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:

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:


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!







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.


Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,


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