So much has happened this year and I couldn't have done it without you guys, so I wanted to firstly thank you all so much for your continuing support and encouragement. It means so much to me, and really does keep HappyBerry going for us all!
So what has your 2016 investments being going into!
Well, because of your amazing kindness and support Yarn Scrap Friday has managed to continue each Friday, and is now is almost in it's 4th year! which is just amazing, and many of these patterns have now been converted into written format and uploaded for free onto my website or blog. I've managed to host two crochet-a-longs, the most recent being my Amigurumi Doll, which I really hope you have enjoyed.
A lot of my video tutorials incur costs, and none more so than the need for equipment and editing software. Thanks to your support I have managed to upgrade over the last year to a better full HD camera, and replace a few batteries. I have also been able to invest in a separate battery charger so I can continue to use my camera when charging. This has been invaluable for keeping filming and editing time down to a minimum. I'm also delighted to say that I now have super fast broadband, which I have also been able to invest in thanks to you guys, so I can now upload much faster and not waste time waiting for uploads, which used to take almost 10 hours per video! That time has now been reduced to around 20 minutes.
The new website has launched with much better functionality, especially on mobile devices. Many more patterns have been added to the site, with many more being added all the time. I have released a whole new updated beginner crochet series, as well as developed a new knitting channel for beginners, which is going from strength to strength, but the most exciting news to slip into 2016 is my plans for my first crochet pattern book! A much eagerly awaited project I know. This will be in association with one of my favourite yarn brands and will include lots of really fun little projects to try. The release date is expected to be around Autumn 2017 and will come in paperback and eBook format. The eBook will also contain exclusive video tutorials as well.
As patreons please remember that you can contact me for free copies of any of my paid for patterns that you see on LoveCrochet.com and free signed copies of my new book will also be available exclusively to you guys as a huge thank you for your support! So do make sure to get in touch to enjoy these exclusive benefits, as well as to let me know what you would like to see on my channel.
Every penny you give me in support is invested into HappyBerry and helps keep me doing what I do. So I want to say a huge thank you for your support this year and I look forward to 2017 with you guys! (^-^)