Archive: March 2013

  • Peek at the Future

    So… you might remember that we told you in a previous post, that we’ve been in the process of upgrading our website for over a year now. Quite honestly, there have been times where I wondered if it was even possible for us to finish this project, because let’s face it, our website is so […]

  • Yay or Nay…. Peek-a-boo Zippers

    So… I got a package in the mail the other day from Judy, my zipper sales rep. Don’t cha just love to get surprises in the mail? (well, as long as its not a surprise from the IRS that is!)Anyway, Judy likes to send me samples of new zippertapes as they get created and since […]

  • PPC7- A Blooming Guardian

    (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 asked you which of our Guardian samples should be on the cover and you guys REALLY stepped up to the plate! I really […]

  • PPC7- A Likely Cover Story

    (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…. lately we’ve been talking a lot about which one of our Guardian samples we’ll place on the cover, and I want to thank everyone for all the amazing input we’ve […]

  • Ask Kat: Wholesale or Retail Show? What’s the Difference?

    (This post is part of a new series we’ve started in an attempt to publicly answer some of the mostly commonly asked questions we receive.) This new question & answer series has been just great and today’s question is fun to talk about! What’s the difference between a wholesale show and a retail show? As […]

  • PPC7- The Controversy

    (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…there’s been a LOT of interest in the development of our new design, the Guardian, more than usual in fact, and the reason I know this, is because this cycle of […]

  • The Pause that Refreshes

    You’ve probably been there.You’ve been working LONG hours trying to get a project finished on time.But it seems like every time you cross something of that to-do list,another couple of things get added!That deadline is looming, and you’re starting to feel like your spinning your wheels. So you start working longer,staying up later,But is that […]

  • PPC7- A ‘Cat Walk’

    (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 asked you which bag you liked so far for the cover of our new pattern, and with time ticking away toward Spring Market, we simply have […]

  • March 2013 “Handbag of the Month” Contest

    Congratulations to Patti Kish of Aurora, CO! She‘s the winner of our annual “February 2013 “Handbag of the Month” contest! Her fabulously feline Carolina CarryAll was just adorable and she wins a $25 virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor on our website. Honorable mention goes to Helle Houlby of Denmark.  If you […]

  • Six Ways to Handle Criticism

    No one likes to be criticized… and I’m certainly no exception. Back when I first started this business, a critical email or an uncomplimentary phone call from a customer would generally render me distraught for the afternoon. I couldn’t have been more hurt if they had knifed me in the gut. (Thankfully it didn’t happen […]