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Patchwork Satchels

I just added a couple of Harris Tweed Patchwork Satchels to the Pesky Cat Designs shop. I created the flap using several different Harris Tweed checks and added a large button to finish them off. The adjustable strap is made from luxurious velvet. Inside you will find one zippered pocket, one slip pocket and a swivel key clip to keep your things organized. These satchels are one-of-a-kind items. 
I'm all out of Harris Tweed at the moment. I recently placed an order from my source in Scotland which I hope to receive soon.  For the next few weeks I'll be creating bags made from corduroy, heavyweight linen and canvas.  On that note, I'm off to the studio. See you soon!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! And wishing you much peace, health and happiness in the coming New Year!

Wishing You a Joyous Christmas!

The Great Cross, St. Augustine, Florida
Today we took a walk downtown and visited the Mission of Nombre de Dios  which traces its origins to the founding of the City of St. Augustine, Florida,  America's oldest city, in 1565. It was at this sacred spot that the Spanish settlers would begin the devotion to the Lady of La Leche that continues into the present.  This will be our first Christmas in beautiful St. Augustine. I want to wish all of you a joyous Christmas and much peace, health and happiness in the coming New Year!

The Chapel of Our Lady of La Leche

Statue of Father Francisco Lopez

The Pesky Cat Project

I recently completed an Offbeat Messenger inspired by a sweet kitty. Her name is Anni and she is the pesky cat of Pesky Cat Designs. She was rescued from the streets of NYC on a very cold winter day. The shelter we got her from listed her as "little orphan Anni" and she was about 9 months old. She lived with us in NYC for 8 years in an apartment on the 10th floor. She was not fond of our front door since it only lead to a hallway with two noisy elevators. Now she lives with us in Florida and loves the front door. It leads her directly to the outdoors where she can chase butterflies, little lizards and other fun things!

The bag is adorned with handmade appliques designed by me, hand cut and machine sewn onto the bag. And its interior is lined with happy kitties! 
Anni the sweetie.

Denim and Velvet

The Pesky Cat Designs shop now has bags available in denim and velvet! I've got a limited quantity of these textiles available at the moment but plan to order more very soon. I received swatches of velvet in different colors from my supplier and now need to make my selections. The denim I selected is a classic dark indigo.

The purse pictured below is made from cotton velvet in swedish blue. I'm loving this soft grayish blue. It's adorned with a wool felt flower applique and a coconut button. Both these purses are now available in my shop. Yesterday I added a Harris Tweed satchel and messenger to the shop. More Harris Tweed and velvet coming this week. 

Christmas Shipping Update: All US orders ship within 48 hours via USPS Priority Mail Service with Delivery Confirmation that can be tracked online. Packages typically arrive in 3 days.

Some of my Favorite Things

Today I want to share with you a few of my favorite Etsy purchases. Clockwise from top left, Cute EcoVintage Cap in Grey Linen by Sandrine Marsh, White Sea Glass and Sterling Silver Seahorse Earrings by Sea Glass Designs, Little Leaves Embroidered Pendant Necklace by Edward and Lillyand Balance - Mini Art Feeling by Art Mind. Not only are the creators of these beautiful items super talented, but they are also super nice!

Pictured above are recent giveaway prizes that I won last month. I am not one to enter a lot of giveaways so you can imagine how surprised I was when I discovered that I was the lucky winner! The cool Crocodile Rockin' - Turquoise Earrings which I absolutely love are by Moags and Smeet. The heavenly smelling roll-on perfumes are by Margarita Bloom. I also have to add that both prizes were packaged so nicely. They were as much of a treat to open as they were to receive!
Shop Update: Next week I'll be adding new Harris Tweed messengers to the Pesky Cat Designs sho…

Coming Soon

In the next week I'll be adding aviary inspired bags, purses and wristlets to the Pesky Cat Designs shop. Right now in the studio there are several Harris Tweed bags in production. I'll also have more items available in the cool retro-look owl print cotton canvas. If there is something that you like that has recently sold just contact me via the shop. In most cases I can set up a custom order for you as long as I have the fabric in stock. Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday and week ahead!

100 Bags - I Did It!

Yesterday I added 6 wristlets to the Pesky Cat Designs shop and completed the Holiday Boot Camp Challenge! The challenge began on October 2nd and was to have 100 items in my shop by December 1st. At that time I had 40 items in the shop so I needed to complete 60 more. Thanks again Damjana of Loddelina bags for coming up with this great idea to motivate ourselves to work hard. It was my pleasure being you holiday boot camp buddy! And this morning Etsy celebrated the news by featuring my work on their front page. Just kidding about Etsy celebrating, but I was on the front page!