• PPC12: The Prototype

    So… In our last post in this series we showed you the original sketches for our new design for Spring 2016 and here we go with the first REAL sample of our new design and if you’ve enjoyed any of our previous “Purse Pattern Chronicles” episodes, then you know that our first sample is usually […]

  • Road2Ca2016 Recap

    So… We flew out to southern California a couple of weeks ago to vend for a second successive year at the Road to California Quilter’s Conference and now it’s time to give you a recap of the show! First of all, the view flying into the Ontario, CA airport this year was nothing short of […]

  • Feb 2016 Handbag of the Month Contest

    Congratulations! to Josee Carrier of Montreal, Canada Her trim & tailored Uptown Saddlebag was the winner of our January Handbag of the Month! Her prize? … a $25 virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor in our “Handbag of the Month Archive“! But it’s time to reset for a brand new month! You’re […]

  • PPC12: SketchWork

    So… in our last post I told you about the inspiration behind the new pattern we’ll be developing next for release in Spring of 2016. And here’s another secret I’ll share with you…. during the development phase in particular, I generally try to imagine our target customer and how she would be using this bag. […]

  • PPC12: The Inspiration

    So… it’s time to start a brand new edition of “Purse Pattern Chronicles” and if you’ve been following our Blog for any length of time, then you know that we generally kick a new series off by answering the age-old question… “What’s Next”? Our habit has been to begin each new series by divulging the […]

  • Tweeking it for the Road

    So… you might recall that for Quilt Market & Festival last Fall, we quit using our revolving notions stands in favor of three 6ft tall grid walls and even though we were VERY pleased that they were easy to set up for us and even easier to use for our customers, I just wasn’t particularly […]

  • Our “Word” for 2016

    So… I’m not much of a New Year’s Resolution girl. It seems like every time I’ve made New Year’s Resolutions in the past, I’ve blown it within the first week of January and then given up on the whole idea by the end of the month. And I know I’m not alone in this regard. […]

  • Our Goals for 2016

    So… in a recent post, I told you about some of the things that worked well for us this year, as well as some of the things that didn’t quite go as I had hoped. And now, with our 2015 assessment completed, I’m ready to detail our goals for 2016. 1) Our Show Schedule for […]

  • The 2015 Highlight Reel

    So… It’s that time of year. It’s time to check out which of the posts we’ve published this year were MOST enjoyed by our readers. And for us, we evaluate the response to an individual blogpost in two different ways; first by the number of page views… and the 2nd by the number of comments. […]

  • January 2016 Handbag of the Month

    Congratulations! to Diane Rhodes of Monroeville, PA Her “rainbow-pieced ” Quattro was the winner of our annual Battle of the 2015 2nd Place Finishers! Her prize? … a $25 virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor in our “Handbag of the Month Archive“! But it’s time to reset for a brand new YEAR […]