ReadyMade Project Feature


To my surprise, I received an advance copy of the upcoming ReadyMade magazine yesterday – sent to me because I have a project in the Dec/Jan issue! I’ve been waiting to spill the beans since I was asked to contribute a couple months ago, and it’s finally, nearly released. Some of you might have seen me post the process in my flickr a while back, but I’ll post a few new pics here too.

There’s a funny story about all of this. I submitted the idea to them a few months before, and I received a polite rejection email. It stated that “if selected for a future issue, someone will contact you.” It was worded kindly and very professionally, but even so – I still took it as ‘Grade A’ reject status. After that, I was still convinced that it was a neat idea, and figured surely someone might like it too, right? So, with that, I hatched the idea for this blog (to teach my rejector a lesson? Surely not…). While working on it and creating posts for launch, ReadyMade wrote me back and asked me to be in the NEXT issue! In the end, what I deemed as rejection, motivated me to just get out and make something on my own. Another cheesy ‘after-school-special’ comes true! Heh.

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13 Responses to “ReadyMade Project Feature”

  1. nicolle says:

    congrats on being in readymade! what a great idea to use a blanket and it looks great!

  2. Lauren says:

    Contests on ReadyMade! That’s huge!

  3. MMP says:

    thanks and thanks!

  4. lacey says:

    awesome matt! certainly going to get a few copies of that issue.

  5. mariana says:

    fanstastic idea matt.. LOVE it… and congratulations on the publication!

  6. mariana says:

    … and i forgot to mention… your blog is fabulous.

  7. kristin says:

    I so want to make a few of those for my drafty windows. Looking forward to the tutorial in ReadyMade.

    And what a lovely blog! I just discovered it but will definitely be back often.

  8. Matt, we were really pleased to be able to include your project – it is great and we (RM) have a few friends and colleagues who have already followed your instructions to warmer homes. And also, we are quite pleased to hear that we inspired you to start your blog. It looks great!

  9. Ken B says:

    Just received my issue to ReadyMade in the mail yesterday. Well done Matt! Too bad they didn’t use your very nice graphic shown here.

    Now a note about ReadyMade and hope the ReadyMade folks will read. Sure wish they would focus less on food and more on Redux within the home and office. I believe they have lost the focus that they originally started with.

    Anyway great job Matt.

  10. Zach says:

    Really like this idea. And the blog, which I just stumbled across yesterday! Now I kind of want to subscribe to ReadyMade, too…

  11. Belinda says:

    This is awesome. I am definitely going to make this.

  12. A great big thank you from all of us who live in wonderful but drafty old Victorian houses ;) !!