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Showing posts from September, 2008


I h ad this gorgeous peacock stole by Ellita   saved in my favorities on Etsy . I wanted to purchase it a while back but decided to wait. Well, while I was busy thinking it over it someone purchased it today!  The colors of this stunning stole would have looked perfect with my new gray wool peacoat. Check out Ellita for beautiful artistically created knitwear and more. 

The Market/Travel Tote

                                   Montauk, Long Island                       The Market Tote by Pesky Cat Designs T he Market Tote is great for a trip to the market or a weekend getaway.  I had a lot of requests for a larger bag so I decided to add one to my collection. The one posted above is perfect for all seasons and is made from 100%  linen in black with an ultrasuede seagull applique. 

Dreaming of the Perfect Pet Bed

I recently came across this amazing pet bed by Like Kittyville . It comes in different cool retro fabrics and wood stains.   The designer of Like Kittysville is an award-winning design graduate of the Fashion Institute of Designs and Merchandising in Los Angeles.  Check out her shop to see more of her beautiful Retro Modern Pet Beds .  I know my pesky cat Anni would love one!

Biomorphic Works on Paper

               Elisa Nadzieja, Untitled, Watercolor and Ink on Paper I also create works on paper when I am not busy designing and sewing. Recently my work got mentioned on a lovely blog called   Of Paper and Things .   You can see the post  here . Thanks Monica! Check out her blog for lots of amazing art and design. At the moment my designing pursuits have taken over and I'm painting less. But I'm sure it will not be long before I'm back in paint and water. You can check out all my biomorphic works on paper at

A Sunday Stroll

R ight outside my apartment building in Manhattan you can find some over-the-top landscaping as seen in the photo posted above taken by my partner today.  He also snapped up a few shots of a new batch of my  Downtown Bags. The one posted below is made from hemp and recycled soda bottles! It sounds crazy I know. Basically the fabric has the look and feel of a brushed cotton canvas. Eco-friendly and so nice in a denim blue color with contrast stitching. It will be available in my shop this week.

The Downtown Bag

I 've been busy sewing up a batch of new Downtown Bags this week. It is definitely one of my favorite designs.  Its slim line makes it comfortable under your arm yet you can fit quite a lot inside. I use one on a day-to-day basis and carry a cosmetic case, wallet, sunglasses, keys and a book. Occasionally I'll stuff a light sweater or scarf inside! The one posted above is made out of dark red cotton twill that's peppered with black. It looks a bit like denim. This one will definitely perk up your black or gray winter coat! It will be available in my shop in the next few days. There will also be one available in a denim blue fabric made out of hemp and recycled soda bottles!

100th Sale!

Y esterday, September 16th, Pesky Cat Designs had its 100th sale on Etsy!  It was also my birthday so I had lots to celebrate.  Posted above is the hipster and wristlet combo that sold.  I have to thank Etsy for giving so many artists and designers the opportunity to sell their creations all over the world. 

Dreaming of a Juki

J ust some good ol' day dreaming.  


                                 Scarf  by Kelgwo                               Scarf by Ellita A bove are some gorgeous scarves that are for sale on Etsy . My chocolate brown winter coat would look great with one of these beauties. 

The Reveal

H ere it is! The pleated shoulder bag is now available in my shop. The one posted above is made from a mint green linen/cotton blend fabric. I love the vintage buttons that give it a unique one-of-a-kind look. Check out my shop Pesky Cat Designs   for more of my new collection. 

Sneak Preview

H ere's a sneak preview of a new pleated handbag that I plan to add to my shop  today. Pleated shoulder bags and pleated messengers are part of my new collection for the fall/winter. I'll be adding lots of new handbags this afternoon so come and check them out !  

Modern Meets Vintage

A new batch of Downtown Bags are being created and should be available in my shop next week or sooner. Posted above was the last one in my shop that sold last week. The Downtown Bag is the perfect size for everyday use. It's design is modern with a hint of vintage.  Two exterior pockets and two interior pockets keep things organized. A magnetic snap on the flap keeps the bag closed. I like to finish them off with vintage buttons from my stash for a unique one-of-a-kind look. It also gives the bag a more vintage feel which I love. They will be available in 100% linen and linen/cotton blend fabric. I also plan to introduce two other designs over the next few weeks, a pleated messenger and a larger pleated shoulder bag. I add new items to my shop regularly so check back often!

The Pleated Messenger

I 'm very excited about my new design! It's called the Pleated Messenger and features an adjustable shoulder strap so you can wear it messenger style or on your shoulder. I've been wanting to make a pleated  handbag for ages and have experimented with different versions. I'm quite happy with my final result. Approximate measurements are 11" tall, 11" wide across top and 13.5" wide across bottom. Not too big and not too small with two interior pockets to keep your stuff organized. It will be available in lots of different fabrics such as hemp, linen and cotton. I've adorned the one above with vintage buttons for a more unique one-of-a-kind look. They will be available in my shop next week.

Hipster in Transit

                         Hipster in Linen with Ultrasuede Applique T his Hipster is on its way to beautiful Australia! Check out my previous posts for more photos of my sold handbags and their international destinations. I plan to post regularly about my international sales so check back often. Lots of my handbags now have homes in Canada, Europe and the Middle East!  

Hemp and the Fall/Winter Collection

I 've been busy working on new designs for my fall/winter collection of handbags. The shoulder bag posted above is made from a hemp/cotton blend fabric in a peppered light blue denim and has a leafed branch applique made from dark blue linen. It has an adjustable shoulder strap that I just love! New fabrics in hemp/cotton, hemp/silk, bamboo and even one made from hemp and recycled soda bottles are waiting in my studio  to be transformed into new creations.  I purchased these fabrics from a lovely shop on Etsy called Infinite Cosmos Hemp .  Check out my shop, Pesky Cat Designs , for lots of new handbags coming soon!