What is so great about Monday you ask? Well, for me it's the first day of the week I can spend in the Pesky Cat Designs studio creating handbags! I must admit I love working on my designs. I am usually in the studio Monday through Thursday. I will begin by pulling out my storage containers of fabric and choosing some to work with. This week I have spring in mind so I think that will inspire my fabric choices. I am thinking chartreuse twill, sky blue canvas and slate blue/gray linen. Or maybe light olive green canvas, oatmeal linen and cornflower blue hemp. Then again, I might be inspired to work with something completely different since snow is predicted for the New York City area tonight and tomorrrow. Check back tomorrrow to see what's being created in the studio. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Wishing you a great week ahead!
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