Anyone else getting tired of Winnie the Pooh? I don't mean the book and drawings by A.A Milne, I mean the postcards, toys, books, children's clothes and so on decorated with the Disney one. What is it about that bear, really? I have been trying to find stuff with Moomins on for a few swaps and you would think that it's easy to find Moomin products in there home country. It's about 100 times easier to find stuff with that Pooh bear on, and they have the same stuff in all shops. I guess you can find them where you live too. From now on I will try to be a consious consumer and buy local stuff when it is possible. Really.
I hate not to find anything local in the bookshop! I was looking for elks the other day for a swap with my lovely new friend Didine in Belgium. I thought I had seen some nice Swedish linen fabric with elks printed on it in the local fabric store. -No, we haven't got any of that, but we do have a fabric with the Koda bear on it, and look, there is a few elks on it too!! Sigh...

September has been like Summer here, big E picked beautiful flowers in the garden in the weekend. Global warming? I hope not beacuse we are enjoying this weather!

Today I finished two more house bags, to se
nd to my Mum's new shop. She sold one of my pouches yesterday! Curious people keep dropping in to look at the stuff though they haven't really opened the shop yet... A good sign anyway :)


kirsten said...

I know what you mean. I LOVE the books and original illustrations. I even like a couple of the disney movies of Pooh. BUT - I think it cheapens his image to have him everywhere. Especially on the cheaper quality merchandise.
I don't know what moomins are. Wish I did, they're cute.

melissa said...

I feel just the same- the A.A Milne illustrations and stories are so sweet and lovely, and were my favourite as a child, but the Disney version is pretty bad. I don't like the really cliched and cheesy kid's books about the Disney Pooh, but for some reason, my children do!
I don't know much about Moomins either- who is the author of those books?

syko said...

The Moomin books were written by Tove Jansson in the 1950's and 60s. She was a brilliant author and a great illustrator. In the 1990's they made a cartoon based on her stories. Check http://www.moomin.fi/moomin.htm
And go to the library and borrow one of her books "Moominvalley in November" is the perfect book to read when it's getting colder.