Handmade items. Made by me. Found for you.

West Palm Beach, Florida 1 Sale On Etsy since 2019

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Handmade items. Made by me. Found for you.

West Palm Beach, Florida | 1 Sale

Gabrielle Gillispie

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Gabrielle Gillispie


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How Made to Be came to be!

Well hello there! Thanks for stopping by.

If you want a little backstory about how Made To Be came to be, read on.

My childhood was filled with pursuits of any and all creative endeavors. In the span of a single day, I would often switch from writing stories to sewing clothes for my dolls to painting pictures of mermaids and fairies to baking brownies and decorating them with powdered sugar, and so on. I’ve always been excited by all the things a person can do with a little imagination.

On Saturday mornings, I would open up “GiGi’s Diner” in my parents kitchen, complete with menu’s I made on Microsoft Word at 7 a.m. During hurricanes when we had no power, I crafted with whatever materials we had in the house and “sold” my wares to my family. My dream of owning a small business was prevalent before I realized what that truly meant.

As life goes on and one must choose their path, I put my other creative loves aside for my first love: writing. And I do love it. My heart is in the books I read and the words I write, but after a few years it yearned for a little variety. That creative spirit felt constrained to a single outlet, and so even though I didn’t feel like I had the time for it, I started crafting again. A new, but familiar, world opened up and I felt God telling me that this was right. I started painting little greeting cards and drawing in my sketchbook and making whatever came to mind.

Later, I fell in love with the idea of turning that passion for creating into an actual business. So here I am - a 22 year old trying to make a living off of running a small business and writing poetry (I know, I know...wish me luck).

I hope to grow with time, to always be able to come up with fun ideas, and make this thing successful. I also hope, more than anything, that you join me in the journey!

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  • Gabrielle Gillispie

    Owner, Creator

    I like a lot of things! Writing is my all-time love, but crafting is my version of therapy. Hence, this store. I’m a dorky introvert, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love to meet new people! Also, I’m very much saved by Jesus.

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Last updated on September 19, 2019

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