who makes littlemissmaker?

Littlemissmaker is Emma Simpson.

I trained in graphic design at Camberwell School of Arts (part of University of the Arts London) Now I’m a senior design professional with over thirteen years experience working for titles such as Good Housekeeping, Living etc, Company, InStyle, Saturday Telegraph Magazine and most recently of course in charge of design for The Comic for The Guardian.

Whilst studying for my degree, the course director of the time told me never to make anything ever again! Yes!
To be fair, I think it’s because in making, I’m drawn towards cute and sweet and not really the edgy cutting edge design required of the course. I’m still a far better designer than maker but I do love making stuff and I don’t care about pushing boundaries or doing anything new. I just want to create things that please me to have around. I’ve made things for myself, family and friends in my spare time for years and it wasn’t until doing The Comic full of things to make and do for kids that it occurred to me to share the stuff I make. Suddenly I found myself doing step by step tutorials showing kids how to make things and the cross over between my design work and making stuff began…


3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alex  |  August 26, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    I hope this email finds you well…

    I am writing on behalf of my girlfriend who is putting together the second ever Craftaholics fair, first rate empororium for things handmade, eco, ethical…. at the Old Queens Head, Angel this Bank Holiday (Sunshine) Saturday.

    *fingers crossed for the sun bit!*

    For more info on sellers check out thee blog —-



    Now if you could find it in your heart to drop a lil’ blog post about the event that would be ace, if not nay bother. Failing that pop down on Saturday, should be fun day. I shall be playing the music…….

    All the best.

    Alex@ Craftaholics

  • 2. Stuart Ramsay  |  June 11, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Hello Emma,

    I am a Producer at ITV. We are currently making a new series of our property show “May The Best House Win.”

    We are seeking people who are passionate about their home and passionate about home-making. We want people who have put time and effort into creating their domestic paradise – and might enjoy having a nosey round other people’s houses.

    I came across your blog and wondered if this show might be of interest to you?

    It’s a really fun show and a chance to see some amazing houses. And you can win a prize of £1000.

    Let me know what you think.

    many thanks!

    Stuart Ramsay
    Series Producer
    May the Best House Win

  • 3. Rosi  |  November 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Stumbled upon your blog – I meet people regularly who would like to learn to make things but don’t have the time to enrol onto a college course. I’ve been delivering 1 – 2 day courses and if you’re ever interested in signing up for one of my creative workshops, then drop me a line. We cover large & small projects from curtains to cushions and decorative accessories….


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