Book Review: Folk Fashion - Understanding Homemade Clothes

Hello lovelies! Today I'm back with a short and sweet review of a book I finished earlier this week: Folk Fashion - Understanding Homemade Clothes by Amy Twigger Holroyd. I've had the book on my radar for a while and finally purchased it at Ysolda's booth when I was visiting the Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March.

"Folk Fashion" explores the role and importance making your own clothes can play in our lives and in our society as a whole. "Folk fashion" in itself is defined as "the making and mending of garments for ourselves, family and friends; the items these activities produce; and the wearing of those clothes once they are made."

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Untouchable Days - Update I

Hello lovelies! A couple of weeks ago I talked about starting a new experiment, the Untouchable Days.

Today I'm back with a quick update on how it's going and a big, big encouragement for you to try them as well - because, spoiler alert, I absolutely love them.

A quick recap: I now schedule an Untouchable Day once per week - a day where I'm not checking emails, not using my phone for Whatsapp, calls and Social Media, and where I'm not available for meetings.

Let's take a quick look at a few aspects essential to the Untouchable Day concept and see how I fared with them so far!

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hannaontheroad Podcast Shownotes Episode 34: Un-Caffeinated & Q&A Part II

Welcome to episode 34 of the hannaontheroad podcast! Today I'm tackling the second half of the questions from the 1k subscriber giveaway thread - all of the ones related to running a creative business! - as well as...

  • ... welcome the wonderful new Patron who joined us since last episode!
  • ... share a few glimpses of current design WIPs.
  • ... show you the additions I've made to my yarn stash when I was in SF.
  • ... and talk about the last color to be added to the Spring Collection.
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Untouchable Days - an experiment

I've decided to start a series of experiments for and with myself and my businesses. This idea is loosely based on Brooke McAlary's Slow Home Experiments (maybe we should call this series Slow Business Experiments?) and is not fully fledged yet, but the basic gist is this: I would like to try a few new things when it comes to how I run my businesses and make space for living and breathing and document how that works out. 

If you'd like to, feel free to join the experiment and try the things I'm trying! I would love to hear your experiences as well. There's not a fixed schedule around these experiments, I'm probably starting a new one every six weeks or so. If you want to stay up to date with them, check this blog and / or my newsletter.

The first experiment I've started two weeks ago is this: Untouchable Days.

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hannaontheroad Podcast Shownotes Episode 33: Gingerbread & Q&A Part I

Welcome to episode 33 of the hannaontheroad podcast! Today's podcast episode is a little bit different than usual as I answer quite a few of your questions from the last episode! In addition to that, I'm also talking about...

  • ... the 8 wonderful new Patrons who joined us in March!
  • ... the 1000 subscriber giveaway winner!
  • ... my latest FO, the Gingerbread sweater.
  • ... two new additions to our project bag line.
  • ... and my latest Youtube Livestream!
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hannaontheroad Podcast Shownotes Episode 32: Yarns and books and love

Welcome to episode 32 of the hannaontheroad podcast! As I only had a few days between EYF and travelling to the US, these shownotes are a little shorter than usual, but the episode itself features all of this goodness:

  • ... a GIVEAWAY to celebrate 1000 subscribers!
  • ... an EYF recap, including my book & yarn acquisitions and wonderful gifts from friends
  • ... an update on my Gingerbread sweater
  • ... the first official views of my print edition project bags that are available for pre-orders now
  • ... and two exciting announcements: 1) We're open for wholesale now! 2) We're still looking for one more addition to our sewing team here in Berlin!
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Why I moved away from Etsy.

Hello lovelies! It's been quite a while since I posted anything more creative business related here, and there's a good reason for that: I've been incredibly hard at work behind the scenes to get my new design & project bag website out into the world. Quite a few of you have asked me over the past couple of weeks after I announced the new website project why I decided to leave Etsy. There's not one easy answer to this so I'll do my very best to dissect the multiple reasons that led my to opening my own website here:

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