Artist beret on

My weekend was good. I got many things done, and one of most important was a set of little felted wall hangings I have had in mind for a long time. I have made some earlier, but these I created this weekend have been on my sketch-book over a year now, and I really, really enjoyed making them.

It was lovely to create something somewhat new yet familiar still. I have been wondering quite long time how to get these quite thick felt pieces to work as wall hangings, and after some (a lot) hesitation I grabbed a crochet hook and finished the edges with some free-hand crocheting. Oh yes, I had a pattern too, but you know me, there's nothing worst than make things just as they've told; I need to color over the lines always. And I think it works here just. And I also got to use my stamps, which have been marinading in my stash since summer 2009 (oops!).

There is the family tree...

... some raindrops are falling ...

...and some roses, too.

Unique was the name of the game here, and I wish that to you too:

Uniquely happy, sunny and creative week!



greenrabbitdesigns said...

They are gorgeous Mia!
I would love a peep at your sketchbook, there must be some great sketches in there. :)
Do you know I've just bought some fabric ink with a view to do a little stamping too using some of that linen I bought, not sure what yet!!!!
Good to see you getting your crochet hook out too!
Have a lovely week, hope that snow has stopped!
Vivienne x

Mia said...

Hello Viv,

And thank you! My sketcbook is full of almost-a-night-already-I-have-to-write-this-down-now sort of busy drawings but some have seen a daylight too like these, and my striped handbags and the cellphone-cozies. Many to try out still :)

I really would love to hear/see your stampings on linen, I haven't yet tried that, sounds wonderful!

Have a sunny week and many greetings from SNOWY-Finland again!


mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Mia, Love the wall hangings! I am most interested with the stamps you used. I love the look but have had trouble with ink bleeding. What kind of ink do you use and is it permanent? Thanks, xoRobin❤

Mia said...

Hi Robin,

And thank you so much! I used this textile ink: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62291982/4pcs-ink-for-fabric-japanese-colors and I got it from that shop too! Colors are great and it's nice and easy to use (and it wasn't hugely expensive either!)!

Have a sunny and happy week!


Pam said...

Unique - and gorgeous Mia!
P xx

Mia said...

Thanks Pam!

Sunshine to your week!


Jane said...

Mia these are gorgeous little works of art, my favourite is that family tree.Such dear little tweets in the branches. The crochet edge finishes them off perfectly. Great to see you stamping..it's very addictive! Beware!
Happy Monday, I do hope your snow goes soon, sending spring sunshine to you,
Jane x

Mia said...

Hi Jane,

And thank you! I know, the stamping IS addictive, even yesterday I was looking yet more and more places where I could use them :)

It snows again her :( but otherwise it's a pretty day - happy week to you too!


Helen Philipps said...

Gorgeous little hangings,Mia! I love the crochet edge, such a great way to finish each one off. And the rubber stamping is delightful - I just love the effect! Have a happy and crafty week.
Helen x

Mia said...

Thank you, Helen!

I do not crochet :) but here I just tried it and it's not that bad, really! I love it on the edges, too.

Happy week to you too!


Shanti said...

I don't know how you do it, but I like your work a lot!!! everything is lovely and super cute, ALWAYS!!!!

Thanks for your comment in my blog... I'm for sure enjoying my time here!!!
xx Shanti

Mia said...

Thank you, Shanti!

I hope you happy and sunny weeks with you loved ones!


mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Me again!!! Mia would you mind telling me where you get your sewing labels. I've been looking to get some and I can't find a good website! Thanks, if you have time. xoRobin❤

Anne said...

Bravo Mia----Love these new ideas. Can't wait to see what is coming next from your blog and shop!!

Happy week to you,
Anne at PlumCreek22

Mia said...

Hi again, Robin!

I get mine from here: http://www.easy2name.com/ and i have been happy with them, but I have been eyeing etsy too as there are many sellers there offering the tags too.

Happy Tuesday!


Mia said...

Thank you, Anne,

It's this light and bright weather that gets the ideas and creativity running :)

I wish you the most wonderful week too!


Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

I think these are amazing Mia!!
I'm just going to pop over to my Etsy so that I can favourite them and keep looking at them..They are so gorgeous :0)

have a great week Mia x

Mia said...

Thank you, Donna!

I am so happy to hear that you like my work, and the little birdies tweet their hellos to you too!

Happy week!


Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Mia, you have created again something unique and so beautiful!!! You are so talented! I love these small 'alive' pictures! They have lovely back and crochet border, poetic words give the final detail!
I need to see them again...
xxx Teje

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Teje!

I am so happy the other artists (like you) see how I have tried to create a whole thing adding different things. I am in love with these and more keep coming...

Happy day!


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