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Advent Calendar 2021!!

Hannah Civico

Advent Calendar 2021!!

The Chromatic Yarns Advent Calendar is back for 2021! Full of gorgeous Dungeons & Dragons inspired colourways and the perfect countdown throughout December to Christmas. In it, you will receive: 24 x 20g Sturdy Sock mini skeins 1 x 100g Sturdy Sock skein Lots of D&D themed goodies throughout! My Sturdy Sock base is 75% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, and 25% Nylon. It won't be a fading Advent calendar. There are lots of very talented yarn dyers who can dye beautiful fades, and I'm happy to admit that isn't where my strengths lie. So you will get a completely different colour...


The Fluff Nugget Cardigan!

Hannah Civico

The Fluff Nugget Cardigan!

I was so lucky to test knit Becky Sorensen's latest pattern release. One of the perks of being BFFs with a knitwear designer is that I get all the sneak peeks. I've not designed a pattern ever, other than a few crochet patterns. I get to see behind the scenes, how much goes into each design and how long it takes! When I first saw the sketch of the Fluff Nugget, I fell in love. Then, once I saw Becky's finished garment, I knew that it would be so wearable! Pick up your copy of the Fluff Nugget here: https://linktr.ee/sopranoknits So,...


Lockdown Sockdown KAL!

Lockdown Sockdown KAL!

I thought it was about time that I wrote a little blog post about the fun that is the Lockdown Sockdown! This lockdown has hit me harder than the previous ones. I'm not really sure why, but I think it's partly because it's now January, the weather is bleak in the UK and it just feels endless... CUE THE SOCKDOWN! (Yarn is Luna by Chromatic Yarns) It's time to bring people together, get the community together and focus on something other than doom-scrolling all day. What better way to conquer this than to knit socks?? This is a very casual...


How to Price Your Handmade Products (and Other Finance Tips!)

Hannah Civico

How to Price Your Handmade Products (and Other Finance Tips!)

So today I'm going to be talking about money. I know money isn't something that people are hugely comfortable talking about, but we're getting into it today. Not only will I be touching on how to price your handmade items, but I'm also going to touch on keeping track of your finances, and UK taxes. Enjoy! I have mentioned in a previous blog post that underselling does nothing for your business. Not only is it not sustainable long term, but it cheapens the whole market and won't guarantee you more sales.  There is a basic formula for working out your...


Basic Tips for Starting A Creative Business

Basic Tips for Starting A Creative Business

There's so many things to think about when you start up a creative business. It can be a little overwhelming sometimes, so hopefully this blog post will help you with ironing a few things out. I'm no "business guru", but after owning this small business for 7 years and being full-time running it for 2 years, I think I've picked up a couple of things. Firstly, you want to work out what it is that you want to sell. It sounds really obvious but you want to be passionate about what it is that you're selling. I did explain in...

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