Monday, September 28, 2009


i have been so incredibly busy i haven't even had time to keep up with this.. and i apologize.. i have received some comments on here asking me to update so here you go! hope you enjoy!

here are a few custom orders i have completed in the last few months!

and here are just some random projects i have completed that are for sale @ My Shop!

Most of these items are still for sale! Just in time for the holidays!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

so many stitches, you can't stop this

I haven't been writing much at all on here.. BUT I wanted to share my newest projects, because there are so many! And honestly I really really like the newest pieces so without further ado...

$30.00 @ My Etsy Shop
$20.00 @ My Etsy Shop

$30.00 @ My Etsy Shop

$20.00 @ My Etsy Shop

Sold @ My Etsy Shop

$25.00 @ My Etsy Shop

Hope you dig them as much as I do!
Also, if you haven't checked it out yet.. Check out my interview on Subversive Cross-Stitch!
And read the others, they are all entertaining and have lots of neato cross stitchings :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Few and Far

Hello Wide World Web,

It has been a while since I have written in this blog, and at times I wonder why I still have it.. I have convinced myself no one reads it. Actually I feel that me and the internet are breaking up.. really it is such a milestone! I find most of my time spent with loved ones and crafting and work.. Started meditating and finding peace within myself, the past two months have been very useful for me.

Of course I am still crafting.. I haven't been updating much in here, but I have been quite loyal about posting items up in my Flickr and on my Etsy shop. Here are a few items that are new!

$20.00 @ Etsy shop.

$25.00 @ Etsy shop.

$15.00 @ Etsy shop.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Katie Kutthroat is NSFW

I have been one busy bee or so it would seem! The past few weeks I have been at work a lot, trying to have a social life, craft a lot, and not lose my mind.. So far.. so good..

Here are some projects I have been working on, I am really liking the projects I have been making lately. It is fun to just do whatever you want but oh how I do love custom orders too! I have been working on recreating old listings, check it out!
$23.00 @ My Shop
$23.00 @ My Shop
$25.00 @ My Shop
This week I also got the interview from Subversive Cross Stitch.. It was hilarious! I can't wait to see it up on the website, very exciting! Keep your eyes peeled for that and more vulgarity from your favorite foul mouthed vixen!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Weekly Resolutions!!

- Go see Watchmen
- Work a ton
- Craft a ton
- Acceptance

So I am super excited about Watchmen, I just started reading it but love it! I made plans with two of my best guy pals to go see it, now its just a matter of having the same time off of work..

Speaking of work, yea I am still working way too much.. Last week I decided to take two days off instead of my typical one day off of work. It was a great decision on my part, I was able to finish up another custom order and clean the house, get my oil changed and baked 3 dozen cookies!!
The past week and a half I have finished 4 custom orders, I haven't really been able to do what Katie wants to do.. This week I am hoping to creep back into that mode.. I started another cross stitch and I love the border, although it is taking forever! Here are two of the custom orders I did this week :)

Both parties picked everything from the design to the colors.. I just whipped them up for them! Thanks ladies!
Acceptance.. It has been a long hard road for me, realizing that people who I thought were my friends aren't.. The pain is always there, it never goes away and every time I think of them it literally makes me sick to my stomach.. But I am reaching a point where I accept people who reject me, from social gatherings, friendships, etc.. Knowing deep down that I am a good person and don't deserve the rejection, I am accepting people for the way they are and moving on.. I wish I knew an easier way to pass along but just remember, keep your chin up.. life is a rolllercoaster, and I ain't afraid of no rolliecoaster!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Weekly Resolutions!!

- Keep on trucking at work
- 2 More Custom Orders to go!
- Start redoing some old cross stitchings
- Must fit in Social Life
- Avoiding drama

So in the economy today I find it so important to have a stable income. I guess more so now than ever.. Single life can be a very fight or flight moment.. Sure sometimes I am puking and don't want to go into work, but yesterday I sucked it up and am really glad I did. After all it is the income that keeps me crafty!

