Archive: “Business”

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • When an Email “Hurts”

    So… as you might suspect, we get a LOT of mail from customers. Sometimes a letter can make me laugh… sometimes it can make me think…at times it can humble me, annoy me or MAKE MY DAY! But every once in a while (thank goodness its not too often) a customer send me an email […]

  • Logo-motion

    So… if you haven’t visited the homepage of my website in the past few weeks, then you may not have noticed that we’ve updated our logo. Well… to be clear, I wasn’t the one that updated it because I wouldn’t begin to know how to do that. Instead, I hired a talented young college student […]

  • Fabric Lamination is EASY!

    So… if you followed the development of our new Packlets pattern, they you know that we advocated the use of fabric laminate on the interior to repel stains & moisture from accidental spills (like from cosmetics & toiletry items). And guess what! It SO easy! We always use Slicker by Lazy Girl Designs, but there […]

  • Our Take on the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2019

    So… considering how happy we were with the way our new booth setup looked AND functioned at Road to California in January, you might be wondering why we would even consider changing it up? And you know what? You’d be SO RIGHT because we absolutely didn’t want to change ANYTHING about our Road2Ca booth setup! […]

  • The Right “Under Garments”

    So… this is a subject I’ve been giving consideration to for quite sometime now. As a matter of fact, I’ve actually sat down and started to write this post several times over the past year, only to set it to the side for another day. Why, you might ask? Well, let me answer this question […]

  • Our New POS System

    So… forgetting to bring my iPad to the AQS Virginia Beach show revealed a serious flaw in our POS (point of sale) system… that being, that we had absolutely NO backup for our checkout procedure, which is pretty darned serious if you think about it! That’s because at least half of our sales at a […]

  • Freight Woes & a Possible Solution (I hope!)

    So… it’s that time of year again! It’s time to figure out a way to get all of our freight to Ontario, California for the Road to California Quilter’s Showcase! Actually… I started working on getting our freight to California just before Thanksgiving, because here’s the deal… whether we’re shipping to Houston or to Ontario, […]

  • Our Goals for 2019

    So… in a recent post , I told you about some of the things that worked well for us in 2018, as well as some of the things that didn’t quite go as I had hoped. And now, with our 2018 assessment completed, I’m ready to talk a bit about our goals for the new […]