Archive for 2019

PPC20: The First 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…

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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…

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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…

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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 801.…

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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 Incomplete…

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July 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 pretty incredible, THIS month’s Eye Candy has WAY more variety! So let’s get started, shall we? Here’s…

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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…

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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…

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PPC19: Bonnie Lane

So… way back in early April I was pushing myself hard. I was trying my best to finish up the Bangle Buddie pattern because I knew we had a big trip coming up to AQS Quiltweek Paducah later in the month, followed closely by a 10-day vacation out of the country in early May. It…

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PPC19: The Bangle Buddie Pattern Cover Revealed

So… in our last post we had a little fun letting YOU be the designer and choosing which of our bag samples YOU would choose to grace the pattern cover for our 2nd new design for 2018, the Bangle Buddie. Thanks SO much to everyone who participated! Pattern design can be rather solitary work and I always enjoy…

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