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I'm a Maker Because...with Sadie Mae John

Sadie Mae John, DIYer and Woodworker - Maker Miniviews series. These interviews are quick and to-the-point, check it out.

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Miniviews series - No. 49 with Sadie Mae John

You’ve landed on the forty-ninth installment of the Maker Miniviews (mini, two question interviews) series. Learn more about these maker interviews and view a list of all Miniviews.

Sadie Mae John is a DIYer and woodworker behind the brand, The Awesome Orange. Based out of Tempe, AZ, this one-woman shop is hand-crafting great things. From custom home furniture and decor on through to DIY project plans and tutorials for other makers, Sadie is an awesome maker building an awesome brand!

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I'm a Maker Because...

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What inspires you to keep making things?

"It has to be the satisfaction of the finished product.. whether it is a solution to a problem (functional) or it just looks good (form). Knowing I used my own two hands, and lots of fun tools, to turn a pile of wood into something is AWESOME. Plus, it is always makes me smile when I see my customer’s reaction to their new pieces!"

What one piece of advice would you give to other makers?

"Build Loud, Build Wild... that is my personal mantra! When I started I didn’t know what I was doing, I didn’t know the rules of how things were suppose to be put together... but I just built and made things the best way I knew how with the tools I had.

So my advice would be just start! Oh and don’t be afraid to make mistakes, they are just learning experiences ultimately. So fail fast, learn from it and move on!"

"Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, they are just learning experiences..." — Sadie Mae John

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