Archive: July 2011

  • The Wrist-a-Kat – A FREE pattern giveaway

    You probably don’t know this, but in just a few short weeks, we’ll be celebrating the start of our 8th year in business as an independent pattern designer, due in large part to the fact that we have without doubt, the best and most loyal customers in the world. So… to thank you for your […]

  • PPC4- Kaleida-FUN

    (This post is part of a continuing series focusing on the development of a new handbag pattern from its initial conception to it’s release.) So in our last post, we revealed the first working prototype of our new design , and even though we were pretty happy with it, there were quite a few items […]

  • On That Which Inspires

    Way back when, I read a book called “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum. It’s funny and oh so very true and I’ve been thinking a lot about that little book lately because a weird thing happened the other day. After I tell you about it, I think […]

  • PPC4- ‘Suitable’ to Carry

    (This post is part of a continuing series focusing on the development of a new handbag pattern from its initial conception to it’s release.) So, as promised in our last post, we started the process of adding features to this particular sample, and we’ll go over what we like and also what we don’t like […]

  • Meet and Greet – Annie Unrein with TWO Giveaways!

    This is another post in a continuing series called “Meet and Greet”. We’ll be sharing the results of interviews we’ve conducted with fascinating folks in our niche, that you either know of already, or will want to know more about.  Annie Unrein I met Annie Unrein at Spring Market in Salt Lake City and I […]

  • PPC4 – A Shell Game

    (This post is part of a continuing series focusing on the development of a new handbag pattern from its initial conception to it’s release.) So… in our last post we revealed our original sketches for this new design, and if you’re a fan of this series, you know that what comes next is a very […]

  • Jeter’s Weight Part 1- The Giveaway

    Whenever folks meet Jeter for the first time, they pretty much say the same thing…and give or take a few adjectives, it usually goes something like this, Jeter… my beautiful BIG boy! “WOW! That’s a BIG cat…  How much does he weigh??? Make no mistake, Jeter really is a BIG cat, but I’m not convinced […]

  • PPC4 – Inspiration on Paper

    (This post is part of a continuing series focusing on the development of a new handbag pattern from its initial conception to it’s release.) So in our last post in this series, we explained that the inspiration for our new design was a spectacular trip we’re taking to the Canadian Rockies in August. And pictured […]

  • Handbag of the Month – July 2011

    It’s time for another ‘Handbag of the Month Contest’, but join me in congratulating Phylllis Houp of Newburgh, ME, the winner of our June contest. She wins a $20 virtual gift certificate and her winning Quattro will  have a permanent place of honor on our website. This month’s contest promises to be just as exciting […]

  • PPC4 – A Rocky Inspiration

    (This post is part of a continuing series focusing on the development of a new handbag pattern from its initial conception to it’s release.) Purse Pattern Chronicles- 4th edition A Rocky Inspiration Those of you who have followed our Blog for some time know what our Purse pattern Chronicle series is all about, and truth […]