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.

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27 Responses

  1. Stamps from Finland rock also: Yay! – So glad that you found The Dangerous Journey finally!

  2. Maikki says:

    I found one Finnish online shop, there is also nice e-cards

  3. Kate says:

    These are delightful!I’m sure you’ve seen the cookbook, but I’m still intrigued by it:

    Lots of yummy Moomin stuff on that website – so dangerous!!

  4. Susan L says:

    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.

  5. cintia says:

    love that fabric, what a find!

  6. LauraVW says:

    I love ths postage stamps – how nice it must be to live in the land of the Moomins.

  7. KylieM says:

    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.

  8. Carm says:

    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!

  9. Julia says:

    Oh those stamps are just fantastic!!!

  10. Cele says:

    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.

  11. read me... says:

    Ooh, what a fabulous delivery!! I can’t believe how cute those stamps are…

  12. Jenni says:

    I love your Autumn girl.

  13. anne says:

    My illustration professor in college always had Tove Jansson books — she was from Germany, so she had so many European illustrators that we didn’t get to see in the states. My favorite book she had was Mond und Morgenstern:

  14. Jessica says:

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

  15. That is seventeen kinds of awesome. πŸ™‚ Also wanted to say your new illo and layout is just lovely.

  16. Claire says:

    Oooooh lovely! I have all the moomin paperbacks, the illustrations are the dreamiest.

  17. Bethany says:

    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!

  18. lexi says:

    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

  19. Crissy says:

    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!

  20. kirsten says:

    that cat is going to haunt me…

  21. evie says:

    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

  22. ohh moomim stampsfantastic

  23. Saila says:

    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.

  24. Jennifer says:

    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.

  25. Heather R. says:

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

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

  27. Anna says:

    Hi!How wonderful see that everybody loves moomin!!In Finland we have muumimaailma where we can go whit children.

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