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Paddy Gordon has always been a big fan of Mickey Mouse. And it's a good thing, considering how much time she spends with Walt Disney's premier creation.
The entrepreneurial Houston artist has designed boxes and books, desk accessories and pillows featuring the celebrated cartoon rodent and several of his animated associates for the Walt Disney Co. One of her latest creations, a plush leather chair and ottoman that features white shoes, gloves and black mouse ears, is included in Disney's collectors catalogue and retails for a paltry $3,500.
"When you're talking about collectors, you're not just talking about a piece of leather," Gordon says. "Hopefully you're talking about an art piece. That's what we're focused on."
Over the past 12 years, Gordon has gone from crafting wedding books and baby albums for Houston's blushing brides and bouncing bundles to creating some of the most unique furniture sold by Disney, Warner Brothers Inc. and MGM …