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 16th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
All the things I need to survive on a daily basis. This was actually drawn in desperation due to the fact that I forgot my headphones at home this week. Apparently that is grounds for encouraging strangers to start conversations with you. Geez. The rage took over for sometime. I finally got that vein to go back in my forehead. On a sidenote: If you like big totes and you can not lie, look out for a giveaway soon. You like free right? I got you something for Christmas then. I know. I’m awesome. Here is a hint, these crafty lady deers made it.