Friday, September 11, 2009

the thank-you-for-being-awesome giveaway

today was an especially soggy day here in philadelphia, so i was not able to photograph the shoulder bags i was hoping to add to the shop today (i take all of the photos outside).

however, as promised, here are the details of the thank-you-for-being-awesome giveaway.

first, the bag. i call it a-hint-of-houndstooth shoulder bag, and features a charming mix of vintage and new fabrics in various shades of beige and brown, just in time for fall.

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for a chance to win this bag, simply leave a comment on this post sometime between now and saturday, september 19th. a winner will be chosen at random, and an announcement will be made on monday september 21st.

thank you everyone!

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Rachel said...

count me in! :)

Ellen said...

I'd like to enter the contest. Thank you :)

dmara said...

Your stuff is beautiful!

Mary said...

Hi ya! Love your bags and it's always such an adventure to see if I can purchase one before they are all snapped up! So far, no luck! Congratulations on your well deserved success!

Mary Ann

wzgirl said...

Lucky Number 5! Love your work, Katie! xoxoxo

Tilly said...

Count me in too! Your bags are awesome.

Liese said...

Your bags are adorable!

Kayla said...

count me in too! I'd love to win this bag! Great work :)

Vanessa said...

Yay, yay, yay!

Cindi said...

Love it. You make such beautiful things.

rivka said...

Oh I love your bags. I certainly would like to win!

Ally said...

I would love to win this bag! I always end up missing your handbags when they go on sale. Keep up the great work and I cannot wait to see who wins! Thank you for the great giveaway!

Keith Norman said...

I would love to win this bag for my wife - I would be husband of the year! :)

Ginger said...

This bag is gorgeous!

Jill said...

Love your bags!!

sacholn said...

Beautiful! Here is my entry then. :)

Jennifer said...

I love your bags & I never make it to your shop in time to buy one (drats).. so perhaps I'll have more luck winning one.

lisa said...

Another lovely bag!

Kristen Andrews said...

very pretty, would love to win it! Keep creating such beautiful stuff!

Mrs. Foot said...

I want her so badly :) And it would be such a great anniversary present to win her!

Yes, it's a her. She's so gorgeous!

Cassee said...

Absolutely beautiful stuff, lady! Love it all.

Hanna said...

very pretty!

Artsy Momma said...

Well I think you are pretty awesome, that bag is awesome, and I am swooning over the hang tag (its the little things I tell you!)

Megan said...

it was a soggy day here in philly. i love your bags. keep sewing!

Sam Made said...

Oh pleeease giveaway gods. Let me win this.

samgrandy said...

I love your bags! This contest is wonderful of you!

aimee said...

madebyhank, i love everything you make, and since i discovered you, i have not been able to purchase anything because of my horribly bad timing. i would love the chance to win this bag!! keep up the awesome work and attitude.

Lien said...

I love it!

SABINE said...

You deserve the YOU ARE AWESOME award!!! Thank you for your kindness and your especially lovely creations. you've got a true talent.

alliebeans said...

Wow that's a beautiful bag! I haven't been able to snag a madebyhank bag yet, so maybe this is my chance! ;) Thanks Katie!

Stephanie said...

Thank you for having a giveaway!! I can't imagine how many comments/entries you'll get :) You make such beautiful bags!

Katie said...

a hundred ladies hitting the refresh button waiting for your bags to appear doesn't leave ninety nine ladies with much luck. cheers!

jessie1999 said...

Mmm...that bag is so yummy for Fall. It makes me long for cool, crisp weather. Thank you for making such beautiful, original bags.

Jessica
jessie1999@aim.com

Kate said...

Gorgeous bag! Would love to win it.

Studio 251 and Veronica said...

I am a regular reader, love your blog and your bags.
I am in!

Erin said...

I would love to win this bag! All of your items are so gorgeous :) I bought one of your zipper pouches for each of my bridesmaids when I got married and put a pair of earrings inside as their bridesmaid gift, they all loved them!

rootaki said...

