Saturday, February 28, 2009

holy s-h-i-t.

katie winning

just a quick note to say

thank you

thank you

thank you


i kind of feel famous, or maybe like i won the lottery. or maybe like a famous person who won the lottery. or maybe i feel like i feel when i am winning at the kenny rogers slot machine (see photo above). i have bit of a kenny rogers slot machine problem- it's a good thing i have only been to atlantic city twice since in the past seven years.

but enough about kenny rogers.

thank you, all of you. the past few days have been completely insane, in the very best possible way. and also, i will eventually make it through my inbox, which is currently exploding! it may take a day or so, as i am also trying to cut-sew-iron-tag-list-repeat at the speed of light, so please be patient as i read and respond to each of you.

geez, i have been thinking so much lately about how there should be new phrases for thank you, i'm sorry, and i love you.

i have just always thought it strange that three of the most generic phrases in this language have such sincere meanings.

i have had way too much coffee.

34 comments:

Stef Stewart said...

well, congrats- you're bags are adorable! it seems that making it to the front page is totally fantastic and I can only dream of such wonders. I definately know the feeling of being a one woman workshop and spending hours sweating at the machine (i recently had to make about 15 dolls in like 3 days). i was born and raised in south philly, and i am pretty wicked with a sewing machine- you ever want some help, i'd be more than happy to pick up and move on home! :D

once again, congrats, and I wish you the best in the future!

-Stef

Michaela Dawn said...

You are a doll! And I cannot wait to see some more of your stellar items, Best wishes and smooth soaring!

jqlinesocuteithurts said...

Katie congratz again! Im really looking forward to see more of your bags! First thing i wake up is check ur shop and last thing i do before i sleep is check ur shop! hehe (but the bags i love are alwys sold out) I will be patience and continue to be hopefull and keep checking your shop! Have a lovely happy weekend and lots of love to you!

lolasmom said...

congrats on being the featured seller!

i'd love to feature you on my site some time, as well. although it probably won't bring you quite as many hits ;)

tara - handmadeinpa.net

liz elayne lamoreux said...

congratulations! i really enjoyed reading your interview and love love you bags. and i totally get what you mean about those phrases. holy shit does seem to cover a big thank you though. hee, hee.

this photo is so much fun...and a kenny rogers slot machine. oh my goodness that just made my day...love the gambler.

seedstitching said...

awesome!

kenny rogers slot machines... brilliant!

happy weekend lady!

Melissa said...

congrats kate! everytime i attempt to buy a bag, it's gone :(

i think i'm going to wait this one out haha :)

Nesta Usa said...

Dear Hank,

You are AWESOME!!!

yours truly,

Nesta

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

Congrats! Your bags are adorable!

Steppie said...

i just saw your sold section, and from one handmade artist to another - i think you've made it.

you got that chance... to get your name out there, and the response is well-deserved. it's been long-awaiting i think as your work is absolutely amazing.

and this chance you have is amazing. soak it up, do all you can while you can... so this can last for the rest of your successful career!

i am envious. congratulations!

xoxo,
steppie

bopbopdesigns said...

Congrats! Very happy for you! You deserve tons of recognition for your beautiful work.
Maggie

Prairie Primitives Folkart said...

hank, congratulations on your fantastic success! your bags are adorable!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! I love your bags so much (my sister and I are very happy owners of more than one each!). We knew you'd be famous! hehehe ;) It is very deserved (the good part about being famous, not the part about having too much work to do!). We love reading your blog and looking at all of the beautiful things you've made. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. Thank you, Thank you!

Stephanie

Stitchify said...

You rule, Katie!
PS: I was at Stitches West today and I saw one of your bags! Not only that - it was the kind that I have been drooling over and waiting for a chance to snatch one up in your shop!!

f2images said...

From the looks of it you NEED too much coffee to keep up with the demand, sista!! Congrats on your Etsy feature! When things calm down, and you have more stock, I WILL be back to purchase. Your bags are amazing, and that is why this has been such a success for you! What talent, and what a beautifully original product! Congrats...and holy shit is right! ;)

-Emiko :)

below14th said...

yeah, holy shit indeed!

this is the featured seller series at its best, i think. this is the kind of stuff that should be promoted in the world of handmade: it's good, wearable, relatable and style-building, whatever that means. everyone should see your work and now they have.

i'm very, very happy for you and hope bigger an greater things come out of this.

congratulations!

Brittany Noel said...

So many congratulations to you, Katie!! I love your bags and someday I will be the proud owner of one! Until then, I drool.

Can't wait to see what you do with all of this and the lovely designs you create in the future.

julia kirsten said...

wow! that's so great! i've always loved looking at your lovely little items, I love your photographs, and everything is presented with such a keen eye! keep up that awesome work!

Tea said...

Congrats! :) Your bags are seriously pretty!!!

JSurine said...

Such lovely work! Congrats on featured seller! I can't even wrap my mind around how you are going to get to all of your orders... Whew!

Beautiful beautiful work!

elementnineteen said...

congratulations!! I've been a huge fan of your work for quite some time now, and I was so happy when I saw that you are the current featured seller on Etsy! :) Keep up the great work!!

j sunu said...

congratulations! not surprised at all. your bags are so amazing. just like you!


but woe to me, who knows when i'll ever get to purchase a bag now!

katsunu

Kristen said...

You're like a machine~ I can't believe how you've managed to keep your shop filled! Congrats on your featured seller success, I think it's sooooo cool that so many people love your bags as much as I do :) I can't wait until I can afford to buy one. Keep up the good work♥

elodee said...

Congratulations. Your work is awesome possum. And you deserve it. *hugs*

brand-eye said...

many congratulations on your success! you so deserve it. i am estatic to have snagged one of your large bags yesterday and can't wait to get it. god bless the iphone for allowing me to check your site 1000 times this weekend. haha.

Brittany said...

Add "congratulations!" to your phrase list, but really. You rock lady. I can't tell you how often I pull my little red roundy bottom tough ruffle purse out of my monster purse and just smile. I heart it. So thank YOU for being a rockstar.

Kristi said...

Congrats on the success lady! I pulled out a pre-MadeByHank bag today. Remember the one you and Melanie made me for my bday? It's brown with pink bird appliques. It's still super cute.

Ashley said...

You just busted 1,000! Congratulations! I haven't had a chance to order from you yet, but your bags are wonderful. I'm glad I found your blog and etsy shop. You are very inspiring and I wish you more success. Take some time to catch your breath and enjoy! Rinse hands, and repeat. Toodles!

Bette's Bags said...

After so many sales you'll now have to get back to your sewing machine and produce even more great bags! Congratulations on your success!

Jessica said...

Congrats on your 1,000+ ETSY sales, Katie! I can't wait to buy more hank soon!!

Art Shark Designs said...

Congrats! I love your bags, and can't wait to buy one! Until that time, I will continue to stalk your shop!

Girl_Industries said...

Well done on your success. Can't wait to receive my bag!

Waterrose said...

Congrats on your etsy front page feature...your creations are wonderful!

Vivian said...

I'm a little late offering congratulations. Though I enjoyed the interview a lot, I only now found your blog. Enjoy your success!
kiley at gogovivi