$100 Emma Makes store credit up for grabs

November 16, 2014

In the lead up to Christmas everyone needs a hand, which is why I have $100 store credit up for grabs in my online store.

t’s easy,

  1. Snap a photo of you and your Emma Makes product(s)
  2. Upload your photo to the Emma Makes Facebook page or to Instagram*, and
  3. Tag a friend who needs Emma Makes in their life.

You could each win $50 store credit and you can enter as many times as you like.


Competition closes 5 December. Competition is open worldwide.

*On Instagram use the hashtag #emmamakesselfie to be found.

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.

An invitation to lunch in Christchurch

August 11, 2014

At the end of this month I’m taking a short vacation in Christchurch. I’ve planned it around the Readers & Writers Festival and Mum is coming up too so it’ll be a good chance for family time mixed with inspiring ideas and outings.

The first day I arrive I thought it might be nice to invite you to lunch. I know I have lots of blog readers and Emma Makes fans in Christchurch and thought that meeting you was a good idea. You’re paying for your own lunch I’m afraid but if you RSVP I’ll bring you a goody bag.

If nobody turns up (I know my invite is on a week day) then I’m happy to eat alone. If not, see you there.

Lunch on Wednesday 27 August
Addington Coffee Co-op, 297 Lincoln Road, Christchurch

RSVP here.

Addington Coffee Co-op

Visit my Emma Makes studio + shop

August 10, 2014

I’ve got two people visiting my studio shop today, which reminds me to tell you that you can visit too.

I’m here most weekends so you just need to make an appointment first (just to make sure I’m home).

Details about visiting and contact details are on my website. Here’s a little preview…









Made.it – a must-stop shop in Wellington

July 30, 2014

Made.it in Wellington is a great shop stocking New Zealand handmade products – and on Friday they’re getting bigger. They’re building out into the shop next door and are having a grand opening party this Friday.

You’ve probably seen them on Victoria Street looking something like this:


They’ve stocked Emma Makes for about the last 2.5 years and are super popular. Seeing them grow is really exciting.

This Friday will be regular trading hours with a twist – if you take in the voucher below they’ll give $10 off when you spend $50. A good time for a winter treat or a chance to fill your present drawer.