This post has been a long time coming. I have worked hard, and Moobury is now fully open to custom orders.
So what pushed me to this?
In part this was due to demand, but the main reason is that the requests come from such a sincere place that they were hard to say no to. On my Etsy store, I made it a particular point to advertise "does not accept custom orders" because they take a lot more time and effort to make, and the material costs are higher. There are plenty of other sellers that do this, so I'll leave the hardship to them
...or so I thought.
I was extremely surprised when a buyer(Natalie) on Etsy sent me a private message for a custom request. I tried to deter her with higher pricing and absolutely no refunds, due to the nature of custom orders. However, her story that followed took me fabric shopping at three different store locations just so I can find her the perfect fabric.
Natalie was trying to replace her long time favorite earmuffs that recently broke, and after a long search could not find a pair to her satisfaction. The story sounds familiar right? Yep, we were "kindred earmuff spirits". I related to her pain, and my heart ached when she sent me pictures of her broken pair. I told her I couldn't completely replicate her old earmuffs, but we could work together to make something close. And as you can see from the pictures of the polka-dotted earmuffs, we were both happy with the results. :)
This year I had another custom order where I again broke a rule. I made behind the head earmuffs for men! *gasps* Its not that I couldn't before, but for what is offered of men's earmuffs out there, I can't compete with the prices. It also takes a surprising amount of effort to make by hand. (sigh, if only I were a machine)
Yet my friends Eric & HayJin (EJIN) have their anniversary coming up. They are one of the cutest couples, and their couple selfies popping up on my fb newsfeed makes me go 'awwww' every time. EJIN started their relationship in Peru when a large group of us backpacked to Machu Picchu together, since then they have been doing long distance from Chile --> NYC and then California --> New Jersey. They chat everyday, and put in an extreme amount of effort traveling to see one another. HayJin is in California, she doesn't need earmuffs, but when she visits the East Coast this November to celebrate her anniversary with Eric, she will. And during that time, she wanted to have a matching pair with Eric to stay warm. Their level of commitment to each other makes it impossible to turn down such a sweet request, so I set myself to work once again.
Thank you to the wonderful people above for giving me a chance to mend the earmuff-shaped hole in my heart with new earmuffs, friendship and love, and being a perfect example of it.
Even though I have done custom orders in the past, I have finally come to terms that it's a thing now. lol. Therefore this is the official announcement that Moobury is now offering custom earmuff orders! Yay!
(Pricing start at $55, and go up based on material cost. Mens earmuffs will only be offered in couple pairs, guy-girl or guy-guy combos. My only limitation is I am unable to sew through leather by hand or make my women frames adjustable. For more information please contact us directly through e-mail or fb. Thanks!)