My cousin's girlfriend, said I should make a facebook page, at that time, I had never heard of having a page. I had been without the internet since having my youngest son the year before. I only had my cellphone. I was not sure that I would be able to run anything that way, or do much from my phone. I played around with everything, and I asked her if she could think of a catchy name, then I would start my page!! And that is when Hatch-ed With Love came to be (thank you Tricia!!).
At first I only wanted my friends and family to know about my page, I never shared it with anyone else.. I did have 75 fans. And I was satisfied. I was very nervous about sharing my page with anyone else.. I came across so many pages, I did not know that so many people knew how to crochet!! I finally decided to share my page on one of the "tag your business" posts on a few different pages. I soon had 100 fans, then 200 fans, then 2 years later I have reached over 4,000 fans!!
My journey began as selling finished products!! I just wanted to make a little extra cash to help with me not working (after having my youngest son, daycare is just too expensive). But I was creating things on my own, with no pattern, (loopy cake hat, spongebob, bubble puppy, minions (before there were 100s of patterns available)) and when I would post, I would get so many people asking for the pattern. So I finally sat down and wrote out the pattern for my loopy cake hat!! I had so much fun with it, that I soon wrote up the pattern to Guppy Puppy. And I know have a selection of 81 patterns available as of today (11/27/2013). They can be found on ravelry and craftsy!!
I never expected my business to grow into what it has today!! I only have you to thank!! With all of the continued support and love that you have shown, it has pushed me to do more!! I am every so grateful for each of you!! What better time to say thank you then around the time of the year when you should be the most thankful!! This time of the year, although is a hard time for me to get through, I learn to appreciate things that I used to take for granted.. Family and friends are the most important things in life!! I have made so many friends over the last 2 years, and although I may not have met them, the love and support they have given me is something I will forever cherish!! My group of testers are amazing ladies, and I cannot thank them enough for what they do for me!! They put up with my crazy ideas, and help me get them out to you to create some beautiful things!!
Please stop by on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for some limited FLASH sales, a new release, a re-release, some giveaways, and some deals that you will not want to miss!!
Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to the next year, and some more new patterns to share with