Tuesday, December 29, 2009

back to it

The holidays are over ya'll.
The Makery is back to regular store hours.
Visit us Tuesday-Saturday 12-7 and Sunday 12-6.

Exciting things to come in 2010???

New artists

More events

More DIY

A bit of rearranging and so much more!!!
We hope to see more of you in 2010.
Thank you so much for all of your support for the last couple of years. Your love keeps us going and keeps craft alive.
The Makery loves you! xo

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Wishes

Why not make your Christmas wishes known with these great handmade gifts?!


peace sign shirt handprinted by rainbow swirl - $25


i heart kentucky necklaces handmade by tru-che - $30


tip of the iceberg by zoo mouse key press - $10

Monday, December 07, 2009

RECAP: LindsayLou Trunk Show

We had a great time at our first trunk show, featuring works by Lindsay Hack (LindsayLou)!
Lindsay created a beautiful display of metal wonders throughout our shop for the evening, and she left us tons of great goodies for the holiday shopping season. If you didn't get to stop by that night, you can still snag up some great pieces at The Makery throughout the month of December.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

need gift ideas?

the makery has great gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season!
when you shop at the makery, you are supporting independent artists. get shopping and feel good about it!

here's a few gift ideas to get you started:

gifts for him

cassette tape wallet by small screen designs - $15

organic angry plant tshirt by pinecone+chickadee - $28

t-bone keychain by only embry - $5

gifts for her

recycled knit hats and scarves by mi scusi - $30-80

medal earrings by cursive design - $30

georgette skirt by little ocean - $45

gifts for kids

stamp sets from the small object - $18

plush by zooguu - $25-40

organic santa's helper onesie by little korboose - $20

gifts for the person that has everything

handstitched recycled journals by the binding bee - $5-50

framed prints by kathleen lolley - $40

magnet sets by little korboose - $10

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Friday, Nov 20th

Join us for our first trunk show!

Silver, copper and brass jewelry by Lindsay Hack.

Linsday's line, LindsayLou, is a Makery staple. For the evening of November 20th, we will have great NEW DESIGNS and FREE GIFTS with every LindsayLou purchase!

Lindsay Hack, a Louisville native, began making jewelry after a long love affair with all things sparkly and shiny. She started her career with beaded jewelry, but became frustrated with the available supplies at local craft stores. After graduating college with a degree in journalism, she enrolled in a local silversmithing class and began making metal jewelry and findings of her own. Several years later, she's still hammering away, bringing lovely new designs to the Derby City!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Friday, Nov 13th


If you've stepped foot into The Makery, you may have been greeted one
of our furry friends, Kitty or Stella. In honor of these two
friendly fur-balls, The Makery is hosting an all cat art show by
Ashley Urjil.

Urjil paints cats eating ice cream, surfing the web, and performing
cabaret style. Her quirky, bright, and often humorous works will be
on display at The Makery through December 1st.

Originally from Hickory, North Carolina, Ashley relocated to
Louisville, Kentucky after graduating from UNC-Ashville with a degree
in Sociology.

When she's not painting critters, she works as an Activity Director at
a senior living community, models for the WHY Louisville web-store,
and attends the University of Louisville pursuing a Master's Degree in
Social Work.

The Makery is located at 1572 Bardstown Road, between Bonnycastle and
Alta Ave (right across the street from our friends at Dot Fox).


Tuesday, November 03, 2009

where it all started

with the help of my friend joseph, my dreams became a reality.. and it all started in our garage.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


we dont usually let dogs in the shop (sorry! its not us, its the cats) but eryn gave us enough heads up that stella and kitty could be ushered to the back so we could visit with our new friend.

Friday, October 23, 2009

what's on SALE?!

the makery is having a sale.

select shirts from stellarocco (reg. $26-28) are now only $20

holiday cards (singles AND packs) from a punkin card company are 50% off

and some other items in the shop are 10-50% off as well

stop by, see what's new, see what's on sale, see the kitties, say hello!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

halloween is coming

if you don't have a costume, you can pick one up at the counter!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

anniversary show recap

thanks to everyone that came out to celebrate the makery's first two years in the derby city!
we had a lovely turn out and an amazing button cake by our friend star of stellar sweets.
the art work that went up yesterday will be up through mid november, so you can stop by during shop hours and check it out if you missed out last night.

dearest inez has moved

virtually, that is...

if you want to keep up with what i am doing with dearest inez, you can follow the dearest inez blog HERE!
hope to see you there

Thursday, October 15, 2009

only handmade

buy a sign?? no way! we had to make our own, of course.
nick and i made this a few months back, but haven't had the time or tools to put it up.
it's up just in time for our two year anniversary party tomorrow night!

special thanks to nick embry and jesse hargess for all their help.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

get an early start!

50% OFF Holiday Cards (Single Cards & Card Sets) from A Punkin Card Company!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


The Makery will be closing up a little early tomorrow to participate in LVAA's Buy.Local.First.Fair!
We are super excited to participate in this event alongside some really great local favorites.
Music, Food, FREE BEER!
Hope to see you there.

This event is part of LVAA's Buy.Local.Art exhibition featuring fine art from LOOK galleries. The exhibition will run through October 11, 2009.

Local music by Thomas A. Minor and the Picket Line and SuperTruck. Local vendors include Community Farm Alliance, Dolce, Ear X-Tacy, Kentucky Bison Company, Lang Glass, Karate Body Records, Mama’s Hip, the Makery, Rainbow Blossom, Roobie Red Teas, Skull Alley, Sok Leather Works, Squallis Puppeteers, and more than a dozen Grasshopper Distribution producer farms.


coming up!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Sprawl" Opening

If you didn't get to come by on Friday evening the show will still be up through October 9th.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

where have i been?!

over the weekend i attended the renegade craft fair in chicago. i was there peddling my wares (dearest inez) while tiffany manned the shop.
ive been a little absent on the blog because my life consisted of nothing but cutting, sewing, starching, and packaging all my little leaf wonders for the fair.
i did a lot of counter sewing over the past few weeks..

i was honored that dearest inez was featured in time out chicago before the fair AND on the readymade blog! woot!!
here's a little peek at one of my tables in the booth.

it was a great weekend with amazing weather and i met tons of great folks including many of the artists we carry here at the shop. hopefully ill be able to get back on track now that i can take a short break from sewing before the holiday season!!