December first!

Hip hey, hooray, it's December 1st! I cannot believe how fast yet an another year has passed! I have been quite busy (which is a good thing, really), and I almost missed the Christmas-items for my shop entirely. But as always, a little pressure makes it work (love, love him saying that) and here we are:

The official HandmadebyMia Christmas stockings 2011! Made with love using only re-used fabrics (so little imperfections need to be allowed in tweeds and velvets); only needle-felting wool, sewing thread and ricrac were new (and even ricrac is vintage!). So absolutely unique stockings, there will never be two similar, as some of the materials were the very last scraps. I hope you'll like them as much as I do, and I will have so hard time letting them go. But one cannot keep everything one makes so they'll start appearing here one by one.

Just some close-ups still...

All got some pretty linings too...

... and size is just for you and me, there's no room for an ice-hockey tablegame or new ironing board but just for something little special... Diamonds I would say, what's your wish?

Wishing you a happy December 1st!



Jane said...

Well Mia what a wonderful start to Christmas. These made me smile SO much that one is flying over from your Winter Wonderland to the UK;0)
Keep crafting, these are SO special.
Jane x

Mia said...

Thank you dear Jane,

I LOVE crafting but the most wonderful it is to send my made-with-LOVE creations to people I LOVE, it's triple-LOVE then, and that should make us all smile long time!

Have a wonderful crafting-time, dear, and kiss Billy for me!


mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Mia, Mia you have been a busy busy ELF. Your stockings are so lovely. The details are fabulous and the fabrics are so beautiful. I can see all the work that went into them, and I can see and feel the love in every stitch and felting. I think they will fly out of your etsy shop. I'm going now to peek. Happy December 1st to you,

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Robin!

I loved making these, and I wish they'll bring joy and happiness with them!

Have a wonderful December, stay cozy and warm!

Greetings from Finland!


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Happy 1st December Mia!
What a lovely bright happy post to start the month too. :)
Your stockings are gorgeous, really cheerful, you are clever.
Happy Thursday,
Vivienne x

Mia said...

Dear Viv,

I almost posted about these yesterday, but luckily I didn't get all finished so December got a happy start with this post! And even I am definitely not going to post every day this month ;) I have a post waiting for tomorrow already, hooray!

Happy December!


Teje said...

Dear Mia, Happy December to you, too! Wonderful Christmas socks and great beginning for the 'count down'! Year has really passed so quickly, I have still in my mind your last years crafty tips!
xxx Teje

Mia said...

Happy Joulukuu, Teje :)

I will soon make some window-birds and a snow globe or two using last year's tips!

Happy sewing and quilting!


Anne said...

This is a wonderful post for 1 December!! The stockings are so cheerful. Who knows, maybe I will get a diamond in mine!

Happiest December to you and Mr. N

Anne and all
near PlumCreek

Mia said...

Thank you, Anne!

I know I have reached my diamond-limit for this year ;) I should think but one can still hope...

Wishing you wonderful December too!


This time of the year...

Usually around this time, when children go back to school, and you can just about to smell the autumn, I start to dig deeper in my fabric...