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Rabbits & Eggs…

Happy April!  Rabbits are hoppin’ & eggs are dyed – it’s getting quite festive in the klt:shop






{Update} Shop & Studio…

There has been an extra hustle & bustle in the klt:works studio these days. One of the tricks to being a one person business, is finding the time to make new things while filling orders. This is a balance that I have not perfected over the last 5 years- but I’m learning. So, I’m happy to say, there are a few new items in the shop now- a recycled rabbit & bulldog tote (both limited editions).  I’ve also been busy restocking new rabbit & bulldog plushies as well! 

Admittedly, what I’ve been just itching to make are dolls. I had this idea years ago actually- sketches & details sketched out even. These characters have been occupying my brain & kicking around my studio in finger puppet form for a long time. I fancied them being more to entertain myself & one of kinds- sort of a morphing of my “fine art” days with what I do now. While I was having some printing done for the previous products, I had some faces that I had dreamed up, printed on fabric- which was the first step. I’ve decided to break the monotony of the constant mobile making, by making dolls here & there in short intervals. 



Yesterday I was so excited to start & I made a doll prototype in the short time that my son was in pre-school. Yes, I did have mobiles to make – but it was a necessary creative break. I was tickled at the end product. I used my friend Daria as inspiration. I have 3 more screen printed faces to make dolls for & I can’t wait. These will all be one of a kinds, made with up-cycled sweaters that I have been saving for this purpose. Stay tuned…  Hope everyone is having a great week! 

{SALE} a little birdie told me so…

A little birdie told me that there is an end of the year sale at the klt:works shop! It’s true, as a thank you for your support & kindness, everything in the shop is 30% off until the last minute of 2011 & the confetti is thrown! Just enter {YEARSEND} at checkout –www.kltworks.etsy.com.Hope everyone is enjoying the last week of the year. CHEERS!

{SALE} Happy Thanksgiving Part II…

While it doesn’t take Thanksgiving Day for me to ponder how grateful I am, it is another opportunity to express it. I’m always very overwhelmed with emotion when I think about how lucky I am to be doing what I love to do… every day. I’m lucky to have a small support group of people that deserve a lot of thanks, but I also owe some big thanks to you. It’s because of your interest in what I make that allows me the opportunity to live the creative life that is so important to me. So to you I say, THANK YOU! From today (24th) to the end of Cyber Monday (28th) use the discount code “KLTTHX” at checkout (at the KLT Etsy Shop) to received 30% off your entire order. Hope you all have a wonderful day – both US residents & my international friends! Ok, now I’m off to the kitchen… 

{Good Read} Uppercase #11 love…

My love of UPPERCASE Magazine isn’t new. I’ve been a fan for awhile now- I’m only missing the 1st issue in my cherished collection. The magazine never ceases to inspire & delight me. I’m always amazed at how timely the topics are- it seems like each issue is always full of everything I’m currently interested in.  Now I know I say this EVERY time, but issue number 11 is my absolute favorite so far. In addition to the stellar content- there is another reason why I was thrilled when I flipped through the pages… 

Sayer was pretty excited to see the “Wise Old Owls” article too- particularly the {covet} page (pg 101). It’s always nice to get a nod or mention in print- but when it is in a favorite magazine that is so beautifully curated & designed, it’s particularly smile inducing. 
I’m still savoring the magazine but here are four articles that caught my attention right away. 

carving a niche : the small marvels of artist diam chau – page 39-41
scherenschnitte – page36-37
Scratching the Surface – page 86-87
fibre and fire : Lizz Aston – page 82-85

Funny, but two of these articles caught my attention because of Chris. He is a ceramicist & has been doing “sgraffito” for over 20 years in his personal work– which is where I first learned the term. In the work that he does for hutch studio, he has been exploring the concept of “sherenschnitte” over the last few years. So I the, Scratching the Surface and scherenschnitte articles, stood out to me in particular. 

