I am a great admirer of The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee — Laurie Cinotto’s blog with photos of her little foster kitties inspires me daily. So when I found these great long vintage frames, I decided I had to express my fandom in cross stitch. When Laurie sent me these photos today I almost passed out. The cuteness is TOO MUCH!!
I can’t help it, these crack me up. Feel free to stitch corrections in red!
Since the new website frees up my time a bit, I’ve been branching out, putting my life out there more and really enjoying more interaction with my peeps. So I created this handy infographic to help you decide just how much you want to know about Subversive and moi. Hope it helps! Links to everything mentioned are just to the right of this post, and an email link is at the bottom of the page.
I’ve been plotting this one for a long time… here are the first four in the new series of PDF patterns:
I thought I’d clarify a few quick things to help you become accustomed to all this new stuff:
When you have added items to your cart and are ready to check out, you will be taken to Paypal to log in first. Then you’ll come back to our checkout page.
THAT is when you’ll have the option to enter a promo code and also create an account if you’d like to.
As you finalize your transaction, you’ll see a space to enter a promo code if you have one. I’ll issue promo codes for sales now and then, so stay tuned to Facebook, Twitter, and this here blog!
Also, you will see the option to check out as a guest or create an account. Creating an account will allow easy log-in for future visits, you can check on past orders and you won’t have to enter a shipping address every time.
If you’d like to create an account, simply designate a password on the Thank You page after you place your first order. Please note that the phone number field is optional–I really don’t need your phone number.
Hope this makes sense. Please remember you can ALWAYS drop me an email any time you have an issue with any of these new features! That’s what I’m here for!
How is it I’ve never heard of the brilliant Theo Humphries and his awesome Crapestry? I’m completely in love!
Check out his site to see all of his work. There’s also an excellent interview at MrXStitch.
I would write more about it but I’m still dumbstruck at the moment.
that red dot is a tornado
Yesterday in Dallas was a day of work completely stopping so that we could keep an eye on the tornadoes all around us. We were fine, though there were crazy storms and warnings nearby most of the day. It was pretty insane–I’ve never seen anything quite like it and I’ve lived here all my life.
Anyway, today I’m focused on shipping and catching up, but beginning tomorrow I’ll start explaining features of the new site and devoting a post to each.
Please feel free to let me know if you’ve had any difficulty finding anything or figuring something out. There have been a few kinks in the hose of progress (did I just make that phrase up? weird) but we’re ironing them out as we go…
Thanks for your patience and feedback!
I am not very technically talented… so it took a lot of help from my friends to make this website redo wackiness happen.
The person who first reached out and said HELP ME HELP YOU is my dear friend Molly, who is the most talented person I know. She has just enough insanity, insomnia and ADD to come up with the feverish idea of how to make this happen. Molly writes for Babble and blogs as Digital Mom. And she has four kids, two of which are under two years old. I know, right? Insane. Also very inspirational, kind & hilarious. She and I used to work together and we would have uncontrollable giggle fits that actually stopped meetings in their tracks. Did I mention that she’s insane?
After I wore Molly out, I was extremely lucky to have an angel drop onto the scene in the form of Melanie deDon. I know Melanie from the cross stitch world, though she of course has a bazillion talents beyond just crafts (oh, these modern gals today can do it all!) I’ve been a big fan of Melanie’s Etsy shop, xmystitchesx, home of the best honey badger patterns and much more. Even though she’s more of a knitter than a stitcher (or so she claims), I really love her eye for design and her ability to create new fonts to stitch (another talent I do not possess). She also knows how to kick some serious WordPress ass. She seriously saved my neck.
Lastly, I want to sing the praises of the folks at Shopify, who have been patient, kind and understanding with my endless stream of questions as I learned a lot of new stuff. I literally could not have done it without them and their awesome technology.
I’m anxious to hear how the shop is working for you. If you’re reading this post, please use the promo code TAKE20 to enjoy 20% your purchase this weekend. The code is good through Monday morning. Just enter it at checkout. And leave your comments below–first impressions. Thanks!
Here we go — I’m back in the bloggin’ saddle again.
I’ll be talking about the new site, explaining some new features, spinning a few yarns from behind the scenes, revisiting some favorite old blog posts… who knows what?
In the meantime, enjoy this kitten. And go cross stitch some naughties!