Friday, 20 March 2015

Weekly Update 1

Hello all :)

Perhaps I should of mentioned in my last blog when I talked about the app on my phone that it's more of a guide than anything. Why do I mention this now? Well, I put 'blog' on in my app to appear once a week, and within the first week of it appearing, what happened? I ended up putting it off for two days! Typical! Ah well, I'm here now...

So what's been happening this week? Well there are a few new charts to tell you about...

The first is the chart I gave to SAL members who completed the Flutterby SAL by the finishing date. I was going to leave it a bit longer, but I loved it so much, I just had to release it. So here it is...

I also had a request via the facebook group for a Tribal Duck, and always, a customer's wish is my command....

I also have two more charts that were customer requests but have now been put on general sale, and they are


I have also been working my way through some custom charts this week, and thought I would give a sneak peak at some of what never makes it onto the website. 


I think that's most of what I've finished this week, but I still have a to-do list as long as my arm, which is obviously great for business! It just leaves little time for anything else haha. I plan to do some dyeing on Monday and hope to sort April's limited edition fabric out. Hopefully I'll have a picture to be able to show you next week. 

I have also just launched a new round of Bingo in my Facebook group, so if you want to join in, please swing by the group and get all the details. It can be found HERE

I also want to show you a few finishes that have been done this week. 

This is Dreamcatcher - a KLT Charting chart, stitched by Jade (who also happens to be my baby sister) using Jodyri Designs threads. It's her first big finish, and I think she did great!
The chart can be found here: Dreamcatcher

Alison has also been working hard, stitching up the In Words Border Terrier chart not once, but twice with her own personalisations, and they look brilliant!

The chart can be found here: In Words Border Terrier

Well I think that's everything for this week. I hope you find reading my ramblings mildly interesting, but if there's anything you'd like to ask, or know about, feel free to hit the comments and let me know! I'd love to know how many people are out there reading what I bang on about! haha ;)

So until next week (she hopes!), 
Happy stitching!

Kim x

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

There's an app for that!

I have just realised something... I am RUBBISH at keeping this blog up to date! I think about it from time to time, and then something else crops up and I don't get round to a new entry... and then a week has gone by, and soon a month. Can you believe we are already in March?!? This year is simply flying by! I still have a to-do list as long as my arm, but wanted to take time out today and write. So here we are! The question is always the same though... what to write about?

I'm an incredibly disorganised person, and by that I mean if it's not on my to-do list, it doesn't get done. I found a fab app for my phone a couple of months ago which I now use for organising EVERYTHING - from the kids, to the housework, to work - if it's not on my list, it doesn't get done! So I thought, Kim, you idiot, add the blog to your app! And I have, so I hope you'll be seeing me on here a bit more regularly - if the phone tells me to do it haha.

My last blog was in January where I outlined what I wanted to get done, and I have been successful with some of that. I have been continuing to update the website, and have done a few more of the In Words Dogs. The new product however, is still a non-starter. There is a very good reason for this, but at the moment I can't tell you what it is - if I tell you the reason, you might guess the new product, and we can't be having that, can we ;) haha.

I have however, had a different new product. After examining my options, I decided to start making my own fobs and froggers rather than using a third party. With a choice of beads and charms, there is now the option to 'build your own' on the website. All the details can be found HERE.

I've also been working my socks off on custom charts. People in my facebook group may think I've not been releasing much lately, but that's just because I've been doing other things that don't get released. Trust me, I've been very busy.

I have had these releases though which I thought you might want to see:

St Patrick's Day Presley Penguin, which is March's Presley instalment. I aim to release a new one using this guy each month. I'll let you into a secret... April's Presley is already done, and I can't wait for you all to see him!

Each month KLT Charting supports a charity which is selected by a member of our Facebook group. March's charity is for Alzheimer's Disease, so have done this chart. Half of all the money made from this chart will be donated, along with the sales of any of the other KLT Charting charity charts.

I also have 2 new Tribal charts which I am longing to show you, but can't just yet. One is the Monthly Club chart, so will not go on general release until April, and the other is the chart I have given to those who completed the Flutterby SAL. Although the SAL is over, I want to wait a little while before releasing the reward chart to make it more exclusive for those who earned it.

I think that's all for now. I'll try not to leave it so long, so make sure to check back with us soon. I may even run a little blog giveaway ;)

Happy stitching!

Kim x