Saturday, April 27, 2013

Change of Season

Hello Readers,

Well, with the winter of 2012-2013 firmly behind us, I've had a nice bit of time to rest my hands from their busy work, but I just cannot turn off my mind!  So, now is when I look back at the past season, see what worked, what my customers liked, what they didn't, and start planning for Fall.

I hope everyone has a brilliant, fun-filled Spring and Summer.  I'll be out, enjoying the sunshine and warm breezes as much as possible.  I will also be spending some free time working out new patterns, learning new techniques, and trying out new fibers.  I love this time of year for that very reason.  I get to play.

Another thing I'm looking forward to is an awesome new niece (I already know she's gonna be awesome, 'cause her parents kinda are), who will be coming into the world this September.  And with this Awesome Girl comes the opportunity to try out some new, cool, funky baby items.  I generally make items that I, myself, would wear.  Stuff that interests and appeals to me.  Now, though, I am psyched to make a whole slew of stuff for Awesome Girl.  Funny how kids can change your perspective.

I will also have the opportunity, this Summer, to snag my tech-genius Hubby during his all-too-rare off-time, to help me build an official website.  I am SO not savvy enough to get that set up on my own, which is why it has taken forever.  Good thing I have a Hubby who is not only handsome as heck, but he is an absolute WHIZ with all things technology.  (How'd I get so lucky?)

In the meantime, feel free to check out my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HookMeUpBrooklyn).  I find it much easier to update with photos and whatnot, so that's where you'll find the latest info on what i'm up to.

As always, if you have any interest in my hand-made goodies and want to order a custom made piece, please feel free to drop a line (HookMeUpBrooklyn(at)gmail(dot)com).  I'd LOVE to make something for you.

For now, as Lucy Coe likes to say, "Ta!"


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Some New Stuff

Just a couple of new pieces...



I will also be making this wine bottle cozy styled for Christmas, winter, etc.  Any special requests?




Equestrian Cap (very cozy and warm!)




Holiday Special 2012

Holiday Special!


Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer Sale!

Don't miss the Summer Sale! Get your hands on the goodies before the new Fall catalog arrives!


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Winding Down from Winter

I can't deny that I have been in a terrifically good mood these last few weeks. I'm pretty certain that this boost of energy is in large part due to the fabulous weather we've been having in New York City. Spring has a way of rejuvenating us. We open the windows to let in the fresh air, scrub the house clean, notice the budding trees and flowers (always brings a smile to my face). Even my dog has a little extra spring in his step (pun intended)! I have been enjoying spending time with dear friends I didn't get to see much of this winter while I was hibernating and hard at work with my hook and fiber. All in all, things are great.

Of course, there is also an element of exhaustion and relief that the busy winter crochet season is now, for the most part, behind me. This year brought so many exciting moments. Through Hook Me Up! Brooklyn. I had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, all of whom have been so complimentary of my work. That's very gratifying. When you sit at home working away, creating, imagining - all by yourself - it's a great feeling to step out into the world and have people respond positively to what you've created. I've done theatre for most of my life, and throughout the rehearsal process there are always people around to direct you, guide you, and collaborate with you as you work toward performance. You get to have that feedback. It's not the same experience with this other side of my creative life. I mean, there are friends to bounce ideas off of and draw inspiration from, but at the end of the day, the cheese stands alone.

What I have realized is that as we put ourselves out there, and show the world what we've got, we have the opportunity to draw inspiration from the people we meet and the responses we get - both positive and negative. This is something I have always known as a performer, but didn't understand that I could apply it to my crochet creativity as well. Now, I see inspiration everywhere! I've never considered myself someone who was into Fashion with a capital "F"(ironically, my office is in NYC's Fashion District), but I now understand, more deeply than ever, how ALL of the world's creative energy is tied together. Now, what I see as I walk down the street sets off ideas in my mind like fireworks. There have been moments this last year when I was just about BURSTING with ideas; I could not get them sketched/jotted down on paper fast enough! This is not a problem. This is a blessing.

This wheel doesn't stop spinning, I've got many exciting things in store for Fall/Winter 2012-2013, the preparations for which start NOW. Some of these things will even involve you. Yes, YOU! So stay tuned.

And thanks for hangin' out.

Danielle

Friday, March 2, 2012

National Crochet Month Sale




Drop me a line for pricing and to receive a copy of my full catalog: HookMeUpBrooklyn(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Happy hooking!

-Danielle

Friday, February 17, 2012

Houndstooth Infinity Scarf

Here is a new item I am very excited about. I have been wanting to include a Houndstooth infintiy scarf for some time, and I have finally had the opportunity to work on it. I expect that there will be more houndstooth petterned items in the future, as it is one of my favorite patterns, but here's a little something to whet your appetite. Please feel free to contact me for ordering and pricing information.

Thanks! Danielle