For my boyfriend's birthday in three months, I have a very specific gift in mind: black silk pajamas with a large embroidered Tree of Gondor
on the back. I'm clueless about embroidery. Is this doable within a reasonable (say, under $200) budget? [more inside]
posted by littlegreen
on Aug 1, 2014 -
Is there a place online (either a store or a site that facilitates merchants or a single merchant) that sells custom or just awesomely painted upscale (Taylor, et al) guitars?
posted by jitterbug perfume
on Jul 22, 2014 -
I'm having a difficult time finding interesting summer solstice (June 21st) events in Derbyshire, Leicestershire or Nottinghamshire this year. By events, I mean actual solstice-related events e.g. traditional customs or folklore rituals, morris dancing, pagan events, or astronomical things. Either are there any, or (even better) are there online listings for such events?
posted by Wordshore
on Jun 9, 2014 -
I have a beautiful silhouette of my son in jpg format that I want to print on a locket or pendant for Mothers' Day. Please recommend online options for getting this done. [more inside]
posted by Xalf
on Apr 25, 2014 -
Looking for a professional or skilled amateur the metro area to make some clothes for me by cutting up and copying existing clothes! [more inside]
posted by Frowner
on Apr 22, 2014 -
Looking for an iOS app that will let me set up a table (of dice scores and results), then roll on that table by pushing a button. For example, I might set up a table 'FOO': 1-2 = A, 3-4 = B, 5-6 = C. I could then push the FOO button, and it'd roll a d6 and give me A, B or C. Does this sort of thing exist?
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Apr 21, 2014 -
I would like to create custom gardening calendar - biodynamic calendar + edible wild plants for my region + crop rotation + phenology + some other things.
And then I would like to receive email reminder for each day that would remind me what to sow when, with what and what to pick in the wild.
What would be the best software to do so?
posted by leigh1
on Mar 14, 2014 -
We like the modern amenities, but hate the lack of charm of nearby tear-downs. Could we get what we want in a custom build within our budget? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 11, 2014 -
I know exactly what I want, but I haven't been able to find it. Have any mefites used any online custom women's clothiers?
posted by Maisie
on Dec 9, 2013 -
I would like to find a seamstress or tailor to make a custom pencil skirt for me that I can wear to work (so, stuffy business fabric). My attempts to google a solution have not been successful. I either find places that want to charge me $300 or more (nope!), places that do alterations (I need it made from scratch), or places that make custom clothing for men but not women, or brides but not non-brides. I am located in lower Manhattan but have a subway card and am willing to use it. Can anyone suggest where I can go to have a nice suit-like pencil skirt created for me?
posted by prefpara
on Nov 21, 2013 -
I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and I'm trying to install drivers other than the ones Windows 7 auto-installs. I've unchecked auto-install drivers, but from the googling I've done it appears this solution only prevents Windows from downloading drivers. It will still auto-install ones previously existing on the computer. [more inside]
posted by Autumn
on Oct 25, 2013 -
Can anyone who writes Arabic tell me what a proper Arabic alphabetical list should look like?
Can anyone who knows XSLT help me with this Arabic list once we know how it should look? [more inside]
posted by Skyanth
on Aug 21, 2013 -
We're looking for an engagement ring, and I've fallen in love with an antique ring 1
. But it's out of our price range by a factor of seven. Please suggest alternatives, so that we can get something that looks similar, but is around 5,000 USD. [more inside]
posted by eulily
on Jul 4, 2013 -
I would like to have a batch of canvas tote-bags made with custom artwork, with the following design caveat: The logo/artwork wraps around each side of the bag. What specific companies can do this for small batches (50-100, max)? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Jun 25, 2013 -
I want to set up a Google search that searches a set of 15 domains. Google's "Advanced Search" doesn't do the trick. Is there a workaround? [more inside]
posted by seventyfour
on Jun 20, 2013 -
I'm in China and I can get any suit custom made. That's great because I'm tall and heavy. That's also daunting because I have to show up with pictures of what I want. I find it tough to find good links to websites with tips for people like me. What modern suit would look good on me?
