In 2008, I began selling handmade home goods on Etsy. It was a great way to stretch my creative muscles while experimenting with different materials and ideas. It’s been a wild crash course in being a maker and entrepreneur! Eight years on, and I still can’t get enough of the feeling that comes with selling something I sew with my own two hands and being able to share my designs and ideas with others who love to make things too. It feels like the most honest day’s work I can do and I value that a lot.
Other things have changed a lot since then though. I know how I work best and what I do best. I’ve been able to narrow down the types of things I am most passionate about creating and have a better idea about how I want to share them with others. Instead of being a diversion, my shop is now very much a part of my professional life as a textile artist, educator, and collections care specialist.
For these reasons, it feels like the perfect time to take the final step in streamlining my brand. As of next Monday, April the 24th, I’m going to be dropping my former blog name “The Story of Kat” from my Etsy shop and PDF patterns. Newly redesigned PDF patterns will also be available through Etsy as well as my website which is an exciting goal I’ve been working towards for a while! This clarity in name will make rolling out new designs and products simpler and more cohesive (also, the new designs are pretty slick, if I do say so myself!).
As of today, I’ve taken the old PDF pattern listings down. In the meantime, I invite you to take 25% OFF EVERYTHING else in my shop to clear house while I work on switching things over. Use the code REFRESH25 at checkout as these are all items I will no longer be offering after this week!
I want to thank everyone who has supported my growth thus far and helped me to reach this point. I’m looking forward to being able to share the great new content and plans I have for this new phase of KHG Arts!