IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY!

June 19th, 2012 § 2 Comments

Well, it was. May 14th to be specific and official in case you feel to moved to make a plaque, no pressure. None. [cough]

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It all happened within a night, just over a year ago with a simple little doodle. Time flies when you’re whining about feeling second place. As much as this is a congrats to myself (proceed with pat on back) it all would not be this enjoyable without your shared frustration, witty comments, and incredibly kind emails. Really, thank you. And before this gets massively, too mushy, stick around, there’s more to come and always, always stay crochet!

Stephanie (The Hands) & Hooky (The Muse)

P.S. Really, thanks for hanging out and having fun :)

 

IN YOUR COUCH, STEALIN’ YOUR PENNIES

March 28th, 2012 § 3 Comments

Tax season is nigh and after some calculations and reveiwing this year’s cost, I have decided to add a donation button to the this website.

That is a good thing. It is a good thing because I had no idea this website would be so popular, that people find my corniness funny, and that free buttons are really, really popular. Really. But, I am still here, ready and more than willing to spread the crochet love.

So how much does it cost?

I will only do this annually, so sorry to bug, but here is the break down of cost. Yep, below is the bill…

What I do here, I offer on the daily for free. My biggest cost next to hosting is really postage, but I have not gotten all my receipts back, I am sure it is over $100.00 easy. I have kept the cost this low because I maintain and update the site personally. No smoke and mirrors folks, all Googling and coding.

So why keep doing it? Why keep drawing?

For the love of the hook. Duh. Why are you here?!

Why not get sponsors to advertise on the site?

This is a personal choice. No dis to folks who have ads, I can understand why you do, but for me, I would prefer not to. When you come here, this is for Obey Crochet. Not Yarn Barn (hey, that would be a catchy name) or Suzy Hook Face. It is simply for the joy and love of the hook and I would like to keep it that way. Nothing more. Nothing less. And I would not feel right backing a product that I could be running a llama-cat breeding facility in Antarctica. Wait. That would be awesome.

Why should we the people give you moola?

Have I given you a button? How about covering your postage? Have I given you a tattoo? How about giving $0.50 for the simple joy it brought to your life. How about paying me for a cup of coffee to keep me going at 2 a.m. just because I want to crack up my crochet peeps? Huh?

Down to the nitty gritty! Where is this donation button located?

Glad you asked and thank you in advanced! The donation button is located in the sidebar to the right allllll the waaaaay dooooown at the bottom of the page. Why so low? I did not want to be too in your face. No one likes begging. It’s there if you need it and you shouldn’t have to feel super guilty every time you come to the site to check out the free goods. And it is yellow. We like black and white here. Also if you donate, you get to see this awesome message and get a warm pudding feeling inside. I promise.

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Thanks for the minute. Now back to the doodles!

Crochet all the way!

FREE VANDALISM ENCOURAGEMENT

October 31st, 2011 § 2 Comments

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What is this crazy person trying to ninja off with?! An Obey Crochet Yarnbombing Kit! Say. What. You can breathe now. Okay, I am not hooking your yarny creations for you, period. Think of this kit more as your monkey assistant in your crafty vandalism. Yes, monkey. Craft monkey. Crochet craft monkey at large. Zip ties, stat! Crochet mask to conceal identity, stat! Rub on tat and button in case I get caught and at least the jail photo will be a bit more bad arse. (Please send me any of those photos please. Please!)

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What is this for and where can I get it? First of all: it’s free. You know I like that word. Mega like. Austin Craft Riot (formerly Etsy Austin) is having a Holiday Show of handmade crafty goodness November 12th & 13th and over the two day craftacular event the first few folks to get through the doors with receive free good bags. My two favorite does, Hola Dear Deer have chipped in some free goodies as well and Farmecologie is in as well. I got my hook to the ground people, but you’ll have to go to see what’s up! Word on the street there are 50 bags! You may have to beat me there because I tackle for free awesomeness. I tackle hard. Channel some early bird vibes and get some goods!

To recap: Austin Craft Riot – Austin, TX – Nov 12th & 13th- Crafty Goodies – Free – GET SOME!

I have been working hard. Drawing will commence as usual soon.

Stay Crochet,

Hooky

P.S. Halloween awesomeness will also be shared!

