Five new winter bags

July 20, 2014

Today it rained. And then it rained some more. Lucky for me I have a long-suffering friend in Ellen who thankfully was still keen to help me take photos of my new winter bags.

Here’s five of them… with another three to come later. These are all super limited editions of two and linked to my online store (see the whole lot here). If you’re a fan of my big bags then these are slightly shorter in body and handles than the other ones I’ve made so they sit higher. They’re also longer so have greater capacity.

Shop Emma Makes online.






Weekend list: 18 and 19 July

July 18, 2014
  • Clean blue blazers out of the shower
  • Take photos of my new winter bags with Ellen
  • Start to tidy my studio for a photoshoot
  • Deal to the recycling
  • Clean out the car which is filled with craft stuff
  • Deal to all the paper Recycling in my studio
  • Make a box of surplus art supplies and materials in studio
  • Get out my flouro vest for biking
  • Look at the Frankie Spaces book I’ve been lent
  • Clean out the fire


Pretty pretty revolution

July 15, 2014

I watched this over breakfast this morning – it’s mesmerising and I particularly love how the irises struggle then burst open.

A woman being tattooed early 1900s…

A woman being tattooed early 1900s

A woman’s place is in the revolution…

Three NEW Emma Makes pencils

July 13, 2014

We all like new things so here’s a reason to celebrate – three new Emma Makes pencils.

  • I’m a Fabricaholic
  • I’d rather be op-shopping
  • I read dead people

Find them all in my online shop now.

Use the discount code BLOG and you’ll get free shipping in New Zealand until the end of Monday 14 July.




Weekend list: 12 + 13 July

July 11, 2014
  • Get my haircut (hooray!)
  • Buy flowers at Moore Wilsons
  • Hit up Spotlight for some supplies
  • Head to my optometrists and scope out some new glasses frames – my lenses are super scratched
  • Fix my back bike tyre (I have a slow leaking puncture)
  • Sewing
  • General chores


Other people’s blogs

July 10, 2014

I recently went out on a Friday night – that’s pretty unusual for me. I went to the opening of Wunderrama at The Dowse and have finally got around to writing up the experience for The Wellingtonista blog.

Read my blog post here – and go along to the show.


My Instagram shot of The Randell Collection.

I recently revisited Courtney’s great blog post Dear Competent… I suggest you do too because it’s a great read and particularly relevant if you’re in performance management season like we are at work.

And finally, just to prove not everything on the Internet is good – here’s a recipe for a donut cake. The comments are the best. Hattip to Helen for this link.

Weekend list: 5 + 6 July

July 4, 2014
  • Clean out the middle drawer of my dresser – I never look in there
  • Make a box for the op-shop
  • Sew a new skirt for myself with some fabric I bought in Japan
  • Fix Tom’s work pants
  • Do some more on those big bags I’m making
  • Maybe have a spa in Martinborough with Ellen
  • Make a pot of soup


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