2011-02-22

It's the little things in life

Oh yes, they make all the difference. The little things. A sunny moment, the neat piles of fabric, all the pretty buttons in their own jars, a clean working space when you start a day. Enough bobbins with thread ready, a favorite yogurt in a fridge for a snack and a clean t-shirt (ironed if the day is a really great one!).



Of course the little pretty things are very important too. Like those bits and pieces of pretty tweeds and ribbons sewn together for cute key rings. These make me happy and smile.



I have been cleaning my cupboards and drawers all weekend, and have found many pretty things I didn't remember having. Such as ribbons, buttons and some pearls, too. It's like Christmas, actually, opening the boxes and pouches and finding the treasury after an another.




I used to think that I will never be able to use my vintage buttons and trims, but I have started to think that if they can make someone else happy and smile, it's worth it. The little things, you know?

Happy Tuesday from sunny Finland!

Yours,
Mia

22 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh that is so true Mia, the little things in life make all the difference!!
And these little key rings are so cute. :)
In fact the little owl is so sweet I've just bought him, I can't wait until he flies over here!!
Have a lovely Tuesday Mia. :)
Vivienne x

Jill said...

I love the green spotty one :0)
Glad to read that you're having some sun.
Have a lovely Tuesday Mia.xx

Mia said...

I am so happy you found a favorite, Viv, thank you! I'll ship him still today so he should be arriving soon!

Today is sunny, bright and springly with warmer weather so I am so so so happy - I am sending some of this to you too, dear!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thanks, Jill! I thought that making little strange yet very cute little bugs will brig some spring-feelings and... It worked! :)

Have a wonderful, sunny and happy week!

Yours,
Mia

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Mia, Just bought the little birdie with the flower! Love it, would love to order more..... the owls!!!!! 2 or 3! and 1 yellow to match my pouch I bought. Can I order? I quess you can see I love them and your beautiful handwork. xoRobin❤

Mia said...

Hi Robin!

Thank you so much :) I will send you a message via etsy to talk about more little birds, see you there soon!

Yours,
Mia

Jane said...

Oh Mia they are so sweet, I love them all but the little birdie on top of his mummy is very special. You make such lovely things...the little things in life are very very important, they give so much pleasure.
Thank you for making me smile this morning...I am glad the sun is shining for you, it must have spotted your new birdies :0)
Love Jane x

Mia said...

Hi Jane,

I am so happy the weather is getting warmer here too and the sun...oh how we enjoy it!

I am so happy you like the birdies and they made you smile, that's all I needed to hear to make my day :)

Happy Tuesday!

Yours,
Mia

Teje said...

Hi Mia! Thank you for Finnish wishes - and with sun!
I think we are lucky to enjoy small things, treasures like beautiful butons and ribbons! You have made so adorable sweeties with your treasures!
Sunny day also here! xxx Teje

Mia said...

Let's enjoy your sunny days, Teje!

Happy crafting and many greetings to the adorable dogs also!

Yours,
Mia

thelinencat said...

Super cute and they do make me smile all lined up, like that. The green spotty bug is my favourite :) Bethx

Mia said...

Hi Beth,

And thank you! I think I have had some inspiration for my lineup's from your pretty ways to show your birds and other beautiful creations!

Have a great and crafty week!

Yours,
Mia

Helen Philipps said...

You're so right, Mia, it is the little things that make life good each day. Your little key rings are adorable, I love all the sweet details. I'm glad you are having some sunshine. Have a lovely week. Helen x

Mia said...

You too, Helen, happy, sunny and creative week!

And finally: sunshine from here to yours! I am so happy just to be able to say that :)

Yours,
Mia

Anne said...

Here's to wonderful little things.The key rings made me smile. My son would like the owls and I like the birdies with the flowers.
Isn't a good feeling to be more organized?!


Happy Tuesday, Anne at PlumCreek

Mia said...

Hi Anne,

Happy to make you smile :)

I wish you're having great time, too, and spring is coming! Working is so much fun with organized space - and oh how many things I found :)

Happy week!

Yours,
Mia

Pam said...

I sometimes think it's the little things that truly keep us going.
Gorgeous key rings Mia.
P xx

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Pam!

Sunny greetings from Finland and happy weekend soon!

Yours,
Mia

clare said...

Hi Mia x Just popping in to say hi from your newest follower...found you over at helen philipps gorgeous blog!

Your keyrings are sooo cute!
Hope you have a lovely weekend..hope the sun keeps shining for you..and fingers crossed it makes its way over here real soon!!
Hugs Clare@weekend crafter xx

Mia said...

Hi Clare,

Wonderful to have you here! It's Saturday morning now and it's snowing heavily but almost sunny too :) So I'm having a great weekend - I wish you a happy and sunny one too!

See you soon again!

Yours,
Mia

debbie said...

Hi Mia!

I love these! The mix of the dark wool and the bright colors is so fun, and the owls are too sweet!

Mia said...

Hi Debbie!

So great to have you visiting me here! And I like that mix too, tweeds are not too colorful to start with but with pretty, bright wool... These just make people smile!

Happy new week!

Yours,
Mia

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