Hello! My name is Debbie & this is how my small cross stitch company came about. I bought my first cross stitch kit in 1993 and not quite knowing what I was letting myself in for, I chose Teresa Wentzler's Summer Carousel Horse. For those that don't know, this is approximately 18 x 14 inches, stitched on 32-count linen with blending, metallic threads, a huge number of fractional stitches and lots of backstitch, and it still isn't finished ( I lost the chart years ago and have only recently acquired a replacement, my excuse and I'm sticking to it!)
But a love of cross stitch was born and after a few years my creative leanings led me to experiment with designing some small charts until I eventually decided in 2004 to give up my job & try my hand at designing full time. I spent years working with children which is probably why my designs are quite simplistic, bold & bright! I love spending hours on the computer turning my ideas in to workable charts and then I have the pleasure of sewing the designs and seeing them come to life. And now, with the help of my fabulous husband Matt, I've progressed enough to have my own website!
As for the name, it's in honour of one of our rather cuddly cats who is affectionately known as fat cat!
I hope that you will find something that you "just have to sew" and that you get as much enjoyment out of stitching the designs as I do. If you have any queries or comments please don't hesitate to contact me.