HandmadebyMia 2012













I wish you all the Happiest New Year 2013, and thank you for being there 
for me and with me on 2012!
Here's to yet an another great year together!


P.S. My shop is closed for a moment - I will be back with some new things next year...
Tomorrow that is! 
And the previous HandmadebyMia-years can be seen here2011 and here2010!


The very last...

...days of 2012 are here! Traditionally I haven taken a look back around this time to see, what has happened during last 12months - and with pictures of course. I will tackle my handmade-year tomorrow, here are some moments of my 2012:
January and February were horribly cold here, yet blue skies and frosty nature made everything beautiful. We made a little trip to our favorite castle, and in March I gained yet an another year... and got some wonderful gifts. Thank you still once dear blogging-friends for your warmth and kindness.
April and May were snowy yet much more lighter (that miracle really happens every year!), and we spent a lot of time outside. In Easter-time we were still enjoying the snow, but finally in May it started to disappear, and everything started to turn greener and greener. We almost smelled the summer already but...
...it started to rain, and it poured all the way through June and July. The summer never really came this year. But the summer-months were really busy this year, I got my bag into a real magazine, and that got me making many-many-many cat-bags and pouches and other kitty-things. So all in all having my holidays in December instead of June-July wasn't that bad after all!
In August whole Finland stopped whatever we were doing, and we were glued to the telly to enjoy the Olympics. Medal-wise it wasn't a great success for us *ahem* but otherwise it was just fantastic -thank you UK!  September and October were spent under the umbrella again (it actually rained here solid 6months in a row and then it started to snow), and many of us Finns (read: me) were somewhat tired, we hadn't seen sun in months literally. Thankfully nature came to our rescue once again and turned into a color-riot. A bliss.
November and December were more or less spent waiting the Christmas... The usual story here when the gray and cold days strike, dreaming of the best family-holiday of all year helps tremendously (and a 4-year-old around you reminds of the days-to-go quite well also). We didn't get to make the Sister's in Helsinki-trip this year, but we managed to get a sneak peak into IKEA in Kuopio, and even the day was stormy and gray it was fantastic. Quality-sisters-time at its best so to say. This Christmas-time got covered pretty well in 1-25 December blogging, even I had many doubts if I would manage it once again.  What a lovely surprise it was that after a few days start up-difficulties I ended up enjoying it a  lot. I wish you all liked it too! 
It's funny how difficult it was to find pictures of my year not having something to do with my handmades. Tomorrow's 2012 will be much easier, and that tells me something about this year: there should be more balance between work and other life, they go hand in hand obviously, but it should not be 24/7. This shall be my New Year's resolution - what will yours be?

Happy last days of 2012 - and we'll see here tomorrow again (if you're not too busy celebrating!)!



December 25th

The Christmas Day...

 ...candles shimmering...

 ...children smiling...

 ...something for me...

...and for him...

...and for all!


From all of us to all of You a Very Merry Christmas!



December 24th

Happy, happy times... All wrapped, cards written and pretty ribbons tied...

The tree is up, all festive and beautiful...


...and little something just for me under the tree...


With LOVE,

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...