2013-04-30

Meeting Clara

Oh my, what a week! I had so much in my to-do-list, and most of them (as always) were to accomplish at the same time... So hectic it was but great! And to make my days brighter and happier I had a long waited visitor to stay for almost whole week... Please meet Clara:


Clara is a happy traveling owl and she travels all around world, and visits many creative people, and now it was my turn! And what a lovely time we had! As I was busy getting a big order ready and shipped, Clara was more than happy to help! She tried needle felting...


... participated posed for a photoshoot...


"I've never been in Japan, do you think they would notice if I went with these birdies?"


Our days were full of activities, and in the evenings we just fell in sleep as soon as our heads hit the pillow. Clara slept greatly in her busy-bee bed:


...and after a well-deserved beauty-sleep she was ready for some more action...


She helped me to sort and pack a few things, and we also wrote a card to Clara's best friend, Hans the Hedgehog! We wish Hand gets his card soon. Clara misses Hans a lot even she has the best time visiting wonderful, new people, and I wanted to ease that a little. So I made Clara...


A hedgehog-hat! Fits her perfectly too! Clara travels with her precious journal, where every one who meets her can write a note, draw a picture or capture some memories any way they wish. I scribbled down a few pages too...


 ...just before it was time to get Clara safely packed for her travel to the next destination, Sweden! Thank you so much for your visit, sweet Clara, and happy and safe travels! 


I wish you all the Happiest and sunniest May Eve! Hoot hoot!

Yours,
Mia

P.S. You can find out more about Clara&her travels by clicking the sidebar button in my blog "Follow Clara's Travels" or you can read about it here, and oh please go visit Susi, the wonderful lady behind Clara here - all this will make you smile, I promise!

28 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Well hello Clara and Mia (I was wondering about you!).
I can see now you have been very busy entertaining and what a lovely guest you had too! I love the pic of her sleeping with her little clock, too cute! :)
What an amazing hat too, she will be so glad she came to visit you!
Happy Tuesday my friend and Clara too!
V xxx
P.S. Love those budgies. :)

The Faerie Factory said...

Clara looks so splendid in her hedgehog hat what a lovely idea. It reminded me of when my son had to bring the teddy bear home to stay at primary school and take him on adventures and write about them. Happy Travels Clara ... Sarah x

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Mia! I can imagine how great holidays Clara had in Finland! She looks wonderful with her new hedgehog hat! I'm so happy to hear your have been busy and those parrots are so adorable! Have a great 1st of May dear friend! x Teje

Susi said...

Mia, I am sooo so so overwhelmed! I´m still sitting here with tears in my eyes ;) (silly me huh?!) But you gave Clara the most wonderful stay she could have wished for! And that hat is just so very gorgeous! xoxo

Jane said...

What a very sweet idea Mia and how welcome you made little Clara. She looks wonderful in her hedgehog hat..what a cutie. I am sure you will miss your house guest very much. Happy Tuesday my dear,
Jane x

Jessie's Needle said...

She looks like she had a wonderful time. I've wanted to try needle felting for some time. Seeing Clara enjoying herself makes me want to sign up for a class right now.

I will follow her travels with great interest.

J xx

Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

Oh yes, we ;) both were so busy, and there's no end to it even Clara is on her way to Sweden already...But tomorrow is a holiday here and I am going to relax and enjoy BBQ outside come rain or shine :)

Happy May!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Sarah,

I think we've had similar thing when I was young, and I loved it then and I loved it with Clara! It's wonderful that some come up with ideas like this...Makes me smile and you all hopefully too :)

Happy May!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Teje,

It was such fun to capture my daily things with Clara, it all looks so much more fun with a little owl attached don't you think? Oh and the hat... It'll remind her of Hans always :)

Hauskaa Vappua!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello sweet Susi,

Thank you so much for having me in Clara's travel plan, it was fun and memorable! I loved capturing all things I usually "just do" with her, so much cuter :)

Wishing you lovely days of May!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Jane,

Owls are wonderful creatures, and one traveling with a hedgehog-hat is definitely unique, and also guaranteed to make you smile :)

Have a lovely May, and kisses to Billy-boy!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Jessie,

Oh pleaze please try needle felting, it's easy, fun and very addictive! You can get started with very little (a barbed needle, some wool and an old sweater to felt into plus a piece of foam from old mattress to put under the sweater), and in no time you'll be hooked! It's a promise :)!

Happy and sunny days of May!

Yours,
Mia

Megumi said...

Hi Mia,
Clara is a cute guest. I see she enjoyed Finland's flowers too. Now I am curious and I have to learn more about Clara.
Love her hedgehog hat.
Megumi

Mia said...

Hello Megumi,

Clara is so happy little creature, she brings smiles everywhere :) Please enjoy taking a look at her previous travels!

I wish you the most wonderful May!

Yours,
Mia

Anne said...

Happy Vapu, Mia and Clara!! I hope you have a wonderful MAY. She(Clara) looks like a very fun visitor. I'll check out her travels and blog.

Happy Wednesday to all.......

Anne
PlumCreek22 Studio

Poekie said...

Oooh... a lovely Hans-hat for Clara, so cute and so unique!! :)
Clara was with us earlier this year. We are still missing her. But it's great to see she's having a great time!

Sweet greetings, Saskia & Poekie

Mia said...

Hello Anne,

It's been wonderful May Day, windy and cold but otherwise just perfect. I wish your May has started sunny too...

Talk to you soon!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello Saskia&Poekie,

I'm so happy to have you visiting me here! Clara (with her new hat!) is on her way to Sweden already, we had great time!

Wishing you a lovely May!

Yours,
Mia

Megumi said...

Mia,
I read the Clala's story. How sweet and clever! You are all such creative bunch of people!!
I enjoyed her story. I can't wait to see where she would go next.
Megumi

Mia said...

Lovely to hear that, Megumi!
She should be in Sweden in a few days.

Happy May!

Yours,
Mia

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Mia, What a sweet guest and lucky one too! So if I were a stuffed Owl I could come visit you? haha Love the hedgehog hat and so perfect for Clara. I'm sure she feels more complete with that darling hat!
I'm home for one day and then off to see MOM. Have a wonderful week Mia, xoRobin

Mia said...

Dear Robin,

You are welcome to visit me anytime :)
I wish you wonderful days of May with your Mom, hopefully sun will shine so you can enjoy your time together outdoors too.

Happy week, dear friend!

Yours,
Mia

kathy said...

Clara looks to have many stamps in her passport. What fun.
The hedgehog hat is sure to be a big hit.

Mia said...

Hello Kathy,

I wish I could travel as much as her :)

Have a lovely May, wishing you many sunny days!

Yours,
Mia

Helen Philipps said...

Hello Mia What a treat to meet pretty little Clara today! I loved seeing your sweet photos, and Clara looks very happy among your pretty makes. I'm glad you've been busy, your birdies look adorable.
Happy month of May!
Helen x

Mia said...

Hello sweet Helen,

It's been sunny and pretty here lately, so that makes this busy-bee-ing a bit more bearable :)

I wish you the loveliest days of May and happy creating!

Yours,
Mia

Helena, Craft and Creativity said...

Hi Mia!

I want to thank you so much for the gift we got! I just love the bird, you are so talented! The hedgehog hat is simply perfect. <3

My blog post about our week with Clara is up now if you'd like to see. :)

Have a great week! Kind regards /Helena

Mia said...

Hello Helena,

Thank you so much for your lovely comment, I am so so happy you came to visit me here! I just visited your blog and wow! what a week you had with Clara, simply wonderful :)

I wish you the most wonderful May, and wish to see you here soon again!

Yours,
Mia

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