I’m Marie! I am a 31 year old fiber artist/designer out of the Greater Cincinnati Ohio area (yet i long to be in the mountains!). I am a wife and mother to five amazing kiddos (yes honey, you heard that right! lol). I have two dogs, three cats and a frog. Our house may be crazy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I came up with the idea for Hook & Pen when talking to my husband a few years ago about wanting to start a crochet business but didn’t just want a storefront. I wanted to create a community in order to connect with other creatives and give people an outlet to truly be themselves. I have spent the last few years practicing and perfecting my craft in order to provide you with unique, well written, easy to read patterns. I mean lets face it, who wants to waste their time (and money) on creating something that even the designer doesn’t take pride in? I sure as hell don’t! 

Hook & Pen was also created with the intention of giving my mind something else to focus on. Like many others, I suffer from anxiety and depression. Past traumas and health issues have been major triggers for me. Crocheting and writing are my outlet! So being able to connect with other like-minded creatives helps me see past all the bullsh*t my mind likes to tell me and allows me to see things for what they really are… beautiful. It also allows for me to share my stories with others in hopes that maybe they will find comfort in knowing that they are not alone and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

With everything that this going on in this crazy world, I hope that whomever is reading this knows that they are loved. I hope they know they are beautiful and that their soul is truly one-of-a-kind. I hope that the content on this blog and the patterns bring joy to all of you, my dear friends.

But, most of all…. I hope that my stories and projects inspire you to be the best versions of yourself!


Much love & blessed be!