Today I have a very special episode for you, recorded straight in the mountains of the Dolomites! I'm spending a few days with family and friends here on wonderful hikes, long stretches of reading and getting sunburnt. In episode 21, I'm announcing the winners of the #LinenKAL, opening another giveaway, share four knitting projects with you and dive deeper into how I organize my business.Read More
Do you always under/over-estimate the time it takes to design a knitting pattern? This is the position I found myself in as a new designer.
I had so many ideas on what I wanted to create, but I wasn’t sure how long it would take to get them out there. It meant that I wasn’t publishing many designs and when I was publishing them, they weren’t necessarily on the dates I had hoped to do it.
That’s why I started using Asana to manage my design projects.Read More
It's September, friends! Whoa, THAT was fast. Time to take a look at August and see what happened - spoiler alert: some good and some ugly...
MY GOALS FOR August WERE…
Sell all 30 collaboration kits for the Et Cetera Sock Kit
Finish & send off the special collection of project bags for Olann
Finish & send off another special collaboration
Get 10 sign ups for my Instagram Mini-Class
Get 3 new Patrons
- RELAX on vacation
Hello friends! I'm back! A few of you might have wondered what happened after my week of vacation as I didn't post anything last week - and I've also been less active on Instagram than usual. Don't worry, everything is good - it's just A LOT of work at the moment.
Last week was, frankly speaking, completely overwhelming and exhausting. I've always been a hard worker, but this, this took the crown of "weeks with not enough sleep and too many hours in front of a laptop and BRAIN IS FRIED" with a long shot.Read More
We're almost into our twenties, lovelies! Episode 19 of the hannaontheroad podcast is now up on Youtube and today we're talking about two recently finished objects, two new cast-ons, and I show you a few of the things my grandma made. Plus, a quick update on a new Instagram class I'm releasing and a little bit of life update!Read More
Another month is over and we're already a few days into August! Time to talk about July. July was good and bad - both professionally and personally, and it was also exhausting. This might be my endless to do list speaking, but I'm really looking forward to a little bit of vacation in the middle of this month!
But! Let's not fret, let's instead talk about what happened in July!Read More
The last interview is something special! I wanted to include one creative business owner that recently took the leap from a day job to working full-time on their business. Meet Julie, the lovely soul behind NYC-based Sweet Sparrow Yarns - and make sure to read until the very end because Julie has two amazing tips for everyone who runs a creative business.Read More
Episode 18 of the hannaontheroad podcast is up on Youtube for your viewing pleasure now! This episode is all about a fantastic giveaway, alongside with some monogamous knitting, a sewing WIP and a great question from Carmen. Plus - a sneak peek at a few exciting things coming to the shop!Read More
In the last few weeks, I've had a couple of clients ask me for advice how to approach someone you'd like to work or collaborate with who you haven't been in touch with before. I thought it might be handy to put together a quick blog post on how I usually do this. Reaching out to someone can be scary, I know, but in 99% of cases it's totally worth getting over that fear!
The following approach can be applied to pretty much any outreach situation - contacting a podcaster you'd like to send your products for a review, a magazine you pitch an article to, a wholesaler you'd like to carry your yarns.Read More