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  • PPC20: Terrarium Style

     So… in our last post we started showing you the show bags that will eventually choose between for our pattern cover!  You might remember that in our last post we had solved the problem of the Secret Niche area not staying snapped closed. Another thing I better nail down pretty soon is the name for […]

  • PPC20: Ornamental Rosettes

    So… in the last post I told you about and showed you the “Gorilla Sample” for this, the 20th edition of Purse Pattern Chronicles. And if you read that post you might recall that there was in fact a pretty serious problem with the snap closure system so of course we made some changes to […]

  • PPC20: The Gorilla Sample

    So… in our last post in this, our 20th cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles we showed you the 1st prototype of what will eventually be our new pattern for Fall 2019. And if you’ve been with us for any of our other 19 cycles of Purse Pattern Chronicles then you know that what generally comes […]

  • Let’s Talk About Griping

    So… a couple of years ago I started the StudioKat Designs FaceBook Group page, it was my intention that this group would be a safe place where folks could feel comfortable showing off their work and asking questions in a setting where they felt understood and accepted regardless of their skill level. And for the […]

  • August 2019 Eye Candy

    So… ALL of the bags pictured below were created using our patterns & either shared on our FaceBook Group page, or mailed to us directly! But here’s the deal… even though the bags we showed you here last month were very diverse and awesome,  THIS month’s Eye Candy is seriously AMAZING! So let’s get started, […]

  • PPC20: The 1st Prototype

    So… in our first post in this, our 20th cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles we revealed the inspiration behind what will eventually be our new pattern for Fall 2019. And if you’ve been with us for any of our other 19 cycles of Purse Pattern Chronicles then you know that what generally comes next is […]

  • PPC20: Inspiration & Sketches

    So… here we are again! We’re at the front-end of that  l-o-n-g  process that eventually culminates in a brand new bag pattern! It’s exciting, and scary, and fraught with possibilities all at the same time and I especially love this part of the process for these reasons and many more! So let’s jump right in […]

  • Great Project Photos- It’s Really NOT Hard!

    So… we’re constantly receiving handbag pictures from our customers, and there’s very few things I like seeing in my Inbox more than project pictures. They really make my day! And the majority of the pictures we receive are well-taken, well-composed and well-thought-out, but you know what? Every now and then I get a picture that […]

  • YADP: Our New Hire was a Walk-On!

      So… there’s a new kitten in our house! And the thing is, even though we didn’t pick her and even though we didn’t even see her coming, she just walked right into our lives and has taken right over! We saw her sibling first. He/she was running along the white side line on NC […]

  • Addressing a Serious Issue

      So… if I was to name the most annoying or frustrating part about having an online website/store it would actually be pretty easy because here’s the deal… I love almost everything about about running our business! Which makes the most annoying thing a fairly obvious choice for me, and that would be— Incorrect or […]