Thursday, October 21, 2010

{i finally got one!}

so i have long been a fan of madebyhank ,
maker of beautiful ruffled (and non-ruffled) bags of all sizes & colors,
made mostly from vintage fabrics.
they are completely original and magnificently crafted.
i have yet to come across anything like them.
i have been wanting one of her purses ever since she first started
making them. but they are always
in high demand, so i have never been able to snatch one in time
(or, alternately, i have not been able to afford one!)
but now that she's moved her shop from etsy to big cartel,
they are much more accessible.

and since my mom has asked for her fossil 
purse back that she's been kind enough for me to borrow,
as soon as i saw this madebyhank bag in the shop update on her blog,
 i decided it was time.

so i splurged.
and though i feel a little guilty for what i paid,
i know it will be well worth it.
isn't it fantastic?
the colors and textures are perfection.
this is definitely my most exciting purchase in a long time..
can't wait until it comes!

have you splurged lately?

13 comments:

Anna said...

Yup I splurged on a CHI straightener, after too many years of ubercurly hair now I have the option to get it silky straight in less than 20 mins (a bit better than the 3 hrs it took with my old crappy straightener ;) Worth every penny!

Faith said...

GORGEOUS! I'm sure it will be worth every penny. I just splurged and bought my first pair of TOMS. Hope your new purse arrives soon!

Krystal said...

good for you! i find the more i spend on a bag the longer i like it! haha!
and so blog design question....you use photoshop for it?? in what ways?

Kelly said...

You will love it! I bought one of her zippered pouches a couple weeks ago and LOVE it!

Moriah said...

that purple clutch is soooo cute! i hope they add more items soon!

Dancing Branflake said...

Awesome splurge!!! I wholeheartedly love it. so cute!

annalynnreilly said...

SO CUTE ! My sister just got some of your necklaces from Etsy and I'm totally going to get one too they are adorable! I'm doing an Etsy give away on my blog come check it out !
http://annalynnreilly.blogspot.com/2010/10/my-first-giveaway.html

mandiegirl said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you!!! :) It's nice to splurge occasionally.

Sarah C said...

Woohoo! Great bag - her stuff is simply fabulous, and I'm super jealous that you dared to splurge for it. It will be totally worth it, by the way.

My latest splurge was an antrho dress. Even on sale, it was a splurge, especially because since we've moved we've tried not to spend much at all!

Marie said...

How cute!:D

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ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i love her clutches! i have a lighter purple one. im eyeing some of her new floral patterns. so worth it, girl!

have a lovely weekend!!

Kristine said...

i love the first one... its a gorgeous color!

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jozen said...

i finally snagged one too... and because i love my sis so much... it's her christmas present!