The very first mittens

Hip-hooray, snow is gone and pretty autumn colors are back! And ready are the very first mittens for season 2014-2015:

There are happy cats with their new heart-collars (these boys are twins and always wear same things)

...some pretty flowers

...and some pretty birdies with flowers

All in my shop now.

Happy last weekend of September soon!



Alive and kicking

Hello everyone! I am still here, even it seems that blogging is on the bottom of the arm-long list this month. Oh my, what a busy month this has been, but luckily October (starting next week btw, how did this happen?) should be a bit easier. I am not moaning here though, I have gathered all these things to do for myself, and I am getting it all done one thing at the time.

We have had such a lovely autumn weather, warm and sunny but yesterday we hit by a snow storm. You read it right, s-n-o-w. It started on the previous night already, and lasted all day. The snow was so heavy (wet) it cut trees and/to power lines, and our whole city was out of electricity for hours. There were many car accidents too as everyone still has their summer tires on (well obviously as it has been almost +20C and sunny for past weeks). Today has been windy and rainy (some snow, mostly sleet) and there is still a lot of snow on the ground. I refuse to show you any pictures*, as I simply can't believe we had almost 20cm/7.8" snow on September 23rd. Maybe if I do not think it, it goes away. 

A lovely, sweet girl turned one recently, and we had such a wonderful family occasion. No bouncy castle quite yet, but other happy things pink (please notice her vehicle on one photo), and one smiling birthday-girl. She has a blast celebrating, went for a nap (almost two hours) and continued partying. What a lovely little lady!

It seems that my next thing to do (decorate mittens) is more than appropriate for the weather around here *ahem* and I have been busily knitting some more too when ever I have had a minute to spare. They should start appearing in my shop during this weekend, I hope. In the meanwhile I wish you the most wonderful last days of September, and wish to see you much more often here come October!


*Well there are some to see on my Instagram as I couldn't believe my eyes yesterday. Today I am just annoyed that the snow is still there.


Quarter report

Lovely September, everyone! We have still beautiful, sunny and warm weather, not too bad at all. This month will be quite busy due to all different things happening almost at the same time, but I really wish this autumn will then continue happy and more relaxed than last year when I ended up having a long blog-break.

Autumn has always been a new start for me, sort of second New Year really, as holidays are over, and work and schools start. It is time for a new calendar, planning future and taking a little look back too. I am playing with new ideas for the months to come, and even it should not be said out loud yet: In the online selling-world Christmas seems to be just around the corner... I am not that organized, yet, but getting there.

But here we go, here comes the unofficial HandmadebyMia Quarter Report 2014 starting with some earthly-toned birdies

and following with some more colored birds

and then there are some happy cats

and some Moomins too

Looking pretty me, don't you think? A tad more color to brighten the gray and rainy autumn and winter days and we are all done, right? And believe it or not, I am pretty well prepared for the upcoming season:

Happy first week of September!


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...