THE problem of finding a last-minute Christmas present in Dunfermline could already be solved thanks to the launch of a new city centre store.

Kreative will open its doors at 24 Maygate this weekend as Kathryn Main, who lives in Garvock, expands her personalised gift business, called KM Crafts previously.

The 28-year-old had been working from home in her spare room since 2018 and says that she will now be able to offer even more from her new space, which includes a workshop.

"I had been looking into it for the best part of this year," she told the Press.

"I thought there wasn't a better time to try it with Christmas coming up.

"I customise glassware – that's where it all started – with names and for birthdays; more recently; I've been doing personalised Starbucks cups and water bottles, I also do gift boxes and hampers and hire signage for events."

Having worked previously with CR Smith, Kathryn was put on furlough during the pandemic and used the time to turn craft-making into her full-time job by the end of 2020.

"I've grown out of my spare room," she added.

"It's hard to shut off when you work from home – it's hard to shut the door – I am looking forward to having a better balance.

"But if you enjoy what you are doing then it's not a hassle.

"For me, it's seeing the joy people get from things I've made and being able to create something with your own hands."

Kathryn has sold her products online mainly, which she will continue to do, but is also hoping that people will recognise her from taking part in craft fairs.

While she plans for the workshop to remain her own space, she says it will also provide a base for her to meet with clients ordering things like business card and graphic design items, which she also offers.

And she is hopeful about the future, looking forward to opening her business up to passers-by and new customers.

"It's hard to judge how things will play out," she said.

"There will be more expenses for me but hopefully passing trade and word-of-mouth will help.

"Hopefully, people in the area who aren't online will come along too if they haven't heard of me before."

Her opening day will give customers a chance to look around the new premises, with Provost Jim Leishman on hand to cut the ribbon and open Kreative officially at 10am on Saturday.

Cakes and Prosecco will be on offer for anyone visiting, and the chance to win a hamper filled with goodies created by Kathryn as well as a beauty salon voucher.

She will also be taking part in Sunday's small business fair on the Maygate.

The shop is planned to open from Wednesday-Saturday between 10am and 4pm.