Introduction to My Sweet Alibi and Where It All Started
Hello there! My name is Jillian and I am the owner of My Sweet Alibi. The business side of things started just about 7 years ago when I found the love for crochet. Crocheting introduced me to craft shows and farmers markets and meeting new potential customers prior to expanding to what I do now.
The reason I got into crocheting was because I had a chance to start over in life. I had two small children at the time and I just noticed that as a single mother, I was pretty lonely/bored at night and just needed something to help me relax after I got the kids to bed. The idea of crocheting came to me because the daycare they went to did a winter hat tree, and when I saw that I just wanted to FILL it. And the next year that is just what I did. And for the following year as well.
Unfortunately crocheted items do not sell well. And it can be an expensive hobby. I still thoroughly enjoy being able to crochet in my free time- which means never considering I run a business and have 5 children. I used to sneak a bag of yarn to playgrounds but even then I am usually too distracted to even try to pull some yarn out. One day I will miss this though, I know it.
This brings me to what I do now. I do pretty random stuff. I jump between things. I go with the flow, see what is buzzing and end up making it. I think it will be a hit so I over buy and don't end up selling. I am trying to do this smarter. I plan to put myself out there more. Right now I am pretty deep into shirts which has been doing great.
I sell a very small amount on Etsy. I am in my free trial on Shopify so we will see how that goes. I am in a boutique in Taunton called Mirror Mirror and also a gift shop in Medford called 4GoodVibes. Check them out, they're great. I also do craft shows which are pretty random at the moment. I thought I would go hard again on the craft shows but looks like people are slowing down on attending them still.
I have some pretty exciting news to share within the next couple of weeks. My TikTok definitely shows some sneak peeks into what I got going on.
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my new site. I hope if you're not looking to buy, you can at least enjoy being able to read into the life of someone who is just trying to go somewhere in her life.