Welcome (pre)spring

The giveaway-prizes were delivered by Mr.Postie so they can be shown too

Today is the official end of the Christmas-time here in Finland, it's called "loppiainen" and it's a national holiday here too. I am using this post to declare the dark winter days over also (it snows heavily but still) and I hereby welcome spring, or a pre-spring at least. Optimism is my middle name, you know.

Happy Friday!


EDIT. I just had to add links to Vivienne's pre-spring posts, you can find the first one here and the second here, as they were the true true inspiration for this post of mine! Here's to you, Vivienne, and your "only-one-month-winter" calendar, it's a true life saver! Thank you ever so much!


mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Mia, I love love love love your pre spring items!!!!! The wall hanging is so beautiful, and sweet and colorful. You do such great work!! And the mittens, I love them. Will they be going in your etsy shop?
We are having flurries here everyday!!! No pre spring here!
Happy Weekend to you and yours, xoRobin❤

Anne said...

What lucky, lucky women to have won those mittens and wallhangings!! Thank you so much Mia for sharing the photos.

Here's to pre-spring!! 0-:

I can only wish ( it is still cold and snowy here).

Happy Friday to all,

Mia said...

Hello dear Robin,

Those mittens were my giveaway-prizes (finally sent off last week), and I have planned to make some to my etsy shop too... Hopefully soon!

It's not that springly here today either but I am feeling it in my head still :)

Happy weekend!


patchwork chickens said...

Hi Mia, love the wall hanging but I am sooooo in love with the mittens, how cute are they !! What lucky winners.
Thanks for sharing your makes with us.
Have a good weekend Tracy

Mia said...

Hello Anne,

I wanted to share these with all of you, but wanted to wait that they've arrived safely to the winners.

And yes, here's to spring even it snows here as I type :) but let's stay positive still!

Happy weekend, dear friend!


Mia said...

Thank you so much, Tracy!

I liked those mittens too as both colors are my favorites and I think the receivers liked them too ;)

Have a wonderful Friday and happy weekend too!


Nova Melina said...

Ihanat!!! Kivaa loppiaista Mialle! :)

Mia said...

Kuin myös sinulle, Nova!

Se on nyt virallisesti lomat sitten pidetty, ja työvuosi alkaa... Ihanaa!

Terkuin Mia

Jane said...

What lovely mits you made the lucky winners Mia. I don't like to gloat but it really is pre spring like here today..clear blue skies, 12oc and looks like more for the weekend too. Sending some to you my dear friend, enjoy your weekend,
Jane x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

That's it, I'm officially jealous of the giveaway winners!!! What lovely prizes, lucky girls. :)
So glad you have adopted the Pre-Spring season, so much better than having 3 months of winter!
Happy weekend Mia,
Vivienne x

gill said...

Hi Mia
My mittens are every bit as wonderful as they look in the photo!!
Thank you

Mia said...

Thank you, dear Jane, for sending some of your beautiful weather to my way!

I wish you the happiest weekend!


Mia said...

Hi Vivienne,

I adopted your calendar as soon as I read about it! I actually should have referred to it in my post - it made my whole January!!

Enjoy your weekend, may it be sunny and pretty!


Mia said...

I am so happy you liked your pair, Gill!

Have a wonderful Friday and great weekend, and may your team win in rugby :)


Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

I'm one of those lucky winners :o)
Believe me those mittens were absolutely stunning!
I adore them, amd have been wearing them even though it's very mild here in the UK!

Love your pre-spring idea, and I shall pop over to Vivienne to have a nose in a minute :o)
You little picture at the top of the post is gorgeous Mia!
Happy weekend to you.
Love Donna xx

Mia said...

Hello Donna,

I am so happy the little birdie mittens were liked - it just makes my day that the giveaway things make someone smile!

Have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy your mild weather (with the new mittens, :) naturally), it snows here again...


Beth said...

Hi Mia, lovely mittens.

You and Vivienne do make me laugh with your reducing winter to about a month - lol! You are both right though, it's looking very Springlike here with the mild weather....still time for a turn yet though for us.

Happy pre-spring. Bethx

Mia said...

Hello Beth,

I know, Vivienne doesn't care for winter that much and I am a keen follower as it's been very mild here (last year it was -27c!) and as I REALLY DISLIKE January, this helps me to get through it... :) I am happy I made you smile too!

Happiest weekend!


Teje said...

Dear Mia, that is the best thought of the day - pre-spring! My hands are freezing and I could use your mittens! I saw that adorable wall-hang on Kerry's post. It is my favourite as I love also Foxies!
I hope you have very short winter this year and spring comes soon!
x Teje

Mia said...

Hello Teje,

I must thank Vivienne for that though, and I have to say also that it only took one reading of her post and I was sold :)

I wish your weather turns warmer soon, and also that our winter is gone already (before it actually even arrived) and we can both enjoy these pre-spring days to come!

Happy weekend!


Helen Philipps said...

I love all your gorgeous makes in this pre spring post, Mia! The little wall hanging is so sweet and colourful, and the mittens will be so cosy and pretty to wear. Wishing you a happy week!
Helen x

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

And thank you! It was fun to make a pre-spring post with some warm mittens :)

I am wishing you a wonderful, sunny days and happy new week!


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