Monday, June 29, 2009

floating on clouds



psst... my little shop hit fifteen hundred (and one) sales this weekend!

thank you thank you everyone who has helped me get to this point. i keep trying to imagine what it would look like if all fifteen hundred of those little creations of mine were all stacked up together in the same room at the same time. and then i get a little bit of a butterfly in tummy. i just cannot get over how lucky i feel to be where i am right now.

i promise to stitch something up for a giveaway very soon to celebrate. speaking of giveaways, i sure did snooze on that last one promised back in march. which means this one will, perhaps, be a double giveaway. it also means that i made five hundred more sales since march. holy s-h-i-t part two, everybody.

my weekend was filled with so much cutting, sewing, tag-making, packaging, and email-answering. i have to say that i am a little proud of myself for accomplishing what i did in the past four days.





i would also like to take a moment to thank streaming netflix for providing so many background movies while i worked. and also thank you to my little bungee cord, who helps me carry 12 priority mail boxes and thirty-two good sized envelopes all balanced on my little bicycle basket. that's right folks. your madebyhank packages get to the post office the old fashioned way, which earns me many a sideways glance as i pedal past my fellow city dwellers, but it also kind of makes me feel like a superhero. it's the little things.

i just added a few more small items to my shop, and will have more shoulder bags ready toward the end of the week.



30 comments:

La Fille Fac├ętieuse said...

Congratulations, Hank!

Pretty Neat Designs said...

Congratulations on all those sales! The bags are so great, it won't be long until you've sold another 500!

mamagiglio said...

Katie,
SO enjoyed reading how you get your packages to the post office! How very eco~chic of you :)
Proud and glad one of the packages in your stack is on its way to ME!

Congrats on hitting 1501 in sales!!!!

One of your adoring fans,
Deanna

Rachel said...

it's good to see that what you love is keeping you busy. i think that alone is one of the best feelings in the world!

i can't wait to see your new shoulder bags too!

Ellen said...

Katie,
you are amazing!! All that beauty you have mailed out around the world :)

I hope you will take some time to rest your hands.

chie said...

congratulations!! 1500 is a lot of pouches to sew!

EliseBlaha said...

congrats to you! what a huge achievement. i love my little madebyhank pouch. thank you.

Sam Made said...

Dear Katie Henry.

I like your blog and your bags very much.

Thanks for being you,

Samantha

lori vliegen said...

congrats on 1500 (and one) sales!! wishing you much continued success! :)

City Chic said...

Congrats on your milestone! That's awesome! I love seeing all of your items lined up, imagine if all 1500 where on your table! Wow!

Darla said...

I'm hoping that you and Frances did some kind of celebration dance...you know, to celebrate. :) Congrats!

Munted kowhai said...

wow katie! congrats! you're my homemade idol!! seriously! i hope one day to be so very busy with my work.
congrats congrats!!

Penny said...

Hooray for bicycle riding superheroes who sew!

Christy said...

Congrats! Your bags are lovely. The details you take in the small things like your tags show your wonderful style and quality. Thanks for showing pics of your sewing room. Always love to see what other folks creative spot looks like.

mandi said...

congrats on your success! it is very well deserved!

bopbopdesigns said...

Whoo- hoo! Congrats!!!

Kelly said...

Congratulations, katie! You are a superhero! A creative superhero! You work is lovely. Thank you for all you do. If that picture is of the bags you're about to list, I think I see the one I want!

From one creative to another, thank you for all the creative and business inspiration.

Kelly

lover mother said...

i love watching movies while i sew! you are a super hero katie- keep up the good work.

Meghan said...

congrats! simply lovely, as always! i love the photos!

Ellen said...

what's cool is to think about all those bags/purses/and clutches making their way through towns across the world. i always get comments on mine here in portland and have handed out your card more than once! hooray for you!

lulusparkles said...

quite an accomplishment indeed!
keep up the fab work and i will keep trying to be fast enough to grab one of your pretty totes!

bruxa1977 said...

it was a few months ago, in february... little "something" on etsy - your purse!
now it's 600 sold purses later :)
beautiful and simple
thank you

Jessica said...

Katie! Thank you for all that you do! 1,500 is incredible, and I'm proud to be the owner of a few of those glorious bags! Amazing!

Maggie Whitley said...

awesome job! :)

Gussy

miss mosley said...

yayyyeeee!!!! good job miss henry.

Kristen Andrews said...

still loving my handbag and pouch! I noticed at one time you made totes w/ the cute ruffles on them are you going to bring those back at some point. I would love one for a reusable bag for shopping. Love your work!

KraftXCore said...

Congrats on hitting that many sales!

How much do you love little tags? I must say I'm a huge fan!

--Maggie

your wishcake. said...

I don't think you understand how ridiculously excited I am for you. Your shop is one of my favorites, and you are now so much more "real" to me, since reading your blog and keeping up on all you are working towards.

Seriously? You are amazing.

Oh, and my tough ruffles purse never fails to bring me compliment after compliment. I adore it so much! Every time I get a compliment on it, I totally want to email you or something, just because it feels good to know something you created is appreciated by so many.

Vintage Wave said...

oh please oh please more clutches soon!?!?!?!

Vintage Wave said...

oh please oh please more clutches soon!?!?!?!