Our Best Posts of 2021

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With 2021 practically “in the books”, its time to take a look in our rear view mirror at our most popular posts from this year! And here’s the deal, there’s actually two different ways to measure the “success” of a post, and those would be… Number of Views… and Number of Comments. So check out the posts below and see if you missed reading any of these popular posts!

So let’s kick it off with the FIVE post with the most VIEWS this year

PPC25: Gorilla Time– posted on 5/25/21

So… if you remember from our last post in this series, I was so happy with our 1st prototype that it was my intent that it would double as our “gorilla sample” as well! But then there was a structural failure that essentially trashed our prototype and totally derailed our intentions… which forced us to make what amounts to a 2nd prototype to serve as our “gorilla sample“, and here it is… {click HERE to read more}

A Bunny Came to Visit– posted 6/7/21

So…a bunny came to stay with us for several weeks! Yep, I know that sounds a bit odd with two cats in the house but he came for an extended stay nonetheless! Why you might ask? {click HERE to read more}

Six Shades of Grey– posted 5/15/21

So… it was during the “lockdown” phase of the pandemic last year that I started toying with the idea of letting my hair go grey. I had gotten totally frustrated with having to spend so much time covering up my grey hair when I was never even leaving the house! All of a sudden it seemed kinda dumb! {Click HERE to read more)

PPC24- A Gorilla in the Studio – 1/14/21

So…in our last post, I showed you the 1st prototype of what will eventually be our next pattern, which I’m projecting to be published in late February to early March. (I’ll try to be more specific a little further down the line.) You might recall that I was really happy with how the 1st prototype turned out… yeah, it was pretty much just an empty shell of a bag, but the pattern pieces for that shell fit together SO well that now I’m ready to move right along to the “gorilla sample” for this design, which is what I’ll be showing you here! {Click HERE to Read more}

Nine Reasons I LOVE Cats– 7/13/21

I love most animals- Cats, dogs, cows, chickens, goats, rabbits, horses, hamsters…heck, pretty much all of them (and FYI- insects and spiders are NOT animals… in MY book). As a matter of fact, I can’t really think of an animal I wouldn’t enjoy watching or learning more about. So when this random person wrote to me the other day telling me how much they don’t like cats, it really bothered me. {Click HERE to read more}


And now… the FIVE Post with the MOST Comments

On Naming a New Pattern – 8/9/21

So… if you’ve been following our posts from this our 25th cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles, then you know by now that it was our intention to name our new pattern design for Summer ’21 the Biltmore Baglet but then… a scarydisturbing, “just-in-the-nick-of-time” thing happened on the way to finalizing & publishing this new pattern… {Click HERE to read more}

PPC24: Help Us Choose the Gemini FlightBag Cover Model– 3/11/21

So…with yet another pattern almost in the books, it’s time to choose the ONE bag sample that truly represents the Gemini FlightBag design for the pattern cover! In order to do this, I like thinking about which of our samples would most appeal to our customers… which one would gather the most attention at shows… and especially, and perhaps more importantly, which sample would be the one most likely to compel a customer to pick up that pattern and give it a 2nd look! {Click HERE to read more}

Six Shades of Grey – 5/15/21

So… it was during the “lockdown” phase of the pandemic last year that I started toying with the idea of letting my hair go grey. I had gotten totally frustrated with having to spend so much time covering up my grey hair when I was never even leaving the house! All of a sudden it seemed kinda dumb! {Click HERE to read more)

Help Us Choose the Elsie K Baglet Cover Model– 8/4/21

So… with yet another pattern almost in the books, it’s time to choose the ONE bag sample that will truly represent our new design for the pattern cover! In order to do this, I like thinking about which of our samples would most appeal to our customers… which one would gather the most attention at shows… and especially, and perhaps more importantly, which sample would be the one most likely to compel a customer to pick up that pattern and give it a long… second… look! {Click HERE to Read More}

PPC24- Take Me to Panama – 1/19/21

So… since I was pretty happy with how my “Gorilla” sample turned out, I’ve now turned my attention to creating show samples in the hopes that one or two of them will be prettystriking, SPECTACULAR enough to be on the cover of the pattern! {Click HERE to read more}

And now, it’s YOUR turn!

Didi you miss any of these posts this year, or were any of these posts among your favorites? If you have comments or suggestions you’d like to share about any of these posts, please feel free to leave either or both in the space provided below.

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