About Us

Made by Me started with a passion to share the joy that comes with creating something beautiful,

"Made by Me!"

As kids, we discover the world through touch, feel and play. We get so much happiness from creating something with our own hands.

 

As we grow up, it's easy to lose touch with our creative side. 

Made by Me kits are designed to reconnect you back with this feeling. To help you rediscover the glorious freedom that comes with playing with colours, textures, and materials and the sense of pride sharing your work, "Look what I made!".

We provide all the materials, guidance and inspiration required so you can create without fear or hassle of having to source all the materials.

Choose a project you love, await your carefully curated parcel, and get ready to unleash your Inner Artist.

Meet the team

Glenda Allinson

"You can amaze yourself at what you can do with just a little push in the right direction." 

Q: Where do you get your creative ideas from?

A: Nature, my love of pattern represented in Pacific Art, experimentation and accidental art. I have always loved colour and playing with textiles and paint.

 

Q: What's your go-to soundtrack when you're doing art? 

A: Chilled roots music as well as old favourites from the 70s. Podcasts are also inspirational and a great way to learn something new.

 

Q: What's your favourite Made by Me project? 

A: The Painted Paper collage always excites me as it is never perfect and the colours and textures you can make are accidental and fun. I also love the mindfulness of colouring in the tote bag designs. It is really relaxing.

Q: What's your favourite quote? 

A: ​She believed she could and so she did.

Q: What's the one thing you want people to feel when doing a Made by Me kit?

A: Joy. The feeling you get when you amaze yourself at what you can do with just a little push in the right direction. 

Q: Why did you decide to create Made by Me?

I have felt the frustration of starting and not completing an artwork. 

 

I wanted to make this easy for people by providing a kit that has everything they need. The kits are designed for those who want to be creative but can't get to a class. They are for all skill levels and can be made on a small table.

 

It is very therapeutic to make something with your hands and can really help us relax and be present in the moment.

Q: What do you love most about getting creative?
A: I LOVE the play and the relaxation that comes with getting into a creative project. I could be stressed out and tense before I start, but as soon as the paintbrush hits the paper, I'm relaxed and in the zone.

Q: What's your go-to playlist when doing a creative project?
A: Anything upbeat and happy! Taylor Swift (don't judge) and Beiber always get me into the groove (despite my husband's best efforts to turn it off!).

Q: What's your favourite quote?

A: At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkly. 

Q: What's your favourite Made by Me kit?
A: Paint Your Own Tote Bag - Boho. I absolutely love the whole process. From selecting the perfect design composition to drawing it onto the bag and painting in the designs...I find it very therapeutic.

Kate Allinson

"As soon as the paintbrush hits the paper, I'm relaxed and in the zone."

Information

Say 'hello'

hello@madebymekits.com

NZ: +64 27 5258226

AU: +61 481 240 489

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