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Showing posts from February, 2012

A New Design and a Shop Update

The Foldover Clutch Introducing a new design, the foldover clutch, now available at the Pesky Cat Designs shop . It's a fun and stylish way for you to carry your essentials.   Southwestern-inspired Messenger I also added a few more southwestern-inspired bags made from faux suede and adorned with handcut feather appliques and cool woven trim. Faux suede is my favorite textile to work with right now. I'm expecting another shipment today. These days I do most of my textile shopping online, spending hours perusing upholstery sites, ordering samples and waiting patiently for them to arrive. Once they arrive I spend more hours deciding which to order and at what quantities! All my new clutches and bags are now available in the shop . You can also peruse my photo album on facebook here . Wishing you all a wonderful Friday and weekend ahead!

Feathers and More

Faux Suede Hobo Bag with Feather Appliques Just added a batch of new bags to the shop .  Faux Suede Wayfarer Purse with Feather Appliques The feather is a new applique design I created this week. I'm really pleased with the result. Faux Suede Hobo Bag I also drafted a new bag design, a hobo style bag, that looks great slung over the shoulder or worn cross body. The above is made from faux suede and adorned with a southwestern style woven trim. Faux Suede Hobo Bag with Bird Applique This new batch of bags are all made from faux suede which is my favorite textile of the moment. I just ordered some more swatches of colors and can't wait to peruse them.  If you've been wondering what Anni is up to, this is pretty much what she did all day.

Harris Tweed Sale

A large selection of Harris Tweed bags are up to 30% OFF. Made with exclusive Harris Tweed wool imported from Scotland. Come peruse them all at the Pesky Cat Designs shop . Making room for a new collection of purses and bags. Stay tuned for new applique and bag designs. Preview coming this week.

Shop Update with Seagulls

This past week I worked in the studio and spent my breaks seaside.  Added four new corduroy purses to the shop . Raspberry red and cerulean blue. Also added a purse made from reclaimed leather to the shop . Next week I'll be drafting new bag designs, possibly two, and plan to introduce a new applique design. I feel so grateful these days to be able to work in my studio full time. I'm enjoying every minute of it and of course my breaks by the sea. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!

Shop Update

Just added a couple of purses made from a vintage leather jacket to my shop .  The jacket was deconstructed and then pieced together. I ran out of leather to make straps but ended up loving the final result with the heavy weight cotton webbing. The two different textures work well together and the cream webbing matches nicely with the color of the appliques. Often necessity leads to experiments with happy results.

A Glimpse of My Week

Handwoven Ikat and Vegan Faux Leather Messenger Worked on a batch of bags this week made from pvc-free upholstery grade faux leather. Yes, the kind you can upholster a sofa with. Durable, eco-friendly and beautiful.  I also purchased a new textile, an ikat hand woven in India, that I had to try out immediately. I paired the ikat with the faux leather and the results are above.   Vegan Faux Leather Tote with a Bird Applique I also whipped up two totes with bird appliques.  Market Tote in Vegan Faux Leather and Jute Webbing A third tote got some natural jute webbing and two wood buttons. I also experimented on a new bag design that I still plan to change up quite a bit before the final cut. The results are above. I'll have this one on sale in my shop as a sample.  My work week actually started on Sunday when I cut and interfaced all my fabric. Monday and Tuesday were spent sewing away and today we had a little photo shoot . Tomorrow I'll have a shop update at aroun