Needle Knows is a home-based business by Jennifer Lacek. She creates beautiful and quality crochet items like hats, clothing, stuffed animals and almost anything you can think of. She started her business a year and a half ago, April 2013, and she haven't stopped crocheting since then.
How It Started
Jennifer's love of crochet came from her Great Grandma, she lovingly calls "Granny." She remembers creating just long strings then and her Great Grandpa would be helping her Granny unroll a skein around his hands. She stopped crocheting for awhile when life happened, but picked up other crafts like scrapbooking and needlepoint. When her Granny passed away at the age of 101 years old a couple of years ago, it made her feel like making something. So she made some and gave it to her family and friends, as any artist would do at the beginning. Turns out she loves it so much that she made it into a business, which is a perfect thing to do when you have a new baby at home.
Her Life Now
Jennifer has a daughter, Whitney, 22, and a son, Noah, 3. Her husband is Matt Lacek, who is very supportive of her work, but shakes his head at the vast amount of threads in the house. As a crafter, Jennifer collects a lot of supplies she gets from the stores locally and online. She does preschool for her son in the morning and fill up orders between distractions during the day and through late at night. If you've seen what one of those patterns look like, you'll be amazed how she does it. They look like some kind of secret code.
Her son, Noah, gets some handmade toys and hats too, of course.
Jennifer has an online shop on Etsy, JensNeedleKnows, and a facebook page, Needle Knows by Jennifer Lacek. Her Etsy store is doing very well now and that keeps her busy with orders. She said she can see herself doing this for years to come.
SOME OF THE ITEMS JENNIFER CREATES
Stuffed toys and HATS. Lots of hats! Can be ordered in any color combo, just message Jennifer.
Your favorite characters. Love the Octonauts!
Toys that are so adorable. Amazing work on that airplane!
Cute baby hats, shoes, mittens, and suits.
Winter is coming! Order your gears now!
Now, we would love to hear from you. Have you ordered from Jennifer yet? Is there anything you want her to make for you? Comment below or visit, Needle Knows on Facebook page for more info or her shop on Etsy, JensNeedleKnows.
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