Winter thoughts and workie...

Dear Blog friends! A new week has gone and suddenly it is the month of march... Here in sweden we are all now ( I think most of all ) longing for spring even though it is snowy as far ones eyes can see, we are all so focused on the new season and the increasing hours of light that we can enjoy of day by day... Staying focused on this gives us hope that we soon will enjoy the embrace of the sun and warmth ...makes living like in a freezer a little more easy...
Somebody once said that your thoughts travel as long as the eye can see but if you dont have the greatest view in front of you  , you only have to close your eyes and imagine the view and we all know that our thoughts will travel anywhere we want to this way too...
As I have written before ,  my home is where I find the greatest inspiration but also in my little studio in the city , I would call it my second home . 
The view right now from my Boutique and studio is maybe not so inspiring but this last friday a cute old women sat down on one of my chairs that I have outside. She decided to sit there after a long walk in the snow and the sight I got warmed my heart and made me so happy I forgot how cold and dull the city can be in wintertime... I mean my chairs that I have for decoration gave comfort to a person I do not know and suddenly this person became part of the outside decoration of my boutique...Made me so happy...
Here some pictures from the winter wonderland that we have right now...
 
And here the a picture I took standing inside of my boutique watching the cute old lady taking a rest on one of the chairs...
 
 
This last week I have been working with the design of the new bags for this next spring season to come... I have been making my own designed bags for almost 6 years now as my shop has its 6th anniversay this 28 of April... I work patiently decorating the bags , it is a lot of work  with scissors and glue but it has never crossed my mind to buy ready ones with my logo on.  The hapiness that my customers show me when I pack their goodies in the handmade decorated bags gives me so much joy... They appreciate it so much... Warms my heart...
 
 
Sewing on my label on ready garments from my studio has also been a big part of this weeks work...
 
 
This week I also managed to finish som new designed aprons with lovely fabrics that both women and men can enjoy in the kitchen or by the barbercue. In our home we have a private chef that is one of my sons and he inaugurated two of the desings I have of aprons this spring... 
My sons cooking is very inspiring for me , and our south italian heritage is deep in his heart as he has an incredible passion for Italian cooking... He likes to study new recipes and this year he has promised to himself that he is going to work himself through a whole cookbook. Lucky me !!!
 
 
And here some of the new designed aprons...
 
 
I hope that you like them... I love them !!!
 
The window display of this week went in dreamy soft powder pink  and orange tones...The New Cala dress in the middle with tiny , tiny flowers reminding us that soon , very soon we will have spring and until then we can rest our winter tired eyes on lovely happy fabrics and buying a lot of flowers to  have some spring inside our home...
 
 
 
And at last but not least some pictures of sweet moments in my shop this week , ceramic painting and mischievous customers...
 
 
With this weeks tulips in my home I wish you all a happy Sunday and the best of weeks...
 
 
With Love / Andrea Labbé