As Winterdays go by ...

Dear Blog Friends... We are now finally having some real winter in Sweden . Snow and degrees below zero almost every day... For me it is the time of the year when I try not to think about the New Spring Collection ahead , I to try to make all of those things that you have longed for during the intense work of the season but not have had the time to do... Do I succeed ? Of course not !!! My work and Creativity is always with me and that is why I call it a work of 365 days a year... But it is a more relaxed time for me as I spend much more time at my studio at home and only open my shop twice a week...
This time of the year and always my knitting is with me everywhere I go , it is also my great passion , I have been knitting since I was 9 years old ( taught by my Dear grandmother Maria )... And when I start a project it is impossible to stop... Usually I have 3 or 4 knitting projects at the same time...Right now the one that takes the most time of my hours a day is the one that I am creating for Valentines Day... As I wrote before it is important for me to always create something special for all the special dates of the year....I don't know why, but I love it...Keeps my fingers working 24/7 Here a picture of one of those special occasion knits... created for New years eve 2017...
Mohair and silk satin details in lovely shades of offwhite...
As My Dear little shop is Only open 2 days a week , on fridays and saturdays I get to spend a lot of time with family and friends and at home I am surrounded by fireplaces , the nature, yarns , fabrics , oilpaintings , ceramics and my plants ...My home is my sanctuary , how cheesy it may sound... I often whisper to my self , Dear wonderful life... Dear wonderful life... Yes I am thankful for being able to work with my passion and blessed with all my wonderful clients that follow my work unconditionally year after year... January ... I think this is a very good month to reflect on the things that really matter in life and try not to put so much difficulties in it ... We all have a long year ahead and so let us try and do what makes our hearts happy... Work we must all do but if we try to every day find something new to learn about , something that surprises us ,make something creative such as painting , writing etc ... I know that this gives us a happier life , don´t you think ? Happy January and Year to all ..<3
Kindly / Andrea Labbé Designer / Artisan
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A New Year , filled with so much inspiration...

Dear Friends ! Happy 2018 to All !!! I know that I have not been the best at writing but guess what ?!? I made a New Years resolution and that is to keep you updated with my work at least 4 times a month and I hope that you will enjoy reading it as much I as enjoy writing it... Last season and the continuation of it has been and is so entertaining to work with and the ideas never seem to stop ... One could easily think that, working season by season for more than 10 years of production , that inspiration could somehow cease but in my case it increases , may sound crazy but it is true. One thing that has come to be very tempting is to work one year ahead with my collections as most designers do but then again I would not be able to and be so " inside" my work as when the actual season is running... So finally I decide to continue working season by season in the present time and that finally is how I also want to live my life , with mindfullness and present in the moment that we live....
Meet Vilma... Vilma is my New model and will be helping me and the rest of my wonderful crew with new pictures ... Morine that has been my model during my whole carreer is taking a short brake for at least 9 months...
Vilma is wearing a cardigan that I designed for this years New years eve... I love to make special outfits for all the important celebrations of the year.... This New years outfits ( there are two ) were designed and produced in Sweden as always keeping the importance of sustainability very alive.... More pictures coming soon...
So Now My New years resolution is being fulfilled... Thank you all for reading... Kindly / Andrea Labbé
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A New Season is here...Thoughts about London Fashion Week and more...

After a loong summer break with so much inspiration stored in my mind and soul...finally a New season is here <3
This season , Autumn is one of my favourite ones... And that has of course to do with my passion for knitting... This season is for me pure love for what I do and my hands only leave my kniiting needles if necessary...
 
A few months ago I got the invitation to participate in London Fashion week... An agent saw my work and mailed me .. You can imagine my surprise and happiness at the same time and after giving it a bit a of a thought I decided that this is not the time for me ... I mean I haven´t even been to Stockholm Fashion week , and here is where I live and all the production is made here in Sweden... This felt too big for me and I think that I still have time to maybe in the future grow my business a little bigger ... Keeping sustainability and no massproduction of course....That is very important to me. I am also a little bit concered of the uniqueness in my design as I want everybody to feel that they are buying something that they are alone with or that there are only a few samlpes out there... My idea has always been that you can go anywhere , specially a party and not having to worry if you are going to meet a person with the same dress , cardigan etc...
Life will tell where my design takes me and for now I just want to enjoy working with this seasons new Collection and first out as Always are the dresses....
 
First Out The Calla Dress ...
 
 
 
 
This Dress is an A line dress made in two different fabrics, one with grey undertone and the other with a light blue / turquoise color... The chunky necklace is also from this seasons Les Bijoux Collection...
 
The Camellia Wrap dress
 
 
 
In this dress I have also worked with two same fabrics but different i colour , One with grey and the other one in blue...
 
Bluebell Wrap dress
 
 
 
 
This dress is made in a super special jeans fabric... It is almost as a corset . I just love it ! The combination of the blue and the  offwhite of  the fabric gives it a playfull touch...
 
The Bluebell Dress is also available in grey with  offwhite details...
 
 
 
 
So here it is now the update of my little Blog and the first part of my Autumn Collection 2017 ! I hope that you have enjoyed watching and reading and ptsssssss.... I have a date for my shops Season Opening ... See you the 20th of October Dear Friends ! ( thank you Dessi and Ulrika for helping me pick a date )...
 
Andrea Labbé
 
Designer and Artisan