Spring is here and there are new textiles in the Pesky Cat Designs studio. Fabrics in linen and cotton are waiting to be transformed into handbags. Yesterday I added a couple of messenger bags to the shop in a beautiful springtime chartreuse. I also added my first faux leather bag to the shop and it sold. I'll have more purses available in faux leather next week. Although it's still quite cold here in NYC, I am dreaming of cherry blossoms and warm breezes.
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