My Harris Tweed samples arrived today! You have no idea how excited I was when I saw a package waiting for me in my mailbox that traveled all the way from the Isle of Harris, Scotland. FIrst thing I did after I opened it was to arrange my samples by color on my cutting table in the studio. Like a kid in a candy store, I could not contain my excitement. Sampling them one by one in my hand, I imagined what they could be transformed into. I matched two colors up to each other and thought of a two tone bag. Another one, in a beautiful shade of heathered blue, I imagined adorned with a bird on a branch sitting against a blue sky. After a while my sugar high was so intense that I had to step away. I did manage to make a selection for my next order. I chose some gorgeous blues along with some other spring-inspired shades. It was so hard to make a decision since I really want them all!
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