Hi! My name is Niina but over here I call myself Thrifty Finn. My life goal is to be a creative director (don’t laugh) and dammit, I’m going to get there. Tips on how to achieve that, are always welcome. Feel free to contact me. I can answer questions about myself, crafts, design and thrift stores. Don’t be afraid to give me suggestions on new blog posts, blog meets, job opportunities and collaborations. I’m very keen on doing guest posts!

Love, Thrifty Finn.

You can contact me via this form or e-mail thriftyfinn(at)gmail.com

39 thoughts on “About

  1. aaanchalk

    Hi Niina. Thank you so much for your visit to my blog as it led me to your wonderful blog. Loved the pictures and your articles. I would definitely like to read more from you, hence a new follower 🙂


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  3. Melissa @ Dyno-mom

    I saw your comment at Crafterhours and had to stop by! My husband is Finnish, he was born in the United States (where we live) and there are not many Finns here. So as soon as I saw your comment, I knew I needed to visit. Cute blog! I will definitely come back.

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  5. Tom

    Weird language. Why don’t you speak some nice understandable language like German! 🙂
    I’m living at some butt-end too.

    1. bzlambert

      I like the sound of Finnish slow and melodically… German sounds like a contract perfect for engineers lol Finnish sounds like lovely forest people lol. I’m sure English must sound terrible to others lol. Xo

  6. Joycelyn

    Hey, your posts are all lovely and oh so crafty! 🙂 And it does not matter if we make grammatical errors, part of blogging 🙂 Hope to see more of your artistic works!

  7. Sue

    Hi! My name is Sue, and I’m from SlimKicker, a fitness/diet app and site. I bumped into your blog yesterday and it captured my interest!

    I’m contacting you b/c we’re about to release a fitness tracker (similar to FitBit) early next year, and are looking for bloggers who would be interested in receiving 1 for free to review when it is out (negative or positive).

    Would you be interested in doing this? You can email me at: sue (at) slimkicker (com) with ‘Review’ in the email heading if you are.

    In case you don’t know, our site SlimKicker basically turns your fitness/diet goals into a level up game. The tracker will work with the website, and allow people to track calories burned and number of steps they walk automatically. The more they exercise, the more points they rack up! That’s basically how it will work.

    Anyway, hope to hear back either way…

    – Sue
    P.S. You can choose not to publish this comment as this is more of a private comment 🙂

  8. KylaB

    Hey there. I love your stitching and am really happy to have found your blog as I want to start doing this sort of thing. I live in London. Do you know (shot in the dark here) any places that can help you get started? I’ve done some stitching years ago and want to start doing my own napkins. Keep up the great content.

    1. NiinaMaria Post author

      Hi Kyla! Thanks for stopping by. As for the crafty help…I don’t remember where I learnt my first stitches but this: http://www.sublimestitching.com/pages/tutorials is a good place to start! My first supplies I bought from the UK Ebay. Even
      with the postage to Finland I saved tons of money. Keep an eye on floss lots! That’s a great way to start a stash! If you are
      looking for patterns to stitch, subscribe CraftGossip on RSS, they post various links to free ones frequently. As for which stitch to learn
      first? I recommend back stitch, split stitch and french knot. French knots always impress people!

      1. KylaB

        Thanks Niina. You’re so kind to do all of this. What is a floss lot? I’ll definitely try out those stitches. I can already do the french one. I’m really excited. do you sell stuff on etsy at all?

      2. NiinaMaria Post author

        That’s when you get bunch of floss for cheap. A job lot. And no, I don’t have an Etsy. I do have a Luulla- shop space but I haven’t sold anything there yet.

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