Martha Stewart American Made Nominee!
I've entered Martha Stewart's American Made competition, and voting started today! The winner of this competition will receive $10,000 (just think of all the bags I could make with that... Read more
Shipping, shipping, shipping
It took seven months to produce my bags, and just three days (and two post office runs) to ship them all. The bulk of the backer rewards went out on... Read more
And I have finished bags!
GREAT NEWS (yes, I'm shouting) - my bags are done! My leather supplier told me he'd underestimated the amount of time needed to finish the bags, so it took him... Read more
Final stages (really)
I picked up my sewn (but strap-less) bags from my manufacturer in San Francisco yesterday, and immediately dropped them off with my leather supplier in Burlingame. He's going to start... Read more
Bags are being sewn!
I dropped all the fabric and supplies off with my manufacturer two weeks ago and the bags are being sewn this week (when your order is for 300 bags and... Read more
I wanted to give everyone an update since I'd expected the bags to be ready by now... and they're not. All supplies are ready, fabric has been cut and printed,... Read more
Printing has begun!
I printed fabric for a combined 14 hours on Friday and Saturday, and still have another four-ish days to go before I'm finished. Fabric will go to my manufacturer next... Read more
Finally - we're in production!
After a few snafus (like my manufacturer losing my patterns, delaying cutting until I could get new patterns made), the bags are finally in production. I dropped off all my... Read more
Fewer updates mean a lot more activity (right?)
So much has happened since my last update. None of it is glamorous, but everything I've done has been crucial to getting this launch ready. Really. Here's what I've been... Read more
One more print
I'm going to the studio this weekend to work on one more print for my bags. You may have seen this before - it's my "harlequin leaves" print, which I've... Read more
The next phase...
At 5am-ish this morning (and, yes, I unintentionally woke up that early today), my project closed. Thanks to you, I raised 104% of my target - or $6,763.
And now... Read more
At 6:20 am today, with 70 hours left to go, I hit my target of $6500. It was a fantastic way to start the day.
Today, I'll order my fabric... Read more
Wow - Thank You!
Seriously, you guys - thank you.
Last week, I asked you to tweet about my project and post it on your Facebook walls. So many of you did just that... Read more
Help me get the word out!
I have just about $3,000 left to raise for my Kickstarter project.
Thank you! I can't believe I've raised so much for this project in such a short period of... Read more
Almost at 50%!
The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity, with two launch parties and a meeting with my manufacturer. I'm exhausted, but I'm also so excited - I've hit... Read more
24 hours later... and launch parties!
Wow. It's been just a little over 24 hours since I launched my Kickstarter project, and the project is already 24% funded.
I'll say it again: thank you.... Read more