Branda

Monday, November 1, 2010


Branda Etsy * Branda Blog * Branda Twitter

Since I unsuccessfully tried to teach myself to knit last winter, I am super impressed by people who can - and achingly jealous. Especially people who can knit things like that scarf. And those hats. And those gloves. *sigh* And so I introduce to you Paula and Mariana, the two lovely ladies behind the Etsy shop, Branda, and the newest sponsors of my blog. (And who, consequently, my jealousy of knows no bounds!) Their Etsy shop is so great - the pictures alone are lovely to look at and they have so many great colors to choose from of the different items that they knit (cowls, scarves, shawls, hats, etc). I also love that they took something that their grandmother taught them to do when they were kids and have grown it in to a business - and a fashionable one! (They live in Argentina and have fashion spies all the way in Italy ;) I kind of love that!)

Here is an interview so that you can get to know these 2 endearing ladies better!

1. What are 5 things that make you really-really happy?

Mariana: Be in family and with my loved people. Learn or discover something new and the process of working in something new. Travel. Beautiful images. Beautiful days. 
Paula: Chocolate. When something I've imagined becomes reality. My dog Johnny, also if he is not anymore, still makes me happy. To be with my family and friends. Discover the forgotten sewing machine still works. 
2. What inspires your beautiful creations?
Since we knit we are all the time looking what people wears, in the street, in the supermarket and when watching tv, trying to get the stitches. Also we search on internet, we are registered in Ravelry where we learn a lot, and can see what people are knitting in the world. We love the way Vogue Knitting shows the new creations and trends.
3. Is there a story behind your Etsy shop name, "Branda"?

Branda is a tribute to our grandma because she taught to knit when we were children. All the afternoons she knitted lovely dresses for us and for our cousins and we love the way she passed the yarn around the needles. She never used patterns, she made by eyes!
4. What is your favorite thing about owning an Etsy shop and blogging?

Our favorite thing owning an Etsy store is we can know and communicate with artists and crafters all over the world, with different cultures, languages and ages, arriving to people who is so far away. Blogging is also interesting because let us share what we love, doing, things about us and others and it's so nice when you find a comments and see someone is interested in what you are saying.


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Thanks, Paula and Mariana!!

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81 comments:

Dressing Up For Me said...

Me too. My Mom in law has left the knitting tools here but unfortunately her daughter in law doesn´t have the know how. hahaha!

Those knits are so pretty! :)

Ashley said...

that is so cute...I'll have to check their shop out :)

I love their English...it makes me smile.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I know, I tried learning how to knit too, and it is simply not for me! I'm hoping I have more luck with sewing, one of these days. All their things look lovely!

Collette Osuna said...

Im off to see her shop..Id LOVE to know how to knit too...I never tried....

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Katie said...

What great stuff! I wish I could knit!

Tamara Nicole said...

OMG I love the items! Off to chk out the Etsy shop:-)

Stephany said...

I wish I knew how to knit. They make some beautiful stuff!

ellie said...

What a lovely pair. I'm so glad they are doing this love of knitting.

Nikki said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L! I want to learn how to knit too. My Mom does know how, but I'm thinking after my dog chewed up the vest she was knitting, she might not want to to teach me ;)

ivy's closet said...

This was a great. I'm so glad they are carrying on the tradition.

better days said...

Cool, sponsors. Great interview.

Diana Mieczan said...

I wish I knew how to knit:)
That is such a sweet interview and those are beautiful pieces,sweetie
Happy Monday
Ps: Thanks for the twitter:) Muah

styleforlife said...

Such beautiful items, I love this shop and the owners so beautiful and artistic. xx Emily from EL Vintage

paperheart said...

great interview! i really wish i could knit too.. i have so many thingsi want to make! <33

DesignerSpray said...

Awesome interview. I used to knit waaay back in the day, when I was like 15, now I'm 24 and don't knit. Hmm, kinda like that film, the curious case of benjamin button, haha. xx

The girl of many sorts. said...

Hi
Great interview, and i loved it;)

Have a great day - SP

Stacey said...

You go girl!:-).Congrats on the new sponsors. Yeah, i can't knit either...Their pieces are beautiful too! I'll have to add their etsy shop to my faves on the site.

Sara Szatmary said...

Love this interview!

Dancing Branflake said...

This is absolutely all I want to be wearing when the weather gets cold. I love their stuff!

Brina said...

I also tried to teach myself how to knit. I can do the first row well, but when it comes to making another, it gets all messed up. I think I just need someone to show me.

I checked out their shop a while ago. (They e-mailed me.) Their work is great. And they're such nice ladies.

Mumbles said...

I love the scarf, it's gorgeous
I would like to learn how to knit...
xx

Marley

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

It is a lot more difficult than it looks. Love the scarf and mittens.

Marissa said...

Love the items!

Amy R. said...

Congrats on your new sponsor! I love knitted items. I too wish I knew how to create such lovely pieces.

Amy R.

MarchMusings said...

I never learned how to knit though it seems so simple! But these girls certainly know how to.

Elaine said...

I love it!! They carry such cute things..

www.clothedmuch.com

Taj Acosta said...

I'm jealous too! I started to learn from my grandma when I was younger but lost interest and do I ever wish I hadn't because I adore it now! xo

The4inONE said...

Hey! Here we are!

We are so glad to sponsor this blog. You're making a great work here!!!

Thank you!!!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

It all looks beautiful! Off to check out their shop.

Hope your week is off to a great start, sweetie! xoxo

Mrs. Parker said...

Love that scarf! Ugh - I'm a sucker for large knit scarves! :)
Thanks for sharing!

this free bird said...

