felt pencil case
I was overwhelmed seeing how much the Norwegian women love "the heart design" when I was new to be here in Norway. It is a culture, indeed! Norwegian people actually have warm and loving hearts which are underneath their "cool" character (I mean, they might need time to "warm up" to be friends with you if you compare them with people from South Europe ).
After 10 years living in Norway, I do feel that I am more Norwegian myself to some extents. I am physically and mentally much stronger than I was (thinking about a typical city woman who had never slept in a tent in the nature before she came to Norway.), as I have been learning so much from the Norwegian women. Now, when I see the "Norwegian Hearts" at shops, children's clothing and people's home , I accept it more to my heart. Anja and Anette love "hearts" as well. Oh, yes, they are Norwegian Girls afterall. (Is this "heart thing" a French one as well? dear Amelie. I know the English use lots of "hearts" to make things as well.)
For this Christmas, I am planning to introduce some small things which I design and made with a slice of Norwegian Accent. There will be also some little lovely things from two Norwegian craftswomen , whom I will introduce to you late on together with their works. I do this because I appreciate Norwegian culture and aesthetic more and more. This will be a little " Norwegian Design" introduction project, and it is so nice to have a blog to share with people and friends there.