Our featured Maker we Love makes the coziest products that will keep you warm this season. Terri Galloway of Busy Hook Happy Heart is a crochet master, applying her skills to make loveable fiber creations. Read about how she re-found her craft and dove into building a fiber arts business.
Terri Galloway - Owner and Crochet Lover
I live in the Forest Hills / Wilkins Township area.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BRAND AND WHY IT’S THE BEST
I came up with my business name because crocheting and seeing others enjoy the items that I make truly warms my heart. I enjoy making modern crochet items that are functional and stylish and break the age-old stereotype that fiber arts are for "grandmas".
WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND AND THE STORY BEHIND WHY YOU STARTED BUSY HOOK HAPPY HEART?
I am married and have two young boys, ages 5 and 4. I work full-time and am a Licensed Social Worker. I started crocheting when I was younger, but I ended up stopping when I realized it wasn't as "mindless" as I originally thought. It wasn't until after the birth of my oldest son that I decided to pick up my hooks again in an effort to relax at the end of the day. The second time around was much better as I put forth the effort to be more mindful of my stitches. After my hats started fitting better and my scarf edges were straight, there was no looking back! I started selling to friends, family, and word of mouth. And then I took a leap and started selling at love, Pittsburgh.
WHAT ONE PRODUCT DO WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AND WHY?
The Heritage Beanie has been and still remains one of my favorite items to make. It is warm, stylish and super soft. I top them with a big, poofy faux fur pom pom to complete the look. Soft, stylish and functional - what more can you ask for?!
IN THREE WORDS, WHY DO YOU LOVE PITTSBURGH?
Three words?! Is that even possible? I love so many things about Pittsburgh! My top three would likely be - people, activities, and opportunity.
HOW CAN PEOPLE FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BUSY HOOK HAPPY HEART?
I am most active on Instagram - @busyhookhappyheart, but also have Facebook - Busy Hook Happy Heart and have a website - www.busyhookhappyheart.com (currently under construction).