2011-08-30

Tuesday



My days have been busy with knitting and felting lately, so it was a wonderful change to make same coasters too. Summer may have come close to its end, but these smiling little bees should keep it still in mind every morning!



And there was not one, not two but three little guys this time! And sort of happy fabric on back too, colorful and fun.



I know the back of coaster is rarely seen, but it's good to know that there's prettiness too. Makes me happy. What also makes me happy is the knowledge of the sisters-Helsinki-trip in three days. We have made list(s) of places we want to visit and see; there are so many wonderful shops, flemarkets and restaurants. We're there for a few days only, so we really need to make the most of it. We'll probably need a few days to recover after this weekend too, but it'll so be worth it. I can't wait!

Happy Tuesday!

Yours,
Mia

14 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Do you know just this evening I was looking at my HandmadebyMia coasters and thinking it won't be long until the 'C' ones will be in use (oh dear)!!!!! I love the bees, very summery and just what I like to see. :)
I hope you and your sister have a brilliant time in Helsinki!
Vivienne x

Teje said...

Hi Mia! Really lovely with the happy bee to remind summer days!
Enjoy your special trip to Helsinki! You can imagine how I whish I could join you!
I have same Marimekko's mugs - one blue, two red and one orange - gifts from Finnish friends!
xxx Teje

Mia said...

Hello dear Viv,

There are still many many MANY days until you "need" to use the C-coasters :) and I hope there will be sunny days too! It's been rainy here but I am wishing for sunshine this weekend, please keep fingers crossed for me!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hi Teje,

We'll be having a coffee and some great kanelipulla in Helsinki and send you some happy thoughts!

My Marimekko-mugs are all blue, but those other colors are so pretty too, reds would be beautiful for Christmas too...

Happy week!

Yours,
Mia

faith76 said...

Have a great trip to Helsinki!

Love that bright fabric on the back of your coasters x

Leah x

Mia said...

Thank you Leah!

I am wishing a great trip too (I really rarely travel anywhere and this time with best company ever: my sis), and hopefully it will not rain 24/7 :)

The fabric is one of my favorites too, an older Finnish fabric which I have found a pillowcase or two while thrifting.

Happy Tuesday!

yours,
Mia

Jane said...

You, me and Vivienne must be telepathic Mia as I said to my Hb on Sunday morning as he brought up breakfast in bed that it will soon be time to swop our Billy garden coasters for our snowmen ones!! It has been so dismal here today it felt like winter! It is lovely to see your cheerful bee coasters.Have a wonderful trip my dear..only a few more sleeps now. Take care,
Jane x

Mia said...

Hi Jane,

It's been gray, rainy and almost-miserable day here also, and I actually burned some candles today already...It's definitely autumn! But the bright side is that the C-word can be brought up OFFICIALLY soon :)

Happy week!

Yours,
Mia

P.S. I already have packed a little...

Helen Philipps said...

I love your buzzy busy bees, Mia! and the backing fabric is amazing...I haven't seen that one before, and it looks great.
Have a happy day!
Helen x

Mia said...

Happy day to you too, Helen!

That fabric is one of my favorites too, and works so well with both summer and autumn things. It's a thrifted find, and I just used the very last bits for these, sniff.

Yours,
Mia

Anne said...

Love this bee coasters--very cheerful!!
Have a wonderful visit to Helsinki with your Sis. I hope you find some more cool things!!

Happy Thursday,
Anne--PlumCreek

Mia said...

Thank you, Anne!

Only one night and we'll be on our way, yippee! I have ordered ;) a sunny weekend, and I wish you the very same! I'll blog about the trip next week.

Happy weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Pam said...

Morning Mia! I do hope the sun is still shining for you! As someone has 'borrowed' my lovely snowman coaster, I'm looking at those bee ones with envy!
Take care and have a great week,
P xx

Mia said...

Hello Pam,

It's sunny and beautiful here, and even it's autum-ish, it's been promised almost +20C this afternoon, yippee!

Wishing you beautiful day too!

Yours,
Mia

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