First of all I want to start my new blog by introducing myself. My name is Saara and soon to be 26 years old and living in the capital area in Finland.
CIRCA 1960s: Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy enjoys herself at a picnic circa the 1960s. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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I love knitting and been knitting pretty actively for about 5-6 years. My inspirations are my (now passed away) grandmother who I always used to observe intensively as a child when she was knitting. In my mind she’s the one who always made the best socks, mittens, hats and all you can think of. When my youngest brother was born in -95 she even made Moomin sweaters for me and my second brother.
Me and my grandmother around -96
My other and bit newer interest is sewing and fashion. For the past couple years I’ve been browsing for fashion blogs and sites and searching for inspirations and seeing which type of style is most to my liking. Also I’ve been intensively watched Project Runway.
What comes to fashion I love 50’s and 60’s fashion, especially Jackie Kennedy. Stylewise I also love Natalie Portman and Beyoncé. And absolutely adore Tim Gunn as a personality and his fashion sense and expertise.
"Black Swan" star Natalie Portman shops at the Dior store on April 5, 2012 in Paris, France. On Monday, Portman was appointed as the latest spokesperson for Free the Children, a charity helping children in developing countries. RESTRICTIONS APPLY: USA/AUSTRALIA ONLY
I made myself a promise to learn this year how to sew and got a sewing machine, which I’ll introduce later this week, and some cheap fabrics from my so far favorite fabric store here in Finland (Eurokangas).
I think this is enough for the starters. I hope you’ll be here to read more and follow my progress. Thank you for that in advance.
Yours, Saara !