Monday, February 28, 2011

sneak peeks

a few sneak peeks of what will be available in tomorrow's shop update. you can see more on my flickr page!

**ps- my pyrite necklace is from the mossiere shop (love it!)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

shop update!

who: shop update
what: new tough ruffles shoulder bags and zipper purses in shades of greens, greys, blacks, lavenders, and blues.
when: tuesday march 1st, 8am EST
where: the madebyhank etsy shop
why: because it's the signature madebyhank style!

oh, and in case you were wondering, yes! there will be some of the larger sizes with the adjustable leather belt straps! my recent thrifting adventures payed off, and i was finally able to find a handful of old belts (woot!). i will be posting sneak peek photos tomorrow (monday) so you will have a better idea of what to expect.

xo, hank.

Friday, February 18, 2011

W E E K E N D S A L E ! ! !

to receive the discount, enter code XOXOHANK when checking out. find the shop here.

in other news, i was able to find more vintage belts in my recent thrifting adventures, which means the madebyhank signature belt shoulder straps will make a small comeback very soon! enjoy your weekend, everyone! xoxo, hank.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

just listed a small assortment of one of a kind zipper purses in the bigcartel shop.

a small break

last weekend i was able to make a few much-needed days off. my good pal kat and i (and frances) drove up to the hamptons to visit my friend (her sister), who is currently working on a farm out there and living in a little house in the woods. we went to visit her back in august, and it is a completely different place this time of year. liz calls the swarms who vacation there in the summertime 'turkeys', which is both fitting and funny. it is pretty deserted in the winter, which was really nice. it was also the most beautiful few days we had in quite a while (it felt like spring!), which meant spending some valued time outdoors. we spent most of two afternoons on the beach, and frances went in the ocean for the first time (she loves it!). it was so, so wonderful to soak up some sunshine and breathe some non-philadelphia air and spend time with two of my favorite humans.

sneak peeks

i was able to make four of the small cross-body style bags, with a longer leather strap with antique brass finish hardware and rivet details. the larger messenger style bags (2 available) have a large slip pocket under the flap, which is the entire width of the bag and nearly as tall (as well as four smaller slip pockets on the inside of the bag), and the shoulder strap is nice sturdy light brown leather (adjustable and can be shortened to wear on the shoulder, or extended to wear across the chest). you can see more photos of both bags on my flickr page. the bags will be available tomorrow (wednesday february 16th) at 8pm EST in my etsy shop.

Monday, February 14, 2011

shop update!

new tough ruffles shoulder bags available in the madebyhank etsy shop on wednesday. i will post some sneak peek photos tomorrow.

tweet, tweet

hey there. sorry things have been so quiet around here the past week or so. i am finishing up a new batch of tough ruffles shoulder bags, and those will be available in the shop on wednesday (will announce the shop update and time later today once i am able to put everything together).
in other news, madebyhank finally joined twitter. i was fortunate enough to be selling next to lisa from tree and kimball at the vagabond sale on saturday, and she finally sold me on it. it was so nice to sit down with a fellow maker and seller and swap stories. working from home and running a small business means i do not get out into the world very often, so it was almost like having a co-worker for a day. so, let the social networking begin! follow madebyhank on twitter here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

pre-valentines trunk show

madebyhank will be part of a pre-valentine's day trunk show taking place at both vagabond and topstitch T O M O R R O W (saturday, february 12th). madebyhank will be at vagabond, from 2-7 pm. both shops are located in old city philadelphia, on third street between market and arch.

and hopefully i will have the chance to photograph a few new items to add to the shop for monday. enjoy your weekend! xo, hank.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

the vera bag

made from repurposed vintage vera neumann curtains in bright shades of blues and greens. after so many grey days, i wanted to make something bright and spring-y. available here and here.

the vera bag