hello, I'm kim!
I'm 25 and live in Nottinghamshire with my tornado toddler, Ivan.
I like coffee, too much chocolate, tying anything new, a gin induced boogey and singing really loud without being able to hit any notes.
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. I love showing what we get upto on "our" days!
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.
Then I ventured into my current range - reward jars.
I have my own twist on them by offering custom wooden shapes to put inside, goal tokens and the very popular potty jar which has had so many success stories!
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 clocks, planners, educational charts, reward charts, badges and more! I love designing these, its my favourite part f 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.
Ivan was born in November 2017. This is when I decided to take the plunge and do Craftly full time during my maternity leave, to see if I could make it work. Oh my goodness, i'm so glad I did it! 3 years later and I pay our bills, have a proper fancy smancy office and i'm so lucky I get to do something I love!