Being fifty-something, I can decide which events | people | causes I choose to support (and which I don’t).
This smallish, niche blog attracts a surprising number of approaches from businesses | PR companies | directories | randoms asking me to sponsor | support | or promote them in one way or another through my blog.
Most of them, I ignore (except the book publishers forwarding new book releases for review; that’s always fun – even though I’m behind and owe a couple of reviews – soon, I promise).
But Lauren’s lovingly-worded email about helping promote The Makery was impossible to ignore. It cut-through the pack with a local event that’s well-aligned to my own values of shopping local, shopping small, shopping hand-crafted and supporting local makers, designers, artists and crafters.
So, for your delectation, I introduce details of The Makery – Boom Pop Up Event.
This one-night-only pop up event will put you well ahead of the pack with your Christmas gift shopping and tease you with a unique taster of our region’s brilliant designers and makers. So much talent! Superb venue!
Venue: Boom Gallery, 11 Rutland Street Newtown
Date & Time: Thursday 12 December, 4pm-9pm
Prudence & Percival
Lauren’s goal when creating The Makery, at concept level, “was to create a network of local makers/designers/creators to empower them to put together events such as this. In turn creating opportunities within our own community to promote what we do and our businesses.”
“We want to promote buying local and buying quality not only to help within our individual businesses but also with the understanding that buying local and buying quality has a positive impact, albeit one tiny bit at a time, on our environment too.”
The event has been carefully curated to offer quality products from a vast array of categories from fashion, jewellery and homewares to tea and terrariums.
Follow The Makery on facebook: www.facebook.com/themakerygeelong for updates and more details. There you’ll find the Makery Menu, a complete low-down on what to expect at The Makery, including a gift wrapping station (raising funds for One Care Geelong).
And because we all love a visual, here’s some eye candy featuring some of the swoon-worthy stuff the region’s designers will serve up at The Makery.
I’m fully smitten already and can’t wait for 12 December. Bring it.
* * Update: Discover more about Lauren Ferry of Oktoberdee (and maker of The Makery) over here at the always-adorable Mama Geelong blog.