This week I knocked out three custom orders, I will post pictures soon.. although two of them are just a wedding gift, nothing too fancy.. the other was a custom order on Etsy.

I know in the last blog I mentioned starting a line of cross stitchings that I would like to have available on my Etsy Store, but I have been so busy with custom orders I have had little time for tinkering of my own(and no I am so NOT complaining).

I have been making a real effort to have a "social life" which has been difficult with my scheduling, a lot of doubles kinda suck away at your free time. But I am happy to report that it is making a come back.. It saddens me that one of my close friends here is moving but at the same time I do not blame her at all!

Avoiding drama is always easier said than done.. It is always amusing when you are in a case of guys gone drama.. I find it amusing because women have the reputation of being catty and dramatic. The best way I know is to not react in the manner they are trying to get out of me. When they push my buttons and take it as encouragement to reach the next hurdle. So heres to hoping I don't pull a muscle before this is all over!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Weekly Resolutions!!

- Finish up custom orders

- Work tons more

- Continue making time for loved ones

- Practicing patience

- Loving those who hate

So I finished up one custom order out of the four.. And this was the biggest piece! yay! I am getting faster at all of this. It is just a simple cross stitch with the last name of the couple and they date they are getting married.. I have been commissioned to do two of these so far, she said she may have two more for me by the summer. So I am pretty excited. Plus she wants me to do two little "bless this house" type cross stitchings, not my normal style but I do customed orders for anything and anyone, especially when its a friend I work with.. I am sure I will cut her a deal since there are so many projects.

Speaking of projects I have decided, after given advice from Jamie(MrXStitch) that I should kinda make my own line of cross stitchings with different styles.. I dig this idea, infact I dig it so much I already started doing it! I redid the "Protect Me, Satan" for my shop and I will continue doing this.. I want to keep certain items always stocked.. So if you have any suggestions from my past projects, please let me know.. Feedback is always appreciated!

I am becoming a workaholic I think.. This past week I managed to have two days off and I enjoyed them! This week I am going to be working like 10 shifts, so I will be busy.. but will be making money!!

Making time for loved ones can be challenging when you work so much and then work on crafting in my down time.. I am trying to find the balance between those things and a social life, haha. So far it isn't working too well! hehe

But that brings me to my next resolution, practice patience.. No Katie, you can't have everything you want now.. but it is nice to dream :)

And lastly, loving those who hate you.. ahhh it says it all really. Learning how to get over things, let it go and move on.. sign me up! I am there! I can honestly say I do not hate anyone, I honestly have nothing but love in my heart and it is a wonderful feeling. Infact, I encourage you to bury the hatchet, embrace a lost loved one, or just say fuck it and accept the things you can't change and love life reguardless.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Living Life on Cloud Nine

I got this message from Julie Jackson on Flickr today.. needless to say I am very excited, and those who care keep your eyes peeled next month for the interview!

"Hey, I'm bringing back the interview feature at in March, and I have a little project in mind. I'd like to put together a little show of the top four contributors to the Subversive group at Flickr (you are #1!) because you inspire me and crack me up and I'd like to introduce you to my customers. "

Yea there was more but that is between me and Ms Jackson! I am so excited!!!

On other news here is my newest little listing on Etsy! And yes I love Wu-tang Clan more than I should!

$18.00 @ My Etsy Shop

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Weekly Resolutions!

- Working tons!

- Make time for friends and loved ones!

- Keep my cool under stressful situations!

- 2 Custom Orders to start!

- Finish the cross stitch I started last night!

- Keep being Katie!

So work has been working me a lot, I am not complaining.. however I haven't had much free time on my hands.. This only effects my social life and my craft life unfortunately, my two favorite things!

