The creative weirdo behind By Sandramaria.
I'm 22 years old, I live in Vaasa, Finland and I love interior design, sewing, photographing, tech-nerding and baking. Welcome to my creative haven!
Over the years I’ve struggled a lot with who I am in the internet world and how I want others to see me. I’ve tried on several titles, such as photographer, blogger, the chocoholic foodblogger, DIY-nerd etc. etc. The thing was though - I wasn’t happy with either of them. I constantly changed my blog name, my design, or my slogan. I couldn’t stay in one place for too long and I never felt as if I belonged. One day I decided to quit everything and spare myself from just another disappointment.
During this break, I found myself feeling more inspired than ever – but not to create just another blog. I wanted something more. I wanted my own brand and something to work for. I wanted to work for myself and set my own goals – not just try to settle for somebody else’s!
I had recently gotten very into sewing and designing and started doing some test runs. I made a whole batch of non-sellable products, and even a second one and a third. Finally, I came up with a line of products I actually believed in. I showed some of my friends and my family and they all loved it! After this I was more excited than ever and I wanted to try selling my products on Etsy.
I remember telling my husband, that if I sell one product I will jump to the moon and be the happiest person ever because that means, that somebody out there is willing to pay for something I designed and created. Well, guess what. I didn’t just get one order, I got 10 within two weeks! This really made me believe in what I was doing and it made me keep on going!
Today, I can proudly say that I am the owner of my very own creative small business, and I’m loving that title! This one I will wear with pride and not change in the first place.
I am so glad you’re here, and I hope you find my site inspiring, whether it’s trough my shop, a blogpost, or my Instagram feed. Thanks for stopping by!
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any comments, questions or requests.
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