Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Every Woman's Arts and Crafts Festival



I'll be participating in the 14th Annual Every Woman's Handmade Arts and Crafts Festival this Saturday at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion. This show features local and regional female artists creating a variety of fine art and hand-crafted items.


Above is a glimpse of what will be for sale at the festival.  I'll have a display of about 35 handbags as well. 


 Looking forward to the show. See you at the pier!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Butterflies, Flowers and Aviary Inspirations


Yesterday's shop update included butterflies, birds and flowers. There's a variety of new bags available in different themes and styles. The tote bag above is made from a linen/rayon home decor fabric printed with gorgeous butterflies. The base of the bag is made from bonded leather, an upholstery textile made with 50% recycled leather.




I also added another Foldover Clutch made from a sweet woven cotton textile designed by Iman, the supermodel. It's been selling quite nicely thanks to a feature on Refinery 29.

In the next couple of weeks I'll be participating in an outdoor craft fair by the pier located in St. Augustine Beach. This week I'll be working in my studio on more nautical themes to have for the show. I often get compliments from folks around town when I am wearing my seahorse purse so I'll make sure to have a lot of those on hand.  I'll post more info about the fair soon. Wishing you all a great week!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Shop Update and a Feature

Just added three new Wayfarer Purses to the Pesky Cat Designs shop. Two in buttery soft faux suede and one in corduroy.



Yesterday morning I took this photo of the studio. I always tidy up the work space in the evening so in the morning everything is organized and ready to go. It's not always this tidy midday. 


Earlier in the week my Foldover Clutch was featured on Refinery 29! Thanks to the feature the shop received a lot of traffic and two of these clutches have sold. Plan to add another one very soon.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Hope it is relaxing and enjoyable! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Feathers, Fringe and More


Last week was spent experimenting on new designs and techniques. Had fun creating a fringe and feather clutch. This one will be a gift for a friend.


Added a few large wristlets to the shop with bird and oak leaf appliques.


Also added a medium sized two-toned faux suede shoulder bag with a handmade bird applique.


And here's what my studio looks like this morning. There's a couple of hand-woven ikat and recycled leather clutches to be photographed and added to the shop. More corduroy purses in progress in khaki and olive green and a beautiful butterfly print canvas waiting to be transformed into a tote bag.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead. Enjoy!