Saturday, September 26, 2009

shop update!

these and a few others will be available in my shop around 4pm (EST) today.

Friday, September 25, 2009

hey there

i am working on a new batch of shoulder bags and a handful of smaller items to add later this weekend or early next week (i will announce when i have a better idea of what day/time), but in the meantime, i will be re-listing a few items. unfortunately, a few buyers were not able to complete the orders they placed, so i have three tough ruffles shoulder bags that i will be re-listing, along with a few zipper purses and clutches.

the listings should be complete and available in my shop in the next hour or so. (around 11am EST).

Monday, September 21, 2009

and the winner is....

the lucky winner of the thank-you-for-being-awesome giveaway is...

C A I T L I N ! ! !

caitlin, please check your mailbox and when you get a chance, please send your shipping information my way (

for a little added fun, the second and third names that were chosen will receive a small madebyhank surprise in the mail as well.

those two names are megan and justin.

a big thank-you to everyone who entered!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

just added

i added thse few last shoulder bags to the shop. i will be out of town for a few days, so they will ship first thing monday september 21st. i will take care of shipping for US orders, and international orders will be five dollars.

have a good week!

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.






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!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

a thank you, an apology, and a giveaway walk in to a bar...

wow--! those bags went super fast, thanks everyone.

you may have noticed that i was only able to list eight new shoulder bags. due to some technical difficulties (and one of the most frustrating days i have had in a while), the rest will have to wait until tomorrow. there are a handful more, and i will try to announce a more specific time on here before i list them.

i would like to also offer a few apologies. first, it has taken me an especially long time to make my way through the insanity that has become my inbox, so i am sorry that it has taken my up to one week in some cases to get back to some of you. i assure you i am trying my very best to keep my shop stocked and keep up with internet communications, while still maintaining some level of sanity and finding a few minutes here and there to spend some much needed time with friends.

i promise to make the time to respond to each of you in the next day or two. please do not take my delayed response as a lack of gratitude or an abundance of rudeness. it is simply the trouble with the world that there are only so many hours in each day. and unfortunately i have no way of changing that. if it has been a while and you have not heard from me, please try to contact me again. as any etsy seller will tell you, etsy conversations can get a bit confusing and disorganized when you receive such a high volume of them.

i assure you all that i am very sincerely grateful to be where i am and do what i do and have the support and encouragement from all of you.

thank you for liking the things that i make, and thank you for taking the time to read my words.

i will be posting photos and details for the upcoming thank-you-for-being-awesome giveaway. because, well, i want to thank you all for being awesome.

marianne and i took a small field trip to a nearby park to take some photos today. here are some of the funtimes we had.


marianne helps

marianne helps

goldstar park

goldstar park

heads up

today is a bit of a terrible horrible no good very bad day.

several things have gone wrong, the most recent thing being a few hours ago when, in typical katie henry fashion, i dropped my camera on the floor while it was downloading the new photos that i was about to re-size and crop for tonight's shop update. this broke both the USB cable and the inside of the camera where the USB connects to.

things were looking up when i realized there is a radio shack just ten blocks from my home, so i hopped on my trusty bicycle and headed over straight away in search of the proper memory card reader. of course the unnecessarily condescending man working there sold me the wrong item even though i said i thought it was wrong, which resulted in a second trip to the same radioshack to replace the stupidverywrong memory card reader with the itoldyouthisiswhatineededinthefirstplace memory card reader.

so dear readers, the point of this little story is to let you know that the shop update will not be a 7pm EST. it will instead, be closer to 8:30 EST.

thank you for your patience.

here is a sneak peek of what's to come...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

shop update!

i will be adding new shoulder bags to the shop on thursday at 7pm (EST). please check back then!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

the prettiest plaid

autumn will be here before we know it, and while day dreaming about sweaters-and-boots weather, i started working on some new bags. i just added these two to the shop, and will have more in various plaids and florals very soon.