hello, I'm kim!

I started Craftly 6 years ago in 2014. I was only 18 but I knew I wanted to do something creative instead of my day job as a barista.
My wooden range was my first product line, I started painting charts with velcro shapes to stick on. This was my version of sticker charts, but I wanted to make them more durable and interactive for children.
In 2017 I taught myself to design on computer and I started my aluminium range. This is where my whiteboards were born. I now have a whole range of, lanners, educational charts, reward charts, badges and more! I love designing these, its my favourite part of the job.
In June 2016 I went to a Not On The High Street event to showcase my business and products. I got accepted and  invited to join as a seller! This is one of my personal favourite business highlights.
At the end of 2018 I became a single parent. I shared a lot of my pregnancy and parenting journey on my social media, being able to reach out for help and support during that time was a lifesaver for me. I'm proud of the community we've grown and I still continue to share the behind the scenes with you over on Instagram.
Now in 2024 I own a house with my wonderful Fiance and we live with my son, Ivan. Craftly has a garden office and i'm also training to be a therapist, going to a classroom once a week. This direction has really inspired my mindfulness range for children and I hope I can continue to develop this! Thanks for following my journey.

Kim x