To keep is simple, I’ve blogged on a WordPress.org self-hosted site for around ten years, but in the effort to save money on hosting and domain fees, and adding in that I’m just not that into keeping a regular personal blog anymore, I’ve decided to start one here on WordPress.com instead. I don’t need the crazy customability a .org site would give me outside of my website where I sell handcrafted goodies of all kinds.
You can check out my makes at http://kittyloafdesigns.com. I make and sell knitwear and crochet, beaded, resin, and polymer clay creations, sewn items, and crafting supplies.
The title implies… a lot of things. At any time, I might be losing my mind, my sanity, a few pounds, my patience, my will to continuing dealing with the multitudes of stupid people, my ability to tell the dogs they don’t need another treat. It really could be anything.
Here’s some things you should know. I’m a crafter. I sew, knit, crochet, make jewelry, work with resin and polymer clay, and I do the occasional cross stitch design. I also make and sell seed bead patterns for making brick stitch earrings. You can find over 200 handmade, unique, and many one of a kind makes at the link above. I also used to do graphic design (Its what I went to school for) but I’ve chosen to close my door on that and move on.
I live with my long term boyfriend (6 years) and our two dogs in the high desert of California. We watch more TV than we probably should, and we play on a billiards league together once a week, and enjoy eating frozen yogurt, again, more than we should. I’m not very good at shooting pool (I’m a 5 average), but I have fun and I enjoy playing. I’m also learning to play the ukulele and just started with it about 3 weeks ago (Sept 2015). You’ll occasionally see ukulele updates here with attached audio clips.
I was a really good weight loser, dropping about 70 pounds, but I got so freaked out by all the attention I got, I gained it back. On purpose. It was way too stressful for me, something I though I would have overcome by now since I’ve done it three times now. But nope. Still couldn’t hack it. I don’t like being fat, but I dislike the attention from strangers and people I didn’t know well even more. Self-esteem issues for sure.
I really loved working out at the gym and love strength training but until I can get my money in order again, a new gym membership is out of the question. I just can’t afford it. I’m working on that though, so one step at a time.
I guess anything else I feel pertinent will come out in the blog over time. Happy reading!