I volunteered to write a post for the Sewcialists TNT (tried and true) pattern month. Here's the result! Hi there, Sewcialists! My name is Hannah, and I live in Stockholm, Sweden. I’d like to talk to you about my favorite skirt pattern. When I saw the call go out for tried and true patterns, I … Continue reading Sewcialists TNT month: my favorite skirt
Author: Hannah Swain
I brainstormed my own personal commandments; these are the overarching principles that I live my life by. Some are part of my core personality that I wanted to underline, while others are things I want to strive for.
I'm a Happiness Engineer on the WooCommerce Orion team, and have been working at Automattic for 18 months now. I'm doing a six month 50% rotation on Happiness Hiring; the rotation is from June until the end of December. That means I still do 50% support on WooCommerce, then handle applications, interviewing, and working with trials during the other 50% of my time.
In all fairness, I didn't set out to drink three shots of espresso. I realized that the grind on the beans was a little too coarse, so adjusted and made another shot. Then another. All three tasted slightly different, too!
The sewing world doesn’t have a Ravelry equivalent. Patterns are spread across the Big 4 and the hundreds of indie pattern designers – last week, I was trying to find a specific pants pattern I’d seen a while back and finally gave up.
I hate being late. It says "I don't care enough about your time," so I try very hard to be on time or even better: early. When I worked in an office, I was usually early to meetings. My tactic? I got there early and just did something useful in the mean time. It didn't … Continue reading The art of being on time to remote meetings
In which I cover some of how I use Toodledo and a nice little script to open the note links in a new tab.
This sweater came into being the Sunday morning that I asked Fred, "If you would hypothetically like a sweater, what would you prefer?" I was at a stage where I enjoyed planning out projects, choosing the yarn, etc. Fred liked the sweater I had chosen and away I went! According to the Ravelry project page, … Continue reading Fred’s monochrome sweater (Jón 91149 by Hulda Hákonardóttir)
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
On the 15th March 2016, I started as a WooCommerce Happiness Engineer at Automattic. What a year it has been!