• What's New?

    Did You Know…?

    … That most of my items are unique and one of a kind? Obviously this doesn’t apply to things like finished cross stitch most of the time, or some of my stuffed toys, but things like jewelry are almost always one offs that won’t be made the same way again.

    Often this is because there were materials sourced from closeouts or liquidation, and I literally cannot buy these components again.

    Other times it might be because I created some of the components with raw materials (like with polymer clay) and each piece is truly unique.

    This is why I always say if you are something you like, you should grab it, because once it’s gone, it’s gone!

    P.s. I added about 20 new items to the shop tonight plus removed some that sold over the weekend. There’s adjustable rings, some knitted and crocheted hats, hair accessories, a new cross stitch pattern… And I have more items I need to add still.

    Even more exciting is I currently have a month off from classes, so I can make some new things again!

    First though, I need to finish cleaning my craft room!

  • 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?

    Wow Long Time No See!

    It’s been since November that I last posted and I’ve been trying for ages to make a new post but it keeps not happening. I’ve been getting past a yarncraft slump, where for months I didn’t want to do anything more than give some of my softer skeins an occasional squeeze. I’m past that now though, and have knitted a few things, and am currently working on the Good Vibes shawl from  wonderful French designer. I’m almost done with the big main color section and I will start the first stripe tomorrow when my other yarn color arrives.

    Speaking of yarn, I’m currently cold sheeping. I’m hoping to make it through the end of the year without falling off the wagon, but we’ll see. My big goal is to get down to only 38 miles of yarn in my stash- I had 52, I donated 4, and now I just want to use up another 10. There are a few exceptions of when I can buy yarn, though for the most part, no new yarn is kind of the rule.

    1. I can use gift cards to buy yarn.
    2. I can accept yarn from swaps or as gifts.
    3. I can buy additional yarn to finish a project I’ve started.

    Its pretty simple, but if you buy yarn like I tend to, its not easy!

    I rearranged my craft room yesterday, and picked out another 3 bags of stuff to donate. This included all the sewing patterns I previously had listed for sale, so those are gone now, and I have more room on my shelf. Of course that shelf is mostly filled with large skeins of yarn… LOL.

    The website also underwent a physical change a few weeks ago, getting a complete makeover. I like to think it looks more modern and on trend with what’s good today… Of course the 3 dozen emails I get in spam every day offering their design services seem to think otherwise! Ha!

  • About Kittyloaf Designs

    Hi, and welcome to Kittyloaf Designs! This page is where I get to talk about myself a little, so get ready!

    I’ve always been doing crafts for as long as I can remember. As a young child, I had the most fun in my community’s 4-H club’s Arts & Crafts group. We did a lot of painting – ceramics, wood, watercolor, a little of everything. I really enjoyed it. 

    When I was a little older we build looms for bead weaving. This got me interested in jewelry, even though I never really used the loom. I discovered Fire Mountain Gems and tried out a lot of jewelry-related things over the next couple decades.

    I went to school, studying graphic design, and for a while paid my bills doing logo designs. I also started creating my own brick – stitch earring patterns which I eventually began offering up for sale.

    Along the way, I learned to sew, knit, crochet, and cross stitch. I learned how to work with polymer clay, and 2 part resin. I took up coloring and then discovered the joy of houseplants.

    I currently live with my mom while I’m hoping to school again, this time to get my MLT, and I have an aquarium, two large, sheddy dogs, and four cats. Because of my disability, I’m lucky enough to have the Department of Rehabilitation paying 98% of my school expenses, which is what makes going back possible when most of my income is from SSI. When you purchase something from me, you let me eat a better diet, pay off debt faster, and in general, live a better life.

    I’m located in Lancaster, CA.

    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.

  • Contact

    I can be reached via email or phone, though I prefer email contact. My email address is design@kittyloafdesigns.com and my phone number is (661) 794-8641. I do not always have cell signal at home so your call may go straight to voicemail. Please leave a message. Alternately, you can use the form below to email me. I will respond as quickly as possible.

    If you’re asking for a cost estimate for a project, please be as specific as possible. I can’t give you an accurate response if I don’t know what you need done. 😉 If you’re not sure what type of project you have, just be as descriptive as possible and explain it as well as you can to me and I will ask if I have further questions before giving you an estimate.