So how does Hooked by a Fin work?
Hey, thanks for stopping by!
The aim of this page is to give you a little insight into how HBAF operates at present.
Hooked by a Fin has been extremely busy, it has been a complete whirlwind from the get go, I've found that the demand for products far outweigh my crocheting speed and my goodness, for that, I feel very lucky - every. single. day.
For the last two years orders have been taken via the website but once demand increased I had to keep shutting the website to catch up with orders.
Up until September 2020 I would open on designated evenings and then shut the website again once the order limit had been reached (this was calculated using how many products I could finish within the turnaround time).
With each opening becoming more busy than the last, the time the website stayed open was shorter and shorter.
In September 2020 I only managed a minute before having to pull the plug - and even then 233 items were ordered within a minute, which was far more than the limit for the turnaround.
Cue panic, tears and a lot of "I can't do this" followed by very sleepless nights.
It took me until January to fulfil orders from September, I lost myself in those months and knew I couldn't keep burning out so I've changed the way that HBAF works.
As of 2021 we have switched to a predominately premade basis for orders, so products are made for a few weeks and then sold via the website in bulk ready to ship.
At present the only made-to-order bonnets are those in newborn & 0-6 sizes, alongside the waiting list (which is currently closed so I can work through it).
All details for premade uploads are announced via social media but here are the dates I am working towards for premade drops:
July 2021 -
Run Free, little Pixie only
Early September 2021 -
October 2021 -
Spread Cheer, little Elf only
Although the waiting list now isn't available for new sign ups I will continue to work through the people who are on the list, in my own time to avoid burn out.
I hope this answers some questions about how HBAF runs.
I have employed a lady who works alongside me and I continue to work every day to make my products as accessible as possible.
One day I'll have a whole team working to create products for you all
- one day.
Lots of love,