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{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! 

{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

{shop update} tees & prints…


Pheewww- what a week! New things are still flowing into the shop & I’m a wearing my shutterbug hat again. I would like to be reading my UPPERCASE Magazine under a tree right now, but I will let Katie enjoy it. However, that will be a goal of mine for the weekend. For today’s shop updates I have some Rabbit tees for adults to share with you in pink & grey. The woman’s scoop  neck Rabbit tee is so soft & Alternative Apparel donated 10% of my purchase of these pink tees to the Susan B Komen foundation for breast cancer research- which made my color choice simple. The unisex eco Rabbit tee is also really cozy – both are perfect weekend tees I think. Why yes, Cardboard Man wears it well doesn’t he? 

I’m also excited about 3 new letterpress prints that Amy Redmond just finished printing for me. You can read the post I wrote about her & the letterpress process here. I added a hedgehog, rabbit, & fox to the mix of ever growing thread drawn characters.  

Back to the studio for me… but I hope everyone has a great weekend!  What are your plans?

{Using random.org, the winner of the funky owl toddler tee is #1 Shannon. Thanks for the comments & feedback everyone.}

{shop update} tees & prints…


Pheewww- what a week! New things are still flowing into the shop & I’m a wearing my shutterbug hat again. I would like to be reading my UPPERCASE Magazine under a tree right now, but I will let Katie enjoy it. However, that will be a goal of mine for the weekend. For today’s shop updates I have some Rabbit tees for adults to share with you in pink & grey. The woman’s scoop  neck Rabbit tee is so soft & Alternative Apparel donated 10% of my purchase of these pink tees to the Susan B Komen foundation for breast cancer research- which made my color choice simple. The unisex eco Rabbit tee is also really cozy – both are perfect weekend tees I think. Why yes, Cardboard Man wears it well doesn’t he? 

I’m also excited about 3 new letterpress prints that Amy Redmond just finished printing for me. You can read the post I wrote about her & the letterpress process here. I added a hedgehog, rabbit, & fox to the mix of ever growing thread drawn characters.  

Back to the studio for me… but I hope everyone has a great weekend!  What are your plans?

{Using random.org, the winner of the funky owl toddler tee is #1 Shannon. Thanks for the comments & feedback everyone.}

{photos} a day at the beach…

I love the beach. It’s always been a place that I gravitate to. No matter where I’ve lived, I’ve found where the nearest river, lake, or ocean, quickly. Romping around in the seaweed, sand & water calms me right down. Yesterday the three of us headed to a nearby beach to revel in it’s goodness. Why are my guys dressed the same you ask yourself? Do we always go places dressed alike? Well, I admit, this was one of my multitasking ventures. I’m in the middle of a flurry of new klt:products & needed photos of the new adult sized owl cardigan. I thought I would get some updated photos of the kiddo cardi too. So, I brought the camera with me on our adventure- hoping to capture a little something special. It was a bit overcast so the cardigans were perfect for the beach. Oh, & we don’t always dress the same, but we do find on occasion that we are all wearing an owl tee (just different colors).
Beach photos are some of my favorites & add these two guys to the mix, it’s a recipe for me to go a bit nutty with the camera.  250+ photos later & I have some keepers that I think capture the day. It was just what we needed… & I felt lots of seaweed & sand in my toes. Where is your favorite place to escape to?

{photos} a day at the beach…

I love the beach. It’s always been a place that I gravitate to. No matter where I’ve lived, I’ve found where the nearest river, lake, or ocean, quickly. Romping around in the seaweed, sand & water calms me right down. Yesterday the three of us headed to a nearby beach to revel in it’s goodness. Why are my guys dressed the same you ask yourself? Do we always go places dressed alike? Well, I admit, this was one of my multitasking ventures. I’m in the middle of a flurry of new klt:products & needed photos of the new adult sized owl cardigan. I thought I would get some updated photos of the kiddo cardi too. So, I brought the camera with me on our adventure- hoping to capture a little something special. It was a bit overcast so the cardigans were perfect for the beach. Oh, & we don’t always dress the same, but we do find on occasion that we are all wearing an owl tee (just different colors).
Beach photos are some of my favorites & add these two guys to the mix, it’s a recipe for me to go a bit nutty with the camera.  250+ photos later & I have some keepers that I think capture the day. It was just what we needed… & I felt lots of seaweed & sand in my toes. Where is your favorite place to escape to?

{shop update} summer blues…

The blue of the sky, clear blue water, & the color of the eyes of my two guys- that was the inspiration for summertime & klt:works. The whole family can sing the blues in soft eco & organic tees & tanks that are all new in the shop
Blue, bleu, azul, celeste, sini, blau, blu, plava…there’s a blue for everyone! What is your favorite color of blue?

{shop update} summer blues…

The blue of the sky, clear blue water, & the color of the eyes of my two guys- that was the inspiration for summertime & klt:works. The whole family can sing the blues in soft eco & organic tees & tanks that are all new in the shop
Blue, bleu, azul, celeste, sini, blau, blu, plava…there’s a blue for everyone! What is your favorite color of blue?

I have been photographing, organizing, & uploading photos this weekend to update my website and Etsy shop with new goodies for Fall. This hasn’t proven to be the quickest process but I do have a cute assistant to help me with the job. Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!