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.
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