How We Design

Crafty Kate prides herself on having a keen eye for spec and colour and knowing what illustrations would flow well with each other and compliment your colour scheme.

The Design Process

A lot of our customers are sometimes concerned that they are not ‘creative enough’ to design their own unique toy box. That they wouldn’t know where to start with even putting something together. If this applies to you, then please don’t be put off by the fact that we push the ‘design and choice is yours’.

It doesn’t have to be.

Crafty Kate prides herself on having a keen eye for spec and colour and knowing what illustrations would flow well with each other and compliment your colour scheme. She puts a little of herself into every box and really would sand it all back and start again if she felt a design wasn’t veering towards absolute perfection.

In addition to this, your first point of contact at Crafty Kate would be with our amazing Creative Director Sue.

Sue is a fantastic communicator. Full of ideas. Patient with the most indecisive of characters and helpful to all in a ‘non pushy’ kind of way.

The minute you fill out your enquiry form she will be there for you to guide you through the entire design process. Even if you decide not to go ahead after designs have already been discussed, it’s not a problem. Sue will prompt you with questions like; what is the colour scheme in your little one’s playroom or nursery? She will ask are there any particular characters they like such as Winnie The Pooh or Peppa Pig etc. She will then suggest you muse your way through Google images (non copyright preferred) to find something you might like for us to work from. Or she can do it for you, and send you some choices so that you can take your time and select your favourites.

Once a design is agreed upon, Sue will then finalise everything you have discussed onto an invoice so that you can check we have everything correct before we start. But please be scrupulous here – our invoice is our working document and once Kate picks up her paintbrush there is no turning back…

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What They Say

Thank you once again for a gorgeous toy box second time around now for my other son Jacob, and being able to turn it around in such a short space of time!

Thank you once again for Arthur's fabulous toy box. This is the second toy box we have purchased from Crafty Kate and we couldn't be happier. Arthur is pretty amazed with it too.