Friends and readers (who are friends I just haven’t met yet), I am so excited to share with you something that I have been working on for the last month. It started when I picked up a crochet hook and it finally, finally clicked for me. I made a cowl (circular scarf) for myself and fell in love with it as a chunky, cozy statement piece to perk up any outfit. I wore it almost everyday and when I realized that was kinda gross, I quickly made two more in different colors. (If you’re wondering, I am totally that girl who buys the same shoes in both black and brown because darn it, I know what I like.)
By the time I finished my third cowl, I had already received two inquiries from friends who had seen me wearing one. “Could I pay you to make one for me?” I was honored, and of course the answer was absolutely yes! In the time that it took to make those two cowls for friends, a dream began to take root (and I had received another order). Over the course of two weeks, I had made 6 cowls and sold 3. Can you see the flames coming off of my crochet hooks from there?
The what-ifs of my dream grew louder in my head by the stitch. I asked DanO what he thought of the logistics and he was in full support. The dream sprouted an quickly became an actual possibility. I hoarded yarn and crocheted like a crazy woman (but a very happy, very excited crazy woman). I am so thrilled to finally let you in on the secret.
I am opening a ready-to-ship, short-term pop-up shop featuring these lovely hand crocheted cowls.
Think of it as me offering to make a cowl for you, friends.
Everything you see listed in the shop has already been made and is sitting on my pretty little shelf waiting to be sent to a pretty little home. When they are gone, they are gone (because my flaming crochet hooks do need to rest from time to time).
In case you have an inquiring mind, I have zero intention of making a handmade business a permanent thing around here. It’s simply that I love these cozy little beauties so much and I am over the moon excited to share them with you. O My Pop-Up Shop is the perfect way to do it.