I know that Autumn has only begun but the cooler weather in NYC has me thinking of the upcoming winter season. Boots, coats and pretty soft warm scarfs come to mind. I love winter attire although I prefer warmer weather if I had a choice. Recently I had a customer inquire about a possible custom order bag in an off white corduroy. I decided to purchase a few yards of cream and winter white online. I usually order swatches before committing to buy but since it was a small quantity I decided to take a risk. When my package arrived I was a little disappointed to find that both fabrics I ordered where pretty much the same color. Now I have lots of winter white corduroy in stock and already added a purse to my shop created with my winter inspired textile!
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