Saturday 1 February 2014

Guest Blogger Week 101 ~ HanJan Crochet

I would like to say a huge welcome
to Hannah

HanJan Crochet Guest Blog Post for Crochet Addict:

HanJan Crochet - a business from a dodgy knee! 

Hi there - I 'm Hannah - a newly married twenty something (just) midwife 
that has somehow happened upon the most exciting adventure - becoming a crochet designer. 

It all started about 3 years ago when I needed knee surgery (too much running - that will teach me..) 
and wasn't able to walk for about 6 weeks. 
I had always been crafty as a youngster and my Mum is an absolute inspiration - 
she can make anything, and I mean anything. 
Even if she's never tried things before, she just seems to know how to go about it. 
So after a mammoth week long cross stitch session 
I asked her to teach me to crochet and I haven't stopped since! 

 I began to realise that no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't stick to a pattern - 
I would change the border on a blanket, the edge of a hat, the petals of a flower...
and before I knew it, I was designing my own patterns. 
It is the best move I ever made! 
We had a really busy year and relocated to Bath, UK 
and once we had settled I realised that I wanted to get my patterns out there 
and so I started HanJan! 

  The last 2 years have been amazing - 
I have built up my stores on Etsy, Craftsy and Ravelry 
and have been so lucky as to work with Simply Crochet 
and Mollie Makes Magazines and have lots of other commissions 
coming up soon so watch this space... 

My focus for HanJan is to carry on building up my blog profile 
and engage with more lovely craft people - 
I have started a Facebook album of all the great pictures 
I can find online of my patterns made by other people. 
I just love to see how they are all so different! 
As for pattern designs - my closest friend is expecting her first baby 
and I have made her a blanket for when the little ones arrives. 
It meant so much to me to give her the gift of my creativity in a practical 
and beautiful item that they can keep forever as a family. 
I will be releasing the pattern very soon as have already been asked if it can be pre-ordered! 

As a special thank you for giving me the opportunity to say hello 
I would like to offer a special discount on my Etsy shop to all the readers here. 
Just follow the link through, see what takes your fancy and then enter CROCHETADDICT20 
to receive 20% off your entire purchase.
Find HanJan Crochet at the following places....

I hope you will join me in thanking Hannah!
I also hope your check out her sites!
I know I will be purchasing some of her fantastic patterns!
Thank you ever so much Hannah for being so generous to us.


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