This Saturday I’m off to sell at Craft 2.0 at The Dowse art gallery in Lower Hutt. Luckily it coincides with my week of unemployment because I’m on a schedule of make make make.
Before each craft fair, the organisers profile the makers on their blog. Here’s my profile:
Who are you, and what do you make?
I am Emma Makes and I sew bags, purses, scarves, ukulele covers, totes and iPad covers from vintage textiles. I also sell pencils with phrases on them, button heart brooches and notebooks that carry drawings of roman sandals. I live in Featherston, Wairarapa.
What is your first Crafting memory?
Begging my Mum – who was in the middle of cooking dinner – to re-thread the sewing machine for the 14th time. It took me ages to teach myself that essential skill and I always needed a re-thread at inopportune times.
When or how did you get started with selling your crafty creations?
I used to love going to Craft 2.0 as a buyer. I always made things at home for myself and friends and decided that if I really knuckled under on the weekends I could probably make enough for a stall. Turns out I can!