Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Textured Faux Leather


Last week I received a shipment of faux leather that I selected after reviewing several swatches that were sent to me from my supplier. This faux leather is pvc-free and has a really nice textured surface. Since moving to Florida from NYC I do not have the same access to fabrics shops so I depend on online sources a lot more.  I always request swatches first before ordering. I love perusing my samples while imagining what they will be transformed into.

To see the new bags and my entire collection, come visit the Pesky Cat Designs shop!

Vegan Faux Leather Tote with Handmade Faux Suede Applique

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Antique Grain Sack Transformed


The Wayfarer Purse Made from Antique 1880's Grain Sack 

Last year I purchased an antique grain sack from the 1880's with the intention of creating throw pillows for myself. Well, a couple of days ago I decided that my grain sack would serve a more practical purpose. This sack, over 100 years old and made from a gorgeous heavy weight hemp/linen weave would be perfect to transform into a couple of bags. So I went ahead and took the seams apart and the rest is history. The two bags pictured are now available in the Pesky Cat Designs shop. I had a lot of fun and I'm already considering future upcycling projects!


Tote Made from Antique 1880's Grain Sack 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Looking Back and Ahead


In the next month work begins on the new Harris Tweed collection for fall 2011. I've already imported a nice selection of tweed from Scotland in beautiful shades of deep ocean blue, heathered blues, speckled grayish blues and a variety of check/plaids. The main theme will be earthy browns and coastal blues. Can't wait to get started!


And wishing all the dad's out there a very Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Feature via AkaCinders


A while back I had the pleasure of meeting Cinders via Twitter and discovered her lovely shops filled with beautiful eco-felt jewelry and the coolest items such as aprons, bags and more made from vintage and retro fabrics. Cinders is super talented and a real nice person. You can find her unique jewelry in her shops akaCINDERS and From Cinders.  Her cool sewn creations can be found at Poppy's Garden Gate

And if you head over to her blog you a can see a sweet feature, Buyer's Paradise- Pesky Cat Designs,  she posted about my shop. Thanks Cinders!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Shop Update



Four new Wayfarer Purses were just added to the Pesky Cat Designs shop. The Pesky Cat was hard at work in the studio.  Wishing everyone a great week ahead!


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Friday, June 10, 2011

Fuchsia


Lots of bright and bold colors are now available at the Pesky Cat Designs shop. The latest shipment of fabric that arrived to the studio includes deep fuchsia, cherry red, ocean blue and sun baked terracotta. Summer is just around the corner so make sure to add a brightly colored bag to complete your summer look!



Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Trio in Faux Leather


Today was beautiful in St. Augustine and we spent it riding our bikes all over Anastasia Island. We biked through the state park, right on the beach and various roads. We stopped for ice cream and refreshments, visited friends who were selling their amazing art at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion and watched waves and surfers. Upon returning home we hosed off the bikes from all the sand and salt so they would be in tip top shape for our next trip. 
Later in the day I added three new faux leather totes to the Pesky Cat Designs shop. They are made from eco-friendly PVC-free faux leather and feature one zippered interior pocket, two slip pockets and a swivel key clip. For the latest news and links to new bags visit the Pesky Cat Designs Facebook page. Anytime a new bag is listed in the shop you can find a link to it on the facebook page. I will also regularly feature Anni, the sweet kitty behind Pesky Cat Designs. So stop on by!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

This Week in the Studio


After a long holiday weekend I'm back in the studio working on a batch of new bags. I spent the weekend biking, relaxing seaside and re-energizing myself. What did you do? Hope it was enjoyable!

I'll be adding a couple of new bags to the Pesky Cat Designs shop in the next few hours.  As always, custom orders are welcome and my purses can be made in different textiles with or without appliques. At the moment my turn-around time is about 3 days. Later this week I should have a couple of faux leather creations to add to the shop. 

Wishing everyone a good week ahead!