Feature Sponsor Love + Giveaway – Elskan

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{MEET THE SHOP OWNER}

1) Please tell us a little bit about yourself and how you decided to start up shop?
My family has encouraged me to be creative for as long as I can remember. In fact, I still have the drawings and paintings they saved from when I was just 2 years old! One of my earliest memories is of my Amma (grandma) knitting…. it seemed whenever there was a spare minute she had those needles in her hands, creating the most beautiful garments for our family. She taught me how to knit and sew when I was in elementary school, and I am grateful to have learned from someone so skilled and passionate. Over the years I’ve gone through creative waves- often changing things up and craving to new crafts whether it be sculpting, mosaic, graphic design, etc. But I always seem to come back to knitting and sewing. It’s where my heart is.

In 2009 my daughter was born. Turned off by the common mass-produced pink, frilly, overly-girly baby clothes I quickly realized that buying vintage and making clothes for her was the only way to go. Over the past few years friends and family gave me the encouragement to take it to the next level, and this past August I took the plunge. I said ‘farewell’ to my day job and took Elskan on full time!

2) Where do you draw your inspiration from?
My daughter Luna is my number one inspiration. She is fun, hilarious, creative, kind, and has the most beautiful spirit. I know I’m on the right track when I finish sewing something and she asks if she can keep it J

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3) What set’s your shop apart from others?
Every item is carefully hand-crafted and made to last, so that they may be treasured as a modern heirloom piece and handed down through the next generation. I believe in quality craftsmanship and spending that extra bit of time to make my garments as durable as possible. I pour my heart and soul into each and every thing I create.

4) What is your favorite dessert?
Mmmm….that would definitely be Gelato! Pistachio and coconut are my favorites.

{GIVEAWAY}

Elskan

Enter to win a black or cream slouchy knit hat ($30 value), sizes available from baby, toddler, kids and adults!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY and closes on January 20, 2014 at 11:59PM CST.

Love what you see in Elskan?  Take 10% off your order with code “alamode”!  Code good for duration of giveaway.

 

32 Comments

  1. January 14, 2014 / 8:24 pm

    I love the Snjór Slouchy Hat! 🙂

  2. Wendy Hatton
    January 14, 2014 / 9:40 pm

    Sören Hooded Jacket – black dots.
    I love the prints you have used.

  3. Emma G
    January 14, 2014 / 9:44 pm

    Úlfur Sweaters are adorable!

  4. Stacey
    January 14, 2014 / 11:26 pm

    I love the cloud pillows!

  5. Sarah
    January 14, 2014 / 11:41 pm

    I love the Asdis dress.

  6. Patricia Ulbing
    January 15, 2014 / 2:42 am

    I really like the cuddle puppy, it’s so cute! 🙂

  7. jillian
    January 15, 2014 / 6:39 am

    aww these kiddo clothes are too cute! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  8. January 15, 2014 / 6:55 am

    Those reversible kimonos – so cute!

  9. brittany o
    January 15, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    The Sören Hooded Jacket is beautiful! I want one in my size! 🙂 It would be a perfect fit for my toddler.

  10. valerie theberge
    January 15, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    I loke the Cuddle Puppy.

  11. Michelle
    January 15, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    Love everything! But if I had to choose it’s the hat that you’re giving away!!

  12. Jennifer Reed
    January 15, 2014 / 2:38 pm

    My favorite item from the Elskan site is the slouchy hat in cream.

  13. Jennifer Collver
    January 15, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    The Snjór Slouchy Hat – it’s super cute, I’d love it for my daughter 🙂

  14. Kristy
    January 15, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    Natturan chunky knit toque, cuddle puppy, and sweet little Luna

  15. tiffany
    January 16, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    I am loving that slouchy hat! Perfect for those bad hair days in winter!

  16. January 17, 2014 / 12:46 am

    I love the snjor slouch beenie!! I also love all the top knot headbands!

  17. Megan Busam
    January 17, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    Besides the snjór hat, I love the Luna dress and the top knot headbands.

  18. Lieschen
    January 17, 2014 / 9:56 pm

    i like the prenta loop scarf 🙂

  19. January 17, 2014 / 11:04 pm

    I love the Soren hooded jacket!! I also totally love the idea of kids clothes that defy the traditional styles. These are so cute!!!

  20. Christina
    January 19, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    Love this hat.. How would it fit a nine month old?

  21. Ann
    January 19, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    I love love LOVE the Prenta Loop Scarf. Gorgeous!

  22. Vania
    January 21, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    The Elskan blanket – crib comforter is beautiful!

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