We just received some awesome news yesterday in our inbox!!! The curators of the prestigious Niche Awards surprised us with this:

RE: NICHE Awards- Finalist
Good Day and Congratulations!
The first round of judging for the 2011 NICHE Awards is complete, and one or more of your pieces has been selected as a finalist! More information will be sent your way in the next few weeks…

I submitted three pieces and we’ll see which one(s) get selected as a finalist.

Art and images are judged on the following:

* Technical excellence, both in surface design and form
* A distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought
* Market viability

I have to read and reread this note!! After so many rejections with our leather goods this past year, this could not have come at a better time! So happy that our hard work is getting recognition!!!

I know this year has been tough for everyone and I want to thank you all for being supportive!!