Tuesday, May 31, 2011


cool off with FREE SHIPPING!
it is effing H O T out there. cool off with free shipping from the madebyhank shop. to take advantage of this offer, simply enter any of the following codes at checkout: BOARDWALK, SKEEBALL, POPSICLE, or FROZEN (valid for both domestic and international orders!)

N E W ! N E W ! N E W !

find them here.

N E W tough ruffles shoulder bags

tough ruffles shoulder bags in 5 new shades: sea glass, grass green, lavender, peony, and burnt orange. now available for pre-order. take a look! hope everyone had fun this weekend. xo, hank.

Friday, May 27, 2011


from top to bottom: everett, 21x12" oval ; william and robert, 8" circle ; audrey and jane, 14" circle ; rebecca and jack, 12" circle

since i posted the photo of my art star display, a handful of you have inquired about whether the sewn drawings will be for sale online. i have never sold them online before, since it is difficult for folks to see and understand exactly what they are and how much work goes into each piece, but i just added the pieces i currently have available to my big cartel shop. if anyone has any questions, please email me at madebyhank@gmail.com. to see my past work, you can go here. and please, please be kind and do not copy any of the images. thanks for looking! xo, hank.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

H O T days and B R I G H T new bags

phew- it a HOT one out there today. i've been eating lots of popsicles and editing lots of photos. adding these new bags to the shop right now. take a look! hope everyone is having fun and keeping cool. xo, hank.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

☐ ☐ C O M I N G S O O N ! ! ! ☐ ☐

they predicted rain and grey days all this week, but my windows are open and the sun is shining! hope everyone is enjoying spring so far. look for new zipper purses in the shop later today. xo, hank.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

▲▲▲ N E W ▲▲▲

just listed an OOAK tough ruffles shoulder bag in bright blue + deep navy, as well as a large tough ruffles shoulder bag in perfect pinks (with a grey back! + there are two available) in the shop.

soggy, soggy spring

hi there! just a little peek at what my art star booth set up looked like. i have only done two other events like this so far, so i still have quite a few kinks to work out as far as display, etc., but it's getting there. many of you have inquired as to whether the items in the previous post will be available in my shop. i made those items for the art star craft bazaar this past weekend, and since it was a pretty soggy weekend (so glad i sprung for the really good tent!), i do actually still have some of the items, and will be listing them in my shop throughout the week, as i am able to finish up the photos.

Friday, May 13, 2011


just a few shots of the scene around here lately. this past week was pretty insane. it started on monday with some dudes coming over for a few hours to film + interview me in my studio for a documentary they are working on about artists in south philadelphia. i was super nervous, and i'm very uncomfortable in front of a camera, but they made it fun, so i ended up feeling pretty good about it. i have been sewing and sewing and sewing, first catching up on over fifty orders form last week (thanks so much, everyone!), then finishing up some inventory for the artstar craft bazaar this weekend. i was not able to finish nearly as many bags as i had hoped, but there are only so many hours in each day. if you are in philadelphia, please stop by my booth (i'm sharing with tim gough) and say hi. it might be soggy, but i'm hoping for the best.

art star craft bazaar
Saturday, May 14th from 11-6pm & Sunday, May 15th from 11-6pm
Penn's Landing Great Plaza - on Columbus Boulevard between Walnut Street + Chestnut Street
rain or shine!

Monday, May 2, 2011

▲▲▲ N E W ! ! ! ▲▲▲

four new spring bags! a tough ruffles shoulder bag in bright yellows (!), a teeny purse in kelly green + white, a small ikat print cross-body bag, and a super nice + roomy ikat print tote. available in my etsy shop.