Announcement   We are back from a break and ready to fill your orders for beautiful, handmade items!


Last updated on May 29, 2018

We are back from a break and ready to fill your orders for beautiful, handmade items!

Marti Gardner

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Marti Gardner

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Hello and welcome to my shop! Grab your coffee, put your feet up, and spend some time browsing my little store.

I am Marti and I live in Cincinnati, OH. I've been crocheting since grade school, but got serious about it when I was in high school, enjoying making handmade gifts for family and friends. New babies, holidays, birthdays, whatever the celebration I tried to provide a creation. I know that handmade gifts are the most loved by those who receive them.

Over the years people have told me I needed to sell my items, but finding time was difficult with raising kids and working full time. Now, those babies have grown and have babies of their own, and I have more time to be a"hooker". After work I can be found sitting in the family room, watching TV or enjoying the fire place and crocheting things, many of which will now be in my shop. Crocheting is a passion for me, and making things brings me great joy.

I work in an assisted living facility, caring for 26 residents on a memory care/dementia unit. These sweet souls burrow into your heart and soul while this dreadful disease robs them of their present and then past before taking their life. When you purchase from By Hook And By Hand you are helping too as I donate a portion of my profits to Alzheimer's research

I hope you will stop by frequently, as I try to add something at least once a week. Like the shop Facebook page ( for updates on new releases as well as specials/coupons!

Hooking it in love,

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  • Marti


    Marti is first a mom, to 2 adult children. Second she is Nana to 5 amazing grandkids, and then she is a Nurse Aide, caring for our elderly in long term care and assisted living. Crocheting has always been a form of therapy for her, so turning her love of yarn into a business was a natural step.

  • Liesl


    Liesl is Marti's daughter, and an avid crochet addict herself. She learned how to crochet at a very young age and perfected her work in her teen years. Now a stay at home mom of 2 boys, and a 3rd baby on the way, she is turning her hobby into money!

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