Friday, October 22, 2010
just added two new bags to the shop. you can find them here and here. oh, and the tote has a little zipper purse attached to the inside!
and as an extra thank you to my blog readers, you will receive 15% of your entire purchase (excludes shipping charges) when you enter code HANKSALOT when checking out. offer good through sunday october 24th at midnight EST. enjoy your weekend!
Posted by katie henry at 2:09 PM
Sunday, October 17, 2010
i will be updating the shop tomorrow (monday) morning, with new small shoulder bags. two different styles of tough ruffles, as well as four smaller purses in vintage prints. all of the bags have adjustable fabric straps and antique brass hardware. they are also all finished with antique brass rivets. rivets, rivets, rivets! if you know me in real life and have had a conversation with me in the past few weeks, you have heard of my newfound live for rivets. i am pretty sure my neighbors hate them as much as i love them. oops.
Posted by katie henry at 1:47 PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
hope everyone enjoyed their weekend (or long weekend if you are in the states!) look for these new one of a kind purses in the madebyhank big cartel shop.
Posted by katie henry at 4:23 PM
Thursday, October 7, 2010
after finishing the bag for kat's aunt, i decided to make a few more in that same style. so many of you have requested smaller shoulder bags, so i changed the pattern a bit to make a smaller bag, and the ramona purse is the first of the batch to be finished.
made from a mix of vintage wools, with a little black corded canvas on the front. there are actually two flaps, one on the front and one on the back. they close to each other with a magnetic snap, and can be secured to the front of the bag with a repurposed brown leather detail, with antique brass finish dee rings.
the strap can be doubled by looping the clip through the larger dee ring and clipping it to the smaller dee ring on the opposite side, or lengthened, for a longer strap or worn across the chest. i also finished the strap with metal rivets, for added handsomeness and strength.
the interior has one zippered pocket and a small clip for keys, etc.
oh, and that is a tattoo on my thumb nail. i went to have some more work done by liam sparkes last weekend, and had him do a small triangle on my right thumb nail and the earth sign on the left. it was the weirdest feeling ever. it doesn't hurt at all, but you can really feel the heavy vibration from the gun. so weird. it is not permanent, since it does not go through the nail, and will grow out with my nail. mostly i just think it is a funny substitute for nail polish, since i can't seem to wear that without it chipping like crazy since i use my hands so much. liam lives in london and said nail tattoos were a big thing there for a while, and a favorite was the chanel logo. ha!
Posted by katie henry at 9:36 AM
i made this bag recently, for my friend kat's aunt. the bag was designed around the belt which is very special to her aunt. it was the first thing she ever purchased with her own money, she saved up and purchased it from a fancy department store. kat and i picked out mix of vintage fabrics, including charcoal and cream damask for the back, cocoa lace for the side panels, and deep blue textured upholstery fabric for the front. the flap is chocolate brown suede, repurposed from a vintage skirt. i used the remnant from the belt on the adjustable canvas strap, and freehand stitched madebyhank in bright white.
Posted by katie henry at 9:27 AM
Saturday, October 2, 2010
thank you! to everyone who purchased a bag from yesterday's update. those were all packed up and sent on their way to their new homes yesterday afternoon. i finished two more vintage doilie bags as well as two tough ruffles shoulder bags in dark greys, look for them in the big cartel shop.
Posted by katie henry at 6:49 AM