OCCUPY YARN

October 25th, 2011 § Leave a Comment

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How about occupying some yarn or, better yet, buying yarn from a local craft store in your area? How about taking the handmade pledge and occupy some craft supplies this holiday season? or buying handmade gifts? How about turning off the tube and starting a hooker circle with friends and encouraging craft? What are the things you do to help your local economy? For the love o’ yarn people, visit the smaller yarn shops in your area and you’ll be surprised at all they have to offer.

Off the soap box for a tad second now. Where have I been?! Ten whole frickin’ days?!! Gasp! Call me nuts, I love the pen and paper, but I have been…crocheting. I know, shocker! I love me some hooker humor, folks, but I got a date with the softest skein of yarn you ever did fondle and some neglected projects that need some lovin’. I’ll be dodging in and out, trying to make updates, I these hands are hookin’ through the holidays.

Stay Crochet,

Hooky

P.S. Still got free rub on tats peoples (message me!) and also Hooktopia ain’t gonna fill itself!

YOUNGLINGS ARE GERMY

October 4th, 2011 § Leave a Comment

Out sick for the past two days after fraternizing with younglings. Here is a round up of what I’ve been hooking at home for awhile now: masks, monster feet, mole like creatures. See you soon once I chisel the crust out of my eyes.
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CROCHET DAY! SHOP! TATS! WORD.

September 12th, 2011 § 4 Comments

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It’s like that thing common people refer to as Christmas, but one bajillion times better squared. It’s Interional Crochet Day! What?! What?! We could hardly sleep because to us this is the total highlight of our very dull, but we keep telling ourselves “it is awesome” lives. Woah, too much venting there. The fellas at the Obey Crochet Manor got up extra early to tell you fine crafty crochet peeps…

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Yes. Your requests and emails have not gone ignored. Thanks for flooding my inbox. No for real though, I met so many kick arse hookers and hope to meet more. Just use the handy button in the side bar now to access the new shop for all your hooker needs. There will be adds to the shop throughout the weeks, but we HAD TO open on International Crochet Day. Aren’t we romantical?

Are there no more free buttons?! If you were lucky enough to get some, you are one craft crocheting bastard. But wait…

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No there are not free buttons, but you can get buttons at the shop. I like using my laundry money to buy stamps and send you stuff so we have a new free item: TEMPORARY TATTOOS. Say what?! I know. Just message me your address using the contact link and I will send you one per hooker. Be patient, it will get sent, I am a one hook show here and I keep making crochet monsters to help me, but they just end up eating my food and having parties. No slaves yet. Damn.

Pinky McPinkeye says…

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Do not think that for one micro second that this hooker has put down the pencil. Still doodlin’ to spread the gospel of hook to all those willing craft far and wide. Danke to the interwebs for that one.

Do you like my flags? Of course you do. You do. fabric&lines handmade them. Her shop is coming soon. She is one crafty chicklet.

CAMA EWE!

August 18th, 2011 § 4 Comments

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So I have been neglecting the every day postingness for good reason. My mad skills o’ doodlin’ have been pimped out to further total crochet takeover. Take a gander at the Crochet Liberation Front (legit name) mascot for Crochet @ Cama Retreat 2011 and get more info on the crafty event. Annnnnd name the ewe, yes, you name the ewe. If you leave it to me, he would be called Sir Wooly McWoolface. I advise you get to naming.

And for your veiwing pleasure, a few reject and doodle farts through the process.

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I am an artist. My work is very serious. Seriously.

P.S. Thanks Laurie for asking me, it was complete dorky fun for me.

ONE MORE HOOKER

July 15th, 2011 § Leave a Comment


My roommate stayed in last weekend and taught her lefthanded self how to crochet. Ah, the sweet satisfaction of corruption! One of us! Total domination is not far off my crafty crew, not far off at all.

Give and ye shall receive!

July 8th, 2011 § 2 Comments

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Looky what I got in the mail today. Shout out to my hookers from an other mother, Crochet Liberation Front. Thanks for the buttons, I will sport them with my bold awkward nature. I already did my drawing quota (I know you want more, but we just met) for the day so I’m putting down the pencil and picking up the camera. I’m just going to chill at the house and read up on some crochet, you know, because I am wild like that.

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