Business: The Makery
Meet Jolie! The owner of “The Makery”. The Makery is a DIY studio. A place to be creative, host a party or even a kids birthday party! Jolie is creative, smart, and her studio is SO cute! Fun fact about Jolie is she and I both have golden birthdays this year. Learn more about Jolie in the interview below!
How did you come up with this idea?
I Moved to Washington from California. I had a baby and started refinishing furniture for fun. I ended up teaching a class, and it went really well. So I switched from furniture to sign making.
How do describe yourÂ business?
DIY art studio
What is the most challenging part of yourÂ business?
Finding a balance between home life and work life. Also being as present as possible in both home life and work life.Â
What is the best part of yourÂ business?
I really like bringing people together, and being apart of peoples special moments.Â
What is your favorite thing to make here?
Â 95% of our projects are sings. We also have some really fun stencils to use too.Â
Enough about the business, lets learn more about Jolie!
Describe your self in 4 wordsÂ
Outgoing,Â Creative, Passionate, and efficient
Are you married? Do you have kids?
Yes I am married and I have two kids
Are you an Introvert or extrovert?
Mix of bothÂ
What does your favorite outfit look like?Â
Jeans, t-shirt, a cardigan and jewelry
Do you have a favorite vacation spot?
We are going to Scotland and Ireland for my golden birthday in May. We are going to see the greatest show man live.Â
Do you have any pets?
A Miniture HuskyÂ
Do you have any Hobbies?
When I have time, I love to watch T.V. Some of my favorite shows are: The Big Band Theory, Game of Thrones, and Friends From College.Â
What is your sense of humor?
I love Sarcasm, and making things light hearted
What kind of music do you like?
Do you give back?
Schools host events here, and part of the profit goes back to the school. We donate to a lot of auctions. We recently donated art supplies to a local elementary school. We also donate all of our scrap wood to girl and Boy Scouts.Â
Tell me a story
We took a girls trip ( studio girls) to Portland. We went to the DIY bar. Its basically the same thing as my business. We had this planned for a month. My job was to book the hotel. So I made the hotel reservations. Half way into the drive, I could not remember where I booked the hotel. I checked my email, my bank statement – I could not find it any where. So I had to re book the hotel rooms. We stayed at the Radisson, and it was all good. But I still to this day cannot remember where I booked the initial hotel.Â
Overall Jolie, is awesome. I cannot tell you how much I loved her studio. Its a space that will make you feel happy and creative. Check out her website – plan a party, or paint alone, all ages are welcome!
Until Next Time,Â
Â ❤ MaggieÂ