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Showing posts from May, 2009

Early Morning Front Page!

Early this morning my Wayfarer Purse with a Bird Applique made it to Etsy's front page!  The very sweet Feyza of lovely Ikabags sent me an convo to let me know. I missed seeing the front page but got a screen shoot of the treasury. Thanks so much Ozetta for creating such a stunning treasury and thanks Etsy for selecting it for the front page! 

An Update from the Pesky Cat Designs Studio

Isaac Singer Statue, Garment District, 7th Ave., Manhattan, New York The Wayfarer Purse In Faux Leather by Pesky Cat Designs It's been a bit slow at the Pesky Cat Designs studio recently. My vacation to Florida and some new projects that I am involved in took me away from the studio for a while. Things are moving ahead now as I have quite a few bags in production and lots of new design ideas in the works. Newly listed in the shop is the Wayfarer Purse in Faux Leather with a Bird Applique posted above.  This week I must replenish my faux leather stock which is down to just a few yards. One of my favorite parts of the creative process is perusing the seemingly never ending aisles of fabric available in the shops of the Garment District in New York City.  If I ever move away from here I will most definitely miss the luxury of having such a huge selection of fabric available to me within walking distance of my home!

This Week's Front Pagers!

Today my Wayfarer Purse in Crimson Red made it to Etsy's front page! Thank you Rachel for curating this beautiful treasury! Check out Rachel's Etsy shops, GetReadySetGo and GetReadySetClutch for awesome purses and luggage. She hand draws her images onto the purses with waterproof ink. I think they are amazing! Upcycled Silver Purse with Row of Poppies by GetReadySetClutch This past Monday my Wayfarer Purse in Cornflower Blue made it to Etsy's front page! Thanks so much Agnieszka for curating this lovely treasury. Check out Agnieszka's shop HareandDrum for beautiful nature inspired hand embroidery, boxes and more. I recently purchased the hand embroidery posted below and I'm eagerly awaiting its arrival! Tree of Hope Hand Embroidered Wall Art by HareandDrum

Monday Sales and Gifts

Today my Wayfarer Purse with a Flower Applique , shown above, sold from my Etsy shop. The purse is made from a faux leather I purchased at a lovely home decor fabric shop in South Carolina during my recent road trip/vacation. There was a big lounge chair on display that was upholstered with this fabric and it looked fantastic. I was so impressed I had to buy a few yards. They rolled the fabric on this really long tube and it almost didn't fit in the car. I'll tell you, this fabric did quite a lot of traveling before it reached its destination in NYC!   Also, today I decided to send a gift to a very special person.  So my latest creation, The Classic Shoulder Bag with a Horse Applique , will be traveling to its destination tomorrow. I hope she loves it! I'll have more horse inspired creations in the Pesky Cat Designs shop very soon. 

Horse Farms and Front Pagers

I was so inspired by my recent road trip that took me through all the beautiful horse farms located in Ocala, Florida , that I had to create a handbag to celebrate this majestic animal. Ocala is a city in Marion County, Florida, USA.  Marion County is one of the major thoroughbred centers of the world, with over 1,200 horse farms in total and about 600 thoroughbred farms. While driving by these beautiful farms I told my partner that I would love to have a home on a couple of acres with some horses. My partner, who grew up with horses, quickly made sure that I was aware of all that work that is involved with taking care of a horse and how much food they eat. It did not take me long to snap out of my day dream!  Also, today my Wayfarer Purse in Chartreuse made it to Etsy's front page! It was created by an Etsy administrator using the search term "lime green."  I had so many of my Etsy friends write to me and let me know. Thanks guys! I feel very lucky to have meet so many

Front Page!

Yesterday the wonderful ReadySetGo  sent me a tweet that my Semi-Circle Purse was on Etsy's front page. Yay! I didn't get a chance to get a screen shot of the front page but I did get a shot of the treasury.  Thank you so much Galit for creating such a lovely treasury and selecting my purse!! :))))   Check out the shops of ReadySetGo and Galit for gorgeous unique items.

And the Winner is............

A beautiful sunset in Venice, Florida Number 10!  I used and that is the number it generated. So valerie2350 is the winner of the " Souvenirs from a Road Trip Giveaway " and will be receiving a Pesky Cat Designs Saddle Bag and a few surprises. Congratulations!! Thanks to everyone for sharing your favorite vacation story. I really enjoyed reading all the entries. My recent road trip inspired me to create a new applique design. Check back soon to see what it is!   

Last Day to Enter the GIVEAWAY!

Today is your last chance to enter my " Souvenirs from a Road Trip Giveaway! " I'll be picking one winner at random tonight via . The winner will receive a Pesky Cat Designs Saddle Bag, pictured above,  filled with a few souvenirs from my recent road trip. Check out the post for details. Good luck!

Souvenirs from a Road Trip Giveaway!

That's me in Miami Beach, Florida! I 'm back from a fantastic road trip around the South East, USA!  My partner and I started in NYC and went south on Interstate 95  down to Miami Beach, Florida . We made many stops along the way to amble about and see the sites. In honor of this wonderful trip I decided to have a Giveaway ! The Giveaway will be my Saddle Bag, pictured to your left, filled with a few souvenirs ( a surprise!) from my trip. To enter the giveaway all you need to do is follow my blog and post a comment about your favorite vacation at the end of this post.  That's it! I'll pick one winner at random (I will use this coming Monday. Good luck!                                                                                                                                 Savannah, Georgia Skunk Ape Research Headquarters in Ochopee, Florida A beautiful sunset in Venice, Florida ( aka "Shark's Tooth Capital of the World")

Blog Awards and Features

Cherry Blossom Beauty posted by Freckled Past I 'm back!! I just returned from my road trip to Florida. I had a wonderful time. Tomorrow I'll post some photos and a Giveaway so be sure to come back and enter for your chance to win! While I was away, Evin of Freckled Past  let me know that one of my handbags was featured in her post " Cherry Blossom Beauty ". Thanks so much Evin! Check out her blog for great finds. I also received a Kreativ Blogger Award from Chikaboom . Thank you Leslie! She has asked me to list 7 things I love so here they are: 1. my partner 2. my family 3. my friends 4. my sweet cat Anni  5. taking road trips 6. being creative 7. watching Ghost Hunters on Wednesdays ( today!) She also asked me to list 7 blogs that inspire me. If you are listed here you are not tagged. (Of course if you want to be you are more than welcome to participate)  I just want to share some my favorites with you. So here they are in alphabetical order: 1.  artmind 2. breezy

Greetings from Miami Beach!

Last Tuesday my partner Tom and I left NYC to embark on a road trip to Florida. Along the way we made lots of stops. One of my favorite places so far was Savannah, Georgia. The city is just beautiful with Spanish moss hanging from trees everywhere and quaint looking homes. I could picture myself living there. One of the most adventerous places we visited was Juniper Springs Park in Ocala, Florida. We rented a canoe and paddled 7 miles along a narrow river surrounded with lush vegetation and overhanging trees that required us to duck on many occassions. At one point we paddled by an alligator that growled at us! Well, yesterday we arrived in Miami Beach! We spent the entire day walking along the beach and exploring the area. The ocean is absolutely beautiful here. Today we plan to visit the Florida Everglades. When I return from my trip I'll post lots of photos and I'll even have a giveaway. Stay tuned!