You’ve come to this page to learn more about me and my work at Kittyloaf Designs, or at least I hope that’s why you’re here!
I started doing beadwork as a teenager after remembering a brief flirtation with a beading loom as a child. For a while I was trying everything – peyote stitching over small objects, clumsy brick stitch designs, and I even tried my hands at French beaded flowers which led me to the knowledge that working with wire is not for me. I do, as a result, have a tiny pot of flowers I made which sit next to my TV.
Then I decided to learn to sew. I was better at beading, but I didn’t know anything about sewing. My grandmother showed me a little, but it was when I took a class to better learn the basics at our local JC that things really clicked for me. I sew most of my new clothes, plus make awesome accessories. I recently bought a serger as well and I love it!
Working with polymer clay and resin came next and I occasionally do a little cross stitch as well. I also learned to knit and crochet and I cannot get enough of crochet! In the first few months of crocheting, I did 3 blankets, two of which were queen sized! You can find some of my yarn craft for sale here.
Besides all of my crafting, I also went to school for graphic design and I occasionally sell craft supplies like sewing and beading patterns, books, and handmade polymer clay beads.
If you see something you want, grab it fast! Most of my items are one of a kind and I can;t or won’t make them again. I’ve added a “make an offer” button to many of my items- you can put in any amount and if its within a frame I’ve set, the item will be added to your cart. Many of you have expressed that I don’t charge enough for my work- you can also put in offers higher than my asking price as well and it will be accepted.
I’m located in Lancaster, CA, having recently moved back in with my mom. I have a pup named Yuba. Kittyloaf Designs is so named in memory of my cat Lucky. Though I only had him for about three years, he made a very lasting impression on me and is greatly missed. You can read more about Lucky here.