Crafty & Cool? That's a Good Thing

Austin designer Allison Hoffman meets Martha

Allison Hoffman (right) with Martha Stewart
Allison Hoffman (right) with Martha Stewart (Image courtesy of Rob Tannenbaum/The Martha Stewart Show.)

Local yarn-artiste Allison Hoffman, whom the Chron profiled back in July, dropped in on Martha Stewart's live show this morning.

Hoffman first gained fame when she crocheted a Conan O'Brien doll, or amigurumi. She now runs a profitable online business called Crafty Is Cool, which sells her homemade patterns. Other pop culture icons Hoffman has taken her needles to include Pee-Wee Herman, the Where the Wild Things Are creatures, and now a Martha Stewart doll, which she brought to the show.

The Martha Stewart Show's Holiday Yarn Projects show, featuring Hoffman, will air again Tuesday (12/6) at noon on the Hallmark Channel.

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