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It's been almost six months since Japan suffered the horrible earthquakes. I wish life has little by little started to get back to normal in there, yet I know many people still need help. When a country suffers such a terrible shock, it needs time to heal. And if there's something that brings joy and happiness to whole nation, something that can also take the thoughts off the bad things, even for a short while - it helps.

I am not that big of a sports-fan, but when Japan women's football team won the 2011 World Cup in Germany (about a month ago) I had tears in my eyes. They were good, yes, but underdogs all the same, and won the medal for their country I am sure. Against all the odds.

I have heard, that Japan is crazy over the those soccer-ladies of theirs, and that is a wonderful thing - any reason to celebrate and to be proud of helps, and builds the nation stronger and more solid. Congratulations still once, even little belated!

Happy new week everyone!



Pam said...

Six months! Such a long time and yet still very fresh in everyone's mind.
The footballers look great.
And thank you for visiting the new place for posts too.
Hope you're week is a good one,
P xx

Mia said...

Hello Pam,

Thank you! And yes, time REALLY flies, summer gone and all, soon it'll be next!

Your new place looked fantastic, happy and inspirational! Wishing you a creative week!


Jane said...

Yes indeed Mia let's hope their broken country can heal soon.
Your bag is super cute, I just LOVE the little boots with the bows..what a great detail.
Jane x

Mia said...

Dear Jane,

Thank you! I wish just the same. I do not know that much of football, but the shoes I know ;)

Have a wonderful week!


greenrabbitdesigns said...

It's hard to believe that 6 months has passed since the earthquake and tsunami and having looked into 'Scarves for Japan', I think the coming winter is a worry for them now.
Lovely little bag Mia, I thought the footballing birdies were cute, THEN I saw the lining!!! :)
Happy Tuesday,
Vivienne x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Mia, hi and so nice to read your post. 6 months goes fast for us but I bet it's been long for Japan. So special for you to have designed a soccer motif. I love it and the lining is amazing too! Don't know how you find these things. Here's hoping Japan is healing and thanks for reminding us. Have a lovely day, xoRobin❤

Mia said...

I thought you might "like" the lining, Viv!

And the winter is worrying me too, it'll get very cold there too... Those scarves will definitely help!

Happiest week!


Mia said...

Hello Robin,

Thank you for visiting me here again! Japan has been in my thoughts all these months, and I think things have gone from really bad to somewhat better there, fortunately.

The lining (the soccer bunny) used to be a curtain with many forest animals, I found in in one of my many thrifting trips... It's a lovely fabric!

Have a wonderful week and sunshine from here!


Anonymous said...

The little shoes are the cutest things ever :)!

♥ Maike

Mia said...

Thank you, Maike!

I am so happy if they made you smile :)

Sunshine from Finland!


Teje said...

Hi Mia! Waht a lovely post!
Your bunnies playing football are just adorable and how on earth you manage to find so perfect fabrics for the linen?!
xxx Teje

Mia said...

Hi Teje,

And a big thank you! I spend half of my days rummaging thrifshops for fabrics, you end of some pretty ones every now and then :)

Have a wonderful week!


Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

I can't believe those 6 months have gone by already!

Love your footballers, and your new bag from last post too!

That lining fabric is cute too :o)

Hope your having a great week. :o)

Donna x

Mia said...

I know, Donna!

This summer here was so beautiful, sunny and hot that it felt far too short, and last six months...Over do quickly. No we're slowly getting ready for fall, but days are still sunny, yippee!

Wishing you a sunny week(end too soon!)!


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