• 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!