A great reason for my first blog comment! Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for making such gorgeous bags, Katie. You rock!

Diana Smith said...

GEEZ Its gorgeous, seriously I want to know where you learned everything because you are an inspiration. I love your shop on etsy but everytime I go everything is sold! haha I guess that is good for you, but not me!!

lifesadream65 said...

Love this bag. Glad I'm not alone in my attempt to buy one. I can't believe how fast they sell. Good luck all!

Damaris said...

ooooh I love your bags!

Lorelei said...

dear katie.
please enter me in your super-fabulous giveaway for one of your lovely bags. I would wear it proudly!! Love your work
xox
Lorelei

leslierouth said...

I would love to win one of your beautiful bags. They sell so fast I just can't seem to buy one.

coccinelle said...

That lovely and adorable bag, congratulations.
coccinelle

karinee259 said...

Your bags are beautiful and I can't wait to get a shoulder one! Congrats on your success!

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Ash Lee said...

katie henry, you've been an inspiration of mine for such a long time.

count me in! ;)

Carmen said...

I love your bags!

Jen said...

Wow! Lovely bag. I'd love to win it! jen.herr@gmail.com :)

Uglypants by day, Housewife by night said...

love your creations!
uglypants/singapore

alittlemuch said...

i wish i had a
tree that
had your bags
growing on it
too!
<3,
karri

Lauren said...

I love your bags! I keep missing them on Etsy. Love your work.

Kristi said...

Since moving to Philly, I feel like I need something larger than the zipper purse to appropriately show my "made by hank" pride!

beetlebuggirl said...

**fingers crossed** :D

lola said...

nice boots, katie!

that's a lovely bag, perfect for the months ahead.

i am crossing my fingers ... all of them! :)

♥ happy sewing! ♥

Penny said...

That bag is awesome (and I LOVE the swing tag!)

Jill said...

OMG, the bag is adorable! I'll keep my fingers crossed that I win this lovely work of art.

Marla Rae Morrison said...

Love your bags and your blog! : )

Diana said...

I would love to win this! I love everything that you make. It's always a race to see if I can get one when you list them before they are all gone.
Diana

myfavoriteplace said...

ooooohhh... pretty pretty please let me win, your bags are AMAZING!

Angela said...

How exciting! (keeping my fingers crossed...)

erininkent said...

Oh wow. I know a million people are going to enter, but I'm really really crossing my fingers.
erin_melissa at juno dot com

Bianca said...

Love it!!

Becky said...

Love your bags! I think I'd love it even more on my shoulder. : ) Congrats on all the success of your business.

Caitlin T. said...

katie, i'm continually amazed by your work. yay for a giveaway! and i love the mini bunting on the tag. :)

thanks!

Nicole said...

gorgeous!!! All of your bags are fantastic <3

Katrina said...

Katie, you are killing me with all the houndstooth! I love it!

Hilary said...

I love all your bags, but I never catch them in time on etsy!

ann said...

I would like to be included in this contest. :)

ozetta said...

Katie or Hank:) Your bags are awesome and I would love to add it to my collection, what a great fall giveaway! Thank you for being awesome!

Addy said...

I'm in!


Addy

ginny grace said...

katie, your work is so wonderful. i check your blog and store constantly eagerly awaiting new things.

Jennadesigns said...

I have to throw my name in! I've been adoring your bags forever now and thought I'd try and treat myself to one for my birthday yesterday, but alas, I couldn't grab one in time! You're just too hot right now! Congrats - what a wonderful feeling!

S said...

am still trying to get my hands on a madebyhank shoulder bag!!!!!!

Jessica said...

Pick me, pick me! I love your stuff. I have one of your clutches, which I love, but I am never fast enough to get one of your shoulder bags! And I really covet one of those shoulder bags! You are going places, girl!

jenerik said...