Very cool Krystal! I, too, would love to learn the ins and outs of fab knitting. Oh if we were only neighbors...

And congrats on your new sponsor!

xoxo,
Carrie

sympathy for the devil said...

so very pretty....
i suck at knitting :(

Josie said...

SUCH pretty things! I love that ribbed hat; so cute!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

OneCraftyFox said...

Lovely little interview, and what a fabulous shop!!

ivy's closet said...

Francesca Lia Block..is more of a young adult author, but she is very literary and those have grown to love her romantic prose..well, you just want her to write more.

Alleen said...

I just adore things that are knitted. Each of my babies had their own sweaters knitted and the girls had little matching pants. (which I saved, of course).

Great post!!!!

Cheers!

Jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} said...

Very neat! I don't know how to knit either.

Molly said...

Those cream fingerless gloves are dreamy. I want.

this is me. said...

ooooohhh. those are lovely!

Erica said...

Boy are they talented! All those knits look super comfy!

Mary said...

Love the scarf!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Grace said...

Yay scarves and knits!

Love Grace.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i agree!!! im thoroughly impressed with people who can knit. sweet shop!

jemina said...

Those ladies are super talented, their workmanship is BRILLIANT!!!

Wishing you a lovely day

XOXO
J

ching said...

oh wow, these ladies are skillful!

Signe said...

I can't knit either, I once tried to knit a scarf but it was full of holes and needless to say no great success - just a waste of yarn :)

A BRIT GREEK said...

Love the chunky knit scarf!
x.o.x.o

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

These look so cozy and comfy! Love the thick scarfs!

Becca said...

Ooh!
I just saw the new Branda sponser button and clicked on it BEFORE I saw today's interview.
Very cool!
How in the world do people just do that??

Ans said...

Oh well, small world. I am happy you interviewed these two Argentinian girls, there is a lot of talented people out there. They make beautiful stuff!! All the best for you and Branda.

Gina said...

:) Perhaps you and i can start a worldwide knitting club?? We could take online tutorials!

hehe i have always wanted to learn.

Their stuff is beautiful, i love the photos, they seem like really sweet girls.

Hows your Tuesday going?

The4inONE said...
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The4inONE said...

Hi Gina,

Our English is not good, so how we can teach to knit?
Anyway, if you are searching for an international knitting club we recomend you Ravelry.
https://www.ravelry.com/

We really appreciate the nice words for all of you!! Thak you! ♥♥

design traveller said...

the gloves look great :)

Daniela said...

I desperately want to learn to knit too!! I love that she named the shop after her grandma - so sweet.

chaoskontrolowany said...

So nice post!;)

Annie said...

I am dying to learn how to knit too!!! My little sister got me everything I needed and I just can't seem to do it.. sad :( haha Maybe I need a class?!

Alina A. said...

I wish I could knit also, especially now that knits are in trend! it would have been such a huge save of money hahah.xx

Julie-Inspired said...

Great interview! I started knitting a few years ago. I've made many, many scarves and one hat. It just takes me so long...and then I get impatient! I too am always so impressed by people who can "really" knit! Love this post!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

So cute, totally checking their shop out!

Valerie said...

I agree. I'm also impressed when people know how to knit. I tried teaching myself a few years ago and it didn't go well. My scarf somehow turned into a huge blanket and I didn't know how to end it! These hats and gloves are adorable.

xo
Valerie

Audrey Allure said...

Great interview :) I LOVE knits!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Oh these are some amazing pieces. I wish I knew how to knit but I don't so thank goodness people like this exist :) And the name is so catchy!! Wheee Happy Tuesday girlfriend! xo

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

oooh everything looks so snuggly!

way to go, pepsi stealer! (i'd totally do (ahem, have done) the same. :P

Jude said...

I love finding out about new handmade talent and their work is wonderful! Very special you included the interview too :) Thanks so much for dropping by - I love meeting new bloggers and thrilled it led me to your gorgeous, gorgeous blog!

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Love the beanie. So sweet to name your shop after your grandmother. :]

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Off to see her shop.. bye bye, Aufwiedersehen.
Have a sweet evening, Krystal xxxx

Nell said...

Oh, gorgeous things. xx

Marcie said...

Oh, I love those scarves and hats!! How cozy and fun for the winter. I am off to check out this shop.

xo M

shari @ little blue deer said...

Such gorgeous knitwear! I was sitting next to a woman who was knitting at a conference this weekend and I was obsessed with watching her! Love these! XX!

heather yalin said...

This is so sweet, I love the name of their shop and how it's after their grandma! And I have yet to try to learn to knit, so I'm always awed by knitted creations too!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i too am super impressed with people who can knit! i've always thought that it would take too much time to carefully knit each strand and then bring in those crazy designs and i am soo lost~!! i adore this shop!!

Catita said...

knitting! wooow maybe in my 2nd life but I do enjoy wearing knitted good and so does my dog! Yeah for all the knitters out there!
xoxo
Catita

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Nice scarves! :)

Anabel Fournier said...

Great chunky knit accessories.

Leah said...

Oh all her pieces are so well made and cozy looking! I love!

Luvs!

Lisette said...

love this post!

Lots of love, Lisette
sweetlisette.blogspot.com

Style, She Wrote said...

Love these cozy knits! Check out the Branda blog and shop now! xo style, she wrote

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, I love their stuff!

My grandma knitted me the loveliest sweaters... I wish I know how to knit. :(

style'n said...

so cute! perfect for the cold weather we are having now :)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love those fingerless gloves! I wish I could knit. Thank goodness for great shops like this for people who can't like me!

 

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