Tweed lover

My love for tweed continues - and grows. I have been busier than humanly possible (and that said more tired than in months, also) so I haven´t had time to knit or felt. I managed to sneak into a few thrift stores this week though and what! there are loads of tweeds in there if you know where to look (I have been complaining so much how I really should take a trip to UK to buy pretty tweed and how it can´t be found here in Finland. Silly me.) All you need to do is pass all the clothes and fabrics that are only 10-20 years young and there they are.

I found many beautiful wool-polyester blend fabrics this week from under the sign of gentlemen - and the in many pretty shades of gray, brown, black and even some reds. Oh what stories these fabrics could tell I am sure!

And you know me, there´s no such thing as birdie-free bag - I needle felted this pretty white one with red balloon and if you look closely there´s some red at the fabric too. Once matchy-matchy always...

I have soft spot for floral linings. This one was reused flannel-sort of fabric and ah so soft. Looks and feels lovely.


I am now parking on my couch for next two or so hours to watch Eurovision song contest 2010 (even Finland did not make into finals) - it´s a tradition I cannot miss. If you have a minute, please enjoy our only victory from 2006 here. I know, it´s something else. Really.

Happy Saturday!

P.S. Still a few days until my giveaway closes and the winners will be picked - so if you haven´t yet commented, it´s not too late. Thank you!


Anonymous said...

Hi Mia, lovely bag as usual!
I think Germany deserved to win, it was quite a good song!! :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Vivienne x

Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

Thank you! And congrats for Germany, they really deserved it after 28years of waiting ;)

I popped into your blog the other day in a hurry but what a lovely pictures from your holiday, wow! I am going to come back to see them again!

Happy Sunday!


Anonymous said...

Hi Mia, I thought of you today. Check out the web site of cloth ears in the UK, there's a whole Moomins range coming out and something about a 3D film? Did you know about that!??Hope all is well, love Jane
It's www.cloth-ears.co.uk

Mia said...

Dear Jane,

I haven´t even heard of those Moomin products, the film should be out in Finland 2010/10 and it´s starring the "one and only and original" Moomins and it will done with Finnish and English voices. But the items are quite cute cute, though :)

It´s sunny and bright here today, I wish your summer will be beautiful too!

Many greetings from Finland!


P.S. You should see the cutest Moomins here: http://yle.fi/uutiset/kulttuuri/2010/05/muumi_ja_punainen_pyrstotahti_saa_ensi-iltansa_cannesissa_1677502.html

Helen said...

Wonderful bags you are very talented Mia . . . . . . . love Helen x

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Helen!

I am quite happy the way felt and tweed go together! And my birds...they send their tweets to you from sunny Finland!


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