A new batch of Pesky Cat Designs handbags are in progress. Posted above are some that are almost done. Clockwise from top left, The Semi-Circle Purse in gray faux suede with a bird applique and vintage button, The Wayfarer Purse in cocoa canvas with an ultrasuede flower applique and a vintage mother-of-pearl button, The Wayfarer Purse in red twill with an ultrasuede cherry blossom applique and vintage vegetable ivory button and The Wayfarer Purse in sage velvet with an ultrasuede bird applique and two vintage vegetable ivory buttons. I should have these plus a few more added to the shop by the end of this 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