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Hello stranger :)

This is a place where I write a little bit about myself. So here are the basics. My name is Marija, I'm from Belgrade, Serbia and I'm a self-taught crocheter and knitter. Well, my mum taught me the basics of knitting when I was 9 and I was so fascinated with it that I started making my own sweaters when I was 14. In the following years I worked for a few organizations (designing), fashion designers and I have even made something for a TV commercial (strange, I'm mostly proud of that, hehe).

I love complicated and simple things. I'm fascinated with human brain (complicated) and that you can make a whole sweater or jacket with just 2 needles or 1 crochet hook and just a ball of yarn or thread (simple).

My favorite music is rock, well, anything with a good guitar-bass-drum combo! I love…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 10
  • Joined February 24, 2011

Favorite materials

cotton, wool, cashmere, merino, acrylic, viscose

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  • Aimarro
    Crochet and knit designer of clothing and...

About

Hello stranger :)

This is a place where I write a little bit about myself. So here are the basics. My name is Marija, I'm from Belgrade, Serbia and I'm a self-taught crocheter and knitter. Well, my mum taught me the basics of knitting when I was 9 and I was so fascinated with it that I started making my own sweaters when I was 14. In the following years I worked for a few organizations (designing), fashion designers and I have even made something for a TV commercial (strange, I'm mostly proud of that, hehe).

I love complicated and simple things. I'm fascinated with human brain (complicated) and that you can make a whole sweater or jacket with just 2 needles or 1 crochet hook and just a ball of yarn or thread (simple).

My favorite music is rock, well, anything with a good guitar-bass-drum combo! I love the energy that it produces. Pearl Jam got me through '90s. :) I can die happy because I was at their '97 concert in Budapest, Hungary.

Favorite movie genres are comedy and horror (great combo!). I like a good crime or mind movies. As far as drama, there is way too much of it in real life, so unless someone I know recommends one, I stay clear of them.
Basically, the laughter is my motivator for anything. When I was a baby, my grandma said "This kid enjoys life", because I was always laughing and rarely crying. I think she misunderstood me, it's more of a "This kid loves laughing at the world" :) That's why I love good word plays and smart comedies. Don't get me wrong, I love smartly done silly ones too.

My shop name is a tricky one to explain, because the root is in Serbian language. It's an anecdote from my teen years. It's a story about me and my best friend. While we were sunbathing a shepherd passed by with a sheep and he yelled at her "Aj, Maro!" or in English something like "Go, Mara" (he was pushing it forward with a stick, lol). Maro is a grammatical case in Serbian for Mara (my nickname, short from Marija). We laughed and it stayed our inner joke. But I didn't want to call my shop Ajmaro, I wanted it to sound like we pronounce it in Serbian, so I changed it to Aimarro. It sounds Italian when you pronounce it, lol. And since I love a good joke and this one is about me, I've decided to make my shop name just that. :)

Years ago I used to sell crochet patterns on my website under the name "Bubamara Design". The name "Bubamara" has a meaning like Aimarro too. Bubamara is a serbian word for ladybug. But I chose it because it consists of 2 words "buba" and "mara". Mara is again short for Marija, but "buba" means "bug" which is the nickname for my favorite car (which I shortly but lovingly owned) "VW bug".

As you can see from my shop, I am all over the place as far as style. I learned that my designing depends on my mood. You can see classic designs and "out there" ones. To tell you the truth, I have to curb my silliness from time to time or you would see "way out there" designs also :) That should be for the eyes of the ones that know me personally, hehe. The good thing about me is when I get angry or frustrated I stay like that for 5-10 min. and then I design something outrageous and I feel a lot calmer. I love that, it's like a creative outlet. That's why when I see someones art I always want to know how the artist felt when he/she created that. I'm all about the person behind the work :)

You read all this? Wow, you have a wide attention span! This used to be a very short bio, but today I was in a mood to write one more appropriate to my personality. Very long and chatty one! :) Actually, I can write more, but... you know... curbing!

Now to the businessy thingies. Where you can contact me besides through convo here.

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My Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/aimarro

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My Twitter page:

http://twitter.com/aimarro_design

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My other shop where I sell my original patterns:
http://aimarropatterns.etsy.com

That's all folks!
Aimarro by Marija

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