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Welcome!-I have HUGE news to share this month! We
have a new addition to our family.... of the 4-legged variety that is! (My
Mom reads this newsletter, and I am SURE she had to be resuscitated after
that one!) Hahaha! She just loves it when I kid with her! But anyway, we
adopted a little black & white kitten last week. I've been wanting to get
Jeter a little playmate. He's been a tad lonely since our little dog
passed. (Our dog never liked playing with Jeter, but Jeter never quite
figured that out.) Well let me tell you, it was NOT a pleasant
introduction. Jeter was HIGHLY offended, spending most of the first day
hissing, spitting, stalking and sulking... and thats just the stuff he was
doing to ME! He was WORSE to the little kitten. After 2 insufferable days,
I finally decided to quit being the hovering Mommy and just let them work
it out themselves, (under a watchful eye of course). Jeter promptly "had
words" with the baby, and without laying a paw on him, re-established his
position, ("top cat" of course). He then relaxed and allowed himself to
enjoy the show that only a kitten can put on. He now seems infatuated with
the little guy. They are playing so hard, that by day's end BOTH of them
collapse snoring! We've named him Jinx,
and you can click here to see pictures of him, and his big brother,
Also, especially for the convenience of our friends at Pattern
Review & AOL, all of the hotlinks are listed in order at the bottom of
this letter, and as always, if you prefer, you can go to
www.studiokatdesigns.com/aug07.htm to see the online version of the
Feline Quote for August-
"Way down deep, we're all
motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them."
New on my
Karol Saxberg, of
Sutherlin, Oregon, submitted these photos of a
very cool PortaPockets purse insert she made! Now click here
, to see the inside! Great job Karol!
Ray Martel of Advance, (otherwise known as Dad to me), has been surfing
again, and this time he found an ADORABLE video, starring a very confused mother cat!
Sandi Harrah of Suffolk, VA, submitted some AWESOME pictures of an
AbracaNiche, and a Gadabout she recently made. You'll be blown away by the
Brenna of Columbia, MD, submitted this cute story and picture of her
beautiful cat, Maestro!
And last but certainly not least, Mandy Hall of the United Kingdom emailed
pictures of these GORGEOUS bags just last week! They are incredible! Check
Gadabout, her Mezza Luna, and by all means, her
AbracaNiche. Mandy made it out of pink Chinese Silk (which was
unbelieveably brave), and it is definitely worth the look!
New at StudioKat
SideKick pattern is here!
Is it a purse, or a personal assistant? You be the judge after checking
out the pictures of my newest design, the
SideKick. I'm sure you'll agree, that it's one of the most unique
designs on the market! The SideKick features THREE separate sections,
first, a "tableau-style" check section. Just flip open the flap,
and start writing! Second, a
"wallet-style" storage section, on the front side of the bag. You can
leave your wallet at home, because this section will hold your paper
money, coins, credit cards, and even your cell phone and keys! PLUS,
there's a roomy main storage compartment for all of your larger items!
here for more pictures and ordering information.
And here's the best part, for a limited time, StudioKat Designs is
offering our newsletter readers an exclusive $2.00 off discount coupon,
good toward the purchase of the SideKick pattern. Simply type SKD15 in the coupon code box at
checkout, when ordering online, or if you prefer, you can write SKD15 on your mail-in order form, to
receive $2.00 off the $12.00 retail price. But act soon, this coupon
expires on 8/31/07.
A Cool Place to
Shop!- The Butler Did
Before you know it, school will be here, and it
you're looking for some AWESOME fashions for that little girl in your life,
then you need to check out The Butler Did It Boutique.Com. Owner & designer Karen
Butler, has been designing for over 30 years, and specializes in
one-of-a-kind girls fashions. She likes to design clothing that can expand
some, along with a growing child, to extend the usage of each garment she
makes! Check it out, and you'll see these are NOT just run of the mill
designs! Girls will flip over these outfits! One of favorites is this Country Daisies Skirt Set, and of course who could
resist the purple cat on these CoolCat Handpainted Overalls ! Too bad they aren't in MY
Surf HERE for Neat INFO!-Hot-Dog.Org
The "Dog Days" of summer are here,
and logically, August is National Hot Dog Month! What a great time to find
out if you can cut the mustard when it comes to hot dog
trivia! This is a fun site, filled with everything you'd ever want to
know about this perennial summertime favorite. For example, did you
realize that major league baseball lovers will eat enough hot dogs in one
season to stretch coast to coast? or that sixty percent of Americans
prefer their hot dogs grilled? You can also get a taste of hot dog
history, and check out all kinds of great hot dog and
Laws Overlooked by
An old buddy of mine, Ann Horton of
Wilson, NY, recently sent me a list of "Overlooked Laws Concerning Cats",
and i just can't resist sharing them. Do you suppose that Murphy didnt
have a cat, and was therefore was unaware of these laws? Surely not! But
here they are for you to enjoy!
