Color your Tuesday

August has started beautifully here, it's +26C as I type, and it's been like this for a few days...and no end to be seen! It's fantastic, and if you ask me, this could continue for months still. This year July turning August wasn't that bad as the summer has been beautiful, but there's a certain nostalgia in the air still: the schools and the kindergartens are starting this week, a sure sign of autumn.

Even I'm not going to school this autumn, I still love to shop some new pens and papers. I have tried to live up to my promise to write more real letters (just posted two yesterday!), and just got some new pretty stationary and some colorful pens. I use these fiber pens all the time, and keep misplacing them too... Now I have a box with paper&envelopes&pens - I can't loose the whole box surely?

Trying out my new, colorful pens got me into stripey-mood, and with this weather I didn't feel like playing with wool, I dug into my fabric stash instead. And oh yes, stripes did I find!

I made two little pouches and a birdie-keyring, and there are still some little scraps left. With these happy birdies in love (who already flew into my shop) I wish you a wonderful new August-week, may it be sunny and pretty!



greenrabbitdesigns said...

So glad your weather is behaving itself!! It's been a bit dull here today but still warm.
I love getting new pens and notebooks, I don't think you ever grow out of that. Your schools go back quite early, no school here until September!
Loving all the colourful stripes. :)
Happy Tuesday,
V xxx

Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

I know it seems early to you, I think your holidays just started? Our school-year ended in the beginning of June already... And June&July were over so quickly!

I wish you a lovely and sunny weather too, and I am sending sunshine as I type!


Unknown said...

Love, love, love these stripes. They just say "Summer".
Send a bit of sunshine our way!!

Lovely stationery and a cool box to keep everything in.

Happy August, Mia, Keep writing and creating!!


Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Mia, I'm so happy you have had wonderful summer! Your happy, stripy things are a proof of that! They are really beautiful and I love the colourful stripes and your creations are always so cute.
Here the school starts one month later as the holidays did too. Still too hot to sit inside for the kids. I wish you lovely, sunny August! x Teje

Wendy said...

your kids are going back to school already? The summer holidays have only just begun here!

Love the use of the stripy fabric

Jane said...

I'm so glad the sun is still shining for you Mia. It is still lovely and sunny here too but thankfully not the 34c it was last week, that was far too hot. What super summer stipes...I love your new birdie creations. How early your children go back to school! Our don't return until early September. Keep cool and enjoy August my dear, Jane x

The Faerie Factory said...

Oh Mia they are so cute. Don't you just love buying stationery it's all so pretty ~ Sarah x

Helen Philipps said...

Such lovely colours, Mia! I always enjoy buying new stationery too, and yours is very pretty. LoVe the birdies with the fresh and colourful stripes....that is a delightful combination! Have a happy week enjoying the lovely weather :)
Helen x

Mia said...

Hello Anne,

I know - those stripes are so so summery, I can'tr believe I got them out now, in August! But it's really summery here still, sunny and hot!

I wish you the most beautiful week, and am sending sunshine your way...


Mia said...

Hello Teje,

Its been simply fantastic, and even more precious so after last year's disaster... And oh yes, the school holidays are over (well Uni will start in Sept.), children have been on holidays over two months now!

Wishing you beautiful yet not too hot days!


Mia said...

Hello Wendy,

Oh yes, the kids have been on holidays since beginning of June here, and are back during this week! Next holiday will be in October when they have one week's autumn-break!

I am a big fan of all stripes, and I'm happy to hear you liked these too!

Lovely day!


Mia said...

Hello Jane,

I love summery&hot weather, but I agree: +34C is TOO hot! It's about +25 here today, and that's just great! Its lovely to spend the evenings outside, and I wish you and Billy get to enjoy the garden (and the studio) too!

Happy day!


Mia said...

Thank you Sarah,

And stationary-shopping is the best! But oh my, how little choice for pretty papers I found around here first, I remember there were so many possibilities when I was younger... We really need to write more!

I wish you a lovely Wednesday!


Mia said...

Hello Helen,

I used to have many, many different papers&envelopes when I was younger, and I loved shopping for them. It was usually in August: a new calendar for school year, new stationary and a big bunch of pretty pens! I need to do that more often, really!

Have a great day, I wish sun is shining at yours too!


Anonymous said...

Your purses are so cute.
There's nothing quite like new stationary :)

Mia said...

Hello Mel,

Welcome here! I love stationary shopping too! And the start of the school year is a start of something new always, and new things are essential :)

Wishing you a lovely and sunny August days!


Clare said...

I love your little birdie purses, so sweet, I like you love all things stationary, and bought a lovely new pen tin while away on holiday last week. Which of course I took my colouring pens and lovely secret garden colouring book along on.
Clare :)

Megumi said...

Dear Mia,
Your colorful stripes reminded me I should wear my pink sandals more while it's hot! Such fun colors.
I hope your August stays nice and hot. Enjoy your sun.
I am trying to avoid sun here. It't too much. We talked about this before, but I wish I could pack our weather and ship it to you whenever we want!

Mia said...

Hello Clare,

Welcome here! And oh how good to find another stationary&pen-lovers! I also love to draw, and I cherish my old colored pencils which can be used as watercolors too...

Have a lovely weekend!


Mia said...

Hello Megumi,

It's raining here as I type, but August has really been beautiful and hot here! Just perfect weather for pink sandals here too :) I wish you fantastic days, not too hot but flowery and humming bird-filled!

Happy Sunday!


Beth of The Linen Cat said...

Hello Mia,

So pleased to hear the weather is playing ball, I know how you like the sun. We have returned to similar, in the mid 20's at the moment and it looks good to stay. Your candy striped birdies are lovely, prefect colours for a late summer's day.


Mia said...

Hello Beth,

Stripes are always my favorites :) and these definitely have a summery fibe in them! Have a lovely August, sunny and warm!


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...