Can you recommend any podcasts?
Unfortunately not, I only ever listened to half an episode so far. Time to start if I manage to focus (my day dreaming takes over). Any suggestions?
Have you ever visited Finland?
Yes, the northern parts (Tornio, Rovaniemi). Would love to visit Helsinki!
From one freelancer to another: What do you do when you are in a low-inspiration/low-energy phase in your freelance life? When everything feels hard and overwhelming? Any strategies that usually work for you? (Assuming you get bad periods once in a while.)
Yes, those periods come and go. I have practiced a lot not to panic, because inspiration isn’t something you can plan. It’s frustrating, but something I just have to accept. Taking a walk helps to clear my head, even though I find myself using those walks as procrastination a bit too often. Blogging is a great way to get shit done as well, to collect moments and things in a blog post and see that I actually did something that made me feel good.
I told you a few times before that I really love your photos and that you have this unique “Sandra” style. I would love to know how you pass certain of your motifs. Like … do you stop and take several pictures to choose the best or do you just take one and move on? A strange question … but I’m honestly curious! (:
I think it’s a great question. I usually see things I like and just point and shoot. 1-2 pictures of the same motif and then I move on.
What brings you joy? What is one thing you like at your age now that you did not like as a younger person? What will you like when you are older that you may not like now?
So many things bring me joy, for example books, walking around the city the whole day with my camera (longing so much for one of those days), partying with my friends, waking up with my head on Johan’s chest, food, listening to Miracle Cure Progressive Mix (Blank & Jones feat. Bernard Sumner) on repeat, going to Sweden to see my family etc etc.
As a younger person I didn’t drink alcohol (started when I was about 25), I saw so many people around me acting like idiots and thought I would act like an idiot, too. Now I enjoy alcohol and most of the time I act OK 😉 I hope I will like my flaws more when I’m older. It really helps to just accept them and live with them instead of against them. Think I’m doing pretty well so far.
Where do you see yourself in 5 and 10 years from now? Secondly, do you spend the majority of your work time on personal projects or client projects for your income?
The first question scares me and is something I am working on to figure out, because during my time with depression my life kind of stopped for a while and I didn’t see a future at all. Personal projects take up most of my time, but I’m working more and more with clients again and it’s a lot of fun! Will release a project on my Instagram this month that I did recently and it includes a giveaway, wohooo!
When did your interest in crochet started and how did you came with the concept for the wrist worms? Love them to pieces!!!
I was about 5 years old if I remember correctly. My mum was crocheting a lot when I was a kid and I was watching her and one day when she was busy taking care of my baby sister, I grabbed a crochet hook and some yarn and just started by trying to do the same movements with as she did. It worked 🙂
So glad you like the Wrist Worms, here is the story about them:
The story of the brand Wrist Worms started in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2008 when my husband asked me if I could knit him a pair of fingerless gloves. He loves wearing layered outfits and couldn’t find what he wanted in the shops. Instead of knitting I chose to try making them with crochet technique and loved the structure it gave to the wrist warmers. I posted a picture of him wearing them on my blog and that same day I received several emails from people wanting to buy them.
So, I started to do some research. The pattern of the stitches is really simple so first I wanted to see if someone else already was doing it, but I couldn’t find anyone. The idea for the name Wrist Worms popped up in my head and after that same research I was ready to release the Wrist Worms and ever since then they have been a big part of my daily work and life.