I've reached the final stage of creating my newest batch of handbags! Yay! I'll have five new corduroy handbags to add to the shop tomorrow and if I am lucky I'll be able to complete one or two more. I was not able to spend as much time in the studio this week as I hoped to. Posted above are the finished lining pieces for my handbags. The final step will be to attach the straps and sew the lining to the bags. By the way, all my new handbags will now have a least two pockets or more. I had some feedback concerning this from a very nice potential customer. Tomorrow I plan to post some of my finished handbags and add them to my shop. Have a great day!
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