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]
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 🙂
February 7th, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Thank you Crochet Today! for featuring one of my bags and doing a little write up in the March/April issue which will be on stands February 8th. Obey Crochet is not even one yet, but I am thrilled so many hook heads have been enjoying it. I’ve been trying to answer emails and please be patient, I am a one hook show, but I do like to read your messages and it fills this cold hearted hook with crochet pride.
I don’t really know what to say besides thank you, thank you, thank you so check it out for yourself on page 8. Get your bag here and peruse the rest of the merchandise, I’ll be working on the shop all this week. I definitely still have plans and doodle ideas so check back and see what’s hookin’ here.
Excuse me, but I have to call my mom. Time to tell her about what I do in my spare time.
Stephanie Toppin & Hooky McHookface
December 5th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Thank you to everyone who left a comment awhile back for the reversible oversized upcycled handmade tote from Hola Dear Deer***. Bethany, calling, Bethany, this goes out to Bethany, you are number 1 in apparently many ways, send me a email with your address so I can mail this sucker off, it is collecting dust, to hooker @ obeycrochet.com. Thanks again and gracias to the dynamic deer duo.
***Unfortunately the winner never came forward and a new winner needed to be choosen. Sorry Sherry, whereever you are.
November 28th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
I’m back from the food coma and here we are at the close of the giveaway. The bag of yarn with a tote of handmade deer love goes to Sherry who commented about her favorite Obey doodle:
“Fondle You. I can imagine roaming thru yarn with my fingers. Ooooh, aaaah!”
Woah. Thanks for keeping it G, kinda.
Sherry please email me hooker @ obeycrochet.com and a million thanks to Hola Dear Deer! Gracias homies!
P.S. If you happen to be in Houston Dec 11th, meet the deer squared at the Bizzare Market on Main and yes, I will be crafting it up there, too. What?! I’m generous with the rub on tattoos!
November 22nd, 2011 § 23 Comments
I may not be a “people person”, but here is a tip-ola: if you are going to attempt to associate with other persons, it’s a mega bonus if they happen to be some crafty bastards.
Exhibit A: Hola Dear Deer
This doe duo are a pair of sister stitchers who chant “straight lines are for squares” while toiling away at their sewing machines to conjure up business card holders, pouches, totes, and what ever else the fabric (vintage!) so desires. They’ve helped in crafting Obey Crochet yarnbombing kits, proudly sported rub on tattoos (hello hook universe, they are still available!) for the Obey cause, and I am glad to call them homies. AND one of them hooks in her spare time! Quite the pair, quite the pair, indeed.
These dear deers have started out in a crafty Etsyian adventure and have so generously given me a handmade goodie to help a hooker out. You can also follow some deer family escapades here. Did you say FREE?! Yes. Why, yes, I did.
Word on the street is stripes are sexy.
It’s a large, lined canvas tote made with vintage fabric and sturdy enough to stuff with all your hooks and a ton o’ yarn.
FYI, I love me some hookers, but I could have soooo easily kept this. E-A-S-I-L-Y. Instead, because I am super wicked ninja cool (and because I don’t want a hoof to the head from those deer), I went out, bought a butt load o’ yarn, and am giving it to you.
Why would I do this?! Wait, why am I doing this? Oh, yeah, to support the hooker cause, my crafty crusaders. The holidays have folks spending money on things that are un-crochet and in the midst of the madness I am pushing back, bulking your stash up and asking you to get on that amigurumi, granny square, potholder, monster, blanket project you have been putting off. Get hookin’!
HOW DO I WIN AND SPREAD THE LOVE OF HOOK FAR AND WIDE?
Leave a comment and tell me what’s your favorite Obey Crochet Comic so far. You can browse the selection here and here. A winner will be chosen Monday, the 28th, in the morn (I live in Texas!) after the turket slaughtering.
P.S. This blog remains sponsor free, powered by a single hook, a cubicle job, and the crazed love o’ crochet.
P.P.S. If you are disappointed I am not giving away deer, well I guess I can understand that but I heard they poop a lot.
Gracias Hola Dear Deer! Crochet all day, every day.
November 21st, 2011 § 1 Comment
You’re the winners of Edward test prints:
9) Samantha and 13)Ana V
Now you two hold the responsibility of reaching out and sending your addresses to me at hooker @ obeycrochet.com so I can get this handsome hookhands in the mail for you. Let me know where they end up in your crafty caves.
You all managed to make my stomach leap out of my body and attack the fridge and gracias for sharing your recipes and stories. Feel free to randomly do that whenever you want (I encourage it in fact) on the blog or on FB or twitter. I tend to eat breakfast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner so I’m always looking for new ways to stuff my face. Oh and my favorite breakfast? Eggs Benedict all the way or now, come to think of it, anything with an egg on it. Put an egg on it!
Hope you survive the holidays with as little blood shed as possible. Keep your hook strong and your yarn long!
November 16th, 2011 § 14 Comments
What the heck is that semi organized two inch binder doing on your desk?!
It contains all of the Obey Crochet drawings, you say?!
And while cleaning and organizing because you live such a wild life style, you found two test prints?! that you don’t want? and want to give away for some awesome hard core hooker out there?
My joy, can not be contained. Not. At. All.
But how, oh how, oh hooky one, do I win this awesome display of hooker pride?! Edward Hook Hands! He’s dreamy.
Leave a comment, tell me your favorite, most awesome breakfast. Why? Because I like breakfast. And because I own this blog and I do what I want. And I want to see if you actually read my mutterings. Mutter.
I will pick two winners Monday morn when I get up. I live in Texas. Good luck. Hooks speed.
October 31st, 2011 § 2 Comments
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!)
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.
P.S. Halloween awesomeness will also be shared!
October 6th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
I hope some of you still know what this kind of photo is. Anywho, I will shamelessly beg and plead to see your hooking face on Hooktopia. I know there are more than a handful of hooks out there. Step up. Say it loud, “I’m a hooker and I’m proud!”
September 28th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
I want to start a Hooktopia photo gallery, but I need you. That sounded weird. As much as this hooker hooks alone, crochet must unite!
Show that hooker pride! I want your face! Now.