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!
Katzenhohle by Dornroeschen Filzunikate I recently came across this incredible cat bed made by German artist Dornroeschen Filzunikate. This beautiful piece of functional art called a Katzenhohle , cat cave, is handmade of felted wool. It's definitely the most unique cat bed I have ever seen. It would bring a bit of nature into my urban NYC home. I think my Anni would love a cat cave although her favorite spots right now are the pillow behind my head in bed, a straw basket that was meant to store magazines and a storage box made from fabric that becomes a hammock when she sleeps in it. My sweet Anni FOX 5 Update : A while back I wrote a post about a story that Fox 5 news was doing on Etsy and the handmade market. I was interviewed in my studio as part of the feature. An Etsy press agent recently informed me that the story aired April 15th and he also missed it. He said he is trying to get a copy of it from the studio. I'll be sure to post a link to it when it becomes ava