Inspiration board

I just updated my inspiration board a little, somehow felt that the most summery things should go, and look: autumn has arrived into my creative place too. 

You can *click* the images larger too see things a bit more close

There are more darker colors, and it seems that I am getting more and more exited by all sort of finer crafts, cross stitch and fair isle knitting. Too bad I am not mastering either, but for inspiration they work wonderfully. And before you ask, no, the handicraft sampler is not my doing but my moms. If you ask her it was a very long time ago but if I had to guess, I would date that to somewhere in the end of 50s. The other make-me-smile piece there is a hemp pouch done with my dear friend, very whimsical and quite me. And you know, colors always work for me.

The other thing I am always pinning to my board are the cards and notes from my dear friends. At the moment there are a few I really like, the thank you-card from Jane(more of that later) and one from Anne and then there is a fox-beauty from my dear friend M - and that one really got me going:

A fox-bag was born! A little, carry-just-your-essentials-one with a bright, adjustable trap. Definitely a bit autumn-ish yet still with a glimpse of sun and feel of summer there. A happy little bag!

And speaking of the inspiration I still once would love to get back to this happy blog hop, and gather here all the wonderful posts my dear nominees wrote. They really did a wonderful job, and if you are looking for some inspiration to your Thursday, please head to: Nova's, Vivienne's, Anne's and Teje's and you'll be smiling in no time. Thank you still once ladies!

Happy Thursday, everyone!


P.S. I just started to wander in Instagram wonderland the other day, and I am there instagram.com/handmadebymia and even there is not that much to see yet, I am sure many things will appear there soon. Are you there?  If so, please let me know and we can meet there too!


greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love your Mums stitching, so beautiful! :)
Lots of lovely colour on your board Mia. Your little foxy bag is gorgeous, I do love foxes!
Thanks again lovely lady for the blog hop nomination!
Have a good weekend ahead,
V x

Anne Toprak said...

Thank you Mia!! I love seeing inspiration boards and yours is fantastic.
Thanks for letting us have a peek at your cards, ribbons, stickers.......
Thank you for the link.
I'm next to try out Instagram.
Happy late August...

Anne and all

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Mia! Your inspiration Board looks beautiful! Everything looks very inspiring! Thank for the link! x Teje

Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

Thank you - I love that piece too (and wish I could make similar but nooo - with my fruit fly patience). Thank YOU for the happy hop!

Lovely day, and happy weekend soon too!


Mia said...

Hello Anne,

Even it was hard to admit that autumn is almost here it was also great to put together some darker, richer tones on my board.

I am so BAD with Instagram, but as I have a new phone&camera there I just HAVE to get it working...So I wish to see you there soon!


Mia said...

Hello Teje,

Thank you - how is your move going, are you still living out of boxes (I am just tossing the last ones, it has been over a year!)? I wish everything goes smoothly, and you will have a new, happy crafting corner set up soon!

Lovely day!


Megumi said...

Thank you for showing your inspiration boards. It was fun. I like Instagram. I think I will sign up.
Mr. Fox bag is really cute. Love the colors.

Let's enjoy the rest of August.


Mia said...

Hello Megumi,

Mr. Fox is sending you many greetings :) and thanking you for the inspiration! And oh it would be lovely to see your Instagram pictures too, your garden would have so many things I would like to see!

Have a lovely weekend soon!


snowbird said...

Ahhhh my dear Mia I love your Inspiration board, could do with some of your inspiration too ...do you have any to spare ? All my craft stuff is in boxes as we have no spare room, two grown up sons still living at home means no Craft room !
So cute is Mr Fox :)
Wishing you a lovely weekend
Cheryl :) x

Helen Philipps said...

Loved seeing your colourful inspiration board Mia! The embroidery looks interesting, and your cards and stickers too. The little foxy bag is adorable.
Happy weekend!
Helen xox

Mia said...

Hello Cheryl,

I have a lot of inspiration, and I am sending some happy thoughts&sunshine your way as I type :) And I know how you feel, my last "craft room" was the other end of our bedroom!

Have a lovely weekend!


Mia said...

Hello Helen,

Thank you! I would love to make some embroidery, but... I am just admiring others (like yours!) beautiful work!

Have a wonderful and sunny weekend!


Beth of The Linen Cat said...

Hello Mia,

It is certainly time to switch my mood board over as well, but I am waiting for a new work desk to arrive so I can get back into my studio. We are having some very sunny days here in the UK though, so it doesn't feel all that Autumnal. LOVE the pouch and the sampler and your little foxy bag is wonderful. Bethxx

Mia said...

Hello Beth,

Autumn seems to be a great time for change - and what better way to start than your moodboard? I am also dreaming of a new desk, congrats for yours!

Happy last days of September!


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