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Is still a rose, right?  I believe that’s how that goes.  If you’ve been following me around the web-o-sphere than you probably already know that there’s been some changes going on around here.  Now wait a minuet before you go and get yourself all worked up in a tizzy.  Not everything is changing.  Nope, the most important things are staying the same.

So what’s changing, you ask?  Well…Katy D’s…

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They Just Want to See the Green but I Just Wanted to See Sting

Last month my husband and I took a three day trip to Seattle.  Anyone who knows me knows how I love Seattle.  I don’t know what it is about the vibe of that city but when I’m there it just flows through me and makes me giddy with excitement.  The pier, Pikes Place, Starbucks on every corner, I love it all.  This was actually the first time my husband and I had taken a trip to Seattle by…

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Not Just Another Pretty Face

I love when I can create something for someone that is not only stylish but useful and helpful at the same time.  I recently received a custom order from a customer who had some health problems and needed to carry a small oxygen tank with her.  She had seen another bag I had made using my Fruitful Birds fabric with a red lining and wanted a bag created for her using this same fabric.  The tote…

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Treat everybody like it’s their birthday.

Treat everybody like it’s their birthday.


This always makes me laugh. #zoey#pugpuppy#puppylove

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Handmade Doesn’t Mean Cheap

One of the hardest things about being a handmade seller is pricing.  I want to price my items reasonably and at a fair price for my customers but I also want and need t make a profit.

During the holidays I did a couple of craft shows.  I remember a couple of ladies who visited my booth and how they complained about my prices.  Of all the customers who visited my booth these were the ones I…

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Say Good-bye to the Mini

  Yes, I know they are cute.  They are also practical and great for when you just want to carry your essentials.  

Say Good-bye to the Mini

  Yes, I know they are cute.  They are also practical and great for when you just want to carry your essentials.  


Working on a custom order today. #katydshandmade #handmade #customdesignedbag #etsy #themac

Working on a custom order today. #katydshandmade #handmade #customdesignedbag #etsy #themac


Look what I got. My Sochi 2014 yarn. WooHoo!!#knitting #fun #yarnaddiction

Look what I got. My Sochi 2014 yarn. WooHoo!!#knitting #fun #yarnaddiction


I am so disappointed. I bought this bag just 2 weeks ago and the handle is already breaking. It was not a cheap bag either. This is why I make my own. I have never had one if my bags come apart. Very disappointed with this. Uuugh!! #justcantfindgoodqualityanymore

I am so disappointed. I bought this bag just 2 weeks ago and the handle is already breaking. It was not a cheap bag either. This is why I make my own. I have never had one if my bags come apart. Very disappointed with this. Uuugh!! #justcantfindgoodqualityanymore



Katy D's is the place to find unique, classic and functional handmade handbags, purses, totes, wristlets, coin purses, scarves, hats, pillows, afghans and more. All items are made by hand by me in my home. You can purchase my handmade items in my Etsy shop at http://katydshandmade.etsy.com

This is my personal journey as a creative person in pursuit of a dream.

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