oh, oh, oh!
this is exciting news indeed.
for the past few months, i have been half-heartedly searching for some sort of clothing tags or something along those lines to sew onto some of my smaller zipper purses and things. mostly i had been whole-heartedly hoping for something to magically fall in my lap because every time i tried to search for some, they were super sadly mass produced in lots of places, none of which were located in america. i wanted something simple and understated, yet unique.
i was somehow lucky enough to randomly stumble upon roberto's etsy shop a few weeks back, and those gears in my brain started turning right away. he makes wooden things, you see. and i love wooden things. and i love buttons and i love tags, as anyone who has ever met me or has purchased something from me can easily tell.
do you see where this is going?
wooden buttons, and wooden tags!
i asked him if he would be able to make the little tags he makes with some extra holes, and even though i am not always the best at making my ideas go from my brain to someone else's in a very organized way (especially through the internet waves), he sent me a little package of samples and i sort of couldn't believe how completely and absolutely perfect they were!
you, see, i have this mother. she is somewhere in ohio and she has these wrists. these wrists are so very small. and so i have these wrists that are so very small. and being a waitress for ten years and a stitcher for nearly five now, my little wrists have developed some repetitive motion stress issues.
and sewing up the storm that i have been recently has made me a bit concerned. sewing the madebyhank freehand onto each of well over five hundred bags and zipper purses and clutches is beginning to take its tole.
and so, i will still stitch it onto most of the things that i make. but this way, i can offer some smaller zipper purses and such, finished with these little wonders.
each one is engraved with madebyhank. this is terribly fancy and exciting to me, and so i wanted to share this with you.
please visit roberto's shop. it's called bullfrog laserworks. he not only makes beautiful wooden things, but is is also a very sweet and kind person too.
he literally made my dreams come true. now that just doesn't happen every day.