Thinking, making, liking

Friday was all about pink and today's theme-color is definitely blue. I am not feeling blue, no, quite the opposite, but I had a light blue weekend. It all started with this light blue-white wool piece I found while in a fabric-hunt a few weeks ago. I know, it doesn't look that spectacular here, just blue wool but I had a vision...

I thought I would make a pretty bag(s) from it with some needle felted flowers on top. I also wanted to try something little new (for me), machine embroidery on the flowers after needle felting.

I like the different blues with light blue wool, and the bag turned out almost like I visioned it. But how about a smaller tote... Would it be too similar or... ? I think I must try...

Is the tag too much? Or would the bigger bag need one too? Decisions, decisions... But I am definitely happy with the flowers! How about them and a pouch?

I like it! And I think you all remember my condition and have guessed the last piece already:

A key ring! And the set was completed:

And all blues together:

I just love the feeling that something I had in mind (read: I saw it before I made it) comes together this good. This definitely gives a great start to this new, crafty week! I hope your weekend was great, too!

Happy Monday!



Hannah said...

The blues together are so nice!
I just recently bought an old grey wollen blanket which i thought i might make a bag out of.. am just hunting for the perfect lining now!
I like the loops on your bags because you could hang your cute little key ring on them!

Mia said...

Hi Hannah,

I constantly hunt older woolen clothing and blankets, they make great bags and pouches! I hope you'll find the lining soon!

Have a happy and crafty new week and I wish to see you here again!


Jane said...

Good morning Mia, I think the stitching on top of the felting is really, really good...love it.Now I am a "blue" girl i.e I really do like the colour and that set is perfect. I am now off to work on a very "grey" day but your post has added a lovely colour to the morning! Happy Monday my dear.
Jane x

Mia said...

Happy Monday to you, dear friend!

I am a blue-girl (with a hint of pink!) myself, I loved the light blue wool from the moment I saw it. I like the machine- flowers, I am sure there will be more...

Have a happy day!


Helen Philipps said...

This is such a beautiful little set!! I really loved the way you showed us them, adding to the 'story' as each beautiful little creation appeared! They are each a special make in their own right, I love all the little details and the decorative stitching - and they all look wonderful together. Have a great crafty week. Helen x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

What a really beautiful little set Mia!! Love,love,love the blue. :)
The machine embroidery goes really well with the needle felting.
Your flowers brighten quite a grey day here but at least it's milder!
Have a great week!!
Vivienne x

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

And thank you so much for your nice comment! I liked the "new" stitching too, and have already made new plans to use it later again :)

Have a lovely, sunny day and great, crafty week!


Mia said...

Hi Viv,

And thank you! I like the blue myself too, and well..for me it's also important that there's a set ;) You know me!

It's snowing HEAVILY here again but not that cold, so I am quite happy! Enjoy your Monday and have a great week ahead!


Teje said...

Dear Mia! All the set is most beautiful! I love the fabric and the flowers with different blue colours! Well done - you are so talented and have lovely imagination for beautiful crafts!
Have a great week!
xxx Teje

Mia said...

Oh thank you so much, Teje! Your commnt made my day!

Have a great week - sun and fun creating!


Anne said...

Hello Mia,

I saw these new blue bags in your shop early this weekend and was so happy. Amazing combination of flowers and fabric.
Thanks for telling us more about the sewing!

Anne at PlumCreek22

from the Bluebird said...

Hi Mia, Love, Love, the blues and especially what you did with the fabric. The flowers are gorgeous and the photo against the snow is beautiful. So talented my dear!

Keep creating away, Hugs, Dani

Mia said...

Hi Anne,

Thank you! I liked the blue wool (and it's a bit more unusual than my grays and browns, too), and oh, we had some sun too during the weekend and I got some pictures taken.

Have a wonderful week and many greetings to all of you!


Mia said...

Hi Dani,

And thank you so much for your nice comment. It's lovely that we can share our creations in our blogs. Have a peaceful and crafty week - and I am happy you're feeling better!


thelinencat said...

Hi Mia, I love the blue and the flowers and the set together looks fabulous. You are so clever. Beth :)

Pam said...

Love them all Mia and the machine embroidery really does add something to the felting.
P xx

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Beth&Pam!
I like the set too, and the embroidery...will definitely return :)

Happy and craft-filled week to both of you!


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