The Maker Box


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What is Malý?

In 2019, the owners of Skräp Work & Matted Ink collaborated to create something they're excited to share with you! Introducing: MaLý: The Maker Box. A thoughtfully curated gift box filled with small batch goods from makers + artisans we have fallen in love with and we hope you will too! Our goal is to offer a gift box four times a year with the possibility of growth in the future. Each box will feature the goods and products of unique makers.

We want each gift box to introduce you to some wonderful small businesses and provide you with a unique gift for giving or yourself.

We have a limited quantity of our first box, so don't wait to order.


The Story Behind Our Name

When we first started talking about this project we wanted a name that fit the idea perfectly. After playing around with a few ideas the word Malý - a Czech word meaning "small" - was the perfect name. We are both of Czech descent and love supporting small business, so Malý began.

The Maker Box is a way to lift up small businesses, makers and artisans by featuring their work in a unique and collaborative way. Throughout both of our journeys as small business owners we've crossed paths with so many amazing talents. We hope to use this platform as a way to encourage you to support the makers and shop small.

We are excited to share the people behind the work we have fallen in love.



Meet the Makers

Regan Doely

Doe A Deer Design
Regan launched her freelance design business in 2016. Shortly after she began creating products to sell at local markets featuring hand-drawn elements. Fast forward to present day, Doe A Deer Design has over 12 towel designs and a growing list of products. Regan is as talented as she is driven - to know her is to love her! This adorable 28x29, made in the USA, hand drawn baking essentials towel was the perfect addition to our Mother's Day Gift Box! Learn more at

Melissa Klema

After being in the interior design business for 15 years, Melissa started her brick and mortar shop 6 1/2 years ago. She was looking for something a little more hands on. Melissa creates so much in her shop, each representing her unique style and vibe. Walk into her shop and you instantly fall in love with everything that surrounds you! We chose to feature one of Melissa's favorite candles in the Malý box - White Grapefruit + Fig. Top notes of tangy grapefruit, with hints of tangerine and subtle base notes of light musk, wood and fig - we think your nose will thank you for burning this hand-poured, small batch candle in your home. Learn more at

Linley Cavin

Matted Ink
Matted Ink was formed out of Linley's passion for design and typography. It is rooted in her faith, rural living and love for the outdoors. What began as a side-gig, she slowly built the business while working in the ad agency world for 7 years. Linley took the leap into full-time entrepreneurship in January 2017 and hasn't looked back a day since! The Mother's Day gift box features a newly-released Matted Ink letterpress Notes bullet journal. This 160 dotted-grid page notebook was letterpressed by hand in Mt. Vernon, IA. Who couldn't use another place to jot down your daily to-do's or track your goals? We love this sweet notebook and hope you will too!

Dawn Backes

NEI Architectural Salvage & Skräp Work
NEI Architectural Salvage & Skräp Work is a father-daughter duo working together. Dawn's dad, Dan, salvages and she creates. Dawn was fortunate to be surrounded by creativity growing up, but it wasn’t until she joined her dad 5 years ago that she really got to be free in her creativity. She loves playing with color and texture and creating Skräp Work! Our very first Maly gift box features an exclusive Skräp Work product! This two-piece set includes a metal "Love You More" cutout phrase that rests in a 13 inch reclaimed wood ledge. The perfect daily reminder for mom or a loved-one.