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!