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Issue #143--------June 2017
Well, after having a month at home (w/o having to get ready for a show) has allowed me to make great progress on our new design for Fall! Just click HERE to see our latest sample, then have fun reading this month's edition of Kat Bytes!
We've got plenty of other surprises in store for you!   So ENJOY!
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 "Handbag of the Month" Gallery-
Congratulations to Marcia Lunz of Milwaukee, WI!
Her "Baggalista" was the winner of our May "Handbag of the Month" contest which was close & exciting until the last day! She wins a $25.00 SKD virtual gift certificate PLUS a permanent place of honor in our Handbag Gallery & just click HERE to see her beautiful entry!
BUT...it's a new month and time to reset for a new contest,so just scroll down to see this month's entries!
We've got EIGHT fantastic entries to share with you, so check 'em out then click HERE to cast a vote for your favorite.

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So here's Mary-Lou Wightman‘s adorable HipBag Hybrid! Mary-Lou swapped the front mag snap closure for a nice shiny turn clasp & used polka dot vinyl for the front flap which looks fantastic with our polka dot zipper! Here's a peek at the hidden storage area between the pouches!
And this glitzy Triple Play was created by Nancy Davis of Vernon, AZ for her daughter. Nancy said she likes adding pendants or some kind of jewelry to her bags and this brooch is just perfect for this print!
Paula Louis of Barstow, CA said she used fabric from a collection called “Correspondence” for her Everyday Attache. Our younger readers may not know this, but this bag reminds me very much of an airmail envelope. Here's a peek at the interior.

And Cynthia Taylor of Evansville, IN said she loves all of our patterns but that the Harmony Handbag is still her favorite! She’ll be stylin’ on her vacation this summer, n
And if you’re a Star Trek fan, then this Everyday Attache is right up your alley! Kerry Jirak of Ankeny, IA said she’s been into Star Trek and all things “geeky” for over 20 years & this bag is a way she can carry that over into her everyday life! Great job Kerry!
Jacalyn Cummings of Sun City West, AZ said she is partial to earth tones so she chose these fabrics for a very classic look and then monogrammed the front pouch pocket of her Quattro!
And I love the unique look of this Quattro by Carol Colaianni of Hudson, MA. Carol said that the main exterior fabric is a Yui Kokeshi cotton from Alexander Henry!
And finally, this Everyday Attache was fashioned in dragon-fly fabric by Shirley Allen of NJ. Shirley added two embroidered dragon-flys as zipper pulls on the outside zipper and a dragon fly charm on the inside zip! Click HERE to see a view of the interior.
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From the Website- 
OK Folks! Just in case you missed it, we're in the midst of our FIFTEENTH cycle of our most popular blog series, Purse Pattern Chronicles. All posts in this series are preceded with a PPC15 notation, so if you're new here, and want to catch up or if you missed any of our posts from last month, don't worry, they're all listed below.
And now... Check out thie "Oldie but Goodie" from our Archives
Here's a Challenge for ALL StudioKat Designs Sewists!
The Road 2 California Bag Challenge was such a success in 2016 that it'll be BACK and better than ever for the 2018 show! The prizes are BIGGER and this time you can use whatever fabric you choose! Click HERE to get details and to check out the prize list to see who this year's sponsors are! (You just might see someone you know!)  
And here's the deal, after being the recipient of so many gorgeous bag pictures thru the years, I'm thinking that the winner of this contest just might be one of our loyal readers! It might even be YOU!
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We're officially retiring the Lollapalooza  pattern!
It was released in August of 2009, and today we're sending the Lollapalooza pattern into retirement. At that time BIG bags were all the rage, but that time seems to have come and gone for the most part, but if you would still like the chance to pick up a copy (at a nifty bargain price) we're having a fire sale of sorts until such time as they're all gone!
Just click HERE to find out more about the Lollapalooza pattern and to see many more pictures!

TWO For Your Viewing Pleasure-
Click image or HERE to watch a pair of eagles as they visit two cats!
Click image or HERE to enjoy this little video about a
NC squirrel that's know for his love of ice cream!.
Bobbin Around the Web- The Cottage Mama
Lindsay Wilkes is the owner/designer of Cottage Mama. She is known for patterns for children's clothing, quilting, home decor and embroidery. She has been featured in many of today's popular sewing magazines, traveled around the US teaching at sewing shops and conferences, released several sewing DVD's and can be seen on season 7 of the PBS sewing show 'Sew It All TV'.
I love her Josie May Bonnet & Georgia Vintage Dress, but you can check out all her patterns here. And while you're there, check out Lindsay's blog, & her FaceBook, Instagram & Pinterest pages!
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Cat Picture of the Month-
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Sewing in the News- A Candy Wrapper Dress
This woman’s dress is one sweet fashion statement.
Emily Seilhamer, of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, made the colorful dress entirely out of Starburst candy wrappers!
She said she used more than 10,000 wrappers in total.
“In just one row, there’s about 300 wrappers to wrap it around my whole body,” Seilhamer, 24, told ABC News. “Because it took so long, the Starburst company kept discontinuing some of the colors I was using, so I had to revise the design a couple times. But that’s OK. I actually like this design better.”
It took her five years to complete, with her primarily working on it while in college.“I would sit for hours folding wrappers while studying for college classes or watching TV,” she recalled. “It also became somewhat therapeutic.”  {Click HERE to read more}
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 It's a GREAT day to be sewing!
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International Fall Quilt Market- Oct 28-30, 2017 - Houston, TX
International Quilt Festival- Nov 2-5, 2017-  Houston TX
Road to California 2018 - Jan 18-21, 2018  - Ontario, CA
AQS Quiltweek Paducah - Apr 18-21, 2018 - Paducah, KY

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