Something old, something new

Second post coming in two days - that is a miracle (and the pace will most probably not last), but I just wanted to share you something I have been planning for a while and finally just got finished! It has nothing to do with weddings even the title may so suggest (there are no summer weddings for us this year, unfortunately), but it is all about my usual felted bag with a little twist.

A knitted and felted bag with a happy cat&birdie friends taking a nap, nothing that new there, but these little shiny additions are:

Metal D-rings for both ends, and that allows me to add

an adjustable fabric strap! It can be shortened for a shoulderbag-use, or when it is on its longest, the bag goes crossbody even if you are really tall taller like me!

I used pink (matches the kitty's nose&birdie&flower) linen to make the strap, and I also used it to line the bag (with a little kitty-fabric naturally) too for some practical pockets for the must-carry-items.

A happy result!

More of these on their way (no surprises there), and once finished, they can be found here

Happy Tuesday, everyone!


P.S. Still gray&rain-ish here, so if you have extra sunshine, please send this way asap. Thank you!


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Good idea, it looks great! :)
Has that sunshine I sent not arrived yet? Ok sending some more!
V x

Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

Thank you! And nope, not a ray seen today :( I think it got lost in a way, it's badly needed all over Finland these days :)

Have a lovely day!


Anonymous said...

Hi Mia! so cute creations on your bag! And the strap is great like that. Believe it or not, grey with pink is my favourite (one of the many)! In 'lukio' I had lovely grey skirt, white shirt (with ribbon tided around the neck - oh no) and pink/fuchia cashmir jumper - I loved them so much! If I just had this bag I had been the coolest girl at the school! x Teje
PS. I have send to you 10 + degrees and looooots of sunshine! I hope you receive them soon!

Jane said...

The strap is a perfect modification Mia...it looks great. Sending more sunshine...I've been to the seaside today with M and Daisy ;0) x

Lucia Sasaki said...

Hi Mia, thanks for updating!
Beautiful purse, I loved the cat and the bird!
And I liked the pink strap, too.
Here in Brazil we are still having World Soccer Cup, my father, who is retired, is watching almost all of the matchs and marking their results.
Now we are in Winter but we have sun enough to send to you.
Best regards!!

verykerryberry said...

So cute and I love the pink and grey together!

Mia said...

Hello Teje,

Thank you! Gray&pink is on of my favorite combos too, they just work together always! And your outfit from lukio sounds great, mine at 89-92 were far less glamorous, blazers and over knee boots and such, huh!

I wish the sunshine you sent gets here by tomorrow morning!


Mia said...

Hello Jane,

Thank you! Oh, seaside with those lovely persons sound great, I wish I was there too! Wishing you sunny July!


Mia said...

Hello Lucia,

We are till intensively (well my hb at least) following the games too (Belgium - USA on background as I type!), and I can believe it is HUGE at yours! I wish you (Brazil) will win!!

Have a wonderful July!


Mia said...

Hello Kerry,

Thank you! And this bag-strap idea came me a while ago when I was browsing through my older pictures and I saw the bag I made you some years ago - it had similar solution for a strap!

I wish your days are sunny and pretty, happy sewing!


mustakissa said...

Tosi ihana! Juuri sopiva koko ja ulkonäkö sinulle tyypillisen kaunis!

Mia said...


Kissat on lähellä sydäntäni (ihan niinkuin sinulla!), ja kun ei meillä ole kissaa tällä hetkellä, ilmestyy näitä kisuja laukkuihin ja pussukoihin!

Ihanaa heinäkuuta, toivottavasti teillä on parmpi keli&lämpimämpää kuin täällä!

Terkuin Mia

Anonymous said...

So cute... and I love the lining too :)

Mia said...

Hello Mel,

Thank you! I just had ;) to use pink inside too, it matched the little pink nose quite perfectly!

Have a lovely July!


Anne D T said...

Hi Mia, I love the contrast of the fabric and the wool. Great job!!
World Cup is on our TV often. Hope you can enjoy the new deck/patio.
Happy early July weekend......


Megumi said...

I like your cat all the time (so I have bought some of them). They are very sweet. I think the adjustable strap would be handy for smaller kids.
Enjoy July!!

Mia said...

Hello Anne,

We have wonderful weather here, and I am just off to patio to work! The weatherguy promised :) that this will last at least a week - what a bliss!

Happy, sunny week!


Mia said...

Hello Megumi,

Thank you! Cats are my all time favorites too, and they keep appearing my work quite regularly. The adjustable strap is quite handy, I wish, and gets felted bags more use during hot summer days (like we have here today, yippee!) too!

Have a wonderful week!


Beth of The Linen Cat said...

You clever thing you, that looks like a fabulous bag strap on a lovely bag! I am willing the heat and sun in your direction....but ideally after tomorrow as I'm off to Hampton Court Flower show for the day, after which I'm happy to take your rain :) Bethx

Mia said...

Hello Beth,

I wish you had the loveliest time! And unfortunately ;) I can't send you any rain as WE DON'T HAVE ANY!!! It is sunny, hot and beautiful - I'm loving it!

Wishing you a lovely July!


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