• The FitBit Challenge

    So… for the last year or so I’ve been dealing with an issue I’ve never ever had to struggle with before… my weight. Oh I know I’m not fat, so please don’t start scolding me but here’s the deal. I’ve always had a pretty easy time controlling my weight. All my life I’ve been able […]

  • Think Pink!

    So… a couple of years ago we introduced a new Zipper Pull with our cat Logo on a beautiful green Charm set. It turned out to be a very popular item thanks to many of you! But here’s the deal… our supply of the green Zipper Pull charms has dwindled, and instead of just reordering […]

  • “Road Rules”

    So… in a recent post we told you about the cool bag contest that will take place at next year’s Road to California Showcase. Cash prizes and merchandise totaling $1,000 will be awarded and the bags or purses can be any size or style, uniquely designed or made from a pattern.  The official Road to California […]

  • Laying it Out for Paducah

    So… It’s time for us to get serious about planning our very first display at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, KY, coming up soon, April 22-25, 2015. In case you don’t know it, the Paducah show is the largest of its kind on the East Coast and as a vendor it’s really hard to get into. […]

  • The StudioKat Snippet

    So… just before Quilt Market last Fall, we began posting on Instagram primarily at the insistence of my daughter who knows WAY more about social media than I do, and besides… she’s yet to steer me wrong in this area so I trust her advice. But just between you and me, I honestly can’t say […]

  • Avoiding Overwhelment- Be ProActive

    This is the 3rd and last post in a little mini-series about overwhelment and yes, overwhelment really IS a word!  😉 So anyway… in our last post I shared a list of ways to care for yourself during those times when you’re feeling inundated, and in today’s post I’d like to suggest some ways in […]

  • On Finding Your Tribe

    So… we just recently returned from a family trip to Disney World in Orlando, FL. The purpose of our trip was to celebrate our grandson’s 5th birthday, so of course we included his mom, dad and baby sister in our plans (what can I say… they were a package deal)! We had a wonderful time […]

  • Post-Release Notes

    So… my big plan for tonight is to get in bed by midnight. For the last few weeks I’ve considered it a victory to get in bed by the entirely unreasonable hour of 1 am, but quite honestly there’s been all too many nights where I was up much later than that…  (or is earlier […]

  • April 2015 Handbag of the Month

    Congratulations to Sharon Anderson ! She and her “luminous Porta-PocketsPurse Insert won our 2015 “Purse Insert of the Year” contest in a close contest over Gretchen McClain. Her prize? … a $25 virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor in our “Handbag of the Month Archive“! To see her winning entry just click […]

  • Self-Care for the Overwhelmed

    This is the 2nd post in a little mini-series we’re doing about overwhelment and yes, as we’ve already  explained, there really IS such a word as overwhelment!  😉  So anyway, in our last post I shared some ideas that I’ve found to be helpful when I’ve got too much to do and not enough time […]