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announcing o my pop-up shop!

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.)

{cowls! everywhere!}

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.

Go ahead, take a look-see at the shop and tell me what you think! And please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!

25 Responses to “announcing o my pop-up shop!”

  1. Michelle Galloway Phillips

    You are looking GREAT these days! I apparently haven’t dropped in for a while. I am trying to get motivated to loose the weight after baby 2

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  2. MommaBird

    I was thinking the same thing when I saw you wearing those, so glad you put together a lil shop to sell them!

    Btw – your lips are beautiful, love the color!

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      • amanda

        Thanks Allison, I just ordered the barley! Let us know if you decide to make more – would LOVE a blue one too :o)

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    • AllisonO

      Hehe I’ve never been to Texas in the winter so I dunno! I’ve mailed several to California so far, though. :)

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  3. Rochelle

    Adore! May just have to snag one. Are they scratchy at all or soft & how warm are they? It only drops to about 40-ish in Vegas. Also, the one you’re wearing in your previous post has a flower attached to it (which made it even cuter)…was that just a hair clip or something or is it something you can add? :)

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    • AllisonO

      Thanks for the questions! They really are very soft. After years of knitting things for myself and my boys, I’ve become leery of acrylic fibers, but this wool blend is perfect and silky soft against my skin. As far as warmth, they are great for wrapping up tight around your neck and keeping out the cold, but also breathable enough for me to wear them inside my house all day (like I am right now). Lastly, I tacked a hairpin onto a cowl in the Lorax post. That cowl was actually a different pattern than these – an earlier model that I tweaked before landing on this size. The flower was from Swell on Etsy. Hope that answers it! Thanks again, Rochelle!

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  4. Rochelle

    Oh, darn! Wasn’t quick enough & someone beat me to the Olive one I was eyeing. :( Oh well, thanks for all the info! Will def keep my eye out for your next batch…

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