Big plans, big changes
At the end of 2010, I took some time to step back and evaluate LikeClochework, the result being that I have made some huge changes that make me extremely excited. Instead of making you read through a long post detailing all these changes and my reasons behind them, I'm going to lean on my tech writing background and give you - drumroll, please - a bulleted list.
Changes to LikeClochework in 2011
- No more custom orders (except for very special cases!)
- Lots of new patterns!
- A pattern book to be published in September (ebook and hard copy)
- Ready-made hats and accessories from my pattern tests.
It's a big change from what I started back in 2009, when I cranked out the hats like crazy and almost killed my hands (not that I didn't have fun). In late 2010 I put out a few of my original patterns and got an amazing response from the crochet community. And somewhere in there I realized that my true passion is not in making hats and other garments, but in designing them. If I wanted to keep myself from burning out, I had to follow my passion.
So! As my list, above, already told you, you're going to see a lot more patterns in my shop this year. You'll also see for sale some of the hats, accessories, and perhaps even garments that I will make to test those patterns - but grab them up quickly because they're one-of-a-kind!
I have many more plans and ideas for this year, and I'm glad you are along for the ride.