Wedding Season!

Wedding Season is fast approaching – and I am excited for custom-made gifts and decor for the happy bride and grooms in your life!

I absolutely cherish a custom cutting board that one of our guests made us, and it’s one of the few times when straying from the registry is OK 🙂

Pictured above are some ring dish sets that I’ve made. They’re so cute and the perfect size!

I am also excited to do some signs! I cannot post one’s I’ve made for my friends yet (it may ruin the surprise!) But it will be stained wood with white lettering in this style:

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Painted Wooden Sign – $18

Last, but not least, photos of the kitchen items I can make (the baking dish is SO hard to take a photo of – I need to do some research)

Beyond this, I can make Cake Toppers, Personalized dress hangers, wedding ceremony/reception signage, etched wine glasses or champagne flutes, etc.

Additionally, I have a machine now that will let me make textiles! Need special bridal party shirts? I can do that! We’re going to Disney honeymoon shirts? I can do that!

Weddings are so much fun, and now that I’ve started my business my friends only get personalized or handmade gifts for special occasions. So much fun!

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Craft Fair and Small Business Saturday

On Saturday, I participated in my FIRST EVER craft fair! I had 4 sales on Etsy previously, so this was extremely exciting to reach a new audience and do direct sales. Here’s me at my booth at the start:

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I am so honored and blessed at the friends and family that came to show their support, and I walked away with a successful experience! I learned a lot, and am really encouraged to do this again. Perhaps some summer Farmer’s Markets are in the future!

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My first order was for the customized casserole dishes. I easily sold more custom-made items than pre-made. Though I should have predicted this, I wish I didn’t spend quite so much time building inventory! (Ok, ok, I know it made my booth more attractive and eye-catching).

So, with all my inventory and the joy I’m having making custom gifts for folks, I encourage you to visit my Facebook page Made With Abandon for local sales and customized requests, and my Etsy Page MadeWithAbandon for orders requiring shipment.

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,

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