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🧶 Getting Stitched Up in Creativity - April Happenings!

As the flowers bloom (along with that darn pollen!) and the birds are all around us, it's Knit Me Sew Me's time to turn our creativity loose! Welcome to our vibrant corner of the craft universe, where needles click at break-neck speed, crochet hooks are flying, yarns intertwine to weave tales of warmth and beauty and new products are born. Below is a recap of April's social media posts. Enjoy the read, as well as the spring weather!🌷

 

The Crown Jewels of Cuteness: Kids’ Hats that Steal the Show!


Kids in handmade crocheted hats are a sight to behold, especially hats created by Knit Me Sew Me! Our soft, colorful yarns create cozy warmth for chilly days, while the endless variety of designs adds a playful touch. From adorable animals to variegated yarns and pom-poms, each crocheted hat is unique, just like the child wearing it. It’s a perfect blend of comfort, cuteness, and creativity. Use this link to see our full collection of crocheted hats for babies, children and toddlers.

 

The Ultimate Guide to Staying Committed or Keeping at It


Do you love to knit or crochet but find yourself getting frustrated and ready to call it quits when things don’t go just right? News flash! You are not alone! It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned knitter and crocheter like me. What’s the key to success? Easy! Keep at it and don’t quit! Check out our latest YouTube video, The Ultimate Guide to Staying Committed.



We did it again!


Recently, the Alignable network announced that I was selected as the West Hills 2024 Business Person of the Year! This year’s contest was the best ever, and it’s the third year in a row that I have received this honor. I have met so many wonderful people on Alignable, and on this platform, I receive encouragement, advice and support. I have also made lots of friends!

https://www.alignable.com/los-angeles-ca/knit-me-sew-me
2024 Alignable Local Business Person of the Year - Alise Kabakoff - Knit Me Sew Me

You Really Need These!


Knit Me Sew Me’s hand-crocheted dishcloths add a touch of warmth and nostalgia to any kitchen. Handcrafted from 100% durable cotton yarn, they scrub away stubborn stains while remaining gentle on delicate surfaces. Because they are reusable time and time again, they will save you money and are eco-friendly. What truly sets them apart are the uniquely beautiful patterns and colors that we use. So, whether you're attacking a sink full of dishes or adding a splash of handmade charm to your home, these crocheted wonders are sure to bring joy with every wipe. Check them out at this handy link.


National Siblings Day


April 10th was National Siblings Day, and I was able to talk about my twin sister, Sharon, who is five minutes younger than me (and never lets me forget that I’m her “older” sister!). She is an amazing woman and quite a force to be reckoned with! She has been a legal assistant for 45 years, and her legal knowledge is extensive to the point where she even trains new attorneys at her law firm. She has a huge heart and loves completely. She is also a cat parent to her “son” Stewie.


Sharon has been a huge help to me and Knit Me Sew Me. Many of you have had the opportunity to meet her at in-person boutiques; and yes, we still get asked the question, “Are you twins?” We have such a great time at these events, and her help with the admin work gives me more time to create.


I am so honored and grateful to have such a wonderful, loving, caring and supportive sister; and I love her to the moon and back!


Alise with her twin sister Sharon
Alise with her twin sister Sharon

Crafted with Care: Heartfelt Testimonials for Knit Me Sew Me


I connected with Ligaya Kelly from Bouquet Canyon Kennels on the Alignable networking platform and met her and her husband in person at one of my events. Here’s what she had to say about Knit Me Sew Me: “Alise is so down to earth and I love her products. I bought one for my granddaughter and you just know how much time and love she put into it.” Thank you, Ligaya!


A second testimonial comes from Debbie-Jo Horton, who writes: “Alise does beautiful work and puts her heart, soul and a bit of love in every piece she creates! Highly recommend her handmade goodies.” Thank you, DJ!


Adventures in Lucky Ducky-land


Mom Melissa Whitney took her Lucky Ducky to Hawaii. He absolutely loved the weather, the water, the flowers and the island hospitality! Lucky Ducky loves to travel, so if you’re planning a vacation, order your Lucky Ducky at this handy link so he’ll arrive in plenty of time to go with you!


Follow Ducky as he accompanies his mom, Jenny, and his grandma, Liz, as he makes his first visit to a shopping mall! Order your very own Lucky Ducky at this handy link, and take him shopping! He loves it!



Celebrate Small Business Week


Every year since 1963, National Small Business Week has been recognizing the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year, National Small Business Week will be held from April 28 through May 4, 2024. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and small businesses create about two-thirds of new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) highlights the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Visit the National Small Business Week page for the latest news and events.


During this week and throughout the year, please support small businesses. We work so incredibly hard to provide our customers with locally made items; and for Knit Me Sew Me, that means unique products that are 100% expertly handcrafted in the USA. We appreciate you!

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Until next time, take care and be well!


Alise























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