Bag Making is FUN!
November 15th, 2022
 a bi-monthly publication of StudioKat Designs
 Issue #234
Hello & Welcome!
We've been SO busy trying to catch up from our trip to Houston which included the 1st Quilt Market since 2019! And to be honest, I actually forgot how hard it was getting ready for a double-show event AND how long it takes to catch up and recover! But... the bottom line is, BOTH shows were amazing and just the shot in the arm our business needed but If I hope to get things back to normal before Thanksgiving I'd better get back at it!
RIP Swatch!
Swatch, the black and white Boston Terrier that was once a fixture on Project Runway, has died. The pup, passed away at the age of 15 and a half and died peacefully in his sleep last weekend after his health had been declining.  Click HERE to read more.
The Latest Scoop on Our Next New Bag Pattern!
So... since our last edition of Bag Making is Fun, we've revealed another sample we created on the way to another new bag pattern. You can find out more about it and see way more pictures by reading this post.  
But here's a SPOILER ALERT though...I'm not toally enthralled with this look. To find out why... click HERE!
What Was I Blogging About Back Then?

I have such a large archive of writing on our blog, that sometimes I like to go back and see what I was writing about  during this particular week in the past.
One Year Ago: 11/16/21Seen at Show- Houston '22
Three Years Ago: 11/12/19- The Recap- Houston '19
Four Years Ago: 11/19/18- Personalize Your Bag
Ten Years Ago: 10/28/12- Help! A Gorilla's in my Booth
A FUN Video to Watch
Some of you may know that there's a bunny in my family now and quite honestly I never knew they had such personality and did such funny things. And guess what? Our bunny is coming this weekend to spend another week with us! So with that in mind I thought I'd share a very cute video about another large bunny named Gus! And just so you know.... he makes OUR large bunny look quite small! 
Click HERE to watch!
Six Simple Tricks to Spark Your Creativity!
I don't know about you but when I’m down and out, it can seem like a Herculean task to simply want to make something, never mind be creative while doing it. So if you're like me and sometimes find yourself in a creative rut and are struggling to climb out, try one of the following ideas to pull yourself up and out of the doldrums...  {Click HERE to read more}  And actually... I recently outlined FOURTEEN other ways to maintain a creative lifestyle. Click HERE to check that post out!


The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time
It’s been over a decade since Consequence Sound first took a shot at boiling down all of popular music history into the 100 greatest albums of all time. Forget about how opinions have changed over those 12 years — the entire culture has shifted. 
{So click HERE to see if YOUR favorites are on this list}
This Month's Discount Offer!
Our coupon offer for this issue of Bag Making is Fun is for our GoGo Compact and/or our Go-Go Compact Notions Kit
This fun little bag is fantastic for taking on little day trips, sporting events or shopping trips. It features 3 completely separate & customizable individual storage areas (that will allow you to leave your bulky wallet at home), PLUS a completely hidden slot pocket, in between them all to hide your phone! It's lightweight and easy to carry as a shoulder bag AND as a cross-body bag!
And check this out--- from now thru midnight on Saturday night, November 19th you can use this code - ZAAXGOGO - to get $3.99 off our Go-Go Compact pattern and/OR our Go-Go Compact Notions Kit
This coupon code cannot be used for previous purchases, or in combination w/other discount offers & will expire at 11:59pm on   
Saturday night, 11/19/22. 

Here's Our Upcoming Show Schedule (we hope!):
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2022 - Feb 23-26, 2023 - Hampton, VA
AQS Quiltweek Paducah 2022 - April 26-29, 2023 - Paducah KY 
International Fall Quilt Market 2023- Oct 30-Nov 1, 2023 - Houston, TX
International Fall Quilt Festival 2023- Nov 4-7, 2023 - Houston, TX
In closing- 
Thanks for reading this month's edition of Bag Making is FUN. I appreciate all of you, and I hope you all can enjoy a peaceful holidaynext week!
 So that's it until later this month when we'll write to you again!
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