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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.

Comments

Loddelina said…
Anni is such a charming inspiration and handbag in the picture looks like the beginning of a beautiful coauthorship!
Anya said…
Hi Anni
my little sweetheart
Sooooooooo nice to see you again.
Sorry I was a long time not here
But we try to blog again Yeahh...

Hugs Kareltje =^.^=

Love your catbag
looks so BEAUTIFUL
My compliments

Hugs Anya
Raine and Sage said…
Your bags are stunning. I particularly liked the second one. Anni is beautiful too! :)
...sigh! She has the most adorable face--and look at those eyes!

Your bag is gorgeous--I love the lining and the contrast between in and outside!
Sandrine said…
II love the "happy ending" little story behind yur little sweetie.The new bag is really cute and you found the best lining ever for it! Have a nice weekend
Thaks for your always nicest comments and wishes the market went well and I am glad it is all over!
xx
Kristin said…
Darling bag...darling fur baby!
Moags and Smeet said…
Gorgeous bags as always - but it is your fur-model Anni striking a pose with the cream bag that really made me smile. Great photo!
Such sweet inspiration!! Anni is beautiful. The bag turned out wonderful!
Yael said…
Wonderful bags as always!
Elisa I wish you and your family and Anni a Merry Christmas! Enjoy the peace and the quiet of the holiday!
A big hug! Yael.
Esme said…
This bag will sell for sure. Merry Christmas to you dear and darling Annie.
Dianne said…
I love my cats because in the mornings they are very affectionate; they follow me everywhere constantly purring because they are so content. They are very easy to love.

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