Every day I check your sold items to see the beautiful things I've missed...Maybe one day.

meredith m. grant said...

yes, i need a fourth madebyhank bag.

i can't resist commenting, because that bag is so dang cute, but really - if my name is drawn, give it to another one of your adoring fans who has such a hard time finding something available in your shop.

share the katie love!

Mia said...

AWESOME giveaway

Liese said...

here is a haiku for you and your beautiful bags.

hey please count me in
so that i can win beauty
that is this great bag.

woot! crossing my fingers.

She said...

thanks for the great giveaway!
maumauisginger(at)gmail(dot)com

Toffee said...

I'M IN I'M IN!! I am a madebyhank addict, I WISH I can win this dream bag!!

<3 Ayu

jing said...

hello kaite,

i love your bag and it is always so hard to get one.

count me in pls

thanks.

Brenda said...

Luv it!!

Miss Meliss said...

Hi Katie,

This bag is amazing, I would love to win it! =) You are very talented, and I love your bags. Thank you for having this giveaway!

~Melissa
missxmeliss@gmail.com

Just for Knits n Giggles said...

AWESOME! ADORABLE! This would look totally rad with the vintage blouse I just bought on Etsy!! LOVE IT!

Shannon said...

Love your stuff! Count me in!

Jenn~ said...

drool worthy and delicious as well....love the bag, and you are right....so perfect for Fall :)

Aneesah said...

=D Have been admiring your works from afar -- I usually don't even like handbags but oh gosh the style and design of your bags is just not dislikeable!

cg_in_arl said...

It's gorgeous. yes, please!

blue moss said...

love your work.....i keep trying to get a bag, but always seem to visit your shop too late ...maybe one day
have a lovely weekend
michelle

laurenmc18 said...

Me, please :-)

Lauren - lmnopmail(at)gmail(dot)com

Katherine said...

throw my name in the hat!! and i promise i'm not trying to be a brown-noser just to win, but boy do i love those boots you have on!

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michele said...

oh my! how awesome is this bag for the giveaway... please count me in!

Hello Grey Day said...

Count me in!
I love my little made by hank, and would love this lovely big one!

Attic Charm said...

It's hank-a-licious. Lucky winner!
Laura

Bird Trouble said...

Oh god, I'd die if I won. Not literally because then I wouldn't be able to enjoy the bag but I really, really, really would enjoy it... haha.

kdbolovan said...

I would love to win this ever-so-cool MadeByHank wearable art. Thanks for setting up this awesome "thank-you-for-being-awesome giveaway"!

grrfeisty said...

weeeeeeee :)

Holly Duke said...

hooray! I want one of your bags! they are so lovely!

Holly Duke

Ellen said...

it's beautiful! i'm crossing my fingers!

Gunsan said...

Perhaps I will have a bigger chance of winning one of your bags than getting to buy one :)

Michelle said...

i love my little made by hank bags and they would love to live in a big made by hank bag.

apl said...

So cute! I can see myself using it now. :)

The Adventures of Zoey said...
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The Adventures of Zoey said...

i absolutely love your bags!

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Amy said...

I love your bags! I can't seem to get enough of them!

amyandarren@yahoo.com

sina said...

dear katie,

i have been in love with your bags for so long but never seemed to be fast enough to get my hands on them. Crossing my finger that i'll get lucky this time! Keep rocking ♥

xo.
sina

la fille fac├ętieuse said...

So excited to be a potential owner of a Madebyhank bag!

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joyce said...

hooray for madebyhank bags!!

ohmydeer said...

amazing purse!!!!!!!!! <333

Sarah said...

I love love love your bags. I hope I win!!

Nathalie said...

your bags are so awesome you will get hundreds of commments! count me in too!

Lilly said...

What a gorgeous bag!!! Wow!
Thanks a lot and please count me in ^^

City Chic said...

