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Hi! We are Anvi’s Granny. Let us tell you about Anvi’s Granny crochet journey.
FROM CRAFT LOVER TO BUSINESS OWNER
It’s me, Joy – the designer behind Anvi’s Granny Handicrafts. Since childhood, I have been always in love with DIYs and handicrafts. When I was only 5 years old, my mother taught me crocheting and knitting and I quickly became obsessed with crochet – unlimited art. One of my big dreams is to have a handmade store to sell what I make. But I chose to study economics and worked as a banker for 10 years.
I even started a shop to sell my crochet in Hanoi. Unfortunately, I did fail. The reason was I could not manage to work as a busy banker, take care of a twin, and run a hustle business at the same time. But I never stop my dream.
After the birth of my daughter, Anvi, moving to India, I decided to get back to my passion. In the beginning, I created Anvi’s Granny as a way to keep my mother engaged after retirement. The shop is for my mom, so the name is Anvi’s Granny.
Soon later, I started to design amigurumi crochet toys and we built a team of crocheters to make amigurumi and other crochet products while my mom and sister manage fulfillment in Vietnam. If you want to order from us, please contact us directly, the international shipping resumes after a few years’ break due to the Covid.
Basically, this website (or shops) is run by us, mom and daughter. Hopefully, when Anvi grows up, we will have a 3-generation business.
FROM CROCHETER TO AMIGURUMI DESIGNER
What encouraged us to train our team turned into this website was when buddy crocheters started asking us for amigurumi patterns. With the love of crocheters, by sharing free versions of our designs on this website, we aim to inspire others to take up crocheting through our patterns. Because Anybody Can Crochet!
Apart from selling patterns ̣̣(You can buy our patterns here, Etsy shop, and Ravelry shop, Amigurumi.com) and giving crochet tutorials. Anvi’s Granny Handicrafts also supply beautiful and unique ready-made amigurumi soft toys as the perfect gift for your children or lovely friends. For custom orders, please contact us directly.
FROM INDIVIDUAL TO COMMUNITY BUILDER
Throughout the progress to build our small amigurumi design business, we have joined so many collaborations between bloggers, and designers all over the world. The world is so small for us, amigurumi lovers! I have gotten to know many new talented friends all over the world, both crocheters, and designers. And I saw 1 thing: community matters most!
Keep that in mind, I am on the mission to connect crocheters and designers together! By hosting monthly Blog Hops, Email Hops, and Ami Super Pack (Amigurumi Pattern Bundle), I am quite close to that goal! Working with hundreds of fabulous amigurumi designers from 5 continents is really my big pleasure. And of course, the love from readers, and buyers are the most important thing to me and my little career!
HOW TO CONNECT WITH US?
Do you want to be in our community? Join our Amigurumi Crochet Tribe Facebook Group now to get to know like-minded people and share your beautiful amigurumi makes.
And to give the best benefits to our members, we created the Tribe Vault for you. It is a growing library, so stay stunned!
Are we friends yet? Catch up on our social media!
Business Name: Anvi’s Granny Handicrafts (anvisgranny.com)
Owner: Tran Thi Loi
Designer: Pham Thi Minh Thu (Joy Pham Sontakke)