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 🙂
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.
Thanks for the minute. Now back to the doodles!
Crochet all the way!
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
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.
September 16th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Update! I added on of these things to the sidebar and put it aaaaaall the way at the bottom. I got a few emails about subscribing yesterday etc so I Googled it. What did we do before the Google? I don’t use these so let me know if it works or not if you do. I draw and I only have faint dreams of webmasteressness so be patient my hooked ones.