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Designer Insights with Miranda Anderson

Miranda Anderson is the founder of One Little Minute, which she started in 2007 to share her life as a newlywed. Since then the site has become a journal of her creative projects, including sewing adventures, travels and family life. Miranda has always been a creative creature and loves nothing more than coming up with new ideas to make life more interesting. From an early age she was encouraged to try new things and to learn them well. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Miranda Anderson.

Designer Insights - Miranda Anderson

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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?

My style is eclectic. I tend towards natural colors and textures in combination with simple lines. Rather than define my aesthetic, I try to choose items and materials that I love, and the results usually end with success.

2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?

My projects tend to be inspired by an item or material first, that then develops into an adventure. For example, I saw some linen curtains in a clearance bin that I loved, and immediately began designing the dress I wanted to make with them in my head.

3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?

I’ve worked with so many wonderful creatives in blogging, and one I am continually inspired by is Miriam Tribe of madmim.com. She’s a true artist who is always creating, whether or not she is sharing about it all. I love everything she makes.

4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?

I find a lot of inspiration in nature, and love spending time outside. I’m also inspired by wandering in fabric and home improvement stores where I find all of the raw materials I need to create!

5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?

I began sewing as a child, but really jumped in with two feet in my twenties, and never looked back. I have made lots of good friends though blogging, which builds a community of support around me. As my career goals have changed over the years, I’ve also been adaptable. My advice would be for people to find what inspires them and do it as often as possible!

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