Valentines week...

Dear blog friends ! To the sound of tennis balls in action at my sons tennis training I am sitting down with a nice cup of tea... I can rest my eyes and thoughts at the tennisgame going on in front of me and behind me while I set my mind on my little blog... It is amazing all that you can see when you slow down your life... Dalai Lama once said that we all live in frustraition and what he meant was that we all can do the effort to think ourselves to a happier life and world... When we find peace with ourselves the world becomes more friendly ... We all get another perspective when we choose to think in another way. Why not start thinking like this , this Valentines Day ... To Give Love to All the people that we know and also in our mind to those that we have not yet met... What we think - we attract... Yes we do !! Thank you , thank you and thank you again for all the likes and followers , it is so inspiring to see that I have followers from so many different countries ... So , so happy for this... Thank you once again and I hope that you will continue to find inspiration in my work... This last week has been a week of planning for my little shops Valentines decoration , as I have already written I like to plan a new window display every week and when there are special occasions, I go all in ... Valentines is one of those days I want to be prepared for , with a new design and of course a New Window display...
My super Model Vilma is wearing the handknitted mohair Cardigan I made specially for this Valentines..
Inspired by so many things in my life I created this cardigan which kept growing with more and more flowers and details on the way to my shop... The first idea that came to my mind was decorating the window display with red tulips as the years before I had only used red roses for Valentines ...
Inspired of course by the tulips we have at home...I try to have some in every corner . Fresh flowers give so much joy to life so every start of the week I buy bouquets of fresh flowers , mostly roses and when all the vases have their flowers the week can begin for me... Here, a little corner of our house where flowers are growing like a little oasis..
And here are these weeks wonderful tulips at home...
When the silk tulips where ready it was time to put my little happy Valentines wishing sign that I made some years ago.. And beside, the manequin with the New Lotus skirt , Allegra shirt and the Valentina Cardigan...
As you can see the final result of the Cardigan is a little bit different from the one that my model is wearing... I kept on filling some spaces with more flowers and leaves that I embroidered with yarn and swarovski beads... So Dear friends this is what I have been up to this latest week , ah and yes of course, finished the two colored handknitted hat ... I am already knittting on a new pattern , some flowers this time... And last but not least I would like to give us all that have creative jobs a Special Heart this Valentine , because to work creatively is somehow a way to share ones inner feelings expressed in what you create and that is something that you have to have a great courage to do...We are Brave !!! Yes!!! Here are some pictures of the finished little hat...
Happy Valentines to all!! Kindly / Andrea Labbé