Holiday Gift Making MakeFest. This one’s co-ed!

iphone december 2012 1246Our first MakeFest holiday gift making night was a total success! And there’s still one more to go! Everyone had a great time eating, drinking and creating beautiful gifts. People who had never drilled before used a drill. Folks who never screen printed created beautiful tea towels. And people who had before only dreamed of owning land of their own, created their own mini-landscapes filled with sweet succulents!

We ate delicious Sugar Mama’s cupcakes and yummy RockStar Bagels while we sipped the lovely Pedernales Cellars Merlot and Austin BeerWorks Beer. Lucky participants won door prizes from Striped makefest projects 3Shirts and Slow Family Online and this special little planting vessel to fill up and take home.

Our next Holiday Gift Making MakeFest will be held on Sunday, December 16th from 3pm-7pm at Vuka Co-op. We’ll have beer from Live Oak Brewery and wine from Pedernales Cellars and lots of treats and sweets to eat.

This one’s co-ed so bring your friends, bring your partner or fly solo and belly on up to the table for some really fantastic gift making, drinking, eating, and hanging out! It’s holiday gift making like never before. Read more and register here! iphone december 2012 1257


Holiday Gift Making Workshops

Come craft. Come experience local and handmade. Come hang. Come eat delicious sweets and treats from local bakers and makers. Come drink yummy local beer and wine. Win fun door prizes from locally owned companies. Come get merry with your making. (without the kids in tow!) And take care of a few items on your gift-list in the process. For one easy price. Two nights to choose from…

Mama Maker Night 

  • @ Mockingbird Domestics where you can browse locally handmade art and furnishings
  • 2151 S. Lamar
  • Thursday, December 6th, 2012
  • 7pm-10:30pm
  • (sorry gents, this one’s for the ladies only!)

Holiday Make-Fest

  • @Vuka Co-op
  • 411 W. Monroe St.
  • Sunday, December 16th, 2012
  • 3pm-7pm

From the good folks who brought you Austin Mini Maker Faire, Austin Tinkering School, Andrea’s Art Class, Future Craft Collective and Slow Family Living, come explore your creative side and get started with your holiday reveling in these gift-making workshops and full-on celebrations of craftiness. By the way, this one’s for the grown-ups only!

We’ll guide you in projects that encourage you to enjoy the process and keep it local – about as local as you can get! We’ll have tea towel screen printing, photo album or sketch book binding, mini succulent gardens  and more for you to choose from – make them all or make a few of your favorite. Have fun with your holiday prep and leave armed with a few beautiful and thoughtful handmade gifts. What better way to say happy holidays than to say, “Yes, it’s handmade.”

  • $42.00 per person
  • register early as space is limited for the Mama Maker Night or the Holiday Make Fest
  • all inclusive
  • leave with several unique handmade gifts and the satisfaction that comes with handmade