are some real ones modeling for me around here!

Have a lovely day!

Yours,
Mia