April 14, 2014

Clover Market: Chestnut Hill

Hello there!
Remember me?
I finally resurfaced this past gorgeous weekend when I made an appearance at Clover Market.
It was 80 degrees and sunny!
A perfect day for a craft show...(despite the wind we received near the end.)
We debuted our Velvet Town Bags and Bow Town Bags at this show.
We also sold a little vintage, including clothing and housewares to round out our booth.

Our next show is just around the corner, so we will be back in hiding until then.
Stay updated with instagram to see what new products will be in Glenside on April 26th.

But first take a look around our Clover Market set up:

Can't make it to Glenside?
Don't worry! We have a few more shows this season.
New products will also be available in our online shop.
Visit us here: www.agirlnamedkatie.etsy.com

March 29, 2014

Weekly Update: Week 2 + 3

Hey there!
Like our new look?
(Template from Beautiful Dawn Designs)

Yesterday felt like the day to take a professional step with the blog.
So we put on a new set of work clothes!

Last weekend I was out of town, so I decided to post a combined update this week.

This week brought a new bag into town.
The Velvet Town Bag in Lavender!

I have been crazy about lavender lately.

We also designed some packaging for our silk scarves and started working on a few more new products.

New business cards and hang tags arrived this week! 
We can't wait to take these beauties to the show!

See you next week!

March 15, 2014

Weekly Update: Week One

Hey there!
In case you missed my last post, let me fill you in on where I have been all week!

a girl named katie is preparing for five spring craft shows!
And because I am super busy in the studio preparing for these shows, I have decided to just blog once a week until the show season slows down. 

So here is our first weekly update:

This week I finished a lot of bags and I am preparing to finish some more next week.
(They are so pretty, I just can't wait!)

I introduced two new bags and they are in the shop!

Don't forget, the 30% off sale is still going on!
Use the code: FB300 

The new bags are included in this sale. 
These are limited edition!
So grab your favorite before they are sold out!

See you next week!

March 10, 2014

News, news, news.

What's happening?!

Did you have a great weekend?
Did you feel that sunshine?
Did you hear those birds?!

We did!
And just like the cows in our pasture, we were lovinggg it!

My brother's birthday was last week and we had them over for the weekend.
I woke up early on Sunday and made him one of his favorite breakfasts, banana bread french toast with a loaf I baked earlier in the week.
We had strawberries and whip cream, and fresh squeezed orange juice.
Yum. :)

----------- Onward!! ----------

To the news: 

So you know how I told you I was accepted into three craft shows?
or 4..
now 5...

Yup. We are going to FIVE spring craft shows in the Philly area!
We just heard back from Art Star Craft Bazaar and we are in! 
So if you are in Philly, stop by and say hello! 
The show is two days, May 10th + 11th at Penn's Landing.

I am still freaking out. 

So much to do! So much to do!

So, that's the good news. Now for some bad news:
Because it is just little ol' me and anyone I can manage to bribe with coffee and baked goods helping prepare for the show, I have decided to take a bit of a back seat on the blogging front for a while.

I am planning to post weekly updates every Saturday that will include news, event information, and previews of new products. So make sure you catch up with us on the weekend! 

I will be back to blogging closer to the end of our Spring show season. 

But wait, there is more good news!
A Girl Named Katie is going to be getting a "brand" new look! 
We are officially working towards a new logo, a new website, and making several updates to our blog.
The new look is coming early this summer!

In the mean time..
3.) Leave us craft show advice in the comments!

Did ya get all that?
See you on Instagram, friends!

March 6, 2014

We made it!

We finished out the 300 likes with a few to spare!
Now as promised!

I just want to say how blessed I am to have the support of all of you fine folks!

I really love creating these products for you and I am so thankful that I am able to pursue this dream full-time. 

For those who are new friends, A Girl Named Katie products are handmade. Hours of time, passion, and joy go into making each item. Every item is made just for you.

When you purchase a handbag, you are supporting my dream. You are making it possible for me to do what I love every day.

But not just my dream. I make it a point to purchase my materials from other small businesses in America, so when I succeed, they succeed.

I hope to see you at one of my Spring shows (see the events page for details.) And if you can't make it, that is alright. You can shop 24/7 right here: www.agirlnamedkatie.com

Thank you, everyone, from the bottom of my heart.

300 for 30.

We are almost there!

Have you stopped by our Facebook page and given us a like?
When the page reaches 300 likes, you get 30% off everything in the shop!
(and new products are on their way!)