Weekend list: 18 + 19 October

October 17, 2014
  • Tonight Tom is at his Mum’s house so I’m having a craft party by myself (fist pump)
  • Administration for Emma Makes
  • Filling orders for Emma Makes
  • Making pencil packs
  • Dealing to the clean and dirty washing that is mounding up everywhere
  • On Sunday I’m going to a glorious Twig & Arrow flower arranging class, which is a birthday present from Tom
  • Eat lunch at a nice Wellington café
  • Hunting for peonies

Image from Twig & Arrow website

Here’s what I did this time in 2013 and 2012 and 2011 even.

Weekend list: 11 + 12 October

October 10, 2014

I’m REALLY looking forward to a quiet weekend at home – big surprise! Here’s what I’m doing:

  • Picnic on the beach with Tom tonight YAY
  • Filling orders for stockists
  • Sewing kiwi and kitten toys
  • Swimming at the pool while Tom shops
  • Finishing my new Laurence Fearnley book
  • Maybe making a dress
  • Lighting up the new fire pit.

Weekend list: 4 + 5 October

October 3, 2014
  • Dinner in town with Mum and Tom
  • Emma Makes orders
  • Weed and feed the apple trees (not super excited with this cold weather)
  • Cut out some kiwi toy bodies
  • Put Mum to work as a craft slave
  • See a movie
  • Visit the usual Greytown shops
  • Relaxy times.

Good afternoon new notebooks

October 1, 2014

Over the wet weekend I made some new notebooks and *finally* remembered to take photos of new pencils for my website too. Sometimes I wish these things would magically photograph and list themselves… I’ve linked each photo to my online store so you can read all about it.

I was inspired to make new notebooks because I go through them at speed at work – and wanted something new to use. They’re each $13.


Popular Plans & Schemes pencils in a new design


You’re at work getting things done, chugging through your list, solving problems like Trixie Belden, girl detective.


“If there was a problem, Yo, I’ll solve it Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it”


I read heaps of Encyclopedia Brown as a kid and found it infuriating that I could never solve the mysteries. I desperately wanted to be as smart and clever as Encyclopedia… You’ve got it easy – you can just buy the journal.


You know those meetings you go to occasionally that make you resent the five years you spent at university? Yeah you do.

A brief hiatus

September 10, 2014

Hello all,

Just a quick note to say my new job is BIG and Emma Makes is busy so I need some time to sort those out. While I do I’m going to take a short blog break – until the end of September.


Looking at things in Christchurch

September 8, 2014

Last Monday I got up at 4.45am (Mum threw a pillow at me because I was sleeping through my alarm) and flew from Christchurch into a finance course. Then the week was a whirlwind of work and birthday and baking and work and drowning in email and some more work.

And here we are, Monday again. Here are my photos from Christchurch – I love going to other places and looking properly. It’s something you rarely do in your own home town.


Lyttelton pennants at Henry Trading. I wish we had these in Featherston.


The Shroom Room cafe, we had a great vege breakfast despite all hankering for bacon.


Painted signage on a brick wall.


Beatrix Potter at The Eco Store (dump shop)


Art at the end of New Regent Street


The Catherdral


Art in The Square


Buckets of daffodils – cheap and plentiful


Retro shopping


The Tannery – a beautiful place where you could spend a lot of money


Particularly good camellia

Weekend list: 6 + 7 September

September 5, 2014

I drove to work today – this week I feel like I’ve done no real work but have just been in meetings or answering emails the whole time. On Monday I’m starting my new old job so my first weekend task is working late and sorting shit out.


  • Reading my book
  • Sewing for orders
  • Packing and posting
  • Napping
  • Buying a bike with Tom


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 899 other followers