Continuing Part 2 in the 'interview series' where i bring to the blog a range of females who comment on five things including motherhood, how they juggle their creative projects and style. We will be hearing from new Scottish mama Sarah. I was originally struck by Sarah's gorgeous moody gallery on Instagram and have tuned into her feed ever since. She's also a supporter of the Lines & Current brand, often sporting the ODA ring on her thumb for her many 'coffee-time' hand-selfies. I guess, there's something about her that reminds me of the 'slower-lived' pace i experienced back a decade ago when i had my first daughter, (remember in Part 1, I shared my brief knitting venture with Etsy?) so our conversation serves to contrast to high-speed lifestyle other creative mama's with multiple or older kids may find themselves. Here's five things about Sarah...
1. HER STORY
My name is Sarah Ferguson, I am married to my husband of almost 2 years, Calum and we have a 10 month old baby girl called Wren. We live in the Scottish Borders in an old stone home in the countryside. I am currently on Maternity leave from my job in sales development. I will be starting a new role when I return to work in May. However, I currently run my own little biz, via Etsy, selling hand knitted baby booties promoting said business through my blog Brass Buttons & Confidence that I started 2 years ago and my Instagram.
2. HER TYPICAL DAY
My usual week day is the day of a single parent as my husband works away from home. So Wren and I will usually attend a baby group, we'll walk our dog Poppy, meet friends and in the evening after bedtime, I start my knitting job.
3. HER STYLE
My style is predominantly minimal and I've always tried to mix fashion and function since becoming a mum. I like COS stores for their clean lines, oversized fit and masculine fitting. I love Acne studios for the special pieces. Their tailoring is amazing and I live in my acne scarves. You'll never see me without at least one of them!
4. HER INSPIRATION
I will research fashion, via online blogs and Pinterest. I love to look at interior design blogs to find inspiration for my home and I'll also be searching new wool colours... dreaming up new combos! I guess one thing I also like to do is search for travel destinations and flights to far off places! Oh... and the odd scan of right move property sites! Haha!!
5. MOTHERHOOD & PERSONAL CREATIVE LIFE
I utilise nap times. I should probably sleep when Wren does, but I've never done that and it doesn't feel right to start now. I probably run myself a little thin, but I enjoy what I do, and it means I can keep my time with Wren focussed on just doing something with her. I don't put too much pressure on myself, because once you do that, it becomes 'work' and not the kind of work you like to do.