posted by krautland
on Jun 8, 2013 -
I am making myself a custom recipe book with all my recipes out of an old journal. On the spine, I was going to engrave "From the kitchen of Jane Doe" but I feel kind of meh about that and was hoping somebody had a better suggestion! [more inside]
posted by skjønn
on Apr 19, 2013 -
Everything I do, all day, every day, hurts. The more I do things that are painful, the more the pain snowballs. We're going to build a house that we hope will help reduce the accumulation of pain, and maybe even let me recover a little. Help me make sure I'm covering all the bases in house design accommodations. [more inside]
posted by galadriel
on Feb 13, 2013 -
My fiance is half-Norwegian, and all the family he's in contact with are pretty Norwegian. We're having a wedding and trying to honor each other's heritages. I need touches and customs that can be added to said wedding. Problem: while googling on the internet for Viking stuff and/or meaningful runes, I'm finding a ton of racist stuff. My fiance has done antifa work and I just plain hate Nazis. How can I find cool customs that have not been appropriated by horrible people, and how can I buy jewelry (particularly ring-type) that isn't going to racist pockets? [more inside]
posted by corb
on Feb 4, 2013 -
Where should I look for information on becoming a bespoke tailor (through books/self-education, training, and/or apprenticeship) in the United States? [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger
on Nov 18, 2012 -
Where can I (or can I?) order *one* heat changing coffee mug that displays one custom message when cold and another, slightly different custom message when filled with hot liquid? Google returns only "blank revealing custom image" mugs. Is this even possible? Maybe you can't put regular ink under changing ink? Screenprinting scientists: give me the scoop before I wear my googling fingers to the bone.
posted by lilnublet
on Nov 12, 2012 -
Who can make me some custom celtic jewellery for my wife's christmas (my design, on a necklace) [more inside]
posted by ewan
on Nov 5, 2012 -
I would like to create a font using someone's handwriting and am looking for a good software with which to do this. I'm not an expert in this, so it would have to have a small learning curve, unless it is really worth it for me to spend time learning so I can get reasonable results. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek
on Oct 19, 2012 -
Can you suggest some place to buy custom return address labels, who have a good reputation and tasteful templates? Google has a thousand tacky options that all seem the same.
posted by smackfu
on Sep 28, 2012 -
Could anyone recommend a website where I can order a (very) small run of (relatively) inexpensive custom printed storage or portfolio boxes? Or, alternatively, could you help me concoct a long lasting, elegant, DIY alternative to custom printed boxes? [more inside]
posted by cimton
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Which UK companies have good reputations for doing custom builds of PCs? Are there any that have given you particularly good/bad service? [more inside]
posted by ZsigE
on May 31, 2012 -
What's the best place to go for custom magnetic signs that you put on the side of your car to advertise your business? [more inside]
posted by NewGear
on May 8, 2012 -
Where can I find a cheap-ish but legit person to make me a custom bracelet or necklace of the gemstones Morganite and Larimar? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume
on Apr 24, 2012 -
Can any print-on-demand book companies offer a non-standard, horizontal/landscape orientation for a full-color book with artwork on every page? Is there an ebook option for a book in this format? [more inside]
posted by Scram
on Mar 29, 2012 -
I've got a lot of stuff. People like to borrow my stuff. And they sometimes forget whose stuff it is and I never get it back!
I had an idea to custom print my name, email, and phone number on narrow tape (perhaps vinyl based, similar to electrician's tape). Then, I can affix this tape to things that I loan out so that they're easily tracked back to me.
I tried looking around at various shops online, but the options are overwhelming, and they seem to be geared toward packing tape and business applications. All I need is one or two narrow rolls, not an entire box of the stuff! Has anyone done anything like this that can share some of your expertise with me?
posted by rinogo
on Jan 31, 2012 -
I love websites that allow me to make my own custom items. What services are there where I can submit an illustration or plans and get my own custom something
that I can keep or gift to others? [more inside]
posted by Alison
on Nov 16, 2011 -
Take a large sedan, paint it some obnoxious color, and bolt on absurdly large wheels: what is this style of modified vehicle called, and why do people think it looks cool? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman
on Nov 3, 2011 -