• What's New?

    Hi! I’m Still Here!

    It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, and while I’m trying to keep the blog on topic and not full of random stuff, I did want to let you all know I’m still here, I’m just super busy with school.

    I’m currently taking Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Beginning Algebra, Spanish 101, and Women in US History. That last one would be better called American Feminism I think… Lol.

    Only two of my classes are on campus; history and Spanish are online, but I’m still putting in a lot of hours studying, doing homework, actually being in class, and driving to and from class.

    Unfortunately this doesn’t leave me much time for anything else. I’m trying to at least make a few new cross stitch patterns but honestly, it’s hard to fit that into my schedule.

    One of my classes only runs for half the term though, so I should have more time to get back to designing around mid-October. Until then, you probably won’t see much of me.

  • What's New?

    A Website Make-Over

    Today I spent some time helping a friend on her website. We changed her theme, made a bunch of small tweaks, and changed up her landing page.

    I loved the theme she had chosen, and wanted to try it on Kittyloaf Designs with some different typography and slightly different layouts.

    Turns out, I love it, and there’s a really good chance I’m going to purchase a license for the full version of the theme with all the bells and whistles. At $29, it’s a really good deal for what you get.

    Anyway, I opted to go with a less sterile look and feel for Kittyloaf with elements that reflect myself more strongly.

    The bin of embroidery floss, and the subtle knit fabric background give the entire site a textile focus, which only makes sense since many of my crafts involve textiles.

    I really hope you’ll like the new look, and you’ll take a few minutes to explore my shop if it’s been a while. I have so many neat things to offer you!

    P. S. There’s an extra coupon for the next couple weeks – BACKTOSCHOOL will get you a hefty discount on your total purchase until I go back to school!

  • What's New?

    Some Personal Stuff

    I haven’t really been posting here lately and I rarely post personal stuff, but I wanted to update you all about me.

    I’ve mentioned before that I’m disabled. And I’ve improved enough over time that I need to be thinking about going back to work. The Department of Rehabilitation is footing the bill by paying all my class fees, for textbooks, and my travel expenses, which is amazing. I’ve decided top go to school to become an MLT (medical lab tech) and last Spring I took my first class. I ended up with a C, because I didn’t really mesh with the instructor’s teaching style, but a C is good enough to progress in my other courses.

    Anyway, the DoR pays my expenses within my chosen program, but I also want to take a couple Spanish classes as well. My course load for Fall is looking like BIOSCI 204, HIST 120, MATH 060, and SPAN 101. I’m super excited, but because Spanish is outside the program, I have to meet those expenses myself.

    So until August, you can use coupon code BACKTOSCHOOL for 35% off literally everything in my shop. I also have yarn for sale on Ravelry- my user name there is inkdork. I had a wishlist up on Amazon with items I still needed for school but some really kind souls purchased nearly everything on the list. There really are some amazing, kin d, and wonderful people out there!