Happy Birthday - happy to give away

This day, six years back, I sat with my laptop next to our kitchen table, and with sweaty hands typed the first information to join the etsy-family. Thinking back I could have spent a minute or two more and been a bit more creative when a shop-name was asked (HandmadebyMia I happily typed), but hey, everything in there is handmade by me, Mia, after all. I have had some great ideas (and some not so great) over the years for a new name, but I think you all already recognize my big eyed birdies and big headed but ever-so cute cats to be HandmadebyMia's and I am proud of it!

So a birthday it is, and me and my shop got a card a few days ago, too! It was a wonderful surprise, and even more special because it was from one fantastic fellow etsyan, Anne, who is one of my first etsy-made-friends! It was literally years ago when etsy got us together, and here we are, after all this time. Here's to you, dear friend, and for many more years to come!

I have had a little sale in my shop for past week, and it's still on for a short while, but I also wanted to give something back to you all wonderful people, who have cheered me up, complimented my work, brought a lot of sunshine to my gray days and just been there for me when needed. So it's time for a giveaway, and I tried to choose things from my HandmadebyMia journey so far:

There's a felted flowered handbag, a little kitty&birdie figurine, some Little My (from the Moomins) napkins and some good Finnish chocolate to be won. I can't promise the chocolate bars are the same than in these pictures *nom nom* but there will definitely be two delicious bars of Fazer chocolate in the parcel.

I decided to make one bigger prize to one winner this time, so all that above will go to one person, who will be picked up randomly in one week's time, July 23rd. And all you need to do is to leave a comment to this, today's post, and you're in! I will ship the prize to anywhere in world, so everyone is so welcome to participate! I only wish you would leave your comment with your name or something recognizable, thank you! Good luck, everyone, and happy Tuesday! 



Gill said...

Congratulations Mia on six years and I hope you'll keep blogging for a long time yet!
Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!

Jane said...

Many happy returns to your handmadebymia shop dear friend. You should be so proud that you have achieved your goal of making your wonderful creations your career. So many beautiful things have flown around the world...many to my happy home. What a wonderful giveaway..thank you for such generosity. Here's to many more handmadebyMia years. Love Jane x

The Faerie Factory said...

A very happy etsy birthday to you X

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear HandmadebyMia
Happy birthday to you!!!

Many congratulations on your Etsy birthday, your work is amazing and I know how much I love my HandmadebyMia goodies some of which I use every day in life!

Here's to so many more years of HandmadebyMia!

V xxx

Teje Karjalainen said...

Dar Mia, Happy Birthday to your shop! I'm so proud of you my Finish friend! Also I'm really happy that you have found your path and created your own unique style! In greek they say 'make them 100' - many years to your shop and blog!
Thank you so much for sharing those adorable presents! I love that bag and Fazer with berries - iiik! with love Teje

Casey said...

May flowers always line your path
And sunshine light your day
May songbirds serenade you
Every step along the way
May a rainbow run beside you
In a sky that's always blue
And may happiness fill your heart
Each day your whole life through
Hope your birthday is wonderful & special!

zooperson said...

Many happy returns of the day. I was at the Apple store the other day and everyone wanted to know where I got the cool gray and violet woolen ipad cover with that jaunty little bird guy. From Mia, that's who. Sonja

Karen said...

Happy birthday! Your work is always a joy to see. thank you so much for sharing.

Deb said...

I have just found your blog tonight and I love it! Your Etsy shop has wonderful things in it and I like the little birds you draw on the blog banner! I am happy for your success with your Etsy shop. I have wanted to try it myself, but am a tad scared! I hope to get the courage to do it this fall.
Have a lovely day!

Megumi said...

Congrats Mia!
Very happy birthday for your shop.
I have given your bags and pouches to my family and friends and everybody is very happy to own your handmade work. A lot of people wonder how I get gifts from Finland! I think it's amazing too that I can shop from you:).
I wish you more amazing years to come.

Anne PC22 said...

Happy Birthday to your shop!! I'm happy I met you at the beginning of your journey, Mia.
Your creations make everyone smile.

Thanks for the fun giveaway and for your very kind words.

Here's to many more years of creating, dear Mia.

Anne D.T.

elf M said...

Many Happy Returns to your lovely shop, Mia! Congratulations!!
Many thanks for your lovely creations!
They are always with me and keeping me smiling!

elf M :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! and may you celebrate many more.
Thank you for the chance to participate in your lovely giveaway :)

chrissie said...

Congratulations... you should be so proud of yourself! I just love all of your "makes" and will keep my fingers crossed that my name is chosen for the giveaway.
Chris x

Cynthia said...

Mia- Congratulations on six years of your etsy shop... and best wishes for many more! Your shop caught my attention right away when I started using etsy and it is still my favorite store by far...
Yours, Cindy

Mia said...

*Comments are now closed, thank you all! I'll be back soon with the winner!


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