THE LAW OF CAT INERTIA- A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest,
unless acted upon by some outside force, such as the opening of cat food,
or a nearby scurrying mouse.
THE LAW OF CAT MOTION- A cat will move in a straight line, unless
there is a really good reason to change direction
THE LAW OF CAT ENERGY CONSERVATION- Cats know that enerhy can neither
be created nor destroyed and will therefore use as little energy as
THE LAW OF BAG/BOX OCCUPANCY- ALL bags and boxes in a given room MUST
contain a cat within the earliest possible nanosecond.
THE LAW OF FURNITURE REPLACEMENT- A cat's desire to scratch furniture
is directly proportional to the cost of the furniture.
THE LAW OF CAT COMPOSITION- A cat is composed of Matter + Anti-Matter
+ It Doesn't Matter.
THE LAW OF CAT OBEDIENCE- as of yet, undiscovered.
Love Handbags?- SaraLeigh Handbags.Com
Handbags.Com has been years "in the making", but I just recently found
it, & being a big fan of cool appliqued designs, I quite naturally fell in
love with Sara's bags! Need proof? Check out the
FishBowl Bag, or the Cherries Bag, & I think you'll definitely be inspired!
Sara has loads of bags to choose from, but if you have and idea you'd
like to see her make a reality for you, she welcomes
custom orders as well, something worth keeping in mind with the
Christmas shopping season just around the corner. YIKES!
Surf HERE for FUN!-
I just wouldn't be summer without a few visits to your local
farmer's market! Want some fresh ideas about how to prepare the vegetables
you find there? Click here to see some great new recipes like Grilled Sweet Corn with Chili Lime Butter, or Green Beans with Honey Cashew Sauce. You can also search
for recipes that feature a specific vegetable, from asparagus to zucchini,
or even some fun desserts, like
CHEESECAKE! Dig in and enjoy the tastes of the season.
Question of the
Month-(if you know the answer, let me know!
Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing
the clothes you were buried in for eternity?
Trivia- You probably didn't know this,
but on this day, in 1492, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, set sail
for the new World. Rumor has it, that when he sailed out of San Paulos,
Spain that morning, he was leaving the love of his life behind, so it's
only fitting that Aug. 3rd is Tony Bennett's birthday. Maybe that was
where he got the inspiration for his hit song, "I Left My Heart in San
Francisco"? He shares his special day with lifestyle consultant, TV
personality, & former jailbird, Martha Stewart, who was recently heard
saying that she refuses to decorate in stripes anymore. Too many bad
memories I guess. And if today is YOUR birthday, here's a great big
StudioKat Designs HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! And if today is not your
birthday, you can celebrate the day anyway, with a nice cheesy pizza pie,
served on your best china of course! Whether or not you wear stripes, is
up to you! Don't worry, we won't tell Martha!
Well, that's it for now, so until next month,
Sewing Forever, Housework
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New on My Website:
Brenna's cat Maestro:
Mandi's Mezza Luna:
New at StudioKat Designs:The SideKick
SideKick front view:
Coin Purse Storage
register area: www.studiokatdesigns.com/smzebracheck.jpg
The Butler Did It Boutique:
Country Daisies Skirt
HotDog & Sausage
Sara Leigh Handbags:
Fish Bowl Bag:
Cherries Bag: www.saraleighhandbags.com/gallery/pages/image4.html
That's My Home.Com:
Grilled Sweet Corn w/
Chili Lime Butter: www.thatsmyhome.com/farmers/grilled-sweet-corn.htm
Green Beans w/
Honey-Cashew Sauce: www.thatsmyhome.com/farmers/green-beans-cashew.htm
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