About emilymakes!

My name is Emily, I'm from Long Island, NY, and I like to make stuff.


I come from a long line of Makers and I'm proud to keep my family's handmade tradition alive. I run this business called EmilyMakes! where I sell handmade purses and accessories. I also run a home-baking business with my mother, called Hester & Pearl.

I've been making and selling my own jewelry since I was twelve years old, and I have been an Etsy seller since January 2011. I discovered a new passion in sewing when I learned the craft in 2013. I received a priceless education while going to school at Hunter College in New York City, and I now work in the entertainment industry as a digital video producer.

I have a boyfriend. His name is Rob and he's the Michael to my Holly. My other passion is video editing. Proximity to the ocean is necessary to my well being. I consider myself a professional beach-goer. I'm a Lord of the Rings junkie. I'm a hockey enthusiast (Go Habs Go!). I actually enjoy exercising.  I get a strange thrill out of public speaking. I'm an avid tea drinker.

Wanna talk directly?

I'm always on Twitter as @emilyxfrances, or you can email me.