Tuesday, January 24, 2012

‘Elsie’ Clutch

Meet ‘Elsie’ - the newest addition to the HankOrange bag collection!  This clutch is named after my Grandma, Elsie Mae. 

‘Elsie’ is a mix of functionality, class, and personality, all packed in a little package- just like my Grandma.
The houndstooth is classy and timeless and the bright pink flower adds a little kick of color and personality. 

The clutch is large enough to hold all your ‘essentials’ yet still has character and a little bit of sassiness! 

You can order yours here! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Colorful 2012

It is a new year.  I have goals and new ideas for HankOrange, but I haven’t been especially motivated to act on anything.  Until now. 

I found some inspiration - Kaffe Fassett!  His work totally enthuses and excites me.  I’m fascinated by his work.  
Kaffe is a man of many talents, but what I’m most drawn to, naturally, are his fabrics.  The way he uses brilliant bright colors and big bold pattern is totally stimulating to the eye!
Wednesday night I had the privilege of attending a lecture by Kaffe.   He presented a slide show with various photographs both of his works and of various things that have inspired his creations.  Oh Wow!  The man is amazing.  His personality and sense of humor made the hour-long presentation entertaining and totally inspiring!  
I left feeling re-charged and ready to be productive.  I left with a new admiration for bright colors and bold patterns.  I found a new appreciation for using simple shapes to create amazing patterns.  
I’m ready to do something bold and brave!  Thank you Kaffe for the motivation I needed!
Hopefully I can keep this enthusiasm and let it be the driving force for new HankOrange creations this year!
New Year.  New ideas.  New inspirations.   
Think bold.  Think big.  Be brave and be daring.  
Here’s to a colorful 2012!  

Monday, January 16, 2012

Giveaway time!

HankOrange is being featured on another blog! 

Karina from K Tobin Video is hosting a HankOrange giveaway on her blog! 
Karina is a long time friend of mine and I’m so excited to be featured on her new blog!  

Check out her blog and the amazing review she wrote about HankOrange.  I’m sure I couldn’t have paid her to write a nicer review of HankOrange!  My Oh My, is this a nice review.

I’ve had the privilege of creating various things for the little ladies in Karina’s life (her beautiful little girl and her two adorable nieces).  Which she highlights in her blog post.  So fun!

Go check out K Tobin Video blog and ‘like’ her page on facebook.  Enter the giveaway!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Smarty Pants

Wednesday, I took the little man to the fabric store. The poor kid has become quite familiar with this place, he is a regular! I do try to go without him when I can, but yesterday I really wanted to go and it had to be during a specific time. Kaffe Fassett was at the local fabric shop doing a trunk show and signing autographs. My Mother had mailed me a book of hers to have him autograph (can’t disappoint Grandma- at least that reason worked on the little man!) so I had to go!

The place was PACKED!  Of course, since I was there I needed to grab some fabric for a specific project I’m working on. Maybe not the best decision. The line to the cash register was about 20 people deep. Since we were the youngest (myself included) in the shop by at least 20 years, we stood out and all the sweet ladies standing in front and back of us made it their mission to get the cute three year old to talk to them. He wanted nothing to do with it.

After about 15 minutes of waiting, however, he started to come out of his shell (and started to loosen the death grip he had around my neck and waist!). He never did talk to anyone except me, but he did start acting more like himself. He was pointing out various shapes and objects on the bolts of fabric near us. He was telling me what the colors were and how many bolts of fabric were in a row. He was telling me stories about the alligators and why there was only a ‘Daddy’ and a ‘baby’ alligator picture. The ‘mommy alligator is in the water’- and that is why she wasn’t pictured. Obviously.

Then, all of a sudden, “Target Store!” he screamed, “Mommy Target store!” The ladies surrounding us all laughed! What did he see what looked like Target? I realized he was looking at a fabric. A solid red fabric with white dots with smaller red dots in the middle- resembling the Target store ‘target’ logo.
Brand recognition at it’s finest!

He comes up with some random things, but he entertains me for sure. And, he entertained all the ladies in line as well.
My trips to the fabric store with my little man are always an adventure!


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