Saturday, November 06, 2010

Our next event!

Typically a family friendly venue, The Makery will be turning down the lights and turning up the heat for one night of mature content art and craft.

Expect anything from cursing cross-stitch to graphic photography.

Pieces from the "[M]akery: Mature Audience Art & Craft Show" may contain nudity, suggestive dialogue, graphic violence, blood and gore, strong sexual content and crude indecent language. This show is recommended for audiences 17+.

The Makery is located at 1734 Bonnycastle Avenue (corner of Norris Place and Bonnycastle Avenue).

Mature content pieces will only be available for purchase the evening of November 12th.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

we're getting old!

The Makery opened its doors on October 12, 2007.
How excited are we to be celebrating 3 awesome years of bringing Louisville some of the best the handmade community has to offer??

The shop moved July of this year to share a new home with Kopilot Press. In the honor of our new partnership and the general awesomeness of working together, we will be presenting a collaborative show by local artists Matt Dobson and Tyler Deeb entitled "BY A VOWEL."

All prints are hand printed, limited edition, signed by the artists, and very affordably priced.

Come out Friday, October 15th from 6-10pm to celebrate with us and while you're here...BUY A VOWEL!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What's new this week??

new framed prints from kathleen lolley

new soaps from vintage body spa

Sunday, August 22, 2010

If you REALLY want something noone else at school will have this year, The Makery is the perfect spot to pick up a new shirt, scarf, dress, necklace, or bag. Everything at The Makery is handmade, so its either one of a kind, or there are only a few floating around in the whole wide world.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Project Day

Sometimes I work on some sewing while at the shop. Today was one of those days.
I bought this dress about a year ago from a thrift store here in Louisville. It was super ill fitting. The previous owner must have had quite a rack!
On me, this dress was slim fitting through the hip, and very baggy on the top half. The sleeves were awkard and dated, but I just l o v e d the floral pattern. So... I bought it for maybe $5 and it has just been sitting in my closet.
I have a few events coming up soon and I am on a $0 budget, so shopping for a new dress is out of the question. Luckily, with a little sewing machine magic I was able to take in the side seams, add darts in the bust, and shorten the sleeves of this vintage beauty and voila!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

want to stay in the loop?

In our new location, we are starting fresh and we want you to start fresh with us!
We have a lot of new things planned for the new space and we want to keep you in the know.
Sign up for our Email Newsletter and we'll send you info on upcoming events, new products and sales!

Friday, July 23, 2010

and more to come!

The Makery had a nice gathering on Wednesday for our first BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) Night.
Folks were finishing old projects and starting new ones.
I can't wait to do it again!

Be on the lookout for more BYOP Nights and other fun new gatherings in the works here at the shop!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

BYO... P?

The shop is back up and running (though we aren't COMPLETELY set up, we are functioning and we love our new home)!

The new space is located at the corner of Norris and Bonnycastle, just blocks from our old location.
The easiest way to get here if you are driving (because Bonnycastle is only One-Way for a couple blocks) is to take Eastern Pkwy and turn onto Norris (opposite the park). We are only two blocks in, at the corner of Bonnycastle (1734 Bonnycastle).

We are so excited to bring you one of the first new perks of our new home... BYOP Night!

Have something you've been working on? Have something you want to start making? Just want to hang out? Come to BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) Night at The Makery!

Join us for our first BYOP Night next Wednesday, July 21st from 5pm-8pm.

All skills and skill levels welcome. Just bring your own supplies and ideas and we'll shoot the breeze while sharing skills and motivation.

We hope to make this a regular event, so if you can't come this round, there's always next time!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

what's goin on?!

A lot of changes are coming our way here at The Makery.
So excited to announce that the shop will be moving next week!

The move is a huge step toward making The Makery a more community based space still brining to Louisville some of the best the handmade community has to offer.

Our new spot will be just blocks from our current location, but in a space more conducive to what we have planned for the future of the shop.

The new location will house The Makery and the offices for Kopilot Press. We are super stoked to be sharing a space together.

You can still visit us at our Bardstown Rd. location through Saturday!

New Address:
The Makery
1734 Bonnycastle Avenue (corner of Bonnycastle and Norris)
Louisville, KY 40205

New Hours:
Wednesday-Saturday 12pm - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

We will see you at our new spot in July

Friday, May 28, 2010


That's right!

The Makery will be giving away Dearest Inez Mew Kittens this Friday and Saturday (while kitties last) to folks purchasing goods for babies and tots.

Friday, April 30, 2010

happy oaks!

get one of these handmade race horses to show your support for your favorite in today's oaks and tomorrow derby races... or use them to decorate your home! <3
(photo compliments of susan gay)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

on your mark... get set... DERBY

still need to get into the derby spirit??
we have tons of great handmade, derby inspired and derby-city-made gifts and lovelies.

race horses handmade at the makery

pony necklace by crave jewelry design

off to the track necklace by schmutzerland

louisville roots tshirt by liberty press

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Friday, April 23rd

Please join us this Friday for new works by Suzanne Edds, local ceramics artist and co-owner of Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor.
We will be hosting the opening reception from 7-10pm.
Hope to see you there.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Giant Peach Derby Trunk Show Recap

Giant Peach IS lovely!
Last Friday we showcased works handmade with the Derby spirit in mind by Louisville based artist Tenille Novinger of Giant Peach.
What better way to dress up your Derby and Oaks dresses this year than with fancy hair pieces and other accessories made right here in the Derby City.
We still have a great selection here in the shop, so its not too late to check out the loveliness that is Giant Peach.

Friday, March 19, 2010

derby is just around the corner

For Him:

Ties by Jes Switaj
coming soon! (should be here next week)

For Her:

Giant Peach Derby Trunk Show
April 9th 6-10pm

Friday, February 26, 2010


What better way to dress up your Derby and Oaks dresses this year than with fancy hair pieces and other accessories made right here in the Derby City!

Join us for our next trunk show, Friday, April 9th from 6-10pm for an evening showcasing works by Tenille Novinger of Giant Peach handmade with the Derby spirit in mind.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

working it out

We are slowly making ground with our online shop. We have a small selection of goodies up for now and hope to expand this more in the new year.

If its too cold outside for you to venture to Bardstown Rd., or if you don't live close by, you can still get great handmade gifts from The Makery! If there's something your heart desires that we haven't listed, just drop us a line and we'll be glad to work something out for you.
So check it out.. and keep checking back!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

closed this evening

The Makery will be closed the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 2nd. Apologies for the short notice, but we wish to pay respects to a family very close to our hearts. We will return to regular store hours tomorrow. ♥ Thanks for being awesome

Sunday, January 24, 2010

you were made for me

valentines day is just around the corner.
what better way to say "be mine" to your special someone than with special somethings handmade with love.
here are just a few suggestions for the loves of your life.

valentine cards by a punkin card company

"an ode to you and me" print by the small object

tooth kids tshirt by pinecone+chickadee

aromatherapy eye pillows by vintage body spa

just a little love necklace by crave jewelry design