I've made some revisions to my Pleated Everyday Bag. It now comes with an adjustable strap that is approximately 26" to 46" end to end. That means you can wear it like a shoulder bag or across the body messenger style! I personally love wearing it like a messenger. It also comes with three interior pockets so it's easier to keep things organized. The seams are all triple stitched and extra reinforced at the stress points, as are all my handbags, so it's quite sturdy. I added one to the shop yesterday made of cotton twill in a lovely key lime color. A perfect color to take you into spring. Many new fabrics are now waiting in the Pesky Cat Designs studio to be transformed into lovely bags. Lots of new colors for spring such as key lime green, cornflower blue, burgundy red and more. I'll be adding more of my spring collection of handbags to the shop in the upcoming weeks.
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