Welcome to Stitchy Kitty, a fun needlework design company featuring the whimsical designs of Michelle Lutzen!
Stitchy Kitty counted cross-stitch designs are humorous, fun to stitch patterns that work up quick and don't take a lifetime to finish! Many designs center around the holidays, the changing seasons, pets, family, and all those other delightful things in life that are enjoyable and make you laugh. So... if you love to stitch roly-poly snowmen, warm and fuzzy kitty cats, goofy-looking dogs, and all things "witty, wacky, and wonderful", then you've come to the right place!
** NEW Design Releases for Spring! **
Be sure to visit the What's
New? page for more details about this design.
STITCHY KITTY is the
Profiled Designer in
the March 2014 issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework Magazine!
The design is stitched on 28ct hand-dyed Jobelan with DMC floss. It's also embellished with some cute buttons by Just Another Button Company. I'm so impressed with the way they finished it as a bright pink tote bag, I think it looks adorable! They have some really amazing finishers and they always photograph their models to make them look so appealing. I just love this magazine!
The March 2014 issue is available now, so you should be able to pick it up at your favorite LNS if you aren't already a subscriber. Here's a picture of the front cover:
STITCHY KITTY Design in
the January 2014 issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework Magazine!
The designs are shown stitched on 14 ct. white aida and are stitched onto easy to make green felt treat bags (instructions to make the bags are included). The designs are embellished with Mill Hill beads and white pom poms.
Below is a picture of the cover of the magazine, which you can purchase at your favorite LNS/ONS and also directly from the Cross-Stitch & Needlework Magazine website:
STITCHY KITTY Designs in
the 2013 "A Cross-Stitch Christmas" book!
And here's a pic of my second design in the book, called "Joyful Banner" on page 47:
Trust me when I say that these small pics really don't do the designs justice, they are really bright and colorful in person!
Below is a picture of the book cover. You can purchase this book from select LNS and retailers or directly from Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine by contacting their customer service dept. at email@example.com or 1-866-321-9550. These books come out each year (I'm already working on two designs for next year's book!) so if you really enjoy the books, you can be put on an automatic program where they will send you the book each year and you can review it and decide if you want to keep it, or send it back without obligation. It's a great way to make sure you don't miss one and it's a nice little surprise to get in the mail before the holiday season!
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** NEW Design
Here are a couple of close up pics so you can see a few of the details in each design: the coins in "Toadally Arrrgh!" are outlined in Kreinik gold braid, and in "Toadally Patriotic", the toad's mustache, beard, and eyebrows are stitched with fluffy white Rainbow Gallery "Wisper"!
Where Did I
Find Those Star-Shaped Metal Floss Rings?
Have You Checked Out the
If you'd like to submit a picture of your finished Stitchy Kitty project(s) for the Gallery, just send me an email with your picture as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org . Put the words "Stitchy Kitty Gallery" in the Subject line and please send pics in either JPEG or GIF format and preferably sized at about 500 pixels. Be sure to let me know how you'd like to be identified with your picture, either with your name and location (Michelle from Maine) or with your online nickname (SuzieQStitcher).
I'd especially love to see pics where you've finished a Stitchy Kitty design in a way that's different than how I finished the model, such as a flat fold, cube, ornament, anything goes!
Just Added to Stitchy Kitty Gallery!
Here is "Meow Spoken Here" stitched by Elaine in Wisconsin! I
love the way she finished the outside of the ornament with kitty paw print
ribbon and colorful stick pins! And the paw print fabric she used for the
back is just adorable!
Please note that some of my distributors may not
stock every Stitchy Kitty pattern that is available. That does not mean that
those designs are retired or out of print!
If you're a stitcher and would like your favorite needlework shop to carry Stitchy Kitty designs, please tell them about this site! Shops that are located in Canada and Internationally can order my designs through Hoffman Distributors.
and Images Copyrighted © 2001 - 2014 Michelle Lutzen.