Thursday, November 3, 2011

Made With Love Sponsor Spotlight: The Hook Up

 I am excited to introduce you to Heather of The Hook Up and her wonderful crochet designs! Heather creates some really sweet and adorable booties, hats for babies, kids and adults, photo props and more! Heather's motto at The Hook Up is, "If you can dream it, I can crochet it!" She loves custom work and even if Heather doesn't have the pattern, she has been crocheting for long enough that she can write her own patterns! Whatever it is that you are looking for for your little one or for yourself, Heather is happy to work with you to create the perfect crochet item for you! 

I had the opportunity to ask Heather some questions about how she got started and where her inspiration comes from. I hope that you feel like you can get to know Heather and The Hook Up a little bit better, just like I did! 

What inspired the name, The Hook Up, for your shop? 
I was actually going to call myself The Happy Hooker (logo=red stiletto, ball of yarn, and graffiti lettering!), but my hubby said that wasn't very nice! hehe So, The Hook Up was born! :D
How long has your shop been open? 
I've had my facebook page for almost one year.
How long have you been crocheting?
I've been crocheting for about 10 years.

Did someone teach you or did you pick it up on your own?  
My mom taught me to make a blanket, and I taught myself everything else from watching a video on youtube or just winging it!
What is your favorite item to make? 
I love anything anyone brings to me thats different and new! Color combinations make me happy! :D

What would be the perfect way to spend a day? 
I have two little boys, so really doing anything with them is an amazing day. I'm a stay at home mama, so I get to have that "perfect" day pretty often! 

I really love the variety of different styles that Heather crochets and showcases on her Facebook page. I think that it really helps to give an idea of what Heather has created and some of the beautiful and vibrant color choices that she has to work with!
I was thrilled when Heather told me that she was going to be sending me a neutral brown slouch beanie with a decorative top and drawstrings for review! I have never worn a slouch beanie before and I loved that Heather gave me some fun ideas of what to wear it with! Heather explained that the back/top of the beanie simply slouches down behind your head and that it looks adorable when paired with a scarf, jeans, and ugg boots! Definitely perfect for fall and winter! 
When I received my slouch beanie, I tried it out right away! It was so much fun to play with and practice putting on! Now, I don't crochet, so I have no firsthand experience, but I was definitely impressed with the quality that Heather crochets with! The beanie is put together wonderfully and it has the perfect amount of give and stretch to it to make it super comfy to wear! There is a lot of love and care that goes into Heather's work and I think that that is easy to see, just by looking at the beanie. The beanie is nice and soft too! It's cozy, plush and the neutral brown color works perfectly with my wardrobe! I absolutely love my slouch beanie and Heather's crochet handiwork! Another thing that I really appreciated was how helpful and friendly Heather is, even through emails! When you are chatting with her, you can tell how cheerful and genuine she is, and how much she loves crocheting!
The Hook Up is one of the sponsors for the Made With Love Event (happening November 8-13) and Heather has generously offered the winner a free baby or toddler custom item!

This prize is up for grabs on my blog during the Made With Love Event! Be sure to come back to my blog between November 8-13 to enter for a chance to WIN this awesome prize!

You can connect with Heather on
The Hook Up's Facebook page and shop for some fun, new crochet items for the whole family there or you can shop her website! You can also connect with The Hook Up through Twitter, The Hook Up blog and you can even take a peek at some of Heather's work on her YouTube channel!

Interested in earning an extra entry into the the Made With Love Event when it starts? Visit
The Hook Up's Facebook page or the website and leave me a comment below telling what one of your favorite item is! When the Made With Love Event giveaway starts, you can claim your extra entry in the Rafflecopter form.


  1. Oh, I love her shop! My favorite item is the Baby Crochet Sleepy Owl Beanie. :)

  2. my favorite item is the mickey mouse beanie she made for my all of her stuff!!!:D:D:D:D:D

  3. My favorite Baby Crochet WOOL One Size fits Most Cloth Diaper Soaker.

  4. i love the children's love puppy beanie-very sweet

  5. That hat is fantastic for the fall season. U so want one for my collection.

  6. I would love either a slouch beanie in blue or a flower beanie with the owl beanie pom-poms!

  7. crochet flower dress is cute for my daughter

  8. I used to be a total hat person! People actually looked forward to me making an appearance at parties and such, just to see what kind of new hat I'd be wearing. I would love to win a cool hat like this, it would bring me back to the "good old days"!

    ~Terri Babin

  9. I love hats! I don't really have one to wear indoors, so this would be perfect!

  10. I like the lady rudolph beanie!