2011-08-01

A rare hit

It's funny how in most of the time when you go to a thriftstore, you end up wondering around, going through many, many shelves and piles and nothing. And then once or twice out of a million (many I mean) visits you just immediately see what what you were looking for. A fabric, handles for a bag, a craft magazine. This is rather rare, but ah so satisfying. Take yesterday for example. I had worked really hard for my latest batch of bigger bags to Lappeenranta, and the bags were turning out cute. Except the lining... I didn't have anything cute for two of my seven bags. And look what happened when I cycled to my local flea market:



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Yippee! And the other one:



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Double yippee! (I think I should try lottery this week, I feel so lucky!) And here is the lot I shipped out today:



Mission accomplished. And oh, I have some new stuff to show to you later this week, too, I try to be back soon!

Sunny August everyone!

Yours,
Mia

18 comments:

Jane said...

Oh Mia what a beautiful "flock" of bags you have made. Such a bright summery group there. I especially love the green and white one with the strawberry (you know me and strawberries). Summer has returned here and it has been roasting hot today.
What a find from the thrift shop, your cycling was rewarded with some great fabric.Have a great week,
Jane x

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful summery bags, Mia! I just love the colours you're using. How pretty the green bag is with its birdie and toadtool, and fabulous lining fabric too! Have a sunny week.
Helen x

Kerry said...

both those linings couldn't have been a better match- great find!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Mia, what a lovely array of colourful bags, just gorgeous!!!
What a stroke of luck too with the fabrics, they are a perfect match for the bags (love the bunny one).
Looking forward to seeing your new stuff.
August already!!?!
Vivienne x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Mia, Such lovely bags and the fabrics to match are just so complimentary. Love the toadstool and brilliant colors. Enjoying my vacation, I have one more week! Hurray!!!!!! Happy August to you. xoRobin❤

Mia said...

Hello Jane,

And thank you! I like strawberry-bag(s) I have made too, they're just so summery. I hope these will be much liked in their destination too (earlier were, yippee!)!

It's MUCH cooler here, but thankfully sunny still. Feeling like August!!

Kisses to Billy!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you Helen!

My colors are quite basic and bright, and I love your pastel shades - it's wonderful to have different styles! I can't wait to see your latest flower-designs, I tried to leave a comment to your blog yesterday but the ever so amusing "error" kept popping up :(

Wishing you an inspirational week!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you Kerry!

I love my new fabrics (new to me, that is!) and I'll make a shopping bag of that blue-green fabric, it's so lovely (bag for myself!). Happy finds!

Sunny week!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you, Viv!

I have been wondering the same, where did July go? It was SO quick!

I wish you will finally get some sunshine, we have a cooler day here again, but sunny still.

Happy week!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Robin,

Happy holidays! Enjoy!

We're having cooler (it's August!) days but sun still shines, and I wish you happy and warm days!

Yours,
Mia

Anne said...

What a grand luck, Mia to find those perfect fabrics.
(and Mr L was not there to help)
(-;
I hope you all will have a sunny and creative August.

Happiest Tuesday!!

Anne
PlumCreek

Beth said...

I think it's not just luck, you have a great eye for these things. I love the bags all together in the last shot, very bright and cheerful. Bethx

Mia said...

Hello Anne!

Happy August to you too!

I did manage to find these all by myself :) L really loves thrifting but he was home this time!

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

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you, Beth!

I am still having very summery-designs on my table but also: toadstools...foxes...berries...

It's August for sure! Wishing you a sunny and happy one!

Yours,
Mia

Teje said...

YES! I know how you felt when you saw those perfect fabrics! I'm so happy for you being busy with your work! All these bags are just so adorable!!!
xxx Teje

Mia said...

Thank you, Teje!

I think I am a bit of a fabric addict, and I definitely LOVE IT when I see a pretty print and in affordable price. And if they match to a bag I already have made... Even better!

Happy August!

Yours,
Mia

Conny's Cottage said...

you mak so lovely bags.I loke it

Conny

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Conny!

Lovely to have you visiting me here!

Many happy greetings from Finland!

Yours,
Mia

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