Archive: October 2010

  • Purse Pattern Chronicles 3- Getting “Mondo”-cized

    You might not be aware of this, but I recently announced to my Facebook Fans that I was starting on a new design for the Spring. This will be our 24th handbag pattern. Isn’t that hard to believe? So naturally, I’ve been feeling around for inspiration.And after going thru my inventory in preparation for the […]

  • Question of the Week #30

    How Many Songs Have you Heard with Your Name in it? I’ve got a common name. At least it was in the mid 1950’s, when I was born. Consequently, it was rare for me to ever be in a classroom and be the only Kathy present. Oh sure, the other Kathy might have spelled her […]

  • Let’s Make an Aisle Banner

    When I posted a while back about the evolution of our Quilt Market booth, I got several inquiries about the aisle banners we created. They’re easy, schmeasy AND fun to make! One side of our banner has just an enlarged version ofour “cat” logo, because that purple catis really easy to see from far away! […]

  • Question of the Week #29

    What was your first car? First of all, you need to know that driving was not a skill that came naturally to me. Ask my Dad why he was totally bald before the age of 37, and if he’s honest, he’ll tell you it was because he was the one who taught me how to […]

  • Fair Play

    It’s that time of year.There’s a chill in the air, and the leaves are changing, so that means that the fair must be in town. The northwest North Carolina version of the fair is called the “Dixie Classic”, but my guess is that regardless of the name, it’s probably pretty much the same fair that […]

  • Question of the Week #28

    I don’t know about you, but as soon as I get home from a vacation, I start thinking about where I want to go next… which means I’ve been thinking, and researching, and saving for our next trip, ever since we came back from New York this past summer. All of which leads me to […]

  • Setting the Tables

     At last count, I have over 200 handbags in my closets, all samples of various patterns. So when it’s time to pack up for Market, it’s no easy task, figuring out which bags to take and how to arrange the display tables. When we’re in Houston, we’ll have one eight ft. by 2ft table and […]

  • Question of the Week #27

    I don’t know about you, but I LOVE to go out to eat. Maybe it’s because I’m really not that good of a cook, or maybe it’s because I really do not LIKE to cook. But either way, when we go out, we really do not tend to eat at the big chain restaurants. We […]