Posted by Heather in on April 19, 2013
In the eyes of many Buyers, Makers are magicians. CustomMade is a space where Buyers’ most coveted inspiration can come to life so they’re not necessarily thinking of limitations when they choose you as their Maker.
Because of great expectations, sooner or later you’ll be faced with a Buyer request that is out of your [...]
Caroline Bagby in Custom Inspiration on April 18, 2013
Earth Day is right around the corner and we’re all about supporting the cause. Words like ozone depletion and global warming are freaky while recycling and reusing are a lot lighter on the ears. Many CustomMade Makers have jumped on the green bandwagon and have made their name crafting up reclaimed wood pieces, reused fabrics, recycled [...]
Posted by Caroline Bagby in on April 16, 2013
As many of you know, Boston was shaken by the tragic events that took place during the marathon yesterday. A day so beloved by Bostonians centered around friendly competition and support for strangers running for a cause was horrifically disrupted by an attack from an unknown source. Runners were diverted, cell service was cut [...]
Caroline Bagby in Custom Creation Stories on April 12, 2013
The Inspiration Space above a mantle that needed filling, a slight obsession with the Maker’s work and an inclination toward giraffes.
The Request A simple reassertion to “follow your muse.”
The Maker Tamar Kingan
The Process Adam (Buyer) went to Tamar Kingan (Maker) looking for a unique giraffe painting to grace his walls. And that was [...]
Caroline Bagby in Maker Spotlight on April 9, 2013
If last weekend landed you on the CustomMade Facebook page, chances are your jaw dropped at the unique fire pit created by Melissa & Jason Crisp of The Fire Pit Gallery. Well, you weren’t alone! The comments were flowing, likes were flying and shares were hitting the roof. Intrigued by the intricate work of this [...]
Caroline Bagby in Custom Inspiration on April 8, 2013
With wedding season on the horizon, inspirational Pinterest boards are filling up with mason jar creations, repurposed white Christmas lights and lots of chalkboard paint. But if you’re anything like us and craving more than DIY candle holders, take the reused and recycled initiative a step further with some custom wedding goods for the brides-to-be.
We’re putting our [...]
Posted by Tammy in on April 5, 2013
Wedding season is upon us! Brides and grooms are searching for the perfect accessories to make their special day unique and wedding-goers are on the hunt for one-of-a-kind gifts that don’t fit into an envelope (cash is great, but come on!).
As a Maker, you may not think your work is appealing to [...]
Posted by Caroline Bagby in on April 5, 2013
At the end of 2012 we brought you our Year in Review, and if you thought that was impactful, well, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Our team has grown and we packed a pretty impressive punch during our first quarter (we break the year into 3 month intervals for optimal goal-hitting power), so we wanted to [...]
Caroline Bagby in Custom Inspiration on April 4, 2013
The spring months call for the dusting off of luscious libations. Your robust red wines may have been keeping you toasty all winter, but it’s time to break out the fruity and crisp goodness that puts some pep back in your step.
There’s something about warmer weather that makes having a get together twice as fun and [...]