2011-01-27

Product development

January has been full of new ideas, sketching and new materials. Well mostly these things I have put together have been new pairs to me (like this wool&stitch), and there have been some well-known whyhaven'tIthoughtthisearlier -moments, too. I definitely have spring and even summer in mind already, and I have been developing my existing products to that direction too. Wow, that sounded quite serious! Let's see what I have been up to.



You already have seen my birdie-bags in wool (and even in tweed, I think). I wanted to create a lighter and spring/summer-style of this.



Linen (and linen is re-used too, makes me smile!) and needle felting! More lighter look and somehow just...new!



The surroundings are still somewhat wintery, there are meters of snow everywhere and when taking the pictures it also was crisp and refreshing -20c...



... As it's also today (-22c and windy) so this woolen pretty-bird is definitely more today's style. But spring is coming, and this year I'll also come prepared!

What you have been up to lately?

Yours,
Mia

22 comments:

Hannah said...

Sweet little bags!
i like how the linen ir recycled, its funny how things like that can make something so much more special!

Mia said...

Hi Hannah,

Thank you so much! And recycling is quite important to me, I try only use fabrics that have had a previous life already. Sometimes I buy and odd piece as new, but it's very, very rare. And you're just right: reusing adds something little extra, too!

Have a happy Thursday!

Yours,
Mia

Normal Daily Chaos said...

Hi i saw one of your handbags on a another blog and i wanted to check out your blog, so here am I :-)
wauw you make really great things! love the birds.

greetings

Jill said...

-20c & -22c brrrrrrrr!

Your bags are beautiful, as always :0)

Jill x

Helen Philipps said...

I love linen, Mia, and the linen bag is beautiful! It makes such a different background for the birdie - though both are beautiful in different ways. I love the rounded softness of the birds you create. Keep cosy, wrap up well in those low temperatures! Helen x

Mia said...

Hello Marit,

I am so happy you found your way to here, and I just visited yours, and wow too :) Your pictures are beautiful!

Have a happy day and stay warm! See you around here again!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hi Jill,

I know, it's freezing here but also clear and almost sunny!

Have a happy Thursday!

Yours,
Mia

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love linen Mia, in fact I have a natural and a dark grey linen sitting besaide me as I type! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet but I have it anyway! I just love what you have done with your linen though. :)
Your little birds, as always, are little works of art!
Goodness you still are very cold there aren't you, chilly wind here but it's bright and sunny.
Stay warm and have a good day,
Vivienne x

Mia said...

Hi Helen,

I love linen too, and was so happy when I realized that in can be needle felted too!

I'll be staying next to fireplace tonight :) happy and cozy day to you too!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Viv,

A girl should always have many fabrics in hand just in case ;)even without a need to use it right now! I am sure your linens will turn into something very pretty!

It is cold here but almost sunny so I am not complaining (that much) - spring is coming!

Have a cozy and crafty day!

Yours,
Mia

Jane said...

Hi Mia, I am another linen lover, that bag is beautiful....do I sense a matching set in the pipeline?? It's lovely to see your creativity and how your new work evolves. I have been to meet my dear friend Karen for lunch today...it is so cold again here and I got lots more comments about your wonderful scarf, such a happy snowman smiles out to everyone!
Billy sends a kiss,
Keep warm, nearly the weekend!
Jane x

Mia said...

Hi Jane,

I have been shopping for more linen today (even it was freezing!), and oh, how exited I am to get new items done. And you know me, there's never just one of each thing ;) Except your scarf, that was true one-of-a-kind! I am so happy you liked it!

I'm aunting tomorrow,so it's happy weekend already! And a big kiss to B!

Yours,
Mia

Teje said...

Hello Mia! Adorable bird with beautiful bag! You are an artist!
Thank you for a lovely moment and reminding that we should start to think spring!
xxx Teje

thelinencat said...

Hi Mia,

You know I love linen almost as much as tweed and I think the mix with your felted bird looks perfect. Greta that it's recycled as well.

All the best, Beth

Mia said...

Hi Teje,

Thank you so much for your nice comment again! I think as we've almost managed to get through January, it's time to start spring-waiting :)

Happy and sunny weekend (yes, soon!)!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hi Beth,

I know how you love linen (and you're master with it, too!) and I am happily following! I thrifted today many new (well new TO ME) colors, blue, yellows...You'll see them soon!

Happy and crafty weekend!

Yours,
Mia

from the Bluebird said...

Hi Mia,

I always love your bags. Recycling is great I have a few things sitting around saying, what do you plan on making with me. The bird is so cute! Not to worry about snow we are getting some as I write.

Have a Wonderful Friday, Hugs, Dani

Mia said...

Hi Dani,

Oh, it's snowing at yours too - I hope the spring will be soon in both places with lot's of sunny days to enjoy! Have a happy and crafty weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Shanti said...

I like specially the gray one!!! SO cute!!!
How do I follow you? can't find a button for that!

Mia said...

Hi Shanti!

Thank you so much for your comment!
I just added a follow-gadget to my blog, I haven't had one earlier *blush* so please feel most welcome to click it there!

Happy weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Shanti said...

WOW! you just added a button and have 34 followers already! you are great! thanks for letting me know!

Mia said...

Hi Shanti -and welcome to follow me!

And I wish - I had followers already even without button, thank you dears!

Happiest Friday!

Yours,
Mia

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