The hardest part about working full time and having friends that have complicating lives is making time for them and them making time for you. I look at the few friends I have, which again I am not complaining I would rather have a few great ones than a lot of bad ones. I have been making a more of an effort to make time from them, to be there for them. I read once that something about women spending time together can help with stress, which I have found to be true.. Nothing is more relaxing than a night out with the girls, and we all know laughter is the best medicine for anything and everything!

So this weekend has been insane at work, I often find myself in stressful situations at work and tend to lose my cool. I have been practicing maintaining my cool, something I haven't always been the greatest at. I tend to let things to get me, even the smallest comment can pick me apart til I pop! But this weekend I managed to keep my cool, with the coupons in the mail, valentines and presidents day.. I am pretty proud of myself!

A co-worker has commissioned me for two custom orders! I am so excited that my co-workers are awesome and so supportive. Honestly sometimes I look at my collection of cross stitchings, which are everywhere in my apartment, and think am I the only one who digs this stuff?! But apparently not! She asked me to do two pieces for two weddings, and they are quite different from what I would normally do. But this will give me great granny cross stitching practice!

I started another katie-cross-stitch last night though, and so far I think it maybe another favorite. I hope to finish it in the next few days and have it posted on my etsy shop!

I have found through all the maddness, drama, stress, life altering events, boyfriends, apartments.. that the one thing that keeps me grounded and together is me. Maybe I am the only one that forgets how reliable I am or how honest I can be.. but we all know it is so much harder to be honest with one's self.. This month I have been doing a lot of self growth and it has reached the point where I don't doubt myself so much, and I am happy with wherever I am at as long as I can just be me.. without apologies or excuses.. and NO I am not perfect, everyday I learn new things about myself but I want to better myself daily.. It is okay to aim for perfection, right?!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My soft spot

Is red hair.. I first dyed my hair red when I was in high school, ever since I have loved it!! I tried to look up old pictures of me with red hair back then, but I guess I destoryed most of them because of my very round face in those days.. but I think it is safe to say that it is ultimately my fall back hair color, I always enjoy it and I think it goes with my skin tone better.. Here is a now and then a picture from October 2008

Monday, February 9, 2009

Weekly Resolutions!

- Work as much as possible
- Little PreValentine Plans
- See the Friday the 13th remake
- Continuing on a Positive Wave

So my list has become smaller and smaller, I guess that is part of the reason I haven't been posting Weekly Resolutions. That and I just got a computer for the first time in 2 months! Yep, 2 months away except for posting etsy listings.. It was a nice break, hehe.

I have been working as much as I possible can, which has been nice financially. But it doesn't leave much for spare time or a social life. But this week I have some plans and I am pretty excited. Me and a friend are going to see the new Friday the 13th movie, a remake by the same guy that redid Texas Chainsaw Massacre.. So I am pretty excited because I did enjoy that remake.

I have been super positive lately. When shit hit the fan in December I spoke with a friend about the whole situation.. His words really got me to thinking and it has really changed my views on a lot of things. I know whats in the past can't be fixed but I am growing from my mistakes. And staying positive about everything, even things I can't control.. trying to worry less.. keeping my mind and hands busy on things that make me smile. I am lucky to have friends that are there for me in hard times.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Stitchin With No Bitchin

Yea, life has been way kind to me.. I honestly have nothing to complain about! I have approached the new year with a new outlook and a new attitude. A lot of things got to me last year, and the only thing that I lost that was worthy of getting upset was my sanity! So this year I am approaching everything in a new light, with a fresh cheek, with a mostly full glass.. yep!

So here are some new projects I have been working on.. I have been keeping so busy.. It has been so nice! This first piece is my Anti-Valentine's Day piece, for those who are spending the holiday alone.. or working.. booo!

$25.00 @ My Etsy Shop

$18.00 @ My Etsy Shop

$20.00 @ My Etsy Shop

I had intended on adding this one on my etsy too, but I was so pleased with the way it turned out that I have decided I just can't part with it, which is nice because that rarely happens anymore :)