Hello and welcome to JAKIGU.COM, a website, shop and blog devoted to modern, minimal, eco-friendly handmade creations.
Jana K Gusich
The woman behind jakigu.com
JAKIGU is the abbreviation of my full name & my creative online alter ego.
I like to think of myself as a pretty good crochet designer, a decent photographer, an inconsistent blogger, and a lousy web developer.
Currently, I am passionate about designing modern and functional crochet items, and writing awesomely detailed crochet manuals to help you recreate them at home.
Fun facts about me:
As a child, I never liked chocolate. And then, in my mid thirties, I went through a phase when I could live on it. Currently, my feelings towards chocolate are ambivalent.
My name, Jana, is of Slavic origin and pronounced YA-na. People regularly call me Janna, Jenna, Jenny, Joanna, or – my favorite way to mispronounce my name – Diana. It always makes me smile, so I hardly ever correct anyone.
I believe that just because one could crochet something, it doesn’t mean she should. That goes especially for neon-coloured acrylic blankets and underwear, though the list goes on.
I also believe that “One can never have enough…” is a gateway phrase to hoarding. I prefer to live by the Less is more adage.
I remember life before smart phones and social media, and I miss it tremendously.
For a sure way to stay up to date on my newest projects, you can’t go wrong with following my blog and signing up for my quarterly newsletter. And while I try to limit my presence there, I do maintain pleasantly low-key Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest accounts.