A missed month

Huh, the very last day of January already? I have missed an entirely month of blogging, and I apologize. My days have been so so so busy, and somehow it has just have been easy to push starting a little further - and then it suddenly is too dark for pictures again. Oh my, but here we are now. Days are a little longer and lighter, and birds are singing like crazy. January has been a very mild compared to past years so no complaints there. But still I am welcoming February with opens arms, spring will be a tad closer. On crafty-zone things started quite slow 2015 - until I found the fabric that has been inspiring me this whole month.

It is a happy animals-print with little foxes, hedgehogs, squirrels and pretty trees with birds plus some flowers and toadstools. Such a pretty find! And it has been used this month to create a 

happy squirrel phone-pouch! And then there was a cute fox-bag

and then an another bag followed...

... filled with happy animals inside too! And you know me, once I get it going, there is no way stopping. A smiling fox/suspicious mushroom-inspecting bird-pouch was born, and it was

followed by a happy hedgehog

and finally I made a teeny-weeny coin purse


I think I am turning my attention next to a bunch of bunny-babies that were born last weekend; there are some skeins of springly-colored smohair in my stash waiting for dress-knitting. But before that I just might need to make a few happy-animals keyfobs. I know, it is a condition.

What have you been obsessed interested in this month?

Lovely last day of January, all!



Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Mia, these pouches and bags are Super cute and so beautiful! Fantastic fabric! I feel that all the winter is going to pass before I realize... and I hope it lasts long because from spring I shall be just too busy with the NEW shop. I'm happy to hear you didn't have too cold January. Have a lovely weekend! x Teje

Mia said...

Hello dear Teje,

Happy happy happy to hear that you are busy with the new shop! I wish I could visit you there (and see some sunshine too)... Dreams, dreams... Have a wonderful February soon, dear friend!


snowbird said...

Hei Mia

So lovely to hear from you, I was starting to wonder a little and hoping you were just resting. But Wow ! what a productive month :) Love love the animal material and the cute little creatures :)
I too am looking forward to February, as well, as the days are lengthening ( its my birthday month :) too )
May the inspiration and creativity continue into February.
Cheryl x

Helen Philipps said...

Your sweet makes are so cute, Mia, and the fabric you found is perfect! You can see how inspired you were when making these happy creations.
Wishing you a happy weekend!
Helen xox

Jane said...

Glad to see you made it to blog in January dear Mia. That fabric was made for you, it's perfect and has inspired so many gorgeous creations. I'm glad your birdies both real and on your bags are singing their hearts out that spring is not too far away now. Keep snug x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Well your fabric find has certainly been an inspiration for you this month Mia, I love all your woodland makes and still more to come!!! :)
And what have I been inspired by/obsessed with this month......well just for a change.....bunnies! ;)
Happy February my friend,
V x

Megumi said...

Aren they the cutest fabric ever!? I LOVE it!
The fabric is pretty sturdy too! Very nice.


mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Mia what loveliness you have created! That fabric was a real inspiration! Love all your felted animals, such a beautiful job! Hope February is a beautiful month for you, sunnier and warmer!

Mia said...

Hello sweet Cheryl,

Happy to see you here, and sorry for my slow phase on blogging, January is so dark and gloomy here, and without happy pictures it seems pointless to blog... Excuses I know but I know it will get better once spring breaks!

Have a wonderful February, may it be sunny and beautiful! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY already!!


Mia said...

Hello dear Helen,

Thank you! With more light each day it is just so wonderful to start creating again - I wish you a wonderful and baby-filled :) February, and happy, happy creating-moments too!


Mia said...

Hello dear Jane,

Lovely to be back on blogging again, you are my true idol with your wonderful posts in steady pace, thank you for those happy moments!

Spring is getting near and I am loving it - wishing you a wonderful February, dear friend!


Mia said...

Hello happy Bunny-lady :)

I knew there would be one answer ready ;) for my obsessed-question! I am starting to play with some new-born bunny-babies too too, it is the best therapy for a gray&snowy Sunday!

Wishing you lovely February-days!


Mia said...

Hello dear Megumi,

I know - and so should you :) - this was the cutest fabric ever! Sometimes one piece can be a great inspiration, and it seems that others love these happy critters too!

Wishing you a happy, sunny and animals-filled February!


Mia said...

Hello sweet Robin,

Thank you! Sometimes it just takes a piece of fabric to get it all rolling, and this was a great, great match for my happy critters! It is snowing here as I type but there is more light each day - love it!

Wishing you a sunny and happy - and creative (love your new pincushions!) February!


Anonymous said...

That material is so lovely and your makes are just beautiful - I love them all!

Mia said...

Hello dear Mel,

Thanks you so much for your lovely comment! Sometimes a fabric just starts "speaking"to me - this was one of those happy finds! Glad you liked it all.

Have a wonderful February!


Unknown said...

January went by fast for me too!! What a great fabric, I'm sure it was fun to make all those bags/pouches.

Crazy snow now. Spring, where are you??!!

Happy February, Mia.
Anne D.T. (Dreaming of cherry and plum blossoms)

Mia said...

Hello dear Anne,

Happy to hear you liked the little animals-fabric too! It just felt so sunny and happy to me, and with all this snowing here it just brightened my January weeks.

Wishing you sunny and bright February!


faith76 said...

Adorable makes :)

Mia said...

Thank you so much Faith,

Have a wonderful and sunny February!


helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Hi I came to visit via green rabbit designs . Your makes this blog post are wonderful

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

You are most welcome here, happy that you found me! I have been a bit lazy *ahem* blogger lately, but with brightness and lightness of spring should get me going - so see you here soon again!

Sunny greetings from Finland!


Beth of The Linen Cat said...

Hello Mia

I love the fabric and how is has influenced your work, so many cute foxes!! I wouldn't worry about not blogging for a month, I've not written for over two now - eek! - I think it's that time of year, everyone takes a little while to hide after the Festive season. Roll on spring! Bethx

Mia said...

Hello Beth,

Thank you for the supportive comment about blogging, it has definitely been a slow spring (blog-wise) for me. But as the days get brighter and lighter I usually find my phototaking-mojo first and then blogging-enthusiasm follows. Fingers crossed!

Happy March!


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