"Kat Bytes"
the monthly newsletter of StudioKat Designs
Issue #161- December 2018

Hello & WELCOME!
I hope you all had a delightful Thanksgiving holiday and I'm so glad you took time out of your busy Christmas schedule to read our newsletter. This edition of Kat Bytes is always one of my favorites because this is the month that we traditionally stage our Annual Handbag Sample Sale and this year is no exception!{hint hint} There's also a few other special offers here & there so be sure to read all the way to the bottom!  
And with that I'll bid you a fond adieu until next we meet in 2019, but not before thanking all of you for supporting this newsletter and our business this year! May you have a joyful holiday season, spending time & relaxing with those you love!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
from all of us at StudioKat Designs!
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December "Eye Candy"
The bags you see below are among those that customers have shared recently on either our FaceBook business page, our Instagram feed or on our Group page on FaceBook. So thanks to EVERYONE! They were ALL great & here's a few of my favorites!
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This Sling Along with an oriental flair was created  by Karen Longnecker. She says she made it specifically for her daughter-in-law.
Celia Ann Oliver said that this Bellagio Bag featuring pug dogs was made for a customer who is crazy about Pugs. The Bellagio Bag is now one of our retired patterns but we still have a few copies available here.
Virginia Compton said she got the fabric for this Sling Along at last year's Quilt Festival in Houston and couldn't wait to show it off at this year's event. And believe me, it's even better looking in person that in pictures!  
It was also Evelynne Folkendt's goal to finish her Sling Along in time for Quilt Festival and I was really excited to see it since it's the fist such bag to have included cork & paper fabric in the exterior!
Patricia Wester used Laurel Burch dog fabric for her Baggalista exterior for a really distinctive look! She said that this pattern was challenging but that she thoroughly enjoyed the process!  
And Arlene Thayer says that this is the SEVENTH Flaptastic bag she's made! I wonder if they are all this compelling?    :)
And these are the two Sling Along's that Elaine Fontes completed as Christmas gifts for her grand daughters who I'm thinking must be horse-lovers!
It was also Evelynne Folkendt's goal to finish her Sling Along in time for Quilt Festival and I was really excited to see it since it's the fist such bag to have included cork & paper fabric in the exterior!
Celia Ann Oliver is back with yet another gorgeous Bellagio Bag! The featured creature this time is butter-flies! Great job as usual Celia!  :)  
And guess who finished her Sling Along just in time to bake a turkey AND go to Disneyland? Susan Tulloch, that's who & I hope she sends us a picture of wearing this beauty while she's there, right?

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The Annual StudioKat Designs Sample Bag SALE!
Most of you knw that once a year we throw open our closets & offer you some fantastic deals on sample bags that will no longer be traveling with us to road shows. These are show bags & have never been used in the normal sense of the word. They’re in pristine condition & each is a ONE-OF-A-KIND StudioKat Designs original made by me! That means there’s only one of each of these styles available for purchase! Click HERE to get started!

And just so you know… All sales are  FINAL & it’s first come- first serve… no exceptions!  Sale ends on Dec 19th, 2018.

Trending on our Website this Month-
Just in case you missed any of our posts this past month, you can easily catch up with the rest us because they're ALL listed below!
And now... Check out thie "Oldie but Goodie" from our Archives
10/31/2012- A Purse Insert's Best Friend
TWO for your Viewing Pleasure-
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If you're like me, you've probably wondered from time to time, about all those various sewing machine feet: what they are, how they work, what sort of foot you need, the differences between the different versions, and whether they will fit your machine.
If so, here's a brief article, an overview on various feet for your sewing machine – it might even get you thinking about exploring what might be possible with your machine with a new presser foot!
Click HERE to get started!
Quote of the Month-
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While the holidays can leave you with a warm, fussy glow, they add a lot of things to the daily mix of your life that might not be good for your pets.
Whether its your treats tat upset their stomachs, a tree whose needles wind up in their mouths or well-meaning relatives who feed them off the table, the happiest time of the year can quickly become the most dangerous for our four-legged friends!
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As Funny As Real Life-
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Featured Product of the Month- An Impromptu Zipper SALE!

We're OVER RUN with
30" closed bottom zippers!

So... The factory that manufactures our zippers made a HUGE error and sent us 30" closed bottom zippers instead of the size we wanted! And here's the deal... the 30" closed bottom zipper is not a popular size to begin with. As a matter of fact we were considering removing it from our product list once we sold the last one and not we have even MORE to move out!


Consequently, starting today and until they are gone, you can pick up as many of these 30" style zips as you want for the bargain price of $1.75 each! Just click HERE to get started and remember, these zippers can all be shortened to any length you want, saving you a BUNDLE! So stock up NOW for your 2019 projects!
Have You Read This?- "How to be an Artist"
"Art is for anyone. It’s just not for everyone."
I love this quote by Jerry Saltz which is how he opens the article he wrote for the 11/26/18 issue of New York Magazine.
In this essay, Mr Saltz gives you 33 rules that can take you from a clueless amateur to a generational talent.... well, at least it should help you live your life a little more creatively! 
It's a fairly long read but I found his points to be SO applicable to my life! Click HERE to begin and I hope you enjoy it!
Cat Picture of the Month-
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Come See Us at a SHOW!
Our Upcoming Show Schedule is as follows:
Road to California 2019 - Jan 24-27, 2019  - Ontario, CA
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival - Feb 28- Mar 3, 2019 - Hampton, VA
AQS Quiltweek Paducah - April 24-27, 2019, Paducah KY
International Fall Quilt Market- Oct 26-28, 2019 - Houston, TX  
International Fall Quilt Market- Oct 31- Nov 3, 2019- Houston, TX   
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