Archive: July 2012

  • PPC6- Un”Peace” Me Out.

     (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 showed you the first honest to goodness sample of our new design, and I’ve actually been very happily carrying it since then. […]

  • Creative Talk Radio with Pat Sloan & ME!

    So… An exciting thing happened the other day. It was a standard afternoon in the studio. I was sewing, the TV was on, (I think I was watching TLC’s “What Not to Wear”), and it was almost time to quit for the day, when I got an ULTRA-exciting email from Pat Sloan. Now if that […]

  • Sew-In Magnetic Snaps- A quick videotorial

    So… we’ve had a few requests for a video detailing the installation procedure for our new invisible sew-in magnetic snaps, and here it is. We’re linking this video with a QR code that will printed on the back of the retail package in the near future because we’ve found that our snaps are being used […]

  • PPC6- Fit for the “City”

    (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.) We concluded our last post in this series by detailing the following areas of our new design that still need changes:1) the widths of the individual exterior segments still need to […]

  • The Rules of “Boxing”

    I don’t know about you, but my cats would rather have a new box to play with than just about any toy on the market, but there are certain rules that are always in effect from the moment a new box comes into “play” in our house.If you have or have had cats, see how […]

  • PPC6- Faded Plummage

    (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 showed you the first complete sample of our new design, (which is as of yet un-named), and once I carried it for a couple of […]

  • The Tour de Studio

    I love my studio and believe me, I know how lucky I am to have such a fantastic work area, and since so many people have expressed an interest in a closer look, (and since right now, it’s just about as clean and organized as its gonna get since the ceiling area is finally fixed), […]

  • PPC6- Have Bag, Will Carry (for a while anyway)

    (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 showed you the bare-bones exterior shell of our new design, and since we were reasonably satisfied with the fit and proportion of this sample, AND […]

  • July 2012 Handbag of the Month

    Unlike May, it seemed like there was a different person leading our June Handbag of the Month contest every few days. The winner really wasn’t decided until the last day when Pauline Walters of Raglan, NZ finished up on top! She wins a $25 virtual gift certificate and her lovely oriental-themed Lollapalooza will have a […]

  • Not Your Average Super-Hero!

    So… today was the anniversary of our nation’s birth and that generally means hot weather, picnics, fireworks, pool parties, parades, and a day off from work for most of us.  But here’s the deal, I very rarely take a complete day off from work, unless I leave the house and get completely out of town… […]