Moomin Mail

Yesterday two parcels arrived from Etsy sellers in Finland.
I finally found a copy of Tove Jansson’s Β The Dangerous Journey for a very reasonable price Β – in Swedish, yes – but clearly I am turning into an obsessive collector because it doesn’t seem to bother me.

Fabric from Tillukka (via My Paper Crane) and the book plus the beautiful stamps on the package are from Hapsitukka.

27 Responses to “Moomin Mail”

  1. Susan L

    i’m loving your quirky style … modern funky. ps have you done much scrapbooking lately. i can hardly find the time to sleep let alone scrapbook.

  2. KylieM

    ooo I love the Moomintroll Books, my dad gave me one that he had two of, but I desperately want to buy the series. I know it is going to cost me a fortune …. maybe one day!I also want to buy Arthur Ransome ‘Swallows & Amazons’ books, another favourite from my Dads bookshelf when I was a kid.

  3. Carm

    I’ve recently discovered Moomins via the Internet. I’ve read a couple books and have a shop that carries all kinds of pretty dishes and odds and ends. I may be on the brink of an obsession myself. I’m a quarter Finnish on my paternal grandfather’s side and so my name is Finn and I’m long been fascinated with those sorts of connections. Moomins are just too good to be true!

  4. Cele

    I’m jealous.The fabric is gorgeous and the illustrations in the book are amazing.I bought moomin hand towels for my children at Christmas and they love them.

  5. Jessica

    Great stuff!Maybe i should send my husband around to read the book to you. He is swedish πŸ™‚

  6. Bethany

    I happened upon your blog from where I do not remember, but I enjoy reading it very much. It’s a cheery happy place to visit, and the name Loobylu reminds me of a song my grandfather used to sing to me…anyway, I’ve awarded you with the Beautiful Blog award on my blog i do hope you’ll stop by and check it out. Happy trails!

  7. lexi

    Super cute – those stamps are awesome!!Hey can you please let me know your shoe size? I am looking for an email addy for you to no avail. Help a gal out! x

  8. Crissy

    That is such a happy package of goodies!!! Moomins are the best! I was just in Finland and bought Moomin pillowcases & handtowels. I’d love to get some fabric though! Have you read The Summer Book by Tove Jansson? If not, it is so wonderful & I highly, highly recommend it!

  9. evie

    so good! even if in swedish : )love those stamps too!!

    ps i hear its your birthday today. big birthday wishes for your day. enjoy x

  10. Saila

    Hello hello from Finland! Its very peculiar that I popped in this blog and lookie, the post is all about Moomins!I just bought a couple of Moomin chocolate eggs to my godson and his little brother and thought how the Moomin-goodery (is “goodery” even a word…?) have sort of exploded and theres too much lefthandedly designed Moomin stuff that Tove herself wouldnt give her blessing, Im sure.The fabrics are usually very beautiful though, as all of these that you have been sent.Its kind of funny that since we are so surrounded with all this Moomin craze, you sometimes forget how deep and heart-achingly beautiful the books are. I have actually shed some tears in front of the original illustrations at Design Museum in Helsinki where they placed a show for book illustrations a few years ago, if that isnt too geeky to admit.

  11. Jennifer

    Moomins are the greatest <3 I painted moomins on my wall to make the house I'm living in less gloomy, I'll be sad to move.

  12. Heather R.

    Yay, Moomin! I lived in Sweden for most of last year, so I’ve become very familiar πŸ™‚ So adorable.

  13. Kelly has The Dangerous Journey coming out for a reprinting in English in November. I preordered it. Even with international shipping, its not too pricey.


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