Oh thank you for the giveaway! I would be super duper excited to win! I keep missing when you add bags to your shop, so this would be a great way to get one!!

christina kober said...

oh i hope! i purchased a tough ruffles clutch a while back and I LOVE it. I have been trying to purchase a larger bag but I always miss the boat! Keep up the amazing work!

Eveline said...

LOve ittt

LauraP said...

What a beautiful bag! I'd love to wow the Germans with it here in Frankfurt!

Knotted Nest said...

This beauty of a bag could keep my lovely made by hank clutch company. Great giveaway!

Ms. Convery said...

Thank YOU for being awesome - and making such beautiful bags

lover mother said...

damn- i want one of your bags!

That Winsome Girl said...

All your bags are so lovely. I have been dying to purchase one since I first stumbled upon your shop several months back. Unfortunately I haven't been able to snag one yet.

-joseen- said...

I'd love one!

Mari said...

Your fall plaids are just beautiful.

some pretty things said...

I love your fab bags, your style is unmistakable.

Brianne Hurd said...

I have been getting compliments on my clutch everywhere I go.... you're amazing at what you do!!
Cant wait to own one of your shoulder bags - if I can get there before they are all gone!
Thanks for the chance to win!!

Brianne

Mallory Cervas said...

I'm in! :)

GloriasJewelryBox said...

Lovely bag! Hope I'm the lucky gal :)

Joanna said...

You have inspired me to take some sewing classes. :)

Jane said...

Oh Sweet Mary! I'm really excited about this, Love your bags!

Jayme Lynn said...

How I would love one of your bags. They're so gorgeous and well made!

Lauren said...

Hoping my boyfriend gets the hints and sees that you're posting new bags in time to snag one for our one year anniversary :)

Karen said...

Katie,
Your work is so unique and wonderfully beautiful. I love my made by hank purse and have bought a few others for friends who love them just as much. Canada loves MadebyHank!! I am so glad you got into the handbag business. I agree with Mary who said its always an adventure trying to get one of your bags before they are all snatched up. Congrats on all your very well deserved success!!

Erin said...

Your bags rock! What a great giveaway! I am keeping my fingers crossed for the win!

Megan said...

Very cute bag! Love all of your stuff.

Rosemary Gutierrez said...

wow! beautiful!

Paputsi said...

I absolutely love, love, love your stuff!!!!!

Lindsay Kaye Photography said...

would LOVE to win one of your bags! I"m in!
:)

Cre Cre said...

Hi I'm a big fan of your work....however as of yet, I have always been too late to buy one on etsy! Ah well! I'll keep trying. Keep up the excellent work!
cre

kelley said...

I use my little tough ruffles as a wallet....LOVE it!!! Would love this bag too!!

Chelsea said...

ahh! i love this!

alison.holcomb said...

Awesome bag! Thanks for the give away :)

CrowNology said...

Wow!
Comments really do follow free stuff!
Perhaps you should go back through the comments left periodically over the last few months and draw from those! ;)
Lovely work as usual.
Andrea

The Robinsons said...

I think a 1/200 chance is better odds than being online when you post your bags. 8am EST is very early on the west coast!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

This is so cute. What an amazing job!

-lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

mamatronic said...

Ha! I figured you'd get a million responses. Yeah, this is awesome work.

Caitlin said...

WOW! 147 comments! I hope I have a chance to win. I can't wait to get my other bag in the mail :-D

Timmery said...

Whee! I love your work-pick me pick me!

Lady Di said...

Beautiful bag, as usual!

Kate said...

Your stuff is excellent and amazing! I marvel at your continued success. Please choose me at random! Please choose me at random! Is that helping?

-Kate

Nathalie said...

What a fabulous bag! I wish I could sew like you =]

Holly said...

I would love a chance to win the bag. :) I love everything you make!!

VOBMCM said...

Yes, PLEASE!
thanks!

violetsandlarkspur said...

I have one shoulder bag already but it's lonely and would love a new friend!

