• PPC13- To Flap or Not to Flap

    So… in our last post in this series, I showed you the “gorilla sample” for our new design for Fall 2016. Those of you who’ve been following previous editions of Purse Pattern Chronicles know that when I say that a sample will function as my gorilla sample, I mean that I’ll be actually carrying that […]

  • PPC13: The Test Drive Sample

    So… in the last post in this series I showed you the basic  “shell” for the new bag pattern we’re designing for Fall 2016 and since then we’ve drafted the rest of our pattern pieces for the lining and the various interior & exterior storage areas and we’re ready to make a complete bag from […]

  • Beefing Up Booth Security

    So… in a recent post we told you about one of our Walkabout Wallet samples being stolen at the AQS Quiltweek Paducah event this past April. This was quite naturally a very upsetting thing for us. After all, we’ve been doing shows all over the US for 8+ years now and this is the first […]

  • PPC13: Divide and Conquer!

    So…. in our last post in this series we showed you the sketches we created in preparation for beginning our newest pattern. And as our usual habit, our next move was to make up the basic shell for the new bag. By this I mean just the basic bag foundation (made up of Soft & […]

  • Taking Back the “Power” on YOUR FaceBook Page!

    Just in case you haven’t heard, Facebook recently changed their newsfeed algorithms (AGAIN!) to make more content from friends and family appear in your feed. In a nutshell, this means that any specialty page you follow on FaceBook will be filtered much more heavily, in other words…you’ll probably see far fewer posts from your favorite […]

  • PPC13: From our Sketchpad

    So…. in our last post in this series we told you about the inspiration for our new design which I would describe as a small bag which you carry with a built-in wallet (as opposed to the Walkabout Wallet which is a wallet that can be carried as a bag).                […]

  • July 2016 Handbag of the Month

    Congratulations to Carmen Selzer! It was a REALLY tight contest last month, but Carmen’s feline-inspired Cosmo Convertible was the winner of our June 2016 Handbag of the Month contest by a snap hook! Her prize? … a $25 virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor in our “Handbag of the Month Archive“! But […]

  • PPC13: The Inspiration

    So… recently I’ve had some mail from our iPhone 6+ customers. It seems they’re disappointed that our new pattern, the Walkabout Wallet isn’t large enough to easily accommodate the iPhone 6+. Here’s a recent example of what I mean… “Dear StudioKat Designs;  I realize that you cannot design for every phone but it would seem […]

  • Rollin’ Down the River

    So…. just a few weeks ago we returned from an INCREDIBLE 2-week adventure overseas! Now if you’re a regular follower of our Blog, then you know that we do quite a lot of traveling over the course of the year, but almost ALL of it is in conjunction with the business, so while we do […]

  • The Stiletto & Pressing Tool

    So… Last Fall at Quilt Market in Houston Annie Unrein (of gave me one of her products to try. She didn’t ask me to review it or anything… she just thought I might like it and I’m here to tell you that I DID! It’s ByAnnie’s Stiletto & Pressing Tool and now I don’t […]