So, who is skandimama, anyway?
I was born in 1981 and since then I have been a creative mess. The name Skandimama is because I am a mother and a Scandinavian living in Northern Denmark with my English husband.
My goal is to spread the word on how good it can feel to craft, sew, create and make things yourself. I have realized how much the creative space means to me.
I was first trained in fashion and then in cultural heritage management. I have worked with sustainable communication about waste sorting, I have been a assistant professor in culture and branding at a university college, and now I work with municipal communication.
In my spare time I am SO creative and will show you my projects here on the blog.
The Skandimama love of creating
I LOVE making stuff, both buying beautiful fabric from new in exciting fabric shops, as well as I have always enjoyed going through my nans´ old shelves for skirts, fabric or embroidered pillows and going to the thrift shops and getting great bargains that I can refashion. For me it is part of keeping history alive as well as being more sustainable.
If you want to see what I do, when I upcycle old stuff into new you can click here for the entire category of Refashioning. I also do lots of DIYS from my book here, as well as I try new sewing projects that you can check out here.
I do workshops as well as private sessions with lots of creativity involved, and I also try to go out and enjoy some workshops myself once in a while. There is nothing better than to indulge in creativity. Read about my Craft Time here.
More than just fabric
I also work with other materials than just fabric. You can find these Creative Ideas here.
Apart from that I try to be a regular Boss Lady getting stuff done. From 2016-2018 I have been lucky enough to work with sustainable communication about waste and recycling. Check the links for a music video and films about waste sorting. In Danish 🙂
I made these two hand puppets and we made lots of fun videos about recycling.