Angie said...

absolutely love your bags! these are on the top of my birthday, christmas, anniversary, valentines, etc etc list this year!

Justin said...

the bag looks awesome. my girlfriend would love this!

Filomena said...

Love your designs! I hope all is well!

Sarah L Nav said...

Dear Hank,
I would LOVE to win this bag. I'm a HUGE fan of your work as you know. Thank YOU for being so awesome.
Lots of LOVE,
Sarah Navarrette

Michele P. said...

very nice bag! Love the design and perfect fall colors!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Wendy said...

me me me!

Jennifer said...

count me in! lovely bag, per usual. xxx

sarah said...

Your bags are lovely!

Julianne said...

Count me in too! I'd never say no to houndstooth -- especially in shoulder bag form.

bopbopdesigns said...

Oh I love this one! It's perfect for fall. Fabulous giveaway!!!

Matthew said...

i don't know if men can enter this giveaway, but i am entering this giveaway for my girlfriend. she loves your work and i would love to give her something special! thanks!
matthew

Trains and Sewing Machines said...

wowza! Cute cute cute. I love everything you make :)

Elizabeth said...

Awesome bag! Look at how many fans you have. ;o) Keep up the good work.

HEATHER said...

Love it! Mama needs a new bag!

hannah said...

What a lovely fall bag.. crossing my fingers!!

Amanda aka MamaRobot said...

I'd love to win this gorgeous bag!

Rachael said...

I've been trying for at least six months to get a shoulder bag. I hope I win!

nole said...

Oh Katie, this is gorgeous! I'd love to add this to my Made by Hank collection!

Jacquelyn said...

pretty please

LizzieJane said...

How wonderful! I already have one of your small purses and I would love to own one of your beautiful bags. Thank you for having a wonderful giveaway.

Stacey said...

comment comment! :)

mandi said...

you know, like many fans...i never get to your shop in time :( your stuff is absolutely fantastic! thanks for having this giveaway *fingers and toes crossed*!

Pretty Neat Designs said...

Thank you for having a giveaway. Your bags are really great and I love the touch of houndstooth. Hope you have a good week.

tawny. said...

love this bag! :)

Edith said...

I hope I win..I hope I win!

Teena said...

Count me in, please! I hope I've got a spot of luck with this one! <3

Best of luck to everyone who enters!!

Janney said...

Your bags are awesome ! Hope I win too...

Anu said...

Tee hee! The chances to win this awesome shoulder bag are next to minimal, but count me in anyway ;)Love oyur bags and haven't been able to snatch one yet.

Maria said...

Love your work! Count me in! Thanks!

tara said...

Please count me in!

erin said...

What a beautiful bag!

dang argyle said...

hello. i am in!
-amanda

N. said...

I'd love to enter the contest, thanks so much Katie!

N.

dagny said...

your bags is incredible. love your work! :)

sugarbug said...

OH. MY. GOD. You have the most beautiful bags ever! I just found your blog via Elly Fales. I would love to win this bag....josilv3(at)yahoo(dot)com

Erin said...

I'm in....I'll be keeping my fingers crossed

Megs said...

ohhh i would love, love, love to win this bag!! i have a couple of your little guys and i really want a handbag now :)

brooke @ claremont road said...

I heart your work so much. I have one tough ruffles bag, and now I'm hooked and need more! I stalk your shop regularly but am never lucky enough to snap up another lovely creation. Here's hoping... :-)

scientific culture said...

Your bags are the best! Always a pleasure to see what you're working on next.

Caitlin said...

would love that bag! very lovely. keep up the awesome, inspiring, creative work!

Julie said...

This bag is my dream come true. So much brown!

knack said...

have wanted one of your bags forever.......thanks for a chance to win!! xo

Suzanne said...

oh my... i LOVE it!!!
thanks :)

Heidi Jo said...

Thank YOU for being awesome!!

Jessica Rae Gordon said...

yay! I hope I win! it's a lovely bag.

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