This is truly a gorgeous magazine & I don’t have enough thumbs to give it the “thumbs up” that it deserves. If you are local to where I live – you can find this great magazine (in person) at, ideal: carefully curated goods,  in Bellingham, WA. 

Thanks Janine, you made my day. Kudos on other fantastic issue!

{Shop Update} The Snowy Owl…

Winter at klt:works means snowy owls & hoodies. So I was really excited about getting this salt & peppy snowy owl hoodie printed in time for the cozy weather. For this screen printing job (along with more owl cardigans), I worked with a local screen printing studio called Innate. Their creative energy was a perfect fit.


Of course, a new hoodie added to the klt:mix meant that Sayer needed to test it out – with me camera ready. So we headed out for the afternoon to explore the cool nooks & crannies of our downtown. 

Now the klt:shop is all stocked up for the winter with cozy shades of grey & oodles of owls.  

{new to the shop}
More Owl Cardigans here
Snowy Owl Toddler Hoodie here
It’s always fun to work with different creatives – so if you are local & looking for some custom work, give the guys at Innate a visit. They also have a store front where they sell their own designs. They are always working on interesting & fun projects so they are bound to inspire you.

Innate FB page here
Innate Web here

{Multitasking} All in a day…

As summertime transitions into fall, time is becoming harder & harder to come by it seems. New schedules & activities start filling our days as fast as new products start filling the klt:works shop. The day after we got back from our little family getaway, I picked up a few of boxes of new tee orders from my screen printer. I work with a shop in Japan that had requested some sandpiper & owl couple onesies which gave me an opportunity to print some toddler tees as well. So Sayer & I promptly took off on a local adventure with 2 new tees in hand – in hopes of some cool discoveries & some product documentation. I think we were successful… What’s your favorite way to multitask?

{new klt:tees} beach bird here & fancy owls here

{Multitasking} All in a day…

As summertime transitions into fall, time is becoming harder & harder to come by it seems. New schedules & activities start filling our days as fast as new products start filling the klt:works shop. The day after we got back from our little family getaway, I picked up a few of boxes of new tee orders from my screen printer. I work with a shop in Japan that had requested some sandpiper & owl couple onesies which gave me an opportunity to print some toddler tees as well. So Sayer & I promptly took off on a local adventure with 2 new tees in hand – in hopes of some cool discoveries & some product documentation. I think we were successful… What’s your favorite way to multitask?

{new klt:tees} beach bird here & fancy owls here

{SALE} Back to School…

Sayer’s packet of pre-school information just arrived today. It’s full of his curriculum for the month, a homework project, the schedule for when he needs to bring a snack for his classmates, & the parent’s handbook. Wow- it’s all so official- where did the time go? I’m filled with all sorts of anxiety & excitement for this leap into the world of school. Thankfully he is really excited- we have taken bike rides by his school many times this summer along with peering into the windows & chatting about school time scenarios. In one of our snooping adventures, he spotted some fire hats & trucks in one of the windows so he’s convinced he will love school.  

In celebration of Sayer & his first day of school & for kids everywhere who are going back to school, klt:works is having a sale! Just enter {KLTFALL11} at checkout at the klt:works etsy shop & receive 25% off anything until midnight Monday (PST). Hope everyone has a great long weekend & start to the new school year! 

{SALE} Back to School…

Sayer’s packet of pre-school information just arrived today. It’s full of his curriculum for the month, a homework project, the schedule for when he needs to bring a snack for his classmates, & the parent’s handbook. Wow- it’s all so official- where did the time go? I’m filled with all sorts of anxiety & excitement for this leap into the world of school. Thankfully he is really excited- we have taken bike rides by his school many times this summer along with peering into the windows & chatting about school time scenarios. In one of our snooping adventures, he spotted some fire hats & trucks in one of the windows so he’s convinced he will love school.  

In celebration of Sayer & his first day of school & for kids everywhere who are going back to school, klt:works is having a sale! Just enter {KLTFALL11} at checkout at the klt:works etsy shop & receive 25% off anything until midnight Monday (PST). Hope everyone has a great long weekend & start to the new school year!