Makeably is a place where people go to buy handcrafted things from crafty people. Wait this sounds a lot like Etsy you say? Nope. The awesome thing about Makeably is that you make what you buy. Not literally, but you choose the idea. The sites really cool because it allows makers and buyers to work together to create something completely customizable for you!
Basically, how it works is you go to the site, see a template for something to be made, like... I don't know.. a baby hat for example ;). This listing isn't for the hat itself but for the idea. You see some stuff the maker can do in images and written down, then if you're interested, you send the maker a message and say something like, "hey, I saw your stuff and I was thinking could you make a hat that looks like a purple pumpkin eater with wings and a horn?" and the maker says, "Heck yah! Send me some photos of what you were thinking and I'll go see if I can find the right yarn for you and lets get this awesome hat made!"
The best part about this site is that it encourages makers like me and buyers to create not only something completely original, but also forces those creative juices to flow! Do me a favor and check out the site and if you like the idea sign up to be a part of it! It's free of course and it's way awesome, trust me.
You can check out my shop here: http://makeably.com/p/15
And the site itself here: http://makeably.com/
Thanks Ryan and Ana for letting me be a part of your site! I'm super excited to work with you and buyers from all over to make something awesome!