Long story short, let's talk about a book. A book that I loved and that I think every single business owner (creative, not creative, I don't care) should read. A book called "Let My People Go Surfing" by Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia.Read More
Yayyyy, it's February, and the latest episode of my podcast is now up on Youtube! Here's a quick overview of what you can expect in episode nr. 30:
- I share my two latest Finished Objects!
- I also talk about the progress on my #ImmortalistsxQuince shawl and share a new cast on.
- I show you the latest Making Stories publication we've put out (SOCKS 2018).
- I announce the two shop update dates for February.
- And last, but not least, I talk at length about my current grips with Instagram and how I'm thinking about using it for my business right now.
Instead of a monthly review post I decided to try something different this year: one post that I am going to update at the end of every month with an overview of my goals of the next month and a review of what I did that last month.
I realized at the end of last year that while I enjoyed the retrospective my monthly review posts offered me, I had no way of looking at the big picture of the year and that bothered me. I'm hoping that this approach will help me gain a better perspective of what's been going on during the year while we're in the middle of it as well as at the end of 2018.Read More
Hello lovelies, and welcome to another episode of the hannaontheroad podcast! Here's a quick overview of what goes down in episode 29:
- I talk about my policy on showing acquisitions, gifts & reviews after receiving a lovely email about that topic after last episode.
- I share that I've been selected as an official EYF (Edinburgh Yarn Festival) podcaster, wohooo!! Can't wait for EYF!
- I show you the progress on my two current WIPs.
Happy New Year, everyone! I'm so excited to kick start 2018 with a new podcast episode and even more so to be able to do it introducing you to a fabulous book I had the pleasure of previewing. The Immortalists is Chloe Benjamin's second novel, and you can hear me gush about it (and talking about a super exciting collaboration between Chloe's publisher and Quince & Co.!) in this latest episode of the hannaontheroad podcast.
I'm also going through six FOs - although, spoiler alert, most of them are already gifted - and two Works in Progress as well as a few lovely things that arrived in my mailbox in the last weeks.
Last, but not least, I'm rounding up the episode with a glimpse into my plans for my businesses for this year which I hope you'll find interesting and as exciting as I do!Read More
Hello lovelies! I hope you are well and ready to kick-start 2018. I had a wonderful period of rest and relaxation - took an almost-complete Social Media week, didn't check emails for close to 3 weeks, and feel calm and ready to kick butt.
Instead of doing a December in Review post, I decided to do a full-fledged Year in Review! I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into what I thought went well and what I thought sucked this year.
To do that, I went back to this post from late 2016 where I put together a list of goals for 2017. To be fair, I all but forgot about this list until I started writing this post, but I am pleasantly surprised that there are no dark surprises lingering on there!Read More
I guess that's a new record for me - writing my recap post about the previous month after the 15th of the current month. Oh well. Sometimes some things just have to give, and this month it was writing this post.
I got sick at the beginning of December, and have only been feeling really well again for a few days. So here's a brief overview of everything that I can still remember about November:Read More
Episode 26 of the hannaontheroad podcast focuses on ALL the making - a new FO, a few WIPs, and introduces two special womxn who are doing amazing things with locally sourced yarn!
I also answer Yarn Flakes' question on how to balance exploring the various things our creative minds are attracted to and having an efficient business image on Instagram! (Plus, I just basically want ALL the coffee during the entire recording of this episode.)Read More
Here's what I do when I have an idea: I sit with it. I let it sink. I don't do anything, in the strict sense of the word, except for not think about it. Why? Because the "not thinking" provides an excellent filter. When an idea comes back to me, unprompted, a few days, a few weeks after I first thought of it, when it comes back more often, when I catch myself thinking about it during my morning meditation, then I know that it's here to stay and that it's time to give in to that instinct of pursuing it.Read More
Today's episode is all about two intense creative business related topics: beauty standards & supplier sourcing. Plus two WIPs, a few acquisitions and an invitation!Read More